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  • Parade-watcher dies after fall from pickup; impaled on rebar

    February 28, 2017 9:45 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - A man watching a Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, died after falling from the back of a pickup truck onto a piece of exposed rebar. Biloxi officials told Gulf Coast media that Tuesday's accident happened at an Interstate 110 underpass. Fire Chief Joe Boney said the... more »
  • Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82

    January 16, 2017 4:52 PM

    Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has died at age 82. NASA announced that Cernan died Monday surrounded by his family. NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs confirmed the death but had no immediately details. Cernan and Apollo 17 crewmate Harrison Schmitt spent three days on... more »
  • Red Solo Cup inventor Robert Hulseman dies at age 84

    December 29, 2016 2:15 PM

    NORTHFIELD - Former Solo Cup Co. President Robert Hulseman, who invented the now party-essential Red Solo Cup, has died. He was 84. His son, Paul Hulseman, says his father died Dec. 21 at his home in Northfield, Illinois, of complications after a series of strokes. The elder Hulseman invented the... more »
  • Pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin dies at 88

    December 26, 2016 4:16 PM

    PRINCETON - A pioneering astronomer who helped find powerful evidence of dark matter has died. Vera Rubin was 88. Allan Rubin said Monday his mother died of natural causes Sunday. He says the Philadelphia native had been living in the Princeton, New Jersey, area. Rubin found that galaxies don't quite... more »
  • Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

    December 8, 2016 3:36 PM

    Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio. He was 95. Glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. Hank Wilson with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs says Glenn died Thursday afternoon at the James Cancer... more »
  • PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer

    November 14, 2016 3:31 PM

    NEW YORK - PBS says Gwen Ifill, the veteran journalist and co-anchor of the network's "NewsHour" with Judy Woodruff, died today of cancer. She was 61. A former newspaper reporter, Ifill switched to television and worked for NBC News and PBS. She moderated two vice presidential debates. She took a... more »
  • Hurricane Matthew's US death toll rises to 27

    October 11, 2016 9:38 AM

    LUMBERTON, N.C. - Officials in Robeson County, North Carolina, have found the body of a man who was in a car that was washed away in the flooding that followed Hurricane Matthew. Emergency Management Director Stephanie Chavis said the man's body was found late Monday afternoon after an extensive search.... more »
  • Zoo hopes to cage concerns following tiger cub's death Play Video

    April 15, 2016 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo announced Friday afternoon that one of two juvenile Malayan tigers, Hadiah, died this week. The tiger was born on July 29, 2014 died Wednesday evening. According to zoo authorities, the cause of death is unknown. “This death was much unexpected,” zoo veterinarian, Dr.... more »
  • Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died

    January 1, 2016 12:16 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Singer Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat "King" Cole who carried on his musical legacy, has died. Publicist Maureen O'Connor says Cole died Thursday night. She was 65. O'Connor had no details about how or where Cole died. Cole had battled drug problems and hepatitis... more »
  • ATV rolls over, kills man doing yard work

    November 16, 2015 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man doing yard work in Baton Rouge died after the all-terrain vehicle he was using rolled over on top of him. Cpl. Don Coppola with BRPD said 46-year-old Marcos Domingo was doing work in another person's yard on Dubois Drive around 10:30 a.m.... more »
  • Rare alligator "Spots" dies at Audubon Aquarium

    September 7, 2015 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Nature Institute announced that their albino alligator, "Spots," passed away Monday at the age of 28. The Audubon Aquarium said he had been under the care of their vet team and results are pending to determine his exact cause of death. The aquarium... more »
  • Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'

    July 28, 2015 11:34 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself." KRQE-TV reports 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was fatally shot during a party on June 26. In the... more »
  • Anger, grief swell in Turkey after 274 coal miners die

    May 14, 2014 9:52 AM

    SOMA, Turkey - High gas concentrations have brought rescue operations to a halt inside a coal mine in western Turkey following a deadly explosion and fire. So far, the bodies of 274 miners have been recovered. The fate of another 150 remains unclear. Teams are trying to vent carbon dioxide... more »
  • Eddie Robinson, Jr. dies

    November 7, 2013 11:55 AM

    DALLAS - The son of former Grambling State football coach Eddie Robinson has died at the age of 70. Family members say Eddie Robinson Jr. died Wednesday night at a Dallas hospital after complications from a heart transplant. Robinson, Jr. played for his father at Grambling, and later worked for... more »
  • Boxer Tommy Morrison dies at 44

    September 2, 2013 10:36 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Tommy Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie "Rocky V," has died. He was 44. Morrison's former manager, Tony Holden says his longtime friend died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital. The family would not disclose the cause of death.... more »
  • Reality star Gia Allemand dies in New Orleans

    August 14, 2013 3:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gia Allemand, a reality TV star and girlfriend of NBA Pelicans player Ryan Anderson, has died after being taken off life support at a hospital in New Orleans. According to a statement sent Wednesday by her publicist, the former model and cast member of ABC's "The Bachelor"... more »
  • BREC Zoo announces elephant Judy has died

    March 29, 2013 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The BREC Baton Rouge Zoo announced that its Asian elephant named Judy has died. Zoo director Phil Frost said Judy was a "geriatric" animal at age 46, and died after a long illness. Asian elephants can live up to age 60 in the wild, according to... more »
  • Voice of Louisiana Hayride, Frank Page dies Play Video

    January 11, 2013 3:40 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The man who introduced a then-unknown Elvis Presley to worldwide audiences through his work with the Louisiana Hayride - the state's version of the heralded Grand Ole Opry - has died. Veteran radio broadcaster Frank Page died late Wednesday after succumbing to a severe respiratory infection while hospitalized... more »

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