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  • Two die in California due to extreme heat

    June 21, 2017 11:11 PM

    PHOENIX - Authorities in California say two elderly people died because of an extreme heat wave scorching the Southwest U.S. Santa Clara County officials say a 72-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman died Monday in San Jose, where temperatures reached 94 degrees. Officials said in a... more »
  • Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

    May 27, 2017 2:20 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jim Bunning, a former Hall of Fame pitcher who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85. Bunning's death was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Deuser said he was notified about the death... more »
  • Writer Deborah Cotton, shot at a New Orleans parade, dies

    May 2, 2017 9:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Writer and cultural advocate Deborah "Big Red" Cotton, who was among nearly 20 people wounded during a 2013 Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, has died. Linda Usdin, a friend of Cotton's, confirmed Cotton died Tuesday at University Medical Center of complications from the shooting. She was... more »
  • Musician John Warren Geils Jr. dies in Massachusetts at 71

    April 11, 2017 11:05 PM

    GROTON, Mass. - Musician John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band, has died in his Massachusetts home. He was 71. Groton police confirmed Geils' death Tuesday night. They say it does not appear to be suspicious. The J. Geils Band was founded in 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts,... more »
  • 2 die in northeast Mississippi plane crash

    March 28, 2017 9:28 PM

    ABERDEEN, Miss. - An experienced pilot and a passenger have died after a plane crash in northeast Mississippi. Monroe Emergency Management Director Bunky Goza tells WTVA-TV that the single-engine Mooney M20 left Monroe County Airport around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, bound for Madison. The plane never arrived, and emergency workers found... more »
  • 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 »

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