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  • 2-year-old is 4th victim to die in OSU parade crash

    October 24, 2015 2:37 PM

    STILLWATER, Okla. - Hospital officials say a 2-year-old has become the fourth person to die after a woman suspected of driving under the influence plowed into an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade crowd. The child's death was reported Saturday evening in a news release from OU Medical Center and The... more »
  • Man pulling down building dies when roof collapses

    October 4, 2015 6:47 PM

    FRANKLIN, La. - Franklin Fire Department officials say a man pulling down a building on his property was killed when the 10-by-20-foot roof fell onto him. Charles Boudreaux, 68, died Saturday morning. It took 20 minutes for a heavy rescue crew, two engine company crews and several support units to... more »
  • Quarterback dies after on-field injury

    September 26, 2015 12:03 PM

    WASHINGTON, N.J. - School officials say a New Jersey high school football player has died after suffering an injury on the field. Warren Hills Regional High School quarterback Evan Murray died after being injured in a game Friday night. A statement from interim Superintendent Gary Bowen on Saturday called the... more »
  • Race car driver dies while taking victory lap

    September 20, 2015 1:52 PM

    FAIR HAVEN, Vt. - Police say a stock car racer taking his ceremonial victory lap died after suffering an apparent medical problem following a race in Vermont. Devil's Bowl Speedway officials identified the driver as 63-year-old Leon Gonyo of Chazy, New York. They say he had raced stock cars for... more »
  • Man died after falling from upper deck at Braves game

    August 30, 2015 11:26 AM

    ATLANTA - Authorities in Georgia have released the identity of the fan who plunged to his death from an upper deck at Turner Field during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Gregory K. Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia died after falling during the seventh inning of... more »
  • Bystander dies after being shot by undercover NYPD officer

    August 29, 2015 1:05 PM

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - New York City police say a bystander has died after he was accidentally shot by a plainclothes officer who also shot an armed suspect three times after an undercover gun buy went bad. Police say 61-year-old Felix Kumi of Mount Vernon died early Saturday. Authorities say... more »
  • Marksville man dies in motorcycle accident

    August 8, 2015 11:14 AM

    MARKSVILLE, La. - A Marksville man died Friday when the motorcycle he was operating collided with a pickup truck. Louisiana State Police say in a news release that the motorcycle operated by 45-year-old Danny S. Clark of Marksville was riding of the left side of the centerline in the opposing... more »
  • Glenn Ford dies from lung cancer

    June 29, 2015 12:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Louisiana death row inmate Glenn Ford died early Monday morning from advanced lung cancer, according to a nonprofit rehabilitation organization. The group Resurrection After Exoneration confirmed Ford died around 2 a.m. Monday in New Orleans. He was 65 years old. Ford spent 30 years... more »
  • 'Rosie the Riveter' model dies

    April 22, 2015 7:46 PM

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- The woman who was the symbol of millions of American women who went to work on the home-front during World War II is dead. Mary Doyle Keefe was 92. She posed for Norman Rockwell and his painting "Rosie the Riveter" while she was a 19-year-old telephone operator... more »
  • Singer Percy Sledge dies in his Baton Rouge home Play Video

    April 14, 2015 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," has died. He was 74. "He wasn't just a part of our community but a soul legend," said Rob Payer, station production and music director at WBRH-FM, 90.3. "He was loved... more »
  • Victim in multi-vehicle wreck dies

    March 2, 2015 3:27 PM

    GONZALES - Police said one of five people hurt in a wreck in Gonzales last month has died. Gonzales PD said Joey McClendon died Saturday from the injuries he sustained in the Feb. 15 wreck. Police said on that day an SUV collided with a car carrying four... more »
  • Prominent BR attorney Nathan Fisher dies Play Video

    January 15, 2015 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Prominent Baton Rouge lawyer Nathan Fisher died overnight. He was 72 years old. Fisher was well known in the community for his role in representing LSU players when they got into trouble. Most notably, he represented Jordan Jefferson in 2011, after a bar fight outside Shady's Bar.... more »
  • Couple dies the same day after 69 years of marriage

    January 7, 2015 8:00 PM

    TUIFFIN, OHIO- A couple in Ohio that had been married 69 years died eight hours apart and their son says he wasn't surprised since they did everything together. Gene Warrington was 88 and his wife, Pat, was 86. They died on December 27 while both were in hospice... more »
  • 2nd diver dies in search of South Korean ferry

    May 30, 2014 3:03 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - A diver has died during the search for people still missing inside a sunken South Korean ferry. It's the second such death among divers mobilized since the ferry sank on April 16, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing. Government task force spokesman Ko Myung-seok... more »
  • Color your way to a healthier diet

    May 14, 2014 10:45 AM

    It's springtime, which means more fruits and vegetables on grocery store produce shelves. That makes it the perfect time to turn your diet around. Experts say to be healthier, you just need to eat in color. You can tell what health benefits fruits and veggies have based on their... more »
  • Clay Aiken primary opponent dies

    May 13, 2014 5:18 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken praised the North Carolina entrepreneur who died as he trailed him in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary for a Congressional seat, saying Keith Crisco never forgot his humble beginnings. A statement from his family says the 71-year-old Crisco died Monday after an... more »
  • 2 weeks after waking up in body bag, Miss. man dies

    March 13, 2014 2:06 PM

    LEXINGTON, Miss.- A coroner says a 78-year-old Mississippi man has died two weeks after he woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being mistakenly pronounced deceased. Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard says Walter Williams died at his home in Lexington around 1 a.m. Thursday. The cause... more »
  • Sunshine bridge worker dies from fall

    March 12, 2014 3:17 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A 36-year-old man working on the Sunshine Bridge repair project died Sunday after he fell approximately 100 feet from the bridge, the St. James Parish Sheriff's Office said. Marcos Rodregues, who address was not known, was pronounced dead at Prevost Hospital in Donaldsonville shortly after the 3:45 pm... more »
  • Fire Marshal: Man dies of smoke inhalation in mobile home fire

    March 3, 2014 2:50 PM

    JARREAU- An 85 year-old Jarreau man died of smoke inhalation in a mobile home fire in Pointe Coupee Parish. That's according to the State Fire Marshal's Office. Henry Jipson's body was pulled from the charred remains of the mobile home Saturday afternoon. The cause of the fire remains... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman dies in car crash

    January 7, 2014 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A single car crash in Baton Rouge has claimed the life of one woman. It happened on Monday around 3:38 p.m. in the 900 block of Tara Boulevard. Police say 57 year-old Patti Reed was headed north on Tara, when she went across the median... more »
  • Civil rights leader T.J. Jemison dies at 95 Play Video

    November 16, 2013 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Theodore Judson "T.J." Jemison, a civil right leader, died on Friday at an area hospital. Hall Davis, of Hall Davis & Son funeral home, said the family is in mourning and has not made firm funeral arrangements. Jemison was a pastor at Mt. Zion First... more »
  • Arizona high school player dies of head injury

    November 12, 2013 8:55 AM

    PHOENIX- A Hopi High School football player has died from a head injury sustained in a playoff game over the weekend. The Arizona Interscholastic Association said Monday night that Charles Youvella died at a hospital of a traumatic brain injury. Youvella, a senior, was injured in Hopi's 60-6 loss to... more »
  • Louisiana man dies on Maui beach

    October 18, 2013 11:48 AM

    WAILUKU, Hawaii- Police on Maui say a 71-year-old Louisiana man along a Maui beach. Brian Avenel of Mandeville died Thursday. Police at 12:37 p.m. received a report of a man drowning near the public beach access south of Kaanapali Shores. Firefighters and paramedics attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation but the man could... more »
  • MSU student dies in one-vehicle accident

    September 18, 2013 8:55 AM

    STARKVILLE, Miss.- A Lucedale, Miss., man has been charged with aggravated DUI in connection with an accident in which a Mississippi State University student was killed. Starkville police say 18-year-old Sawyer Tomas Steede is free on $50,000 bond after his arrest. He is scheduled to appear in the Starkville Municipal... more »
  • Boy dies after being injured in LA golf cart crash

    September 9, 2013 8:58 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after suffering a severe head injury when the modified golf cart he was riding in overturned in an exclusive gated community north of Beverly Hills. City News Service reports the boy died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, about... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies in crash

    September 7, 2013 11:02 AM

    JEFFERSON PARISH - State Police say one man died in a two vehicle crash early last night in Jefferson Parish. Police say Dylan Smith, 21, of Westwego died after crashing his motorcycle at the intersection of U.S. 90B and Drake Avenue. Smith was driving in a "reckless manner"... more »
  • Man leaves 1 accident, struck and killed on I-10

    September 4, 2013 8:48 AM

    SULPHUR- State police in southwestern Louisiana are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck on Interstate 10 west of Sulphur after leaving an earlier accident scene. A news release from Louisiana State Police Troop D said the fatality happened shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday in the eastbound lanes... more »
  • Miss. woman dies in car crash in Slidell

    September 3, 2013 2:16 PM

    SLIDELL - A Mississippi woman has died after she yanked the steering wheel from her husband during an argument, causing the car to overturn on Interstate 10 in Slidell. State Police say 25-year-old Lauren Gregor of Gautier (GO-shay) was not wearing her seat belt. They say she was thrown from... more »
  • New Orleans' 1st woman firefighter dies in Wis.

    September 1, 2013 12:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department says its first woman firefighter has died of complications from cancer. A news release says Kathy Wilkerson died Saturday in Eau Claire, Wis. Her age was not stated. The department says funeral arrangements are pending for Wilkerson. She joined the department in... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in Bossier Parish

    August 31, 2013 3:58 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities say a 32-year-old man has died after being hit by a car on Louisiana Highway 527 in Bossier Parish. Louisiana State Police say in a news release that Andrew Burks of Elm Grove was killed when he was hit by a car on Friday night. The news... more »
  • Gonzales man dies in motorcycle crash

    August 29, 2013 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after a crash involving a motorcycle in East Baton Rouge Parish early today. It happened around 6 a.m. in the area of 18100 Petroleum Drive. Deputies say 61 year-old James Dunn, of Gonzales was headed east, when he hit the back... more »
  • Man dies after crashing into a ditch

    August 25, 2013 10:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after his vehicle left the road and hit a ditch early Sunday morning, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks. Deputies say Rico Lamonte Robinson, 22, was traveling east on Merrydale Avenue when he left the roadway and went... more »
  • Former Rep. Lindy Boggs of Louisiana dies at 97 Play Video

    July 27, 2013 2:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - Former Rep. Lindy Boggs of Louisiana, who used the soft-spoken grace of a plantation lady to fight for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress, has died. She was 97. Her daughter, ABC News journalist Cokie Roberts, says her mother died Saturday of natural causes at her... more »
  • Golden Meadow man dies after boat hits piling

    July 24, 2013 2:30 PM

    GOLDEN MEADOW- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 29-year-old Golden Meadow man died of head trauma after his boat hit a piling on Bayou Lafourche. Richard Griffin Jr. was alone in the 16-foot vessel when the accident occurred about 5:15 a.m. Wednesday about a half-mile south of... more »
  • Struck truck driver dies after crash

    July 13, 2013 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 55-year-old man died from injuries sustained after he was hit by a car on Perkins Road, according to BRPD Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. McKneely says Jianlin He, 4026 Tuscan Shores Dr, Missouri City, TX was killed last night in a traffic crash that occurred in the... more »
  • Inventor of computer mouse dies at 88

    July 3, 2013 2:43 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of email, word processing programs and the Internet, has died at the age of 88. The Computer History Museum, where Engelbart had been a fellow since 2005, says he died early Wednesday. The museum in... more »
  • Breaux Bridge tow truck driver dies in hit-and-run

    June 30, 2013 5:59 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE, La. - Authorities say a Louisiana tow truck operator has died and a Texas man charged with vehicular homicide following an early morning hit-and-run crash on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge. The Advertiser reports that Louisiana State Police say the incident happened at 2:23 a.m. Sunday when 25-year-old... more »
  • Police: Boy, 6, kicked by pony on Pa. farm dies

    May 18, 2013 10:58 AM

    NEW HOLLAND, Pa. - Authorities say a 6-year-old boy died after he was kicked in the throat by a pony on a south-central Pennsylvania farm. Police in Lancaster County tell the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era that the boy was playing with other children in a New Holland pasture on Thursday... more »
  • Man dies after crash to avoid golf cart

    May 14, 2013 11:37 AM

    HOUMA - State police say a man died nearly a week after he crashed his SUV in an effort to avoid a golf cart driven by a teenager who, authorities say, had been drinking. The Courier reports that 63-year-old Cleveland Towns from Montegut died Saturday. He had been hospitalized after... more »
  • Police: Utah soccer referee punched by player dies

    May 5, 2013 10:59 AM

    MURRAY, Utah - Police say a Utah soccer referee who was in a coma after being punched by a teenage player has died. They say 46-year-old Ricardo Portillo of Salt Lake City died late Saturday night. Unified police spokesman Justin Hoyal says Portillo passed away at the hospital, where he... more »
  • 16-year-old dies in crash

    May 4, 2013 6:00 PM

    SORRENTO, La. - A 16-year-old died in a single-vehicle crash around noon Saturday on I-10 westbound in Ascension Parish, according to Louisiana State Police. State Troopers say Gary Clark, Jr. was a passenger in a 2006 Cadillac CTS westbound on I-10 when the car ran off the roadway and... more »
  • Unrestrained Gonzales man dies in crash

    May 4, 2013 10:53 AM

    DUTCHTOWN, La. - A 21-year-old Gonzales resident died in a two-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 74 near Bluff Rd. shortly before 6:45 p.m. Saturday, according to Louisiana State Police Tpr. Jared Sandifer. Sandifer says Adam Lambert was driving a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer eastbound on LA Hwy 74 when he... more »
  • Shreveport fire victim dies of burns

    April 22, 2013 8:55 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Fire officials say a 65-year-old Shreveport man burned in a fire has died of his injuries. Assistant to the Chief Fred Sanders identified the victim as Jeremiah Dudley. Sanders tells The Times firefighter responding to a call at 1 a.m. Sunday and found Dudley in the living room of... more »
  • Famous movie critic Roger Ebert dies

    April 4, 2013 2:53 PM

    CHICAGO - Film critic Roger Ebert has died, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Ebert was known for his thumbs-up, thumbs-down TV reviews which influenced moviegoers across the nation. On Wednesday, he had announced on his blog that he was undergoing radiation treatment after a recurrence of cancer. ... more »
  • Woman dies in Hwy 74 crash

    March 23, 2013 5:42 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. - A 49-year-old woman died in a two-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 74 in Ascension Parish Saturday shortly after 2:00 p.m., according to Louisiana State Police Tpr. Jared Sandifer. Cheryl Babylon of Slidell was driving a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser eastbound on LA Hwy 74. At the... more »
  • Gonzales man dies in fiery Friday crash

    March 8, 2013 10:28 AM

    GONZALES - State police say a fiery single-car crash in the Brittany community of Ascension Parish has killed a 47-year-old Gonzales man. Troopers say it happened around 1 a.m. Friday. Benjamin J. Leboeuf was driving a 2009 Corvette southbound on Louisiana Highway 941 when he ran off the road. The... more »
  • Clinton man dies in apartment fire

    February 5, 2013 9:07 AM

    CLINTON - Investigators identified a wheelchair-bound man who died this morning in a Clinton apartment which caught fire. The Clinton Fire Department said 47-year-old Christian Phillips died in the fire at the Clinton Manor Apartments today. Firefighters received the call around 7:18 a.m. and were on scene five minutes... more »
  • Former NYC mayor Ed Koch dies

    February 1, 2013 6:28 AM

    NEW YORK - Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, the combative politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during three City Hall terms, has died at age 88. Spokesman George Arzt says Koch died Friday morning of congestive heart failure. In City Hall, Koch embodied New York for the... more »
  • "Tennessee Waltz" singer Patti Page dies at 85

    January 2, 2013 2:18 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Patti Page, who made "Tennessee Waltz" one of the best-selling recordings ever, has died. She was 85. Page died on New Year's Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to her manager. She was one of the top-selling female singers in history with more than 100 million record sales... more »

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