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  • Authorities recover 12-year-old child's body from Calcasieu River

    June 13, 2017 4:19 PM

    OBERLIN - The search for a 12-year-old who went missing along the Calcasieu River over the weekend has come to an end Tuesday. According to a report from KATC, Garrick Neil Jr. was found dead in the river around 10:45 a.m.. According to the family, the child and... more »
  • Zachary man dies in crash on LA 22 in Sorrento

    June 9, 2017 6:06 PM

    SORRENTO – A Zachary man is dead following a single vehicle crash on LA 22, east of LS 936, in Ascension Parish. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash took the life of 34-year-old Dustin Good. The crash occurred on Friday around 3 a.m. when Good was traveling west... more »
  • Houma man dies in crash on LA 182

    May 30, 2017 12:05 PM

    HOUMA – A crash on LA 182 in Houma took the life of a 52-year-old man on Tuesday morning. The crash occurred as Ricky Bergeron was traveling east on LA 182 in a 2002 Dodge Durango. According to Louisiana State Police, for reasons still under investigation, Bergeron crossed the... more »
  • Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

    May 29, 2017 5:39 PM

    Award-winning sports writer and commentator Frank Deford has died. He was 78. His family says he died Sunday in Key West, Florida. Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year and a member of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He wrote with a lyrical... more »
  • Carcass of 79-foot blue whale washes ashore in California

    May 27, 2017 5:51 PM

    BOLINAS, Calif. - The body of a 79-foot blue whale has washed ashore in California's Marin County and experts are trying to determine why it died. The whale was discovered off Agate Beach in Bolinas on Thursday. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center say it's a sub-adult female. They collected... more »
  • Scotlandville High honors 17-year-old cancer victim at graduation ceremony Play Video

    May 23, 2017 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Scotlandville High School honored one of its students at its graduation ceremony Tuesday after he passed away over the weekend. Jerome Singleton, a 17-year-old student at Scotlandville High, died Sunday after his battle with an aggressive form of cancer known as Rhabdomyosarcoma. Singleton passed away... more »
  • Minnesota teen's dying wish to go to prom is granted

    April 16, 2017 4:51 PM

    HOREVIEW, Minn. - A 13-year-old Minnesota boy who's been battling brain cancer wanted to go to prom. Jeremy Kohlberg got his wish, thanks to family, friends and classmates. The Shoreview teen has been fighting the disease for about five years. He's undergone several treatments and surgeries. Recently, doctors told his... more »
  • Fourth person dies after St. Louis boiler explosion

    April 6, 2017 12:14 PM

    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis medical examiner says a fourth person has died from injuries suffered when a boiler exploded at a St. Louis business. The medical examiner's office says 53-year-old Clifford Lee died Wednesday at St. Louis University Hospital. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Lee was with... more »
  • 64-year-old man dies after crash on LA 73

    March 3, 2017 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A two-vehicle crash on LA 73 claimed the life of a 64-year-old man on Thursday. The crash occurred around 10 a.m. when William Alford was traveling southbound on LA 73 in a Ford F-150. According to Louisiana State Police, 52-year-old David Anderson was traveling northbound on LA... more »
  • Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

    February 26, 2017 3:14 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97. Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that his father died at home in his sleep. Joseph Wapner... more »
  • Russia's ambassador to United Nations dead at 64

    February 20, 2017 2:22 PM

    NEW YORK - Russian officials say its ambassador to the United Nations has died suddenly in New York City. Vitaly Churkin was 64. Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, told The Associated Press that Churkin became ill in his office at Russia's U.N. mission and was taken to Columbia Presbyterian... more »
  • Child cancer patient dies months after meeting his hero, Tom Brady

    February 14, 2017 5:25 PM

    SIMSBURY, Conn. - A 10-year-old cancer patient, who in December lived out his dream of meeting New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has died. Logan Schoenhardt's story gained national attention during a social media campaign that brought the Connecticut boy's wish to the attention of the Patriots and Brady. He... more »
  • Humane Society investigates dying horse after photo goes viral

    January 19, 2017 5:28 PM

    POINTE COUPEE- A picture of a dying horse taken by a concerned citizen has prompted the Humane Society of Louisiana to review parish investigative procedures and protocols. According to the Humance Society, several parish entities, individuals and departments were alerted to the condition of the horse while it was... more »
  • Terminally ill 5-year-old boy dies in Santa's arms

    December 12, 2016 12:15 PM

    NOTE: The Knoxville News Sentinel now reports that it was unable to verify Eric Schmitt-Matzen's statements. Click here for more information. KNOXVILLE - A Tennessee Santa Claus says a terminally ill 5-year-old boy died in his arms after he gave the boy a present in the hospital. The Knoxville... more »
  • Driver dies in crash on Hwy. 955 near Ethel

    December 5, 2016 12:41 PM

    EAST FELCIANA - The East Feliciana Sheriff's Office reported a fatal crash outside of Ethel on Monday around 10 a.m. According to State Police, one of the drivers, 33-year-old Kristy Weatherman, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Highway 955 west of Highway 19 outside of... more »
  • Pennsylvania McDonald's franchisee who created Big Mac dies

    November 30, 2016 10:34 AM

    PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh-area McDonald's franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died. Michael "Jim" Delligatti was 98. McDonald's spokeswoman Kerry Ford confirmed that Delligatti died at home surrounded by his family on Monday night. Delligatti's franchise was based in Uniontown when he invented the chain's... more »
  • Celebration, sorrow mingle after death of Fidel Castro

    November 26, 2016 11:28 AM

    HAVANA - The death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro is prompting cheers from the country's exiles in Miami. But the 90-year-old revolutionary leader's passing is producing expressions of respect in other parts of the world and measured responses from governments that saw the devoted socialist as a threat. President Barack... more »
  • Valery Watts, founder and owner of V. Watts Furniture, dies at 83

    November 25, 2016 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Valery "V" Watts, founder and owner of V. Watts Furniture died Thursday at Baton Rouge General. He was 83 years old. Along with V. Watts Furniture, Watts was the founder and owner of V. Watts Autioneers and V. Watts Trade Mart in Livingston. Watts was... more »
  • Edgar 'Dooky' Chase, of legendary N.O. restaurant family, dies at 88

    November 23, 2016 12:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Edgar "Dooky" Chase, Jr. husband of Leah Chase who together built their famous New Orleans restaurant, has died. Chase was 88 years old. WWLTV reports that Mr's Chase's daughter, Stella Reese, said her father passed away Tuesday afternoon. Chase was the second child of Edgar... more »
  • World's tallest waterslide to be demolished after boy died

    November 23, 2016 11:25 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas water park operator says the world's tallest waterslide will be demolished following the death of a state lawmaker's 10-year-old son on the ride in August. Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts said in a statement Tuesday that the "Verruckt" ride at the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas... more »
  • Rocker Leon Russell dies in Nashville

    November 13, 2016 11:21 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Musician Leon Russell, a top session player in the 1960s and '70s who later had a successful solo career with such hits as "Tight Rope" and "Lady Blue," has died. He was 74. An email from Leon Russell Records to The Associated Press says Russell died in... more »
  • Marine recruit at Parris Island dies, was found unconscious

    November 6, 2016 3:38 PM

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Officials say a Marine recruit at Parris Island has died just a week after another recruit was injured there. It's also the second fatality of a recruit at Parris Island this year. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that Capt. Greg Carroll says a recruit... more »
  • Former Louisiana congressman, Clyde Holloway, dies at 72

    October 17, 2016 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72. A member of the Public Service Commission since 2009, Holloway died at his home in Forest Hill on Sunday, according to his office. No cause of death was released. Holloway,... more »
  • Man injured during officer-involved shooting in Plaquemine dies

    September 7, 2016 6:16 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – A man has died after being injured during an officer-involved shooting in Plaquemine that took place on Aug. 11. According to Louisiana State Police, the man involved in the shooting was 54-year-old Tommy Seneca. Seneca was injured after deputies responded to a shots fired call at a... more »
  • Phyllis Schlafly, social conservative movement figure, dies at 92

    September 5, 2016 7:59 PM

    Washington - Phyllis Schlafly, a prominent anti-feminist and early leader of the social conservative movement, died Monday at the age of 92 at her home in St. Louis. Schlafly, an outspoken voice against the liberalism of the 1960's and 1970's, was a towering figure in what emerged as the... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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