May 11, 2013 3:11 PM
HAMMOND, La. - Hammond has marked its fourth fatal shooting of the year. Police Chief Roddy Devall tells the Hammond Star that witnesses alerted police to a shooting early Friday. He says officers found the body of Jerrell Bird at a vacated property along Washington Avenue. Bird was from Hammond,... more »
May 11, 2013 12:29 PM
SAN FRANCISCO - The head of the America's Cup planning effort says he expects sailing's most prestigious event to go forward after the death of a sailor on a training run in the San Francisco Bay. In an interview Saturday morning, Stephen Barclay said he would await the results of... more »
May 6, 2013 9:09 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash on Interstate 10.
The accident happened early Monday morning near Carrollton Avenue.
Police says the driver was thrown over a guard rail and landing on the ground near Poydras Street.
The man was rushed to... more »
April 16, 2013 5:42 PM
ERWINVILLE - Families are mourning the loss of two young mothers after a fatal crash took their lives.
Police say just after 9:30 p.m. Monday, Nikki Nolen and Abby Thompson, both 18, were driving southbound on Hwy 413 when Nolen lost control and ran into a tree.
Neither... more »
April 11, 2013 10:02 AM
INDIANAPOLIS- Search warrants show a man accused of rigging a fatal house explosion in Indianapolis removed his personal belongings from the home a week before the blast. Records released Thursday also show police sought cellphone records that would confirm a Nov. 2 phone call in which Mark Leonard allegedly told... more »
March 25, 2013 5:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police released the details about a crash that killed a Motorist Assistance Patrol worker Monday.
Jim Gilmer, 68, was killed when his specialized state vehicle ran over him after it was rear-ended by a semi.
The crash happened Monday morning in a westbound lane on I-10... more »
March 25, 2013 3:13 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man killed on the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge Monday worked for the state Motorist Assistance Patrol, known as MAP.
State transportation leaders said the employee was called to the westbound lanes of the bridge to remove debris. He was killed in a two-vehicle crash. Details of... more »
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 »
March 5, 2013 4:55 PM
CLINTON- A 55-year old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 432 Tuesday.
State Police said Lionel Terrell ran off the roadway, into a ditch and hit two trees.
Investigators said Terrell was not wearing a seatbelt. Toxicology tests are pending.
Follow the... more »
January 31, 2013 1:28 AM
LIVINGSTON- A man will serve ten years in prison after pleading guilty to a drunk driving accident where a man was killed last year.
Manuel Garcia was sentenced on vehicular homicide charges Wednesday.
Garcia was nearly three times the legal limit when he tried to pass a husband... more »
January 31, 2013 1:19 AM
BATON ROUGE- One person is dead after a crash on Airline Highway Wednesday night. The roadway was closed for hours as investigators worked the scene.
The wreck involved an SUV and a tanker truck.
According to State Police, the tanker pulled into westbound lanes of Airline just east... more »
January 30, 2013 9:05 PM
BATON ROUGE- Airline Highway was closed Wednesday evening after a crash involving a tanker truck and an SUV.
State Police said someone died.
Responders told news 2 crews on the scene that the person driving the SUV had to be cut from underneath the tanker truck. There has... more »
January 28, 2013 6:14 PM
BURNSIDE - State Police said a 5-year-old killed in an Ascension Parish wreck this morning wasn't properly restrained, a step which could have saved their life.
Troopers said Makell Andrews died in the wreck early this morning on Hwy. 44 near Loosemore Road. Investigators said the driver, 30-year-old Anthony... more »
January 24, 2013 6:44 AM
LAFAYETTE - Lafayette police say a 23-year-old man suspected of driving drunk and causing a collision that killed a 2-year-old last week has surrendered to authorities.
Jamuse Broussard, of Lafayette, has been booked Tuesday with vehicular homicide in the Jan. 16 crash in which Kylan Jackson was severely injured.... more »
January 21, 2013 5:28 AM
VILLE PLATTE- Louisiana State Police say a 53-year-old Alabama woman is dead after a collision with a tractor-trailer.
Trooper Stephen Hammons says Donna Saenz of Sampson, Ala., failed to stop at a two-way stop sign on Louisiana Highway 365 and Louisiana 35 in Acadia Parish. She was pronounced dead... more »
January 17, 2013 2:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - One person was critically injured in a multi-car pileup this afternoon in Baton Rouge, according to authorities.
It happened at Coursey and American Way around 1:30 p.m. Witnesses said a handful of vehicles were involved, and one car had flipped onto its side.
EMS said... more »
January 3, 2013 10:23 PM
ADDIS- A 36-year-old was killed after walking into traffic on LA 1 Thursday night.
State Police said Emmanuelle Stewart was hit by a car near the Iberville/West Baton Rouge Parish line.
"Stewart was attempting to cross LA 1 when he walked directly into the vehicle's path," a State... more »
January 3, 2013 7:29 PM
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ADDIS - State Police confirmed one person died in a wreck involving a pedestrian this evening in West Baton Rouge.
A State Police spokesperson said the deadly wreck happened on La. 1 near the border between West Baton Rouge and Iberville... more »
January 2, 2013 3:31 PM
JASPER, Ala. - The mother of a teen killed along with two friends in an Alabama plane crash says her son had his own key to the plane and had flown it many times. Sherrie Smith says her 17-year-old son Jordan Smith was the one flying the plane that crashed... more »
December 19, 2012 7:53 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- State Police released the name of a man, killed on Hwy. 16 Wednesday night.
Troopers said John L. Barker, 69, was hit and killed.
The accident happened about 7:30 p.m. near Eastover Blvd. Eastover is between Petes Hwy. and Wax Rd.
Investigators said Barker walked... more »
December 18, 2012 12:20 PM
ST. GABRIEL - A wreck at the end of a police chase this morning killed two people in the vehicle authorities were pursuing, according to State Police.
Troopers said Kevdrinka Williams, 25, of Baton Rouge and Tremaine Wickem, 20, of New Orleans died in the wreck.
A spokesperson... more »
December 11, 2012 11:24 AM
NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say a 34-year-old man was shot and killed during an apparent robbery attempt Monday night after a family that returned home startled the gunmen. The Times-Picayune reports Cory Bush was standing outside of his house around 9:45 p.m. Monday when he was approached by three... more »
December 10, 2012 10:53 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police said a Denham Springs teen was unrestrained and driving too fast when his pickup wrecked this morning, hitting a tree and killing him.
State Police said Brice J. Harris, 18, died in the wreck on La. 1032 south of Vincent Road in Livingston Parish... more »
December 7, 2012 10:13 PM
BATON ROUGE- State Police released the name of the driver, killed in a crash on I-10 Friday.
David Hammer, 64, died when a loose trailer careened across the Interstate and into his lane. Hammer slammed head-on into the trailer.
The crash happened just West of the East Baton... more »
December 7, 2012 6:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reopened I-10 in both directions just before 7 p.m., after a fatal wreck earlier today closed it for several hours.
It happened at mile marker 169 between the Highland Road exit and La. 73 at Prairieville. One person died after a trailer came loose... more »
December 7, 2012 10:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating an accident that killed two men and injured a third. The accident happened around 1:05 a.m. Friday on Carey Road. Deputies say a car ran off the road and flipped over. Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher McCoy, of Greenwell Springs, and 26-year-old... more »
November 22, 2012 8:39 PM
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A massive vehicle pileup on an Interstate highway in Southeast Texas has left two people dead and more than 80 injured. At least 100 vehicles collided in extremely foggy conditions at about 8:45 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on Interstate 10 southwest of Beaumont, a Gulf Coast city... more »
November 21, 2012 10:38 AM
PORT ALLEN - State Police said one person did in a wreck overnight on I-10 in West Baton Rouge Parish.
Troopers said Reginald D. Head, 29, of Maringouin died in the single-vehicle wreck at the border between West Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes.
Investigators said Head drove off... more »
November 19, 2012 10:22 AM
SLAUGHTER - State police say a 33-year-old Baton Rouge man died after the vehicle in which he was riding crashed into a pickup on La. Highway 67 in East Feliciana Parish. Trooper First Class Nick Manale says 38-year-old Derrick Daniel, of Zachary, was driving a car south on La. 67... more »
November 13, 2012 10:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman died this morning after a wreck on Jefferson Highway.
Sheriff's deputies said Shannan Fergeson Taylor, 29, was hit at the intersection of Jefferson and Inniswold around 8:30 a.m.
They said her seat belt didn't work, so she wasn't wearing it when... more »
November 9, 2012 4:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Police said one person died in an East Baton Rouge Parish wreck involving a motorcycle and another vehicle.
Troopers said the wreck happened at the intersection of Airline Highway and Pecue Lane in the eastern portion of the parish around 4 p.m.
According to... more »
November 2, 2012 6:20 PM
HOLDEN - State Police said they suspect an impaired driver caused a wreck which killed a Walker man this morning on I-12 in Livingston Parish.
Troopers said Clifford Morse, 31, of Covington was booked into the Livingston Parish Prison in suspicion of vehicular homicide, hit and run, DWI and... more »
November 2, 2012 2:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said two people died in a wrong-way wreck which tied up traffic all morning on the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Alex Dillman, 29, was driving an SUV the wrong way on I-10 East overnight when he struck a Freightliner head-on just... more »
November 2, 2012 11:17 AM
LIVINGSTON - State Police said at least one person died in a single-vehicle wreck this morning on I-12 in Livingston Parish.
It happened on I-12 East past the La. 63 exit, and blocked one lane of traffic according to DOTD. They said congestion has stretched past that exit at... more »
October 29, 2012 10:12 AM
FRANKLIN - State police say 34-year-old Franklin man died in a one-vehicle crash. The accident happened around 1:05 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 90 east of Franklin. Troopers say an 18 wheeler, fully loaded with sugar cane, ran off the highway into Hansen Canal. The driver, Roderick Preston, was pronounced... more »
October 29, 2012 10:11 AM
JEANERETTE - A crash involving a bicycle and a car killed a New Iberia teen. The accident happened Saturday night on La. Highway 182 west of Jeanerette. Troopers say the crash involved a bicycle, driven by 17-year-old Jaquil Provost, and a 2011 car, driven by 73-year-old Harold Racca, of New... more »
October 11, 2012 10:11 PM
ALBANY- A 74-year-old man died Thursday in a crash at an I-12 Exit in Livingston Parish.
Bruce Beever died. State Police said he was not wearing a seat belt when his pick-up crashed.
"He exited the interstate at Albany, when he lost control of the vehicle and slid... more »
October 11, 2012 6:04 PM
ALBANY - A deadly wreck closed an exit off I-12 West in Livingston Parish this afternoon.
State Police said the driver of a pickup lost control while exiting I-12 at Albany. They said his vehicle ran off the road and crashed, and the driver died at the scene.
... more »
October 2, 2012 9:46 PM
BATON ROUGE- Emergency crews are responding to a fatal crash just outside city limits.
Sources say a motorcyclist died in the wreck, near Jefferson and Highland.
No other details were available.
Stay with WBRZ.com and News2 for updates. more »
October 1, 2012 10:37 AM
CLINTON - State Police identified the victim of a deadly single-vehicle wreck last night in East Feliciana Parish as a Texas man.
State Police said Richard Kennedy Jr., 25, of Austin died in the wreck just after midnight last night.
Investigators said Kennedy was in a pickup pulling... more »
September 14, 2012 11:42 AM
KENNER - State police have reopened Interstate 10 westbound near the Bonnet Carre Spillway as they continue their investigation into a fatal crash. Trooper Melissa Matey says two people died in the three vehicle accident early Friday morning. Matey says a car hit the left guardrail, spun around and stopped... more »
August 9, 2012 11:03 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police arrested a man in a fatal head-on crash that killed a woman from Clinton on July 11.
Troopers say Matthew Harding, 30, had illegal drugs in his system when he crashed his truck intro a car and killed the driver Nancy Pierce, 48,... more »
July 18, 2012 6:49 AM
AMITE - A Tangipahoa woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty in the stabbing death of a Kentwood motel manager.
District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said Tuesday that state District Judge Ray Chutz sentenced 36-year-old Joyce Stinson Myers, who pleaded guilty July 10 to a... more »
June 19, 2012 11:14 AM
BELLE CHASSE- State police are investigating a crash in Plaquemines Parish that killed a 33-year-old Gretna man, Troopers say Stephen Emerson died after his car rear-ended a tractor trailer stopped in traffic shortly before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on La. 23 south of Belle Chasse. Emerson was pronounced died at the... more »
May 6, 2012 5:46 PM
BATON ROUGE- An argument between friends over ten dollars led to murder. That's according to the family of a Baton Rouge man gunned down in a car earlier this week.
18-year-old Erin Gross is accused of shooting 25-year old Christopher King as he was driving along Oriole Street overnight... more »
April 30, 2012 10:40 AM
BATON ROUGE- Neighbors who live near Tigerbend Road want changes following a double fatal crash over the weekend.
Some say they want signs and the road straightened out.
News 2's Chris Nakamoto will have more at six. more »
March 25, 2012 12:57 PM
BATON ROUGE- An early morning single vehicle crash leaves one dead and four injured.
It happened around 4:25am Sunday morning. According to police, the vehicle hit a tree on the 600 block of Oak Villa.
16-year-old Julio Gomez-Dominguez was killed. Police say Gomez-Dominguez wasn't wearing a seatbelt.
... more »
March 6, 2012 9:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana recorded fewer vehicle-train collisions and fatalities last year, but the number of related injuries rose slightly. That's according to preliminary 2011 data from the Federal Railroad Administration. Louisiana Operation Lifesaver said Monday the state ranked fourth nationally in the number of collisions and fourth in injuries... more »
March 2, 2012 8:04 AM
WHISKEY BAY - Louisiana State Police have identified the motorcyclist killed Thursday in an accident along Interstate 10 at the Whiskey Bay Bridge.
Troopers say 64-year-old Phillip Rizzo of Lincoln County, OR, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The multi-vehicle accident happened just after 5 p.m. on the... more »
February 22, 2012 8:43 AM
NEW ROADS - In Pointe Coupee Parish, Mardi Gras revelry turned deadly after a rider fell from a float that had participated in the New Roads parade. State police say 58-year-old James Lee, of New Roads, was riding on the tongue of a float that was being pulled by a... more »
February 5, 2012 12:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- A shootout in a local business leaves one man dead and another injured. Now police are searching for the gunman.
It happened Saturday night just before 8pm at the AM Mart Seafood on the 2400 block of Highland Road.
According to Baton Rouge Police, 23-year-old Marcus... more »
January 31, 2012 2:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are conducting a double homicide investigation this morning following an overnight shooting in the Glen Oaks area.
It happened in the 5000 block of East Fairlane Court.
Deputies arrived on the scene to find two men shot to death.
Officials have not... more »
January 28, 2012 10:43 AM
KENTWOOD- Two people are dead and a Mississippi man is facing charges after a car crash in Tangipahoa Parish.
It happened just after 6pm Friday night on LA 38 east of Kentwood.
According to police 50-year-old Stennis Taylor drove an 18-wheeler into the Lincoln driven by 66-year-old Elizabeth... more »
January 14, 2012 2:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police have identified a suspected robber who was shot and killed during a drug sale-gone-robbery on Saturday afternoon. Robert Heard, 26, attempted to rob John Freeman, 26, at his home at 10488 Gerald Drive around 1:00 p.m. yesterday, but was shot and declared dead on scene, said... more »
January 14, 2012 2:05 PM
BAKER - Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Baker that happened late this morning.
Officials found the victim's body at 3305 Sandy Drive just before noon.
Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps said detectives caught 38-year old Kolande Williams in a lie. She apparently told them, she arrived... more »
January 8, 2012 10:48 AM
JACKSON, Miss.- Authorities say a second man has died from injuries sustained in the crash in southern Mississippi of a motorhome carrying people from Georgia to New Orleans to attend the national college championship football game. Forrest County, Miss., Coroner Butch Benedict says that 66-year-old Alfred Holt Jr. of Lithonia,... more »
January 7, 2012 2:08 PM
THIBODAUX - A Raceland man has been sentenced to the maximum of 30 years in prison for a traffic wreck that killed a Thibodaux veterinarian who had been transporting animals. Authorities said James Dantin was speeding and under the influence of cocaine when he hit the back of a pickup... more »
January 7, 2012 10:16 AM
BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police are investigating a fatal shooting.
It happened Friday night around 10:00pm on the 11000 block of Stan Ave.
According to BRPD officers found 19-year-old Darren Banks man lying on the concrete in front of a house on that block.
He was taken... more »
January 2, 2012 1:16 PM
HOUMA - An early-morning crash killed one person and critcally injured another in southern Louisiana, according to State Police.
Troopers in Houma said the one-vehicle crash happened around 2 a.m. today on LA 316 in the town of Gray. The vehicle, an SUV, went off the side of the... more »
December 18, 2011 10:23 AM
CHURCH POINT- A house fire claims the life of a Church Point woman.
According to State Fire Marshal Butch Browning, when firefighters arrived at the Leonie Street home, they found 47-year-old Elaine Thibodeaux Faul's body lying in her front yard.
A neighbor had rescued Faul from the burning... more »
December 17, 2011 10:24 AM
BATON ROUGE- A man is dead and investigators are looking for suspects after a shooting in East Baton Rouge.
Detectives found 26-year-old Fausto David Ortiz-Herrera's body shot to death on the 9400 block of Tracey Avenue around 8:30pm Friday night.
According to witnesses, three black males wearing different... more »
December 11, 2011 12:17 PM
HOUMA- A Houma teen is facing vehicular homicide charges after an early morning car crash that claimed a young woman's life.
It happened just before 2:30am Saturday morning.
According to Louisiana State Police the victim, 18-year-old Amanda Doyle, was a passenger in 18-year-old Stephen Murphy’s pickup when he... more »
November 29, 2011 5:52 PM
GONZALES - A wrong-way driver collided head-on with another vehicle on I-10 near Gonzales, killing both drivers and shutting down the interstate, according to police.
The wreck happened around 4:30 p.m. yesterday at mile marker 177 on I-10 eastbound, near the La. 30 exit. Traffic was backed up all... more »
November 24, 2011 4:47 PM
HOUMA - State Police reported that a Houma man wasn't wearing his seatbelt when his truck ran off the road and flipped this morning, throwing him from the vehicle and killing him.
Trooper Russell Graham said Michael Positerry, 47, was driving south on state highway 56 around 3 a.m.... more »
November 19, 2011 3:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge woman was arrested today accused of shooting her boyfriend to death. Baton Rouge Police say it happened at the Jaguar Plaza Apartments near the Southern University Campus.
Investigators identified her as 25-year-old Candi Gage. She was charged with negligent homicide Saturday in connection to... more »
November 13, 2011 10:55 AM
BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police are investigating a club shooting that left one man dead and a suspect possibly injured.
It happened at The Latin Club, 8142 Greenwell Springs Road, around 3 a.m. Sunday.
Police say the gunfire started after the suspect came into the nightclub demanding money.... more »
November 4, 2011 2:33 PM
TALULLAH, La.- Authorities have arrested a woman suspected of deliberately setting a fire that killed a man inside his Talullah home.
State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning says 51-year-old Shurna Gray was arrested early Friday on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated arson in the death of 42-year-old Johnny... more »
October 17, 2011 5:37 PM
BATON ROUGE- More than a dozen people in Louisiana died last year in train versus car collisions. The state ranks 4th in fatal railroad crossing crashes.
The latest fatal crash happened over the weekend on Scenic Highway north of Thomas Road in Baker.
Thomas Hall, a former Southern... more »
September 18, 2011 2:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- Investigators with the Baton Rouge Police Department say 21-year-old Maurice C. Francis, of Baton Rouge, is wanted for the murder of 22-year-old Lawrence King, of Baker.
Police say the two men were having an argument at the corner of Scenic Highway and Swan Street when Francis shot... more »
September 11, 2011 12:29 PM
UPDATE: Louisiana State Police arrested James Watts, 31, of Denham Springs after he was involved in a crash that killed a 16-year-old.
Investigators say Watts was driving 90 mph in a 45 mph zone when the crash occurred.
Watts was booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison... more »
September 10, 2011 11:33 AM
CENTRAL, La.- State police are investigating a traffic accident in East Baton Rouge Parish that killed a 16-year-old Greenwell Springs boy.
It happened Friday around 6 p.m. Troopers say Phillip Abington was attempting to make a left turn onto Louisiana Highway 37. He pulled into the path of an... more »
August 31, 2011 4:11 PM
WATSON - A three-vehicle wreck killed one person this afternoon in Livingston Parish, according to State Police.
Trooper Russell Graham said the wreck happened on Highway 1019 east of Watson at 3:15 p.m. He said three vehicles were involved, and one fatality reported.
State Police investigators are on... more »
August 26, 2011 1:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - A wreck involving a motorcycle is now being treated as a fatality.
The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. today at the intersection of Highland and Airline. Troopers say Chad Brown was driving his motorcycle south on US 61 when he was struck by a vehicle crossing... more »
August 24, 2011 12:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a Baton Rouge woman died after the SUV she was in flipped on I-110 this morning.
Sgt. Don Stone said that Tiffany Cage, 29, was not wearing her seatbelt when a back tire on her SUV unthreaded and she lost control.
Emergency responders... more »