December 19, 2014 6:12 AM
NEW ROADS - Investigators said intense flames prevented firefighters from saving a man who died in an apartment fire in New Roads Friday morning.
The State Fire Marshal's Office said 62-year-old Leonard V. Dimichele died due to smoke inhalation and thermal injury in the fire.
Deputy Chief Fire... more »
December 16, 2014 3:23 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the identity of a woman who was hit and killed by a car late Monday night.
Maria Cunningham, 35, was walking in the middle of 72nd Avenue just before midnight when she was hit by Honda Accord being driven by an unidentified 23 year... more »
December 15, 2014 7:43 AM
MARKSVILLE - Authorities say a 61-year-old Pineville man died when his motorcycle was struck by a car in Avoyelles Parish. The accident happened around 5:35 p.m. Sunday on Louisiana Highway 107 north of Marksville. Master Trooper Scott Moreau says a car driven by 50-year-old David C. O'Quinn, of Marksville, pulled... more »
December 15, 2014 5:33 AM
PRAIRIEVILLE - A community is preparing to gather Monday morning to remember an Ascension Parish teen killed in a crash last week.
15-year-old Claire Carline of Prairieville died in the wreck on LA Highway 74 east of I-10. while on the way to school at Dutchtown High. Her two... more »
December 10, 2014 3:03 PM
DONALDSONVILLE- A 19-year-old accused of being on drugs, driving and causing a wreck that killed a teenager and severely injured her two sisters remains in jail in Ascension Parish but now has a bond.
Dwight Perrilloux 's bond was set at $151,144 Wednesday. Perrilloux faces DWI, vehicular homicide, vehicular... more »
December 10, 2014 12:27 PM
ROSELAND - The State Fire Marshal's office is investigating a fatal house fire in the Tangipahoa Parish community of Roseland. Officials say when firefighters from the Roseland Volunteer Fire Department and the Amite Fire Department arrived at the scene around 4 a.m. Wednesday they found flames coming from two sides... more »
December 9, 2014 9:06 AM
GONZALES - State Police said a Reserve teen was driving under the influence of narcotics when he hit a car full of Dutchtown High School students Tuesday morning, killing one of them.
Trooper Jared Sandifer said 19-year-old Dwight Perriloux was charged with DWI, vehicular homicide, vehicular injuring and reckless... more »
December 9, 2014 7:46 AM
KENNER - Kenner police say a male pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 10 eastbound. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday. Police found a male body on the eastbound shoulder of the interstate. Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim... more »
December 9, 2014 4:21 AM
GAITHERSBURG, MD - Federal investigators have recovered the cockpit voice and flight data recorders from a private jet that crashed into a Maryland house, killing all three aboard and a mother and her two young sons in the home. Residents near a regional airport say they heard the plane flying... more »
December 8, 2014 11:55 AM
LAFAYETTE - Lafayette police are investigating a fatal crash that happened at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Ambassador Caffery. Police say the driver of a pickup was traveling on the westbound I-10 on-ramp early Monday morning when the vehicle left the roadway, ejecting the drive. Investigators say the driver,... more »
December 8, 2014 6:35 AM
MIAMI, FL - Three people died and eight were injured in a crash that happened after a motorist hit a bear along a two-lane road in the Florida Everglades and stopped. Authorities say a Cadillac Escalade hit the bear Sunday evening and people in a second vehicle had stopped to... more »
December 4, 2014 6:43 PM
WALKER - Two people died and a rural highway in Livingston Parish was closed for hours Thursday after a head-on collision.
The wreck happened shortly after 6 p.m. on Walker South Road about a mile south of I-12.
Investigators said the only people affected by the crash were... more »
November 24, 2014 9:04 AM
HAMMOND - State Police believe a woman was driving drunk when she crashed Sunday night, killing her father.
Amber Hoyt, 22, ran off the side of La. 1064, drove down an enbankment and hit her tree. Police say Douglas Hoyt, 45, wasn't wearing his seat belt and died from... more »
November 24, 2014 3:36 AM
VIDALIA - Louisiana State Police say two men are dead after a fiery crash in Concordia Parish. Master Trooper Daniel Moreau says a pickup truck was trying to turn left from Louisiana Highway 565 and collided with a northbound Volkswagen, which overturned and caught fire. He says the VW's driver,... more »
November 24, 2014 3:27 AM
IOWA - Louisiana State Police say a crash in Calcasieu Parish killed a Lake Charles teenager and injured a woman from Jennings. Master Trooper Daniel Moreau says 16-year-old Britney Anne Trahan apparently failed to yield at a stop sign when entering U.S. 90. He says her Toyota Scion was hit... more »
November 12, 2014 6:09 AM
PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police say a Geismar man was killed in a car crash early Wednesday morning.
The wreck happened around 2:30 a.m. on U.S. Hwy 61 north of LA Hwy 73 in Ascension Parish. Accident investigators say Cody Viator, 27, was killed after his car ran into a... more »
November 12, 2014 5:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Fundraising efforts are under way for family members of three children and two adults killed in a New Orleans house fire. Meanwhile, grief counselors were set to be on hand as classes resumed Wednesday at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School. Three of the school's students died in... more »
November 11, 2014 6:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans firefighters say a grandmother, three grandchildren and the children's mother died in a two-story house fire. Fire Chief Timothy McConnell said the fire was reported around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. McConnell says first responders found the house engulfed in flames. He said the children's father, Derrick... more »
October 30, 2014 5:55 AM
NATCHITOCHES - Natchitoches police are investigating a fatal shooting involving two Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies. Police say 26-year-old Robert Vercher was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon when he exchanged gun fire with deputies, who were trying to serve a protective order. Vercher was taken to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, where... more »
October 28, 2014 9:35 AM
PORT ALLEN- One person is dead and another injured after police say a drug dealer got greedy.
Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown said the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Tracy Porter St. He says two men attempting to buy drugs were robbed at... more »
October 28, 2014 5:55 AM
NEW IBERIA - State police say a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 14 has claimed the life of a 42-year-old Jeanerette man. Master Trooper Brooks David says Michael Dooley of New Iberia was traveling west on Highway 14 Monday night when he turned left into the path of a motorcycle.... more »
October 27, 2014 7:41 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE - State police say a head-on crash on La. Highway 1 in Assumption Parish killed a 10-year-old girl and injured 3 others. Trooper Evan Harrell says Neveah Pierson, of Gray, died when the car she was riding crossed the center line and struck another car Sunday afternoon. Harrell says... more »
October 22, 2014 5:46 AM
WEST MONROE - State police say a Monroe man died when his car ran off the road into a ditch and overturned. The accident happened Tuesday on Louisiana Highway 143 near West Monroe. Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt says 32-year-old Jason Jones of Monroe was not wearing a seatbelt and was... more »
October 5, 2014 1:18 PM
WALKER - Police have identified the man who was killed crossing Florida Boulevard in Walker as Harold Eggleston, 61.
Walker police say Eggleston was heading westbound when he stopped his tractor-trailer in the center turning lane of Florida Boulevard at the North Corbin Road intersection. He got out of... more »
October 3, 2014 11:22 PM
WALKER- Police said a man died trying to cross Florida Boulevard Friday night.
Westbound lanes were closed for some time as authorities worked the scene, police told WBRZ News 2. The crash happened at North Corbin, or LA 449.
Police have not released the identity of the person... more »
October 3, 2014 9:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - State Police said two Baton Rouge women were not wearing their seat belts when they wrecked and died in a crash on I-10 Friday morning.
Troopers said Keona K. Bobo, 21, and her passenger Brittany J. Bright, 20, died in the wreck east of Highway 61... more »
October 1, 2014 10:22 AM
JACKSON - State police say a 43-year-old Geismar man, who was not wearing his seatbelt, died in a one car accident on U.S. Highway 61 in East Feliciana Parish. Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer says a car being driven by James Kent Jr. ran off the highway around 10 p.m.... more »
September 29, 2014 7:40 AM
MONROE - Police say a 29-year-old Monroe man was shot and killed during an attempted robbery. Three men in a vehicle had been approached by three armed men who demanded valuables from them early Sunday morning. When they refused, police say Marcus Montgomery, one of the people in the vehicle,... more »
September 29, 2014 6:06 AM
MONROE - Authorities are investigating a three vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 139 in Ouachita Parish that claimed the life of a Monroe man. Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt says 59-year-old Mark Dent was southbound on Highway 139 Sunday afternoon when his car struck the rear of another car that a... more »
September 29, 2014 6:05 AM
LEESVILLE - State police say two people died in a single-vehicle crash on West Hawthorne Road near U.S. Highway 171 in Vernon Parish. Master Trooper Scott Moreau says the driver, a 21-year-old man from Fort Polk, has been identified, but that victim's name has not been made public as Fort... more »
September 26, 2014 6:38 AM
OAK RIDGE - State police say a 63-year-old Rayville woman died when she failed to stop at a stop sign and collided head-on with an 18-wheeler. Trooper Michael Reichardt says Shirley Nobles was traveling south on Percy Higgins Road Thursday when she failed to stop at the intersection of La.... more »
September 25, 2014 10:10 PM
MAUREPAS - State Police believe speed was a factor in a crash where a motorcyclist died Thursday evening.
Irvin W. Lachney, 35, died in the single vehicle wreck on LA Hwy 22 east of LA Hwy 16. Lachney appears to have lost control in a curve, drove into a... more »
September 25, 2014 7:07 AM
LAROSE - State police say two men died when a pickup truck crashed head-on into a tractor trailer and then was hit by a dump truck in Lafourche Parish. Trooper Evan Harrell identified the victims as 38-year-old Murphy Callais Jr., of Cut Off, and 62-year-old Lloyd Coleman, of Thibodaux. Harrell... more »
September 22, 2014 6:03 AM
RESERVE - A small helicopter-like aircraft crashed into a canal at the St. John the Baptist Parish Airport in Reserve, killing the pilot and a passenger. Officials say the pilot, 48-year-old Darren Mahler, and his neighbor, 13-year-old Payton Wilt, both of Metairie, were pronounced dead Sunday night. Their identities have... more »
September 20, 2014 10:23 AM
PORT ALLEN - State police say two people were killed after rear ending another vehicle in an early morning crash in Port Allen.
It happened on US Hwy 190 west of Bueche Road in Port Allen. Police say the crash closed 190 for about 3 hours Saturday morning.
... more »
September 11, 2014 7:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 56-year-old motorcyclist dead when his bike crashed in to the rear of a moving van. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 on the high-rise bridge. Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the... more »
September 8, 2014 7:04 AM
CHICAGO, IL - Four children were killed early Monday in a fire on Chicago's South Side, authorities said. Chicago Fire Department Chief Michael Fox told reporters at the scene that the first firefighters to arrive found "heavy fire blowing" from the building's windows. The blaze appeared to start on the... more »
September 6, 2014 11:54 AM
GRAMERCY - State police say a man was killed early Saturday morning in a three vehicle crash.
Kenneth Nolting, 56, from New Orleans died after the crash happened near La. Hwy 641 at around 1:30 a.m. in St. James parish.
Police say Nolting was traveling eastbound when he... more »
September 4, 2014 9:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after a deadly accident in Baton Rouge Wednesday night.
According to Baton Rouge Police, Vernon Rogers, 34, was killed when the 32-year-old man he was riding with lost control of his car in the 12100 block of Hwy 19. Police say both... more »
September 4, 2014 5:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they've arrested three people in connection with a hit-and-run accident in which a stolen ATV hit and killed a 37-year-old woman. Police say 29-year-old Darrin Smith was booked Wednesday with manslaughter in the July 27 death of Daphne Cola. They say 25-year-old Sadie... more »
September 3, 2014 9:09 AM
GRAMERCY - State Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Gonzales man early this morning.
Troopers say Bobby Garantine, 53, was driving southbound on US Hwy 61 near Blind River in St. James Parish around 2:30 a.m. when he crossed the center median. Investigators believe... more »
August 31, 2014 5:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge deputies say a man died when he crashed his motorcycle into oncoming traffic.
Officials identified the man as Mohsan Sheikh, 28. The crash happened on the 17000 block of Hoo Shoo Too Road.
Witnesses tell deputies Sheikh was heading west on Hoo Shoo... more »
August 9, 2014 11:52 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Homicide Detectives in New Orleans are investigating the fatal shooting of two men on Interstate 10. Police say the killings are believed to have occurred around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in eastern New Orleans. Officers responding to a call about shots fired on the interstate found two men... more »
July 25, 2014 8:04 AM
Plaquemine - According to Louisiana State Police, a Plaquemine man wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he was killed in a car crash in Iberville Parish.
64-year-old Winsley St. Pierre, Jr. was the only driver involved in the accident. Police say he was driving south on LA Hwy. 75 when... more »
July 21, 2014 3:08 PM
ST. TAMMANY - State Police said a man killed in a wreck on LA 40 in Brusly Monday wasn't wearing a seat belt and may have been intoxicated.
Troopers said Billy W. King II, 35, of Bush was driving a pickup truck eastbound on La 40 west of La... more »
July 21, 2014 5:56 AM
GONZALES - State police say a 22-year-old Gonzales man died when the car he was riding in was involved in a crash with another vehicle in Ascension Parish. Trooper Jared L. Sandifer says Patrick Breaux was a front seat passenger in a car driven by 22-year-old Sara Andrews, of Baton... more »
July 10, 2014 6:33 AM
AMITE - State police say a 20-year-old Amite man trying to make a U-turn on a highway died when an oncoming car struck his passenger side and shoved his car off the roadway. Trooper Jared Sandifer says a 1-year-old child in the other vehicle who was not properly restrained suffered... more »
July 9, 2014 7:45 AM
TANGIPAHOA - Authorities say a 40-year-old Mississippi man died in a two-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler at the intersection of La. Highway 1057 and Highway 1061. Louisiana State Police Sgt. Nick Manale says the big rig slammed into the side of a pickup that did not yield when turning left... more »
June 30, 2014 5:42 AM
CLINTON - According to State Police, a Jackson woman was killed in a single-car accident in East Feliciana Parish late Sunday night.
Investigators say 66-year-old Jo Ann Ryals was not wearing her seat belt as she drove west along LA Hwy 10. They do not know why her SUV... more »
June 16, 2014 9:08 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE - State police say an eight-year-old was killed when he was ejected from the car he was riding in. Two other children were also injured.
The accident happened just before 9:00 p.m. on LA-1 near Howard Ln. in Assumption Parish. Investigators say the car they were riding in... more »
June 15, 2014 7:55 PM
IBERVILLE PARISH - State police says the driver of the car in the deadly crash on the Basin Bridge is out of the hospital and in jail.
Investigators say Lois Rudd, 24, flipped her SUV over the guard rail on the Basin Bridge into the swamp below. In her... more »
June 14, 2014 10:54 AM
IBERVILLE PARISH - State police say one woman will be arrested on a homicide charge once released from the hospital. This after a fatal crash that caused traffic headaches for more than four hours Friday night into Saturday morning.
Lois Rudd, 24, was traveling west on I-10 just past... more »
June 9, 2014 4:28 PM
PIERRE PART - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said a 4-year-old child died after being hit by a car Monday.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the driver of the vehicle did not see the child while pulling into a residence on Cousin St. in Pierre Part.
Deputies said the... more »
June 7, 2014 10:47 AM
GLYNN - State police say a man was killed in a car crash Friday night in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Officials say Justin Thompson, 22, died in a single vehicle crash just before 10pm on La. hwy 416 west of La. hwy 415.
Police say Thompson ran off the... more »
May 30, 2014 6:02 AM
SORRENTO - State police say a 41-year-old Thibodaux woman has died in a four vehicle crash in Ascension Parish. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on Louisiana Highway 70 south of Sorrento. Trooper Jared Sandifer says Tiffany Moore was southbound when she failed to slow down for traffic congestion. Sandifer says... more »
May 29, 2014 6:21 AM
PLAQUEMINE - State Police said two Denham Springs men died in a fiery wreck Wednesday evening in Iberville Parish.
Troopers said Charles K. Pope, 53, and Maurice A. Cormier, 52, were killed in the wreck on LA 1148 just west of LA 1 in Plaquemine.
Investigators said around... more »
May 29, 2014 3:06 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has approved a former New Orleans police officer's request for a transfer from a federal prison in California while he awaits a new trial in connection with fatal shootings after Hurricane Katrina. Robert Faulcon is one of five ex-police officers who face a retrial... more »
May 27, 2014 9:12 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said a man killed in a deadly crash this morning in Livingston Parish was fleeing from authorities after stealing two vehicles.
A sheriff's office spokesperson said State Police, LPSO, Walker Police and Denham Springs Police were all investigating the wreck, which shut down 4-H... more »
May 26, 2014 7:30 AM
ST. AMANT - Crews had just found the body of a man who fell off a boat in the Diversion Canal when a car crash nearby claimed the life of a Holden man.
According to Fire Chief James Leblanc, the accident happened at 3:00 a.m. Monday morning on Hwy.... more »
May 23, 2014 4:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Memorial Day weekend is off to a deadly start on the roadway in Baton Rouge.
A car drove off the interstate and into Bayou Manchac near the East Baton Rouge-Ascension Parish line just after midnight Friday. It happened off of I-10 East just past the... more »
May 11, 2014 1:37 PM
MORGAN CITY - A New Iberia man died Saturday night after his vehicle ran off Louisiana Highway 318 in St. Mary Parish. Trooper First Class Stephen Hammons says the vehicle struck several trees and caught fire. Hammons says 65-year-old George Carter was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers are still... more »
May 10, 2014 10:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say Austin Stewart, 22, was shot and killed Friday evening.
It happened on Swart Street, near I-10 and Terrace Avenue.
Officials say someone saw the victim as they passed by the scene and called police.
No other details have been released... more »
April 21, 2014 9:18 AM
GREENWELL SPRINGS - Louisiana State Police spent most of the day on the scene of an accident on LA-37 in Greenwell Springs.
According to State Police, a gravel truck overturned on LA-37 near Jim Price Rd. The driver of the truck was killed.
The highway was closed for... more »
April 19, 2014 7:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say Eddie Lee Marshall, 63, was the victim of a deadly shooting Saturday afternoon in Old South Baton Rouge.
Police say it happened on the 600 block of Polk Street. An unidentified 37-year-old female was also shot twice in the leg, but is... more »
April 19, 2014 1:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they responded to a fatal shooting at approximately 1:15 p.m. Saturday.
Police say it happened on the 600 block of Polk Street.
Officials say Eddie Marshall, 63, was pronounced dead on the scene. An unidentified 37-year-old female was shot twice in... more »
April 11, 2014 6:47 AM
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) - A manhunt across Florida has ended with the surrender of an SUV driver wanted in a fatal crash at a day care that killed a 4-year-old whose mother pleaded for him to turn himself in. Twenty-eight-year-old Robert Alex Corchado was charged Thursday with leaving the... more »
April 1, 2014 6:35 AM
KENTWOOD - Louisiana State Police say a 59-year-old Mississippi man died after his car ran off the side of Interstate 55, struck an embankment and overturned several times before stopping in a water-filled creek. Master Trooper Greg Marchand says Bobby E. Ross, of McComb, Miss., was pronounced dead at the... more »