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  • 19-year-old killed in crash near Ascension Parish line

    April 25, 2015 3:05 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - State police are investigating a crash that killed a 19-year-old Luling man on LA 3127 near the Ascension Parish Line Friday. Troopers say 19-year-old Erskine Webster was driving south on LA 3127 when he tried to pass several vehicles in the rain around 5:30 in the afternoon.... more »
  • 21-year-old dies in Livingston two vehicle crash

    April 25, 2015 1:44 PM

    PORT VINCENT - State police say a 21-year-old woman died in a two vehicle crash on LA Hwy 42 east of LA Hwy 16 in Livingston Parish. Troopers say Alyssa Swain died Friday afternoon after she lost control of her car and crashed into an oncoming truck belonging to... more »
  • Mom killed but baby lives

    April 25, 2015 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A newborn child is hospitalized and expected to live after her mother was shot and killed earlier this weekend. 29-year-old Brittney Mills opened the door to her home on Ship Drive late Friday night. The home is off Florida Boulevard near Lobdell Avenue in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • One dead in Ascension Parish wreck

    April 24, 2015 6:58 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities said at least one person is dead in a wreck at the parish line between Ascension and St. James parishes. Officials said the wreck closed LA 3127 at LA 70, southeast of Donaldsonville. Two vehicles were involved, and one person was killed while two others... more »
  • Civil lawsuit set to be filed over Michael Brown's death

    April 23, 2015 7:48 AM

    ST. LOUIS- Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they will file a civil lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson. Attorneys for Michael Brown's family announced in a statement Wednesday night their... more »
  • Crash kills 63-year-old man from New Iberia

    April 18, 2015 1:12 PM

    NEW IBERIA - State police are investigating an accident in Iberia Parish that killed a 63-year-old man. It happened Friday night on the U.S. Highway 90 frontage road. The victim was identified as Wallace Davis of New Iberia. State police say Davis was driving a 2003 GMC pickup truck westbound... more »
  • Police: Alcohol could be a factor in early morning fatal crash

    April 12, 2015 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person died and another injured in a crash Sunday morning. Police say alcohol could be a factor in a crash around 3:00 a.m. where the driver of a sedan, Dennis Bridges, 51, failed to stop at a red light and crossed into on-coming traffic. ... more »
  • Disabled 68-year-old perishes in Pineville apartment fire

    April 5, 2015 5:39 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an apartment fire that killed a disabled and ailing 68-year-old man. Deputy Chief Brant Thompson says Robert Rivers' body was found in the charred ruins of his apartment in a Pineville fourplex. He says in a news release that... more »
  • Man wanted for shooting death of 13-year-old

    April 5, 2015 5:32 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police are looking for a 19-year-old man accused of firing into a crowd and killing a 13-year-old boy during a gathering at a park. Keandre Broadway was shot in the torso Saturday and died at University Health Medical Center Police said Sunday they have a warrant for... more »
  • Trooper injured in one of several crashes involving impaired drivers Easter morning

    April 5, 2015 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A trooper was injured and two people died in several crashes involving impaired drivers on Easter morning. In Baton Rouge Parish, troopers say Magen Alicia Hall was nearly double the legal alcohol limit when she allegedly plowed into that back of a trooper's SUV around 2:40... more »
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd former drummer dies in Georgia crash

    April 4, 2015 1:53 PM

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - The former drummer for the Southern hard rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robert Burns Jr., has died in a car crash in Georgia. Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Tracey Watson said Burns' vehicle went off a curve in a road near Cartersville just before midnight Saturday, striking a mailbox... more »
  • 1 dead and 10 injured in Opelousas crash

    March 28, 2015 4:08 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Louisiana State Police say a 55-year-old man is dead and 10 other people were injured when a Mercury Tracer changed lanes into the path of a pickup truck that was towing a Buick on U.S. 190 at Opelousas. Master Trooper Brooks David identifies the dead man as Harold... more »
  • One dead following busy night for BR firefighters check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 25, 2015 4:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was killed in an apartment fire early Wednesday morning, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Firefighters were called to the complex in the 800 block of North Carrollton just after 1 a.m. When they arrived on scene, the complex was "fully involved" in... more »
  • Officials: 3 dead in helicopter crash

    March 23, 2015 9:20 AM

    ORLANDO, FL - Police officials now say 3 people died when a helicopter crashed into the unoccupied guest home of a house near downtown Orlando. The helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon in a neighborhood of large, historic homes. Orlando police reported then that one person was found dead. On Monday, police... more »
  • Police investigate fatal accident involving dirt bike

    March 23, 2015 5:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 30-year-old man died when the dirt bike he was driving struck a metal bar. Officer Hilal Williams says the accident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Monday, near the intersection of North Peters and Flood Streets. Williams said the victim was pronounced dead... more »
  • Passenger train derails killing 26 people

    March 20, 2015 4:37 AM

    LUCKNOW, India - Police say the death toll has risen to 26 after three coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India. Police and rescue workers used gas cutters to rip apart the wreckage to find people who who were feared to be trapped. Ram Murath Yadav, a police... more »
  • Man killed, a second injured in Livingston Parish crash

    March 10, 2015 8:21 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Walker man was killed and a second passenger injured in a crash in Livingston Parish late Monday night, Louisiana State Police say. Garrett Minard, 21, died in the single-car accident on LA Hwy 1019, east of LA Hwy 16. Crash investigators say he was driving... more »
  • Man arrested with DWI in fatal hit-and-run crash

    March 8, 2015 3:14 PM

    GRAMERCY - A driver is charged for negligent homicide in a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman early Sunday morning in St. James Parish. The crash took the life of 25-year-old Brittany Harris of Vacherie at the intersection of LA Hwy 3125 and LA Hwy 3213 around 5:45 a.m.... more »
  • Woman, 73, dies in Opelousas house fire

    March 3, 2015 12:13 PM

    OPELOUSAS - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a house fire in Opelousas where the body of a female victim was recovered. Officials say St. Landry Parish District 3 firefighters were dispatched the home just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, where they found a single-story, wood-framed house... more »
  • Teen killed in ATV accident

    February 23, 2015 4:56 AM

    WAVELAND, MS - Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk has identified a teen killed in an ATV accident over the weekend Faulk says 16-year-old Chaz Gill died at the scene. Don Bass, chief deputy with the Hancock County Sheriff's office, says the accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday when the... more »
  • Alabama man killed in Terrebonne Parish crash

    February 21, 2015 5:17 PM

    HOUMA - State police say a man from Alabama died in a single vehicle crash on LA 57 Saturday afternoon. The crash claimed the life of 53-year-old Danny Thomas of Robertsdale, Al around 1:30 p.m. in Houma. Troopers say Thomas was driving north on LA 57 just south... more »
  • Driver killed in single vehicle crash

    February 21, 2015 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened on Airline Hwy. and Dawnadele Ave. early Saturday morning. Police say the driver of the vehicle was traveling southbound on Airline and drifted off the highway hitting a traffic light pole around 4 p.m. Investigators say the... more »
  • Friday night crash closed Juban Road

    February 20, 2015 8:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police closed Juban Road for part of Friday evening after a crash south of I-12. Video captured by a WBRZ photographer on the scene shows a damaged, large truck and a mangled, smaller sedan. Witnesses said at least one person was taken to the hospital.... more »
  • I-10 East reopens following deadly crash on bridge

    February 16, 2015 2:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 East has reopened following a fatal accident on the Mississippi River Bridge. BRPD officers were called to an accident involving multiple vehicles just before 2:30 a.m. Several people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Their condition is unknown at this time. Officials... more »
  • After wreck, airlifted driver dies at hospital

    February 13, 2015 7:47 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A Baton Rouge man was killed in a single-car accident in Livingston Parish Thursday night, according to Louisiana State Police. The wreck happened around 8:30 p.m. on LA Hwy 63 south of LA Hwy 449. Crash investigators say Louis L. Gurka, III, 55, wasn't wearing a seatbelt... more »
  • CBS '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

    February 12, 2015 2:13 AM

    NEW YORK - Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars, has died in a car crash. Police say a town car in which 73-year-old Simon was a passenger hit another car stopped at a Manhattan traffic light Wednesday night and then slammed into... more »
  • Woman dies in motorcycle crash in East Feliciana

    February 8, 2015 6:53 PM

    Clinton - Louisiana State Troopers are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that took the life of a woman on LA Hwy 432 east of LA Hwy 67 in East Feliciana Parish. Troopers say 61-year-old Debra N. Justilian of Slidell died after her motorcycle ran off the road into an... more »
  • Deadly fire kills family of four

    January 31, 2015 2:05 PM

    MARKSVILLE - Four people have died following a mobile home fire in Avoyelles Parish. The state Fire Marshal's office says that four people died in the fire late Thursday including 32-year-old Stanley Charrier; his mother, 62-year-old Catherine Charrier; his 9-year-old son Carlin Charrier and his 12-year-old stepdaughter Emily Graham Monique... more »
  • Police identify victim of deadly crash on Mississippi River Bridge

    January 31, 2015 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man from Crowley died due to a wreck involving a motorcycle and two trucks on I-10 Mississippi River Bridge Saturday afternoon. The cleanup efforts of the accident left drivers sitting on a closed road for hours. Baton Rouge police say 47-year-old Roger Bently... more »
  • Gonzales man dies in West Feliciana Parish crash

    January 21, 2015 5:55 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - State police say a 73-year-old Gonzales man died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 61 near St. Francisville. Trooper Jared Sandifer says pickup driven by Felix Lipoma pulled out of a private driver Tuesday afternoon and struck the rear wheels of an 18-wheeler. He says the... more »
  • Man killed in collision with semi

    January 20, 2015 10:47 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A man from Gonzales was killed in a crash with an 18-wheeler Tuesday. State Police said Felix Lipoma, 73, was pulling out of a private drive and onto Highway 61 north of La. 10 when he hit the rear wheels of the tractor trailer. The impact... more »
  • 3 killed, 4 injured in wreck in Natchitoches Parish

    January 19, 2015 2:03 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - Louisiana State Police are investigating a wreck in Natchitoches Parish that left three people dead and four injured. Police said in a statement that a Nissan headed north on U.S. Highway 71 south of Clarence crossed the center line, colliding with a Pontiac around 5 p.m. Sunday. The... more »
  • LSP: Woman killed in wreck wasn't wearing seat belt

    January 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    ROBERT - State Police said a Mandeville woman wasn't wearing her seat belt when her vehicle ran into a tree and killed her Sunday night in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers said 40-year-old Bridget Rodriguez lost control of her vehicle and crashed while traveling on LA 445 near Robert, La. ... more »
  • Plank Road reopens following deadly crash

    January 8, 2015 4:38 PM

    BAKER - A man, not wearing a seat belt, was killed in a head-on crash with a semi that closed Plank Road for hours Thursday evening and into early Friday morning. Jeffrey G. Blackwell, 25, of Baton Rouge, died in the wreck north of Groom Road shortly before 4:30.... more »
  • 2 dead in 18-vehicle pileup on Pennsylvania highway

    January 8, 2015 2:08 AM

    CLARION, PA - Two people have died and nearly two dozen have been injured in an 18-vehicle pileup during a whiteout on a highway in western Pennsylvania. The chain reaction crash happened Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 80 in Clarion Township. State police say nine trucks, several of them tractor-trailers, and... more »
  • Deadly house fire caused by pot left on stove check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2015 5:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters identified a Baton Rouge man who died in a house fire overnight. Investigators said 58-year-old Vernon Mack died from smoke inhalation when his home in the 5200 block of Stearns caught fire just before midnight. FIrefighters said they believe Mack fell asleep and left... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly morning fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 30, 2014 5:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators released the name of the person killed by a house fire in Baton Rouge overnight. A Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesperson said Tommy Lee Bates was found dead in the house at 835 Myrtle Street after firefighters were able to get into the burning building.... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed Sunday night

    December 29, 2014 8:04 AM

    YOUNGSVILLE - State police say a Youngsville man was attempting to walk across U.S. Highway 90 in St. Martin Parish when he was hit by a small SUV. Master Trooper Brooks David says 48-year-old Brian Bearden was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced death Sunday night. David said the... more »
  • Motorcycle rider killed in wreck

    December 24, 2014 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 37-year-old Baker man died Wednesday when his motorcycle was hit by an SUV on Scenic Highway. Baton Rouge Police said Ethin Davis died after the wreck around 11:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Scenic Highway. Investigators said a woman driving an... more »
  • Woman killed in New Orleans hit-and-run

    December 22, 2014 7:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a 37-year-old woman dead. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 10. Police say the unidentified victim was westbound when her SUV was struck by another vehicle. Investigators say the victim then exited her vehicle... more »
  • Man dies in overnight fire in New Roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Police identify woman who died after being hit by car

    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 »
  • Motorcyclist killed in Avoyelles Parish crash

    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 »
  • Funeral today for teen killed in crash

    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 »
  • Bond set for driver accused in deadly DWI crash

    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 »
  • Tangipahoa Parish man dies in house fire

    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 »
  • LSP suspects driver who caused deadly wreck was on drugs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Kenner police investigate hit-run fatal accident

    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 »
  • Mother, 2 young sons among 6 dead in plane crash

    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 »
  • Driver killed in single vehicle crash in Lafayette

    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 »
  • Accident involving bear kills three, injures eight others

    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 »
  • Two dead in head-on crash

    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 »
  • Drunk driving suspected in deadly crash

    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 »
  • Fiery crash kills 2 in Concordia Parish

    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 »
  • Crash kills 16-year-old girl, injures woman

    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 »
  • Geismar man killed in crash early Wednesday morning

    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 »
  • Fundraising for fire victims as school reopens

    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 »
  • House fire kills two adults, three kids in New Orleans check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Man shot, killed by Natchitoches deputies

    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 »
  • Drug deal leads to deadly shooting in Port Allen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Motorcyclist dies in Iberia Parish crash

    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 »
  • Child killed, 3 injured in La. head-on crash

    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 »
  • Driver dies in Ouachita Parish crash

    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 »
  • Pedestrian killed on Florida Blvd. identified

    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 »

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