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  • Indianapolis police officer shot, suspect killed after chase

    July 25, 2016 9:47 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Indianapolis police say an officer has been shot and another officer is injured following a chase and exchange of gunfire with a suspect, who was killed. Indianapolis Police Chief Troy Riggs told reporters Monday evening that the officer who was shot was taken to a hospital and... more »
  • Livingston Parish president urges for prayer and unity after Sunday shooting

    July 18, 2016 10:13 AM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks released a statement on the Sunday morning shooting where three Baton Rouge officers were killed and another three were injured. Sheriff’s deputy Brad Garafola, BRPD officers BRPD officers Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald were by the lone gunman, 29-year-old Gavin Long, on... more »
  • Mother kills two daughters, one was to be married Monday

    June 27, 2016 6:28 PM

    KATY – Monday was going to be Taylor Sheats’ wedding day but she, along with her sister, were shot and killed by their mother last week outside of their Ft. Bend County home. The shooting happened Friday afternoon in Ft. Bend County near Katy, Texas. Investigators say that 22-year-old... more »
  • Cincinnati Zoo gorilla killed after 4-year-old falls into exhibit

    May 30, 2016 1:01 PM

    CINCINNATI- A 4-year-old boy was hospitalized and a gorilla was shot and killed after the child fell into the animal’s exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Cincinnati emergency crews and police responded to a report of a child falling in the gorilla exhibit around 4 p.m. Saturday.... more »
  • Off-duty cop kills man who went on stabbing rampage, killing 2

    May 10, 2016 10:47 PM

    TAUNTON, MA - Authorities have identified a man who they say killed two people and wounded four others in stabbing attacks at a home and a shopping mall in Massachusetts before being shot dead. The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that 28-year-old Arthur Darosa crashed a car outside... more »
  • Lawyer says DA correct for ruling out charges in shooting of mentally ill man

    May 6, 2016 12:03 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - An attorney for the sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a mentally ill man at his Louisiana home last year is praising authorities for reaching the "correct result" and ruling out any criminal charges against his client. Attorney Pay Magee says Sgt. Pittard Chapman of the... more »
  • Driver in crash that killed 5, arrested hours prior for DUI

    February 14, 2016 12:55 PM

    DAYTON, Ohio - Records show the driver of a wrong-way car that killed five in a crash including himself was jailed just over a day earlier on suspicion of drunken driving. Driver James Pohlabeln was arrested early Thursday after his car collided with a parked car. The paper reports Pohlabeln... more »
  • Two killed in 16 car California crash

    February 14, 2016 12:36 PM

    MERCED, Calif. - Authorities say two men died over the weekend in a car crash that set off a series of collisions involving 16 cars in a foggy Central California highway. California Highway Patrol Officer Moises Onsurez says two passengers were killed and the driver had major injuries after their... more »
  • Louisiana sheriff's deputy killed, former inmate arrested

    January 14, 2016 2:53 PM

    HOMER, La. - Authorities have arrested a former inmate in the death of a sheriff's deputy whose body was found earlier this week in a shallow grave near her north Louisiana home. Louisiana State Police Trooper Matt Harris says 35-year-old Jermaine Johnson was booked with second-degree murder on Tuesday. Bond... more »
  • LSP say Zachary woman killed in NYE crash

    January 1, 2016 10:18 AM

    ZACHARY - State Police said a Zachary woman wasn't wearing a seat belt when she was killed in a three-vehicle wreck overnight in East Baton Rouge Parish. Troopers said 45-year-old Joycelyn Tennart died in the wreck on US 61 north of LA 64 around 8 p.m. LSP said... more »
  • Two people killed by Chicago police officer identified

    December 26, 2015 12:28 PM

    CHICAGO - The Cook County medical examiner has identified two people killed in a Chicago police shooting as a 19-year-old black man and 55-year-old black woman. Spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman says Quientonio Legreir and Betty R. Jones were killed early Saturday on the city's West Side. Jones was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Family: Louisiana man killed by deputy not violent

    December 23, 2015 3:00 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE - Family members of a 32-year-old mentally ill man killed by a sheriff's deputy say authorities were serving an order for protective custody when he was shot inside his home. Barbara Noel is quoted by The Advertiser as saying her son Michael Noel was shot Monday after resisting... more »
  • Cop killer can't be executed, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules

    December 16, 2015 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal appeals court ruled Kevan Brumfield is not eligible to be put to death. Earlier this month , his attorneys asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to declare him mentally disabled. In its decision, the court wrote Wednesday, "Brumfield is intellectually disabled and, accordingly,... more »
  • Children in state's care after double murder, suicide Play Video

    December 16, 2015 2:54 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Investigators said three children are in the state's care after their parents died in a double murder and suicide overnight in Independence. Police Chief Frank Edwards said the kids are ages 15 and younger and in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services. ... more »
  • New Orleans police officer kills driver during traffic stop

    December 14, 2015 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an officer shot and killed a driver early Monday after a shot was fired during a traffic stop. Police spokesman Frank Robertson says Officer Fredrick Carter, a 14-year veteran of the department, stopped a van for a license plate violation. Robertson says Carter... more »
  • Woman drives into bayou, dies after wreck

    December 11, 2015 5:21 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Authorities in Iberville Parish said a woman drove off into a bayou in the Grosse Tete area and later died Friday. Chief Deputy Stephen Engolio with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said the wreck happened along LA 77 this morning in Grosse Tete. Engolio said... more »
  • Teen arrested, more suspects sought after deadly shooting

    December 10, 2015 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a 16-year-old has been arrested and more arrests are coming in a deadly shooting overnight in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies charged the juvenile with being principal to first-degree murder and armed robbery in the death of Osval Andrades, 22. The shooting... more »
  • School, community mourn death of 14-year-old student Play Video

    December 10, 2015 1:29 PM

    GEISMAR - Flags at Dutchtown High School were lowered to half-staff the day after State Police said a 14-year-old student was hit by a pickup and died while riding his bike. Authorities said Brennan Rube was riding his bike south on LA 73 around 6 p.m. Wednesday when a... more »
  • LSP believe biker was impaired before deadly wreck

    December 10, 2015 10:57 AM

    ST. AMANT - State Police said they believe a motorcycle operator was impaired before he crashed into a mailbox and was thrown from his bike overnight in Ascension Parish. Troopers said 43-year-old John Carrizal of Decatur, Ala. died at the scene of the wreck around 11 p.m. Wednesday. ... more »
  • Pentagon says airstrike killed terror leader in Somalia

    December 7, 2015 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Pentagon official says the U.S. killed a senior leader of the al-Shabab extremist group in an airstrike last week in Somalia. The Dec. 2 strike that killed three was announced Monday by Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis. Davis identified the targeted al-Shabab senior leader as Abdirahman... more »
  • 16-year-old shot, killed in Mid-City

    December 4, 2015 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 16-year-old was shot and killed Friday afternoon in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to authorities. The shooting happened on Spain Street at around 1:15 p.m. Friday and the teen was found dead on arrival at unoccupied apartment, officials told News 2. Family members in... more »
  • Woman dies after shooting near Gardere

    December 4, 2015 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies are investigating a deadly shooting at 8338 Amy Drive near Gardere Friday morning where a woman was shot in the head. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Hicks said 27-year-old Louisa Garcia was transported to a local hospital where she later died. Hicks said Juan Angel Delarca... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly I-10 big rig pileup

    December 2, 2015 11:21 AM

    RAMAH - State Police identified the victim in a deadly crash on I-10 as a Tennessee man whose 18-wheeler ran into the trailers of two other big rigs on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Investigators said 42-year-old Karl Lindberg of Crossville, Tenn. died at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital... more »
  • Independence woman killed in crash

    December 1, 2015 2:19 PM

    ALBANY - State Police said a Livingston Parish woman died and another person was injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning. Investigators said 49-year-old Peggy Perry of Independence died when her pickup ran off the road and overturned. A passenger with her was moderately injured. LSP said the... more »
  • Man crossing Airline Highway hit and killed by car

    November 27, 2015 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 57-year-old man died on Thanksgiving evening after trying to cross Airline Highway in Baton Rouge on foot. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the man was hit by a car around 6:08 p.m. in the 7100 block of Airline Highway. McKneely said the man... more »
  • Afghan hospital said to be misidentified before being bombed

    November 25, 2015 10:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - An investigative report on the U.S. air attack that killed more than two dozen civilians at a medical charity's hospital in northern Afghanistan last month says the crew of the attacking plane misidentified the target, believing it to be a government compound taken over by the Taliban. The... more »
  • Chicago releases video of officer shooting teen

    November 24, 2015 6:39 PM

    CHICAGO - Chicago officials have released a video of a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager last year. The move Tuesday follows a judge's order last week to release the squad car dash-cam footage. Seventeen-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014. Police say... more »
  • Bicyclist hit, killed in crash

    November 15, 2015 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE -Baton Rouge Police are investigating a fatal crash that struck and killed a bicyclist Saturday night. A 26-year- old man was struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle. Police said it happened in the 2200 block of Lee Dr around 7:45 p.m. The cyclist died... more »
  • Pedestrian killed on Florida Blvd

    November 14, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating a deadly accident after a woman was hit Saturday morning. Police said a pedestrian was stuck by a car along Florida Blvd and Lobdell Ave around 7:30 a.m. It's unclear if the vehicle fled the scene or not. Watch WBRZ... more »
  • Military: US 'reasonably certain' Jihadi John is dead

    November 13, 2015 11:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. military spokesman Steve Warren says officials are "reasonably certain" they have killed the Islamic State militant known as Jihadi John with a Hellfire missile fired from a drone. Warren says the world is better off without the man believed to have beheaded several Western hostages, whom the... more »
  • Bond set at $1M for Marksville officers accused of killing child

    November 9, 2015 12:07 PM

    MARKSVILLE - A judge set a bond of $1 million each for two Marksville law enforcement officers who face murder charges for shooting and killing a 6-year-old child during a police pursuit last week. Derrick Stafford, 32, of Mansura, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, of Marksville face charges of... more »
  • Mother kills child, herself at Phoenix-area hospital

    November 7, 2015 11:29 AM

    MESA, Ariz. - Police say it appears a mother of a patient at a suburban Phoenix children's hospital took her child's life before taking her own. Authorities say staff at Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa found a woman and her 5-year-old child dead inside the child's room sometime... more »
  • Son faces murder charges after parents' remains found

    October 31, 2015 12:32 PM

    WESTON - The lawyer for a Connecticut man accused of killing his parents says his client could be arraigned as soon as Monday. Eugene Riccio said Saturday he expects 27-year-old Kyle Navin will be served with arrest papers by Connecticut State Police sometime this weekend. Navin is currently being held... more »
  • Vietnam vet killed while bicycling near home in Prairieville Play Video

    October 29, 2015 11:51 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish are searching for clues that could identify the driver who hit and killed a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran early Saturday morning. Investigators say Daniel LaFleur Sr. was riding his bicycle away from a polling station at Prairieville Primary on Parker Road around 7... more »
  • Man indicted in Shreveport officer's death pleads not guilty

    October 26, 2015 2:25 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A man accused in the slaying of Shreveport Police Officer Thomas LaValley has entered a not guilty plea to a charge of first-degree murder. The Times reports 27-year-old Grover Cannon entered the plea Monday in state court. His next hearing date is Dec. 21. The state indicated it... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man in death of Shreveport police officer

    October 16, 2015 10:34 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A 27-year-old Shreveport man faces a first-degree murder charge for his alleged role in the death of police officer Thomas LaValley. Grover Cannon is currently being held without bond at Caddo Correctional Center. The Times reports a Caddo Parish grand jury returned the first-degree murder indictment on Thursday.... more »
  • Police identify cyclist killed in crash

    October 12, 2015 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a cyclist who officers said was killed in a crash early Sunday morning in Baton Rouge. Cpl. Don Coppola said 45-year-old Ernest Smith Jr. died in the wreck, which happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 6500 block of Plank Road. ... more »
  • Two killed in Bayou Sorrel wreck

    October 12, 2015 12:02 PM

    BAYOU SORREL - Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said two people died in a wreck this morning in the Bayou Sorrel area. Stassi said the wreck happened shortly after 10 a.m. on Highway 75 at Stampley Drive. The sheriff later identified the people killed in the crash as James... more »
  • Boy, 10, accidentally killed on hunting trip

    October 11, 2015 5:54 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities say a 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed during a hunting trip in northern Utah. The Cache County Sheriff's Office says the boy was sitting on the floor of a four-wheeler to stay warm when a hunting companion pulled alongside the vehicle. Deputies say... more »
  • Off-duty Memphis police officer shot, killed

    October 11, 2015 5:16 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Authorities say an off-duty Memphis police officer is dead after being shot multiple times. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said 31-year-old Terence Olridge was taken to a local hospital on Sunday where he later died. Armstrong said officers got a call around 1 p.m. about a shooting... more »
  • Company IDs workers killed in plant explosion

    October 9, 2015 11:33 AM

    GIBSON - Company officials identified two workers who died in an explosion Thursday at a natural gas plant in Terrebonne Parish. Officials with Danos said 40-year-old Samuel Brinlee of Berwick and 36-year-old Casey Ordoyne of Larose died in the explosion at the Williams Fields gas plant, according to WWL-TV.... more »
  • Mississippi woman killed in head-on crash near Hammond

    October 6, 2015 4:59 PM

    HAMMOND - A Mississippi woman was killed in a head-on crash after driving the wrong way on Interstate 55 near Hammond. Louisiana State Police, in a news release, identified the victim as 53-year-old Donna I. James, of Macon, Mississippi. Authorities say James, about 1 a.m. Tuesday, was driving north in... more »
  • Military personnel killed in Afghanistan identified

    October 3, 2015 4:30 PM

    DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - The Department of Defense has identified the six American airmen killed when a U.S. Air Force military transport plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan. The airmen were identified Saturday as: Capt. Jonathan Golden, 33, of Camarillo, California; Capt. Jordan Pierson, 28, of Abilene, Texas; Staff... more »
  • One person killed in Highway 16 wreck

    October 2, 2015 2:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State police closed part of Highway 16 in northern Livingston Parish after a deadly wreck just after noon Friday. Authorities said one person was killed and two people were injured in the wreck. It happened around 12:35 p.m. at 37742 Highway 16, north of Watson. ... more »
  • NOPD: LaPlace man dies in motorcycle wreck

    October 1, 2015 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a motorcycle rider died when he hit an overpass guard rail and flew off, landing under a railroad car that had stopped on ground-level tracks. Officer Juan Barnes says the 34-year-old LaPlace man died at the scene in spite of help from... more »
  • Man arrested after deadly stabbing Play Video

    September 29, 2015 11:19 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police arrested a man after they said he stabbed a woman to death on the front lawn of a Denham Springs home early Tuesday morning. Denham Springs Police accused Kent Scott of killing the 52-year-old woman, whose name was not released. Investigators said the stabbing... more »
  • Man dies after pushing his wife to safety

    September 28, 2015 8:54 PM

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA- A man on a sidewalk pushed his wife to safety as a car careened toward them and he was hit and killed. Juan Mena-Brito was hit by the car after it collided with another vehicle in an intersection. Witnesses say Mena-Brito pushed his wife out of the... more »
  • ATV driver accused of being on drugs in deadly wreck

    September 28, 2015 5:38 PM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS - Sheriff's investigators said Monday that toxicology tests showed a woman had several drugs in her system when she was driving an ATV which flipped and killed one of several children riding with her earlier this year. Deputies charged 35-year-old Jodie Easley on Monday with driving while... more »
  • Murder-suicide cause of death in deadly Eunice fire

    September 28, 2015 2:52 PM

    EUNICE - State fire marshals say the cause of death in a deadly house fire in Eunice that left a woman and her two children dead is murder-suicide. In a press conference Monday afternoon, Eunice Police said the mother, 39-year-old Carla Wotford, is believed to have shot her two... more »
  • 4 killed, 12 critically injured in Seattle crash

    September 24, 2015 4:21 PM

    SEATTLE - The Seattle fire chief says four people died at the scene of a crash involving a charter bus, an amphibious tour vehicle and two passenger cars. Chief Harold Scoggins said at a news conference Thursday that 12 were critically injured, higher than previously reported. Many others received... more »
  • BRPD investigating early morning crash that killed pedestrian

    September 18, 2015 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a early Friday morning crash that killed a pedestrian. Baton Rouge Police said the wreck happened at around 3:50 a.m. Friday in the 7100 block of Airline Hwy when a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. The man was taken to... more »
  • Alcohol use suspected in deadly wreck

    September 16, 2015 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they believe alcohol was a factor in a deadly wreck which killed a college-bound teen in Baton Rouge Tuesday night. Cpl. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police said Tashadow Gray, 19, died in the wreck which happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 4600 block... more »
  • Report: Louisiana 4th in rate of women murdered by men

    September 15, 2015 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A report finds that Louisiana ranks fourth in a disturbing category: the rate of women murdered by men. An annual study released Tuesday by The Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C., analyzed FBI homicide statistics for 2013, the most recent available. Researchers found that... more »
  • Prayer rally brings comfort to slain officer's family Play Video

    September 14, 2015 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a fallen Shreveport police officer said she found comfort in Monday's prayer rally for law enforcement officers held on the state Capitol steps in. Jackie LaValley is the mother of Officer Thomas LaValley, who was shot to death in early August when responding... more »
  • Sister says murder of her three brothers was "premeditated," shooter's family denies claim Play Video

    September 14, 2015 4:54 PM

    BAKER - The sister of three men who deputies said were killed by 60-year-old Rodney Chemin this weekend in Baker said she met the man before, and that she's still reeling from the tragedy and what she needs to do next. Patricia Allen said she's still processing the loss... more »
  • Louisiana Police pay tribute to slain Houston deputy Play Video

    September 4, 2015 1:18 PM

    SLIDELL – Multiple Louisiana law enforcement agencies paid tribute to a fallen Texas sheriff’s deputy by lining a street in Slidell Friday. Police from around the nation were among thousands of people gathered at a Houston church for the funeral of slain Harris County Sherriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth. ... more »
  • 1 Marine killed, 9 hurt in helicopter hard landing

    September 3, 2015 7:53 AM

    CAMP LEJEUNE- One Marine has been killed and 9 others were hurt when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Capt. Ryan Elizabeth Alvis said in a statement that the CH-53E helicopter came down hard during a training exercise around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Alvis said... more »
  • Officer fatally shot, prompting manhunt in northern Illinois

    September 1, 2015 1:23 PM

    FOX LAKE, Ill. - Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed. Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose says the officer was pursuing people described as suspicious when he was shot and killed in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. He tells... more »
  • Troopers seek to ID bicyclist killed in US 190 crash

    September 1, 2015 11:44 AM

    ROBERT - Louisiana State Police report a bicyclist was killed Monday night when she was rear-ended by an SUV as she attempted to ride across the US 190 Tangipahoa River Bridge. The yet to be identified woman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office... more »
  • Houston deputy shot 15 times while pumping gas

    August 31, 2015 12:05 PM

    HOUSTON - Authorities say a suburban Houston police officer who was ambushed at a gas station was shot 15 times. Shannon J. Miles appeared briefly in state District Court on Monday. He is being held without bond and was appointed two attorneys. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said Deputy... more »
  • Funeral arrangements released for murdered officer

    August 28, 2015 4:32 PM

    SUNSET - The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office released funeral arrangements for a Sunset Police officer who investigators said was murdered during a man's violent rampage this week. Captain Clay Higgins said Officer Henry Nelson would be laid to rest Sept. 5 at Zion Traveler's Church in Sunset. Viewing... more »
  • Pentagon: IS hacker killed in US strike also was recruiter

    August 28, 2015 2:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military says the Islamic State group hacker killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria had been recruiting sympathizers in the West to carry out "lone wolf" terrorist attacks. A spokesman for Central Command, Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder, told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday... more »
  • Sheriff says rampage suspect found unresponsive in cell

    August 28, 2015 12:31 PM

    SUNSET - Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said a St. Landry Parish man accused of killing two people during a crime spree in a small town was found unresponsive in his cell Friday and taken to the hospital. Guidroz said guards found Harrison Riley Jr. unresponsive when they went to rouse... more »
  • Son of slain U. S. Marshal Josie Wells born

    August 27, 2015 5:50 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The wife of Deputy U. S. Marshal Josie Wells, who was shot and killed while he was tracking a fugitive in north Baton Rouge, gave birth to their son Thursday according to the U. S. Marshal's Service. Channing Wells named the boy Josie Wells Jr., according... more »
  • Small town taking stock after shooting, standoff, fire

    August 27, 2015 2:35 PM

    SUNSET - People in Sunset who were affected by a deadly shooting, stabbing, and standoff with police Wednesday started assessing the damage left by the violence. Police said 35-year-old Harrison Lee Riley Jr. stabbed three women during an altercation at a home on St. Anna Street, killing Shameka Johnson.... more »
  • 4 killed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika hits island

    August 27, 2015 1:43 PM

    ROSEAU, Dominica - A police official in Dominica says at least four people have died in severe flooding and mudslides caused by Tropical Storm Erika on the eastern Caribbean island. Superintendent Daniel Carbon tells The Associated Press that three of the deaths occurred during a mudslide in the southeast... more »
  • WATCH: Officers caught in the crossfire Play Video

    August 27, 2015 12:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff is worried the next generation of law enforcement officers might be rethinking their careers after watching so many officers die in the line of duty. "There's just no care about what happens to the man standing next to you,"... more »
  • Ohio mom accused of killing 3 sons could face death penalty

    August 25, 2015 5:19 PM

    BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio - An Ohio woman accused of killing her three sons over a 13-month period out of jealousy at the attention her husband paid them has been indicted on aggravated murder charges and could face the death penalty. Aggravated murder charges against Brittany Pilkington in Bellefontaine were announced Tuesday... more »
  • Man describes tackling trooper shooting suspect

    August 24, 2015 6:24 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - The good Samaritan who helped capture a man accused of shooting a state trooper says he was first warned off by bystanders but charged up anyway to try to help the trooper in distress. In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Robert LeDoux said he... more »
  • Louisiana Tech student-athlete killed in accident

    August 16, 2015 11:29 AM

    MOUNT IDA, Ark. - Arkansas State Police have released details about a head-on collision that killed a track-and-field athlete and engineering major at Louisiana Tech University. Police say 22-year-old Noah James Riche of Madisonville, Louisiana, died in the Friday afternoon crash on Highway 270 east of Mount Ida, near the... more »
  • Father of murdered infant to be charged

    August 11, 2015 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they will charge the father of a Baton Rouge infant who died this weekend with her murder. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said charges against 28-year-old John William Hope will be upgraded from second degree cruelty to a juvenile to first degree murder for... more »
  • College football player killed after burglary attempt

    August 8, 2015 11:41 AM

    ARLINGTON, Texas - A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed a college football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the dead man as Christian Taylor, of... more »
  • Vandals attack vacation home of dentist who killed Cecil

    August 5, 2015 11:10 AM

    MARCO ISLAND - Police in southwest Florida say vandals spray-painted the words "lion killer" on the garage door of the vacation home owned by a Minnesota dentist who has been identified as the hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Marco Island police Capt. David Baer says the vandals... more »
  • Defendant shot, killed outside Mississippi courthouse

    August 3, 2015 11:52 AM

    CANTON, Miss. - A law enforcement official says a man fatally shot a defendant waiting outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning. Madison County sheriff Randy Tucker says a suspect has been arrested and is in custody in the Madison County jail. According to an indictment forwarded to The... more »
  • Neighborhood terror killed

    July 29, 2015 8:59 PM

    JONESBURG, MO - A 15-foot long Burmese python that roamed a neighborhood and scared residents was killed by one of them. A man shot the 160-pound snake in a rural area of Warren County, about 50 miles west of St. Louis. Neighbors say the snake was responsible for killing... more »
  • Ohio cop faces murder charge in driver's killing Play Video

    July 29, 2015 1:21 PM

    WARNING - The body camera video attached to this story is graphic in nature. CINCINNATI - A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges. Hamilton County's prosecutor says Wednesday that... more »
  • Movie theater victims remembered for zeal to change the world Play Video

    July 24, 2015 6:39 PM

    LAFAYETTE- The pain in the air in the City of Lafayette was palpable Friday. Across the city, state and nation people mourned for the victims in Thursday's movie massacre. The shooting claimed the lives of 21-year old Mayci Breaux and 33-year old Jillian Johnson. Tears of sadness moistened... more »
  • Investigators probe deadly Lafayette theater shooting Play Video

    July 23, 2015 11:42 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Law enforcement and local officials said Friday they've begun the "marathon" investigation into a gunman who killed two people and wounded many more overnight at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette. Louisiana State Police said 59-year-old John R. Houser of Alabama fired randomly into the crowd at the... more »
  • New details recount soldiers' reaction in Chattanooga shooting

    July 22, 2015 12:37 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The FBI says a military service member opened fire on the Chattanooga gunman after he crashed through the gates of a military facility there. Ed Reinhold, the FBI's special agent in charge in Knoxville, said during a news conference Wednesday that a service member fired at... more »
  • Teen killed, 4-year-old shot in New Orleans

    July 21, 2015 5:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police said a teen died and a four-year-old was hurt in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans. Officer Frank Robertson with NOPD said the shooting happened around 3 p.m. at a home in the 6000 block of Boeing Street. Robertson said both victims were... more »
  • Man killed after hitting shopping cart

    July 19, 2015 12:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 41-year-old man died when his motorcycle hit a shopping cart on a six-lane highway and he was thrown from the motorcycle. Officer Garry Flot says the New Orleans man was riding north about 12:30 a.m. Sunday on South Carrollton Avenue near a... more »
  • Man arrested in deadly shooting at BREC park

    July 14, 2015 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a man of shooting and killing someone he got into a fight with Monday night in in Baton Rouge. BRPD charged 22-year-old Trestan Coats with manslaughter and illegal use of a weapon after the shooting around 7:50 p.m. Monday. Investigators said Coats and... more »
  • No charges over death of alligator that killed Texas swimmer

    July 9, 2015 1:37 PM

    ORANGE, TX - Texas wildlife officials will not pursue charges against a man who fatally shot an 11-foot alligator days after the reptile killed a swimmer. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department announced Thursday that the man, who had no permit to hunt alligators, was issued a warning. The man,... more »
  • Man convicted in murder, dismemberment sentenced to life

    July 9, 2015 12:12 PM

    GRETNA - A man convicted in the death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street dancer will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Terry Speaks was sentenced Thursday in the 2013 death of Jaren Lockhart. Multiple news reports say Judge Stephen Grefer also sentenced Speaks to 40 years for... more »
  • ISIS fighter makes July 4 threat, reportedly killed that day

    July 7, 2015 12:56 PM

    A day after a purported high-profile Western member of ISIS posted an ominous message on Twitter saying this Fourth of July would be a "day to remember," U.S.-led coalition missiles may have kept the promise for him - just probably not the way he meant. Today other Twitter accounts... more »
  • Fire kills 14 dogs at California pet boarding facility

    July 6, 2015 3:39 PM

    MONTEREY - Authorities say 14 dogs died in a fire at a Central California boarding facility that cares for pets while their owners are away on vacation. Inspector Mike Ventimiglia of the Monterey Fire Department said Monday it appears the dogs died of smoke inhalation. He says a cause for... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty to killing New Orleans officer

    July 6, 2015 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man accused of shooting and killing a New Orleans police officer while he was being taken to jail has pleaded not guilty. Thirty-three-year-old Travis Boys appeared Monday before a judge to enter a plea in the death of Officer Daryle Holloway. Prosecutors are seeking... more »
  • Teen killed while kneeboarding

    July 5, 2015 1:51 PM

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Authorities say a man has been arrested after the boat he was driving ran over and killed a 17-year-old girl on a kneeboard in Lake Norman. Investigators said 49-year-old Keith Cerven was charged with boating while intoxicated and may face more charges after prosecutors review the case.... more »
  • Watson child killed in UTV accident

    July 5, 2015 12:04 PM

    ST. HELENA, La. - The Fourth of July turned tragic for one Watson family. Gavin Knapp, 12, was riding on a UTV, when the driver made a sharp turn and flipped the vehicle, which landed on Knapp. Joshua Keith Tharpe, 36, was driving the vehicle, and was charged... more »

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