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  • Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    April 17, 2014 6:47 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Michael Knight says rescue workers were called Wednesday afternoon to a blast at the Rio Ammunition plant in... more »
  • Man shot by deputy when he refused to stop attacking mother

    April 15, 2014 3:46 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police said they're investigating a deputy-involved shooting after a domestic disturbance in Tangipahoa Parish Tuesday afternoon. LSP Sgt. Nick Manale said deputies shot and killed Michael Nichols, 48, after he wouldn't stop stabbing his mother at their home off Happywoods Road near the I-12/I-55 interchange. ... more »
  • BRPD: Shooting victim had long record Play Video

    April 8, 2014 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for answers after a man was shot and found dead in a canal near Washington Ave and Belfair Drive. Police said Tuesday they aren't sure what killed 38-year-old Alexander Jason Scott, the gunshot wounds he suffered or the water he was found in. A... more »
  • Man dies after being punched by his grandson

    April 5, 2014 6:15 PM

    MARRERO, La. - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a 14-year-old boy reportedly punched his grandfather, who died of injuries from his head hitting the ground. Col. John Fortunato says investigators have not filed any charges against the boy, who was not identified because he is a juvenile. Fortunato says... more »
  • Boston mourns 2 firefighters killed in blaze Play Video

    March 27, 2014 7:17 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Boston residents are mourning the deaths of two firefighters who were killed when a fire driven by strong winds whipped through a brownstone and trapped them in the basement. Tributes began pouring in Wednesday for Lt. Edward J. Walsh, a 43-year-old father of three who had almost... more »
  • Father and son killed in head-on crash

    March 18, 2014 11:43 AM

    HOUMA - A 56 year-old Houma man and his 33 year-old son were killed when their car hit an 18 wheeler head on. The crash took place this morning just after 7:00 a.m. on La. Highway 316. State police say the car was being driven by Theodule Marcel and... more »
  • Teen killed in Ascension Parish crash

    February 19, 2014 3:20 PM

    SORRENTO - A teen from Livingston is dead following a single vehicle crash this morning in Ascension Parish. State Police say around 9:15 a.m., 19 year-old Derek Boully was headed east on LA Highway 22, when he lost control and ran off the road. His vehicle rolled several times,... more »
  • Deadly evening on area highways

    February 4, 2014 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two people died on highways in the area Tuesday night. Ramsey A. Ogwynn, 25, of Sorrento was killed in a crash on LA Hwy. 931 east of LA Hwy. 44 in Ascension Parish. State Police said Ogwynn crossed into the path of another car and was hit.... more »
  • Police: Mother was murdered in her sleep

    January 2, 2014 4:18 PM

    WALKER - Investigators in Livingston Parish believe 34-year-old Tamila Wooley was asleep when they said she was shot and killed by her 17-year-old son, Eddie Island. Police said Island then left his mother in the house for two days before her body was discovered by an acquaintance. Investigators... more »
  • Fire that killed 3 children started in living room

    December 26, 2013 5:03 PM

    HOUMA, La. - A fire inspector says the blaze that killed three children from Alabama started in the living room of the mobile home in Louisiana where they were staying. Houma fire inspector Michael Millett said Thursday that a space heater may have started the fire, but there was so... more »
  • Vigil held for murdered police officer

    December 25, 2013 10:40 PM

    TUPELO- People came together on Christmas Day for a memorial for a police officer, originally from Baton Rouge, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in Mississippi earlier this week. A large crowd gathered with candles, held in the air, as the sun sank into the... more »
  • Tupelo cop killed was from Baton Rouge Play Video

    December 24, 2013 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer with Baton Rouge ties was gunned down in the line of duty yesterday in Mississippi. Gale Stauffer, 38, was a graduate of McKinley High School and a member of the Louisiana National Guard. "It's a sadness that we can't explain," said David... more »
  • Armored car guard killed outside New Orleans bank

    December 18, 2013 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 45-year-old armored car guard has been shot and killed as he unloaded money outside a bank. Police say three men held up the guard Wednesday morning outside a Chase Bank branch at the intersection of Carrollton and Claiborne avenues. The man's name... more »
  • Authorities trying to ID woman hit, killed on highway

    December 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    WALKER- An unidentified woman was killed walking along Highway 447 near Arnold Road Tuesday evening. State Police said the woman was wearing dark clothing, stepped into traffic, and was hit by a large SUV driven by a 61-year-old woman. Investigators said the driver was unable to avoid hitting the... more »
  • La. Marine killed in base accident

    November 14, 2013 8:58 PM

    CAMP PENDLETON, CA- A Marine who grew up near Morgan City was one of four killed in a training accident Wednesday, the U.S. Marine Corps said late Thursday night. Gunnery Sgt. Gregory J. Mullins of Bayou L' Ourse joined the Marine Corps in 2002 and served two tours in... more »
  • Man, baby killed in NO bridge shooting

    November 14, 2013 7:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man and his 7-month-old son were shot and killed in an apparent ambush on a New Orleans bridge. Police spokesman Frank B. Robertson III says someone opened fire on the 25-year-old man Wednesday night as he rode in the back seat of a black Honda Accord... more »
  • Hit and run court date postponed Play Video

    November 8, 2013 2:17 PM

    GREENSBURG- The Livingston Parish School Board president accused of a hit in run that killed a man in Saint Helena Parish didn't have his day in court as planned. Malcolm Sibley, 66, was supposed to have an arraignment in Saint Helena Parish, but it was postponed because the judge... more »
  • Ouachita Parish football player killed in crash

    November 3, 2013 12:38 PM

    MONROE - A high school football played was killed in a car accident in Ouachita Parish. State Police say the accident occurred Saturday afternoon near Monroe. Police say Howard Coleman, 63, was driving west on a Louisiana Highway and crossed the center line and hit Dillon Neal, 17, who... more »
  • Union official: TSA agent killed in LAX shooting

    November 1, 2013 2:08 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Officials say a TSA employee is dead and two other people have been wounded in a shooting today at Los Angeles International Airport. They say a man with a semi-automatic weapon opened fire near a security checkpoint. The gunman was apparently wounded in an exchange of gunfire... more »
  • 44-year-old woman killed, grandson grazed in NO

    October 6, 2013 3:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 44-year-old woman was shot and killed and her 4-year-old grandson's head was grazed by a bullet. Police say the shooting happened in the 13000 block of Maple Wood Drive shortly after 10:30 a.m. Officers say the woman was pronounced dead on... more »
  • After Wallace, group wants last of Angola 3 released

    October 2, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A humanitarian organization is calling for the release of the third, and last incarcerated of the Angola Three. Albert Woodfox remains in prison after Herman Wallace, 71, was released Tuesday from Hunt Correctional Center after a judge decided his indictment in the 1970s violated his Constitutional rights.... more »
  • Funeral held for deputy killed in crash Play Video

    October 2, 2013 2:28 PM

    Baton Rouge- Family and friends said their final goodbye Wednesday afternoon to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy, who was killed in a crash. Funeral services for Dustin Hamilton were held at the Greenoaks Funeral Home in Baton Rouge. Hamilton was killed in a car crash in... more »
  • Pastor shot twice in La. killing

    September 29, 2013 11:55 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - A 53-year-old man with no known criminal history is being held in lieu of $1 million bond, accused of shooting and killing a preacher during a revival service in southwest Louisiana. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says Woodrow Karey, of Lake Charles, surrendered minutes after Ronald Harris... more »
  • Pastor shot, killed during La. church service

    September 28, 2013 4:37 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A Louisiana pastor has been shot and killed during a nighttime revival service, and authorities say a suspect has been arrested. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers says the shooting occurred about 8:20 p.m. Friday at Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles. Myers says... more »
  • 24-year-old deputy killed in Friday night collision Play Video

    September 27, 2013 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash near Central Friday night. Dustin Hamilton, 24, died when he crashed his cruiser into another car on Joor Road near Lovett Road. He died at the scene. The person in the other car was taken... more »
  • Deputy killed in crash on Joor Road

    September 27, 2013 7:53 PM

    CENTRAL - An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy was killed in a car crash on Joor Road near Lovett Road. The accident occurred around 7:10 p.m. Investigators have blocked off a portion of Joor Road while they work to determine what happened in the wreck. We'll have... more »
  • 87-year-old killed in crash with Mack truck

    September 19, 2013 9:58 PM

    GEISMAR- An elderly woman was killed in a crash when she pulled into the path of a Mack truck Thursday. State Police said Lonie Marchand,87, pulled into the path of the large dump truck on LA 75 at Ashland Road. The truck hit the driver's side of Marchand's car.... more »
  • 6 people die in Ohio trailer fire

    September 16, 2013 7:50 AM

    TIFFIN, Ohio - A friend says the mother of five young children killed in an Ohio mobile home fire identified them and kissed them goodbye. The fire Sunday morning killed the woman's boyfriend and the children. The oldest child was 6. Police and a neighbor say the woman,... more »
  • NYC street named for boy killed in Conn. massacre

    September 8, 2013 10:27 AM

    NEW YORK - A New York City street has been renamed in honor of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut elementary school massacre last year. Family and friends of Benjamin Wheeler gathered Saturday for a ceremony in Queens. A sign saying Benjamin Wheeler Place was added to the sign... more »
  • Teen killed, 2 injured in north Miss. camper fire

    September 7, 2013 6:19 PM

    HOUSTON, Miss. - One teenager died and two were injured early Saturday in a camper fire in Chickasaw County. Coroner Andy Harmon tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that a 16-year-old boy died. Those injured are 16 and 14. Harmon did not immediately release their names. He says they were... more »
  • Troopers Identify woman Killed in Ascension Parish Crash

    September 7, 2013 3:40 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Troopers identified a woman killed in a crash in Ascension Parish. Troopers say the woman is Elsa Diaz, 27, of Praireville. Diaz was traveling on Henry Road when she failed to stop at a stop sign, and Mark Heffley, who drives a Ford F-450, collided... more »
  • LSP identifies driver killed in W. Feliciana crash

    September 3, 2013 2:55 PM

    WAKEFIELD - State Police identified the teen driver killed over the weekend in a car crash in West Feliciana Parish. The crash happened Saturday just before 9:45 p.m. on LA Hwy 421 just east of US Hwy 61. State Police say Colton Crum, 18, from St. Francisville was... more »
  • BRPD investigating deadly wrench attack

    September 2, 2013 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating the death of a Zachary man killed after he was confronted in someone else's car. Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said Jerry Sheppard, 47, died Friday from his injuries. Kelly said Sheppard was found in someone else's parked car... more »
  • 4 kids dead after fire in NY home near Pa. border

    August 31, 2013 4:40 PM

    ELMIRA - People in an upstate New York neighborhood say the four victims of a home fire were children. Friday night's fire swept through a two-story home on a tidy block in the riverside city of Elmira, near the Pennsylvania border. Fire officials say the building was engulfed in flames... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in Bossier Parish

    August 31, 2013 3:58 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities say a 32-year-old man has died after being hit by a car on Louisiana Highway 527 in Bossier Parish. Louisiana State Police say in a news release that Andrew Burks of Elm Grove was killed when he was hit by a car on Friday night. The news... more »
  • Reward offered for tips in NO toddler's death

    August 30, 2013 4:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his police chief are appealing for the public's help in finding the person or people responsible for the shooting death of a 13-month-old girl. The child was being held by an 18-year-old baby sitter who was wounded in the Thursday night... more »
  • BRPD: 18-year-old shot, killed outside apartments

    August 28, 2013 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an 18-year-old was killed today after he was shot outside a set of apartments in Baton Rouge. Detectives said the 18-year-old was found lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his midsection in the 1900 block of Sparta Ave. around 3 p.m.... more »
  • Memorial service held for bank hostages

    August 20, 2013 6:50 PM

    ST. JOSEPH - People gathered at the site of a deadly hostage standoff in Tensas Parish tonight to remember the two bank workers who died after being shot by their captor last week. The memorial prayer service happened one week after State Police said 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed walked... more »
  • Driver arrested in hit-and-run fatal crash

    August 19, 2013 10:16 AM

    SCHRIEVER - A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit and run vehicle as she walked on the shoulder of La. Highway 20 in Terrebonne Parish. State police say the driver was later arrested after she returned to the scene to turn herself in. Trooper Evan Harrell says 40-year-old... more »
  • New details released about deadly standoff, gunman

    August 14, 2013 10:43 AM

    ST. JOSEPH - State Police and LSU released more information about a deadly hostage standoff in Tensas Parish and the person responsible, who had ties to Baton Rouge. State Police said this morning the a male hostage died after he was shot by 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed at the... more »
  • Police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run

    August 13, 2013 12:03 PM

    HOUMA - State police say a dark-colored late-model Honda Accord is being sought in connection with the hit-and-run that left a Galliano man dead. The Courier reports 29-year-old Jay Curler was killed Aug. 2 when a passing car ran over him and kept going. The crash happened about 2 a.m.... more »
  • Man killed in stadium fall was lifelong Braves fan

    August 13, 2013 10:45 AM

    ATLANTA - The mother of a man who died after falling from the upper deck of Turner Field in Atlanta says her son was a life-long Braves fan. Connie Homer of Conyers, Ga., tells The Associated Press her only son, 30-year-old Ronald Lee Homer Jr., told her in a cellphone... more »
  • Second arrest made in deadly drug deal shooting

    August 6, 2013 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies announced a second arrest in connection with a deadly shooting during a drug deal last week. Deputies arrested Julius Thomas, 23, on suspicion of first degree murder Monday evening. They previously arrested Jarvis Fleming, 21, also on suspicion of first degree murder. Detectives... more »
  • Police: Man killed after attacking girlfriend, kids

    August 5, 2013 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man died after he was stabbed during a fight with his girlfriend and her children in Baton Rouge. Investigators said Aaron Cummings, 32, was stabbed several times by a kitchen knife during the fight with Jauvanda Carter, 34, and her two children Sunday... more »
  • Police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run

    August 5, 2013 9:04 AM

    BOURG- State police are searching for the driver of a car that struck and killed a Galliano man who was lying in the roadway on the Bourg-Larose Highway. Troopers say 29-year-old Jay Curler was pronounced dead early Sunday morning by the Terrebonne Parish Corner's Office. Witnesses told authorities that Curler... more »
  • Impairment suspect in deadly motorcycle wreck

    August 2, 2013 4:27 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State Police said they suspect a motorcycle driver was impaired when he collided with an SUV and died this morning in Livingston Parish. Troopers said they sent a blood sample from Michael A. Skinner, 29, of St. Amant to be tested after the wreck on LA... more »
  • One killed in motorcycle wreck

    August 2, 2013 11:09 AM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State Police said one person died in a motorcycle wreck this morning in Livingston Parish. Troopers said it happened around 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of LA 22 and LA 16. They said the motorcycle's operator was the victim, but didn't have any other details... more »
  • Man dies, woman and child injured in I-10 wreck

    August 1, 2013 3:25 PM

    GONZALES - Police said one person died and two others were injured when a pickup crashed on I-10 near Gonzales. Sgt. Steven Nethken with Gonzales Police said the truck was caught by a blowout near the 179 mile marker while heading west on the interstate. He said a... more »
  • Family of POW relieved after remains returned Play Video

    July 26, 2013 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A family is at ease after remains of their lost soldier are returned to Southern Louisiana. U.S. Army Sgt. Clement Thibodeaux, Jr., died more than 60 years ago in a North Korean prisoner of war camp. Officials listed Thibodeaux as "missing in action" and his family... more »
  • NOPD: 14-year-old shot, critical

    July 26, 2013 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 14-year-old boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the head early Friday. New Orleans Police say the shooting happened just after 2 a.m. Investigators say 33-year-old Merritt Landry fired one shot at the teenager, who was in Landry's front yard near his vehicle.... more »
  • POW's remains to be laid to rest Play Video

    July 26, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana soldier who died in a prisoner of war camp in Korea more than 60 years ago will be laid to rest today with full military honors. A team excavating bodies from a POW camp in North Korea recently identified the remains of Army Sgt.... more »
  • Driver killed in I-110 wreck identified

    July 25, 2013 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the 83-year-old man who died in a crash while exiting I-110 this morning in Baton Rouge. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said Walter Georgetown of Brusly died from injuries sustained in the wreck at I-110 North and Florida Boulevard. Investigators said... more »
  • Teen killed, baby injured after wreck with big rig

    July 25, 2013 9:57 AM

    SATSUMA - State Police said an 18-year-old driver didn't stop at a stop sign and was killed when her pickup was hit by a big rig in Livingston Parish this morning. Troopers said an infant in the truck with Isabella Lacasse had minor injuries, and survived the wreck. ... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies after crash on La. 316

    July 24, 2013 11:28 AM

    HOUMA - A 32-year-old Houma man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a pickup on La Highway 316. The accident happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Troopers say Shane Alexander was northbound when his motorcycle crossed the center line and struck a truck. Trooper Evan Harrell says Alexander, who was... more »
  • Unrestrained driver killed in Prairieville crash

    July 20, 2013 2:16 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A crash this morning on LA 621 west of Airline Highway claimed the life of 26-year old Ryan Mallory of St. Gabriel. According to State Troopers, Mallory was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer when it ran off the road. The vehicle hit a ditch and struck a culvert.... more »
  • School board president charged with felony hit and run returns to board Play Video

    July 18, 2013 10:27 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School Board President is back at the helm after his arrest for felony hit and run. Malcolm Sibley's been off the grid since the crash on June 15th where Cody Lasagi, 21, died. Thursday night, Sibley attended his first school board meeting since... more »
  • Residents concerned after virus kills horse Play Video

    July 17, 2013 6:32 PM

    MAUREPAS - Maurepas residents are concerned about mosquitoes after a horse died of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The horse also tested positive for West Nile Virus. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. "It causes inflammation in the brain just like... more »
  • One arrested in deadly hit-and-run wreck

    July 17, 2013 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man this week in connection with a deadly hit-and-run wreck last month in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said BRPD investigators developed Devante Pugh, 20, of Baker as a suspect in the June 1 wreck and got a warrant for his arrest. Pugh... more »
  • Four arrested in teen shooting death

    July 17, 2013 10:21 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested four men they said were involved in the shooting of a Donaldsonville teen killed last week, and said more arrests could be coming. Investigators arrested Jakil Jones, 21; Max Batiste, 22; Trevel Dunn, 20, and Saquan Sullivan, 17, late Tuesday night. They charged Jones... more »
  • Branch in court for vehicular homicide hearing

    July 16, 2013 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of killing a cyclist last year while driving drunk in Baton Rouge is in court for a pre-trial hearing this morning. Joseph Branch is accused of second offense DWI and vehicular homicide in the death of Nathan Crowson back in January 2012. ... more »
  • 24-year-old pedestrian killed in Zachary

    July 14, 2013 11:28 AM

    ZACHARY, La. - A 24-year-old man was struck and killed by a pickup truck on Hwy 67, according to Louisiana State Police Tpr. Jared Sandifer. It happened shortly after midnight Sunday on Hwy 67 north of Port Hudson-Pride Road. Britt Efferson of Central was walking along Hwy 67 when... more »
  • Troopers investigate fatal crash in Tangipahoa

    July 12, 2013 11:03 AM

    FLUKER - State police are investigating a single vehicle crash at the intersection of La. Highway 10 and U.S. 51 near the town of Fluker. Authorities say 53 year old Michelle Cooper of Tangipahoa died in Thursday night's crash. Investigators say the crash occurred as Cooper was traveling east on... more »
  • Retired officer killed in head-on collision

    July 11, 2013 10:26 AM

    MOREAUVILLE - Sheriff's deputies confirmed a retired law enforcement officer from Pointe Coupee Parish was one of two people who died in a head-on collision this morning in Avoyelles Parish. A spokesperson for the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office said the drivers of both vehicles died in the crash, which... more »
  • Granite Mountain Hotshot honors crew in prayer

    July 9, 2013 3:25 PM

    PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The surviving member of an Arizona Hotshots crew has honored his fallen team with a prayer, and thanked everyone for their support. Brendan McDonough on Tuesday read "The Hot Shot's Prayer" in a rhythmic voice that waivered slightly as it mentioned death's call toward the end.... more »
  • 3 suspects arrested in police officer fatal hit-run

    July 9, 2013 11:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police have arrested three suspects in the hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a New Orleans police officer. Police booked 25-year-old Justin McKey with manslaughter and hit and run. Police say McKey was allegedly driving the 2013 Porsche Panamera that hit Officer Rodney Thomas on Sunday... more »
  • New Orleans police officer killed in hit-and-run

    July 7, 2013 3:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An off-duty New Orleans police officer killed by a hit-and-run driver is being remembered as an exemplary officer who was liked and respected by his co-workers and by the people he served. Meanwhile, the Crimestoppers organization is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest... more »
  • Wildfire cut off Hotshots' access to safety zone

    July 5, 2013 3:17 PM

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. - An erratic wildfire curled around the location of a team of Arizona Hotshot firefighters, cutting off their access to a nearby safety zone and creating a death trap. A spokesman for the crews battling the Yarnell Hill fire and another official with the Prescott Fire Department confirmed... more »
  • Toll in Egypt violence mounts to 30 nationwide

    July 5, 2013 2:37 PM

    CAIRO - Medical officials say at least 12 people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of the ousted president in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria, bringing nationwide toll to 30. Emergency services official Amr Salama says the 12 died when hundreds of Islamists descended on a... more »
  • Deadly motorcycle accident in Marrero

    July 4, 2013 3:38 PM

    MARRERO - Authorities say a 21-year-old Westwego man was killed Thursday after colliding with a pick-up truck at a Marrero intersection. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigators say a Honda motorcycle driven by Renis Waters III was traveling westbound when his motorcycle hit the pick-up truck. Waters was pronounced dead on... more »
  • Boy fatally run over at Oklahoma July 4th parade

    July 4, 2013 1:57 PM

    EDMOND, Okla. - Authorities say a boy has died after he was run over by a float at the end of a Fourth of July parade in central Oklahoma. Edmond Police Officer James Hamm says the boy was riding on a martial arts group's float at the city's LibertyFest parade... more »
  • Containment of deadly Ariz. fire expected to jump

    July 4, 2013 12:32 PM

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Fire managers expect containment of the Arizona wildfire that killed 19 Hotshots to increase quickly. The Yarnell fire north of Phoenix is burning on about 13 square miles and is 45 percent contained. Spokeswoman Karen Takai says that will begin to jump because crews are starting to... more »
  • Highway Patrol: Ole Miss lineman dies in car wreck

    July 4, 2013 10:46 AM

    EGYPT, Miss. - A member of the University of Mississippi football team was killed Wednesday in a traffic accident in Chickasaw County, Miss. The Highway Patrol says in a statement that 20-year-old Park Stevens of Columbus was killed when his pickup collided with the rear of an 18-wheeler at Egypt... more »
  • Memorial planned for slain Ariz. firefighters

    July 1, 2013 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials scheduled a public memorial for Tuesday in Baton Rouge to honor 19 firefighters killed while fighting a wildfire raging in Arizona. The State Fire Marshal's Office and Department of Agriculture and Forestry are working with several other firefighting agencies in Louisiana to put the... more »
  • One dead in alleged drug feud

    July 1, 2013 2:46 PM

    HOUMA - Authorities say a 36-year-old Houma man was shot and killed in an argument over drugs. Terrebonne Parish sheriff's Capt. Dawn Foret tells The Courier Dicarie James crashed his car after being shot in the Crozier community near Dularge late Saturday night. Foret says neighbors told deputies patrolling the... more »
  • Sites of 2 deadly plant explosions remain closed

    July 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several weeks after deadly explosions at two southeast Louisiana chemical plants, one remains closed and the other is partly closed. Officials say it could be months before federal investigators determine what caused the fatal blasts that killed three workers and sent nearly 100 others to area hospitals... more »
  • Deadly Ariz. wildfire balloons to 13 square miles

    July 1, 2013 8:45 AM

    YARNELL, Ariz. - A wildfire that killed more than a dozen members of an elite fire crew trying to help protect homes in a small central Arizona town has quadrupled in size, to 13 square miles. Arizona State Forestry Division spokesman Mike Reichling said Monday that 18 "hotshot" fire crews... more »
  • Father charged with murder in infant's death Play Video

    June 27, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the father of an infant who died last weekend after investigators said he abused her. Baton Rouge Police accused Larry Leflore, 26, of first degree murder and simple battery in the death of 11-month-old Aaliyah Heard. Police said doctors found a number of... more »
  • Report: Infant suffered burns, mother did nothing

    June 25, 2013 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Court documents show the mother of a slain infant admitted she did nothing about multiple burns to her daughter before the girl died this past weekend at a Baton Rouge hospital. According to an affidavit of probable cause, 28-year-old Ashley Heard told detectives she thought the... more »
  • Vernon Parish sheriff's deputy killed in crash

    June 24, 2013 3:28 PM

    LEESVILLE - A Vernon Parish sheriff's deputy has died after he lost control of his car and crashed in a construction zone on Louisiana Highway 8 east of the Calcasieu Loop. Authorities say 54-year-old Steven Netherland, a retired state trooper, crashed early Monday. Netherland lost control and crossed the centerline.... more »
  • Coroner: Infant had old injuries, death ruled homicide

    June 24, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An autopsy revealed the 11-month-girl who died this weekend also had several old injuries, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner. The coroner's office ruled Aaliyah Heard's death a homicide today, saying the child died from blunt force trauma to the head. The coroner... more »

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