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 12, 2014 10:11 AM
GRETNA - A 22-year-old Harvey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two teens last year, during what authorities believe was a drug deal gone bad. Irvin Harris faces mandatory life in prison for his role in the Aug. 13, 2013, deaths of cousins Nikiayh Westerfield... 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 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 8, 2014 3:55 PM
LIVONIA - People living in Livonia told News 2 the community is having a tough time after a teen was killed by a train this weekend.
Brandt Torres died Sunday morning after railroad officials said he was struck by a passing train and thrown under its wheels near the... more »
December 7, 2014 4:53 PM
LIVONIA- A Pointe Coupee Parish teen who stole the hearts of the community after he was shot during a duck hunting accident two years ago, died overnight after a train hit him.
Investigators said around 1 a.m., Brandt Torres and his friends were putting coins down on the train... more »
December 6, 2014 10:24 PM
SHREVEPORT - A woman campaigning for Sen. Mary Landrieu died after being hit by a pickup truck in Shreveport. Landrieu noted the death Saturday night during her concession speech after losing her bid for re-election to Rep. Bill Cassidy. KTBS-TV said the victim was 23-year-old Sedestini Monette Fields. Police said... 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 21, 2014 12:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A drilling company says a worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Houston-based Fieldwood Energy LLC says another worker suffered "visible injury" and two other workers reported ringing in their... more »
November 11, 2014 2:37 PM
ALEXANDRIA- The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says the fatal weekend shooting of an Alexandria man was the result of a hunting accident. The victim was 37-year-old John Michael Haynes.
The Sheriff's Office said Haynes was shot around 7 a.m. Saturday by a fellow hunter who thought he was firing... more »
October 22, 2014 6:33 PM
PORT ALLEN - A woman accused of having her husband killed faces trial three years later.
Monique Kitts is accused of having her husband, Corey Kitts shot execution-style in their Addis home for the insurance money. He was killed almost four years ago and it took three years... more »
October 15, 2014 12:00 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said a Geismar woman died after she was hit by an 18-wheeler while crossing I-10 East on foot early Wednesday morning.
Troopers said April Tasker, 21, had stopped her vehicle and was standing on the shoulder of the highway near Highway 73 at 3 a.m.... more »
October 2, 2014 2:29 PM
MIAMI - A Louisiana soldier who had been stationed in the Florida Panhandle died two days after his unit was attacked by small arms fire in Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense says Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers of DeRidder, Louisiana, died Tuesday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in... more »
September 28, 2014 10:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting where one man was killed Saturday night.
Officials say Johnny Price, 23, was killed on the 5800 block of St. Gerard Ave. near Airline Hwy. He died at the hospital.
No word yet on the details of the shooting. Anyone... more »
September 15, 2014 10:22 AM
FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State police said one motorcyclist was killed and another was injured when a tree limb fell and struck them while they were riding near French Settlement. Trooper Jared Sandifer says 53-year-old Travis Lessard was riding a Harley Davidson alongside his brother, 52-year-old Joseph Lessard on La. Highway... more »
September 14, 2014 1:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say that Chevron is still releasing natural gas from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where a Saturday incident killed a maintenance worker. Col. Mike Edmonson, the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said Sunday his agency and the U.S. Coast Guard intend to send a... more »
September 4, 2014 9:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - According to Louisiana State Police, a Winnfield man was killed in Baton Rouge Thursday morning when he was hit by a truck.
Investigators say Robert M. Vines, 62, was trying to cross LA Hwy 73 at Floynell Dr. when he was hit by a truck driven... more »
September 4, 2014 3:22 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Emergency officials in upstate New York say a police officer has died in a shooting in Rochester. Rural/Metro Medical Services says an officer was shot and taken to Rochester General Hospital, where he died. At least two other people were wounded in the shooting on Hudson Avenue... more »
August 25, 2014 3:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - Neighbors on Tecumseh Street are demanding answers after a disabled man who was well known in their neighborhood was shot and killed by a homeowner over the weekend.
Investigators say the shooting occurred after a fight at 2602 Tecumseh Street. The victim was identified as 51-year-old... more »
August 24, 2014 2:09 PM
ROCHESTER, N.H. - A Roman Catholic bishop in New Hampshire says slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by showing the world images of people affected by war. Bishop Peter Libasci spoke Sunday at a Mass of Remembrance in Foley's hometown of Rochester. The bishop says even after... more »
August 18, 2014 6:25 PM
BAKER - The childhood friend of the boy killed in a drive-by shooting over the weekend, spent time today remembering his neighbor.
Terrez Coleman, 7, was shot and killed while riding in his family car, with his siblings and parents.
Deputies think someone passed by their car on... more »
August 17, 2014 10:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - Deputies say they are investigating a shooting where a 7-year-old child was killed.
Terrez Coleman, 7, died from his injuries at the hopsital.
It happened on the 8900 block of Prescott Road near Joor Road just after 11 p.m. Saturday.
Officials say the family... more »
July 20, 2014 1:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - Fire officials say a 90-year-old man was killed as a result of an accidental fire. His 87-year-old wife rescued by fire fighters.
Officials say it was an electrical fire. It started in a bedroom and was put out before it spread.
It happened on the... more »
July 9, 2014 4:21 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - Tonight, there are questions from many of you about why a woman who crashed into five people and killed two children hasn't been charged in the wreck.
The crash killed 6-year-old David Lanus Jr. and 9-year-old Sarye Lanus.
Shileta McMeller lives across the street from the... 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 11:17 AM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators say a man was shot and killed late Saturday night.
Baton Rouge Police say Jeffery Francois, 28, was found in a driveway on the 5300 block of Underwood Avenue, which is off of N. Foster Drive. It was about 10:30 p.m.
The case is... more »
June 12, 2014 7:50 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office identified a pedestrian who was killed early Thursday morning.
Deputies said 36-year-old Anthony Ray Robinson was found dead in a ditch on Hoo Shoo Too Rd. at 2:30 a.m. after a woman who may have hit him with her... more »
June 11, 2014 4:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has blocked off the 9400 block of Greenwell Springs Rd. near Monterrey Dr. following a shooting.
The Coroner's Office is on scene. The victim was found inside a vehicle. Authorities have not released the victim's name.
We'll have more... more »
May 16, 2014 8:39 AM
SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say a 6-year-old boy has died after being hit by a school bus. Cpl. Marcus Hines says Brenden Houston was pronounced dead at University Health Medical Center Thursday afternoon. Hines says Houston was hit after he exited the Caddo Parish school bus. He says the driver,... more »
May 14, 2014 6:22 PM
PORT ALLEN- Sheriff's deputies said they're questioning someone tonight about a recent murder at a West Baton Rouge trailer park.
The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office cautioned that even though someone's being questioned in connection with Kerry Palmer's murder this past Monday, it doesn't mean their search is over.... more »
May 13, 2014 9:39 AM
WHARTON, W.V. - State and federal officials say two workers who were trapped when the ground failed at a West Virginia mine with a history of safety violations have died. Officials for federal and state safety agencies say the incident occurred just after 8:45 p.m. Monday at Brody Mine No.... 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 »
May 6, 2014 2:25 AM
DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukraine's Interior Minister says 30 pro-Russian insurgents have been killed during security operations to expunge anti-government forces stationed in and near a city in the east. Arsen Avakov said on his Facebook page Tuesday that four government troops also died and another 20 were injured during fighting... more »
May 5, 2014 3:02 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa - The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has resumed after a two-week recess, with the defense team calling its fourth witness in an attempt to rebuild the double-amputee athlete's case that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year. The trial moved into its seventh week Monday with... more »
April 29, 2014 8:09 PM
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A woman admits she killed her neighbor's dog by throwing it into traffic in an argument over a parking spot.
Haniyyah Barnes pleaded guilty to burglarizing her neighbor's house, animal cruelty and theft.
Barnes says she broke into the house, grabbed a two-year-old Shih Tzu... more »
April 29, 2014 4:47 AM
JACKSON, MS - At least 11 deaths are being reported from severe storms blowing through the South, but the toll could rise. In Mississippi, officials say at least seven people have been killed. State Director of Health Protection Jim Craig said Monday night that officials are working with coroners to... more »
April 29, 2014 4:12 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Officials say a back-to-back bomb attack in an outdoor market northeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 11 people. A police officer says Tuesday's attack took place in the town of al-Saadiyah, 140 kilometers (90 miles) northeast of Baghdad. He added that at least 19... more »
April 26, 2014 4:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish coroner's office says a black-market silicone injection killed a transgender woman earlier this year. On Friday, the office ruled that the New Year's Day death of 25-year-old Brenisha Hall was a homicide. Hall died at Interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans, after two months... more »
April 25, 2014 1:36 PM
MILFORD, Conn. - A 16-year-old girl has been stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school. A teenage boy is in custody, and police are investigating whether she was stabbed because she declined to be his date at the junior prom. Emergency responders were called to Jonathan Law High School... more »
April 24, 2014 10:26 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan officials say one of the three American doctors who were shot and killed today by an Afghan security guard at a hospital in Kabul was with Cure International, and had worked with children in the Afghan capital for seven years. The other two were a father... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »