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  • 6 killed in stampede during Hindu festival in India

    January 15, 2017 1:03 PM

    KOLKATA, India - An official says at least six people have been killed in a stampede during a Hindu religious festival in eastern India. West Bengal state Development Minister Mantu Ram Pakhira says the stampede took place Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people had assembled on the banks of... more »
  • Police kill man who fired gun outside Austin church

    January 14, 2017 12:13 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A man who Austin police say repeatedly fired an assault-style weapon into the air outside a church has been shot and killed by an officer after he refused to drop the gun. Authorities say the shooting early Saturday in northwest Austin culminated a series of events that... more »
  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' legacy: 70,000 slain birds

    January 14, 2017 11:38 AM

    NEW YORK - Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend, and they have been paying for it with their lives ever since. An Associated Press analysis of bird-killing programs put in place around New York... more »
  • Carrie Lane shooting victim dies, additional arrest made in 'gangsters with guns' incident

    January 13, 2017 11:32 AM

    GEISMAR - The victim of a Monday shooting in Ascension Parish died Friday morning. Kermit Jackson, 39, was shot multiple times on Carrie Lane Monday Morning. The charges have been upgraded to second-degree murder for all four suspects involved. Two of the suspects, Jyvariel Harvey and Kentrell Lewis,... more »
  • Georgia officer: 'Black Lives Matter' was written on doughnut box

    January 12, 2017 6:06 PM

    SMYRNA, Ga. - Police in suburban Atlanta and Krispy Kreme officials say they're investigating a blog report that a police officer found the words "Black Lives Matter" written on his box of doughnuts when he went to pick them up. Smyrna police spokesman Louis Defense tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/2iLLBWi... more »
  • 20-year-old LSU student killed after struck by train in Tuscaloosa

    January 10, 2017 10:31 AM

    TUSCALOOSA – A 20-year-old LSU student was hit by a train early Tuesday morning in Tuscaloosa. According to ABC 33 in Birmingham, Katie Keogh was walking with several others on 10th Avenue in Tuscaloosa when they tried to beat a Norfolk Southern train. According to the Associated Press, pedestrians... more »
  • Coroner identifies 3 dead after shooting, fire

    January 9, 2017 8:57 PM

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Authorities allege a man killed his mother and his girlfriend, then opened fire on deputies who responded to his rural Kentucky home. The man is then believed to have set his own home on fire before turning his gun on himself. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office said... more »
  • Students to learn gun safety after teen's hunting death

    January 8, 2017 1:20 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - A school district in northern Mississippi will teach students about gun safety after a 13-year-old boy was killed while hunting. The Commercial Dispatch reports that an assembly will be planned before the end of the academic year on each campus in the Lowndes County School District. Lynn... more »
  • Israel police: Palestinian truck attack kills 4 in Jerusalem

    January 8, 2017 12:51 PM

    JERUSALEM - A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15 others, Israeli police and rescue services said, in one of the deadliest attacks of a more than yearlong campaign of violence. Security camera footage shown on Israeli... more »
  • Syrian media: Car bomb in Damascus countryside kill 5

    January 8, 2017 12:46 PM

    BEIRUT - Syria's state news agency says a car bomb explosion in southwest Damascus has killed at least five people and injured 15 others. The car bomb was detonated Sunday outside Sasa, a village in rural Damascus. Opposition activists said al-Qaida-linked group Fatah al-Sham Front carried out the suicide attack... more »
  • 13 people die in a road crash in Pakistan

    January 8, 2017 12:42 PM

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistani police say 13 people have been killed in a head-on collision between a car and a passenger van in the eastern province of Punjab. Police official Naveed Ahmed said Sunday that the car's driver moved into the oncoming lane in an attempt to pass another vehicle and... more »
  • Blast kill 3 in Somali restaurant frequented by soldiers

    January 7, 2017 2:35 PM

    HARGESIA, Somalia - A Somali police officer says a bomb explosion at a restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, has killed three people, and injured more than 16 others. Captain Mohamed Hussein said a bomb believed to have been concealed in the restaurant often frequented by government soldiers in the Hodan... more »
  • Suspect killed in police shootout on Chicago-area train

    January 7, 2017 1:47 PM

    DEERFIELD, Ill. - Authorities say a suspect in a Chicago-area slaying was killed in a police shootout on a Metra commuter train while dozens of other people were aboard. WLS-TV reports that the suspect was killed Friday night on the train after struggling with and firing at officers. Police say... more »
  • Opposition: Death toll rises to at least 43 in car bomb in rebel-held Syrian border town with Turkey

    January 7, 2017 9:06 AM

    BEIRUT - Syria's opposition activists and rescue workers say at least 15 people were killed when a car bomb went off in a busy market in a Syrian rebel-held town along the Turkish border. The Syrian Civil Defense, a team of first responders, says the initial casualty count shows that... more »
  • Authorities investigating fatal pedestrian hit-and-run

    January 7, 2017 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is looking for more information after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Silverleaf Ave. Friday evening. According to the Sheriff's Office, around 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, the victim was walking in the 6000 block of Silverleaf... more »
  • Officials: Storms kill 4 in southern Alabama

    January 2, 2017 11:21 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Emergency officials say four people were killed in southern Alabama when severe storms ripped through the area. Kris Ware, a spokeswoman for the Dothan Houston County Emergency Management Agency, said four people were killed in Rehobeth and structures were damaged in the area. Gov. Robert Bentley said... more »
  • Brazil: man kills ex-wife, relatives in New Year's crime

    January 1, 2017 11:39 AM

    SAO PAULO - Brazilian military police say a man broke into a house where his ex-wife was ringing in the New Year and shot and killed at least a dozen people before committing suicide. Cpl. Marta Aurelia said Sunday that the man was carrying "several firearms." His ex-wife was among... more »
  • 23 dead after ferry catches fire near Indonesia's capital

    January 1, 2017 11:22 AM

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - An Indonesian official says at least 23 people were killed after a ferry caught fire near the capital, Jakarta. The vessel was carrying about 100 people from Jakarta'a port of Muara Angke to Tidung, a resort island in the Kepulauan Seribu chain located off of Jakarta, when... more »
  • Iraq: Blasts in, around Baghdad kill at least 11

    December 25, 2016 12:00 PM

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi officials say separate bombings in and around Baghdad have killed at least 11 civilians and wounded 34 others. Police say the deadliest in Sunday's attacks, all carried out with bombs and targeting commercial areas, took place in the southeastern Nahrawan district and southwestern Suwaib district, where three... more »
  • Police: Officer fatally shoots gunman near Baltimore campus

    December 13, 2016 9:59 PM

    BALTIMORE - Authorities say a Coppin State University police officer shot and killed a man who fired at a car driving near that Baltimore campus. Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith said the uniformed Coppin State officer was on patrol in an unmarked car Tuesday night when he saw a man... more »
  • CSX train hits, kills Florida child, 2; injures baby sitter

    December 12, 2016 8:22 PM

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Authorities say a CSX train struck a 2-year-old boy and his baby sitter who were walking on the tracks northeast of Tampa, Florida, killing the child. Pasco County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Hunter Fink was walking with his 4-year-old sister, their baby sitter... more »
  • 6 months later, 49 killed at Pulse are remembered in Orlando

    December 12, 2016 10:22 AM

    ORLANDO - Family members, friends and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre stood outside Pulse where candles were lit behind stars with the names of each of the 49 patrons who were killed. They hugged each other outside the shuttered gay club in the early morning hours Monday to mark... more »
  • Kurdish militant group claims Istanbul bombings

    December 11, 2016 11:50 AM

    ISTANBUL - A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for twin bombings that killed 38 people outside an Istanbul stadium and wounded scores of others. In a statement posted on its website, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, or TAK, said two of their comrades had sacrificed their lives. The Turkey-based group... more »
  • Blast at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 5

    December 11, 2016 11:46 AM

    CAIRO - Egypt's official news agency says a blast at Cairo's main Coptic Christian cathedral has killed five people. It says Sunday's blast at St. Mark's Cathedral in central Cairo wounded another 10 people. St. Mark's Cathedral is the seat of Egypt's Orthodox Christian church and is home to the... more »
  • Death toll in Yemen suicide bombing rises to 45

    December 10, 2016 11:42 AM

    SANAA, Yemen - Yemeni officials say the death toll from a suicide bombing in the southern city of Aden has risen to 45. They say the Saturday bombing in an army base in Aden also wounded 50 people. They say a suicide bomber detonated a belt of explosives he was... more »
  • 7 killed, 29 injured in Bulgarian tanker train explosion

    December 10, 2016 11:38 AM

    SOFIA, Bulgaria - A derailed tanker train exploded Saturday and decimated a village in northeastern Bulgaria, killing seven people and leaving least 29 injured, many with severe burns, the Interior Ministry said. Authorities said about 50 buildings in the village of Hitrino were destroyed when containers of gas exploded at... more »
  • Death toll in quake rises to 25 in 1 district

    December 6, 2016 11:05 PM

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - The chief of the district nearest the epicenter of a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province early Wednesday says 25 people have been killed in that district alone. Pidie Jaya district chief Aiyub Abbas also says hundreds of people in the district have been injured... more »
  • 7 dead in latest China mine blast; 60 miners killed in week

    December 6, 2016 11:00 PM

    BEIJING - A gas explosion in central China has killed seven coal miners and left four more missing in the latest deadly accident to strike China's mining industry. A statement from the local propaganda department said rescuers were still trying to reach people trapped underground after the Monday night blast... more »
  • Woman killed, New Jersey state trooper injured in crash

    December 5, 2016 10:59 PM

    MILLVILLE, N.J. - A woman has been killed and a New Jersey state trooper has been seriously injured in a crash. The two-vehicle crash happened Monday night in Millville. State police say the trooper was flown to an area hospital. Authorities have not released the name of the woman or... more »
  • Mexico: 14 gunmen killed in gunbattle with patrol of marines

    December 5, 2016 10:56 PM

    VERACRUZ, Mexico - Police in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz say 14 criminal suspects have been killed in a gunbattle with a patrol of Mexican marines. A statement from the state police Coordination Group says the shootout began when gunmen attacked a police patrol car in the township of... more »
  • Sheriff says more bodies not likely in warehouse fire

    December 5, 2016 9:28 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern says sheriff's officials don't believe additional bodies will be found in the Oakland warehouse fire. Ahern told The Associated Press Monday he couldn't be absolutely positive until the entire recovery effort was complete. The death toll is at 36. Fire officials have... more »
  • Authorities: 10-month-old boy killed in shooting in Marrero

    December 4, 2016 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a shooting has claimed the life of a 10-month-old boy and left a man wounded in the New Orleans area. NOLA.com reports the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says it happened late Saturday afternoon in Marrero. The sheriff's office says at least five people were inside... more »
  • At least 21 killed in Idlib province airstrikes

    December 4, 2016 11:31 AM

    ALEPPO, Syria - Syrian activists say at least 3 children and 18 others have been killed in a series of air strikes on the opposition-controlled town of Kafranbel in northwestern Syria. The activist-run Kafranbel Media Center published a list of 22 dead from the presumed Russian or Syrian government airstrikes.... more »
  • Men convicted in deadly crashes want early prison release

    December 1, 2016 10:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men who are behind bars for separate alcohol-related crashes that killed eight people are each asking for an early release. The Advocate reports Brett Gerald and Joseph Branch filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the state Department of Corrections. Gerald was sentenced to 35 years... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed in St. Gabriel

    November 29, 2016 8:59 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A pedestrian was struck and killed somewhere near Martin Luther King Pkwy. in St. Gabriel Tuesday evening. Authorities were called to the scene sometime around 7 p.m.. The Iberville Parish coroner's office confirmed the individual's death on scene. This is an ongoing investigation and more... more »
  • Pedestrian killed after being struck by multiple vehicles

    November 27, 2016 1:40 PM

    LOBDELL - A man died after being struck by multiple vehicles in West Baton Rouge Saturday evening. State Police said Cai Zhenshenh of China was walking in the center turn lane of LA 415, north of I-10 in Lobdell, around 6 p.m. Saturday evening. For reasons unknown at this... more »
  • Somalia: 4 killed in car bomb blast in the capital

    November 26, 2016 11:25 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali police official says a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital, killing at least four people and injuring nine others. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber targeted a police station in Mogadishu's Waberi neighborhood, where President... more »
  • IS mortars kill 16 Iraqi civilians in Mosul

    November 26, 2016 11:22 AM

    MOSUL, Iraq - Iraqi military and hospital officials say mortar rounds fired by Islamic State militants have killed 16 civilians in neighborhoods already retaken by troops. They said the bodies of the 16, killed overnight and early on Saturday, have been brought to military hospitals in eastern Mosul. The officials... more »
  • Man killed, brother wounded in shooting at N.J. mall parking lot

    November 25, 2016 11:28 AM

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Authorities have identified two brothers who were shot, one of them fatally, in the parking lot of a mall in New Jersey. Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton says the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Friday outside the Macy's store of the Hamilton Mall in Mays... more »
  • 115 dead as train derails in north India; some still trapped

    November 20, 2016 11:28 AM

    PUKHRAYAN, India - At least 115 people were killed when an overnight passenger train rolled off the track in northern India early Sunday, with rescuers working into the night to pull people out of the mangled coaches, police said. The death toll was expected to rise further because rescue... more »
  • Official says death toll in bomb blast at Sufi shrine in southwest Pakistan increases to 45

    November 12, 2016 1:01 PM

    QUETTA, Pakistan - Official says death toll in bomb blast at Sufi shrine in southwest Pakistan increases to 45. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for Baluchistan province, confirmed that the blast occurred with hundreds in attendance at the shrine of Sufi saint Shah Bilal Noorani. He said rescue efforts were ongoing.... more »
  • Soldiers from Kansas, Texas, Arizona killed in Jordan

    November 6, 2016 12:18 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Defense Department has identified three soldiers killed in a shooting this week outside a military base in Jordan. The department said in a release Sunday that 27-year-old Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, of Lawrence, Kansas; 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe of Tucson, Arizona; and... more »
  • Car bomber kills 9 at Tikrit checkpoint

    November 6, 2016 11:18 AM

    MOSUL, Iraq - A provincial spokesman says a suicide attack against a security checkpoint north of Baghdad has killed at least nine people. The spokesman for Salahuddin province, Ali al-Hamdani, says the suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car during rush hour Sunday morning into the main checkpoint at the southern... more »
  • Louisiana deputy kills man who points gun at him

    November 3, 2016 10:26 AM

    HOUMA - Louisiana authorities say sheriff's deputy killed a man who shot himself in the chest and then pointed a gun at the officer. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office identified the man as 59-year-old Wilton Henry, of Houma. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said in a news release the deputy responded to... more »
  • Pakistani officials say 33 police trainees killed in attack

    October 24, 2016 8:33 PM

    QUETTA, Pakistan - A government official says 33 police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in Pakistan's restive southwestern Baluchistan province. Baluchistan's top health official, Noor Haq Baloch, said at least 106 people were wounded - mostly police trainees and some paramilitary troops.... more »
  • 2 children killed in Georgia home invasion

    October 22, 2016 1:21 PM

    JONESBORO, Ga. - Police are investigating a deadly home invasion involving children in Georgia. Officers found an 11-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy shot to death inside a house in Jonesboro on Saturday morning. The two were siblings. WSB-TV reports (http://2wsb.tv/2eEsjkk ) there were several other children, as young as 6... more »
  • Life sentence in 'black widow' case in New Orleans

    October 22, 2016 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A thrice-widowed woman convicted in the death of her second husband - and suspected in the death of her third - has been formally sentenced to life in prison. The mandatory sentence was handed down Friday for Emma Raine, who was convicted in August in the second-degree... more »
  • Mower runs over 9-foot boa constrictor in Plaquemines Parish

    October 12, 2016 2:13 PM

    PLAQUEMINES PARISH – A 9-foot boa constrictor was accidentally killed on the East Bank of Plaquemines Parish on Wednesday. The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and learned that the 9-foot reptile was accidentally killed after it was run over by a grass cutting crew's lawn mower.... more »
  • Police say 5 people killed by wrong-way driver in Vermont

    October 9, 2016 12:17 PM

    WILLISTON, Vt. - Vermont State Police say a man driving the wrong way on an interstate highway crashed into a car, killing five people. Minutes later in the same area, a man stole a police cruiser and struck seven vehicles, injuring several people while driving the wrong way. It was... more »
  • Unrestrained child ejected in crash, dies

    October 9, 2016 11:32 AM

    CROWLEY - An unrestrained 9-year-old girl is dead after being ejected during a crash in Acadia Parish. Louisiana State Police says the accident happened about 11:30 p.m. Friday. Investigators say the crash happened as 35-year-old Tashaka Butler, of Rayne, was headed west on Louisiana 98 and for unknown reasons ran... more »
  • Saudi-led coalition airstrike hits Yemen funeral, kills 82

    October 8, 2016 2:14 PM

    SANAA, Yemen - A senior health official in Yemen says an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition that targeted a funeral hall packed with mourners has killed at least 82 people. Nasser al-Argaly, the Health Ministry's undersecretary, says Saturday's strike also left 534 people wounded. Al-Argaly, addressing a news conference, says... more »
  • 52 confirmed dead in stampede at Ethiopia religious event

    October 2, 2016 3:51 PM

    BISHOFTU, Ethiopia - A regional government in Ethiopia has confirmed that 52 people have been killed in a stampede after police tried to disperse an anti-government protest at a massive religious festival. The Oromia regional government confirmed the death toll late Sunday. The government is also declaring three days of... more »
  • D'Iberville man killed while seeking help after car trouble

    October 1, 2016 3:10 PM

    PASCAGOULA - A 50-year-old D'Iberville man has been killed on Interstate 10. Jackson County Chief Deputy Coroner Jason Moody told The Sun Herald that it appears the man was hit as he tried to flag down help after experiencing car trouble. The victim in the early Saturday morning accident was... more »
  • Protest erupts in northeast Charlotte after deadly officer-involved shooting

    September 20, 2016 11:42 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Police in North Carolina have shot and killed a person who they say was armed and posed a threat. A statement from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said officers were at an apartment complex on Tuesday looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they encountered a person - not... more »
  • Caddo Parish school bus driver dies after hit crossing road

    September 19, 2016 10:10 PM

    KEITHVILLE - A Caddo Parish school bus driver has died after she was hit while walking across a busy highway. Shreveport's The Times reports that Joe Gomez Jr. of Logansport told deputies he didn't see Karen Scroggins as she was crossing Mansfield Road before sunrise Monday. Gomez hit her as... more »
  • Probe of fatal fire in Richland Parish continues

    September 18, 2016 12:27 PM

    RAYVILLE - State fire marshal investigators are trying to find out what caused fire that killed a 73-year-old woman in Rayville. The News-Star reports that the fire was reported Friday. Ossie Bryant's body was found on the floor of the living room of the wood-frame house. The bodies of three... more »
  • Small plane crash kills Lafayette man and 1 other while doing stunts

    September 4, 2016 4:17 PM

    LIBERTY, Texas - The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says two men died in a plane crash as they were apparently performing stunts above the Trinity River. The office says in a statement that the pilot Patrick Joseph Falterman, 26, Cleveland, Texas, and his friend, Zach Esters, 25, who was visiting... more »
  • 2 dead after small plane crashes in waters off Florida coast

    September 3, 2016 3:34 PM

    DANIA BEACH - Florida authorities say two people were killed when a Cessna 172 that was flying south along Broward County's shoreline crashed into the Atlantic. First responders found the downed small plane and two of its occupants off the coast of Dania Beach on Saturday morning. Sheriff's spokesman Mike... more »
  • Man, 46, charged in deaths of 2 Mississippi nuns

    August 27, 2016 11:50 AM

    DURANT, Miss. - Authorities say they have charged a 46-year-old man in connection with the deaths of two nuns who were killed in Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in a statement Friday night that Rodney Earl Sanders of Kosciusko has been charged with two counts... more »
  • 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 »

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