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  • Report: deputies investigating murder-suicide in Chalmette

    March 13, 2017 10:30 AM

    CHALMETTE – Investigators say a woman shot her husband then herself in an apparent murder-suicide in Chalmette Monday, local media reports. According to WWLTV, the shooting happened around 6 a.m. in the 8500 block of Deerfield Drive. Sheriff James Pohlmann said two children and a third person were... more »
  • Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

    February 21, 2017 8:26 AM

    CHICAGO - Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found. The research found declines in states that passed laws allowing gays to marry before the Supreme Court made it legal nationwide.... more »
  • After son's suicide, dad starts 'The Kindness Challenge'

    February 18, 2017 11:23 AM

    HOLMDEL, N.J. - A mourning father's desire to honor his late son through good deeds and a focus on the positive aspects of life has inspired thousands around the globe. New Jersey resident Dennis Vassallo launched "The Kindness Challenge" on Facebook on Jan. 31. It urges people to do good... more »
  • Mom suffocates baby son, kills self in murder-suicide

    December 27, 2016 10:07 AM

    YORK - Police in Pennsylvania are investigating after they say a 40-year-old mother intentionally suffocated her 1-year-old son before taking her own life in an apparent murder-suicide. The bodies were found by officers who were dispatched to Sheri Shermeyer's Shrewsbury Township home for a welfare check on Monday afternoon. Shermeyer... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Witnesses: Bomb blasts kill 8 in northeastern Nigerian city

    October 29, 2016 1:17 PM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Witnesses say twin explosions from suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed at least eight people in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri. The first blast outside a refugee camp came around 7 a.m. Witness Inuwe Sula says he saw six bodies evacuated near Bakassi refugee camp and... more »
  • Teen inmate died from apparent suicide in cell

    October 18, 2016 2:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a 15-year-old inmate died in an apparent suicide in his cell at the Orleans Parish Justice Center. The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release a deputy found Jaquin Thomas unresponsive in his cell at 9:19 p.m. Monday. The sheriff's office says Thomas... more »
  • IS suicide bomber strikes Baghdad funeral tent, killing 35

    October 15, 2016 1:59 PM

    BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber struck a funeral gathering in Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 35 people and wounding more than 60, Iraqi police and hospital officials said. The attack in the Shaab neighborhood occurred around lunchtime, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not... more »
  • SC authorities identify 3 killed in possible murder-suicide

    October 2, 2016 11:49 AM

    BUCKSPORT, S.C. - South Carolina authorities have identified the two adults and the 10-month-old baby killed in a possible murder-suicide. Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard tells local media outlets that the three people found dead Saturday in a home in Bucksport are: 51-year-old Keith Davis; 40-year-old Kristina Burroughs; 10-month-old Justice... more »
  • Funeral services for WBR deputy and daughter set for Saturday

    September 29, 2016 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A deputy who was killed along with her daughter in a double-murder suicide on Tuesday will be laid to rest on Saturday. Corporal Donna LeBlanc and her 21-year-old daughter, Carli Jo, were killed during a shooting at their home. Police identified the shooter as their neighbor,... more »
  • APSO investigating a double-murder suicide in Prairieville

    August 15, 2016 1:29 PM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a double-murder suicide that occurred on Sunday around 1 p.m. Deputies responded to a home on Oak Trace Road in Prairieville in reference to a neighbor hearing a gunshot that came from inside the home. 37-year-old Shawn Millet, is believed to have... more »
  • Father and son dead after murder-suicide in Sulphur

    July 18, 2016 11:52 AM

    SULPHUR – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Sulphur. According to CPSO, deputies were dispatched on Sunday night to a home in Sulphur in regards to a Facebook post. Kenneth Bacqué, 59, posted on social media that he was going to kill himself and may... more »
  • Two inmates found dead at Angola, review underway

    April 2, 2016 6:33 PM

    ANGOLA – State investigators are currently reviewing the Louisiana State Penitentiary after two inmates were found hanging in their cells Saturday morning. According to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, prison staff found 49-year-old Calvin Craddock hanging in his cell around 5:33 a.m. Saturday. Craddock was serving a... more »
  • Man shoots doctor, walks to nearby restaurant and shoots himself

    March 24, 2016 4:18 PM

    METAIRIE - A man shot and killed a doctor at his office next to East Jefferson General Hospital and then went to a nearby Wendy's restaurant and shot himself, according to reports. Gerry Cvitanovich, the Jefferson Parish Coroner, said the situation is a "murder-suicide" and that both victims were men.... more »
  • Ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison

    January 13, 2016 2:57 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California prison officials say former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in his prison cell, and they suspect suicide. Officials say guards at Kern Valley State Prison found the 40-year-old Phillips unresponsive in his cell shortly after midnight Wednesday. He was pronounced dead... more »
  • Vicksburg father-son dead after apparent murder-suicide

    December 27, 2015 11:34 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A Vicksburg man and his son are dead from an apparent murder-suicide after a family argument at their home on Christmas day. The home was destroyed by fire Christmas night. James Jarrod Wasson, 39, and 9-year-old Jim Wasson, were found in the home's driveway Friday night.... more »
  • Three dead in New Jersey murder-suicide

    December 26, 2015 12:10 PM

    EDGEWATER, N.J. - Authorities say three people have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide at a luxury high-rise apartment building in New Jersey. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says the bodies were found Friday night at the Windsor at Mariners Tower, an apartment building on the bank of the... more »
  • Man shoots, kills estranged wife, another person and himself

    December 16, 2015 7:23 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - The double murder-suicide that left Thomas Ransom, 35, April Ransom, 38, and Joseph Cormier, 43, dead left the community reeling. Police said Thomas Ransom was having a conversation with his estranged wife, April, inside of Angie's bar. She when she walked away from him and he then shot... 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 »
  • Double-murder suicide leaves 3 dead in Independence

    December 16, 2015 4:34 AM

    INDEPENDENCE- Authorities are looking into a shooting that left three people dead in Independence. Police Chief Frank Edwards says Thomas Ransom, 35, walked into Angie's Bar on Highway 51 North and fatally shot his estranged wife and another man before turning the gun on himself. Police found the gunman's... more »
  • Woman lands on, kills 81-year-old man during apparent suicide attempt

    December 3, 2015 4:26 PM

    ALICANTE, Spain - Spanish newspapers are reporting an 81-year-old man has died after a suicidal woman fell from a seventh floor balcony and survive by landing on him. The man, described as a pensioner by Spanish newspaper El Mundo , was sitting on a bench with his wife when... more »
  • Study to examine rising suicide rates in New Orleans

    November 30, 2015 5:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A coroner has teamed up with a nonprofit research organization to study suicide rates in New Orleans. Orleans Parish coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse and RAND Corp. will use the study to understand common causes of suicide and create prevention efforts. The coroner's office says it has investigated 34... more »
  • 4 dead, including toddlers, in apparent murder-suicide in Jefferson parish

    November 29, 2015 3:18 PM

    MARRERO - Jefferson Parish deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide Sunday morning in Marrero that left two young children and their parents dead. The incident happened at about 11 a.m. in the 4800 block of Brandi Street. Sheriff Newell Normand said 2-year-old Liam Mata and 4-year-old Caden Mata... more »
  • Explosive vest had type of explosives used in Paris attack

    November 23, 2015 5:31 PM

    PARIS - A French police official says that an explosive vest found in a suburb on the southern edge of Paris contained bolts and the same type of explosive used in explosive vests in the Paris attacks. The official said the vest - without a detonator - was found Monday... more »
  • Investigation into car burglaries leads to standoff ending in teenager's suicide

    November 5, 2015 7:16 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies say a Gonzales teen tragically took his own life while a St. Amant teen was arrested following an ongoing burglary investigation conducted by sheriff’s deputies in Ascension and Livingston parishes. Investigators said the incident happened shortly before midnight when deputies went to... more »
  • Cop 'carefully staged suicide,' committed crimes

    November 4, 2015 11:18 AM

    ROUND LAKE BEACH - Authorities say an Illinois police officer who killed himself in what they say was an elaborately staged suicide embezzled money from a police program for seven years. Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Commander George Filenko led the investigation into the Sept. 1 shooting death of... more »
  • Study: Death rates rising in middle-aged whites

    November 2, 2015 5:32 PM

    NEW YORK - The U.S. death rate has been falling for decades. But researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up - middle-aged white people. Suicides and deaths from drug overdoses and alcohol abuse are being blamed. Deaths rates for other races... 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 »
  • Three brothers killed in murder-suicide Play Video

    September 13, 2015 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Authorities say four men were killed in a murder-suicide early Sunday morning. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives were dispatched to a call of four men dead in the 12000 block of Talmadge Crumholt Rd around 12:30 am. The detectives found the... more »
  • Minnesota family dies in murder-suicide

    September 12, 2015 11:22 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities say five family members found dead in their suburban Minneapolis home this week died in what they refer to as a murder-suicide. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office issued statements Saturday saying that 45-year-old Brian Short died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to his head. It says... more »
  • Officials: 2 murder-suicides take place in Louisiana

    August 31, 2015 5:34 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Authorities say two apparent murder-suicides in different towns in Louisiana took place on Sunday. In Opelousas, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says deputies found two brothers killed in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night. Guidroz says it appears Joshua Miller, 27, of New Roads accidently shot and... more »
  • Coroner says gunman took own life in standoff Play Video

    July 30, 2015 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The coroner's office says an accused killer shot himself in the head during a Wednesday night shootout with police and U.S. Marshals deputies in Baton Rouge. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office confirmed Thursday that 37-year-old Lawrence Blackburn, of Morgan City, was dead at the... more »
  • Prosecutors say Sandra Bland's injuries consistent with suicide

    July 23, 2015 12:06 PM

    HEMPSTEAD - Investigators say no injuries consistent with a violent homicide were found during an autopsy of a woman who was found dead in a Texas jail. Waller County prosecutor Warren Diepraam on Thursday discussed details of the autopsy of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who authorities say was found hanging in... more »
  • DA says Texas jail death needs 'thorough review'

    July 21, 2015 8:45 AM

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas- The prosecutor in a Texas county where authorities say a woman hanged herself in a jail cell is calling for a "thorough review" of the case, saying it's too soon to rule her death a suicide. Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said at a news conference Monday... more »
  • Murder-suicide leaves three dead

    July 12, 2015 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking into a shooting that left three people dead and one seriously injured. Police say the shooting took place on the 1000 block of Donmoor Ave. around 1:20 Sunday morning. Marquiles Whaley, 20, fatally shot Shawyn Lollis, 38,... more »
  • Lockdown lifted at capitol after shots fired

    April 11, 2015 3:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol has been lifted after shots were fired in an apparent suicide attempt. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to... more »
  • Mississippi man's hanging death a mystery

    March 28, 2015 1:09 PM

    PORT GIBSON, Miss. - Loss and healing were the focus of eulogies as more than 200 people packed a Baptist church for the memorial service for a black man found hanging behind his home in Mississippi. Sources report 54-year-old Otis Byrd was mentioned just a handful of times during the... more »
  • Orleans sheriff investigates apparent suicide of inmate

    March 24, 2015 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the apparent suicide of a 24-year-old inmate. In a news release, sheriff's office spokesman Philip Stelly says Ryan Miller was found Monday night in a holding cell with a telephone cord around his neck. Stelly says deputies immediately began CPR.... more »
  • Husband, wife found dead in Slidell in apparent murder-suicide

    March 13, 2015 2:09 AM

    SLIDELL - A husband and wife were found dead inside their Slidell area home in what appears to be a murder-suicide. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office on Thursday identified the victims as 59-year-old Thomas Franklin and 57-year-old Debra Franklin. The parish coroner, Dr. Charles Preston, says both died of... more »
  • Nearly two dozen killed in suicide attack on police station

    February 17, 2015 4:31 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Officials have raised the death toll in an attack on an Afghan police station, saying the assault killed at least 20 officers. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The assault Tuesday happened in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of Logar province, some 50 miles east of Kabul. There,... more »
  • Police: Man kills himself after shooting girlfriend

    February 16, 2015 8:05 AM

    BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Authorities say a Miami businessman shot and wounded his former girlfriend shot before leading police on a 40-mile chase down Interstate 95 and fatally shooting himself. Police say a neighbor called 911 after hearing shots Sunday at a townhome where 35-year-old Jyrece McClendon lives. Boynton Beach... more »
  • Obama to sign veterans suicide prevention bill today

    February 12, 2015 3:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is joining with lawmakers and top government leaders to cast a spotlight on the issue of suicide among veterans. Obama on Thursday will sign the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act into law. First lady Michelle Obama, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald... more »
  • Ex-wife kills professor in University of SC murder-suicide

    February 6, 2015 5:44 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Authorities say the ex-wife of a University of South Carolina professor came to his work and killed him before committing suicide. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 46-year-old Sunghee Kwon shot 45-year-old Raja Fayad several times Thursday afternoon at the Public Health building, then fatally shot herself... more »
  • Senate takes up bill to lower suicide rate among veterans

    February 2, 2015 2:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans appears headed to the president's desk. The Senate is expected to take up a bill Monday named for Clay Hunt, a 26-year-old veteran who killed himself in 2011. The bill is aimed at reducing a wave... more »
  • Tulane student slain in murder-suicide

    February 1, 2015 5:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the murder of a 25-year-old woman and the suicide of a 28-year-old man. Around 9:55 a.m. Sunday, police said they were called out to the 5500 block of Willow Street in the uptown area of New Orleans. When the... more »
  • Ex-Marine's suicide ends rampage, manhunt

    December 17, 2014 6:24 AM

    PENNSBURG, PA - An ex-Marine's suicide has ended a rampage that left his ex-wife and five of her relatives dead a week after he lost a custody battle. Authorities say 35-year-old Bradley Stone's body was found Tuesday in woods near his Pennsburg home, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. They... more »
  • Robin Williams' suicide seizes the year on Google

    December 16, 2014 2:09 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Google says Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year. The reaction to Williams' August death topped Google's list of 2014's fastest-rising search requests released Tuesday. It topped notable events such as the World Cup, the Ebola outbreak, the... more »
  • Help offered for seasonal depression Play Video

    December 2, 2014 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the holidays near many families will celebrate in a traditional way, but for some those celebrations and joy can exacerbate the pain felt through depression. Experts at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center say people who are already experiencing a problem with depression can hurt... more »
  • Man shoots himself inside BRPD precinct Monday

    December 1, 2014 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Detectives with the police department's special unit set up to handle violent crimes are investigating an attempted suicide at a police precinct Monday night. Authorities said a 52-year-old man entered the Third District office on Coursey Boulevard shortly before 6:30. He had a gun and threatened to... more »
  • In jail, wife who hired hit on husband put on suicide watch

    November 21, 2014 10:44 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A wife, convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband, was put on suicide watch and placed in a padded cell, sources told WBRZ News 2 Friday. Monique Kitts and Karl Howard were found guilty Thursday evening in the death of Corey Kitts. Kitts was found... more »
  • BRPD: Man commits suicide after shooting girlfriend in leg

    November 7, 2014 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway in Baton Rouge following a domestic shooting early Friday morning. It happened just after 4:00 a.m. in the 4800 block of Doral Dr. According to police, LaMarcus Ray, 35, shot his girlfriend in the leg during an argument before shooting himself in... more »
  • Washington school shooter's death ruled suicide

    October 27, 2014 11:08 AM

    MARYSVILLE, WA - Authorities officially released the names and causes of death of one of the victims and the gunman killed during the Washington state high school shooting. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Monday that 14-year-old Zoe R. Galasso died of a gunshot wound to the head and... more »
  • Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues

    September 24, 2014 3:30 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - Authorities say a man fired from UPS a day earlier put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center, evaded security and gunned down two former co-workers. Police say the shooter, identified as 45-year-old Kerry Joe Tesney, lay dead atop his gun from what... more »
  • Sheriff: Robin Williams found with belt on neck

    August 12, 2014 2:09 PM

    SAN RAFAEL, CA - Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams' personal assistant found him with a belt around his neck at his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd also said Tuesday that superficial cuts were found on Williams' wrist and a pocket knife was found nearby.... more »
  • Actor Robin Williams found dead in home Play Video

    August 11, 2014 6:09 PM

    TIBURON, Calif. - Sheriff's deputies in California reported Monday that actor Robin Williams has died. He was 63 years old. Deputies said Williams was found dead in his home in Tiburon, Calif. They believe he committed suicide. The Marin County Sheriff's Office said they received a 911 call... more »
  • Murder-suicide claims Christie team member, spouse

    August 9, 2014 10:45 AM

    DENVILLE, N.J. - The daughter of a prominent New Jersey Republican Party leader who was killed by her husband before he committed suicide says her parents were experiencing "enormous stress" in recent weeks. Lorraine "Lori" Bramhall says John Bramhall believed his wife of 54 years was suffering from dementia. She... more »
  • After guilty verdict, man slashes throat and wrists

    July 31, 2014 8:00 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE- Court staff and prosecutors watched a man attempt to kill himself with a small razor blade after being found guilty of sex crimes Thursday. Authorities said Robbie Frith, 57, slit his throat and both of his wrists just as the court was about to remand him into... more »
  • Driver identified after killing himself at busy BR eatery Play Video

    July 30, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The driver of a truck that was reported stolen by Enterprise Rental Car in Metairie killed himself in a restaurant parking lot after a short pursuit on I-12 in Baton Rouge Wednesday. Investigators identified the driver as 28-year-old Jeremy Anderson. Anderson had a Mississippi license, but had... more »
  • Psych report says Pistorius is traumatized

    July 2, 2014 4:09 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief lawyer for Oscar Pistorius has said at his murder trial that a psychologist's report concluded the athlete is suffering severe trauma and will become an increasing suicide risk unless he continues to get mental health care. Defense lawyer Barry Roux on Wednesday read excerpts... more »
  • Cop saves woman from speeding train Play Video

    June 24, 2014 7:38 AM

    RICHMOND, TX - A Texas woman is lucky to be alive after a police officer heroically pulled her from the path of a speeding train. Investigators say the woman laid down on the tracks Sunday, and planned to let the train hit her. The cop's dashboard came shows him... more »
  • Police: 4 in Va. killed in apparent murder-suicide

    June 16, 2014 10:02 AM

    MATOACA, VA - Police say a Virginia couple and their two children have died in an apparent murder-suicide. Chesterfield County police say investigators believe 35-year-old Barry C. Jernigan shot his 30-year-old old wife, Renotta Jernigan; his 9-year-old stepdaughter, Alexis F. Kellas; and 2-year-old son, Seth Jernigan. Police say the father... more »
  • Father blames drunk driver for son's suicide

    May 30, 2014 9:26 PM

    BAKER- The emotional toll of a drunk driving crash may have been too much for a teenager to handle, so he took his own life, and family members put the blame on the convicted drunk driver who caused the wreck. Marcus Gaines asked WBRZ News 2 if he could... more »
  • 4 dead in Tampa mansion blaze were shot to death Play Video

    May 9, 2014 3:24 AM

    TAMPA, FL - The flames that brought down a 6,000-foot-square mansion in Tampa, Florida, have been extinguished, and the four bodies found inside have been removed. Now, with the results of autopsies pending and authorities indicating the possibility of a murder-suicide, investigators are trying to piece together information about the... more »
  • Authorities investigating Wisner fire

    February 8, 2014 10:20 PM

    WISNER, La. - Investigators say a woman found dead in a burning mobile home in Wisner likely committed suicide and that the fire was started by a cigarette. A news release from the Louisiana Fire Marshal's office says it investigated the fire Friday after the body of 64-year-old woman was... more »
  • LPSO: Husband shot wife in murder-suicide

    January 16, 2014 11:54 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said a man shot his estranged wife and then turned the gun on himself Wednesday night in Livingston Parish. Sheriff Jason Ard said deputies found Marlon Reed Sr., 38, and Aleria Cyrus Reed, 35, shot to death on Grand Turk Drive in the Denham... more »
  • Dead doctor left phone number, medical bills behind

    October 22, 2013 11:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Investigators released more details about a murder-suicide scene that involved a doctor, her elderly mother, and the family dog to WBRZ News 2. Dr. Karen Diamond was found with her mom, Eula, Monday. Dr. Diamond likely killed her, the dog, and herself sometime Sunday; up to twenty-four... more »
  • Doc in murder-suicide had issues with drugs Play Video

    October 21, 2013 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies discovered a two women shot dead along with a dog in a murder-suicide Monday afternoon. Eula Diamond, 84, was found dead with her daughter, Dr. Karen Diamond, 47, inside a house in an upscale, south Baton Rouge neighborhood about 2:00 p.m. Deputies found the bodies when... more »
  • Deputies find murder-suicide during welfare check Play Video

    October 21, 2013 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies found two lifeless bodies inside a house, dead in an apparent murder-suicide. Investigators found the people dead inside a house in the 7800 block of Willow Grove Boulevard Monday afternoon just after two. A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Stalking arrest after suicide

    October 15, 2013 7:24 PM

    WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA- Two young teens were arrested on stalking charges after a sheriff says they tormented a 12-year-old girl into committing suicide. The 14 and 12 year-olds were taken into custody after the 14-year-old posted a comment online saying she bullied Rebbecca Sedwick and that she didn't give a... more »
  • Kidnapper kills himself in prison

    September 3, 2013 11:33 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Media outlets here are reporting convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro killed himself Tuesday night in his prison cell. Castro was set to spend life in prison after he was found guilty of holding three women captive in Cleveland for more than a decade and raping them repeatedly.... more »
  • EBRSO: Man kills himself after shooting relative

    August 11, 2013 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man shot himself to death after shooting a relative around 11 a.m. Sunday on the 10000 block of Springbrook Ave., according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks. Hicks says 53-year-old Jerry Foster had an argument with his wife Sunday morning and... more »
  • Police say 4 dead in St. Louis murder-suicide

    June 13, 2013 3:57 PM

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis police say four people are confirmed dead in a murder-suicide shooting south of downtown. On its Twitter account, police confirmed that two men and two women were dead in the shooting at a business about five minutes south of downtown. Police said the dead included... more »
  • Portlanders push for barrier at 'Suicide Bridge'

    June 9, 2013 10:28 AM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon group is pushing city officials to put anti-suicide barriers on an arch bridge that has been the site of three suicides already this year. The group, called Friends of The Vista Bridge, includes some who live and work near the majestic span west of downtown... more »
  • Grandmother was planning to take daughter, child before killing

    June 3, 2013 11:45 PM

    HAMMOND- Neighbors said a grandmother was on her way to pick-up her grandchild and daughter when the daughter was shot and killed in a murder-suicide Monday morning. Brandon Colona, 27, shot and killed his girlfriend, Theresa Doby,22, before turning the gun on himself. Deputies found the couple's five-month-old baby... more »
  • Names of deceased in murder-suicide released Play Video

    June 3, 2013 2:49 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish released the names of two people found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. Deputies said Brandon Colona, 26, shot and killed his girlfriend, 21-year-old Theresa Doby, before turning the gun on himself. Deputies said they were called to the residence on Brittani... more »
  • One dead after attempted murder, suicide overnight Play Video

    May 2, 2013 12:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man is dead after sheriff's deputies said he shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself early this morning in Livingston Parish. The Livingston Parish coroner's office said Charles Irby, 79, died after the shooting this morning on Cecil Drive in Denham Springs. ... more »
  • Murder suspect shot officer, then himself

    April 5, 2013 11:38 AM

    JACKSON - State police in Mississippi say a murder suspect shot a Jackson police detective and then shot himself at police headquarters. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said Friday that Jeremy Powell shot Detective Eric Smith before killing himself, in the first official description of how the men... more »
  • 3 dead, including suspect in Marine base shooting

    March 22, 2013 10:38 AM

    QUANTICO, Va. - A lockdown has been lifted at a Marine base in Virginia, where authorities say a Marine killed a male and female colleague last night before killing himself. Authorities found the body of one Marine late last night in barracks and the bodies of two other Marines later.... more »
  • UCF cancels classes after death, explosive found

    March 18, 2013 8:05 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A dorm on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando has been emptied after explosive devices were discovered by authorities investigating a death. Officers responding to an alarm found a man dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police told local... more »
  • Health stories for March 5, 2013 Play Video

    March 5, 2013 7:03 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 5, 2013 - A new study says children with attention deficit disorder may have issues into adulthood. The study showed they had higher rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and personality disorders. They also had higher... more »
  • McCready's ex: Anyone close could see it coming

    February 18, 2013 12:40 PM

    HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. - Mindy McCready's ex-boyfriend is speaking out against her recent release from rehab. Billy McKnight says she threatened to kill herself earlier this month after she lost custody of her sons, but was somehow released from rehab days before apparently following through on her threat. McKnight,... more »
  • Sheriff: Ex-cop Dorner died from gunshot to head

    February 15, 2013 6:46 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Authorities say fugitive former cop Christopher Dorner died of a single gunshot wound to the head as authorities were pumping tear gas into a mountain cabin during a deadly gun battle with sheriff's deputies. San Bernardino County sheriff's Capt. Sheriff John McMahon told reporters Friday that... more »
  • Man featured on A&E's 'Storage Wars' dies of suicide

    February 12, 2013 7:38 PM

    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Authorities say the death of a businessman featured on A&E's "Storage Wars" has been declared a suicide. The Ventura County medical examiner's office determined Mark Balelo died after inhaling carbon monoxide and car exhaust fumes. His body was found Monday morning in a business warehouse in... more »

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