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  • 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 »
  • UK: No charges for Australian royal hoax DJs

    February 1, 2013 6:37 AM

    LONDON - British prosecutors say they will not press charges against two Australian DJs over the royal hoax call that preceded a nurse's suicide. Two Australian DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and her son, Prince Charles, as they phoned London's King Edward VII hospital in December to ask about the... more »
  • State Department confirms embassy attack in Turkey

    February 1, 2013 6:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department is confirming that a terror attack occurred just outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. Officials in Ankara say a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device killing himself and one other person, identified by U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardione as an embassy guard. State Department... more »
  • Elderly couple found dead in apparent Bossier City murder-suicide

    January 28, 2013 7:49 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. - Bossier City Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving an elderly couple. Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says authorities responded to the home of the couple - both in their 80s - about 10 a.m. Monday after a relative stopped by and found the man and... more »
  • Prosecutor defends actions in Swartz hacker case

    January 17, 2013 3:28 PM

    BOSTON - A federal prosecutor who has been sharply criticized following the suicide of an Internet freedom activist appeared to fight back tears as she defended her office's handling of a hacking case against him. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says Aaron Swartz's family has suffered a "horrible tragedy" and that... more »
  • BR Crisis Intervention hotline number

    December 5, 2012 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Workers at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center say despite the stress, pressure brought and other strong emotions brought on the holidays, they don't get more calls than usual during this time of year. Medical experts say there's no data to support the idea of the... more »
  • Man apparently shoots self on TV after Ariz. chase

    September 28, 2012 3:05 PM

    PHOENIX - A man apparently shot himself in the head on live television at the end of a high-speed chase that began in Phoenix. Fox News was covering the chase that began at midday Friday using a live helicopter shot from its Phoenix affiliate when the man driving the small... more »
  • Police: Student shoots self at Okla. junior high

    September 26, 2012 9:46 AM

    STILLWATER, Okla. - Police say a student has apparently committed suicide in a shooting at a junior high school in Stillwater, Okla. Police Capt. Randy Dickerson confirmed the shooting. Police say there is no further danger at the school and that the shooting happened around 8 a.m. Wednesday.... more »
  • Wife and husband killed in apparent murder-suicide

    September 22, 2012 4:22 PM

    COVINGTON - A woman and her husband are dead following an apparent murder-suicide at their home near Covington late Friday, according to authorities. The Times-Picayune reports the bodies of Caroline Crockett Darby, 42, and Adrian Darby, 46, were discovered in their home, said Melanie Comeaux, executive director of St. Tammany... more »
  • 'Top Gun' director left behind notes to loved ones

    August 20, 2012 10:44 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Coroner's officials investigating Tony Scott's death say the director left several notes to loved ones in his car before jumping from a Los Angeles bridge Sunday. Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey says initial investigative notes do not classify the writings as suicide notes, but the office is treating... more »
  • Questions unanswered in man's roadside death Play Video

    July 27, 2012 6:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators continue searching for answers this morning after a 28-year-old man took his own life, following a high-speed chase with police. The chase began on the campus of LSU when a pickup truck, driven by Steven Sanchez, crashed through barricades on Tower Drive, according to LSU... more »
  • La. man dead after arrest in aided-suicide case

    July 19, 2012 11:40 AM

    BAYOU BLUE - A Bayou Blue man charged with helping his wife commit suicide has been found dead in Houma with what Terrebonne Parish deputies say appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Courier reports that 69-year-old Charles Joseph Fanguy was found by deputies in the yard of a... more »
  • Man arrested for assisted suicide in Terrebonne Parish

    July 18, 2012 2:50 PM

    Bayou Blue- A man accused of assisting in the death of his wife, is now behind bars. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested Charles Fanguy, of Bayou Blue, Wednesday. Deputies say Fanguy's wife, Betty, was found by her husband unresponsive on the kitchen floor. They say she had... more »
  • Syrian defense minister killed in suicide blast

    July 18, 2012 7:04 AM

    BEIRUT - Syria's state-run TV says the country's defense minister has been killed in a suicide blast in the capital. Wednesday's attack struck the National Security building in Damascus during a meeting of Cabinet ministers and senior security officials. State-run TV said some of the officials were seriously wounded.... more »
  • Murder-suicide victims both filed restraining orders

    June 8, 2012 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Both victims in a murder-suicide this morning in Baton Rouge sought restraining orders aginst the other, according to court records. Investigators said Rouche Coleman, 38, broke into the home of his estranged wife, 35-year-old Kesia Coleman, early this morning. Deputies said Rouche shot and killed Kesia,... more »
  • Nebraska police rule chat room shooting an accident

    June 5, 2012 12:28 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Police say the death of a 19-year-old Nebraska man who shot himself in the head while in an online video chat room has been ruled an accident. Capt. David Stukenholtz says Monday that Bellevue police decided Trevor George's early March death was not a suicide after interviewing... more »
  • BRPD: Shooting victim was pregnant, baby survives

    June 1, 2012 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman found shot and in critical condition earlier this week died today, but the child she was six months pregnant with survived. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Allison Brue, 31, was removed from life support earlier today. She was found shot in the... more »
  • Neighbors call murder-suicide gunman 'ticking time bomb' Play Video

    May 29, 2012 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man and his stepdaughter are dead after an argument over a computer password. It happened on Cedarcrest Ave just after 8:30 Monday night. Police say David Robinson, 57, shot and killed his stepdaughter, 26-year-old Reagan Rowe, before turning the gun on himself. Police say Robinson... more »
  • BRPD investigating attempted murder, suicide

    May 29, 2012 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a shooting in Baton Rouge this afternoon appears to be a suicide and attempted murder. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said they were called to the 4000 block of Tuscarora Street around 2:20 p.m. today. A man at the scene was found... more »
  • Salem police ID 3 girls and mother found dead

    May 24, 2012 12:49 PM

    SALEM, Ore. - Salem police have identified three children and their mother who died in what is being called a murder-suicide in which the father also died. The children's father was found dead in a car in Cottage Grove. He has not yet been officially identified. Police say an infant... more »
  • Pa. woman sentenced for foreclosure notice arson

    April 24, 2012 12:28 PM

    CORRY, Pa. - A northwestern Pennsylvania woman will spend 10 years on probation for attempting suicide by setting fire to her home with a foreclosure notice. The Erie Times-News reports Monday that Erie County Judge John Garhart opted not to imprison 48-year-old Eve Shreve, saying her actions were "entirely due... more »
  • Former Rutgers student convicted in webcam case

    March 16, 2012 11:45 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's love life has been convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy in a case that exploded into the headlines when the victim of the snooping committed suicide. Twenty-year-old Dharun... more »
  • Hundreds mourn teen family claims was bullied to death Play Video

    March 14, 2012 6:17 PM

    NEW ROADS - Hundreds paid respects today to a teen who took her own life in Pointe Coupee Parish after her family says she was bullied. Several of Tesa Middlebrook's classmates wore T-shirts to remember her today. Others sang and spoke at her funeral. Many claim Middlebrook was... more »
  • Summations begin in Rutgers webcam spying trial

    March 13, 2012 9:01 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - The lawyer for a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate says his client is a kid, not a criminal. Steven Altman began his closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of Dharun Ravi, saying Ravi was surprised to turn... more »
  • School continues investigation into girl's suicide Play Video

    March 8, 2012 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School administrators said today an investigation into a Pointe Coupee Parish teen's suicide continues, but had no details to release. Tesa Middlebrook, 17, hanged herself at Pointe Coupee Central High School recently. Family members said she'd been the victim of bullying for some time. Advance Baton Rouge... more »
  • Investigation continues into teen suicide in Pt. Coupee Parish

    March 7, 2012 3:11 PM

    MORGANZA - An investigation continues into the suicide of a teen in Pointe Coupee Parish. News 2's Chris Nakamoto searches for answers from leaders at Advanced Baton Rouge Charter, the group that runs Pointe Coupee Central High School. Seventeen-year-old Tesa Middlebrook was found hung from the stadium at... more »
  • Vigil for teen bullied to death Play Video

    March 6, 2012 10:39 PM

    NEW ROADS - Friends share memories out loud and on paper to save forever, painting a different picture from the gruesome images conjured by the news of 17 year old Tesa Middlebrook hanging herself from the school stadium, using an extension cored. It was the only goodbye many of Tesa's... more »
  • Sheriff not ruling out charges in suicide Play Video

    March 6, 2012 5:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - The sheriff of Pointe Coupee Parish said he's not ruling out criminal charges yet in the death of a 17-year-old girl. "Anyone that would take the law and go beyond the scope and actually break the law could be charged," Sheriff Bud Torres said. Now,... more »
  • Family: Teen bullied to death in Pointe Coupee Parish Play Video

    March 5, 2012 4:52 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH- A 17-year-old student at Pointe Coupee Parish Central High School hung herself on the side of the football stadium Friday. Family members and people who knew her say she was bullied to death. "I think she did it because she was bullied," The teen's uncle, Michael... more »
  • Trend: Teen suicide increasing

    March 5, 2012 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults, and the trend is on the rise. The CDC says 149,000 young people will attempt suicide in a year, and 44,000 will carry the act to completion.... more »
  • 'Soul Train' founder Don Cornelius commits suicide

    February 1, 2012 9:29 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his home. Officers responding to a report of a shooting found the 75-year-old at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4 a.m. A coroner says... more »
  • EBRSO: Man shot wife, then himself in Shenandoah home Play Video

    November 21, 2011 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A family member found the bodies of a man and his wife in their Shenandoah home just before noon Monday. Deputies said the man shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office tells News 2 a family member found... more »
  • EBRSO: Deputies called to apparent murder-suicide Play Video

    November 21, 2011 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies responded to an apparent murder-suicide this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to a spokesperson. Casey Hicks said a family member found the bodies of Timothy and Natalie Grady inside their home on 15002 Antietam in the Shenandoah subdivision, and both had been... more »
  • Police say man stabs woman, then stands in front of train

    August 7, 2011 10:09 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Authorities say a 29-year-old Duson man stabbed his girlfriend, then stood in front of an oncoming train and was killed. Kip Judice of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says Gregory Redondo never tried to avoid the train. Reports say Rayne police were called to a stabbing about 11... more »
  • Organ Donor-Suicide

    July 15, 2011 7:22 PM

    A woman called 911 saying she wanted to be an organ donor, drove to a hospital and committed suicide in Utah. St. George police say the unidentified 57 year old parked outside the emergency room of Dixie Regional Medical Center, left her car and shot herself in the head. Doctors... more »
  • Police: Mother killed self and 3 children

    July 14, 2011 2:33 PM

    KENNER, La. - Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway says an anxiety-filled woman killed her three daughters, then turned the gun on herself. Caraway said on Thursday that 29-year-old Nadia Braxton's pastor told investigators that she was suffering from depression and trying to find help before the shooting Tuesday. ... more »
  • Authorities ID deceased in Holden murder-suicide

    July 14, 2011 12:07 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies released the names today of the two victims in a murder-suicide investigation out of Holden. Chief Deputy Jason Ard said Michael E. Richardson, 65, and his wife Nancy Richardson, 67, were found shot to death in their home on Tickfaw Acres Road Wednesday morning. ... more »
  • Murder-suicide reported in Holden

    July 13, 2011 12:32 PM

    HOLDEN - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Department tells News 2 there has been murder-suicide in Holden. According to Chief Deputy Jason Ard a couple in their mid-60's were found by their family members this morning. The couple had been shot to death, and Ard said the incident was being... more »
  • Suicide Questioned in Hanging

    July 11, 2011 7:27 PM

    The family of a black man found hanging in Mississippi wants a review of the autopsy of his death saying the credibility of the medical examiner is in question. Last December, 26 year old Frederick Jermaine Carter was found hanging in a tree near Greenwood. Authorities say Carter had a... more »
  • Man kills girlfriend, self in Assumption Parish

    July 6, 2011 8:41 AM

    PIERRE PART- Deputies are investigating a murder-suicide that happened Wednesday in Assumption Parish. Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Tut Street in Pierre Part around 7:40 a.m. Officials say Henry Walker Jr., 29, used a shotgun to shoot his girlfriend, 26-year-old Heather Granier in the head.... more »
  • Memorial service set for victim in murder-suicide

    June 26, 2011 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The memorial service for Raymond Levie, the victim in a murder-suicide, is set for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Wilson-Wooddale Funeral Home in Baton Rouge. Raymond Levie was the chief investigator for the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office. He died after being shot multiple times inside... more »
  • TJ Ribs reopens after murder suicide

    June 25, 2011 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- TJ Ribs on South Acadian, reopened today following a shocking murder suicide inside the restaurant last night. The restaurant closed Friday afternoon after a man pulled a gun on another man, shot him several times, then turned the gun on himself. Both men died inside the restaurant.... more »
  • Two men killed in murder-suicide at TJ Ribs

    June 24, 2011 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Police are not sure why, but one man pulled a gun on another man inside TJ Ribs on Acadian Thruway Friday night, shot him several times, then turned the gun on himself. The shooting happened in front of a packed restaurant. Police tell News 2 surveillance video... more »
  • Lovesick man beheads woman at her school in India

    April 28, 2011 12:47 PM

    PATNA, India - Police say a man armed with a large knife beheaded an 18-year-old woman at her school in front of her horrified classmates in eastern India. The attacker later told police he was in love with the victim but her parents wouldn't allow them to marry. ... more »
  • 2 children, 1 man died in apparent murder suicide

    March 6, 2011 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities say they're investigating an apparent murder-suicide in which a 22-year-old man is believed to have shot two children before turning the gun on himself. Officer Hilal Williams of the New Orleans Police Department says a nine-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were killed. Their names weren't... more »
  • One dead in Houma attempted murder, suicide

    January 12, 2011 12:40 PM

    HOUMA – One man is dead and his wife in the hospital after authorities in Terrebonne Parish say he tried to kill her, and then shot himself. Major Malcolm Wolfe says 57-year-old Larry Blanchard was pronounced dead at the couple’s home this morning. The sheriff’s office received a 911 call... more »
  • Madoff son found dead in NYC in apparent suicide

    December 11, 2010 12:43 PM

    NEW YORK- One of Bernard Madoff's sons was found dead of an apparent suicide Saturday on the second anniversary of his father's arrest, according to police and a lawyer for the family. Mark Madoff, 46, was found dead in his apartment in Manhattan's fashionable SoHo section, according to police... more »
  • Murder-suicide investigation

    November 22, 2010 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide. The bodies of a 55-year old woman and her 66-year old husband were found Sunday inside their Marigny St. home. Names are not being released, but NOPD says the woman was stabbed to death, and it looks as... more »
  • Suspect in wide-ranging crime spree kills himself

    November 20, 2010 11:43 AM

    Authorities said a man who was being sought as a suspect in a Louisiana crime spree that included bank robbery, murder and kidnapping committed suicide Friday in Oklahoma. Stephen Salsbury Jr., 26, who had a shoot-out in Columbia County Thursday night with an off-duty Louisiana officer, killed himself in... more »
  • Murder-robbery suspect from La. dead in Okla.

    November 19, 2010 3:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man who was being sought as a suspect in a Louisiana crime spree that included bank robbery, murder and kidnapping, has committed suicide in Oklahoma City, Okla. A deputy U.S. Marshal confirmed to the Banner-News in Magnolia, Ark., that 26-year-old Stephen Salsbury Jr., who had a... more »
  • Ark. school official accused of anti-gay Facebook comment

    October 27, 2010 1:36 PM

    A member of a northern Arkansas school board is accused of commenting on Facebook that the only way he'd wear purple when others were wearing purple to show support for bullied gay teens was "if they all commit suicide." The Arkansas Department of Education on Wednesday condemned the alleged... more »
  • Police standoff locks down La. elementary school

    October 8, 2010 2:35 PM

    A 35-year-old man in St. Martinville has shot and killed himself following a standoff with police that locked down a nearby elementary school. Police said the man, whose name wasn't immediately released, was armed with a shotgun and held officers at bay for more than three hours Friday morning while... more »
  • NJ student secretly taped having sex kills himself

    September 29, 2010 3:29 PM

    A family lawyer says a New Jersey college student killed himself last week after he was allegedly secretly recorded having sex. Paul Mainardi, a lawyer for the 18-year-old's family, said Wednesday that Tyler Clementi was "a fine young man and a distinguished musician." A law enforcement official says the student's... more »
  • Murder suspect shoots self after standoff

    September 23, 2010 10:28 AM

    St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne says a 52-year-old Luling man called to say he had killed his girlfriend, then apparently shot himself after a six-hour standoff with deputies. Authorities say 52-year-old Gary Farrell, pictured here, was taken to University Hospital in extremely critical condition Wednesday. A condition report was... more »
  • EBRSO talks down man on bridge

    August 25, 2010 10:59 AM

    UPDATE: Authorities have talked down the man on the bridge, and traffic is being allowed back across the the bridge. Traffic heading west on the Florida Avenue bridge in Baton Rouge was stopped for two hours this morning as authorities dealt with a naked man threatening to jump into... more »

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