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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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' check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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