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  • Coroner: 6 fire victims died of smoke inhalation

    October 19, 2014 10:51 PM

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Four children and two adults killed in a suburban house fire died of acute smoke and fume inhalation, according to autopsy results released Sunday. Investigators have not identified the cause of Saturday's fire, which killed a recently married woman, her four young children and her disabled father-in-law.... more »
  • Wranglers say 'Hobbit' animals died on unsafe farm

    November 19, 2012 3:58 AM

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Animal wranglers involved in the making of "The Hobbit" movie trilogy say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals, largely because they were kept at a farm filled with bluffs, sinkholes and other "death traps." The American Humane Association,... more »
  • Former Police Chief Passes Away

    May 7, 2011 11:34 PM

    A former Kaplan police chief has passed away. Thomas "Tommy" Guidry has died, after a battle with cancer. Visitation will be at Vincent Funeral Home, in Kaplan Sunday from 9 am until 10 at night.
  • Out-of-Date Weather Information Used the Day Student Dies

    April 18, 2011 11:31 AM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame said Monday that football staff responsible for advising whether it was safe to practice outside used out-of-date weather information the day a student videographer fell to his death when the hydraulic lift he was on toppled over in high winds. Declan Sullivan, a... more »
  • Warehouse where 8 died was set for demolition

    December 29, 2010 8:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The abandoned New Orleans warehouse where eight homeless squatters died in a fire was on a list of properties slated for demolition, a city official said Wednesday. Jeff Hebert, the city's director of blight policy, said the city had tried since 2007 to get the property... more »
  • Hometown hero, Steven Dupont, has died in combat operations

    October 25, 2010 6:23 PM

    A hometown hero has died during combat operations in Afghanistan. 20-year old Steven Dupont was killed over the weekend. He was graduate of Comeaux High School and a member of ROTC. Family, friends and teachers say his life's ambition was to join the army and serve for his... more »
  • 2nd Acadiana Victim Has Died Following Plane Crash in Las Vegas

    September 21, 2010 7:19 PM

    A second Acadiana victim has died following a plane crash in Las Vegas earlier this month. According to family members, Susan Touchet has passed away. Her husband Doug, the pilot of the plane, was also killed in that crash. The couple lived in Erath with their family. Two other passengers,... more »
  • Farmerville High School Lineman has Died at Practice

    September 6, 2010 12:56 PM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - Union Parish Schools Superintendent Steve Dozier says a Farmerville high school lineman has died after a light football practice. He tells The News-Star that 15-year-old sophomore Kebrion Morgan had watched film with the team and was about to start conditioning Sunday, but collapsed after telling a... more »
  • Jazz Scene Photographer Herman Leonard has Died at 87

    August 16, 2010 5:19 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jazz scene photographer Herman Leonard, famous for his smoky, backlighted black-and-white photos of such greats as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra, has died. He was 87. Leonard, who moved to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina flooded his New... more »
  • Autopsy Shows a LA College Dean Died From an Overdose

    July 30, 2010 4:18 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey says an autopsy shows a Louisiana college dean died in April from a prescription drug overdose. The body of Greg Leader, dean of the pharmacy school at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was found April 19 in a room at... more »
  • Owner Of The New York Yankees Has Died

    July 13, 2010 11:14 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4. Steinbrenner had a heart attack, was taken to St.... more »
  • DOD Identifies LA Soldier Who Died in Iraq

    June 29, 2010 8:16 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Defense says a 21-year-old soldier from Epps has died in Iraq. The department announced Tuesday that Pfc. Bryant J. Haynes died June 26 of injuries from a vehicle roll-over in Al Diwaniyah. He was assigned to the 199th Support Battalion of the... more »
  • 4 Teens Died: Railroad Crossing Had No Crossbars or Signal Lights

    June 22, 2010 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - At least nine collisions have occurred at the railroad crossing where four teenagers died Friday, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. The site near Independence has no crossbars or signal lights and has long been recommended by the state for closure. During... more »
  • Slipknot Bassist Died of Morphine Overdose

    June 21, 2010 10:14 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Autopsy results show the bassist for heavy metal band Slipknot died of an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl, a synthetic morphine substitute, police said Monday. Paul Gray, 38, was found dead in a suburban Des Moines hotel room on May 25. A hotel worker... more »
  • Rue McClanahan Has Died

    June 3, 2010 11:55 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 76. Her manager Barbara Lawrence said McClanahan died Thursday at 1 a.m. of a stroke. She had undergone... more »
  • 4,400 Members of the U.S. Military Have Died in Iraq War

    June 1, 2010 4:47 PM

    As of Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at least 4,400 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,486 military personnel died as a result... more »
  • Owner of Chimpanzee that Mauled Friend Has Died

    May 25, 2010 1:12 PM

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut woman whose chimpanzee mauled and blinded her friend last year has died, her attorney said Tuesday. Sandy Herold died Monday night of a ruptured aortic aneurysm, lawyer Robert Golger said. Herold's 200-pound chimpanzee, Travis, who went berserk in February 2009 after Herold asked... more »
  • Actor Corey Haim died from Pneumonia

    May 4, 2010 5:49 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Corey Haim died from pneumonia complicated by an enlarged heart, bad lungs and narrowed blood vessels, while drugs found in his system played no role in his death, the Los Angeles County coroner said Tuesday. Haim, 38, died of natural causes from "community-acquired pneumonia" along... more »
  • Foster Parents Provide More Than a Home

    November 25, 2009 1:36 PM

    Life has been a roller coaster for sisters Page and Ashley. They have been in adoption since last year around Christmas time, but have been in care for almost two years. In 2007, they lost their mother to a car crash on HWY 90. After their father chose not... more »
  • Services to be held for UL Professor Bradley Pollock

    October 6, 2009 8:14 AM

    The UL Lafayette community is mourning the loss of a long-time professor. Bradley Pollock died Thursday at the age of 54. Professor Pollock taught African American studies at UL for more than 20 years. He was instrumental in establishing the African American program and its curriculum. Funeral services will be... more »
  • Allen Parish DA to Conclude Charges in Ledet Case

    September 24, 2009 8:41 AM

    A decision is expected soon in the case involving zydeco musician Rosie Ledet. The Allen Parish district attorney is expected to decide whether charges will be filed within the week. Rosie Ledet could be charged with unlawful disposal of human remains. She's accused of giving birth to what is thought... more »

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