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  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    November 23, 2014 4:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments. The former four-term... more »
  • Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer

    November 23, 2014 4:03 PM

    CLEVELAND (AP) - A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about a someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground. Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said... more »
  • Maurice man dies in cane trailer crash

    November 22, 2014 3:52 PM

    An overturned tractor trailer kills a Maurice Man. Louisiana State Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on US 90 near LA Highway 668 near Jeanerette around 7 a.m. today. Troopers report a 1999 Kenworth tractor trailer was traveling east on US 90, ran off of the right side... more »
  • Former La education official dies in plane crash

    October 18, 2014 6:12 PM

    BASTROP, La. (AP) - A former Louisiana education official and state senator has died in an on-the-ground airplane crash. Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop says funeral arrangements are incomplete for 77-year-old Edwards Barham of Oak Ridge. Richland Parish Sheriff Lee Harrell says the longtime pilot died after his plane hit... more »
  • Clarks man dies after truck hits trees and burns

    October 4, 2014 3:37 PM

    CLARKS, La. (AP) - A Caldwell Parish man has died after his truck hit some trees early Saturday morning. State Troopers say that 22-year-old Joseph Dilley of Clarks was driving south of Louisiana 845 after 2 a.m. when his 2005 Dodge truck ran off the road for unknown reasons. Dilley... more »
  • Zachary man dies after he's thrown from his car

    October 4, 2014 3:25 PM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - A Zachary man has died in a one-vehicle crash southwest of Greensburg. State Troopers say that 29-year-old Cody Damico was driving east on Louisiana 37 Saturday morning when he crossed over the center line and hit a utility pole. His 2010 Pontiac turned over and landed... more »
  • James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies

    September 27, 2014 3:48 PM

    CLEVELAND (AP) - James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73. Traficant was seriously injured Tuesday after a vintage tractor flipped over on him as... more »
  • Church Point man dies after crash

    September 20, 2014 12:27 PM

    Louisiana State Troop I began investigating a fatal crash on LA 358 near LA 357 in St. Landry Parish just before 2:20 a.m. Saturday. When investigators arrived on the scene, they discovered a '97 Buick LeSabre was driving west on LA 358 when for unknown reasons the Buick struck... more »
  • Keithville teen dies in traffic accident

    September 7, 2014 2:12 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office says a teenage girl has died in a weekend traffic accident. The victim in the late Saturday crash was identified as 17-year-old Alishea Robinson of Keithville. She was driving on Springridge Texas State Line Road when she lost control of her... more »
  • Man dies in dive after raising $100K for ALS

    August 16, 2014 9:37 PM

    BOSTON (AP) - A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation. Nantucket Police tell the Boston Globe that Corey Griffin dove into the water from the "Juice... more »
  • Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

    July 28, 2014 12:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said. The man was taken from Venice Beach and pronounced dead at a hospital... more »
  • UL Lafayette Senior Dies in ATV Crash

    July 6, 2014 11:46 PM

    A fatal ATV crash claimed the life of a UL Lafayette Senior this holiday weekend. The crash happened on private property in the 4600 block of Dixie-Shreveport Road in north Caddo Parish. Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office says it appears the female who was driving took a curve too... more »
  • Man dies in single-car wreck in northeast La.

    July 5, 2014 9:33 PM

    EPPS, La. (AP) - A Tennessee man is dead after his car ran through a stop sign and into a ditch and an embankment. Louisiana state troopers say 44-year-old Troy Williams of Cordova, Tennessee, died late Friday at the intersection of Louisiana 577 and Louisiana 877 in East Carroll Parish.... more »
  • 30 year old Lafayette Man Dies in Cameron Street Crash

    July 5, 2014 5:38 PM

    Early Saturday morning, Lafayette Police responded to a single vehicle crash in the 3800 block of Cameron Street. Around 2:20 a.m., a 2004 Nissan Sentra was traveling east on Cameron street when the driver was unable to negotiate a curve and left the roadway. The Sentra struck a culvert,... more »
  • 'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies at 67

    June 29, 2014 12:27 PM

    Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday. Taylor died Saturday at his home near Los Angeles, according to agent Dede Binder.... more »
  • Speeding Impaired Driver Dies in Beauregard Parish Crash

    June 28, 2014 8:46 PM

    Early this morning, just before 6:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 12 about 2 ½ miles west of DeQuincy that claimed the life of a DeQuincy man. Officers suspect a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by 22-year-old Jacob Louis Dietz of DeQuincy,... more »
  • Bobby Womack, R&B singer-songwriter, dies at 70

    June 28, 2014 12:50 PM

    Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70. Womack's publicist Sonya Kolowrat said Friday that the singer had died, but she could provide no other details. With an incomparable voice few could match, Womack... more »
  • Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

    June 8, 2014 3:04 PM

    At approximately 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 7 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle accident in the 7500 block of Sidney Leger Road in Iowa. The investigation revealed Jacob A. Piazza, 26, of Iowa, was traveling eastbound on Sidney Leger Road when... more »
  • Unrestrained Driver Dies in Vehicle Crash

    June 7, 2014 7:46 AM

    Baton Rouge resident Justin P. Thompson, 22, died from a single vehicle crash just before 9:45 p.m. June 6,2014. Louisiana State Troopers report the crash happened on LA Hwy 416 west of LA Hwy 415 in Pointe Coupee Parish. Initial investigation revealed, Thompson, driving a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe,... more »
  • Louisiana teen dies in 2-vehicle wreck in Miss.

    June 1, 2014 3:16 PM

    KILN, Miss. (AP) - A 16-year-old from Covington, Louisiana, has been killed and two others have been injured in a two-vehicle wreck in in south Mississippi. Hancock County coroner Jim Faulk says Joshua Hathcox, the passenger in a Ford pickup truck, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mississippi Highway Patrol... more »
  • Political insider Maginnis dies at 66

    May 25, 2014 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - John Maginnis, a publisher, author and journalist who chronicled Louisiana politics for over 40 years, has died at age 66. His Sunday morning death at his home in New Orleans was confirmed by Jeremy Alford, who worked with Maginnis on LaPolitcs.com a news and opinion website.... more »
  • Acadia Parish man dies on I-10 East

    May 25, 2014 12:18 PM

    An Acadia Parish man died from a single vehicle crash on I-10 eastbound, west of Crowley. Around 6:22 p.m., Louisiana State Troopers were notified of a 1999 Ford Mustang that traveled off the right side of I-10 east and overturned. The driver, 26 year old Kori Sarver of Crowley,... more »
  • Central man dies in a single vehicle crash

    May 24, 2014 12:43 PM

    Just after 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Louisiana State Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. The accident took place on La Hwy 37, Greenwell Springs Road, south of Morgan Road, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Tyler R. Carter, 23 of Central, LA was driving... more »
  • 3-time F1 champion Jack Brabham dies at 88

    May 18, 2014 9:32 PM

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Jack Brabham, the three-time Formula One champion who famously pushed his car to the finish line to claim his first season title, died Monday at his Gold Coast home. He was 88. The Australian driver - known as Sir Jack in racing paddocks around the world... more »
  • Vermilion Parish farmer dies in crawfish pond

    May 17, 2014 7:51 PM

    According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff's office, a Kaplan man has lost his life today following a farm accident. The incident took place in a crawfish pond located off Meridian Line Road south of Kaplan. Vermilion Parish officials say the discovery happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, after another farmer... more »
  • Former Ag Commissioner Bob Odom dies at age 78

    May 17, 2014 12:24 PM

    ZACHARY, La. (AP) - Bob Odom, who served seven terms as Louisiana's agriculture commissioner and was a top Democratic powerbroker in his heyday, has died at 78. Odom's long-time aide, Randal Johnson, said the former commissioner died Saturday morning at a Zachary hospital after having difficulty breathing. Odom had suffered... more »
  • Iberia man dies near Gibbs Road in Single Vehicle Crash

    May 11, 2014 11:56 AM

    A New Iberia man's life was taken in a single vehicle crash Saturday evening. Louisiana State Troopers report George Carter of New Iberia, was driving a 2009 Dodge truck east on LA Highway 318 near Gibbs Road. Upon approaching a right curve Carter traveled off the left side of... more »
  • Driver dies when pickup hits tractor-trailer

    April 27, 2014 6:53 PM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 26-year-old Farmerville died when his pickup truck hit a tractor-trailer head-on. Trooper Albert Paxton says investigators don't know why 26-year-old Richard Stanley's 2000 Chevrolet Silverado crossed the center line of Louisiana Highway 15 north of Farmerville on Friday. He says investigators... more »
  • Country singer Kevin Sharp dies

    April 20, 2014 9:53 PM

    (CNN) -- Country singer Kevin Sharp has died from "complications due to cancer," his mother told CNN. He was 43. Sharp was diagnosed with cancer as a teenager. He was treated and the disease did not reoccur, but he had problems later in life because of the radiation and... more »
  • Grandfather, 52, dies after punch by grandson, 14

    April 5, 2014 11:15 PM

    MARRERO, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a 14-year-old boy reportedly punched his grandfather, who died of injuries from his head hitting the ground. Col. John Fortunato says investigators have not filed any charges against the boy, who was not identified because he is a juvenile. Fortunato... more »
  • 6-year-old boy in drowning case against mom dies

    April 5, 2014 6:19 PM

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 6-year-old Pennsylvania boy whose mother allegedly held him underwater in a bathtub has died, four days after his younger brother drowned, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Saturday. The boy, Daniel Schlemmer, had been declared brain dead after authorities say he and his 3-year-old brother,... more »
  • Former 'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies at age 74

    March 30, 2014 5:23 PM

    LONDON (AP) - Actress Kate O'Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," has died at the age of 74. Her agent Phil Belfield said O'Mara died Sunday in a nursing home in southern England after a short illness. The actress, who began her television career... more »
  • Orleans Parish Prison inmate dies after fight

    March 23, 2014 7:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman says a jail inmate has died after a fight with another prisoner. Philip Stelly says the man's name is being withheld until his family is notified. He says deputies quickly broke up the fight, which broke out about 10:20 p.m.... more »
  • 'Homeland' actor James Rebhorn dies at 65

    March 23, 2014 4:22 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor in "Homeland," ''Scent of a Woman" and "My Cousin Vinny," has died. He was 65. Rebhorn's agent, Dianne Busch, said Sunday that the actor died Friday at his home in New Jersey. She declined to give details on the nature... more »
  • Oak Grove woman dies after SUV flips on rural road

    March 22, 2014 7:52 PM

    MER ROUGE, La. (AP) - A one-vehicle crash has claimed the life of an Oak Grove woman. Louisiana State Troopers say 33-year-old April Fabela died Saturday from injuries after a Chevrolet Blazer she was riding in flipped several times on a rural road in northeastern Morehouse Parish. The vehicle went... more »
  • Unrestrained Opelousas Woman Dies in Crash

    March 22, 2014 11:44 AM

    On Tuesday, March 21, 2014 just after 8:30 p.m. a 2003 Chevrolet Impala was driving west on LA Hwy 10. The driver of the vehicle, Brandi Chambers (27) of Opelousas turned left in front of a 2012 Dodge truck driven by Brandon Fisher of Morrow. The front Fisher's vehicle struck... more »
  • 'Slain' Mexico cartel leader dies a second time

    March 10, 2014 5:04 AM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Cartel kingpin Nazario Moreno Gonzalez had two lives. One ended in late 2010 when the leader of a vicious drug gang ruling the western state of Michoacan was supposedly killed by federal police. The second ended just after his 44th birthday, when he died in a... more »
  • Ville Plate Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

    February 17, 2014 8:21 AM

    A Ville Platte man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Evangeline Parish. The incident happened Saturday evening, February 16, just after 6 p.m. on Crooked Creed Parkway (LA3187) near Red Lick Road. Louisiana State Police say 60 year old Terry Thrasher crossed the centerline, traveled off the left... more »
  • Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

    February 11, 2014 5:59 AM

    WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85. Publicist Cheryl Kagan says Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died surrounded by family at her home near San Francisco. A talented singer,... more »
  • Retired firefighter dies in Loranger house fire

    February 5, 2014 7:56 AM

    LORANGER, La. (AP) - Authorities say a retired Kenner firefighter died in a Loranger house fire, The state Fire Marshal's Office say authorities found the body of 79-year-old George David Schilling early Tuesday morning inside a bedroom. Authorities found Schilling after bringing the fire under control. Investigators believe Schilling died... more »
  • Oberlin woman dies in traffic accident

    February 3, 2014 7:10 AM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - State police say an Oberlin woman died in a single-vehicle accident on La. Highway 26 east of Oberlin. The victim was identified as 40-year-old Kimberly Lovejoy. Troopers say Lovejoy was westbound on Highway 26 at a high rate of speed about 8:45 p.m. Friday when she... more »
  • AP photographer Martin collapses at game, dies

    January 1, 2014 8:11 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Dave Martin, a longtime Associated Press photographer based in Montgomery, Ala., died after collapsing on the Georgia Dome field after the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Tuesday night. Martin, 59, ran onto the field immediately following Texas A&M's 52-48 win over Duke and took photos of Aggies coach Kevin... more »
  • Pierre Part man dies in Assumption Parish crash

    November 25, 2013 9:49 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - A 30-year-old Pierre Part man died following a one-vehicle crash on La. Highway 401 near Napoleonville in Assumption Parish. State Trooper Evan Harrell says Kerry Huey was driving a pickup east on Highway 401 shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday when the truck began to drift off... more »
  • Alexandria man dies in house fire

    November 25, 2013 9:45 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say a 24-year-old Alexandria man died from injuries sustained in a house fire on Airbase Road. Deputies identified the victim of Sunday's fire as Dustin Bordelon. The Town Talk reports Bordelon was taken to Rapides Regional Trauma Center in Alexandria where he... more »
  • Man who invented Lorenzo's oil to save son dies

    October 25, 2013 8:53 AM

    ROME (AP) - Augusto Odone, a former World Bank economist who defied scientists to invent a treatment to save his child's life, has died in his native Italy. He was 80. His daughter Cristina Odone says her father died Thursday after suffering organ failure precipitated by a lung infection. Odone's... more »
  • 11-year-old girl dies after shooting at N.O. home

    September 3, 2013 4:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gunmen opened fire on a New Orleans home early Monday, fatally wounding an 11-year-old girl and injuring another child and a man, police said. Arabian Gayles was shot in the head just after midnight and died at an area hospital later in the morning, according to... more »
  • Man falls from forklift at Port Hudson plant, dies

    September 2, 2013 4:05 AM

    PORT HUDSON, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says a 53-year-old man fell from a forklift and died at the Georgia-Pacific plant in Port Hudson. Spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks tells The Advocate that deputies don't suspect foul play. She says the incident remains under investigation pending... more »
  • New Orleans' 1st woman firefighter dies in Wis.

    September 2, 2013 4:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans' first female firefighter - a mother of two who got off of welfare and into a 1992 recruit class - has died of complications from cancer, Chief Terry Hardy said. Kathy Wilkerson, 57, died Saturday in Eau Claire, Wis. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Sunday,... more »
  • Gen. David C. Jones, ex-Joint Chiefs chair, dies

    August 15, 2013 3:59 AM

    STERLING, Va. (AP) - David C. Jones, a retired Air Force general who helped set in motion a far-reaching reorganization of the U.S. military command while serving as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died at 92. The general's son, David Curtis Jones, said Wednesday that his father... more »
  • Police kill La. bank hostage taker; 1 hostage dies

    August 14, 2013 9:11 AM

    ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) - A man who authorities said was mentally unstable and believed a device had been implanted in his head shot two hostages, killing one, at a rural Louisiana bank before state police shot and killed him. The hours-long standoff began around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when a... more »
  • Gray man dies of crash injuries

    July 12, 2013 10:24 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - State police say a 22-year-old Gray man died at University Hospital in New Orleans from injuries he suffered in a car crash on La. Highway 316 in Lafourche Parish. The victim was identified as Jeremy Duet. Troopers say Duet was northbound when his car left the... more »
  • La. Gaming Board Chairman Dies

    June 24, 2013 8:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State police say Dale Hall, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, died Saturday at his home while recovering from surgery last month. State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson says the 56-year-old Hall retired from the State Police with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also... more »
  • Gonzales man dies in boat crash

    June 24, 2013 8:12 AM

    GIBSON, La. (AP) - Wildlife and Fisheries agents say a 38-year old Gonzales man died after the boat he was operating crashed into a bank in Barge Canal near Bob's Bayou Black Marina in Gibson. Adam Einck, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman, tells The Advocate Buddy Ray... more »
  • Inmate with cancer dies in custody

    May 23, 2013 8:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 50-year-old man in Orleans Parish custody has died of cancer. The sheriff's office, in a statement Wednesday, said John C. Alexcee died Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. at the interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans. Alexcee was being held on a $3 million bond for charges... more »
  • Victim in Friday car wreck dies

    May 20, 2013 10:23 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 39-year-old Bossier City man injured in a single-vehicle wreck on the Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway last week has died. Shreveport police say the accident happened just before 6 p.m. Friday. Brett Shoebridge was found inside his overturned SUV. Shoebridge was taken to LSU Hospital. He... more »
  • Lafayette Police Officer Dies in Motorcycle Crash

    May 18, 2013 7:48 PM

    A single vehicle crash on LA Highway 3000 north of Interstate 10 which claimed the life of a Lafayette man and off duty Lafayette Police Officer. Troopers say on May 18, 2013, shortly before 2:00 p.m., 45-year-old Richard "Ricky" Rees, an off-duty Lafayette Police Lieutenant, was driving a 2013 Harley... more »
  • Italy state TV: Ex-Premier Giulio Andreotti dies

    May 6, 2013 7:53 AM

    ROME (AP) - Italian state television says Giulio Andreotti, Italy's former seven-time premier, has died at age 94. Andreotti was hospitalized last year with heart problems stemming from a respiratory infection. At his prime, Andreotti was one of Italy's most powerful men: He helped draft the country's constitution after World... more »
  • 'Harry Potter' actor Richard Griffiths dies at 65

    March 29, 2013 6:56 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Richard Griffiths, the British actor who played the boy wizard's unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the "Harry Potter" movies, has died. He was 65. Agent Simon Beresford says Griffiths died Thursday of complications following heart surgery. Griffiths appeared in dozens of films and TV shows and was one... more »
  • Westlake man dies in crash

    March 18, 2013 9:19 AM

    MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) - An early Sunday morning traffic accident in Moss Bluff claimed the life of a Westlake man. Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies say 26-year-old Jerry W. Sonnier Jr. was traveling west on Gateway Drive around 2:45 a.m. at a high rate of speed when his car ran... more »
  • Ed Koch, mayor who became a symbol of NYC, dies

    February 1, 2013 6:19 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, the combative politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during three City Hall terms, has died at age 88. Spokesman George Arzt says Koch died Friday morning of congestive heart failure. In City Hall, Koch embodied New York for... more »
  • Space mission spider dies at Smithsonian

    December 5, 2012 9:43 AM

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. astronaut corps has lost another member. Nefertiti, a spider that traveled 42 million miles through space before returning to Earth in October, died after being sent to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The experiment was designed to determine if... more »
  • Elderly Leesville man dies after being hit by SUV

    October 31, 2012 7:37 AM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - An 88-year-old Leesville man died when he was hit by an SUV on La. Highway 121 in Vernon Parish, but his body wasn't discovered for a few hours. State Police responded to the accident around 8 a.m. Tuesday. The pedestrian, identified as Eddard L. Morrison, was... more »
  • R&B Group "Blaque" Singer Natina Reed Dies

    October 29, 2012 8:49 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Singer Natina Reed of Blaque has died. Police in Atlanta says Reed was hit by a car late Friday. The driver called 911 and is not considered to be at fault. It's unclear why Reed was in the road. Reed's 33rd birthday was yesterday. Blaque's hits included... more »
  • Hammond man dies in I-12 ramp crash

    October 12, 2012 9:11 AM

    ALBANY, La. (AP) - A 74-year-old Hammond man was killed after he lost control of his pickup while exiting Interstate 12 at Albany and struck a ditch. State police say Bruce Beever, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from his pickup around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Trooper... more »
  • Pedestrian dies in Vernon Parish crash

    October 9, 2012 7:33 AM

    ANACOCO, La. (AP) - State police say an 84-year-old Hornbeck man was struck and killed by car as he walked on U.S. Highway 171. The accident happened at around 5 a.m. Monday. Troopers say Robert Edward Michalk was walking in the middle of the outside lane of U.S. 171 when... more »
  • La. gas worker dies of burns from W.Va. motel fire

    September 11, 2012 9:46 AM

    WILSONBURG, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Fire Marshal's Office says a Louisiana man has died of burns he suffered during a weekend hotel fire. Media outlets identified the victim as 21-year-old Dustin McCellen. The marshal's office didn't provide his hometown, and the chief investigator on the Wilsonburg blaze didn't... more »
  • Louisiana motorcyclist dies in New Mexico wreck

    September 3, 2012 4:36 AM

    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in a northwestern New Mexico county say a motorcyclist from Louisiana and the driver of a sports utility vehicle have died after a collision. San Juan County Sheriff's spokeswoman Beth Utley says three men were riding their motorcycles south on U.S. 550 at midmorning... more »
  • State Police: Man dies in Gonzales crash

    August 28, 2012 9:01 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - State police say an unidentified man died after a crash on La. Highway 30 north of Interstate 10 in Gonzales. Trooper Russell Graham said the man's name was not released because troopers are still trying to notify his next of kin. Graham said the man was... more »
  • Former La. natural resources secretary dies at 86

    August 2, 2012 3:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Jack Caldwell, who led Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources under former Gov. Mike Foster, has died. He was 86. David Funeral Home in Abbeville said Caldwell died Tuesday at his daughter's home in New Iberia. No cause of death was listed in the obituary. Caldwell,... more »
  • Man dies after being shot in the legs

    July 25, 2012 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a 39-year-old man died after he was shot in both legs. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs tells The Advocate Louis Spears was shot Tuesday morning while standing on the front porch of a home. Stubbs said Spears was taken to a hospital where... more »
  • Man dies after stabbing at night club

    July 2, 2012 7:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a stabbing that killed a man outside a local night club. Capt. Elton Brown Sr. tells The Advocate in a news release the motive for the stabbing that killed 26-year-old Juan Lopez is still unknown. Brown says officers were called... more »
  • Man dies in New Orleans apartment fire

    June 28, 2012 9:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans fire investigators say a 44-year-old man died in an early morning apartment fire. Capt. Edwin Holmes tells The Times-Picayune the one-alarm fire was called in about 3:01 a.m. Thursday and the fire was under control at 3:24 a.m. Holmes says firefighters forced their way... more »
  • Miss. man dies in La. hotel swimming pool

    June 18, 2012 9:44 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 23-year-old man from Jackson, Miss., died while swimming in a Gretna hotel pool. The accident occurred at about 11 a.m. Saturday. Capt. Russell Lloyd of the Gretna Police Department tells The Times-Picayune Jeremy Davis was swimming with a family member from the shallow... more »
  • Another motorcyclist dies in crash on "Dragon"

    June 7, 2012 11:00 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A motorcycle rider from Louisiana has become the latest fatality on an East Tennessee mountain road. According to WBIR-TV in Knoxville, 60-year-old John Henson of Carencro, La., was riding on U.S. 129 just below the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Wednesday when he ran off... more »
  • Farmerville ATV crash victim dies

    May 25, 2012 10:04 AM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - A 37-year-old Farmerville man has died from injuries sustained when the ATV he was riding struck a tree on La. Highway 348 in Union Parish. The single-vehicle crash happened about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. State police say the ATV driver, Alphonso D. Henderson, was taken to a... more »
  • Glenmora woman dies in wreck

    May 18, 2012 9:11 AM

    ELIZABETH, La. (AP) - State police say a 47-year-old Glenmora woman died in a single-vehicle accident on La. Highway 112 in Allen Parish. Troopers say Donna Fee was southbound on Highway 112, north of Elizabeth Thursday, when she lost control and ran off the road. The car then went into... more »
  • W.Va. bluegrass legend Everett Lilly dies

    May 9, 2012 10:50 AM

    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia bluegrass legend Everett Lilly has died at age 87. Lilly's son, Daniel, says his father died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Clear Creek, W.Va. Everett Lilly and his brother, Bea, began performing professionally in 1938 on Beckley radio station WJLS. Everett Lilly played... more »
  • Gonzales girl hit by train dies

    May 2, 2012 7:53 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Gonzales police say a 7-year-old girl died at a hospital after she was hit by a train. Sgt. Steven Nethken tells The Advocate the girl, whose identity was not released, was on her way home from a park Tuesday evening with her 14-year-old sister and two... more »
  • Pearl River man dies in crash on I-12

    April 19, 2012 7:33 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - State police say a 33-year-old Pearl River man died in a crash on Interstate 12 in St. Tammany Parish. Trooper Nick Manale says Adam Livingston was driving east around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday when he moved into the left lane to pass a vehicle. As Livingston tried... more »
  • Clayton driver dies in crash

    April 18, 2012 7:25 AM

    CLAYTON, La. (AP) - State police say a 36-year-old Clayton man died in a one-car accident in Concordia Parish. The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday on La. Highway 900 in south of Clayton. Troopers identified the victim as Bennie Griffin. Investigators say Griffin lost control of the car, ran... more »
  • Greenwell Springs man dies in wreck

    April 2, 2012 8:42 AM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS, La. (AP) - A 26-year-old Greenwell Springs man was killed Saturday night when his pickup struck a culvert and rolled. State police say Daniel Couvillion (KOO'-vee-yawn) was driving his pickup south on La. 37 near Greenwell Springs when the accident occurred. Troopers say the truck veered off the... more »
  • Olla teenager dies in accident

    March 27, 2012 8:34 AM

    OLLA, La. (AP) - State police say a teenager from Olla was killed in a single-vehicle crash. The victim was identified as 16-year-old Madison Breann Shelton. Troopers says Shelton was driving a pickup west on a parish road near Olla Monday when the vehicle went out of control, left the... more »
  • Update: Westlake man dies in 2 vehicle crash

    March 26, 2012 9:07 AM

    WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - State police say a Westlake man was killed when his motorcycle was struck head-on by a car. The accident happened at 7:24 a.m. Sunday on La. Highway 379 about 2 miles west of Westlake. Investigating troopers say an 18-wheeler heading east had stopped at... more »
  • Police: Teenager dies in early morning crash

    March 26, 2012 7:05 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Denham Spring police say a 16-year-old boy died in a car crash after a vehicle carrying five people lost control and hit a tree. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs identified the victim as Julio Gomez-Dominguez of Denham Springs. The accident happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Stubbs tells... more »
  • Woman hit by car, dies at mailbox

    March 22, 2012 9:26 AM

    TICKFAW, La. (AP) - An Independence woman was killed when she stepped into the path of an oncoming car while retrieving her mail. State police say 41-year-old Kimberly Wright was stepping away from her mail box on La. Highway 442 Wednesday when she walked into the path of a car... more »
  • Ferriday man dies in Okla. auto accident

    March 22, 2012 8:06 AM

    INGERSOLL, Okla. (AP) - A 27-year-old Ferriday man has died in a traffic accident in Oklahoma. The Oklahoman reports that Joshua Lee Phillips died after the pickup he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 64. The accident happened at approximately 12:55 a.m. Tuesday The driver of the tractor-trailer... more »
  • Man accused in fatal shooting, motel standoff dies

    March 12, 2012 5:57 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 29-year-old has died three days after a police standoff followed a killing and other attacks in Lake Charles Police tell the American Press that Felton Watson of Lake Charles died Saturday in a hospital where he was taken after suffering seizures during questioning on... more »
  • Elizabeth man dies in crash

    March 9, 2012 11:15 AM

    PITKIN, La. (AP) - State police say an 18-year-old man died in a crash on La. Highway 458 north of Pitkin in Vernon Parish. Troopers say the accident happened around 10:50 a.m. Thursday when a pickup driven by Devin J. Strother of Elizabeth ran off the highway and hit a... more »
  • Former state Sen. Billy Brown dies

    March 7, 2012 6:20 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe attorney and former state Sen. William D. "Billy" Brown has died after a long illness. The News-Star reports Brown died Tuesday at his home. He was 80. Brown served two terms in the Louisiana Senate, from 1968-76, before an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor. State... more »
  • Pilot dies in Israeli-made jet crash in Nevada

    March 7, 2012 5:49 AM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a pilot for a defense contractor is dead after an Israeli-made military fighter jet crashed at Fallon Naval Air Station in northern Nevada. Base and company officials say the F-21 Kfir (kuh-FEER) aircraft crashed just after 9:15 a.m. Tuesday inside the west gate of... more »
  • Former Winn Parish Sheriff Edward Jordan dies

    February 22, 2012 9:55 AM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Former Winn Parish Sheriff James Edward "Buddy" Jordan has died. The Town Talk reports Jordan died Tuesday at his home in Winnfield. He was 69. A spokeswoman for Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield, which is handling the services, said Jordan had been ill but did not... more »
  • Whitney Houston, Superstar of Records, Films, Dies

    February 11, 2012 8:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the singer had died, but... more »
  • Man hit by car dies

    February 10, 2012 10:51 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle on Elliot Road near Lake Charles. Kim Myers, a spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, tells the American Press Son T. Tran of Lake Charles appeared to be walking north at around 4 a.m.... more »
  • Inmate dies in Vernon Parish prison

    February 10, 2012 9:28 AM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say a Leesville man has died in the Vernon Parish Correctional Center. Authorities tell The Town Talk Murphy A. Haynes died Sunday around 6 a.m. because of "medical reasons." Deputies are waiting autopsy results to determine Haynes' exact cause of death.
  • Woman dies in St. Martin Parish crash

    January 24, 2012 10:38 AM

    HENDERSON, La. (AP) - A 55-year-old St. Martinville woman died in a single-vehicle crash south of Henderson. State police say Elizabeth Howe was a passenger in the rear seat of a sport utility vehicle driven by 34-year-old Bryan Howe. Troopers say the crash occurred Monday when Bryan Howe lost control... more »
  • Shreveport man dies in house fire

    January 17, 2012 9:20 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Authorities have identified Shreveport man who died in a weekend house fire in the city. The Times reports that Sunday's fire killed 28-year-old Delma Walpool. Shreveport Fire Department says much of the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Firefighters searched for victims and as... more »
  • Malnourished Teen Death

    November 17, 2011 12:40 PM

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman and three others have been charged in the death of her 14-year-old daughter, who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died. The Montgomery County coroner's office ruled that the girl died March 1 from nutritional and medical neglect complicated by... more »
  • Inmate injured in accident, dies

    October 20, 2011 6:00 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria Police say an inmate injured last week in a wreck on Louisiana 28 West has died. Authorities say 38-year-old Sylvester Miller, of New Orleans, was pronounced dead Wednesday. Miller was one of three people hurt Friday when 38-year-old Kelly Tuttle, of Pineville, veered her Jeep... more »
  • Businessman Leon Godchaux II dies at age 94

    September 22, 2011 6:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Leon Godchaux II, a chemical engineer who ran the New Orleans sugar company and department store chain founded by his great-grandfather, is dead at the age of 94. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home confirms that Godchaux died Tuesday at his home in New Orleans. His son, Leon "Lee"... more »

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