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  • 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 Play Video

    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 »
  • Dokka, pioneering Louisiana scientist, dies

    August 4, 2011 9:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana State University geologist who shed light on how forces deep under the ground are behind coastal Louisiana's land loss and sinking has died. LSU officials confirmed that Roy Dokka died Monday. He was 59. Dokka was known for questioning the science underpinning much of... more »
  • Abbeville City Councilman Dies

    July 24, 2011 8:32 PM

    Abbeville City Councilman Carbett Duhon has died. Duhon served on the city council for the past 21 years. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 am at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Carbett Duhon was 82 years old.
  • Teenager Dies in Crash

    July 23, 2011 10:16 AM

    On July 21, 2011, at approximately 10:30 p.m., troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on Foreman Road near Trahan Road in Beauregard Parish that claimed the life of a 19-year-old woman from Longville. Investigating troopers report that a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer driven by... more »
  • Victim of weekend stabbing in Shreveport dies

    July 8, 2011 10:34 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The victim of a weekend stabbing in Shreveport has died. Police say 56-year-old Roger Hines had been stabbed early Sunday morning. He was taken to a hospital with a wound that was initially reported to be non-life threatening. But police said Hines' condition deteriorated and he... more »
  • Gueydan man dies in truck crash

    July 5, 2011 7:32 AM

    GUEYDAN, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash on La. Highway 14 near Highway 717 west of Gueydan. State police say Kelian Spell of Gueydan (GAY'-dahn) was driving a truck west on La. 14 Sunday when he veered off the road into a ditch. Trooper say... more »
  • Ball police officer dies in fiery crash

    June 27, 2011 9:10 AM

    BALL, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a fiery car crash that claimed the life of a Ball police officer. Trooper say Officer Russell A. George was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 165 around 2:50 a.m. Sunday when his struck an abandoned bicycle in the roadway, lost control, ran... more »
  • Comic book artist Gene Colan dies at 84

    June 24, 2011 10:24 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Comic book artist Gene Colan, whose career spanned seven decades and chronicled the adventures of heroes like Daredevil, Batman and Howard the Duck, has died in the Bronx at age 84. Longtime friend Clifford Meth says the artist died late Thursday in hospice from complications of... more »
  • Woman jumps from vehicle, dies

    June 1, 2011 10:05 AM

    BORDELONVILLE, La. (AP) - Avoyelles Parish sheriff's deputies say a 36-year-old woman died after she apparently leaped from a vehicle driven by her husband. The Town Talk reports Paula Gaspard was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband, David Gaspard, when she tried to exit the vehicle Saturday... more »
  • Former Grambling mayor dies

    May 25, 2011 5:42 AM

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - The former mayor of Grambling, John "Porky" Williams, has died. Williams, who served as mayor from 1995-2002 and ran again for the office in 2010, died Sunday. Barbara McIntyre, president of the Grambling Chamber of Commerce, says she was notified of his death Monday. She did... more »
  • Man Arrested by State Police Dies in Custody

    May 19, 2011 6:54 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A drunken driving suspect who police say pulled a gun on a state trooper who shocked him with a stun gun died Wednesday after being taken to the Jefferson Parish jail, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies said they saw Kirklin Woolridge, 29, of Marrero, experiencing some sort... more »
  • Thibodaux police officer dies in off-duty crash

    April 25, 2011 9:32 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - An off-duty Thibodaux police officer was killed and his girlfriend critically injured after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a truck. The accident occurred around 10:45 a.m. Saturday. State police say 40-year-old Sidney Simmons of Gray and his girlfriend, 29-year-old Lanie Verdin, were southbound on... more »
  • Crash Claims the Life of Woman

    April 17, 2011 1:39 PM

    In Evangeline Parish, a woman dies after driving off the road and crashing into a tree. The accident happened at nine am Friday on Highway 3042. State Troopers say 26-year-old Gheri Blood of Saint Landry was not wearing a seat belt, and was thrown from her vehicle. The accident... more »
  • 15th Victim Dies From Injuries After NYC Bus Crash

    March 14, 2011 11:34 AM

    NEW YORK - A 15th victim has died after a tour bus crashed on a New York City highway in a horrific weekend accident. Police say a 70-year-old man died from his injuries at about 7:30 a.m. Monday. His name and the names of 14 other victims haven't been released.... more »
  • Oscar-nominated star Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64

    January 3, 2011 10:18 AM

    LONDON (AP) - He could have stayed in teaching. That's what his parents wanted: it was the safe, secure route for a young man with working-class roots and a face few would describe as handsome. But Pete Postlethwaite wanted more. He wanted to pursue his passion for acting and, at... more »
  • New Orleans TV meteorologist Nash C. Roberts dies

    December 20, 2010 10:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Meteorologist Nash C. Roberts Jr., hailed during a 50-year broadcast career for his accuracy in predicting the tracks of Gulf Coast hurricanes, has died at age 92. WWL-TV interim News Director Mike Hoss said Roberts died Sunday. Details were not released and funeral arrangements were pending... more »
  • Boy Dies in Fall from Luxury Suite at Lakers Game

    November 22, 2010 12:16 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A toddler has died after falling 50 feet from a luxury suite at the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Golden State Warriors in the Staples Center arena. Police Sgt. Frank Alvelais says early Monday that the boy, believed to be 2 or 3 years old,... more »
  • Woman Rescued from Filthy Shed Last Month Dies

    November 19, 2010 8:00 AM

    BAYOU BLUE, La. (AP) - A 69-year-old woman who was hospitalized last month after Lafourche Parish authorities found her living in filthy conditions has died. The Lafourche Sheriff's says in Thibodaux that the woman, Faye Miller, died Tuesday afternoon, less than three weeks after she was released from a specialized... more »
  • Lafayette woman dies in I-10 collision

    November 16, 2010 7:23 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old Lafayette woman was killed in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in West Baton Rouge Parish. State police say Victoria Archangel, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene Monday. Trooper Russell G. Graham II said in a news... more »
  • Man dies weeks after being cleared in 1979 killing

    November 9, 2010 10:05 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has died less than two months after his name was cleared in the case. Bobby Ray Dixon died Sunday after suffering from lung and brain cancer. He was 53.... more »
  • Plaucheville Man Dies in St. Landry Parish Crash

    November 9, 2010 11:58 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - State police say a 57-year-old Plaucheville man died in a one-vehicle accident on La. Highway 107 in St. Landry Parish. Troooper say Jerry Arnold's pickup ran off the road and hit a tree early Tuesday morning. Arnold was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • 'Fiddler On the Roof' composer Jerry Bock dies

    November 3, 2010 10:05 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Jerry Bock, who composed some of the most memorable shows in Broadway history, including "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Fiorello!" has died. He was 81. Richard M. Ticktin, Bock's attorney and family friend, said the composer died Wednesday morning at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco,... more »
  • Man Dies After Trying to Break in Through Skylight

    November 3, 2010 6:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The coroner's investigator says the man whose decomposing body was found tangled in a cable beneath a warehouse skylight died after a 30-foot fall as he tried to break into the building. John Gagliano of the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says that 63-year-old Alfredo Saba had... more »
  • 'Wheel of Fortune' voice O'Donnell, 78, dies in LA

    November 1, 2010 10:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie O'Donnell, the announcer whose voice has opened "Wheel of Fortune" for decades, has died. He was 78. Agent Fred Wostbrock said Monday that O'Donnell - the voice of the game show even before hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White appeared - died late Sunday at... more »
  • Former Kenner Police Chief Sal Lentini dies

    October 29, 2010 9:44 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Salvador J. Lentini, who served 28 years as Kenner's police chief, has died after a long illness. A spokesman for the City of Kenner, Emile LaFourcade, says Lentini died Thursday at Canon Hospice. He was 87. Kenner's current police chief, Steven Caraway, worked under Lentini for... more »
  • Actor who played Danno on `Hawaii Five-O' dies

    October 28, 2010 9:38 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stage and screen actor James MacArthur, who played "Danno" in the original version of television's "Hawaii Five-O," died Thursday at age 72. MacArthur's agent, Richard Lewis, said the actor died in Florida of "natural causes," but no direct cause was specified. In a career that spanned... more »
  • Man dies when struck by train in Arcadia

    October 26, 2010 10:27 AM

    ARCADIA, La. (AP) - Police say a man who was listening to an iPod as he walked along a stretch of railroad tracks in Arcadia died when he failed to move out of the path of a train. Police Chief Victor Rogers identified the victim as 29-year-old Ray Andrew White... more »
  • Palmer Long, last of Huey Long's children, dies

    October 25, 2010 10:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Palmer Reid Long, the last surviving child of 1930s populist Huey P. Long, has died. Long, 89, died on Saturday in Shreveport. His brother was the late U.S. Sen. Russell Long, who died in 2003, while his uncle, Earl K. Long, also was elected governor of... more »
  • Port Allen man dies in collision with cane truck

    October 22, 2010 9:18 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - State police say a sport utility vehicle collided with a sugar cane truck on La. Highway 413, leaving one man dead and another injured. Troopers say 19-year-old Jonathan Austin was southbound Thursday when his vehicle crossed the highway's center line and struck the northbound cane... more »
  • Sulphur man dies in Accident on I-10

    October 20, 2010 10:03 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - State police say a 61-year-old Sulphur man died in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in Jefferson Davis Parish. Troopers say Elwood Prater Jr. was westbound shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday when he lost control of his vehicle. Officials say the vehicle left the road, flipped... more »

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