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  • 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 »
  • Mom arrested in toddler daughter's drowning

    May 24, 2012 11:25 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, LA. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Prairieville mother on child desertion charges tied to the drowning of her 2-year-old daughter. Deputies tell The Advocate ( ) juvenile and family services investigators found that 22-year-old Fallon Gautreau left the 2-year-old unsupervised with neighborhood children playing in... more »
  • Update: Cypremort Point Drowning

    July 17, 2011 11:50 PM

    A sad story out of Saint Mary Parish where a weekend cooling off from the warm temperatures turned deadly. A man drowned while swimming in the waters off Cyrpremort Point State Park Saturday night. What was supposed to be a fun day out on the water with family and... more »
  • UPDATE: 12 Year Old Drowns in Water Pit

    June 13, 2011 12:08 AM

    A horrific story out of Acadia Parish where a twelve year old boy drowned. It was shortly after noon Sunday, when police responded to a call of a boy falling into a "water pit," near Edwards and Hoffpauir Streets in Rayne. His body was recovered a short time later... more »
  • Kenner Police Investigate Suspect's Drowning

    November 14, 2010 5:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Kenner Police Department is investigating the drowning death of a suspected shoplifter. A police report said the suspect was being chased by officers Saturday when he jumped into the Duncan Canal. The man was trapped between officers on either side waiting to apprehend him, and... more »
  • Update on Four Teens Killed Returning Home from LSU Game

    October 27, 2010 3:56 PM

    Autopsy results are back for the four high school students killed while driving home from the LSU football game on September 26. The Terrebonne Parish Coroner says all four teens had injuries, but none were life-threatening. The causes of death are listed as drowning. Driver James Cantrelle III, 17, failed... more »
  • Woman's Trial for Drowning baby Delayed

    October 8, 2010 10:48 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The trial of a Kenner woman accused of drowning her newborn baby in Lake Pontchartrain has been postponed. Days before jury selection 23-year-old Ciara Craig was set to start, the judge pushed her second-degree murder trial back to Dec. 6. The move was because the prosecution... more »
  • Man Found in Iberia Parish Drainage Canal

    August 30, 2010 2:15 PM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a person found in a drainage canal on Hwy 89 in Iberia Parish at 7 pm Sunday night. The victim has been identified as 61 year old, Gordon J. Hebert. An autopsy has been ordered by the coroner and the sheriff's office is... more »
  • Bet Ends in Amite River Drowning

    August 13, 2010 7:16 AM

    PORT VINCENT, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say a bricklayer who took a break from his construction job to swim across the Amite River on a bet drowned. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala identified the victim as 30-year-old Jory Golman of Amite, a member of a bricklaying crew working... more »
  • Baton Rouge Drowning Victim Identifed

    August 4, 2010 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office has identified a man whose body washed ashore near a casino as 30-year-old Brandon Hunt of Zachary. City police spokesman L'Jean McKneely tells The Advocate that investigators don't suspect foul play. He says Hunt was using drugs and... more »
  • Update: Drowning Victims Identified

    August 3, 2010 1:49 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Seven teenagers from two families were splashing around in the shallow waters of the Red River when one of them stepped off a ledge and fell into much deeper water. The others tried to save the boy even though none of them could swim, but they... more »
  • Firefighters Plan to Honor Fallen Chief

    July 26, 2010 7:22 PM

    Vidrine's Fire Chief will be laid to rest Wednesday. Damien Aguillard drowned over the weekend during a family vacation on Lake Ouachita in Arkansas. 30-year old Aguillard loved hunting and fishing. His family says he left this world having the time of his life on the water. Sadly, while fishing,... more »
  • Fire Chief Drowns on Lake Ouachita

    July 25, 2010 10:40 PM

    A community is mourning the sudden death of its fire chief. Damien Aguillard drowned Saturday while vacationing with family on Lake Ouachita in Arkansas. Aguillard's body was discovered east of an area known as Crawdad Island. He was the fire chief for the Vidrine Volunteer Fire Department in Evangeline Parish.... more »

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