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  • Pedestrian Killed in Lafourche Parish

    July 20, 2014 3:35 PM

    Not long after 10 p.m. Saturday, a pedestrian was struck and killed after he walked into the path of a vehicle on LA 1 near Hospital Drive in Lafourche Parish. Louisiana State Police discovered David Bergeron (W/M age 29) of Raceland, LA, along with two friends, were standing off... more »
  • Electric cord sparked fire that killed firefighter

    July 6, 2014 5:59 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A high-rise blaze that killed a fire lieutenant started in a pinched electrical cord in a cluttered apartment, fire officials said Sunday, adding that the fire had been ruled accidental. An air-conditioner cord was pinned between a bed frame and a wall in the 19th-floor Brooklyn... more »
  • Police: Girl riding scooter killed by stray bullet

    July 6, 2014 5:57 PM

    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - A 12-year-old girl riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood was struck and killed by a stray bullet, a shooting authorities said may be linked to another that had occurred in the area several hours earlier. Paterson police believe the shooter was aiming at... more »
  • 2 thrown from car and killed in Red River Parish

    July 5, 2014 9:30 PM

    GRAND BAYOU, La. (AP) - Two Mansfield men have died in a single-car wreck in Red River Parish. Louisiana state troopers say Frederick D. McDaniel was driving a Toyota Camry on Louisiana 509 about 10 p.m. Thursday when he crossed the center line, steered too hard in the other direction... more »
  • Ex-UTSA coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair killed in crash

    June 29, 2014 10:54 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Rae Rippetoe-Blair, the former UT-San Antonio women's basketball coach who set a school record for career wins, has died in a motorcycle accident on an Austin freeway flyover ramp. She was 52. Her mother, Anita Rippetoe, told the Austin American-Statesman that her daughter was riding to... more »
  • Unrestrained Driver Killed in Assumption Parish Crash

    June 21, 2014 4:00 PM

    Just after 9 p.m. On June 20, a 52 year old Paincourtville man was killed when his vehicle traveled off the road and overturned in Assumption Parish. Late yesterday evening a 2003 Ford pickup truck was traveling south on LA 308 in Belle Rose, LA by Gerald Miles. Miles,... more »
  • Newlyweds driving separate vehicles killed in head-on crash

    June 7, 2014 2:31 AM

    VERNON, Texas (KETK ) - A man and his wife were killed in a tragic accident when the couple collided head-on while driving separate vehicles. According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Jymie Ha, on Wednesday around 9:55 a.m., Kristina Munoz, 26, was driving a car north on County... more »
  • Pedestrian Killed While Walking on I-55

    April 27, 2014 6:00 PM

    Early Saturday night Louisiana State Police responded to fatality in Tangipahoa Parish. When troopers arrived at the scene, they found 20 year old Lavarius Grisby, of Ponchatoula deceased by way of a vehicle crash. Preliminary reports show around 8 p.m. a 1999 GMC pick-up truck was traveling southbound in... more »
  • 2 men killed in shooting near Port of New Orleans

    March 5, 2014 8:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating an overnight double homicide. The shooting happened late Tuesday night as Mardi Gras was winding down in a parking lot near the Port of New Orleans. Police say a 25-year-old man was found dead inside a car and a 28-year-old man... more »
  • Sorrento woman killed in Ascension Parish crash

    February 5, 2014 7:57 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - State police are investigation a two-vehicle accident in Ascension Parish that took the life of a Sorrento woman. The accident happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday on La. Highway 931. Trooper Jared Sandifer says car driven by 25-year-old Ramsey A. Ogwynn cross the center line and struck... more »
  • Passenger killed in Iberville Parish fatal crash

    January 3, 2014 7:05 AM

    ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) - State police say a 24-year-old Plaquemine man died in a single vehicle accident in Iberville Parish. The accident happened around 9 p.m. Thursday on La. Highway 75 west of Highway 327. Trooper Jared L. Sandifer says Cedrick D. Smith was killed when the car he... more »
  • Passenger killed in Iberville Parish fatal crash

    January 3, 2014 7:02 AM

    ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) - State police say a 24-year-old Plaquemine man died in a single vehicle accident in Iberville Parish. The accident happened around 9 p.m. Thursday on La. Highway 75 west of Highway 327. Trooper Jared L. Sandifer says Cedrick D. Smith was killed when the car he... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in fiery crash in Lafourche

    January 3, 2014 6:56 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 54-year-old man died when his motorcycle was rear-ended and caught fire while stopped in heavy traffic. Trooper Evan Harrell says Thomas Grems of Baton Rouge was trapped between his 2012 Yamaha and 2002 Ford F-150 that hit him. The accident occurred... more »
  • Natchitoches woman killed in crash

    December 31, 2013 7:54 AM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - State police say a 20-year-old Natchitoches woman died in two vehicles on La. Highway 3191 near La. Highway 1. Trooper Scott Moreau says a car driven by Kimberly Knight crossed the centerline Monday afternoon and struck a truck driven by 21-year-old Zachary Wyatt of Robeline. Moreau... more »
  • Wife drowned at start of S La rampage buried without name of husband who killed her

    December 31, 2013 6:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mourners are remembering the first person killed in a rampage across two Louisiana parishes last week. Forty-three-year-old Denise Perry's funeral was held Monday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, Miss. Her obituary dropped the name of the husband who authorities said strangled and drowned her,... more »
  • Man killed in Madison Parish crash

    November 11, 2013 10:02 AM

    TALLULAH, La. (AP) - State police say a 20-year-old Tallulah man died in a single crash on La. Highway 602 in Madison Parish. Trooper Albert Paxton says Rafeal Saldana was westbound early Sunday morning when his car left the road and overturned several times. Paxton says Saldana was pronounced dead... more »
  • Maurepas woman killed in Ascension accident

    September 5, 2013 8:26 AM

    ST. AMANT, La. (AP) - State police say a woman from Maurepas (MAH reh pah) was killed in an accident on Louisiana Highway 22 in Ascension Parish. Troopers say 36-year-old Sheri N. Luke was a passenger in a car that ran off the highway around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. The Lincoln... more »
  • Pedestrian Killed in Vermilion Parish Crash

    July 30, 2013 7:21 AM

    Just before 2:30 Tuesday morning, 25 year old Jeremy J. Little of Kaplan lost his life. Little was walking southbound on La 700 when he was struck by 31 year old Charles Milton of Sunset in a 2004 Dodge Ram. Little was wearing dark clothes on a roadway with... more »
  • Ark.-Pine Bluff linebacker killed in shooting

    July 24, 2013 8:42 AM

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff says a freshman walk-on linebacker was shot to death outside his home in Louisiana. The university says 20-year-old Lydell Hartford Jr. died early Tuesday at his home in Waggaman, La. Authorities say Hartford was fatally shot by a... more »
  • Gibson woman killed in accident

    July 8, 2013 9:05 AM

    GIBSON, La. (AP) - State police say a 60-year-old Gibson woman died when the pickup she was driving ran off the road and struck a tree in Terrebonne Parish. Troopers say Vickie Landry was killed in Sunday night's accident. The accident happened on La. Highway 182 near Gibson. Troopers say... more »
  • Pollock man killed in Grant Parish crash

    May 23, 2013 8:42 AM

    POLLOCK, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Pollock man. The accident happened late Tuesday night on U.S. Highway 165 just south of Pollock. Trooper Scott Moreau says 76-year-old Coy E. Kirtland was northbound when he lost control of his... more »
  • Elton woman killed in auto crash

    May 17, 2013 9:03 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - An 18-year-old Elton woman was killed and two other women critically injured in a two-vehicle crash on Ward Line Road and La. Highway. State police Sgt. James Anderson tells the American Press 18-year-old Kennedy Renee Isaac was driving north on Ward Line Road Thursday and... more »
  • Prairieville man killed by train

    March 18, 2013 8:58 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Deputies say a 21-year-old Prairieville man died when he was hit by a southbound train in Ascension Parish. Lt. Col. Bobby Webre tells The Advocate a Kansas City Southern train ran over Ryan Freeman around 3:15 a.m. Saturday as he lay between the railroad tracks. Webre... more »
  • SE Louisiana student shot, killed

    January 28, 2013 7:22 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Hammond police are investigated the death of a Southeastern Louisiana University graduate student who was shot inside his apartment. Police tells The Advocate 23-year-old Raphael Garrison was killed about 2:15 p.m. Friday. Lt. Vincent Giannobile said police found Garrison lying on the floor of his apartment.... more »
  • Motorcyclist collides with horse, both killed

    December 28, 2012 4:12 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Greenwood man is dead after his motorcycle struck a horse in Caddo Parish. The Sheriff's Office says the accident happened about 6 a.m. Thursday in the 7600 block of Jefferson Paige Road, near Alma Road. Deputies say 53-year-old Mathew Hale was westbound on a 2012... more »
  • Father Calls for End to Violence After Son was Shot and Killed

    November 12, 2012 11:48 PM

    A father is calling for an end to violence in his community after his son was shot and killed Sunday in Abbeville. Police said the accused shooter, Dedrick Maze, turned himself in after he allegedly shot 23-year-old Jacolby Walker in Walker's backyard at his house on Lyman Street. Now... more »
  • Unrestrained driver killed in Union Parish

    October 15, 2012 9:21 AM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a single vehicle crash in Union Parish has claimed the life of a Marion man. Troopers say a truck driven by 50-year-old Ronnie Baker ran off Alabama Landing Road Saturday night struck two trees, rolled over twice and caught fire. Authorities tell The... more »
  • Abbeville man killed in Pointe Coupee wreck

    October 4, 2012 8:55 AM

    NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - State police say two vehicles collided on La. Highway 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish, killing one of the drivers. Trooper says 34-year-old Jason Weill, of Abbeville, was driving north on La. 1 near the Morganza Spillway when he lost control of his vehicle after passing... more »
  • Officials: Crowley Employee Killed and Possibly Mutilated Dogs After Being Fired

    August 24, 2012 7:14 PM

    A former Crowley city employee is facing animal cruelty charges Friday. City officials said he killed and possibly mutilated several dogs after being fired from the City of Crowley Animal Shelter earlier this week. Police arrested 50-year-old Michael Edwards Thursday night. He's charged with three counts of aggravated cruelty... more »
  • Houma toddler killed in driveway of home

    June 18, 2012 9:53 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A 16-month-old girl struck by an SUV in the driveway of her home has died. Houma police tell The Courier 30-year-old Sandra Lopez-Barragan was backing out of her driveway Saturday when her vehicle struck her daughter, Jayce Salazar. The child was taken to Leonard Chabert Medical... more »
  • Woman killed in hit and run accident

    June 18, 2012 9:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are searching for the driver of a gray or silver Saturn Vue that struck and killed a 53-year-old woman. John Gagliano, chief investigator for the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office, tells The Times-Picayune the woman has been identified as Carolyn Hatch of New Orleans.... more »
  • 1 man killed in French Quarter shooting

    June 18, 2012 9:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating an early morning shooting in the French Quarter. One man was found death around 3:30 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of North Peters Street. Police say the 26-year-old man was shot multiple times. WWL TV reports the shooting followed a... more »
  • Woman killed in Houma accident

    June 15, 2012 9:54 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A 66-year-old woman has died in a Houma traffic accident. Sandra Robinson, of Houma, was a passenger in a 2009 Dodge Dakota involved in a crash Thursday afternoon at a Houma intersection. The Courier reports that police said the driver of the pickup hit a Chevrolet... more »
  • 2 adults, 1 child killed in New Orleans shootings

    May 30, 2012 5:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans have released surveillance video, here , that shows a silver car and three people who may be involved in a shooting incident that left a little girl and a woman dead. The fatal shots were fired Tuesday evening in a New Orleans... more »
  • Woman killed in crash in Natchitoches Parish

    May 29, 2012 7:16 AM

    PROVENCAL, La. (AP) - State police say a 75-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle crash in Natchitoches Parish. The accident happened around 10:15 a.m. Saturday on La. Highway 117 near Provencal. Troopers say an SVU Ruby N. Murray ran off the road and struck several trees. Investigators say Murray was... more »
  • Man killed in Winn Parish crash

    May 18, 2012 9:42 AM

    ST. MAURICE, La. (AP) - A single vehicle crash in Winn Parish has claimed the life of a St. Maurice man. Troopers say 27-year-old Clarence Henry County was killed Thursday when his van ran off La. Highway 477 near St. Maurice and hit a tree. County was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Man killed in motorcycle crash

    May 15, 2012 7:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigated a fatal crash involving an SUV and motorcycle. Sgt. Don Kelly said in a news release that 42-year-old Harold Irvin Anderson of Maringouin was driving motorcycle around 12:05 p.m. Monday when it collided with an SUV. Kelly said Anderson applied... more »
  • Ark. man killed in La. Crash

    May 14, 2012 10:42 AM

    BASTROP, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a single car crash in Morehouse Parish that left an Arkansas man dead. The News-Star reports the accident happened around 12:16 p.m. Saturday on La. Highway 142 near the Arkansas state line. Troopers say a car driven by 45-year-old Jeffery Carr... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in St. John Parish accident

    May 14, 2012 10:36 AM

    EDGARD, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a fatal crash in St. John the Baptist Parish after a motorcyclist sped away from sheriff's detectives in St. James Parish and ran into a stopped vehicle. Troopers say detective noticed a motorcycle parked on the shoulder of the Veterans Memorial Bridge... more »
  • Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Highway 71

    May 14, 2012 10:29 AM

    Last night, a Palmetto man died on the side of US Highway 71 north of Lebeau. On May 18, 2012, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash that happened at 8:36 p.m. 25-year-old Eric Franklin of Baton Rouge was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima, headed south, on... more »
  • 3-year-old killed riding Big Wheel

    May 11, 2012 5:46 AM

    PLAIN DEALING, La. (AP) - A three-year-old Plain Dealing boy was killed while riding his Big Wheel tricycle on a highway. State police say Gavin O. Brown was reportedly riding the tricycle in the northbound lane of Old Plain Dealing Highway around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was hit by... more »
  • Hundreds Gather for Vigil in Honor of 4 Children Killed in Fire

    April 26, 2012 11:30 PM

    Some 200 people gathered Thursday night in Rayne in remembrance of four children killed in a house fire. Jamari McDade, Amos Mouton Jr., LaShay McDade and Brian Steiner were all in the hearts and prayers of an entire community. "Tonight is about the community coming together as one to... more »
  • Teen killed in Catahoula Parish crash

    April 20, 2012 9:49 AM

    JONESVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a Jonesville teenager died in a single vehicle accident on La. Highway 923 in Catahoula Parish. The accident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday west of Jonesville. Troopers say a pickup, driven by a 17-year-old, left the roadway and collided with a culvert. Investigators... more »
  • Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Will Be Buried in Acadiana

    April 3, 2012 6:12 PM

    A Louisiana soldier, killed in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 24, will be buried in Acadiana this week. His body is being brought back to Jennings for the funeral and burial services. 37-year-old Captain Aaron Istre joined the Army right out of high school. When his enlistment was over, he... more »
  • State police identify pedestrian killed Friday

    April 3, 2012 9:27 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police have identified a pedestrian who was hit and killed on Interstate 55 in Hammond Friday night. Troopers say 50-year-old Joan Walters of Ponchatoula stepped directly in the path of a car driven by 20-year-old Brandon Carral of Amite around 9 p.m. Impairment for the... more »
  • 2 teens killed in Fourchon after striking truck

    April 2, 2012 8:47 AM

    FOURCHON, La. (AP) - Two Houma teenagers were killed when their car struck an 18-wheeler The Courier reports 19-yeare-old Taylor Caro and 18-year-old Alexandra Blaisdell were killed early Sunday morning. They were pronounced dead at the scene. State police say Caro was driving northbound on La. Highway 1 at about... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in I-10 crash in Metairie

    April 2, 2012 8:45 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - State police say a 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident on Interstate 10 in Metairie. Trooper Evan Harrell tells The Times-Picayune Nicholas Miller of Jefferson was killed shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday on eastbound I-10 near the Bonnabel Boulevard exit. Harrell said Miller tried to... more »
  • 2 college students killed in Miss. over weekend

    March 26, 2012 5:51 AM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Sunday expressed his sorrow at the shooting deaths of two college students in the state over the weekend. Late Saturday, 21-year-old John Sanderson of Madison, Miss., was shot to death in a Mississippi State University dormitory, though the killing appears to... more »
  • Fla. man killed in La. I-10 crash

    March 22, 2012 10:57 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 that claimed the life of a Florida man. The crash, involving three vehicles, occurred on Interstate 10 westbound, west of La. Highway 415 shortly after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Troopers say 39-year-old Clinton Mabry... more »
  • Man killed in 1 car accident on La. 40

    March 19, 2012 8:30 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a single car accident that claimed the life of a 61-year-old Bush man. The accident happened on La. Highway 40 north of Covington shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday Troopers say John Tanner was westbound when his 2003 Chevrolet Corvette failed to negotiate... more »
  • Oakdale man killed in crash

    March 14, 2012 10:29 AM

    PITKIN, La. (AP) - State police say an Oakdale man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on La. Highway 10 west of Pitkin. The victim was identified as 21-year-old Kord Lee Harrelson. Troopers say the accident occurred around 6 a.m. Tuesday as Harrelson was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer on... more »
  • Teenager killed in Gonzales shooting

    March 12, 2012 7:44 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Gonzales police are investigating a fatal shooting that stemmed from a fight at the Geismar Community Center. Sgt. Steven Nethken tells The Advocate a 17-year-old girl, 18-year-old boy and an unidentified shooter were involved in a large fight at the community center around 11:45 p.m. Saturday.... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in Vernon Parish

    March 12, 2012 7:42 AM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - A 19-year-old man has been booked with vehicular homicide in connection with the traffic death of a pedestrian on U.S. Highway 171 in Vernon Parish. Louisiana State Police identified the pedestrian as 21-year-old Trevor R. Phillips of Osceola, Mo. The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday... more »
  • Barksdale airman killed in car accident

    March 12, 2012 6:18 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Barksdale Air Force Base officials say an airman from the 2nd Munitions Squadron died in a car wreck near Camden, Tenn. A news release says Staff Sgt. Brian L. Smith II died when his car and a truck collided Thursday afternoon on Interstate 40. It... more »
  • Man killed by police while serving search warrant

    March 8, 2012 10:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police say a 20-year-old man was shot in the chest and killed by an officer who arrived at a New Orleans home with a narcotics search warrant. New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said the house where the shooting occurred Wednesday night had been under surveillance... more »
  • Alexandria Man Killed in Traffic Crash

    March 3, 2012 7:39 PM

    An Alexandria man is dead following a traffic crash in Rapides Parish. State police say a pickup truck crossed the centerline of Louisiana Highway 3170 and struck a car about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Troopers say the driver of the truck was taken to Rapides Parish Medical Center with serious injuries.... more »
  • Truck driver killed in US 90 accident

    March 2, 2012 9:46 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A truck driver was killed when a tractor-trailer rig ran off the elevated portion of U.S. 90, state police in southeastern Louisiana said. Police said the accident happened about 5 a.m. Friday near the exit for Chacahoula and Thibodaux. The truck left the eastbound lane of... more »
  • Teenager killed in rollover accident

    February 29, 2012 11:04 AM

    DANVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 15-year-old was killed and two other people were hospitalized in critical condition following a crash in which the vehicle rolled over. The one-vehicle accident happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday near Danville is southeast Bienville Parish. Troopers identified the others in the... more »
  • 18 year old killed in single car accident in La.

    February 20, 2012 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say an 18-year-old woman has died in a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana 37 in East Baton Rouge Parish. State Police spokesman Russell G. Graham II said in news release that the crash Sunday night killed Angela Robinson of Clinton. Graham said Robison... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed in Livingston Parish

    February 9, 2012 10:55 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian. The accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday La. Highway 16 in Livingston Parish. Troopers say a pickup driven by 46-year-old James Cowell of Walker was traveling southbound when it struck a pedestrian lying in... more »
  • Monterey woman killed in accident

    February 6, 2012 10:02 AM

    MONTEREY, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 46-year-old Monterey woman was killed when she apparently lost control of her vehicle and ran off the road. Troopers tell The Natchez Democra t Sheila Farrar was driving north on La. Highway 129 Sunday when her car struck a bridge railing.... more »
  • Fort Polk soldier killed in hunting accident

    January 27, 2012 6:16 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Fort Polk soldier was killed in an accidental shooting while hunting in the Kisatchie National Forest over the weekend. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office on Thursday told The Town Talk Saturday's shooting left 30-year-old Louis Alamo dead. The soldier and three Leesville residents were hunting... more »
  • Pregnant Teenager Shot and Killed; Fiancee Under Arrest

    January 18, 2012 11:46 PM

    A pregnant teenager and her unborn child are dead after a domestic shooting in St. Martinville. Deputies were called to a residence on Our Lady of the Lake Road at around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, and found 19 year old Hannah Parker with a fatal gunshot wound. Deputies arrested Parker's... more »
  • Port Allen pedestrian killed

    January 9, 2012 10:06 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - State police say a 39-year-old Port Allen woman was killed when she walked into the path of an oncoming car. Troopers say 36-year-old James Craven of Port Allen was westbound on U.S. Highway 190 near La. Highway 1145 just before 2 a.m. Sunday when Elodia... more »
  • Navy Vet Killed by Drunk Driver on Veteran's Day

    November 11, 2011 10:53 PM

    A family is mourning the loss of their own veteran, not on the battlefield, but right here at home. Crowley Police said retired Navy Airman Aaron Hamilton was the victim of a drunk driver early Friday morning. Investigators said Joshua Jackson was that driver, who is now charged with... more »
  • Pedestrian Killed While Walking With Children

    November 8, 2011 7:21 PM

    A pedestrian was killed Monday night while walking along a frontage road near Centerville, while his children were with him. It was just a little after 8 o'clock Monday night and very dark along the frontage road of Highway 90, and that's when 40-year-old Lester Redeaux was struck by... more »
  • Glenmora man killed in collision

    October 27, 2011 7:03 AM

    HINESTON, La. (AP) - State police say a Glenmora man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on La. Highway 121 at La. 112 near Hineston. Troopers tell The Town Talk 80-year-old Floyd G. Goleman was a passenger in a car driven by a 16-year-old boy. The boy was driving south... more »
  • 72-year-old woman killed in her home

    October 3, 2011 6:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a 72-year-old woman who sold candy and soft drinks from her home was found bleeding on her kitchen floor, and died shortly after police arrived. Officer Hilal Williams says the woman had been cut or stabbed multiple times. She says two would-be... more »
  • Police ID woman hit, killed on I-49

    September 13, 2011 7:29 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria police have released the name of a woman who was hit and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 49 Saturday. The Town Talk reports 21-year-old Ashley Quinn of Pineville died after she was struck by a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Lakeisha Chandler of Colfax around... more »
  • Woman Killed in Winn Parish Car Crash

    September 9, 2011 7:08 AM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - State police say a three-vehicle wreck in Winn Parish killed a DeSoto Parish woman and seriously injured a Winnfield woman. Troopers say 42-year-old Karen H. Speights of Stonewall was killed Thursday, while 25-year-old Heather L. Johns of Winnfield was injured in the U.S. Highway 84 crash.... more »
  • Teen, child killed in Vernon Parish crash

    September 7, 2011 9:51 AM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say 17-year-old driver and his 9-year-old passenger died in a two vehicle crash near Leesville. The accident happened around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday on La. Highway 28 at Highway 121. Troopers say a car being driven Cody J. Marshall collided with an 18-wheeler. Marshall and... more »
  • Rayne HS Mourns Death of Student

    August 22, 2011 11:08 PM

    Students and faculty at Rayne High School are dealing with the loss of a 16-year-old student. Jason Petitjean was killed this weekend in a dirt bike accident. He had just started his senior year at Rayne H.S. "Jason was a curly haired little boy that smiled all the time,... more »
  • Motorcycle Rider Killed in Baton Rouge Crash

    August 15, 2011 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash. Police tell the Advocate (http://bit.ly/pZ3Fqd ) 31-year-old Jermaine Knox of Baton Rouge was fatally injured when he tried to avoid a collision with a car. The crash was reported to police at 8:28... more »
  • 31 Americans, 7 Afghans Killed in Helicopter Crash

    August 6, 2011 2:34 PM

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, along with seven Afghan commandos. It was the deadliest single incident for American forces in... more »
  • 2 children, adult killed in Tangipahoa crash

    July 27, 2011 6:36 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - A Tangipahoa Parish crash has claimed the lives of three people, including two children. Louisiana State Police say a car driven by 26-year-old Sarah Robertson, of Independence, failed to yield at an intersection with U.S. 190 just before 10:30 a.m. Tueaday. Troopers say the car struck... more »
  • Police: man shoots at officer, is killed

    July 11, 2011 6:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 25-year-old man sent out of a Bourbon Street nightclub early Sunday for not wearing a shirt shot a bouncer and then shot at a policeman, who killed him, New Orleans police said. It was the second shooting in two days within blocks on Bourbon Street,... more »
  • Pollock woman killed in accident

    July 8, 2011 10:06 AM

    POLLOCK, La. (AP) - State police say a 94-year-old Pollock woman died in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 165 in Grant Parish. The accident happened around 11:15 a.m. Thursday. Troopers say a car driven by Jessie J. Carpenter turned on U.S. 165 against the flow of traffic and was... more »
  • Pedestrian stuck, killed in Lafayette

    July 5, 2011 8:32 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident. Police say the unidentified victim was attempting to cross Evangeline Thruway Monday night when he was struck by a northbound SUV. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV was not injured. The... more »
  • Legislative hurdle for New Orleans hospital killed

    June 22, 2011 6:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attempt to add legislative roadblocks to construction of a new public medical center in New Orleans failed to gain passage in the House, killing the proposal for the session. The proposal, rejected in a 54-37 House vote against it, would have required another layer... more »
  • Deputies ID 1 of Victims Killed in Tallulah

    June 19, 2011 2:43 PM

    TALLULAH, La. (AP) - Madison Parish Sheriff's Deputies have released the identity of one of two young black females found dead within the city limits of Tallulah this weekend. Police say the body of 18-year-old Nikesha Washington was discovered behind Wright Elementary School Friday night. The second victim who was... more »
  • Should Agents Killed in Ville Platte Get Special Death Benefits

    June 10, 2011 11:20 PM

    A Louisiana lawmaker wants to make death benefits available for State employees killed in the line of duty, such as the two insurance investigators killed Tuesday in Ville Platte. There's no doubt Tuesday's double-murder suicide still weighs heavily on the small town of Ville Platte. Many residents now turning... more »
  • Acadiana Marine Killed in Afghanistan

    June 9, 2011 8:07 PM

    Acadiana is mourning the loss of a fallen Marine. Twenty-one-year old Corporal Matthew Richard from Iota was killed in Afghanistan. His mother says three marines and a sailor knocked on their door in full dress around 6'oclock Thursday morning to deliver the grim news. His mother says Mathew's... more »
  • 2 workers at Plaquemine chemical plant killed

    May 23, 2011 9:52 AM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say two workers were overcome by a chemical and died at a chlorine factory being built south of Plaquemine. Lt. Doug Cain says that about 1 p.m. Sunday, troopers received a call on their Hazmat hotline that the two people were unconscious. He... more »
  • Slidell Motorcyclist Killed; Passenger Hurt

    May 20, 2011 12:01 PM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - State police say a 51-year-old Slidell man was killed and a woman was injured when the motorcycle they were riding ran off Interstate 12 in Slidell. Troopers say Paul Roudolfich was not wearing a state Department of Transportation-approved helmet when his 2006 Harley-Davidson ran off the... more »
  • Bin Laden Took a Path of Fanaticism and Terror

    May 2, 2011 1:52 AM

    UNDATED (AP) - Osama bin Laden was born in Saudi Arabia in 1954, one of his father's 54 children. His path to militant Islam began as a teenager in the 1970s when he got caught up in the fundamentalist movement then sweeping Saudi Arabia. In the 1980s, Bin Laden joined... more »
  • 5 Killed In Severe Storms

    April 15, 2011 8:03 AM

    TUSHKA, Okla. (AP) - A powerful storm system produced a tornado that killed two people in southeastern Oklahoma and three more in Arkansas before moving into the Deep South early Friday. The system produced a large tornado that cut through the tiny southeastern Oklahoma town of Tushka late Thursday, killing... more »
  • Baton Rouge recycling worker killed

    April 6, 2011 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a recycling company employee died on the job after falling off a truck and being run over. Police spokesman Cpl. L'Jean McKneely Jr. says the driver of a recycling truck accidentally backed over 39-year-old Kerien Dennis. McKneely says Dennis was clinging... more »
  • 4 American hostages killed by pirates, US says

    February 22, 2011 9:51 AM

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Monday, the U.S. military said, the first time that sea bandits have killed U.S. hostages. Navy forces tried to provide lifesaving care but the Americans died of their wounds.... more »
  • Acadiana Man Dies Offshore; Family Speaks to KATC

    February 18, 2011 12:01 AM

    An off shore worker from Breaux Bridge died on a platform south of Lake Charles Wednesday morning. The family of Joseph Bruno said they're still in shock after finding out their father and husband had died in an accident doing the job he loved. "He was a loving father, loving... more »
  • Acadiana Offshore Oil Worker Killed On the Job

    February 17, 2011 5:44 PM

    A natural gas platform worker from Acadiana died yesterday on a rig south of Lake Charles. Unfortunately not much is known about what happened and how the man died. His name is Joseph Bruno of Breaux Bridge and he was working on an Apache Corporation platform on swing ropes when... more »
  • UNO student killed near campus

    February 3, 2011 8:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A University of New Orleans student and Army veteran injured in the line of duty was shot and killed a few blocks from the school's campus. Police say 22-year-old Lars Stiaes was found shot about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators believe Stiaes ran to a gas station... more »
  • Opelousas Man Killed in St. Landry Parish Crash

    February 1, 2011 8:56 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - State police say an Opelousas man was killed and seven others injured in a two-vehicle crash in St. Landry Parish. The accident occurred just after 7 p.m. Monday on La. Highway 104 west of Opelousas. Troopers say a sport utility vehicle driven by 40-year-old Casey Olivier... more »
  • Miss. truck driver killed in La. crash

    January 25, 2011 11:17 AM

    GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 54-year-old Mississippi man died on Interstate 10 when the cab of his 18-wheeler rolled onto its side and caught fire. Trooper Russell Graham said in a news release that Donald Hunt, of Louisville, Miss., was driving west on the interstate... more »
  • Pakistani Governor Killed in Gun Attack

    January 4, 2011 7:55 AM

    ISLAMABAD (AP) - The governor of Pakistan's powerful Punjab province was shot dead Tuesday by one of his guards in the Pakistani capital, apparently because he had spoken out against the country's controversial blasphemy laws, officials said. The killing of Salman Taseer was the most high-profile assassination of a political... more »
  • 8 Killed in Fire in Abandoned New Orleans Building

    December 28, 2010 7:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A blaze in an abandoned building in New Orleans has killed 8 people. New Orleans Fire Department spokesman Greg Davis confirmed the toll early Tuesday. Fire Chief Charles Parent tells WWL-TV that survivors say the fire started when people burned wood in a barrel to stay... more »
  • Woman flagging traffic at wreck is killed by truck

    December 27, 2010 9:31 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A woman hit the side of the I-220 bridge in her car, then was hit and killed Monday by a tractor-trailer as she tried to flag traffic around the wreck in the dark, the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office said. The tractor-trailer overturned, scattering plywood across the... more »
  • 1 killed when small plane crashes

    December 13, 2010 8:22 PM

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Officials were awaiting an autopsy Monday before releasing the name of a person killed when a small plane crashed in coastal Hancock County, Miss. The Federal Aviation Administration says the crash was reported at 6:15 a.m. Monday about 6 to 8 miles west of... more »
  • Teens killed in weekend DeSoto Parish accident

    December 6, 2010 10:52 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - An 18-year-old from Mansfield and a 17-year-old from Converse have been killed in a weekend traffic accident. The accident happened early Sunday morning on Louisiana Highway 191 at its intersection with Louisiana Highway 763. Investigators said driver Jonathan Mann, of Mansfield, and his passenger, Evan James... more »
  • Fort Polk soldier killed in Afghanistan

    November 29, 2010 10:01 PM

    FORT POLK, La. (AP) - A Fort Polk soldier has died of injuries from a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Afghanistan. The U.S. Army says 24-year-old Pvt. Devon J. Harris of Mesquite, Texas, died Saturday in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Harris was a combat engineer with the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th... more »
  • Judge keeps 911 calls secret in student shooting

    November 12, 2010 9:52 PM

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A judge has refused to release 911 calls and other evidence to the parents of a college football player who was shot and killed by police, saying they failed to include any firsthand account of what happened. Danroy and Angella Henry of Easton, Mass., had... more »

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