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  • Yemen: Suicide attack on police cadets kills 6

    July 11, 2012 8:46 AM

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A Yemeni security official says a suicide bomber has detonated his explosives outside a police academy in the capital Sanaa, killing at least 6 people. The official said the attacker threw himself into a crowd of cadets leaving the academy on Wednesday after class. Ambulances could... more »
  • Multi-parish police chase ends with suicide

    April 17, 2012 9:34 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A police chase that wound through several northwestern Louisiana parishes ended when the 47-year-old driver fatally shot himself. Police say O. B. Mitchell Jr., died late Monday night after leading police from Caddo Parish, through DeSoto Parish before shooting himself outside of Alexandria. State... more »
  • 'Soul Train' host Don Cornelius dead of suicide

    February 1, 2012 10:31 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home, police said. He was 75. Officers responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4 a.m.,... more »
  • Facebook Aims to Help Prevent Suicide

    December 13, 2011 7:15 AM

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook is making it easier for people who express suicidal thoughts on the social networking site to get help. A program launching Tuesday enables users to instantly connect with a crisis counselor from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline through Facebook's "chat" messaging system. If a... more »
  • Lake Charles Family Blames Girl's Suicide on Bullying

    October 31, 2011 11:58 PM

    Hannah Pauley was a typical teenager. By all accounts, she was athletic, popular and always had a smile on her face. Looking now at the collages of photographs that were on display at his daughter's wake, Len Pauley now realizes her smile was masking the torment. "She was bullied,"... more »
  • "Domestic" Situation Turned Suicide

    October 15, 2011 12:02 PM

    We first told you yesterday about a "domestic" situation in St. Martin Parish. The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to Butte La Rose yesterday afternoon and blocked off roads to the area for three to four hours. The Sheriff's Office says the incident "started domestic," but only one... more »
  • Lafayette Woman Gets Second Chance at Life

    September 29, 2011 6:45 PM

    Suicide is one of the leading cause of deaths for young people across the nation. One Lafayette woman was given a second chance at life and now she's using it to inspire others. Camille Foley was your typical elementary student-outgoing and involved in sports, but once she got to... more »
  • One of First Witnesses Recounts Ville Platte Shootings

    June 8, 2011 10:22 PM

    More information about Tuesday's double murder suicide surfaces only a day after the shooting in downtown Ville Platte. One of the first witnesses on the scene describes what happened in an exclusive interview with KATC, and the shooter's family issues a statement about the incident. The witnesses doesn't want... more »
  • What Could Have Led to Ville Platte Double Murder-Suicide

    June 8, 2011 12:18 AM

    It was a tragic end to a sordid past for Ville Platte insurance agent Melvin Lavergne. After over 40 years in the insurance business, he'd recently faced several investigations and an arrest. It was all leading up to Tuesday's double murder suicide in Ville Platte. "Today around one o'clock... more »
  • Double Murder Suicide in Palmetto

    March 7, 2011 7:36 PM

    Funeral arrangements are in the works for three people in Palmetto. One - a man accused of shooting and killing his wife and her friend and then himself. It happened Sunday night. Neighbor, Whitney Carmon, said "for an area like this its something that is very disturbing." John Rideau said,... more »
  • Police Investigating Murder-Suicide

    November 21, 2010 4:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide. Officer Garry Flot says the bodies of 55-year-old woman Clara Anderson and and her husband, 66-year-old Alfred Anderson, were found Sunday inside their Marigny Street home. Flot says the woman had been stabbed to death, and the man... more »
  • Murder-Suicide in Opelousas

    November 4, 2010 12:00 AM

    Opelousas Police are investigating a murder-suicide. Police Chief Perry Gallow says it was the result of a domestic altercation between a husband and wife. Police were called to a home near South Street and Liberty Street at 8:00 Wednesday night for reports of a kidnapping, then moments later a... more »
  • Kanye West Says He Had Considered Suicide

    October 19, 2010 11:27 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kanye West told an audience at a screening of his film, "Runaway," that he thought about killing himself, but now feels a responsibility to make a meaningful contribution to pop culture and art. Describing himself as a pop icon and "soldier for culture," West told the... more »
  • St. Martinville Schools on Lockdown During Stand-off

    October 8, 2010 7:10 PM

    A stand-off situation placed two schools in St. Martinville on lock down. Authorities say a domestic dispute between 35-year-old Christopher Richard of upper Lafayette and his girlfriend sparked the situation. He was dropping her off a home on Journett Street around 8:30 this morning. Richard remained outside in his... more »
  • Jennings Attempted Murder, Suicide

    September 24, 2010 7:36 PM

    A Jennings man is dead and a woman is in critical condition, after a domestic dispute leads to gunfire. Police are calling it an attempted murder, suicide. They say 44 year old Rocky Domingue was arguing with his girlfriend Thursday night when he shot her and then pulled the trigger... more »
  • Teen Killed Inside Catholic School Buried Today

    September 20, 2010 5:08 PM

    Dustin Cole Johnson, 13, was laid to rest today. His funeral was at 10:00 a.m. at St. Theodore Catholic Church. Johnson was buried in New Richie Cemetery. Johnson died Thursday, September 16, after shooting himself at Holy Family Catholic School in Moss Bluff where he was a 7th grader.... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Teachers Learning Suicide Prevention

    August 4, 2010 6:04 PM

    Comeaux High teacher, Hilary Leblanc, said "I once had a young golfer who committed suicide and it was a traumatic event for me and the members of our golf team." Leblanc has seen the devastation of suicide first hand and says he never noticed any warning signs. "A... more »
  • Holdup attempt ends in suicide on I-10

    August 3, 2010 9:34 PM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Slidell police say a 24-year-old man apparently shot and killed himself on Interstate 10 in Mississippi after trying to hold up a fast-food restaurant in Slidell. Capt. Kevin Foltz says the man's name is being withheld until his family is notified. Foltz says the man ordered... more »
  • Rayne Police: Parents Committed Suicide, Murdered Child

    August 2, 2010 3:39 PM

    Press Release: Police Chief Carroll Stelly announced additional details from the incident that occurred on Sunday August 1, 2010. The final determination of the shooting ruled it was a murder and double suicide. With the physical evidence found at the scene and suicide notes left behind, it was clear that... more »
  • 3 Shot Dead in Rayne, Including 9 Year Old Boy

    August 1, 2010 8:51 PM

    **UPDATED AS OF 8:12 PM** They lived together and had been a couple for about 10 years according to relatives, but were never married. Their 9 year old son was named Devon. They had two dogs. Police say the boyfriend, who family members have identified as 35 year old... more »
  • Murder-Suicide Suspected in Teens' Deaths

    June 30, 2010 9:00 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Authorities say parental pressure over a relationship may have contributed to a Bossier City teen couple's murder-suicide. Ed Baswell, Bossier Parish sheriff's office spokesman, tells The Times an uncle found the bodies of the teens in a pickup about 5 p.m. Tuesday just north of... more »
  • Man Allegedly Sets House on Fire, Commits Suicide

    June 15, 2010 10:20 PM

    ST. AMANT, La. (AP) - St. Amant Fire Chief James LeBlanc says a 47-year-old man reportedly set fire to a house in the Galvez community and then killed himself with a shotgun to the head. LeBlanc tells The Advocate that the victim was identified as Michael D. Fielder. The incident,... more »
  • Two More Suicide Bomber Attacks in Moscow This Morning

    March 31, 2010 11:33 AM

    MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) - Two suicide bombers targeted authorities in southern Russia on Wednesday, killing 12 people, including nine police officers. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said the blasts may have been organized by the same militants who attacked the Moscow subway. The attacks Wednesday... more »
  • Body found in car; foul play not suspected

    October 9, 2009 8:01 AM

    ROANOKE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish authorities say the body of a woman reported missing in Texas has been found in a car near Roanoke, about five miles west of Jennings. Dr. Charles Deese, the deputy coroner, identified her Thursday as 33-year-old Stefanie McKenzie of Humble. He says he... more »
  • Police Standoff Ends

    October 7, 2009 6:16 AM

    Subject Barricades Self in Hotel Room On October 7, 2009, at approximately 2:30 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to 2215 NE Frontage Road regarding a subject in a hotel room threatening self injury. Family members advised police that the subject was armed with a handgun would... more »

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