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Gunshot wound found on body of man police said overdosed

Jan. 6, 2020 10:27 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who detectives said died of an accidental drug overdose may have been fatally shot. Joah Ross, 26, was found dead in a Baton Rouge home on New Year's Day, news outlets reported. Authorities initially declared the death an overdose, The Advocate reported. Officials...

In this Dec. 14, 2019 photo Acadiana head coach Matt McCullough, left, speaks with Carley McCord, center, following a win over the Destrehan in the State Division 5A Championship football game in Lafayette, La. One of victims in a deadly Louisiana plane crash was a sports reporter and daughter-in-law of a Louisiana State University football coach. Steven Ensminger Jr. says his wife, Carley McCord, died in the crash in Louisiana on Saturday, Dec. 28, on the way to a college football playoff game in Atlanta. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Funerals held for reporter, pilot from Louisiana plane crash

Jan. 4, 2020 9:20 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Funeral services were held Saturday for a Louisiana sports reporter and a pilot who died last week in a plane crash in Lafayette. Five people were killed in the crash as they headed to the Peach Bowl to see Louisiana State University play Oklahoma in Atlanta. Carley McCord, 30, was...

Louisiana man arrested, accused of killing 3 homeless people

Jan. 2, 2020 1:00 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana announced Thursday that a man has been arrested in connection to the deaths of three homeless people. Jeremy Anderson, 29, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder, Baton Rouge Police Chief...

Louisiana police investigate links in slayings of homeless

Dec. 31, 2019 7:34 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The slayings of three homeless people this month in Louisiana's capital city could be connected, police officials say. The most recent killing was discovered Friday when investigators found 50-year-old Tony Williams shot to death on the porch of a vacant home about two blocks away...

Former NFL player charged in 2013 slaying in Louisiana

Dec. 12, 2019 9:43 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A one-time NFL player was charged with murder in what authorities described as a drug-related killing in Louisiana in 2013. Devin Holland, 31, was arrested Wednesday in the shooting death of Timothy Pena during an apparent drug deal six years ago, Baton Rogue police said. The...