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December 06, 2016 - 4:33 am
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand today announced the arrest of Ronald Gasser for the shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight. Listen to Sheriff Newell Normand | What's next? | He says Gasser is charged with manslaughter. "We've done the right thing for the right reasons," Normand...
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December 06, 2016 - 3:16 am
New Orleans will now be featured as part of the 2017 Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Local Representative for Dick Clark Productions Gary Solomon says this is the first time in the show’s history that there will be another countdown in the Central time zone. He says it’s a...
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December 06, 2016 - 2:56 am
We can expect to see some Louisiana leaders working in the Trump Administration either in the cabinet or administrative positions, according to Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta, who led the Trump campaign in Louisiana. He says federal lawmakers from this state are recommending Louisiana...
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December 06, 2016 - 1:59 am
Ronald Gasser has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in the killing of Joe McKnight. Police say Gasser shot McKnight last week in Terrytown after a road rage incident. Detectives found that Gasser fired three shots from inside his car, killing McKnight. Joe McKnight's family wants justice...
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December 05, 2016 - 4:26 pm
The jury is set to hear the case against the man who shot and killed former Saints player Will Smith. Jurors were seated Monday night. Lawyers said the trial could last seven to 10 days. Questions to potential jurors made clear that Louisiana's "stand your ground" law will be at issue when...
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December 05, 2016 - 12:11 pm
U.S. Sen. David Vitter called his tenure in Congress ``the greatest honor of my professional life,'' as he gave a farewell speech ahead of the end to his 12-year tenure in the Senate. The Republican incumbent didn't run for a third term, after losing the Louisiana governor's race last year. His...
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December 05, 2016 - 9:58 am
Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of 34-year-old Dean Keller of Thibodaux for alleged sexual battery (forcible fondling). On Friday, November 25th, 2016, Dean Keller is accused of fondling the preteen victim under the victim’s clothing at a residence in the 1400 Block of...
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December 05, 2016 - 8:36 am
Attorneys in the Will Smith shooting-death case are gauging potential jurors' attitudes on when it's appropriate to flee an aggressor and when it's appropriate to use lethal self-defense under Louisiana's ``stand your ground'' law. A judge, prosecutors and attorneys for defendant Cardell Hayes are...
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December 05, 2016 - 5:18 am
Early voting was sluggish in advance of this weekend's runoff election, with fewer than 6 percent of Louisiana's 3 million registered voters casting ballots. About 171,000 voters cast ballots early for the Saturday election that will decide an open U.S. Senate seat and two open U.S. House seats,...
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December 05, 2016 - 4:15 am
"The NOPD is looking for a suspect wanted for human trafficking and aggravated assault," according to a news release. Investigators say that the victim reported the suspect kidnapped her and made her have sex for money. "Michael Young (DOB: 10-19-1982) forced her to accompany him to New Orleans...
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