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December 12, 2016 - 1:28 am
Three people were shot at a gas station on Chef. Highway just after 6:30 this morning. Witnesses could see it from the I-10. "That station is wrapped up with some police boy. Whoooo! They got it roped off with the yellow tape," one passing motorist told WWL First News. "There's about a dozen police...
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December 12, 2016 - 1:05 am
Now that Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy has been elected to the U.S. Senate, he says he plans to tackle some of Louisiana’s problems in Washington D.C. Kennedy says it’s time for a change, and the first thing he will fight for is additional relief for people who suffered losses in the...
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December 11, 2016 - 4:45 pm
The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith was convicted of manslaughter on Sunday night, ending a week-long trial in which the defendant insisted he only fired because the popular football star was drunk, violent and had grabbed a gun following a traffic crash...
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December 11, 2016 - 4:39 pm
The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith was convicted of manslaughter on Sunday night, ending a week-long trial in which the defendant insisted he only fired because the popular football star was drunk, violent and had grabbed a gun following a traffic crash...
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December 11, 2016 - 3:05 pm
The Latest on the trial of Cardell Hayes, charged in the April shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The jury in the second-degree murder trial of the man who killed retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has asked the judge for information on...
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December 11, 2016 - 11:15 am
The fate of Cardell Hayes, the man who fatally shot former Saint Will Smith and wounded his wife in an apparent road rage incident back in April, is now in the hands of a jury. A prosecutor told a New Orleans jury Sunday during closing arguments in the shooter's trial that Smith was "executed" by...
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December 11, 2016 - 10:43 am
The Latest on the trial of Cardell Hayes, charged in the April shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith (all times local): 4 p.m. A New Orleans assistant district attorney pointed to the prosecution of disgraced NFL star Darren Sharper as evidence that her office doesn't play...
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December 11, 2016 - 8:32 am
The fate of Cardell Hayes, accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Will Smith, goes to the hands of a New Orleans jury today. More than five hours of closing arguments, mostly by the defense, stretched into Sunday afternoon, in the trial of the 29-year-old who shot the former...
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December 11, 2016 - 6:27 am
Former Saints star Will Smith was ``executed'' by an irate driver as Smith's wounded wife lay nearby during the chaos that followed an April 9 traffic accident, a prosecutor told a New Orleans jury Sunday during closing arguments in the shooter's trial. But a defense attorney said the defendant,...
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December 11, 2016 - 3:59 am
The Latest on the trial of Cardell Hayes, charged in the April shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The attorney defending the man accused of killing ex-New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in April has told jurors not to be swayed by other...
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