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December 07, 2016 - 1:39 am
With people getting ready to hit the road for holiday travels, AAA warns drivers to avoid drowsy driving. According to the AAA Foundation report, you double the chances of getting into a wreck if you only get 5 or 6 hours of sleep, and the risk increases by 11 if you get less than four hours of...
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December 06, 2016 - 11:00 pm
Follow @ChrisMillerWWL It's a merrier Christmas this year for 735 Louisiana children: they now have families! That's how many kids were adopted out of state foster care from October 2015 to September 2016. 532 families adopted the kids out of foster homes. Department of Children and Family Services...
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December 06, 2016 - 10:52 am
The widow of slain New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has confronted her husband's killer, telling him as a jury looked on that ``You didn't have to do that to my baby.'' Racquel Smith then showed jurors the gunshot wounds to her legs, suffered just before her husband was killed. Tuesday's...
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December 06, 2016 - 7:54 am
Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne paints a bleak fiscal picture to lawmakers during a budget hearing this morning at the State Capitol. Dardenne says not only does the state have to address a $313 million deficit for this fiscal year, there’s also another $300 million shortfall looming...
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December 06, 2016 - 6:55 am
A defense lawyer says the man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith last April did so in self-defense, fearing that an angry Smith was fetching a gun from his SUV's glove box during a heated argument after a traffic accident. Attorney Jay Daniels' made the claim during Tuesday...
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December 06, 2016 - 5:43 am
A prosecutor says the irony of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith's death is that the retired NFL defensive leader "died defenseless." In Tuesday's opening arguments in the trial of Cardell Hayes, prosecutor Jason Napoli acknowledged that Smith was intoxicated the night Hayes killed him. But...
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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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