Verdict Vacated; Bond Request Next for Will Smith’s Killer
A lawyer says he'll seek to have the killer of former NFL star Will Smith released on bond now that a state appeal court in New Orleans has officially vacated his manslaughter conviction.
Officials: Kobe Bryant Crash Pilot Got Disoriented in Clouds
U.S. safety officials are criticizing the helicopter pilot’s decisions during the Southern California flight that crashed last year and killed Kobe Bryant, his teenage daughter and six other passengers.
Former Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks Dies At 67
Spinks had been battling cancer.
Biden Win Confirmed After Pro-Trump Mob Storms US Capitol
Trump promised an “orderly transition” on Jan. 20.
Congress Seals Agreement on COVID Relief, Government Funding
Top negotiators in Congress have sealed a deal on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package.
Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Tests Positive for COVID
President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for coronavirus.
House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level
The Democratic-controlled House has approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level.
LSU Reportedly Mishandled Sexual Misconduct Complaints
The USA Today says at least nine LSU football players have been reported to police for sexual misconduct and dating violence since Ed Orgeron became head coach in 2016.
NY Times: Trump Paid $750 in US Income Taxes in 2016, 2017
President Donald Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report in The New York Times.
Judge: Louisiana Must Return to Pandemic Mail-in Voting
A federal judge says Louisiana must reinstate coronavirus pandemic voting plans used for summer elections rather than using a more restrictive plan approved by the Legislature.
Louisville to Pay Millions to Breonna Taylor’s Mom, Reform Police
The city of Louisville will pay several million dollars to the mother of Breonna Taylor and install police reforms as part of a settlement of a lawsuit from Taylor’s family.
Longtime New Orleans Saints Player Colston Turns UNO Teacher
New Orleans Saints standout player Marques Colston is teaching an online course at University of New Orleans about leadership and entrepreneurship.