The Latest: Man who killed ex-Saints star seeks new trial

April 19, 2017 in Sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The Latest on the sentencing hearing set for Cardell Hayes, who shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith to death after a traffic crash in […]

Jury selection begins in trial of man accused of murdering former Saints star Will Smith

December 6, 2016 in Sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One car rear-ends another on a Saturday night. People argue. It escalates. Ten or so gunshots later, one driver is dead and the other waits nervously […]

Fans, friends to pay respects to Saints’ Will Smith

April 17, 2016 in Sports

METAIRIE, Louisiana (AP) — Fans of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith will pay their respects Friday to the fallen sports hero who was shot and killed last […]

Police: Ex-Saint Will Smith gunned down in case of road rage

April 11, 2016 in Sports

By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY   NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed in a case of road rage by a man who had rear-ended […]

Will Smith joins Oscars boycott, says he won’t attend

January 22, 2016 in Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith says he will not attend the Academy Awards next month, joining his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and others in protest against two straight years […]

Gentle-giant star Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

September 6, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Obituaries

Michael Clarke Duncan was one big, irresistible jumble of contradictions.

His presence was formidable, even intimidating: The former bodyguard had a muscular, 6-foot-4 frame, but it was topped by the brightest of megawatt smiles.