3:30 PM Newscast

NFL owners vote to expand the use of instant replay to include pass interference, both calls and non-calls like the one in the NFC Title game. Jeff Palermo has more…

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The Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction for the man who fatally shot former Saints player Will Smith in a 2016 traffic dispute.  The three-judge panel unanimously rejected all grounds of Cardell Hayes’ appeal.  Hayes was sentenced to 25 years in December 2016.

State Fire Marshal investigators are on the scene of a mobile home fire that left two children dead (10 year old girl, 6 year old boy) in the Franklinton area. Shortly after midnight, firefighters were dispatched to the home. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says a total of seven people were in the home at the time of the blaze.

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Browning says the fire has shaken the community.  Deputies are currently conducting their investigation into the origin and cause of the fire.

20-year-old Elias Smallsreed of Zachary is locked up following a multi-parish police pursuit on I-10 yesterday that ended in Baton Rouge when the suspect crashed into several cars. State Police spokesperson Taylor Scrantz says the wild episode started when a trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on Smallsreed’s vehicle for driving east on the interstate at a high speed, then hooked a U-turn and headed back into the direction of Baton Rouge, where he then encountered traffic.

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