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"He Kept Giving Back"

Charles Grant Remembers Will Smith

From 2002 until 2009, defensive end Charles Grant helped the Saints stifle opposing offenses. For five of those years, Grant played alongside his friend and “brother” Will Smith. In the wake of Smith’s tragic death, Grant talked with NOLA Defender about the former Saints captain, New Orleans, and guns.

Sendoff for a Saint

Details Announced for Will Smith Viewing

Will Smith’s family will privately mourn the retired Saints star on Saturday (4.16). However, the Who Dat Nation will have the opportunity to say their farewells at a visitation on Friday (4.15) at the team practice facility (5800 Airline Drive).

Second Line Planned to Mourn Smith, Protest Violence

The City of New Orleans was shaken by the murder of former Saints star Will Smith this weekend. The shooting raised questions about violence in the Crescent City and sadness about the loss of a beloved local hero. On Thursday (4.13), NOLA will handle both emotions in our own unique way, with a second line.

Mathieu, Payton on Core Issues Following Will Smith Murder

Maybe the Honey Badger don’t care about small things, but when it comes to serious social issues, Tyrann Mathieu cares a lot. So does Saints coach Sean Payton. Both men took to the media to deliver scathing opinions about civil and political issues that they feel contributed to the death of former teammate Will Smith.

Overnight Crime Report: Three Rapes, Homicide, Battery

Three women reported being raped, a unidentified man was shot to death, and a robbery attempt turned into a beating on Tuesday (3.29) according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

Overnight Crime Report: Domestic Violence, Shootings, Armed Robberies

The New Orleans Police Department had their hands full with crimes including homicides, armed robberies, a hotel stickup, and domestic violence on Saturday (3.26) according to the Major Offense Log (MOL).

Overnight Crime Report: Two Homicides, Sexual Assault

Two men died in shootings, a woman was raped, and a third man also died, most likely of natural causes, on Friday (3.18) night according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

Overnight Crime Report: 3 Shootings, 2 Carjackings, Domestic Violence

Crime was bad again on Tuesday (3.09) according to the Major Offense Log (MOL). The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) reported responding to three shootings, two carjackings, and a case of domestic violence.

Overnight Crime Report: 4 Shootings, 2 Cuttings, Robbery

The Major Offense Log (MOL) for Monday (3.07) listed four shooting incidents, two stabbings, and a stickup according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

Overnight Crime Report: Fatal Wreck, Shootings, Rape, Kendall the Devil

The NOPD’s Major Offense Log (MOL) for Saturday (3.05) includes a long roster of wrongdoing. The police reported that a crook called “Kendall the Devil” is running rampant, two shootings, a college student’s suicide, a juvenile rape, a mugged cabbie, and a fatal four car accident.

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