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THIS IS JACKSON STATE NEWS NOW.

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HELLO EVERYONE…I’M ASHLI COGGINS WITH YOUR JACKSON STATE NEWS NOW NEWS UPDATE.

THE TIME NOW IS 3:29 P.M. AND IT IS A CLOUDY DAY IN THE JACKSON METRO AREA.

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A TEXAS TEENAGER WHO USED AFLUENZE AS A DEFENSE IN A DRUNK DRIVING CASE WILL FACE NEARLY TWO YEARS IN JAIL.
ETHAN COUCH WAS DRIVING A FAMILY PICKUP TRUCK, UNDER THE INFLUECE, WHEN HE CRASHED AND KILLED FOUR PEOPLE.
HE WAS INITIALLY SENTENCED TO 180 DAYS; HOWEVER, WEDNESDAY, THE PROSECUTER RECOMMENEDED THAT COUCH SERVE A STACKED SENTENCE, MEANING THAT HE WOULD SERVE SEPARATE SENTENCES FOR EACH VICTIM KILLED.
THIS WAS COUCH’S FIRST COURT APPEARANCE SINCE HIS 19TH BIRTHDAY, WHICH WAS MONDAY.

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THE ATTOUREY FOR A MURDERED NEW ORLEANS SAINTS FOOTBALL PLAYER, WILL SMITH, SAID SMITH NEVER PULLED OUT HIS 9MM HANDGUN DURING THE CONFRONTATION THAT TOOK HIS LIFE.
CARDELL HAYES, THE MAN WHO SHOT AND KILLED THE NFL PLAYER SAID HE FELT THREATENED ON THE NIGHT OF THE INCIDENT AND THAT HE WASN’T THE AGGRESSOR.
THE ATTROUNEY REFERRED TO HAYES’S STATEMENTS AS A LIE AND A DISTORTION AFTER THE DETAILS OF SMITH’S HANDGUN WERE RELEASED.
HAYES IS JAILED WITH A $1 MILLION BOND.

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BILL COSBY’S LAWYERS ARE ASKING THAT HIS TESTIMONEY ABOUT WOMANIZING BE SEALED.
THE LAWYERS MADE THIS PLEA AT THE 3RD US CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS; HOWEVER, THE THREE JUDGE PAEL INSISTED THAT THE DAMAGE TO COSBY’S REPUTATION HAD ALREADY BEEN DONE.
COSBY MADE HIS REMARKS ABOUT WOMANIZING IN 2005, AND THE SEALING OF THESE REMARKS WOULD PREVENT OTHER COURTS FROM USING THOSE FILES AS EVIDENCE AGAINST COSBY.

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TRAFFIC IS CLEAR HERE IN THE JACKSON METRO AREA.

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THERE IS AN OVERCAST OUTSIDE. THE TEMPERATURE IS 67 DEGREES WITH A 50% CHANCE OF RAIN.

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THE TIME NOW IS 3:31 P.M. THIS HAS BEEN ASHLI COGGINS WITH JACKSON STATE NEWS NOW, AND I’LL BE BACK WITH MORE NEWS IN 30 MINUTES.

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