There are many law enforcement agencies with boots on the ground today looking for a murderer who was released from prison by mistake in East Feliciana Parish. Thirty-two-year-old Benjueil Johnson was serving 40 years for manslaughter. State Department of corrections spokesperson Pam Laborde says an employee at Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson, Louisiana, overlooked the fact that Johnson was a convicted killer and didn’t do the due diligence needed to make sure he would not be accidentally released…:
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She says Crime Stoppers is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to Johnson’s capture.
Saints Quarterback Drew Brees spoke after practice today and said he is getting better and better everyday and feels really good about the Sunday game against the Cowboys in the Dome. Brees missed his first game to an injured shoulder last weekend, but Number 9 says he’ll be able to make a lot of progress in 4 days.
There have now been two West Nile deaths in Louisiana according to the state Department of Health and Hospitals. State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry says there are now 54 confirmed cases in 2015 and 2 deaths. He says it’s important to protect yourself from mosquitoes at least until the end of the year…:
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Guidry says the latest West Nile death is out of the Baton Rouge area.
The Louisiana Chapter of the Americans for Prosperity is out with an ad letting voters know which of their lawmakers up for re-election in the fall voted for tax increases and Medicaid expasion. A-F-P State Director Phillip Joffrion says the public can view legislators records at LouisianaScoreCard.Com…:
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The Tea Party affiliated group wants to spotlight lawmakers who voted to raise taxes.