State legislators are dealing with the repercussions of a Supreme Court ruling that says juveniles cannot be sentenced to life in prison without the chance for parole. But opponents, like this family member of victims who were murdered by a 15-year-old, don’t want to ever see killers go free…:
CUT 12 (09) “kill someone”
But authors of the legislation say the Supreme Court has dictated to us that we have to do something. The bill was approved by a Senate committee.
The FBI has reopened the case of a Louisiana boy who has been missing for 15 years. Investigators say 2-year-old Wesley Morgan of Clinton disappeared in 2001, and they’re trying to raise awareness to hopefully located him. Digital billboards will be put up throughout Louisiana and parts of Mississippi. Investigators said new technology and additional resources will help in trying to solve the case.
This year’s National Health Security Preparedness Index finds Louisiana is the least prepared state to respond to a major health emergency. Bob Johannessen with the Department of Health and Hospitals says different measures were asked to determine preparedness, like if Louisiana uses an electronic surveillance system to monitor diseases and report it and the answer was yes…:
Cut 8 (09) “is yes”
Johannessen says this report also shows we have poor access to healthcare in Louisiana.
State Police say a 52-year-old woman lost her life in an Iberia Parish crash, and impairment is suspected to be a factor. They say the victim’s vehicle crossed a center line in a roadway, lost control and overturned. Troopers located the woman a few feet from the SUV, and she was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators believe the driver was impaired at the time of the crash.
A strong line of storms is moving through the state and thunderstorm watches and warnings are posted in many parishes.