1:30 LRN Newscast July 31

The family of a black man killed last week during an encounter with a West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy is demanding justice. An autopsy shows 38-year-old Josef Richardson was fatally shot in the back of the neck. Authorities say deputies were serving a warrant at a motel near Port Allen when Richardson was shot. Richardson’s daughter says her dad didn’t deserve to die
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State Police is handling the investigation.

Senator Bill Cassidy has helped craft a bipartisan proposal that would allow new parents to receive a five-thousand-dollar tax credit for family paid leave. Cassidy says sometimes a new child may force a mother to stop working and survive on public assistance…
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Parents who take the five-thousand-dollar credit, would be eligible for only a 15-hundred dollar child tax credit after the first year, instead of the maximum credit of $2,000.

The Saints and Michael Thomas agree to a contract that makes the wide out the highest-paid receiver in NFL history. Sources say the deal is worth 100-million dollars over five years. The Voice of the Saints, Zach Streif, says it’s a huge contract, but it should not prevent the team from re-signing some of its other young stars
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Thomas led the NFL with 125 catches last season.

One of the state’s longest-serving lawmakers is running again this fall. Term limits will prevent Delhi Democrat Francis Thompson from returning to the Senate, but the 77-year-old says he’s seeking a seat in the House and he’s still got plenty of gas left in the tank…
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Thompson previously served in the Louisiana House from 1975 to 2007.