12:30 Newscast, April 29th, 2016

Lafayette Congressman Charles Boustany introduces legislation that he believes will help lead to better detection of tornadoes in south Louisiana. Boustany’s bill would require a Doppler weather radar site to be built near Baton Rouge. The US Representative says last February’s tornado outbreak inspired him to author of this federal legislation…:
CUT 9 (10) “property damage”
There are detection sites near Slidell, Lake Charles, Fort Polk and Shreveport, but none near Baton Rouge.

The LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office arrests two people in connection with the dead bodies that were discovered this week in a wooded area in Tullos, dead of apparent homicide. They say 18-year-old Austin Dyess (die-ess) and 26-year-old Joshua Sant were both charged with 2 counts of second degree murder in the deaths of 19-year-old Chesley Coping and 26-year-old Demond Garner.

A Lafayette man who cops say was drunk and driving his 2016 Corvette 150 miles per hour when it crashed in Vermilion Parish is under arrest in the death of his passenger. Trooper Brooks David says 31-year-old Martin Nguyen’s BAC was over the legal limit when the crash took place April 18th…:
CUT 4 (11) “miles an hour”
The crash killed 30-year-old Hoang Nguyen of Lake Charles.

The parents of the victim of in the Destrehan teacher sex scandal are reportedly suing the teacher, Shelley Dufresne. According to nola.com, the lawsuit claims Dufresne had sex with a 16-year-old student more than 40 times in 36 days. Last year, Dufresne pleaded guilty in St. Charles Parish to a felony obscenity charge.