18:30 LRN Newscast April 29

The LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office arrests two people in connection with the double homicide investigation in a small Louisiana town. Michelle Southern reports…:

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Iberville Parish Deputies have arrested a man in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in Whiskey Bay last weekend. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the woman’s husband, 28-year-old Jonathan Allee has been arrested in connection with the death of his wife, 28-year-old Elizabeth Ferrell, who was strangled to death. Allee is charged with second-degree murder.

Lafayette Congressman Charles Boustany has filed legislation that would require a radar detection site to be built near Baton Rouge. There are detection sites near Slidell and Lake Charles, but none near Baton Rouge. Boustany says a new site will close the gap in radar coverage in Louisiana. He says he is looking into how much the radar site will cost, but he wanted to get the legislation introduced first.

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There are also Doppler radars near Fort Polk and Shreveport.

Officials with the US Department of Agriculture are investigating the series of recent deaths at the Baton Rouge Zoo. Curator Sam Winslow says the 2-year-old Malayan tiger that died earlier in the month likely suffered from gastric dilation. He says her death was something you unfortunately can’t do anything about.

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18 animals at the zoo have died in the last year.