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ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the area of Opelousas Street and Highway 171 in reference to a car stalled in the roadway and blocking the flow of traffic. When deputies arrived and spoke with the driver, Noble D. Thomas, 26, 621 East Street, Mamou, who lied about his name and refused to identify himself.
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A strengthening Tropical Storm Isaac targeted a broad swath of the Gulf Coast on Monday and had New Orleans in its crosshairs, bearing down ahead of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

As of 8 p.m. ET, Isaac was pushing toward the northwest at 10 mph with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. The storm was centered roughly 295 miles south-southeast of Mobile, Ala. Forecasters predict the storm will become a hurricane soon, with significant storm surge and flood threat from rainfall expected along the northern Gulf coast.
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During its entire life from its pre-T.D. formative stages through now, Ernesto has been ebbing and flowing between tightening up and looking more impressive, and not being able to sustain that and instead struggling to be anything more than an energetic tropical wave.

Today, it’s decidedly in the latter mode, in fact the latest aircraft recon which is investigating the storm has had a hard time finding any westerly winds, which are necessary for a “closed” circulation, an essential characteristic of a tropical cyclone, and the convection is quite ragged, and there’s a low cloud swirl — what “center” there is — “exposed” on visible satellite imagery.
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Today, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Highway 104 west of LA Highway 1165 which claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl from Ville Platte.

According to investigating troopers, on July 10, 2012, at 12:50 hours, 44-year-old Julie Banks of Mamou, was driving a 2002 Ford truck east on LA Highway 104. For reasons still under investigation, Banks exited a left curve and traveled off the right side of the road. After leaving the roadway, Banks’ vehicle struck a tree. Banks, who was wearing a seatbelt, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
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The press conference is over in Lafayette. Lafayette’s police chief says a burned truck found recently in Texas was registered to the man now facing a murder charge in the disappearance of college student Mickey Shunick.

Police Chief Jim Craft on Friday would not detail the evidence that has led police to believe that Shunick is dead.

Thirty-three-year-old Brandon Scott Lavergne was booked Thursday with first-degree murder and with aggravated kidnapping in connection with Shunick’s May 19 disappearance.
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The Fourth of July holiday period is deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 392 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes during the Fourth of July holiday in 2010. Of those fatalities, 39% were in crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08g% or higher.
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Lafayette Police

ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAFAYETTE, LA. — A registered sex offender has been booked on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the disappearance last May of a Louisiana college student, authorities said.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said Thursday night that 33-year-old Brandon Scott Lavergne, of the same parish, was booked on first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping charges by police in Lafayette, where University of Louisiana student Mickey Shunick went missing May 19.
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ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAFAYETTE, LA. — Early this morning, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle fatal crash on US Highway 90 west of LA Highway 724 which claimed the life of a Scott man.

According to investigating troopers, on July 5, 2012, at 2:34 a.m., 28-year-old Scotty Guidry of Scott, was driving a 1991 Ford Explorer west on US Highway 90. For reasons still under investigation, Guidry’s vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, traveled through a ditch and overturned in a canal. Guidry was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner.
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ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAFAYETTE, LA. — On Tuesday, July 3, 2012, Louisiana State Police, along with the Abbeville Police Department, will conduct a DWI Checkpoint in Vermilion Parish. The checkpoint will take place from 10:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. Troopers will be looking for impaired drivers as well as aggressive drivers and unrestrained occupants.
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