Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (1-27-14)

“With another round of winter weather on the way, schools around the area have begun announcing closures for later this week.” – WBRZ

“Inductees include Marshall Brown, John Fournet, Richard “Dick” Guidry, John Hunt II, Rose McConnell Long, Edward “Bubby” Lyons, Robert “Bob” Mann and Harvey Peltier Jr. The Edwards Family will receive the 2014 Political Family Award.” – Plaquemine Post South

“Last week, we recommended Mitch Landrieu for a second term as mayor. Landrieu has proved that he knows how to lead and unite our city.” – New Orleans Gambit

“The threat for wintry precipitation here in the WAFB viewing area continues to increase, and we have drafted a general timeline on what could possibly occur this week in the Metro area.” – WAFB

More than 150 people attended the first city of St. George fundraiser Sunday evening, generating at least $18,750 for the campaign to incorporate a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Another round of road closures is possible this week in the Baton Rouge area as forecasters predict around two inches of snow in southeast Louisiana Tuesday.” – NOLA.com

“While it seems strangely early for contenders to make their plans known in an election that’s 22 months away, Vitter’s announcement could help him dissuade wannabe candidates from entering the race, shore up his fundraising and stall donations for other GOP contenders.” – Shreveport Times

“But we believe that Sheriff Gusman is the only viable choice. His opponents either lack the management experience essential to this monumental task or, in the case of former sheriff Charles Foti, played a role in creating the problem.” – NOLA.com

Beating the rap will be a tall order for Nagin, legal analysts say, noting the breadth of the government’s case: A 25-page indictment lists 21 charges, including a conspiracy involving 59 “overt acts.” The dry recitations contained in the indictment will be fleshed out at trial by testimony from a slew of cooperating witnesses — convicted and otherwise — who have agreed to take the stand against the former mayor.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Republican congressmen from Louisiana want President Barack Obama to finally voice approval for the Keystone XL pipeline when he delivers his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.” – Shreveport Times

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