Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (1-8-14)

“Three days after exiting the Saints’ NFC wild-card win against the Philadelphia Eagles with a head injury after making a tackle, Lewis said he was back at practice Tuesday and feeling good about his chances to play the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.” – NOLA.com

“Safety Isa-Abdul Quddus, who signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2011, was waived earlier today to make room for four-year veteran safety Jordan Pugh.” – ESPN 1420

EPL Oil & Gas Inc. will spend $360 million on oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico this year, focusing on three of its core shallow water fields off the Louisiana coast.” – NOLA.com

“New Orleans candidates vying for the mayor, sheriff, coroner and City Council municipal races faced off in their first public forum on Tuesday night.” – WWL-TV

“Readers of the Shreveport Times awoke Sunday morning to a bold headline, ‘DA:  BESE Member Walter Lee to Face Theft Charge,’ which again raises an issue equally sore and important to many Louisianans:  public corruption.  More to the point, why there seems to be so much of it, but with so few related investigations, much less prosecutions.” – Forward-Now

“The Caddo Parish Industrial Development Board has completed its purchase of the former General Motors Shreveport Assembly and Stamping Plant, which Elio Motors said will allow the firm to move forward with building three-wheeled vehicles there.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Saints coach Sean Payton says outside linebacker Parys Haralson has a torn pectoral muscle and has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season.” – WAFB

TopManagementDegrees.com has ranked the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business No. 10 in its recent listing of the world’s 50 most beautiful business schools worldwide.” – Plaquemine Post South

“In a recent interview with LaPolitics.com, Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter said there were no ulterior motives to his December announcement about his possible run for governor. But it was definitely an incomplete declaration and a definitive answer is expected sometime this month.” – Houma Courier

“Two candidates seeking to unseat Mayor Mitch Landrieu have a history of large federal and state tax debts: Michael Bagneris failed to pay more than $100,000 in taxes from 1984 to 1990, and Danatus King did not pay about $50,000 from 1998 to 2004.” – The Lens

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