Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (1-9-14)

A male Louisiana black bear was captured in a Wildlife and Fisheries trap in Patterson this morning after a likely night of foraging in a neighborhood a wildlife official called “an all-you-can-eat garbage buffet” for bears.” – St. Mary Now

A third party Super PAC supporting U.S. Sen. David Vitter raised $1.5 million last year, lawyer and fundraiser Charlie Spies said Wednesday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“When asked his reaction, Jindal said while speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club that ‘I’m obviously a fan of the senator. He’s a great American and patriot. He’s a great hero. It’s very kind of him to say that.'” – WAFB

“President Barack Obama may have endorsed incumbent New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, but the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee on Wednesday (Jan. 8) opted not to follow suit. Instead, the group endorsed Landrieu’s rival, Michael Bagneris, a former Civil District judge.” – NOLA.com

Video taken over the weekend near Bayou Corne showed more trees being swallowed up. Seismic activity in the area was also reported.” – WWL-TV

“State Superintendent of Education John White announced an investigation is underway concerning problems involving academic records within the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.” – WBRZ

“For the second time in as many years, a Baton Rouge judge ruled Wednesday that a controversial teacher tenure law passed in 2012 violates the state Constitution.” – NOLA.com

“Tommy Cvitanovich and his family are well known in New Orleans for their deep love of open flame cooking. The charbroiled oysters at Drago’s Restaurant have become, at this point, something of legend (the eatery even has its own fire truck, and ships charbroiled oyster kits nation-wide). So it’s no surprise that Cvitanovich’s newest venture also capitalizes on live fire cooking, but this time, it’s not bivalves, but beef: Fire House Burgers, a flame-grilled hamburger restaurant will open in Metairie this Monday, January 13th.” – New Orleans Gambit

“Former Lake Charles gynecologist Peter LaFuria pleaded guilty to 20 criminal charges on Wednesday. LaFuria’s charges are: five counts of sexual battery, five counts molestation of a juvenile, five counts video voyeurism and five counts of obscenity.” – WAFB

Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa has left the LSU football program and will pursue other opportunities, head coach Les Miles announced on Wednesday.” – LSUSports.net

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