Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (2-5-14)

“Opponents of an effort to create a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish have started distributing yard signs and fundraising — the initial phases of a campaign that will target St. George’s incorporation attempt.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The New Orleans Saints are in quite the salary cap mess as they head into the offseason. They’re about $12.5 million over the projected $126.6 million cap.” – KPEL

“Eyewitness Investigator David Hammer gives his analysis of a day of testimony that included tales of Nagin getting a free townhome, taking trips with the family and eating lavish meals, all paid for by either friends or a city credit card and none of it reported on his income tax return.” – WWL-TV

“A Westbank man who was shot and left for dead, then told he would never walk again, now hopes to inspire others to never give up.” – Fox 8 Live

“State legislators, law enforcement officials and equal rights groups all are supporting a push to remove ‘anti-sodomy’ language in state laws that have been used to criminalize same-sex relationships. State Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, filed House Bill 12, which would remove consensual oral and anal sex from the state’s “crimes against nature” statute.” – New Orleans Gambit

“In a packed ballroom at a Kenner country club Tuesday (Feb. 4), Mayor Mike Yenni launched his re-election campaign by promising to focus on infrastructure and economic development if elected to a second term.” – NOLA.com

“At one time there was a bit of hubbub building over Gary Graphia of Baton Rouge, Jindal’s former executive counsel, getting into the 6th District race, but the idea seemed to fizzle out. If Jindal does indeed want a candidate in the contest, Graves would fit neatly into that role.” – LAPolitics.com

“There is a proposal by a Lake Charles city councilman to regulate electronic cigarettes.” – WAFB

“Mayor Kip Holden suggests organizers of the effort to incorporate the city of St. George in the southern portion of the parish do not have the growing support they say they do. ‘We still believe they do not have the numbers they’ve been putting out,’ Holden says. ‘We believe they’re stuck.'” – Baton Rouge Business Report

“I tell them stop bullying me,” said a 9-yr-old Baton Rouge boy.  “They had got the garbage can, and they tried to flip me over in it.” – WAFB

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