Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (3-13-14)

“The Interstate 10 Twin Span Bridge would be named after the late WWL broadcaster Frank Davis under a bill approved Wednesday by a Senate committee.” – New Orleans Advocate

Spillman, the president of the Baton Rouge Fire Department Union, was released shortly after being booked into the Ascension Parish Prison. He posted a bond of $1169.50 + $177.00 for the 2 charges. After Spillman bonded out of jail, Ascension Parish officials realized that he had an active warrant for failure to appear in court on a previous DWI he was arrested for, which occurred in 2009. The court date for that DWI arrest was in 2011 but Spillman failed to appear and a bench warrant for his arrest was issued. Deputies, after realizing they missed the warrant while booking Spillman, went to his home and re-arrested him Tuesday.” – Red Stick Now

“Edwards, who is flirting with a congressional run, drew a crowd once the program concluded. U.S. House candidate Paul Dietzel II tried to persuade Edwards that the rumor mill has him running for the U.S. Senate.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“‘A company from Atlanta could destroy Lake Peigneur just like Texaco destroyed Jefferson Island 30 years ago,’ Honore said.” – KATC

“New Orleans Saints Running Back Darren Sproles has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles according to reports from ESPN’s Adam Shefter and NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.” – WWL-TV

“The Senate Education Committee moved a bill to strike down an old law that allowed creationism to be taught in schools. The creationism law is unconstitutional and can’t be enforced, but lawmakers have been reluctant to remove it from the books.” – NOLA.com

“Glenn Ford, 64, walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary on Tuesday a free man. Louisiana’s longest-serving death row inmate was released Tuesday after almost 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.” – TIME

“But a monthslong investigation found that Ahmed, who was fatally shot after a SWAT team stormed the bank, had no apparent ties to extremist groups abroad, Louisiana State Police said Wednesday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“In 2013, Louisiana Senate President John Alario spent $152,000 of his campaign money – the majority of it – on tickets, food, a car, gas and travel.” – Fox 8 Live

“Dan Savage, a nationally-syndicated advice columnist who speaks frequently on the topics of sex and relationships, appeared in a question-and-answer event in front of approximately 300 people at Centenary College on Wednesday night.” – Shreveport Times

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