Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (6-11-14)

“Baton Rouge Police have arrested Jalen Mills, 20, Highland Rd., and charged him with 2nd Degree Battery. According to a warrant, Mills reportedly punched a female victim in the mouth while at his Highland Rd. apartment complex in May of this year.” – Red Stick Now

“Washington — The surprise defeat of U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Virginia primary Tuesday means a shake-up of the Republican leadership in the House — and U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, of Jefferson, is aiming to wind up as majority whip when the dust clears, Republican sources said Wednesday.” – The New Orleans Advocate

“Matthew Stevens really hated going to Louisiana to cover baseball for his (old) job as Mississippi State beat writer for the Commercial Dispatch in Columbus, Miss., an opinion he voiced last week on his radio show. He was fired Monday morning, because his venom for Louisiana ran deep — too deep.” – Sports Illustrated

Gov. Bobby Jindal is set to make his reality television debut on tonight’s season premiere of “Duck Dynasty”. The governor’s cameo appearance comes at the beginning of the sixth season of the hit show which airs tonight at 9 p.m.” – WBRZ

“Miss Louisiana USA Brittany Guidry is scheduled to appear on Fox News’ Sean Hannity show tonight at 9:45 p.m. Central time, Guidry reported on her Facebook page. She is expected to discuss, in part, her response to an interview question on Sunday night’s Miss USA live broadcast from the Baton Rouge River Center. Guidry, who finished as third runner-up, was asked about the U.S. exchange of five Taliban prisoners for American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl.” – The Advocate

“Louisiana’s 11 community colleges and two technical colleges will see their tuition rise, if the board governing state higher education approves the proposed hike later this month.” – NOLA.com

“Tourists on a swamp boat tour in south Louisiana gasp as their guide jumps in the water to feed chicken and marshmallows to two alligators. At one point the guide puts a marshmallow in his mouth and lets one of the gators snatch it.” – The Advocate

“A handful of Senate Republicans are pressing Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to hold hearings on President Obama’s 2015 budget request for agencies tasked with mitigating wildfires across the U.S. Five Republicans on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee are urging Landrieu, who sits as chairwoman on the committee, to schedule hearings on the “catastprohic wild land fire in the West.” – The Hill

“Fox pen hunting is officially considered part of Louisiana’s folklife heritage. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law this week a bill by Republican Rep. Sherman Mack, of Livingston, that declares the sport should be preserved.” – Shreveport Times

“Former state Rep. and former Ascension Parish School Board President Melvin Irvin Jr. has died. He was 72.” – The Advocate

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