Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (8-19-14)

“I’ve been travelling for work lately and spending a lot of time in the New Orleans area and I have to tell you, [Landrieu] has the most effective negative adds aimed at Bill Cassidy I have ever seen. Push Grandma off the cliff in a wheelchair good.” – Power Line

Louisiana has the highest percentage of residents born in-state than of any of the other of the 49 states and Washington, D.C., according to data published by The New York Times.” – NOLA.com

“The Jindal administration’s abrupt suspension of contracts for a key state test that Common Core advocates were relying on has injected an air of insecurity and uncertainty into the new school year, an administrator, teacher and parent each testified Monday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

Richard Reed, the brother of St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed, has been arrested on a count of sexual battery, according to Covington police.” – WWL-TV

“Some justices of the peace and constables who are age of 70 and older can legally qualify Wednesday after a judge issued a temporary restraining order against a law requiring their mandatory retirement. Nearly 200 incumbents fell under the law enacted Aug. 1, that stripped a grandfather clause allowing officials to continue serving if they were elected before 2006.” – NOLA.com

“That’s one of the reasons CATS received glowing reviews from Together Baton Rouge, which meets a few times a year to grade the transit system. CATS also was lauded Monday for building new hubs and increasing routes.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

You’ve had some accomplishments,” said Criminologist Peter Scharf. “To go from 200 murders in 2012 to 155 last year – so it’s a huge drop.” – Fox 8 Live

“Departments in Jefferson and St. Tammany Parish each obtained one of the vehicles, known as MRAPs, or Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, while departments in East Baton Rouge and Rapides parishes obtained two each.” – NOLA.com

Graham now faces fines totaling $33,075 for his two celebratory goalpost dunks during Friday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, according to the NFL’s schedule of fines, which calls for a fine of $11,025 on a first unsportmanlike conduct offense and $22,050 for a second. The fine has not yet officially been announced.” – Houma Courier

“Four-star defensive tackle Travonte Valentine has been cleared by the NCAA to play at LSU, his high school coach confirmed.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

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