Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (8-4-14)

“Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled Monday to Texas’s border with Mexico to get a closer look at the nation’s immigration crisis.” – AP

Bertha on Monday morning was upgraded to a hurricane, marking the second one of 2014 Atlantic season. The current forecasted track does not call for the hurricane to make landfall in the US.” – NOLA.com

“An explosion and subsequent fire at the Diamond Green Diesel facility on the Valero campus in Norco rocked homes and shook residents Sunday night.” – WWL-TV

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s confusing guidelines for what kinds of energy cane qualify as cellulosic fuel are hampering efforts to promote the use of energy cane, according to an LSU AgCenter researcher.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The clash over whether Louisiana’s public schools should teach to the Common Core education standards has devolved into a bitter public feud that will have one-time political friends sitting on opposite sides of courtrooms.” – NOLA.com

“For decades, Paul Labbe has dedicated much of his time to lobbying and advocating for veterans seeking benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Now, he is seeking reimbursement for his own claims. Labbe, who heads the Louisiana Veteran’s Advocacy Group, believes he hasn’t been funded because of his advocacy for other veterans.” – Lake Charles American Press

“A judge is scheduled to rule Monday on whether former state Rep. Woody Jenkins is a qualified plaintiff in his lawsuit against the city of Baton Rouge after two major annexations.” – WAFB

LSU and coach Les Miles enter preseason camp Monday with no deadline to name a starting quarterback — and missing two players. On the eve of the opening day of practice, Miles said Sunday that quarterbacks Brandon Harris and Anthony Jennings could compete until the first game week arrives. Meanwhile, the team will open drills Monday morning without safety Jalen Mills and defensive tackle signee Travonte Valentine.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

LSU junior safety Jalen Mills will be charged with misdemeanor simple battery, East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore said via text early Monday.” – NOLA.com

“LSU running back Terrence Magee has been awarded the coveted No. 18 for the 2014 season.” – WAFB

Drew Brees corrals the snap, takes a three-step drop and makes his first read down the right sideline. The Allegheny Mountains sit beyond his receiver, but the view in front of the mountain view isn’t what he wants to see.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

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