Low Popahirum, August 11, 2015

NATIONAL

“A White House staffer has been charged with domestic violence after police say she threatened her boyfriend, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, with his own weapon during an argument.” – Hot Air

“KVOA in Tucson, Ariz., reports that one of the men charged in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry pleaded guilty after accepting a plea deal that he not be executed. All other charges, including interfering with federal officers and killing Terry with “malice aforethought” will be dropped.” – Twitchy

“The United States, Russia and China are waging a secret arms race that could soon usher in a new generation of high-speed weapons never before seen in warfare.” – Politico

“At least 23 people were arrested in Ferguson, Mo. Monday night as protesters confronted police on a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.” – Fox News

“The Seattle City Council this week unanimously approved a “gun violence tax” and a measure to require reporting of lost or stolen firearms.” – The Blaze

“As news broke late Monday that former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign had suspended paying staff, Breitbart News has learned that “over ninety percent” of the staff were staying on, confident that the Super PACs supporting Perry, and the millions of dollars they still had as cash on hand, would provide the necessary backup support while they weathered this storm.” – Breitbart

“When Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 2016 presidential candidate, unveiled her college affordability plan on Monday, she sounded every bit the critic of for-profit universities. But Mrs. Clinton, the spouse, benefited to the tune of millions of dollars from that same industry in a business relationship her husband enjoyed as recently as this spring.” – Washington Times

“Yeah, terrorism is terrible, and we need to run Islamic State folks into prison, but the idea that a retweet is criminal, given the nature of how Twitter works, is kind of silly. It’s clear to me the Obama administration is just out of touch, as much as its FBI under James Comey is ridiculously power hungry.” – Red State

“A 19-year-old woman stood in front of police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday night as a symbolic gesture to protect cops from rocks and bottles being hurled at them by unruly demonstrators. – The Blaze

“Not content with beheadings, throwing men off buildings, or burning them alive, the Islamic State has moved on to yet another gruesome method of killing prisoners: blowing them up.” – Townhall

LOUISIANA

“U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says a 31-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for claiming there was a bomb on a university campus to distract police from an attempt to rob a bank.” – NOLA.com

“Former state Rep. Damon Baldone attempted to change his party affiliation to both Democrat and Republican — a dual registration — on Monday morning with the Terrebonne Parish Registrar of Voters, but was refused and he is now taking the matter to court.” – LaPolitics

“Shreveport Police Officer Thomas LaValley’s return home was made in the company of hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the region and country.” –  Shreveport Times

“A Geismar man ordered to stay away from his wife in late June broke into her home Sunday night and bludgeoned her to death with a baseball bat, also breaking the arm of her 18-year-old son when he tried to defend his mother, police said.” –  The Advocate

“City leaders approved policies dealing with the three-month old police body camera system.” –  WBRZ.com

“After being found guilty for a 2011 double murder at an auto parts store in Baton Rouge, a judge has sentenced Lee Turner to death by lethal injection.” – WAFB.com

“A court hearing Monday to determine whether a judge should step down from a case took a few twists with the defendant firing his attorney for representing his ex-brother-in-law.” –  The Advertiser

“Shreveport police are investigating multiple shots fired in the Mooretown neighborhood early Tuesday.” – KSLA.com

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he’s happy with such a large field of Republican presidential candidates because it means the voters can vote for who they like rather than against who they don’t.” – NewsMax

“Linebacker Duke Riley’s first order of business upon arriving at LSU as a freshman in 2013 was to meet with Thomas McGaughey, then the Tigers special teams coordinator.” –  The Baton Rouge Advocate

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