Low Popahirum, August 12, 2015

NATIONAL

“The U.S. military said Wednesday it was aware of a purported hacking attack by Islamic State group supporters who posted on Tuesday what they claimed to be the personal information of hundreds of U.S. servicemen and women.” –  The Blaze

“Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus, according to an RNC spokeswoman, will stand behind Salem Communications’ Hugh Hewitt — at least for now — as a co-moderator of the next GOP debate despite Hewitt’s public criticisms of frontrunner Donald Trump’s candidacy.”

“The lifting of international sanctions on Iran has triggered a stampede of European companies beating a path to Tehran to secure contracts, but some of the equipment being offered has dark, dual purposes in the hands of the Islamic Republic’s oppressive government.” – Fox News

“Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton announced Tuesday that she had directed her aides to turn over her personal e-mail server to the Justice Department, giving in to months of demands that she relinquish the device she used to store her correspondence while secretary of state.” –  Fox News

“St. Louis County Police released a video on Tuesday that they said shows a suspect, who has been accused of firing on police, drawing a pistol from his pants during protests in strife-torn Ferguson, Missouri.

“If Congress votes down the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama says, the agreement will collapse and war will come ‘soon.’” – Politico

“Forget violent storms, raging wildfires and steamy outdoor temperatures, the Obama administration’s war on climate change is heading indoors this time.” – Washington Times

“For the second time in 18 months, Governor Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that would allow transgendered people to amend their birth certificates without proof that they had undergone a sex-change operation.” – Hot Air

“The dean of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health declared in a state legislative hearing on Tuesday that his school needs women to keep getting abortions in order to provide a steady stream of aborted fetal body parts and tissue for use in scientific and medical experiments. Also on Tuesday, Media Trackers released information showing University of Wisconsin researchers using fetal tissue acquired from a supplier with ties to Planned Parenthood in various experiments and research projects.” –  Red State

“Get off that late-summer snooze button, America. The Obama administration is plotting to break a major promise made under oath — and jeopardize our nation in the name of social justice.” – Michelle Makin/Town Hall

Tuesday at the Birch Run Expo Center in Michigan, when pushed for the details of how he will get things done, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump touted his ability to get what he wants.” – Breitbart

LOUISIANA

“Hitting upon what police say might be an emerging way to transport drugs, narcotics detectives last week seized about 22 pounds of cocaine on a Megabus in Baton Rouge.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“The top 20 finalists are competing for $50,000 for the fourth annual Louisiana Film Prize Festival Weekend. ” – KSLA.com

“Friends, family law enforcement officers from near and far gathered Monday in South Louisiana to pay their final respects to one of their own, killed in the line of duty last week in Shreveport.” – FOX 8

The West Nile virus has made its way to St. Tammany Parish this summer. In fact, one person in Slidell tested positive for the virus. It’s something the St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District is taking very seriously.” – WGNO.com

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of 16 Republican presidential candidates who has been invited to participate in CNN’s debate on Sept. 16.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said the domestic murder case in Geismar this week case shows the limits of a system meant to protect victims.” – Fox 8 Live

“Caddo Parish, the Shreveport Police Departmentand Caddo Parish School Board will jointly shoulder the financial responsibility of keeping the misdemeanor drop-off center at Rutherford Houseopen.” – Shreveport Times

“A crowded room of people learned more about the brain-eating amoeba that was found in their water system two weeks ago.” – WBRZ.com

“We’ve got company coming soon. What to do? Most times that’s an easy question to answer. When you’ve got visitors coming, you do your best to look your best. But on this occasion – the 10th anniversary of a storm, the 10th anniversary of a catastrophe, the 10th anniversary of death, despair, displacement and disillusionment – there is much ambivalence. Do we prioritize looking good – so as to show the world how far we’ve come? Or do we emphasize how far we have to go – and, thus, direct our visitors to the people and neighborhoods still struggling?” – NOLA.com

Josh Boutte finally got the message in the days leading up to the Music City Bowl last year.” –  The Baton Rouge Advocate

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