Low Popahirums, December 9, 2015

NATIONAL

“Pierson went after Cupp, claiming Trump’s proposal to ban an entire religious group from entering the county was “nothing new” — a remark that earned her a smirk from Cupp. Pierson then claimed those who didn’t support Trump’s plan were in favor of allowing “insurgents” inside the U.S.” The Blaze

“The police chief of a small East Texas town urges all citizens to arm themselves, saying the federal government lacks any effective plan for fighting terrorism.”The Blaze

“Two police officers have reportedly corroborated Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim that London officers are frightened in heavily Muslim communities.”The Blaze

“San Bernardino jihadi Syed Rizwan Farook planned a terrorist attack in 2012 but backed out because he was “spooked” by several terror-related arrests in California at the time, law enforcement officials told CNN.” Daily Caller

“About 1.3 million Iraqi Christians have been displaced, murdered or taken prisoner since 2003. A centuries-old civilization now faces permanent extinction while the rest of the world, including the U.S. government, looks on.” Daily Caller

“The United States Air Force released a statement Tuesday evening explaining that two Afghani pilots-in-training had disappeared from Moody Air Force Base in Georgia.”Daily Caller

“American military forces were available for a rescue operation not long after the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, came under attack by terrorists Sept. 11, 2012, according to an email to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s closest aides.”Daily Caller

“Please enjoy the latest installment of the “it’s working” chronicles. Sorry, American workers (via The Hill):” Townhall

LOUISIANA

“New Orleans Police announced Tuesday night (Dec. 8) one of the suspects in the Bunny Friend Park shooting that wounded 17 last month has turned himself in. Five of seven suspects are now in custody.” Times-Picayune

“Despite the boost from the change in tap room laws, many brewery owners think New Orleans will see few additional production breweries but many nano-breweries like Courtyard Brewery, which opened in 2014.” Times-Picayune

“LSU released nearly 2,000 emails associated with its handling of whether or not to fire football coach Les Miles in the two weeks leading up to the season finale’, according to a story on the WVUE-TV website.”Times-Picayune

“Euric Cain, the man indicted in the shooting of Tulane medical student Peter Gold, was accused Wednesday (Dec. 9) of kidnapping and raping a couple that police said he carjacked less than 24 hours after shooting Gold.”Times-Picayune

“The 32-year-old woman who is accused offatally stabbing her husband in the Hollygrove neighborhood told investigators that he “ran into” her knife during an argument the previous evening, New Orleans police said. Katrina Lampton-Tollette, booked Tuesday night with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice, is expected to appear for a bond hearing Wednesday (Dec. 9) in Orleans Parish Criminal Court.” Times-Picayune

“The Louisiana Supreme Court heard former state legislator and convicted felon Derrick Shepherd’s argument Tuesday that the constitutional provision that disqualified him from running for the state House of Representatives this fall is invalid.”AP

“Gov. Elect John Bel Edwards named a 53-member transition committee Tuesday to study issues for kindergarten through 12th grade.”The Advocate

“The Justice Department said Tuesday criminal charges will not be brought against Iberia Parish sheriff’s deputies in the 2014 death of Victor White III, whose shooting while handcuffed was ruled a suicide and prompted civil rights protests.”The Advocate

“A 24-year-old woman is in serious but stable condition at a Lafayette hospital after being shot in the chest by a home intruder Tuesday night on South Orange Street, Lafayette Police said.”The Advocate



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