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State of Louisiana launches hotline to report child sex trafficking, here’s how it works

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisianans can report suspected child sex trafficking to the state Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) using a new hotline. The new hotline, which launched on Jan. 1, is toll-free and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All cases reported on the hotline will be forwarded […] → Read More

How this Louisiana singer got to perform with Snoop Dogg

Singer Justin Champagne talks to BRProud about performing, having a song with Snoop Dogg, and how chasing your dreams gets you out of your hometown. I love representing Louisiana all day long, but what I want to represent more is my city. Justin Champagne BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Justin Champagne (pronounced like shum-pine) is […] → Read More

Baton Rouge lawyer to give away bikes for tenth consecutive year

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – More than 425 bikes are expected to be given out by Baton Rouge lawyer Gordan McKernan for the holiday season. Gordan McKernan’s 10th annual Bike Giveaway applications opened Monday, Nov. 21. Parents and guardians can register by following @getgordon on Facebook or Instagram and filling out the form on “I […] → Read More

Louisiana teacher arrested for indecent behavior

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – A Livingston Parish Public Schools teacher was arrested Thursday after allegations of inappropriate action with students. According to Livingston Parish Pub… → Read More

LSU vs Alabama game time announced

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana State University and University of Alabama game time has been set. The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that the Tigers will play against the Crimson Tide at 6 p.m. The game will take place in Death Valley on Saturday, Nov. 5. This will be the sixth home game for […] → Read More

Sports betting comes to L’Auberge, three other Louisiana casinos

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge will open its new sports betting facility on Monday, Nov. 1. Also approved for their sports betting licenses are Boomtown in Harvey, Harrah’s in New Orleans, and Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on L’Auberge’s casino floor and the […] → Read More

Motorcycle accident claims the life of Louisiana native

LOCKPORT, La. (BRPROUD) – A Cut-off native was killed in a motorcycle crash early Monday morning. The Louisiana State Police (LSP) was called to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle near Valentine Bridge shortly after midnight. Through an investigation, Troopers learned that 26-year-old Destyn Allinson was riding a curve on their 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when […] → Read More

Gov. Edwards receives latest COVID-19 booster, flu shot

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Gov. John Bel Edwards received the latest COVID-19 booster shot Tuesday, Sept. 13. Edwards also received a flu shot. Both shots were administered by doctors at the Our Lady of the Lake North Clinic. The governor had a press conference with Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Dr. Courtney N. Phillips and Louisiana State Health Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter at 9 a.m. → Read More

Former congressman Anthony ‘Buddy’ Leach Jr. dies at 88

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Former state representative and Democratic Party chairman Anthony C. “Buddy” Leach Jr. died on Saturday at 88. Governor John Bel Edwards said Leach Jr. was a friend and a mentor. Buddy Leach dedicated his life to serving our great state. From the Louisiana Legislature to Congress to his many civic […] → Read More

2 men arrested after found with drugs, guns, over 21k in Houma

HOUMA, La. (BRPROUD) – Two Houma men were arrested on multiple drug and firearm charges after running from authorities on Thursday. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating Cedric Anthony Banks, 30, and James Darnell Diggs III, 26, in May after deputies learned that the two men were connected to distributing heroin and fentanyl into […] → Read More

Louisiana police officers searching for drive-by shooting suspects

HAMMOND, La. (BRPROUD) – The Hammond Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that caused damage to an innocent bystander’s car. Police responded to a shooting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 4 at the intersection of West Church Street and Pecan Street. Officers found a vehicle that was damaged from bullet holes that were […] → Read More

WATCH: LSU Head Coach Brian Kelly introduces new coaching staff

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Louisiana State University Head Football Coach Brian Kelly will introduce his new coaching staff on Wednesday, Feb. 23, and Thursday, Feb. 24. The defensive staff and special teams coordinator will be introduced on Wednesday. The offensive staff will be introduced on Thursday, according to an official press release. Both announcements […] → Read More

Original sugar cane planter designed by Louisiana man to be entered into museum

DONALDSONVILLE, La (BRPROUD) – Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is honoring a Donaldsonville man for Black History Month. Leonard Julien Sr. was born into a family of sugar cane farmers, according to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office. Julien Sr. patented a design that made farming sugar cane easier to produce, build and operate. Julien […] → Read More

Ochsner Baton Rouge delivers twins on New Year’s Day

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Everything is better in two! Ochsner Baton Rouge has delivered the first birth of the new year, twins! Aubrien Monae was born at 12:13 a.m. with her little brother, Ahmir Mike, shortly behind her at 12:15 a.m. Aubrien is five pounds and three ounces. Ahmir is five pounds and seven […] → Read More

Louisiana State Police investigate fatal crash on I-10 involving pedestrian

LOBDELL, La (BRPROUD) – Louisiana State Police (LSP) are investigating a fatal crash involving an unidentified pedestrian that was hit by multiple vehicles on I-10 east of La Hwy 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish. Around 4 a.m. on Saturday, LSP responded to a fatal crash and learned that the pedestrian was in the eastbound […] → Read More

Louisiana Dept. of Health recommends Johnson & Johnson recipients get booster shot

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) gives a briefing on the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots on Friday at 2 p.m. on Zoom. State Immunization Director Dr. Frank Welch said everyone who has received the Johnson and […] → Read More

Louisiana councilman issued citation for simple battery after fight with client

PRAIRIEVILLE, La (BRPROUD) – Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) confirmed that an altercation occurred between Ascension Parish Councilman Corey Orgeron and his client on Friday, Oct. 15. “On October 15, deputies were called out to Orgeron’s law Office in Prairieville; at this time I’m not aware of who placed that 911 call. Orgeron advised deputies […] → Read More

LDH to host webinar on breast cancer detection, early prevention

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) will hold a virtual talk on early breast cancer detection and prevention on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 4 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. central time. Breast Cancer Awareness: Early Detection Saves Lives will be hosted by Dr. Chancellor Donald, Dr. Shawn McKinney, Gerrelda Davis and Cynthia Rabalais. → Read More

St. James Parish to hold pumpkin-themed 5k run later this month

GRAMMERCY, La (BRPROUD) – St. James Parish will have a pumpkin-themed 5k run just a few days before Halloween. The 5k run is the kick-off fall festival activity for the parish’s pumpkin patch. A full list of fall-fest events will be announced on the St. James Parish website. The 10th Annual Pumpkin Patch Classic 5k […] → Read More

Kennedy announces two million dollars to support wetlands and birds

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy announced two million dollars in funding to support wetland conservation and bird populations in southeast Louisiana. “I am pleased to see these resources flow into in Southeast Louisiana and Vermilion Parish to support bird habitats,” Kennedy said in a press release. The two million comes from […] → Read More