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Recent articles by John:

Louisiana abortion ban back in effect

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Louisiana’s abortion trigger bans are back in effect after a decision by the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling means Baton Rouge Judge Donald Johnson must grant an earlier request to let the abortion ban take effect while the case makes its way through court. On Friday, Louisiana […] → Read More

Louisiana Attorney General files appeal in ongoing abortion legal case

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is taking his fight to enforce Louisiana’s ban on abortions to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Landry filed an appeal Friday morning and is also requesting an expedited consideration to stop Louisiana’s three abortion clinics from performing procedures while the case is under appeal. […] → Read More

Saints star WR Michael Thomas returns for first day of training camp

METAIRIE, La. (BRPROUD) – The New Orleans Saints kicked off training camp Wednesday morning in Metairie, and among those on the field was wide receive Michael Thomas. The Saints announced earlier this week that Thomas would begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. On the Saints’ Twitter page, the team posted a […] → Read More

Louisiana AG promises appeal after judge keeps abortion ban on hold

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Attorney General Jeff Landry is promising an appeal after a judge refused to let Louisiana’s abortion ban go into effect pending an appeal. Baton Rouge Judge Don Johnson ruled against a request from Landry to suspend his own ruling that puts Louisiana’s abortion ban on hold. Johnson’s ruling last week […] → Read More

Qualifying begins Wednesday for candidates running for November elections

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Qualifying begins Wednesday for candidates planning to run for office in the November elections. Qualifying will be held from Wednesday, July 20 through Friday, July 22 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Candidates running for office locally will qualify with the Clerk of Court in their respective parishes. Candidates running […] → Read More

Judge sets hearing if lawmakers fail to create new Congressional maps

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A new hearing is set if Louisiana lawmakers fail to redraw the Congressional maps that add a second majority Black district. Louisiana lawmakers have until Monday, June 20 to create a new Congressional map that includes a second majority Black district. The hearing, set for June 29 at 9 a.m., […] → Read More

Kennedy: Slams Biden administration over soaring gas prices

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRPROUD) – As the price for gas reaches a new record high, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy is laying the blame directly at the feet of President Joe Biden. According to Triple-A, the cost for a gallon of gas has hit a new record high of $4.56 a gallon, a four-cent increase since Tuesday. […] → Read More

Southern University awards slain student posthumous degree

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Southern University has conferred a posthumous degree to a student killed during an attempted carjacking last month in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police say JaVonté Barber was shot on March 12 in the parking lot of his apartment complex. He was taken to the hospital but died due to his […] → Read More

First COVID-19 death recorded two years ago today in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – It was two years ago today that Louisiana recorded its first COVID-19 death. The victim was a 58-year-old out of New Orleans. Since that time 16,887 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Louisiana with well over 1.2 million cases reported statewide. Leaders with the Louisiana Department of Health continue to […] → Read More

Saints Coach Sean Payton tests positive for COVID-19

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Saints will be without Coach Sean Payton when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday after Payton tested positive for COVID-19. The Saints say Coach Payton is fully vaccinated and is now isolated from the team. Per NFL protocols, Payton will be out for 10 days unless […] → Read More

Marcus Jones named 20th & first Black President of Northwestern State University

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – History is made for Northwestern State University. The University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors has named Marcus Jones as NSU’s next president. Jones, who has been interim president since July, is NSU’s 20th and first Black President. The board selected Jones over Kim LeDuff, who is currently serving as Vice […] → Read More

Landry files lawsuit over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Attorney General is joining other Republican Attorney Generals across the country in filing a lawsuit over the federal vaccine mandate. The new vaccine requirements for workers at companies with more than 100 employees as well as for workers at health care facilities that treat Medicare and Medicaid patients. It […] → Read More

BESE selects Dr. Cade Brumley as next State Superintendent of Education

BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Dr. Cade Brumley, the former Superintendent of the DeSoto Parish School District, will be the next Louisiana Superintendent of Education. BESE voted Wednesday morning to appoint Brumley to the post after a second round of voting. “As a Louisiana native, I am extremely honored to be selected by a student-friendly […] → Read More

Visitation tonight for Master Trooper killed in the line of duty

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Visitation for Master Trooper Adam Gaubert gets underway this evening at Resthaven Funeral Home. It’s being held from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday at St. George Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. The ceremony will take place at 11:00 am with visitation hours […] → Read More

Louisiana governor mourns the death of Trooper killed in the line of duty

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is mourning the death of a Louisiana State Police Master Trooper that was shot and killed on Saturday. Col. Lamar Davis with the Louisiana State Police say Master Trooper Adam Gaubert was shot and killed Saturday morning. The suspect is Matthew Mire. Mire was taken […] → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Governor Edwards reissues statewide mask mandate

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will give an update Monday on the state's ongoing COVID-19 surge and say if mask mandates will be reinstated. → Read More

Tickets on sale for 48th annual Bayou Classic

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL) – Tickets for the annual matchup between Grambling State University and Southern University known as the Bayou Classic are now on sale. The game is scheduled for Saturday, November 27 in New Orleans inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This will be the second Bayou Classic in 2021 after Grambling and Southern faced off […] → Read More

Kennedy announces bid for re-election

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Louisiana U.S. Senator John Kennedy’s re-election bid is now official. Kennedy made the announcement Tuesday morning that he will run for re-election in 2022. Kennedy’s campaign says the Senator has raised $9.5 million and has over $7 million cash on hand. “Five years ago, I made a promise, a promise that […] → Read More

Funeral service today in Shreveport for former La Governor Buddy Roemer

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Funeral services will take place this morning in Shreveport for former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer. Roemer died last Monday, he was 77-years-old. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, with a service set for 11 a.m. The family has asked that, instead of sending flowers, those wishing […] → Read More

Thomas Morestead’s latest visit to Monroe is a special one

Legendary Saints punter, Thomas Morestead, paid Monroe a visit. The Houston native makes the visit to Northeast Louisiana, to check in with family. But, this latest trip is only a part of something even more special. “I was just reminiscing about how all of this started, ” says Morestead. “And, pretty cool to come up […] → Read More