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Past articles by John:

Gov. Edwards says Biden right to pardon marijuana offenders, can’t grant pardons on his own

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says President Biden is right to pardon those convicted of simple possession of marijuana under federal law but says it’s something he can’t do on his own. In addition to granting the pardons, Biden called on governors to issue similar pardons for those convicted of […] → Read More

Gov. Edwards says no set date to move youth inmates to Angola

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says there isn’t a set date to move youth inmates from the juvenile detention center to a facility at Angola, stating it could happen sometime before the end of the year. In July, the governor announced plans to relocate some of the violent juvenile offenders […] → Read More

Judge blocks Head Start vaccine mandate for Louisiana, Mississippi

A federal judge is siding with a group of Republican Attorney Generals in blocking a COVID-19 mandate for Head Start. → Read More

DCFS releases initial report following investigation into toddler’s death by overdose

Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) has released the initial investigations of a report conducted after two-year-old Mitchell Robinson, III died from a fentanyl overdose. → Read More

Bayou Classic/NBC Sports announces new three-year partnership

The Bayou Classic, the annual football matchup between Southern University and Grambling State University, will be staying on NBC for another three years. → Read More

Edwards calls Landry’s efforts to withhold funding from NOLA due to abortion ban enforcement ‘misguided’

Governor John Bel Edwards is calling Attorney General Jeff Landry’s efforts to withhold funding → Read More

Landry wants funding withheld from NOLA due to abortion ban enforcement

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry wants funding withheld from New Orleans and Orleans Parish after leaders there have said they won’t be enforcing the state’s abortion laws. Recently Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams said his office won’t be prosecuting abortion providers. NOPD and Orleans Parish Sheriff’s officials have also […] → Read More

K9s for Warriors helping veterans cope with PTSD

While many Americans get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July often with fireworks, veterans groups are reminding folks that the sounds can be triggering for veterans who suffer from PTSD. → Read More

SCOTUS blocks creation of second Black majority Congressional district in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The United States Supreme Court is blocking the creation of a second Black majority Congressional district from being created in time for the fall election. A stay issued today from Justice Samuel Alito blocks a ruling from Chief Judge Shelly Dick that the Congressional maps approved by the Louisiana legislature […] → Read More

Abortion now banned in Louisiana after Roe vs Wade overturned

Louisiana’s trigger law, which has been in place since 2006, outlaws abortions in the state now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe Vs. Wade. → Read More

Edwards signs controversial abortion bill into law

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed a controversial abortion bill into law. → Read More

Judge holds firm on June 20 deadline for lawmakers to create new Congressional maps

A federal judge isn't moving her deadline of June 20 for Louisiana lawmakers to redraw the Congressional maps that add a second majority Black district. → Read More

Biden nominates first woman of color for Fifth District Court of Appeals

President Joe Biden is nominating Judge Dana M. Douglas for the United States Fifth District Court of Appeals. If confirmed, Judge Douglas would be the first woman of color to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. → Read More

Judge: New congressional maps should include another Black majority district

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A federal judge says the Congressional maps approved by the Louisiana legislature should include another majority Black congressional district. In her ruling Chief Judge Shelly Dick gave Louisiana lawmakers until July 8 to draw a map compliant with Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act. A notice of appeal […] → Read More

Edwards officially endorses Luke Mixon in U.S. Senate run

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is officially throwing his support behind Luke Mixon in his run for U.S. Senate. Mixon is hoping to unseat Republican incumbent John Kennedy in the November election. In his endorsement, Edwards says the U.S. Senate needs Mixon. “Washington is more broken than ever, and Congress […] → Read More

Jury finds Dyteon Simpson guilty in murder of LSU basketball player

Update: Dyteon Simpson has been found guilty of second degree murder. BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The jury is now deciding the fate of Dyteon Simpson. Simpson is accused of killing LSU basketball player Wayde Sims. Simpson is accused of killing Sims in September of 2018 while outside of a fraternity house. After a fight […] → Read More

Poll: Louisiana voters mixed on Edwards; high on Kennedy

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A new poll by JMC Analytics and Polling shows Louisiana voters are high on Governor John Bel Edwards and his handling of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but not so much on his overall job approval rating. According to the poll from John Couvillon, Edwards’ job approval rating sits at 48 […] → Read More

Gas prices set new record high in Acadiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The price of gas has set a new record high. According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in the U.S. is now up to $4.33. That broke Thursday’s record of $4.31, which broke Wednesday’s record of $4.25. The price for a gallon of diesel now […] → Read More

Today: Southern University Board of Supervisors expected to name the next President-Chancellor

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The next President-Chancellor of Southern University is expected to be named today. The Southern University Board of Supervisors is holding its February meeting Friday morning beginning at 9 a.m. The three finalists for the position are: Dr. Laurence Alexander, Chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Dr. Walter […] → Read More

TODAY: Family of Ronald Greene to hold virtual news conference in response to Gov. John Bel Edwards

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The family of Ronald Greene, the Black man that died in Louisiana State Police custody in 2019, will hold a virtual news conference Thursday afternoon. The family is expected to react to the news conference Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards held earlier this week regarding the Greene case and a […] → Read More