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WATCH: Governor & EBR Mayor-President attend Infrastructure Bill signing at White House

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was in attendance at President Joe Biden’s signing of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act. Mayor Broome said she was invited to attend the signing. She said the bill will pay dividends for the city and state as a whole. “This will be […] → Read More

Congress passes infrastructure bill; here’s what it could mean for Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy is calling the passing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act a major victory for Louisiana and the nation. “This infrastructure package will rebuild our roads and bridges, increase access to high-speed internet, strengthen our electric grid, add levee protection, and improve flood resiliency,” said Sen. […] → Read More

Federal lawsuit filed against Don’s Specialty Meats alleging racial harassment

Don’s Specialty Meats is being accused by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of subjecting a Black employee to a hostile work environment all because of his race. → Read More

Cassidy says he won’t vote for Trump if runs for President again

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy says he won’t support Donald Trump if he runs for President in 2024. During an interview on “Axios on HBO”, Cassidy says if the former President is again the GOP nominee for President, he won’t get his vote. “President Trump is the first president, in the […] → Read More

Final day to apply for Blue Roof program

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Today is the last day to apply for Operation Blue Roof. That deadline was extended because of heavy rainstorms weeks after the hurricane. 25 parishes are eligible including East Baton Rouge and Ascension. For more information or to apply to the Blue Roof Program, click here. Applications can be made over […] → Read More

Mother, boyfriend accused in the death of toddler due in court Monday for bond hearing

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The mother and boyfriend accused of second-degree murder in the death of a two-year-old are both due in court Monday for a bond hearing. Both Lanaya Cardwell and Phillip Gardner are charged with second-degree murder for the death of Nevaeh Allen. According to the arrest affidavit from Baton Rouge Police, […] → Read More

Louisiana indoor mask mandate in effect

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana’s new indoor mask mandate is now in effect. Governor John Bel Edwards issued the mandate on Monday in hopes of slowing the fourth COVID-19 surge. Edwards said this mask mandate applies to school campuses, this includes K-12 campuses and college campuses. “It’s vitally important that we protect our children, […] → Read More

AgCenter investigates food systems to combat obesity in rural parishes

The LSU AgCenter is continuing to work with rural parishes across the state to help lower obesity rates and improve access to health foods. → 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

LSU AgCenter: Lumber prices to remain high for a while

BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The price you pay for lumber is high and it won’t be going down anytime soon. Last year, the price was $354 per thousand foot of lumber. By the first week of May, the price had risen to an all-time high of $1686, an increase of nearly 475%. By May […] → Read More

3.0 magnitude earthquake felt in North Caddo Parish this morning

A 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck in North Caddo Parish early Thursday morning just west of Blanchard. → Read More

Recall Alert: Plastic prompts Lean Cuisine recall

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The USDA says plastic is causing Lean Cuisine to recall over 90,000 pounds of its baked chicken meal products. The baked chicken meal products were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020. Click here for the label of the recalled product. 8 5/8-oz. (244g) carton trays of “LEAN CUISINE Baked Chicken, […] → Read More

Report: Drew Brees to start Sunday against the Chiefs

NEW ORLEANS, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – ESPN is reporting that Drew Brees will be under center when the Saints face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The game can be seen at 3:25pm on KLFY-TV 10. Brees has missed the last few games after suffering 11 broken ribs and a collapsed lung in a win over […] → Read More

It’s Louisiana Census Day and only 80 percent of households have responded

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – It’s Louisiana Census Day, a day the state in reminding residents to fill out the 2020 census. → Read More

Mask up: Louisiana workers must wear masks starting Friday

Starting on Friday, employees of businesses that make contact with the public must wear a face mask. → Read More

Edwards: Outdoor church services are fine

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says church services can be held this Sunday, but it has to be outside. Edwards was responding to a question from a Louisiana resident during his Thursday coronavirus briefing. Edwards says churches that hold the outside services would have to maintain social distancing guidelines, only family […] → Read More

Train derails in downtown Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A train has derailed in downtown Shreveport. According to Shreveport Police, it happened near the I-20 east ramp and Spring Street and multiple train cars off the tracks. The derailment has caused damage to the bridge support structure, forcing DOTD to shut down that exit ramp onto Spring Street. The Louisiana […] → Read More

Louisiana DOTD Secretary tests positive for coronavirus

BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Louisiana DOTD Secretary has tested positive for the coronavirus. In a tweet, Wilson says he’s feeling better and working not to spread the coronavirus to anyone else. Wilson, who has been DOTD Secretary since 2016, says he hopes everyone is taking the threat of coronavirus serious, and do what […] → Read More

Bill from local lawmaker keeps daylight saving time year-round

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A bill from a northwest Louisiana State Representative aims to keep daylight saving time year-round. The bill from State Rep. Dodie Horton, would only go into effect if federal law changes to allow it. Meanwhile, daylight saving time 2020 begins at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 8, meaning you’ll […] → Read More

John Bel Edwards lays out 2020 legislative agenda

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says his legislative agenda will again call for an increase in the state's minimum wage. → Read More