FOX 48 Updates

Boil Water Alert issued for portions of Natchez, Adams County

The Mississippi State Department of Health is issuing a Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the Oakland Water Works [0010007] water supply located in Adams County.

Vitter gets bipartisan estuaries bill through EPW Committee

U.S. Sen. David Vitter, top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced the passage of a bipartisan Clean Estuaries Act of 2014 in committee. Vitter, along with Sen.

La. state agencies to conduct disaster response test exercise Saturday

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) will coordinate a full scale exercise April 5th to test the disaster response capabilities of several state, local and federal agencies.

Judge to rule next week on MoveOn billboard attacking La. Gov. Jindal

The message of a billboard along Interstate 10 near Port Allen reached all the way to federal court.

Boil Advisory in Leesville due to water main break

The Public Works Department of the City of Leesville is in the process of repairing a six-inch water main break in the vicinity of Colony Park Drive.

La. Hospital Assn. responds to Jindal's proposed cuts to emergency services

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals recently published a Notice of Intent in the Louisiana Register to cut hospital payments for emergency services by implementing a flat-rate triage fee for some services in hospital emergency room

Vitter announces 12 La. appointees to military service academies

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced twelve Louisiana nominees that have been appointed to military service academies.

Rapides Children's Advocacy Center announces "We Are One" child sponsorship campaign

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and the Rapides Children's advocacy Center is challenging the community to come together for support.

La. Lt. Gov. Dardenne, tourism partners launch U.S. Gulf Coast States Geotourism Mapguide and Website

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, the Louisiana Office of Tourism, National Geographic and the U.S.

KKK recruitment flyers distributed in Eunice, La. neighborhoods

Someone is passing out hateful flyers in the Acadiana area, telling Eunice residents the KKK is "awake." This flier was passed out in one predominantly black neighborhood over the weekend.