FOX 48 Updates

Former “AMERICAN IDOL” finalist crowned new Miss Mississippi

Jasmine Murray, 22, was crowned Miss Mississippi 2014 at the Vicksburg Convention Center this past Saturday.

Medical funds needed for Pineville girl's multi-organ transplant

A Louisiana non-profit organization is helping to raise funds for an eight year-old Pineville girl and her family to cover her medical expenses.

"Go Red For Women" Luncheon to be held Friday

The Central Louisiana American Heart Association hosts its fourth annual "Go Red for Women" Luncheon on June 13, 2014, at the Alexandria Riverfront Center, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Fresh Central Farm-to-Restaurant pilot begins

Fresh, local produce will be on the menus at 10 Central Louisiana restaurants under a pilot program that connects local farmers with restaurants and caterers.

Tipitina's Foundation accepting applications from Alexandria area schools in need of instruments

Tipitina’s Foundation is accepting applications for Instruments A Comin’ Alexandria 2014.

La. Lottery announces June 1 "Lotto Lagniappe" drawing results

The Louisiana Lottery held the third of four promotional “Lotto Lagniappe” raffle drawings from 176,628 promotional entry tickets generated when customers purchased a $5 single-draw Lotto ticket in May.

First-ever Cenla Pride Weekend will be observed in Alexandria

The weekend of June 6 – 8, 2014, will be a celebration of diversity as the first Cenla Pride Weekend is observed in Central Louisiana.

Leesville Municipal Pool opening soon

The Leesville Community Services Department announced today that the Leesville Municipal Pool’s tentative opening date is set for June 7, 2014.

Wife, mother decides it's her turn to get college degree

Georgia Rasmussen is anxious to get her diploma from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. It’s a moment the married mother of three children, and grandmother of five, has been anticipating for 43 years.

CLECO kicks off fan drive to help elderly

Cleco kicked off its annual fan drive this week just in time for the hot summer months.