FOX 48 Updates

New rules may force Baton Rouge Area truck stop to give up tiger

The owner of Tiger Truck Stop is fighting a new set of rules that might force his to give up his main attraction.

Halliburton to pay $1.1B settlement for BP Oil Spill

Tuesday morning, Halliburton announced it reached an agreement to settle a majority of class claims against it following the massive oil spill on April 20, 2010 at the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico that devastated the Louisiana Gulf Coast.

Jindal suing Feds over Common Core

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal filed suit in federal court arguing President Obama’s U.S. Department of Education has violated the Tenth Amendment to the U.S.

Students react to smoke free campus at LSU

"We tailgate too hard over here, good luck though" That sentiment is shared by many students on how LSU is going to be able to enforce the no smoking rule during the football season.

BR psychiatrist gets 7 years in prison for $258M Medicare fraud scheme

A Louisiana psychiatrist was sentenced in federal court in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today to serve 86 months in prison for his role in a $258.5 million Medicare fraud scheme involving partial hospitalization psychiatric services.

Police shutdown 8 Lafayette massage parlors for prostitution, suspect human trafficking

Lafayette Police in joint effort with the Federal Government and both Calcasieu and Bossier Parish Law Enforcement Agencies have announced today an investigation that had lead to arrests and seizures at 8 massage parlor locations in LafayetteUn

Vigil highlights new laws against domestic violence

"The laws address the issue of protection of the family, and protection of the victims, which in the past, they just not have had," said Jacqueline Nash, who organized the event.

LSU student designs crawfish boil Nike shoes

Every spring we lay down our newspapers, put our pots on the fire, and throw in the crawfish and corn for a Louisiana crawfish boil. Well now, a local skate shop has used all that to inspire something you might not expect.

'One team, one fight': U.S.S. Kidd staff hopeful about museum's future

It's been a tough year for the staff at U.S.S. Kidd, but this week they got some good news. NCIS New Orleans is coming to the Kidd, and that means more money for the museum.

Tiger cubs born at BR Zoo for first time in 25 years

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the birth of Malayan tiger cubs, born on Tuesday, July 29.