FOX 48 Updates

LDOE launches initiative to better prepare teachers

The Louisiana Department of Education is launching a new “Believe and Prepare” initiative to better prepare the next generation of teachers.

Louisiana listed as Judicial Hellhole

Based on a survey by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA), Louisiana ranks number #2 in the nation as a “judicial hellhole.”

Louisiana remembers legacy of "Blue Dog" painter George Rodrigue

World-renowned artist George Rodrigue, appointed twice as Louisiana's Artist Laureate, died Saturday. Rodrigue, a New Iberia native, gained acclaim for his series of paintings of blue dogs.

National Hurricane Museum and Science Center may find home in La.

Louisiana may be the home of a new National Hurricane Museum and Science Center. State and national leaders are pushing for the museum and science center to be built near Interstate 10 in Lake Charles.

OSHA cites Williams Olefins for safety violations due to Geismar plant explosion

Williams Olefins LLC in Geismar was cited for six process safety management standard violations, including one willful, by the U.S.

Nelson Mandela's legacy lives on at Southern University

Since the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela last week, many on the Southern University campus have been speaking out about the great leader's life and legacy.

Vitter announces over $800K to La. Highway Safety Commission

U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced today that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will award $815,380 in grants to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

Alexandria resident honored for service to Acadian Companies

Regional Vice President Terry Arceneaux was recently honored by Acadian Ambulance for his 40 years of service to the company.

Inside the towboat industry

There's a billion dollar industry...that operates in large part right here in Louisiana. It chugs along round the clock, moving thousands of tons of of cargo each day of the year...connecting us to the rest of the world.

Alexandria firefighter dies from fire in his own home

An off duty firefighter died early Sunday morning when his own home caught on fire.