FOX 48 Updates

La. Rep. Lance Harris will go back to school

On Thursday, La.

Local residents weigh in on what they think the government should do

The government is still shutdown, and former Congressman Charlie Melancon said he has some solutions. He thinks everyone should come together, but what do the people think?

Bar success rates drop for third exam period in a row

Hundreds of newly-minted lawyers are celebrating. But there are fewer people joining the industry than in years past. The results of the July Louisiana Bar Exam were released Friday.

Remains of missing WWII marine from Louisiana identified

The remains of a Louisiana marine who went missing in action during WWII will be returned to his family.

Driver carrying vehicle trailer crashes; ejects three cars onto I-10

A man pulling a car carrier behind his truck crashed, ejecting three cars onto I-10. The Lake Charles Police Department was sent to I-10 westbound at mile post 33 to investigate a crash at 9:01 a.m.

La. Lottery announce Mega Millions game enhancements begin Oct. 19

On Saturday, Oct. 19, the multistate game Mega Millions will undergo enhancements designed to create larger jackpots and more millionaires, according to the Louisiana Lottery.

T.S. Karen: Storm becomes disorganized, Hurricane watch discontinued

The National Hurricane Center said that Tropical Storm Karen has become disorganized and that hurricane watches elsewhere have been discontinued. Summary of watches and warnings in effect:

Price gouging law in effect following Emergency Declaration for T.S. Karen

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminds citizens and businesses that Louisiana price gouging laws are in effect upon the state of emergency declaration by Governor Bobby Jindal in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen.

Furloughed La. National Guard technicians recalled to assist with T.S. Karen

Declaring a state of emergency, Governor Bobby Jindal has authorized the mobilization of 650 Guardsmen to state active duty to respond to Tropical Storm Karen as needed.

Download Red Cross Hurricane App for lifesaving info as Karen develops

As Tropical Storm Karen moves north across the Gulf of Mexico, the American Red Cross encourages people to download the new Hurricane App to get instant access to hurricane safety steps and weather alerts for areas in the path of the storm.