FOX 48 Updates

Governor Jindal declares State of Emergency due to chemical hazard caused by train derailment

Governor Bobby Jindal declared a State of Emergency due to a train derailment and leak of hazardous materials in St. Landry Parish.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service: Helping you resolve tax problems

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers who are experiencing unresolved federal tax problems. Here are 10 things every taxpayer should know about TAS:

SU Ag Center’s Kit Chin publishes scientific research in international magazine

Kit Chin, professor, horticulture at SU Ag Center has been published in an international magazine - International Innovation.

Bossier City man sentenced for running an Internet gambling operation

A man that ran an illegal sports gambling site has been sentenced.

AG Caldwell recoups $186 million from 27 pharmaceutical companies

More than $186 million siphoned from Louisiana’s taxpayers has been recovered since February 2012 from 27 pharmaceutical manufacturers that cheated the state Medicaid program.

LSU’s F. King Alexander part of effort calling for sustained investments in research and higher education

LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander joined almost 200 university leaders across the country in signing an open letter to President Obama and members Congress urging them to “close the innovation deficit.”

Labor Sec. Tom Perez makes statement on July employment numbers

Secretary of Labor Tom Perez issued the following statement about the July 2013 Employment Situation report released today:

Hundreds of newly-passed laws take effect in Louisiana

The next time you drive your car, bake a cake, or buy a gun, be aware of new laws that took effect Thursday. Nearly 250 of them took effect August 1 after making their way through the state legislature earlier this year.

LSU studies polarization of public opinion regarding 'fracking'

The natural gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is currently a contentious issue across the country.

Customers getting ready for State Sales Tax Holiday

If you are shopping for back to school supplies, you might want to wait a day. Friday is the start of Louisiana's sales tax holiday.