FOX 48 Updates

Volunteer attorneys to staff free legal clinics in Alexandria during statewide month of legal service

Local volunteer lawyers will focus efforts on serving the public by sponsoring a variety of free legal clinics and resource centers throughout the month of October.

La. SNAP benefits to increase in October

People using food stamps will notice more money on their SNAP cards this month. The amount of money people can use for food on their SNAP cards will go up; this increase is based on the cost of living.

Shutdown: National Weather Service continues work

Despite the Federal government shutdown, all NOAA agencies, including the National Weather Service, will keep their doors open for business.

Local impacts for Federal Government shutdown

More than 20,000 federal employees within Louisiana are home without pay due to the shutdown of the Federal Government. Below is a list of area closures. This is not a comprehensive list for all of Louisiana.

Missing and endangered Florida child recovered by Louisiana Troopers

Louisiana State Troopers located an endangered child during proactive patrols prompted by a multi-state "Be On The Lookout" issued from Florida for a missing 5-month-old child from Florida.

Sulphur man arrested on murder charges after throwing baby across room

A 24-year-old man is behind bars after he confessed to throwing a 13-month-old baby across the room, causing fatal injuries.

Gov. Jindal invites Pres. Obama to Louisiana to discuss voucher program

In a letter sent on Monday, Sept. 30, Governor Bobby Jindal invited President Barack Obama to Louisiana to meet with parents participating in the Louisiana Scholarship Program.

World Peace Day celebration at the capitol

The Louisiana World Peace Day Committee teamed up with the Legislative Youth Advisory Council to kick off world peace day at the state capitol.

Common Core protest draws big crowd

Education's headquarters in Baton Rouge held a protest today. The rally hosted by the Stop the Common Core Coalition of Louisiana featured educators, parents, and lawmakers who oppose common core.

Authorities searching nationwide for man sexually assaulting child for 8+ years

Local authorities have joined other law enforcement agencies across the nation in the search for a mysterious man who is sexually assaulting a child and using her for pornographic images.