FOX 48 Updates

‘Swamp People’ star causes crash that shuts off power for several hours

Troy “T-Roy” Broussard, one of the stars of the hit reality show “Swamp People,” caused a major crash in downtown Shreveport this morning. The damage included a power outage that lasted for several hours.

Back to school: Bus safety tips

You know hat dreaded moment when you have to put your child on the big yellow school bus? They are so full of excitement and you are so full of worry.

Local law enforcement, legal officials urge caution regarding Stand Your Ground laws

The George Zimmerman trial is over, but people still have a lot of questions about Stand Your Ground laws.

RECALL: Dog, cat food could be contaminated with Salmonella

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Over 450 roosters seized from home in New Orleans; owner possibly connected to cockfighting

More than 450 roosters and other birds were seized from a home located in New Orleans East, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced.

Man arrested for riding a horse into Lafayette Parish bar, lassoing customer

Just after midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 14, Scott Police were called to Cowboy’s nightclub because a man rode his horse inside the bar. He then allegedly lassoed a man and dragged him through the parking lot.

Victims identified: One hostage dies, another in critical condition; suspect suffered from mental illness

One of the two people who were taken hostage in a Louisiana bank has died, officials confirmed. Officials identified the employee who died as Jay Wardington. The second victim, Ledean McDaniel, is still in critical condition.

First Lady of La. announces new student artwork to be featured at Governor's Mansion

As a part of the Jindal family’s initiative to feature young artists, Louisiana’s First Lady Supriya Jindal announced today that winning art pieces from the Louisiana Art Education Association's (LAEA) 2012 Youth Art Month Flag

Gunman killed by police, 2 hostages in critical condition following 12-hour standoff at bank

It all started at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Tensas Sate Bank located in the town of St. Joseph. The suspect, Faued Abdo Ahmed, 20, is a California-native who relocated to Louisiana with his family.

Hurricane season in Atlanic to be less active than initially expected

Although Hurricane forecasters are still predicting an above-average hurricane season, they now say it will be slightly less active than previously predicted.