FOX 48 Updates

La. Senate begins work on 2014 Regular Session

Members of the Louisiana State Senate began the work of the 2014 Regular Session of the State Legislature at noon Monday, March 10, 2014.

HungerU visits LSU to promote fight against world hunger

Did you know that hunger is the No. 1 killer in the world? Even here in the land of opportunity, one in six Americans goes to bed hungry at night.

Two Lafayette men arrested for stealing inflatable duck

Two Lafayette men are in jail after police say they stole a giant, inflatable, yellow duck from the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Watching water levels, residents ready for spring thaw

The northern half of the country got a lot of snow this winter, and when it all melts, the runoff will drain into the Mississippi River to.

Louisiana homeowners react to flood insurance bill heading to Senate

The House of Representatives voted to pass the "Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act" Tuesday night. Now, homeowners are speaking out about the new law that could save people in our state thousands.

CLECO honored with industry award for Okla. storm assistance

Today, Cleco Power received one of the electric utility’s top honors for storm assistance from Edison Electric Institute (EEI) during its CEO Conference and Board Meeting in Washington, D.C.

La. GOHSEP monitoring winter weather conditions

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues to monitor issues associated with ice accumulations in several regions of the state. Conditions change quickly during this type of event.

UPDATE: Missing Fort Polk teen is found safe

UPDATE We received word that the teen has been found safe in the vicinity of Palmetto Terrace housing on Fort Polk. There are no other details available at this time.

Voter registration deadline Wednesday for Apr. 5 election

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding Louisianians that the deadline to register to vote in the April 5th municipal primary election is fast approaching.