FOX 48 Updates

Doctor among first in United States to use new heart cleaning device

A local doctor is on the cutting edge of heart surgery. Dr. Bahij Khuri, an interventional cardiologist at Ochsner, is the first doctor in Baton Rouge and one of the few in the nation to use a Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System.

La. Lottery reports robust third quarter revenue for state

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation transferred $40.9 million to the state, bringing total fiscal year-to-date contributions to $121.1 million, which is 5 percent over 2013 and exceeds budgeted transfers

La. resident upset after medicaid expansion bill failed

Some people in our community are in disarray after a bill that would have bypassed the governor to let you decide on medicaid expansion failed in committee.

La. based health companies to pay $150M for Medicare fraud

The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that the Louisiana based company Amedisys Inc.

La. Senate shuts down Medicaid expansion bill

You won't get to decide if Louisiana will expand its Medicaid program. Wednesday, a push to send the measure to voters didn't make it through committee after four hours of debate.

La. clergy pen open letter to legislators, governor in support of payday lending reform

Several religious leaders from around the state of Louisiana gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday for a press conference to release an open letter to legislators and Governor Jindal.

La. runners describe emotion of 2014 Boston Marathon

Among the 31,805 runners who crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon, about two dozen traveled from Baton Rouge. Some ran Boston for the first time, while others returned to the site of the tragedy.

Washington firm recalls dried egg products due to possible salmonella contamination

Nutriom LLC, a Lacey, Wash. establishment, is recalling an additional 82,884 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S.

Boil Water Alert issued for portions of Natchez, Adams County

The Mississippi State Department of Health is issuing a Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the Oakland Water Works [0010007] water supply located in Adams County.

Farrar announces candidacy for Pineville City Judge

Tuesday, local attorney Todd L. Farrar announced his candidacy for Pineville City Judge. The Pineville City Court has jurisdiction over Wards 9, 10 and 11, which encompass all of North Rapides Parish.