FOX 48 Updates

State troopers cracking down on drunk drivers through Labor Day weekend

Louisiana State Police would like to remind motorists that the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign will continue through September 2.

Jindal: Republicans should not focus on impeaching Obama

Governor Bobby Jindal has something to say to his fellow republicans - they should not be focusing on finding grounds to impeach president Obama.

USS KIDD celebrates 30th anniversary

The USS KIDD is celebrating the 30 year anniversary of the day it opened its’ doors to the public on August 27, 1983.

‘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.