FOX 48 Updates

Baton Rouge woman uses pageant to mentor, inspire, educate about life with disabilities

A local woman who says she was never interested in pageants will represent Louisiana with a chance at a national crown.

Louisiana State Penitentiary to donate prison guard tower to museum

The National Museum of African American History and Culture has received a donation of a prison guard tower from the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Firework related injuries increase during the Fourth of July holiday

The Fourth of July holiday accounts for 60 percent of annual firework injuries, according to a new study. At the end of June, the U.S.

Acadian first responders reunite with heart attack patient

Last week, two months after suffering a heart attack at Festival International de Louisiane, Peter Barrilleaux was able to reunite with the members of the Acadian team who helped save his life.

Same-sex couples in Mississippi will apply for marriage licenses in July

Same-sex couples will request – and be denied – marriage licenses in their hometowns across Mississippi during July as the WE DO Campaign continues to grow across the South.

Commissioner orders La. flags at half-staff following death of 19 Arizona firefighters

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff at LDAF facilities throughout the state until July 5, 2013 following the deaths of 19 Arizona wildland fir

Louisiana enacts juvenile justice licensing standards

Effective today, July 1, 2013, all juvenile detention facilities in the state of Louisiana are now licensed and inspected by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).Today marks the first time that juvenile detention faci

Denham Springs man sentenced to prison for forging the Army Corps of Engineers seal

A Denham Springs man has been sentenced after forging a Army Corps of Engineers seal.

LDWF agents participating in Operation Dry Water this weekend

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division (LDWF/LED) agents will take part in Operation Dry Water from June 28-30 with increased patrols for boaters operating or driving a boat while intoxicated (DWI) enforcement a

431 new laws make it on the books for 2013 legislative session

Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 431.