FOX 48 Updates

Labor Sec. Tom Perez makes statement on July employment numbers

Secretary of Labor Tom Perez issued the following statement about the July 2013 Employment Situation report released today:

Hundreds of newly-passed laws take effect in Louisiana

The next time you drive your car, bake a cake, or buy a gun, be aware of new laws that took effect Thursday. Nearly 250 of them took effect August 1 after making their way through the state legislature earlier this year.

LSU studies polarization of public opinion regarding 'fracking'

The natural gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is currently a contentious issue across the country.

Customers getting ready for State Sales Tax Holiday

If you are shopping for back to school supplies, you might want to wait a day. Friday is the start of Louisiana's sales tax holiday.

Trina Edwards: 'I couldn't possibly be a prouder mommy!'

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and his wife Trina are the proud parents of a baby boy who was born at 12:52 a.m. on Thursday, August 1.

Investigation continues into drowning death of teen at water park; name released

An investigation surrounding the death of a 14-year-old boy at a water park in Denham Springs continues today. Investigators say it could be several days before it’s complete.

LSU faculty pleased but not satisfied with rare pay raise

For the first time since 2008, LSU is giving its faculty members raises. LSU president F. King Alexander announced the raises during Friday's Board of Supervisors meeting.

City of Vidalia and Nexus Systems to study feasibility of providing broadband service

The city of Vidalia in conjunction with Nexus Systems has partnered with The Motive Group to conduct a feasibility study regarding offering the most advanced and future proof video, high-speed Internet and telephone services to its customers ov

Army Reserve brigade will provide free medical & veterinary care to Miss-Lou residents

The Town of Ferriday with the assistance of the Delta Leadership Network has partnered with the U.S.

Halliburton will plead guilty to destroying evidence in 2010 Gulf oil spill

Halliburton will plead guilty to destroying crucial evidence in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Justice Department.