FOX 48 Updates

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.

Reward increases to $15,000 for shooting death of Whooping Crane

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents and U.S.

Upset college student says it's unfair that he can't give blood

A Baton Rouge college student is upset he cannot donate blood. Blood banks will take his blood because he's gay. When Jesse Tate decided to to give blood, he had no idea that his blood was not accepted.

Louisiana Chimp Haven celebrates win for chimpanzees used for testing

Chimp Haven learned today that National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr.

U.S. Dept. of Labor awards Rapides Police Jury YouthBuild grant

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of nearly $72 million in YouthBuild grants to support academic and occupational skill training for at-risk youth.

Governor Jindal signs legislation to support ports and attract new companies to Louisiana

Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that supports Louisiana’s ports by expanding a tax cargo credit for certain port projects.