FOX 48 Updates

Gunman killed by police, 2 hostages in critical condition following 12-hour standoff at bank

It all started at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Tensas Sate Bank located in the town of St. Joseph. The suspect, Faued Abdo Ahmed, 20, is a California-native who relocated to Louisiana with his family.

Hurricane season in Atlanic to be less active than initially expected

Although Hurricane forecasters are still predicting an above-average hurricane season, they now say it will be slightly less active than previously predicted.

Million-dollar Powerball ticket sold in LaPlace

Someone in Louisiana is holding on to a million-dollar lotto ticket this morning. According to Lottery officials, there was a match 5 winner in Louisiana for last night’s drawing.

Three LSU ROTC Students to be commissioned today

Three of LSU’s ROTC cadets will be commissioned at today at 2:00 p.m. at the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the Energy, Coast and Environment Building.

One year later, Lafayette community still banded together in honor of Mickey Shunick

The search for Mickey Shunick gained nationwide attention before it ended one year ago Wednesday. But the spirit that led hundreds of people to look for her continues today.

Governor Jindal declares State of Emergency due to chemical hazard caused by train derailment

Governor Bobby Jindal declared a State of Emergency due to a train derailment and leak of hazardous materials in St. Landry Parish.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service: Helping you resolve tax problems

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers who are experiencing unresolved federal tax problems. Here are 10 things every taxpayer should know about TAS:

SU Ag Center’s Kit Chin publishes scientific research in international magazine

Kit Chin, professor, horticulture at SU Ag Center has been published in an international magazine - International Innovation.

Bossier City man sentenced for running an Internet gambling operation

A man that ran an illegal sports gambling site has been sentenced.

AG Caldwell recoups $186 million from 27 pharmaceutical companies

More than $186 million siphoned from Louisiana’s taxpayers has been recovered since February 2012 from 27 pharmaceutical manufacturers that cheated the state Medicaid program.