FOX 48 Updates

NOAA predicting record-breaking 'Dead Zone' in Gulf of Mexico

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a record-size “dead zone” in the Gulf this summer, stretching from South Texas all the way to Alabama.

Community Coffee celebrates 25th anniversary of Cash for Schools® program

Community Coffee Company is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of its Community Cash for Schools® program.

More than 2 acres of marijuana plants discovered in Vernon Parish

The Louisiana National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force used its experience, high-tech equipment and training to assist law enforcement agencies with a large bust of marijuana plants in western Vernon Parish, June 14.

Grant writing collaborative to help state's educational communities vie for competitive dollars

Advance Innovative Education (AIE) will host its third annual Grant Writing Collaborative to teach educational leaders how to creatively procure resources and funding for their schools.

LSU landscape architecture professor Max Conrad awarded ASLA Jot D. Carpenter Teaching medal

Max Conrad, professor of landscape architecture in LSU’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, has been selected as a recipient of the American Society of Landscape Architects, or ASLA, Jot D.

Jordanian pleads guilty to marrying two women to evade immigration laws

Emad Edin Yousef Abdallah, 29, of Jordan, pleaded guilty to marriage fraud.

Coast Guard, NOAA seize 700 pounds of illegally caught shrimp

A joint law enforcement operation involving Coast Guard crewmembers and agents from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration resulted in the seizure of 700 pounds of illegally caught shrimp in Louisiana waters.

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.