FOX 48 Updates

Law created to improve early childhood education in Louisiana

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will improve early childhood education in Louisiana by aligning the licensing of daycare centers throughout the state with Act 3.

State Capitol holds Memorial Day celebration today

Speaker Chuck Kleckley and all members of the Louisiana House of Representatives will recognize fallen members of the armed forces with a Memorial Day tribute on Thursday, May 23.

Raising Cane’s mobilizes to deliver aid to victims of North Texas, Oklahoma tornadoes

Thousands of people across North Texas and Oklahoma are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and other basic necessities after their communities were devastated by deadly tornadoes over the past several days.

Parents pleased with LEAP result improvements

LEAP scores increased alongside the difficulty of the test, pleasing parents of elementary and middle school students.

Convicted murderers, rapists, pedophiles now prohibited from food stamp program

A Louisiana Senator is responsible for passing an amendment that will prohibit convicted murderers, rapists, and pedophiles from being able to receive food stamps.

MISSING: St. Amant man's truck found abandoned in Mississippi

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a man who has been missing since May 18 from his St. Amant home.

Rising temperatures could create dangerous conditions for weekend activities

It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer. In south Louisiana, that feeling can often become a hazard to your health.

May 22 proclaimed 'American Cancer Society Day' in Louisiana

In honor of the American Cancer Society’s 100th Birthday, Governor Bobby Jindal officially proclaimed May 22 as “American Cancer Society Day” and urges all residents of Louisiana to join together to finish the fight against ca

Bill banning smoking on all Louisiana college campuses may become law

Bill banning smoking on all Louisiana college campuses may become law Universities across the state could soon be putting stronger smoke-free policies in place if a proposed law passes through the legislature.

Cleco sends crews to restore power after Oklahoma tornado

Cleco is preparing to send a 34-member crew to Oklahoma City today to help Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OGE) restore power to customers after yesterday’s devastating tornado destroyed its electric system.