FOX 48 Updates

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.

Gargantuan gator caught in North Carolina after eating 80-pound dog

A massive alligator which attacked and devoured an 80-pound dog in a North Carolina town near the New River has been captured and killed.

Ten La. inmates graduate from sign language program

Ten inmates have taken their time behind bars and turned it into something positive. Today, they graduated from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Sign Language Interpreter Program.

Inmate escapes from Natchitoches Parish Prison

An inmate escaped from the Natchitoches Parish Prison last night and officials need your help to locate him.

Bear escapes narrow encounter with power pole

A female bear that had become enamored with the dumpster behind the Sonic Drive-In is lucky to be alive after a harrowing rescue from the top of a power pole.

Intoxicated man enters closed restaurant; steals bag of taco shells because he was 'hungry'

A Metairie man has been arrested after breaking into a Baton Rouge Taco Bell while they were closed and stealing food items because he was intoxicated and hungry.

Tropical Storm Dorian forms in eastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Dorian formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, with winds sustained around 50 mph Wednesday morning.

Department of Revenue announces dates for LA Tax Amnesty 2013

The 2013 Louisiana Legislature instituted a statewide amnesty program for all Louisiana taxpayers as a way to bring current any delinquent taxes with the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR).

Cassidy, Davis introduce bipartisan bill to improve mental health services

Congressmen Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Danny Davis (D-IL) introduced legislation to reauthorize the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (GLSMA), which helps state and local governments and universities develop suicide prevention programs.

Five suspects arrested for stealing dozens of iPads from W. Feliciana High School

Dozens of iPads and laptops were stolen from West Feliciana High School in June. Law enforcement officers have found most of them, but they're still searching for the remaining stolen property.