FOX 48 Updates

State agencies assist local gov'ts in storm response; continue to monitor weather

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and state agencies continue to monitor hazardous weather conditions that brought wind damage and several inches of hail to parts of North Louisiana in recent d

La. DCFS in need of additional foster families

As part of Foster Care Awareness Month, as proclaimed by Governor Bobby Jindal for May, the Department of Family and Children Services (DCFS) is focusing its efforts on recruiting new foster families.

Dedication ceremony for Skip Bertman field to be held during LSU vs. Ole Miss game

Tonight is the official dedication ceremony for the Skip Bertman field. It will begin at 6:55 p.m. during the LSU vs. Ole Miss game. The 1993 National Championship team will be onhand to celebrate its 20-year reunion.

State Police could see first new cadet class since 2009

The number of Louisiana State Troopers on the road has been dwindling since 2009; they're now down over 200 troopers thanks to retirement.

Audit: Louisiana food stamp program overpaid millions in benefits, possible fraud

An oversight allowed for the overpayment of millions in benefits for recipients of the Louisiana food stamp program, an audit revealed.

Natchez physician earns industry board certification

Charles Borum, M.D., a local Family Medicine Specialist and Medical Director of Hospice Compassus – Natchez, recently achieved the gold standard credentials in hospice and palliative care, earning a sub-specialty certification in Hospice

WANTED: Police search for 19-year-old identified as shooter at New Orleans parade

Police have named the suspect they believe to be responsible for the shooting on Mother’s Day at a Second Line parade that injured 19 people.

Honor for the lives lost: National Peace Officers week

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week.

NPR’s Cokie Roberts to speak at LSU's May commencement

Cokie Roberts, a senior news analyst for National Public Radio, will deliver the keynote address at LSU’s spring commencement exercises on Thursday, May 16, at 2:00 p.m.

Over $2.5 million available to Louisiana health centers to help uninsured people get affordable health insurance

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced new funds to help more uninsured Americans enroll in affordable health insurance coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act.