FOX 48 Updates

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.

McBride named Natchitoches tricentennial director

The Natchitoches Tricentennial Executive Committee appointed Ron McBride as the Tricentennial Manager.

Louisiana takes national award for innovative Geaux Vote mobile app

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler received the accolades of his peers across the country over the weekend by first by accepting the 2013 NASS IDEAS Award during the National Association of Secretaries of State conference in Anchorage, A

Lottery announces Mega Millions multidraw suspension in preparation for October game enhancements

On Oct. 19, the multistate game Mega Millions will undergo enhancements designed to create larger jackpots and more millionaires, according to the Louisiana Lottery.