FOX 48 Updates

Family friend of plant fire victim: ‘He was a wonderful man’

Kerry Pitre could hardly speak when discussing family friend Zachary Green, the 29-year-old man killed in Thursday’s plant explosion.

People in Geismar shocked after plant explosion

People in Geismar said this was the last thing they were expecting; a normal work day turned into one they will never forget. Brian Pierre said a day at work turned into the scariest day of his life.

Department of Debt Recovery officially created

Louisiana is getting into the bill collecting business. Tens of millions owed to the state could soon be coming back to it, thanks to the newly created Department of Debt Recovery.

Legal battle over 'Tony the Tiger' will continue at State Supreme Court level

The fate of a famous Truck Stop Tiger is still up in the air, but Tony's owner is still fighting to keep him home in Grosse Tete.

Prestigious award given to education volunteers at Governor’s Mansion

Lots of people around our state make a difference, and most of them do it quietly, but nearly two dozen earned a special recognition for their generosity.

Governor Jindal signs legislation to reduce size, scope of state government

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will reduce the size and scope of state government by cutting down on the number of Boards and Commissions in Louisiana. The bill is part of the Governor’s 2013 Legislative Package.

Miss-Lou Green Alliance awarded recycling education grant

Natchez, Miss./Vidalia, La. and the Green Alliance have been selected by the Curbside Value Partnership (CVP) to receive a recycling education grant from the new CVP Connect Education Award Program.

New Louisiana law aims to improve treatment of at-risk youth

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will allow for the proactive treatment of youth—termed “crossover youth”—who are involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

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.