FOX 48 Updates

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.

Acadian Fine Foods recalls more than 17,000 pounds of pork, chicken stew

Acadian Fine Foods, LLC, based out of Church Point, La. issued the recall on Friday, May 10 for its products distributed in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The following products are subject to recall:

Budget passes House floor, leaving most satisfied

The Louisiana House of Representatives passed a 92-6 Budget just before 5:00 on Friday Afternoon.

Budget debate pushed back to Friday on the House floor

Legislators were scheduled to continue budget talks Thursday, but legislators have decided to push that budget debate back until Friday. Representatives are still working out negotiations on HB1 and should start the debate process Friday.

Alexandria Mall announces program to curb unsupervised youth

Alexandria Mall announced a new program and policy on Tuesday to curb unsupervised youths visiting the mall on Friday and Saturday nights.