FOX 48 Updates

'Are we ready?': Emergency officials prepare for Ebola in La.

 Ebola hasn't made it's way to Louisiana yet, but state officials say they are doing everything they can to prevent it. "Scary, very. very scary," said Baton Rouge Resident Gina Murphy.

Community invited to Poverty Point World Heritage Site inscription ceremony

On Saturday, Oct. 11, Lt.

Cool Planet awarded $91 million USDA loan guarantee

Tom Vilsack, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announced a $91 million loan guarantee from the federal government to help build a biomass fuel plant in Louisiana.

Alexandria native's new book sheds light on Civil War regiment from Louisiana

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) will release a new book chronicling the history of an independent troop of cavalrymen from New Orleans who served during the war.

New TV ad touts cooperation to address Louisiana's coastal crisis

America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) is releasing a new television advertisement showing that cooperation among government, the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is crucial to efforts to save Louisiana's d

Forbes names 13th Gate among nation's best haunted houses

Halloween is just a little over a month a way and some of the best haunted houses in the nation are gearing up to deliver a screaming product.

Alexandria mayoral candidate Gailes announces 'Meet the Candidate' town hall meeting

In his bid for Mayor of the City of Alexandria, Major Jamar L. Gailes is announcing a “Meet the Candidate Town Hall Meeting.”

Federal judge upholds Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage, appeal planned

United States District Judge Martin Feldman declared Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage constitutional. The judge issued a 32 page ruling Wednesday.

New rules may force Baton Rouge Area truck stop to give up tiger

The owner of Tiger Truck Stop is fighting a new set of rules that might force his to give up his main attraction.

Halliburton to pay $1.1B settlement for BP Oil Spill

Tuesday morning, Halliburton announced it reached an agreement to settle a majority of class claims against it following the massive oil spill on April 20, 2010 at the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico that devastated the Louisiana Gulf Coast.