FOX 48 Updates

La. Lottery observes Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Each spring, the Louisiana Lottery steps up its efforts to encourage responsible play by joining the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in its observance of National Problem Gambling Awareness Week.

La. confirms new flu-related pediatric death

Louisiana's weekly flu report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes a new pediatric death from the Central Louisiana region.

Vitter discussed with state officials Food Stamp abuse during last October's system outage

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today met with Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and Louisiana Dept.

Lawmakers looking to raise standards for TOPS eligibility

Some in Louisiana are pushing for higher standards for TOPS recipients.

SU Board member resigns

Calvin Braxton Sr., a member of the Southern University and A&M College System Board of Supervisors, resigned February 26, 2014.

Delta Bank files applications to enter Mississippi with full-service Natchez location

Delta Bank today announced it has taken the first step in expanding its unique brand of personalized banking to Mississippi with its applications to the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions and FDIC to open a full-service branch in Natche

The debate continues: top education officials tackle Common Core

It's one of the biggest debates going on in Louisiana right now. It's Common Core, and the new set of standards for our students has everyone taking sides, including Louisiana's top education officials.

Beating the battle: boy celebrates his last day of chemotherapy

Meet Jesse Lamberth. This little guy's a huge LSU fan. "Geaux tigers!" Jesse exclaimed. At only 8 years old, he's already a fighter. About a year ago, doctors found a tumor. It was cancer.

Women empowering women; dozens attend 'SU Girls Rock awards show'

Nicholas Harris, Junior Class President at Southern University, said "We say we appreciate the women everyday, but it's good to have an actual program in honor of the women of Southern University.

Rapides Parish students lose Mardi Gras break due to winter storms

Rapides Parish students won't be a part of the Mardi Gras celebration in two weeks, all thanks to mother nature and the Rapides Parish School Board.