FOX 48 Updates

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.

‘Make something good come from my death’: May 9 declared Louisiana Gray Day

Thursday, May 9, 2013 will be the first Louisiana Gray Day in honor of a man who died from brain cancer in 2010. “The last thing he asked his family to do was to make something good come from his death.”

Hutco to pay overtime back wages following U.S. Labor Dept. investigation

Hutco Inc., a major industrial services employment agency, has agreed to pay $1,916,850 in back wages to 2,267 employees assigned to client work sites throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. An investigation conducted by the U.S.

Escaped Natchitoches prison inmate captured in Mississippi

A Department of Corrections Inmate who escaped from the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on Thursday afternoon has been captured near Jackson, Mississippi according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.