FOX 48 Updates

Bill to ban more synthetic drugs passes through house committee

A bill that would outlaw more synthetic cannabinoids and bath salt type drugs - is one step closer to being made law.

Governor Jindal orders flags to fly at half-staff for victims of Boston attack

Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order calling for the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff until Saturday, April 20.

Vitter introduces North American Wetlands Conservation Act

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Louisiana's top young auto students compete in state finals

Twenty juniors and seniors representing 10 high schools across Louisiana will meet in Alexandria to face-off in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition.

Boston Marathon officials release statement evening after bombing

The following statmement was released from the Boston Athletic Association, event organizers for the Boston Marathon, on their website in light of Monday's bombing.

Horror at Boston Marathon: Three confirmed dead, numerous injured and maned in bombing

Two bombs exploded at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time near the finish line of the world's oldest marathon, the Boston Marathon, twelve minutes apart on Monday.

Officials warn about possible donation scams for Boston victims

Many are generously donating money to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. However, officials warn that potential scammers are already trying to take advantage of the tragedy.

Manda expands its meat recall to include additional products

Manda Fine Meat, the East Baton Rouge-based meat company, is expanding its recall.

Louisiana runners registered to participate in Boston Marathon total 95

A total of 95 runners from Louisiana were registered to participate in the Boston Marathon, where two explosions were set off near the finish line. In all, 26,839 runners and wheelchair racers registered.

Zoo of Acadiana's show bird succumbs to injuries after injury during theft

Kiwi, the bird that was stolen from the Zoo of Acadiana and recovered from a burning car, has died at the LSU Veterinary Hospital in Baton Rouge where it has been trying to recover.