FOX 48 Updates

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.

Natchitoches prison inmate loose; Northwestern State put on 'Purple Alert'

Natchitoches Parish Sherrif's Office is on the search for an escaped inmate.

Teen turns himself in for robbery attempt thwarted by victim who disarmed him

A 16 year-old turned himself in to police Wednesday evening for allegedly participating in at least three armed robberies in the New Orleans area, officials say.

Bill to prevent another sinkhole disaster heads to Senate floor

The Senate Natural Resource Committee approved a bill that would prevent companies from drilling or storing chemicals in a salt dome without lawmakers’ approval.

Disability rights advocates excited about increased funding but hopeful for more in the future

New Opportunities Waivers help children and adults with severe developmental disabilities get services they need, in a rare move during budget cuts the NOW program is getting more funding, creating 75 new slots for those who need them.