FOX 48 Updates

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.

Coushatta sawmill closed due to recession set to reopen this year

A sawmill will reopen its doors, creating 90 new jobs and just under 300 indirect jobs.

Bill making sexual identity discrimination illegal shot down

The LGBT community took another hit in their fight for equality at the State Capitol today.

From one local family to another: State’s largest daily paper sold

The Georges family announced today that they have purchased the state’s largest daily print newspaper.

Caught on Video: Victim snatches robber's shotgun, uses it on robber's car

An armed robbery attempt in New Orleans's Marigny neighborhood ultimately turned foul for the suspect, as the intended victim pulled away his gun and chased him down the street.

Incoming LSU System president to visit LSU-Alexandria campus

F. King Alexander, incoming president of the LSU System, will meet with LSU Alexandria faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, May 1, during a fact-finding visit to the Alexandria campus.