FOX 48 Updates

American Cancer Society recognizes National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

National Minority Cancer Awareness Week is April 15-21, and the American Cancer Society is encouraged by the progress being made among racial and ethnic populations across Central Louisiana in the fight against this disease.

LSU professor gives thoughts on North Korea's nuclear attack threats

While the nation continues to monitor the nuclear threats presented by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, LSU Associate Professor of Political Science David Sobek is keeping a close eye on the escalating threats as well.

Louisiana Senate looks into Medicaid options

State senators weighed some of the options for the state under the Affordable Healthcare Act today.

Vitter introduces bill to extend Louisiana's offshore jurisdiction

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) the top Republican on the U.S.

Woman almost throws away $10,000 winning Powerball ticket

Joyce Womack of Greensburg said she originally threw away her Powerball ticket for the March 23 drawing but dug it out of the trash when she realized she hadn’t checked the numbers—and it’s a good thing she did.

Disability advocates rally in support of home and community-based services

Individuals with disabilities, their families, and advocates from across the state will convene in Baton Rouge at the Louisiana State Capitol on May 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. for the 2013 Disability Rights Rally.

Picard Center unveils bronze sculptures

The Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Thursday unveiled two bronze sculptures of the center’s namesake, former State Superintendent Cecil J.

Louisiana’s improving economy shortens federal unemployment benefit again

Louisiana’s economy has strengthened enough to trigger the phasing out of another portion of federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation for the state’s long-term unemployed.

Survey results: Nearly half of Louisianans think Jindal's tax proposal is a bad idea

The LSU Public Policy Research Lab, or PPRL, supported by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at the Manship School of Mass Communication, has released the second round of results from their annual Louisiana Survey showing 47 perce

Lottery drawings produce $8 million in winnings in February

From new cars to Valentine’s Day surprises, Louisiana Lottery players had big plans for the more than $8.1 million in prizes won during drawings held in February.