FOX 48 Updates

Saved by the Belt: How a simple decision saved two lives

When you look at the photograph, it’s hard to imagine anyone could have walked away from the crash. But a woman and her 12-year-old son did just that and it was the simple decision to fasten seat belts that made it possible.

Local jobs report shows indicators of strong future growth

State officials celebrated the latest jobs numbers Monday, even though Louisiana's unemployment rate rose by 1.7 percent.

No luck for Jindal's SUV on St. Patrick's Day

Two Louisiana State Police SUV's were involved in a crash with a "box" rental truck Sunday afternoon on Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana leads nation in top corporate investment, community impact projects for 2012

Trade & Industry Development magazine has released its Eighth Annual Corporate Investment and Community Impact, or CiCi, Awards, in which four of Louisiana's business development projects from 2012 received awards – more than any

Louisiana receives $28 million to continue helping the homeless

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan warded $28,281,064 to renew support for 167 local homeless housing and service programs in Louisiana.

La. DCFS builds on successes, launches child welfare initiative

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced a new child welfare initiative that focuses on creating lasting connections for children who spend time in protective care.

Gov. Jindal: ‘Tax reform is my top priority this session’

Governor Jindal presented more details regarding his proposed tax reform plan to a joint committee at the State Capitol this morning.

State income tax form offers paper-check option for refunds

Louisiana taxpayers can choose a paper check for their state income tax refunds beginning with returns filed for the 2012 tax year.

Louisiana Lottery observes National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

The Louisiana Lottery Corporation will make a special effort to encourage responsible play during National Problem Gambling Awareness Week, March 3-9.

Congressional sequester threatens food safety, farming industry

There are still lots of questions about when the cuts ordered by Congress' sequester will take effect and how they will be applied. But there is no doubt that everyone will feel their impact.