FOX 48 Updates

Camp Minden update: All explosives now properly stored, Explo licenses revoked

After six months of continuous work by the Louisiana State Police Emergency Services Unit, and the Explo employees working under their immediate supervision, the public safety hazard has been mitigated and Louisiana State Police has revoked the

Fla. community mourns loss of Louisiana boy who drowned in Pensacola

A Florida community continues to mourn today for Owen Black, an eight year-old Louisiana boy who has autism, who drowned over the weekend near Perdido Key.

Mississippi Woman claims $1 million Powerball prize

Reality was still sinking in for Samantha Netterville after she claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the May 11 drawing. A frequent Louisiana Lottery player, the 29-year-old resident of Woodville, Miss.

Shell Shocked documentary panel explores solution to violence during Dalai Lama conference

A week after a senseless shooting injured 20 people on Mother’s Day, the conveyor of peace, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, arrived in the Crescent City with his message of hope.

AARP launches emergency planning events in Alexandria during National Hurricane Preparedness Week

As Hurricane Season approaches, AARP Louisiana is encouraging people to take an active role in their family’s emergency planning and attend Game Day—an hour long emergency planning exercise that helps participants design a simple, e

State agencies assist local gov'ts in storm response; continue to monitor weather

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and state agencies continue to monitor hazardous weather conditions that brought wind damage and several inches of hail to parts of North Louisiana in recent d

La. DCFS in need of additional foster families

As part of Foster Care Awareness Month, as proclaimed by Governor Bobby Jindal for May, the Department of Family and Children Services (DCFS) is focusing its efforts on recruiting new foster families.

Dedication ceremony for Skip Bertman field to be held during LSU vs. Ole Miss game

Tonight is the official dedication ceremony for the Skip Bertman field. It will begin at 6:55 p.m. during the LSU vs. Ole Miss game. The 1993 National Championship team will be onhand to celebrate its 20-year reunion.

State Police could see first new cadet class since 2009

The number of Louisiana State Troopers on the road has been dwindling since 2009; they're now down over 200 troopers thanks to retirement.

Audit: Louisiana food stamp program overpaid millions in benefits, possible fraud

An oversight allowed for the overpayment of millions in benefits for recipients of the Louisiana food stamp program, an audit revealed.