FOX 48 Updates

Man arrested for letters to Obama and U.S. Sen. Wicker has local connection

Paul Kevin Curtis, the man arrested for allegedly sending threatening letters laced with poison to the president and a senator, was raised in Natchez, Mississippi, and has continued to work in Louisiana and Mississippi due to his career as a pe

Red Cross response efforts continue in Texas and Boston

The American Red Cross is supporting people in West, Texas after the plant explosion there while continuing to help first responders and those affected by the marathon bombings which occurred earlier this week in Boston.

Witness gives emotional account of Texas fertilizer plant explosion

Immediately following Wednesday night's fertilizer plant eplosion in West, Texas, witnesses recounted the horrible scene to news crews. "Everybody was trapped," said witness Heather Cox.

Caught on Camera: Fertilizer plant explodes; devastates Texas town

Dozens may be dead following a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, following a Wednesday evening blast, sending its residents fleeing for safety.

Edwin Edwards excited about newest addition to his family

Edwin Edwards gushed about his brand new baby boy, who is expected late August. Edwards says he and wife Trina are in the process of preparing their baby room, but it's still a little ways down the line.

Advocates for cigarette tax increase rally at the State Capitol

Dozens of people filled the steps of the State Capitol today, pushing for an increase in the cigarette tax.

Former governors meet to discuss changes in Louisiana, taxes

A rare meeting of all four living former governors of Louisiana took place at an LSU government panel.

Former governors meet to discuss changes in Louisiana, taxes

A rare meeting of all four living former governors of Louisiana took place at an LSU government panel.

Bill to ban more synthetic drugs passes through house committee

A bill that would outlaw more synthetic cannabinoids and bath salt type drugs - is one step closer to being made law.

Governor Jindal orders flags to fly at half-staff for victims of Boston attack

Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order calling for the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff until Saturday, April 20.