FOX 48 Updates

Louisiana runners registered to participate in Boston Marathon total 95

A total of 95 runners from Louisiana were registered to participate in the Boston Marathon, where two explosions were set off near the finish line. In all, 26,839 runners and wheelchair racers registered.

Zoo of Acadiana's show bird succumbs to injuries after injury during theft

Kiwi, the bird that was stolen from the Zoo of Acadiana and recovered from a burning car, has died at the LSU Veterinary Hospital in Baton Rouge where it has been trying to recover.

La. meat packing company recalls 20,000 pounds of deli meat

Manda Packing Company, a Baker, La., establishment, is recalling approximately 20,166 pounds of cooked roast beef deli meat due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S.

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.