FOX 48 Updates

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.

Gov. Jindal announces Legislative proposal to eliminate boards, commissions

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced a legislative proposal to eliminate numerous state boards and commissions that are inactive, can be absorbed by other existing boards or agencies, or have fulfilled their original mission.

FEMA awards $3M to Louisiana Department of Transportation for Hurricane Isaac recovery

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will receive a $3 million federal grant to reimburse the costs it incurred clearing debris, including boats, from public roads after Hurricane Isaac, the Federal Emergency Management Ag

DOTD announces start of preparations for 2013 severe weather season

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the start of its preparations for the 2013 severe weather season in conjunction with Louisiana’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 3 – 9, 2013.

FEMA awards $3.7M to La. Department of Agriculture and Forestry for Hurricane Isaac recovery

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry will receive a $3.7 million federal grant to reimburse some of the costs associated with the delivery of fuel and fuel tanks meant to maintain vital citizen services during and after Hurrican

Six months after Hurricane Isaac: Moving from 'survive' to 'thrive' in Louisiana

Six months after Hurricane Isaac slammed into the Gulf coast, Louisianians are starting to make the transition from "survive" to "thrive." Hard-hit communities are planning how to build back better than ever even as their re

Democratic rep. unveils his ideas to lessen healthcare spending cuts

One Democratic State Representative shared his plan to avoid hospital budget cuts with members of the press Monday.

Who knew you could grow a luffa in your backyard, Meet "The Luffa Lady"

You've seen them in body shops, drug stores and especially in bath tubs or showers all across the country. Where do those coarse stringy sponges really come from?

Deadline extended a fourth time for Isaac-related flood insurance claims in Louisiana

Louisiana property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have an additional 60 days to file claims for their flood-related losses.

Louisiana residents missing out on $250M in tax rebates

If you own a home or any other type of property, odds are, there's unclaimed money waiting for you. More than $250 million is available through the state's "citizens assessment" program.