FOX 48 Updates

Louisiana’s improving economy shortens federal unemployment benefit again

Louisiana’s economy has strengthened enough to trigger the phasing out of another portion of federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation for the state’s long-term unemployed.

Survey results: Nearly half of Louisianans think Jindal's tax proposal is a bad idea

The LSU Public Policy Research Lab, or PPRL, supported by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at the Manship School of Mass Communication, has released the second round of results from their annual Louisiana Survey showing 47 perce

Lottery drawings produce $8 million in winnings in February

From new cars to Valentine’s Day surprises, Louisiana Lottery players had big plans for the more than $8.1 million in prizes won during drawings held in February.

April Fools' Day joke? Entergy advises 'pay now' over two cents

Lots of people were victims of April Fools' pranks Monday. Abby Jones thought she might have been one of them when she opened up her electric bill. Entergy said it wanted her two cents. Literally.

Bayou Corne sinkhole grows larger

In Assumption Parish, another huge chunk of land was swallowed up by the sinkhole in Bayou Corne. Now, the area's off limits to response workers until further notice.

Green water found in river near Lake Charles

People near Lake Charles woke up this morning to quite a shock - neon green water in the Calcasieu River. Many people feared the worst and though it could be a chemical spill.

IBM bringing hundreds of jobs to Baton Rouge

IBM has annouced the company will set up shop in Baton Rouge. 1,300 people will be hired as part of the new IBM Services Center.

House Democrats: Seniors, local services to be hurt by Jindal's tax plan

Democrats in the state legislature say the more they learn about Governor Jindal's tax plan, the less they like it.

Big black bears cause big fight at community meeting

People living in Patterson are fed up with black bears destroying their neighborhoods. Residents told experts Louisiana black bears are a big nuisance. They are worried the bears could end up hurting someone.

Five winning acts surprised judges and audience during “THE X FACTOR” Audition Pass Contest

The competition was fierce and intense at the Alexandria Mall on Saturday, March 23, as five acts stood out on top among the 43 acts of the 2013 The X Factor <