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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:18pm

FOX 48 Updates

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.

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.