FOX 48 Updates

Incoming LSU System president to visit LSU-Alexandria campus

F. King Alexander, incoming president of the LSU System, will meet with LSU Alexandria faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, May 1, during a fact-finding visit to the Alexandria campus.

Bird problems frustrate La. rice farmers

Southwest Louisiana farmers are frustrated this year with a larger-than-usual number of birds eating rice seed, causing many farmers to replant.

Lawmakers deny Jindal proposal to cut budgets of domestic violence programs

Three budget amendments approved by the House Committee on Appropriations would reject proposed reductions in funding for programs that fight domestic violence in Louisiana.

Coalition of groups to host rally at the Capitol regarding budget cuts, hospital system

A Community Voice, as part of a coalition of groups across the State will rally at 11:30 a.m. on the Capitol steps, Tuesday, April 30.

Lawmakers take first look at budget, cut $500 million

Lawmakers may not know the size of cuts yet but they have said unless they can find more revenue those cuts are coming.

Rally brings attention to motorcycle safety

With May temperatures warming up, more motorcyclists are taking to the roads and highways again.

Jindal voices support for delaying teacher evaluations

Governor Bobby Jindal is voicing his support for a bill that would delay starting the teacher evaluation system known as COMPASS. It passed through the House Education Committee with no problem.

Suspected poisoned letter attacker appeared on NBC's “Today” show a free man

Kevin Paul Curtis appeared on NBC's “Today” show on Thursday after being released from custody earlier this week.

Bill to delay teacher evalution system passes through education committee

It's a law that would repeal a law already in motion, teacher evaluations through the newly implemented Compass program.

House committee approves 'Department of Debt' bill

A bill that would create a brand new government department has passed through a house committee. If passed, the newly created Department of Debt would be responsible for going after the more than $1.3 billion owed to the state.