FOX 48 Updates

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 <

Officials: State income tax filing extensions must be submitted electronically

Taxpayers who require more time to file their 2012 Louisiana individual income or Corporation Income and Franchise Tax returns must submit their extension requests electronically. Paper requests are not accepted.

Big black bears in the backyard

People living in Patterson say there is a big bear problem in their city. They're frustrated Louisiana black bears keep coming in to their yards and littering their lawns.

Cellular One announces additional mobile broadband services in Central Louisiana

Cellular One announced additional mobile broadband services at a private reception held at Cellular One's state-of-the-art network operations center, located at Cellular One’s Regional Headquarters and flagship store at 2006 MacArthur

Saved by the Belt: How a simple decision saved two lives

When you look at the photograph, it’s hard to imagine anyone could have walked away from the crash. But a woman and her 12-year-old son did just that and it was the simple decision to fasten seat belts that made it possible.