FOX 48 Updates

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.

Local jobs report shows indicators of strong future growth

State officials celebrated the latest jobs numbers Monday, even though Louisiana's unemployment rate rose by 1.7 percent.

No luck for Jindal's SUV on St. Patrick's Day

Two Louisiana State Police SUV's were involved in a crash with a "box" rental truck Sunday afternoon on Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana leads nation in top corporate investment, community impact projects for 2012

Trade & Industry Development magazine has released its Eighth Annual Corporate Investment and Community Impact, or CiCi, Awards, in which four of Louisiana's business development projects from 2012 received awards – more than any

Louisiana receives $28 million to continue helping the homeless

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan warded $28,281,064 to renew support for 167 local homeless housing and service programs in Louisiana.

La. DCFS builds on successes, launches child welfare initiative

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced a new child welfare initiative that focuses on creating lasting connections for children who spend time in protective care.

Gov. Jindal: ‘Tax reform is my top priority this session’

Governor Jindal presented more details regarding his proposed tax reform plan to a joint committee at the State Capitol this morning.