FOX 48 Updates

Tobacco tax fails to get through legislative session

The much discussed and hotly debated tobacco tax has seen its last day at the Capitol for this session.

Grants from U.S. Labor Dept. to strengthen community colleges/employer partnerships

Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris today announced the availability of $474.5 million to create and expand innovative partnerships between community colleges and businesses to educate and train workers with the skills employers need.

La. Senate to hold Military Family Day in honor of Louisiana's fallen heroes

The Louisiana State Senate will hold its 9th Annual Military Family Day to honor Louisiana Fallen Heroes and their families on Tuesday, May 7th, at 1:30 p.m., during the legislative session in the Senate Chamber at the State Capitol.

La. legislators observe National Day of Prayer scheduled for May 2

The 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer will be observed throughout the nation on Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Louisiana National Day of Prayer program will be held from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. on that day in the Senate Chamber at the State Capitol.

EXCLUSIVE: Texas local newscast covering fertilizer plant explosion

Watch portions of the local 6:00 p.m. newscast exclusively provided to us from our sister stations, KETK-TV in Tyler, Texas, and KWKT-TV in Waco, Texas.

FBI releases images of Boston Marathon bombing suspects

The FBI has released the photos of the persons of interest in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. There are two suspects known as "Suspect #1" and "Suspect #2."

Man arrested for letters to Obama and U.S. Sen. Wicker has local connection

Paul Kevin Curtis, the man arrested for allegedly sending threatening letters laced with poison to the president and a senator, was raised in Natchez, Mississippi, and has continued to work in Louisiana and Mississippi due to his career as a pe

Red Cross response efforts continue in Texas and Boston

The American Red Cross is supporting people in West, Texas after the plant explosion there while continuing to help first responders and those affected by the marathon bombings which occurred earlier this week in Boston.

Witness gives emotional account of Texas fertilizer plant explosion

Immediately following Wednesday night's fertilizer plant eplosion in West, Texas, witnesses recounted the horrible scene to news crews. "Everybody was trapped," said witness Heather Cox.

Caught on Camera: Fertilizer plant explodes; devastates Texas town

Dozens may be dead following a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, following a Wednesday evening blast, sending its residents fleeing for safety.