FOX 48 Updates

Together Louisiana hopes to encourage lawmakers to tackle debt problem starting with payday lending

Hundreds of community and faith based organizations came together Friday as one to educate themselves just in time for the spring legislative session.

Two Concordia Parish men arrested for hunting violations

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agent and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) agent arrested two Louisiana men on Jan.

Vitter’s Wetlands Conservation Act passes committee

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced the passage of the bipartisan North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act (NAWCA) through the EPW Committee.

Former volunteer firefighter arrested for arson near DeRidder

A former volunteer firefighter is charged with four counts of simple arson in connection with fires that investigators say were intentionally set in a wooded area just south of DeRidder in 2012 and 2013.

Alexandria juvenile charged with animal cruelty after video caused social media outrage

Alexandria Police has charged a 13-year old juvenile from Alexandria with one count of cruelty to animals Monday morning, after a video surfaced over social media of the alleged attack and caused public outrage.

Flood Insurance Reform passes Senate, will save Louisiana homeowners from crippling rate hikes

The United States Senate passed legislation on Thursday that will delay crippling flood insurance rate hikes for the nearly half a million homeowners in Louisiana, and many others across the country.

Dairy sees benefit for farmers, consumers in Farm Bill

Farmers are breathing a big sigh of relief. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a Farm Bill, and it will likely become law soon.

Cleco fares well so far in ice storm, watching southern parishes closely

As Winter Storm Leon moved through Cleco’ s service territory in north and central Louisiana, it brought sleet and snow but few power outages.

Jindal gives La. emergency order to provide propane, heating fuels in extreme cold

Governor Bobby Jindal has ordered a state of emergency in Louisiana due to the extreme cold weather conditions and a shortage of propane and heating products.

La. Sheriffs kick off scholarship program

The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program provides scholarships to eligible students from around the state to help them further their education and training.