FOX 48 Updates

Alexandria business owner arrested on multiple drug charges

The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation - Alexandria Field Office (LSP AFO) on Monday arrested Stephen D. Holsomback, 49, of Alexandria, for drug charges stemming from a search warrant of his local business.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2014 theme announced

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the 2014 official theme of National Disability Employment Awareness Month: “Expect. Employ.

Vitter helps Central La. military veteran receive war medals

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that Retired Corporal Matthew Clyde Brossette of Ball, La. was presented with war medals he earned serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Doctor among first in United States to use new heart cleaning device

A local doctor is on the cutting edge of heart surgery. Dr. Bahij Khuri, an interventional cardiologist at Ochsner, is the first doctor in Baton Rouge and one of the few in the nation to use a Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System.

La. Lottery reports robust third quarter revenue for state

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation transferred $40.9 million to the state, bringing total fiscal year-to-date contributions to $121.1 million, which is 5 percent over 2013 and exceeds budgeted transfers

La. resident upset after medicaid expansion bill failed

Some people in our community are in disarray after a bill that would have bypassed the governor to let you decide on medicaid expansion failed in committee.

La. based health companies to pay $150M for Medicare fraud

The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that the Louisiana based company Amedisys Inc.

La. Senate shuts down Medicaid expansion bill

You won't get to decide if Louisiana will expand its Medicaid program. Wednesday, a push to send the measure to voters didn't make it through committee after four hours of debate.

La. clergy pen open letter to legislators, governor in support of payday lending reform

Several religious leaders from around the state of Louisiana gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday for a press conference to release an open letter to legislators and Governor Jindal.

La. runners describe emotion of 2014 Boston Marathon

Among the 31,805 runners who crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon, about two dozen traveled from Baton Rouge. Some ran Boston for the first time, while others returned to the site of the tragedy.