FOX 48 Updates

Flu season gets off to early, strong start

Health experts say flu season is here, and it's off to a strong start. The Centers for Disease Control claim this is the earliest start to a flu season in about a decade. 41 states are reporting widespread flu cases.

New report ranks Louisiana top in the nation for education reform

A new report says Louisiana is doing the best job in the country of reforming its education system.

LSU alumnus to participate in Presidential Inauguration event

An LSU alumnus is preparing for his greatest challenge thus far. He’s been selected to participate in the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

Ellis chosen as chancellor of Central Louisiana Technical Community College

Today, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors announced the selection of Dr. Rodney Ellis as Chancellor of Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC).

Cellular One supports Central Louisiana Food Bank with canned food drive

Many local food banks needed a little extra help during the holidays this year as the demand increased. Cellular One and their customers joined forces to help stock the shelves of local food banks, including the Central Louisiana Food Bank

Busy year for American Red Cross in Louisiana, nationwide

The American Red Cross spent much of 2012 helping people in Louisiana and across the country whose lives were impacted by disasters.

Voters are fed up with delay on Fiscal Cliff decision

Just when it seemed as though an agreement would never be reached in Washington, a tentative agreement was struck with minutes to spare and passed in the Senate.

Louisiana river shippers worry about Midwestern drought

Barge captains running cargo up and down the Mississippi through the Midwestern corridor all have similar stories to tell these days.

Crawfish season looking good due to excessive rain, high temps

Southern Louisiana had more rainfall this summer compared to the past 2 years, so crawfish reproduction is at an all time high, numbers and size.

La. First Lady announces new student artwork to be featured at Governor's Mansion

As a part of the Jindal family’s initiative to feature young artists, Louisiana’s First Lady Supriya Jindal announced today the artwork that was selected for display in Louisiana’s Governor’s Mansion for the month of Dec