FOX 48 Updates

Local study finds bedroom TV viewing increases risk of obesity in children

A new research study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center found that having a bedroom TV and TV viewing time were related to childhood obesity, and specifically high waist circumference.

Vitter announces $18.1 Million grant for South Fort Polk Elementary School

U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced today that the U.S. Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) will award an $18,070,606 grant to the Vernon Parish School Board in Leesville.

Slidell man returns after being imprisoned in South Sudan for two months

A Slidell resident is home today after he was detained in South Sudan for nearly two months. Elton Mark McCabe stepped into the New Orleans International Airport to a tearful reunion with his family and friends.

LDWF: Hunters report problems with deer tag validation process

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is advising hunters to call a local LDWF field office when problems are encountered with the phone-in, deer tag validation process.

Slidell man claims $1 million Powerball prize

Slidell resident David Hebert remembers telling a news crew outside of his local Winn Dixie store that he did not purchase the $1 million ticket sold there during last week’s record Powerball drawing. Lucky for him, his wife did.

Former manager files whistleblower lawsuit against GOHSEP

A former GOHSEP employee has filed a lawsuit against the agency and its director, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for reporting wasteful spending.

Lives lost during Pearl Harbor remembered at USS Kidd on 71st anniversary

Those who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor were remembered today.

Remains of Baton Rouge pilot killed during Vietnam War returned for burial

The body of Baton Rouge serviceman killed in the line of duty during the Vietnam War will finally be returned to his family for a burial with full military honors.

$7K reward being offered for arrest in illegal black bear kills

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering a reward after a pair of black bears that were illegally killed last week.

Letten steps down from U.S. Attorney’s Office amid online comment scandal

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced today that he will step down from his post. Letten made the announcement at a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 6. He said that he will officially leave the office on Dec. 11.