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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:18pm

FOX 48 Updates

Vitter announces $24 Mil. grant for La. highway repair

U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $24,124,570 grant to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to repair federal-aid highways affected by Hurricane Isaac.

Casino celebrates official opening

After years of extensive planning, the Jena Choctaw Pines Casino will officially be open following a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, February 13th at 10:00 a.m. Owned and operated by the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, this 46,000 sq. ft.

Baton Rouge makes nearly $20 million on Super Bowl weekend

The Capitol City experienced a big Super Bowl weekend. According to Visit Baton Rouge, early numbers show visitors spent nearly $20 million dollars in just a few days.

LA. State income tax filing begins today

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) will begin processing 2012 state individual income tax returns today, January 30, 2013.

Roads to see increase in traffic due to Super Bowl events

There are lots of drivers who are going to need to be careful this weekend as they go to the Super Bowl. The state says it’s changing the work schedules for some of its construction zones, especially getting into New Orleans.

Lottery second quarter transfers to state exceed budget

For the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation transferred $39.6 million to the state, bringing total fiscal year-to-date contributions to $75.5 million, up 7.2 percent from 2012 and exceeding budgeted transfers b

Experts: Jindal could be setting himself up for a presidential run in 2016

Governor Bobby Jindal certainly made waves when he told his own party Thursday night that they had to stop being the "stupid party," and laid out instead a new plan for the party in years to come.

Mississippi counties vary widely in DUI Dismissal Rates

Analyzing data gathered from the state’s sheriffs’ offices and the Mississippi Highway Patrol, MADD has identified five counties each in the northern and southern portions of the state that appear to have very low DUI dismissal rate

Vitter introduces “Good Government” bills on first day of 113th Congress

U.S. Sen. David Vitter today introduced several “good government” and reform-minded bills in the U.S.

Japanese news agency to visit Louisiana to fish, eat Asian Carp

Louisiana will play host to some special visitors starting Tuesday, Jan. 22. Kyoto News, a major news agency in Japan, is sending a team from President Obama's inauguration ceremony straight to Venice, Louisiana.