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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:18pm

FOX 48 Updates

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.

Avoyelles Parish resident Kirk LaCour named to Upper Lafayette Economic Development Board of Directors

Kirk LaCour, director of the National EMS Academy, has been named to the Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation’s Board of Directors.

500 plus fight to protect right to bear arms at rally

The debate over gun control continued here in Louisiana Saturday. More than 500 people carrying banners, flags and signs rallied against new gun control policies proposed by President Barack Obama.

'Guns Across America' set to hold rally at State Capitol

Hundreds of gun rights advocates will make their voices heard at the State Capitol tomorrow at noon. A grassroots group called “Guns Across America" has planned rallies at every state in the country.

Unclaimed Powerball prize set to expire Feb. 4

No one has stepped forward to claim a $10,000 Louisiana Lottery Powerball prize won on Aug. 8, 2012. The winning ticket was purchased at St. Charles Shell on St. Charles Street in Houma and is set to expire Feb. 4, 2013.

Mother of slain woman responds to Lavergne’s attempt to void guilty pleas

The mother of a slain college student is outraged that the man who admitted to killing her is now attempting to void his guilty plea

LDAF works to deter spread of virus in horses

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is monitoring all horses entering Louisiana from Illinois after reports of at least 68 horses that tested positive in recent months for Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1) at the Hawtho

Former La. Gov. Edwin Edwards and wife to have child

It's an embryo! A source close to former Governor Edwin Edwards and his new bride, Trina Scott Edwards, tells IND Monthly that the 34-year-old bride is pregnant.

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.