FOX 48 Updates

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.

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.