FOX 48 Updates

ACLU issues letter defending woman's right to 'middle finger light display'

Sarah Henderson was told by police to remove Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger, and fined after complaints from neighbors. However, the American Civil Liberties Union says she had every right to put them up.

Body found in Gulf identified as missing worker from Black Elk Energy platform

The U.S. Coast Guard confirms that the missing worker from the Black Elk Energy platform explosion was found in the Gulf of Mexico

Vehicular accident with carriage breaks horse loose in Natchez's downtown

The driver of a horse-drawn carriage in downtown Natchez has minor injuries after a vehicle driver collided with the carriage, setting the horse named Mack loose on Natchez's streets.

JACKPOT ALERT: Powerball winnings raised to $550 million!

The Powerball jackpot continued its jaw-dropping climb Wednesday, increasing to $550 million - the world's second largest jackpot - just hours before the 9:59 p.m. live drawing tonight. The cash value of the jackpot is $360.2 million.

Why Mississippi doesn't have a lottery?

As tonight's Powerball jackpot is expected to pay out at least $550 million to its lucky winner... or winners, many will buy a ticket, then dream what they will do with all that money if they win.

Camp Minden explosion due to improper storage

Officials have released the cause for a recent explosion that took place at the Camp Minden Goex plant two weeks ago.

Powerball jackpot increased to record $500 million

The Powerball jackpot for the Nov. 28 drawing climbed to $500 million Tuesday, the largest Powerball jackpot of all time and the second largest in the world.

Permits issued to restaurants with uncorrected health violations

Monday, Louisiana’s Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera, announced his office has investigated the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health.

14 fatalities investigated by Louisiana State Police over Thanksgiving holiday

During the Thanksgiving holiday week, Louisiana State Police investigated thirteen fatal crashes that resulted in fourteen deaths across the state.

TAX ALERT: 2013 standard mileage rates up 1 cent per mile

The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2013 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.