FOX 48 Updates

American Cancer Society celebrates graduation of new volunteers

The American Cancer Society recently celebrated the graduation of the newest volunteers in the Community Health Advisor (CHA) program.

Miss. Ag. Commissioner Hyde-Smith secures important products for Miss. beekeepers

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith has announced approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of two emergency exemptions to help Mississippi beekeepers control damaging varroa mite infestations in hone

La. GOHSEP recaps hurricane season

The Atlantic Hurricane season ended on November 30, but the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness cautions Louisiana residents to stay mindful of potential hazards that could affect their homes and families, es

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.