FOX 48 Updates

Vitter legislation will stop toxic drywall from entering U.S. markets

U.S. Senator David Vitter this week introduced a bipartisan amendment to help prevent toxic drywall from entering U.S. markets. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) have cosponsored Vitter’s legislation.

DOTD promises a quick end to Baton Rouge I-10 widening

Soon the sounds of construction on I-10 will give way to the sound of cars humming along the new six lane interstate, and the morning commute will become bearable again.

Gun stores see surge in sales

The national debate about gun control and promises from Washington to legislate firearm sales has some in Louisiana in a buying frenzy.

Acadian Wins Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Award

Inc. magazine has ranked Acadian number 18 on its inaugural list of Hire Power awards.

Raising Cane’s collects more than $87,000 to end childhood hunger

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, its crewmembers and loyal “Caniacs” rallied around Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry™ campaign in September, raising $87,368 to help end childhood hunger in America.

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.