FOX 48 Updates

La. Lottery announces "Lotto Lagniappe" drawing results

The Louisiana Lottery held the first of four promotional "Lotto Lagniappe" raffle drawings from 321,493 promotional entry tickets generated when customers purchased a $5 single-draw Lotto ticket in March.

La. Hospital Assn. responds to Jindal's proposed cuts to emergency services

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals recently published a Notice of Intent in the Louisiana Register to cut hospital payments for emergency services by implementing a flat-rate triage fee for some services in hospital emergency room

Vitter announces 12 La. appointees to military service academies

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced twelve Louisiana nominees that have been appointed to military service academies.

Rapides Children's Advocacy Center announces "We Are One" child sponsorship campaign

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and the Rapides Children's advocacy Center is challenging the community to come together for support.

La. Lt. Gov. Dardenne, tourism partners launch U.S. Gulf Coast States Geotourism Mapguide and Website

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, the Louisiana Office of Tourism, National Geographic and the U.S.

KKK recruitment flyers distributed in Eunice, La. neighborhoods

Someone is passing out hateful flyers in the Acadiana area, telling Eunice residents the KKK is "awake." This flier was passed out in one predominantly black neighborhood over the weekend.

Pennington researches effects of exercise on blood sugar; seeks African American men to participate

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial to examine how exercise affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar in African American men.

Natural resources ranked as highest economic growth opportunity among tour attendees in Natchez

Natchez area business and community leaders believe Natural Resources tops the list of opportunities for future economic growth in their area, according to a Jan. 22, 2014 survey.

Survey reveals dwindling resources for domestic violence victims

This month, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) released a new research report that found, in a single 24-hour period, more than 66,000 victims of domestic violence received help and support from service organizations in the U

Rally for new bill to make payday lending subject to felony loansharking laws

Payday lenders currently charge interest rates 10 times higher than felony loansharking laws allow.