FOX 48 Updates

'Ban the Box' movement heads to the state capitol

It's a little box to check on almost every employment application, ‘have you ever been arrested or convicted of a felony?’ It's an easy question to answer, but for thousands of former inmates it can mean the end of their sea

Synthetic marijuana discovery leads to permit suspensions, arrests

The Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner Troy Hebert issues an immediate suspension of alcohol and tobacco permits for an Alexandria business found selling synthetic marijuana.

'Jump Start' career-based program changes education for LA students

A new initiative could be changing your child's education. It's called the Jump Start Program. It's a career-based curriculum taught by industry professionals.

Acadian Ambulance and Air Med honored by La. State Police

The Louisiana State Police have awarded Acadian Ambulance and Air Med with their elite Distinguished Service Award.

Parents can now apply for their children to take part in Louisiana Scholarship Program

Parents can now apply for their student to take part in the Louisiana Scholarship Program.

Forest Hill student named "Star Reader" in national Scholastic Reading Club Sweepstakes

Forest Hill, La., student, Hannah Daigrepont, a first grader at Our Lady of Prompt Succor School, has been selected from more than 14,000 entries as a Scholastic Reading Club Star Reader.

Construction begins on new berm; trees falling in sinkhole caught on film

A spokesman for Texas Brine said Construction began Wednesday on a new southern berm set to help add another layer of containment between the sinkhole and the surrounding waterways in Bayou Corne.

Jindal vows to continue fight against teacher unions after court rules Act One unconstitutional, again.

The Governor’s sweeping education agenda took another hit Wednesday, when a judge ruled that Act One of the 2012 legislative session or the teacher tenure law was unconstitutional.

Carville plant agrees to address Clean Air Act violations

The Cos-Mar Company of Carville, LA has agreed to correct violations of the Clean Air Act.

ADI releases top success stories for animals in 2013

Animal Defenders International (ADI), a world-leading animal rights organization, has named their top ten animal rights success stories for 2013. The list includes campaign efforts launched all around the world.