FOX 48 Updates

Busy year for American Red Cross in Louisiana, nationwide

The American Red Cross spent much of 2012 helping people in Louisiana and across the country whose lives were impacted by disasters.

Voters are fed up with delay on Fiscal Cliff decision

Just when it seemed as though an agreement would never be reached in Washington, a tentative agreement was struck with minutes to spare and passed in the Senate.

Louisiana river shippers worry about Midwestern drought

Barge captains running cargo up and down the Mississippi through the Midwestern corridor all have similar stories to tell these days.

Crawfish season looking good due to excessive rain, high temps

Southern Louisiana had more rainfall this summer compared to the past 2 years, so crawfish reproduction is at an all time high, numbers and size.

La. First Lady announces new student artwork to be featured at Governor's Mansion

As a part of the Jindal family’s initiative to feature young artists, Louisiana’s First Lady Supriya Jindal announced today the artwork that was selected for display in Louisiana’s Governor’s Mansion for the month of Dec

DNR Secretary Chustz says Atchafalaya Basin water project completed

Dredging work at Dog Leg Canal in the Atchafalaya Basin has been completed, announced officials with the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today.

Lake Charles plant fire causes shutdown, millions in damage

PPG Industries in Lake Charles today declared a force majeure for its vinyl chloride monomer after a Christmas Eve fire shut down the production unit.

Falling off the 'Fiscal Cliff' could cost your family over $100 a paycheck

If a deal on the fiscal cliff isn't reached soon you could be seeing some unwelcome tax increases on your next pay check.

Acadian Ambulance medic reunites with coworker who delivered him

Two Acadian Ambulance medics recently reunited after 21 years. However, the last time they were together, one of them was a newborn.

It’s beginning to look a lot like a wet Christmas

Severe weather could put a damper on Christmas plans for people in Louisiana.