FOX 48 Updates

Louisiana continues to help Sandy victims' recovery efforts

It’s been a little over a month since Hurricane Sandy wrecked the East Coast leaving thousands homeless and without power. Here in Louisiana, we know what it's like to experience a storm of that magnitude.

Addicts struggle to fight alcohol dependency in Louisiana's 'drinking culture'

November is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and here in Louisiana, those trying to stay sober said it's a lot tougher than other places in the country due to our “party culture.”

Troopers home from emergency aid in time for the holidays

This holiday season Sergeant Jonas Martin knows there really is no place like home.

Louisiana group to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Members of a south Louisiana group packed their bags and headed toward the Big Apple to participate in one of the biggest parades in the nation, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Alexandria Christmas Parade calls for float entries

The Alexandria Mardi Gras Association is calling for float entries for the Alexandria Christmas Parade to be held Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. This year's Grand Marshal is to be announced.

Coast Guard: 11 injured in platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico

According to the U.S.

Red River Bank acquires Baton Rouge-based Fidelity Bank

Red River Bank, based in Alexandria, announced it bought Fidelity Bank, an indepedent bank based in Baton Rouge. Fidelity has five branches in the Greater Baton Rouge area, 50 employees, and more than $100-million in assets.

Missing girl from San Antonio could be in Louisiana

Officials say an 11-year-old girl from San Antonio might be in Louisiana.

BP pleads guilty to criminal charges over Gulf oil spill

BP reached a settlement today with the federal government to pay $4.5 billion for the 2010 oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

More than 30K sign petition to make Louisiana leave the U.S.

A petition that would have louisiana secede from the United States is gaining popularity on the internet.