FOX 48 Updates

Voting numbers similar to 2008 general election numbners

According to the Secretary of State's Office, the number of people across the state that voted yesterday is about the same as the 2008 Presidential Election.

La. Constitutional Amendments passed: What does it mean?

Along with casting a vote for president, all Louisiana voters were given nine amendments to the Louisiana State Constitution. All, but one, passed. Here is a breakdown of what each amendment means to you:

Turn on the Holidays and Celebrate Louisiana's 200th Birthday

“Turn on the Holidays: A Bicentennial Celebration” will kick off the holidays with a FREE celebration in historic downtown Natchitoches on Saturday, November 17.

Controversial halftime show at Texas high school game stirs debate

A Texas high school is facing intense criticism after a halftime show in which a person dressed like Mitt Romney was punched in the face by someone depicting Big Bird.

Two Dozen Louisiana State Troopers head to New Jersey

As the northeast continues to struggle with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Louisiana State Police has deployed more than two dozen uniformed Troopers to assist law enforcement in New Jersey with recovery efforts.

Man missing since 2008 linked to bones discovered in St. Amant

Officials believe the bones discovered by hunters in St. Amant on Sunday belong to a man who was reported missing in 2008.

Officials: Winnsboro burn victim fabricated story of attack

Officials say the woman who was believed to be burned during an attack may have actually set fire to herself. Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas says there is no evidence to suggest that anyone else was involved in the attack.

Burn victim to have first surgery, community rallies in support

Woman intentionally set on fire remains in hospital in critical condition

  A woman is still in critical condition because police say she was intentionally set on fire.

Bad tires cause Miss. Community College van to crash on I-12, 9 injured

A passenger van from a Mississippi community college crashed on I-12 near Robert, La. Investigators believe poor tire condition may have caused the crash, and officials with the college say a full investigation will be launched.