FOX 48 Updates

Why Mississippi doesn't have a lottery?

As tonight's Powerball jackpot is expected to pay out at least $550 million to its lucky winner... or winners, many will buy a ticket, then dream what they will do with all that money if they win.

Camp Minden explosion due to improper storage

Officials have released the cause for a recent explosion that took place at the Camp Minden Goex plant two weeks ago.

Powerball jackpot increased to record $500 million

The Powerball jackpot for the Nov. 28 drawing climbed to $500 million Tuesday, the largest Powerball jackpot of all time and the second largest in the world.

Permits issued to restaurants with uncorrected health violations

Monday, Louisiana’s Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera, announced his office has investigated the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health.

14 fatalities investigated by Louisiana State Police over Thanksgiving holiday

During the Thanksgiving holiday week, Louisiana State Police investigated thirteen fatal crashes that resulted in fourteen deaths across the state.

TAX ALERT: 2013 standard mileage rates up 1 cent per mile

The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2013 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Oyster harvests at historic lows east of the Mississippi River

Commercial oyster harvests east of the Mississippi River are at historic lows, according to officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).

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.