FOX 48 Updates

Ponchatoula woman wins $740,380 lottery jackpot

Patsy McKnight of Ponchatoula, the sole winner of the $740,380 Lotto jackpot from the September 8 drawing, claimed her prize at Louisiana Lottery Headquarters Monday.

Fraudulent claims already being spotted related to Hurricane Isaac

A national organization headquartered in Baton Rouge says they're already busy with fraudulent claims stemming from Hurricane Isaac.

Family, friends say goodbye to their own 'King of Beer'

One Maringouin man's family is honoring his last wishes to be buried in a casket covered with the logo of his favorite beverage, Budweiser Beer.

Boil Water Advisory for Jonesville

The town of Jonesville is under a boil water advisory until further notice, according to mayor Hiram Evans. Residents are asked to boil water for drinking, brushing teeth, etc. for three minutes prior to use.

De Soto Parish workers injured in fracking accident

Three people are fighting for their lives after a gas line explosion in De Soto Parish.

Tips for insurance policyholders for Hurricane Isaac claims

As Louisiana homeowners begin to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Isaac, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is offering advice and resources for property owners to assist them in filing a claim and working with insurance adjusters and agen

Slidell resident killed while driving through floodwater

On Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7:40 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on the I-10 eastbound onramp from Oak Harbor Blvd. in St. Tammany Parish.

Jindal: Waters will remain high for several days; heat a factor

Governor Jindal has held daily press conferences since Monday, Aug. 27 to update citizens on the state’s efforts for issues related to Hurricane Isaac.

Overturned 18-wheeler shuts down I-10 West in Baton Rouge at I-110 split

Shortly after 10:00 a.m. an 18-wheeler carrying bottled water overturned at the I-10/I-110 split. The weight of the cargo shifted as the truck entered the curve, causing the crash.

Reporters embedded with National Guard during Hurricane Isaac water rescue

For all the warnings we hear from government officials, some people will always be stranded in rising floodwaters during a hurricane.