FOX 48 Updates

Former manager files whistleblower lawsuit against GOHSEP

A former GOHSEP employee has filed a lawsuit against the agency and its director, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for reporting wasteful spending.

Lives lost during Pearl Harbor remembered at USS Kidd on 71st anniversary

Those who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor were remembered today.

Remains of Baton Rouge pilot killed during Vietnam War returned for burial

The body of Baton Rouge serviceman killed in the line of duty during the Vietnam War will finally be returned to his family for a burial with full military honors.

$7K reward being offered for arrest in illegal black bear kills

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering a reward after a pair of black bears that were illegally killed last week.

Letten steps down from U.S. Attorney’s Office amid online comment scandal

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced today that he will step down from his post. Letten made the announcement at a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 6. He said that he will officially leave the office on Dec. 11.

Economists say fiscal cliff will touch almost every American

While politicians in Washington have yet to reach a solution on the fiscal cliff local economist Loren Scott says if they can't come to a deal, it's you that will suffer.

New propsal could mean tuition increases for four year schools

A committee has decided to move forward with a proposal that could give schools like LSU the okay to decide their own tuition. The board of regents will have the final say on that proposal Thursday.

American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center celebrates milestone

Since their opening last fall, the American Cancer Society’s two Cancer Resource Centers in Alexandria have helped more than 139 cancer patients. In addition, the centers at Christus St.

Recycling center points Fort Polk toward Net Zero Waste 2020

“Reduce, reuse, recycle” has become a household phrase; yet being a steward of the environment sometimes takes a backseat when life gets busy.

Over 7,000 jobs to be created due to largest manufacturing investment in state’s history

Today Sasol Ltd. Announced plans to invest between $16 billion and $21 billion in an integrated GTL and ethane cracker complex in Westlake. The facility is expected to create roughly 1,253 direct jobs and roughly 5,886 indirect jobs.