FOX 48 Updates

Report: Louisiana unemployment rates dropping

According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, unemployment in Baton Rouge is at 7.2 percent, which is down from 8 percent in July. Unemployment is down 0.5 percent in Lafayette, where the rate sits at 5 percent.

LSU to test emergency text messaging service tomorrow

LSU will conduct a test of the university’s emergency text messaging system on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 9:00 a.m.

Motorcycle accident patients reunite with Acadian medics

Thanks to appropriate riding gear and the help of Acadian Ambulance medics, a father and daughter survived a near-fatal motorcycle crash in St. Martinville, La.

Shedding light on the 'Darkness': Vidalia business owner's insensitivity causes local Facebook backlash

"There's a difference between being mean and being a bully," Katie May of Vidalia feels after her unexpected confrontation with a Vidalia store owner Thursday afternoon.

Cenla residents asked to be on alert for kidnapped Alabama teen

Alabama authorities are asking people across Central Louisiana to be on high alert as a kidnapped teen may be in the area.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful calls for award submissions

Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state's non-profit organization dedicated to litter prevention and waste reduction, is calling on Louisiana residents to help nominate exemplary groups and individuals whose efforts help to keep Louisiana beaut

Louisiana game developer, Pixel Dash Studios, releases Fans vs. Franchise update for iOS Devices

Just in time for the start of the NFL season, Louisiana game developer, Pixel Dash Studios announced today the release of an update to its “fan favorite” Fans vs. Franchise.

Hurricane Isaac costs Entergy up to $500 million

Entergy reports that Hurricane Isaac cost them between $400 to $500 million. That includes about $80 million in the Baton Rouge area.

LSU students react as they return to campus after bomb threat evacuation

According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, students are starting to be let back in to residential housing.

LSU evacuated due to bomb threat

An evacuation order has been issued for LSU’s campus due to a bomb threat. Details are limited at this time and no specific location on campus has been given. The alert was issued at around 11:30 a.m.