FOX 48 Updates

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.

Lolo Jones starts up 'Hurdles of Hope'

Lolo Jones, the two-time Olympic hurdler and former LSU great, announced this week the start of the Lolo Jones Foundation and its signature program, Hurdles for Hope.

Piccadilly CEO: We had no other choice but to file for Chapter 11

Piccadilly is known for its cafeteria-style comfort food. However, the Baton Rouge-based business had to make the rather uncomfortable decision to file for Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code.

Troopers helping Troopers impacted by Isaac with plates of jambalaya

The Louisiana State Troopers Association sold plates of the Cajun dish to raise money for the Trooper Charities Fund. State police say it's a good way to give back to those who spent the storm taking care of others.

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