FOX 48 Updates

La. GOHSEP monitoring winter weather conditions

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues to monitor issues associated with ice accumulations in several regions of the state. Conditions change quickly during this type of event.

UPDATE: Missing Fort Polk teen is found safe

UPDATE We received word that the teen has been found safe in the vicinity of Palmetto Terrace housing on Fort Polk. There are no other details available at this time.

Voter registration deadline Wednesday for Apr. 5 election

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding Louisianians that the deadline to register to vote in the April 5th municipal primary election is fast approaching.

La. Lottery observes Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Each spring, the Louisiana Lottery steps up its efforts to encourage responsible play by joining the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in its observance of National Problem Gambling Awareness Week.

La. confirms new flu-related pediatric death

Louisiana's weekly flu report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes a new pediatric death from the Central Louisiana region.

Vitter discussed with state officials Food Stamp abuse during last October's system outage

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today met with Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and Louisiana Dept.

Lawmakers looking to raise standards for TOPS eligibility

Some in Louisiana are pushing for higher standards for TOPS recipients.

SU Board member resigns

Calvin Braxton Sr., a member of the Southern University and A&M College System Board of Supervisors, resigned February 26, 2014.

Delta Bank files applications to enter Mississippi with full-service Natchez location

Delta Bank today announced it has taken the first step in expanding its unique brand of personalized banking to Mississippi with its applications to the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions and FDIC to open a full-service branch in Natche

The debate continues: top education officials tackle Common Core

It's one of the biggest debates going on in Louisiana right now. It's Common Core, and the new set of standards for our students has everyone taking sides, including Louisiana's top education officials.