FOX 48 Updates

Baton Rouge native places sixth at Nathan's hot dog contest

If you could stomach it, the ten most intense, interesting and perhaps disgusting minutes on television aired on Independence Day.

Baton Rouge native looks to eat it up a notch at Coney Island contest

Whatever you do don't tell Adrian Morgan there's no strategy to professional eating.

Independence Day Events in Cenla & the Miss-Lou

Getting ready to celebrate the red, white and blue on Wednesday?  Here's some events around Central Louisiana and the Miss-Lou to party on America's 236th birthday.

Sen. Mary Landrieu talks success of the RESTORE Act

Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., spoke out on the success of a key piece of legislation she sponsored that would bring more money to the state after the BP oil spill. The RESTORE Act is on it's way to President Obama's desk.

National Guard Youth Foundation hosts benefit to help program geared to helping at risks teens

The National Guard Youth Foundation hosted it's second annual Youth Challenge Gala in Baton Rouge. The event co-chaired by Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., helps raise money for the Louisiana Youth Challenge program on Saturday.

Jackson, Miss. VA to host free health fairs for veterans in Mississippi

The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center is hosting free health fairs in July embarking on a state-wide effort to enroll Mississippi Veterans in VA healthcare.

Acadian Ambulance expands service area in South Texas

Acadian Ambulance has expanded its service area in South Texas with the addition of Medina County’s ESD 4.

Trapper Joe of ‘‘Swamp People’’ arrested for domestic abuse

One of the main stars in the hit reality show Swamp People was arrested for allegedly hitting his live-in girlfriend while the two were intoxicated. The incident occurred at a Florida hotel.

Historic Natchitoches bed and breakfast destroyed in fire

The historic town of Natchitoches is without one bed and breakfast this morning following a large fire.

LA Insurance Commissioner talks healthcare reform

The U.S. Supreme Court postponed a ruling today on several hot button issues including President Obama's controversial national health care reform policy.