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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:18pm

FOX 48 Updates

Rural roads to get upgrade

They're roads that may not be familiar to city dwellers, but they're vital links to keep our state moving; so vital the state announced ambitious plans to invest $150 million dollars worth of upgrades on 360 miles of state roads.

Two pets die in Shreveport house fire

 A morning house fire in the 2600 block of Meriwether Rd. in Shreveport took the life of two pets.

Lafayette Police: Body identified as Mickey Shunick

Lafayette Police have confirmed the body found earlier this week in Evangeline Parish is that of Mickey Shunick.

Will former Governor Edwin Edwards become a father at 85 years old?

Could former governor Edwin Edwards be thinking of becoming a father again? According to the man himself, that's the plan.

209th MPs return home after year-long deployment to Afghanistan

Fort Polk's 209th Military Police Company returned home in the early hours Aug. 6 after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

Military exercise to be conducted in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas

A military exercise is underway through Aug.

Louisiana shoppers flock to stores for tax holiday

Back-to-school shopping season is always a big boost for local retailers, but add a sales tax holiday to that equation, and what do you get?

Tropical Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic

 Tropical Storm Ernesto has formed just east of the Windward Islands.

Tropical depression five forms

Tropical Depression Five formed in the Atlantic Basin on Wednesday afternoon. As of the 4:00 p.m.

Governor Jindal cuts ribbon at new L.E. Fletcher campus development

Governor Bobby Jindal marked the opening of the new L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College campus development on Tuesday.