FOX 48 Updates

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.

Alexandria rated as "place to retire" by Forbes

Forbes magazine has rated Alexandria as one of the 25 best places to retire.

Time running out on BP tourism funds

Time is running out for area tourism agencies to use $15 million of BP funds handed over after the Gulf Oil Spill.

Four fathers have lunch with the President

In honor of the upcoming Father's Day weekend, President Obama had lunch today with four fathers.

APCVB announces annual Close to Home Summer Program

The Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will begin the annual Close to Home Summer Program for 2012 on June 15. The program will continue through August 15.

Monroe chef wins TV cooking show

A Louisiana chef wins a national cooking competition. Cory Bahr of Monroe takes top prize on the Food Network show Chopped. Raised by his grandparents in northeast Louisiana, he said he wanted to win for them.

Gator ties up traffic near Livonia

An angry reptile caused a ruckus on a road in Pointe Coupee Parish!

Residents plan rally to ‘save’ Times-Picayune paper

The announcement that The Times-Picayune will cut back its printing distribution to three days a week is not sitting well with some New Orleans-residents. Today, a rally has been scheduled to “save” the paper.

LSU to get budget impact figures, consider new programs for Shreveport, Alexandria campuses

LSU Board members next Friday are expected to get an update on the impact of state budget cuts on LSU System institutions.

New York City seeks to ban big sodas from restaurants, food carts

New York City is set to ban the sale of large-size sodas and other sugary beverages in an effort to combat rising obesity rates, city officials said Thursday.