FOX 48 Updates

Lawmakers address Medicaid cuts, LSU to be hit the hardest

Lawmakers were called into work today to address the more than three quarters of a billion dollars in healthcare cuts facing Louisiana.

Baton Rouge Zoo welcomes baby zebra

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a baby plains zebra. He was born on Tuesday, July 17th, and is doing well on exhibit with the herd. This baby is the 23rd zebra born at the Baton Rouge Zoo.

West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in Ascension Parish

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have been found in Ascension Parish. A spokesperson for the parish president's office says mosquitoes have been trapped in several spots across the parish and tested.

Thousands of singers hit the Big Easy for FOX's “AMERICAN IDOL” auditions

FOX's American Idol season 12 auditions are in full swing.

High school students learn leadership skills at Louisiana Youth Seminar

High school students from across the state came to Baton Rouge to find out how to become better leaders.

Shunick family ready for the nightmare to end

Around 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning, a search party set out to search three suspicious plots of overturned dirt, which investigators thought could be the shallow grave of missing UL student Mickey Shunick.

Pollock singer wins Cenla Idol 2012

Jonas Augustine, 22, of Pollock, La., is amazed at the possibility that he would be the winner of Saturday's Cenla Idol 2012 Finale in the Alexandria Mall.

Lafayette Police: Mickey Shunick suspect arrest details released

The Lafayette Police Department held a press conference on Friday, July 6 to update the public in regards to the arrest made in the Mickey Shunick investigation.

Louisiana Libertarian Party to meet in Alexandria

The Libertarian Party of Louisiana’s (LPL) State Central Committee will meet in Alexandria on July 28 at The Cottage Restaurant in Alexandria at 11:00 a.m.

Lafayette Police: Arrest made in Mickey Shunick case

The Lafayette Police Department reports that an arrest has been made in the case of Mickey Shunick. They said that no other comment will be made until tomorrow, Friday, July 6.