FOX 48 Updates

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.

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.