FOX 48 Updates

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.

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.