FOX 48 Updates

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.

Bloomington, Ind. police contact Lafayette about similar missing person case

The case of missing ULL student Mickey Shunick caught the eye of police investigators in Bloomington, Ind.. That’s because they see similarities between this case and one they worked roughly one year ago.

Superfest weekend brings 75,000 country music fans to Baton Rouge

Approximately 75,000 festival-goers from across the country—and from as far away as Canada, Mexico, France, and Norway—trekked to Louisiana State University’s famed football venue, the legendary Tiger Stadium, to be part of th

Missing UL-Lafayette student seen on surveillance video

Detectives were able to identify a bicyclist believed to be Mickey Shunick traveling on Versailles Blvd. and Saint Landry Street.

Louisiana hurricane prep sales tax holiday this weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, Louisiana residents will have a chance to stock up on necessary items to prepare for this hurricane season.