FOX 48 Updates

843 pounds of marijuana seized in traffic stop

ST. MARTIN PARISH, La (WGMB) — Louisiana State Troopers arrested two men from Kingston, Jamaica with 843 pounds of marijuana.

Jobs announcment in Natchez made by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant

NATCHEZ, Miss -- Governor Phil Bryant (R-Miss) marked his 100th day in office by making an economic development in Adams County.  Bryant joined officials from two companies, The Blain Companies and Fores Canada, Inc., to announce a busines

Susan G. Komen affiliates meet to save breast cancer screening program

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) - Susan G. Komen Representatives from across Louisiana came together at the State Capitol to encourage lawmakers to support a state breast cancer screening program.

Local Culinary instructor featured in PARADE’s ‘What People Earn’ issue

NATIONAL NEWS — PARADE’s 30th annual What People Earn report, one of our most popular features which takes a peek at how much money Americans make, is out today, Sunday, April 15, and a Baton Rouge resident made it to the cover.

GOP candidate Rick Santorum drops out of Presidential race

GETTYSBURG, Pa (WGMB) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has decided to will suspend his campaign for the nomination.

Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con returns at end of 2012

NEW ORLEANS, La (WGMB) — Wizard World Comic Con announced Friday that it will return to New Orleans for a third year. However, this time it will arrive nearly two months earlier.

Invasive water plant species may get worse

IBERIA PARISH, La (WVLA) — A quick trip into Bay Natchez and you'll soon notice the water, gets rough from all the Giant Salvinia.

Showing eternal love for bacon in the afterlife

Seattle, Wash (KETK) — Do you have a unique "taste" in life? Do you have a love for bacon? If you do, we've found the product made just for you-- bacon coffins.

Mega Millions fever spreads to a world record

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) — As the numbers continue to climb, so does the anticipation. The Louisiana Lottery has confirmed that the Mega Millions jackpot is now $640 million.