FOX 48 Updates

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.  

Lafayette cyclist never makes it home, community search party seeks answers

What started out as a normal night out on the town has turned into a living nightmare for the family and friends of a 21-year-old woman from Lafayette.

Nine-hour Natchez prison riot claims life of one guard; several employees and prisoners injured

After nine intense hours at the Adams County Corrections Center outside Natchez on Sunday, one prison guard is dead.

Monroe mall will host Miss Louisiana's Outstanding Teen Scavenger Hunt

The Miss Louisiana's Outstanding Teen 2012 contestants are on the hunt at Pecanland Mall Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

GOP answers back to Obama's same sex marriage decision

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, in response to Obama's gay marriage decision Wednesday afternoon, released an official statement.

Obama: "I think same sex couples should get married."

In the wake of North Carolina's landmark decision to ban gay marriage, the Commander in Chief is speaking out during an exclusive interview with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts.

Hatchet-wielding woman chases two people in Bossier City road rage incident

A Shreveport woman was arrested Tuesday following a road rage incident in which she chased two people with a hatchet.

Stomach virus cases causes closure of Terrebonne Parish oyster harvesting area

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) closed a molluscan shellfish harvesting area in southwestern Terrebonne Parish Tuesday located in Basin 12, Area 23.

Central Louisiana Orchid Society presents showing at Kent House

The Central Louisiana Orchid Society will present a showing at Kent House Plantation in Alexandria Friday, May 11, from noon - 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Louisiana anti-bullying bill inspired by teen's death moves forward, faces opposition

Anti-bullying legislation inspired by the death of a Pointe Coupee girl is one step closer to becoming law after being approved by the Senate Education Committee.