FOX 48 Updates

Nelson Mandela's legacy lives on at Southern University

Since the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela last week, many on the Southern University campus have been speaking out about the great leader's life and legacy.

Vitter announces over $800K to La. Highway Safety Commission

U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced today that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will award $815,380 in grants to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

Alexandria resident honored for service to Acadian Companies

Regional Vice President Terry Arceneaux was recently honored by Acadian Ambulance for his 40 years of service to the company.

Inside the towboat industry

There's a billion dollar industry...that operates in large part right here in Louisiana. It chugs along round the clock, moving thousands of tons of of cargo each day of the year...connecting us to the rest of the world.

Alexandria firefighter dies from fire in his own home

An off duty firefighter died early Sunday morning when his own home caught on fire.

Job Corps education and training centers in Louisiana are accepting students

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program is accepting applications throughout the autumn and winter months.

A look inside the common core classroom; 25 year veteran teacher works to implement new standards

Tuesday Morning saw Kindergarten teacher Karen Parrino teaching her students about density.

Profita hired to lead La. Seafood Board

Karen Profita is the new executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.

Unrestrained Pollock man dies in vehicle crash

Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed a young man from Pollock, LA and injured his passenger. He was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

General Honoré and other leaders gather to save Louisiana's environment

Environmental leaders from across the state are teaming up with the community to save our environment. Retired U.S.