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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:18pm

FOX 48 Updates

Watching water levels, residents ready for spring thaw

The northern half of the country got a lot of snow this winter, and when it all melts, the runoff will drain into the Mississippi River to.

Louisiana homeowners react to flood insurance bill heading to Senate

The House of Representatives voted to pass the "Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act" Tuesday night. Now, homeowners are speaking out about the new law that could save people in our state thousands.

CLECO honored with industry award for Okla. storm assistance

Today, Cleco Power received one of the electric utility’s top honors for storm assistance from Edison Electric Institute (EEI) during its CEO Conference and Board Meeting in Washington, D.C.

La. GOHSEP monitoring winter weather conditions

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues to monitor issues associated with ice accumulations in several regions of the state. Conditions change quickly during this type of event.

UPDATE: Missing Fort Polk teen is found safe

UPDATE We received word that the teen has been found safe in the vicinity of Palmetto Terrace housing on Fort Polk. There are no other details available at this time.

Voter registration deadline Wednesday for Apr. 5 election

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding Louisianians that the deadline to register to vote in the April 5th municipal primary election is fast approaching.

La. Lottery observes Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Each spring, the Louisiana Lottery steps up its efforts to encourage responsible play by joining the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in its observance of National Problem Gambling Awareness Week.

La. confirms new flu-related pediatric death

Louisiana's weekly flu report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes a new pediatric death from the Central Louisiana region.

Vitter discussed with state officials Food Stamp abuse during last October's system outage

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today met with Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and Louisiana Dept.