FOX 48 Updates

Louisiana Residents gather for the state's 200th Birthday

"It's our culture, it's our culture, it's how we were raised," said Sydney Burchfield, a Louisiana resident.

CLECO presents Hot Spot to students

May is Electrical Safety Month and also time for Cleco’s Hot Spot safety program to hit the road.

Louisiana ranked last in U.S. Peace Index

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) - Louisiana is the least peaceful state to live in. That's according to the US Peace Index . This is the eleventh year in a row Louisiana ranked at the bottom of the list.

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.