FOX 48 Updates

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.

Alexandria Police: Man tries to kidnap infant from hospital by posing as physician

ALEXANDRIA, La (WVLA) — Police are trying to figure out why a man posed as a physician and allegedly attempted to kidnap a two month old child from its hospital room.

Louisiana acting connection to new movie "The Hunger Games"

The Hunger Games debuted this past weekend.  The blockbuster brought in $150 million.

Texas man arrested in moonshine discovery

SMITH COUNTY, Tex (KETK-TV) The Smith County, Texas Constable found an illegal moonshine operation in the 9300 block of County Road 2301.

Vernon Parish cleaning up after storms soak residents

LEESVILLE, La (Leesville Daily Leader) — Editor's Note: This is a developing story. Changes may be made from the original story.

Sections of Vernon Parish roadways closed due to flooding

LEESVILLE, La (Leesville Daily Leader) — UPDATE 9:38 a.m. — The following sections of roads are still closed due to flooding, according to the DOTD:

Ark-La-Tex prepares for heavy flooding

SHREVEPORT, La (KMSS) -- Ark-La-Tex residents are prepping for a heavy downpour today that could result in major flooding.

Lottery announces final Saints Second-Chance drawing deadline

BATON ROUGE, La — The Louisiana Lottery is calling all Saints fans to mail in any remaining nonwinning $5 New Orleans Saints 2011 scratch-off tickets for its final second-chance drawing to win a 2012 Saints Prize Package, including season

"World's Ugliest Dog" dies

Yoda, a 15 year-old female Chinese Crested and Chihuaua mix, who won last year's "World's Ugliest Dog" competition, died in her sleep on Saturday night, March 10.

Jindal makes State of the State Address

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) — With 44 percent of Louisiana schools receiving a "D" or an "F" on the latest state school assessments, Governor Bobby Jindal stated to legislators on both sides that change is needed now.