FOX 48 Updates

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.

State Emergency declared in Lafayette Parish due to flooding

CARENCRO, La — The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), Louisiana National Guard (LANG), Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), Louisiana State Police (LSP) and the Department o

Russell Brand filming new project in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La (WGMB) -- Russell Brand, the infamous actor/comedian and soon to be ex-husband of Katy Perry, is in the Bayou State to begin filming his latest project, which is currently untitled.

SeNSE seeks entrepreneurs for Film Industry Pitch Night

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) — The film industry in Louisiana continues to grow. Next month, local entrepreneurs will have their chance to submit an idea for a business that relates to the industry during Pitch Night.

Lafayette mom shocked by school lunch menu

LAFAYETTE, La (WGMB) - Ali Roberts decided to spend her lunch time at the school her second-grade daughter attends. When she arrived at the school around 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb.

Boyce couple receives $1-million prize

ALEXANDRIA, La — Mary Roberts of Boyce became the Louisiana Lottery’s first millionaire of 2012 when she claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the Feb.