FOX 48 Updates

Jordan Jefferson pleaded in court to misdemeanor charge

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Jordan Jefferson's attorney pleaded not guilty yesterday to one count of simple battery on behalf of the former LSU quarterback.

Southern Univ.'s Dancing Dolls featured in Madonna's Halftime Show

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Dancing Dolls from Southern University in Baton Rouge added additional flair and made Madonna look good!

Gas prices expected to jump nearly 60 cents per gallon

UNITED STATES (WGMB) - Gas prices could break the bank in the upcoming months. USA Today says gas prices could jump by 60 cents or more per gallon by May.

Hollywood Who's Who showing up to Brad Pitt's charity gala in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Lots of celebs are coming to New Orleans for Brad Pitt's charity gala.

La. Assn. of Educators proposes its own reform plan

BATON ROUGE, LA (WGMB) — The Louisiana Association of Educators is proposing its own education reform plan for the state. That's because they say Governor Bobby Jindal’s plan will hurt schools and students.

Facebook adds tool for suicide prevention

SHREVEPORT, La. (KMSS) – In 2010, 490 people in Louisiana committed suicide.

Accused Alabama fan in viral video posted $10,000 bond

NEW ORLEANS, La (WNTZ) — Alabama Fan Brian Downing's overnight stay in jail has ended. The 32-year-old posted bail just before noon on Friday, after an Orleans Magistrate Judge set a $10,000 bond that morning.

Saints hire Spagnuolo as Defensive Coordinator

NEW ORLEANS, La (WGMB) — Former St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo has agreed to become defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints.

Alabama fan accused of assaulting LSU fan in viral video arrested

UPDATE 10:38 p.m.: Brian Downing, 32, of Smiths Station, Ala., arrived in New Orleans around 10:30 p.m.

Lady Gaga takes in local flavor at Baton Rouge hot spot

BATON ROUGE, LA (WGMB) — She’s 25-years old and now has more followers on Twitter than the President. Now, New York-native Lady Gaga takes in the local flavor while making a stop in Baton Rouge.