FOX 48 Updates

Cleco fares well so far in ice storm, watching southern parishes closely

As Winter Storm Leon moved through Cleco’ s service territory in north and central Louisiana, it brought sleet and snow but few power outages.

Jindal gives La. emergency order to provide propane, heating fuels in extreme cold

Governor Bobby Jindal has ordered a state of emergency in Louisiana due to the extreme cold weather conditions and a shortage of propane and heating products.

La. Sheriffs kick off scholarship program

The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program provides scholarships to eligible students from around the state to help them further their education and training.

'Ban the Box' movement heads to the state capitol

It's a little box to check on almost every employment application, ‘have you ever been arrested or convicted of a felony?’ It's an easy question to answer, but for thousands of former inmates it can mean the end of their sea

Synthetic marijuana discovery leads to permit suspensions, arrests

The Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner Troy Hebert issues an immediate suspension of alcohol and tobacco permits for an Alexandria business found selling synthetic marijuana.

'Jump Start' career-based program changes education for LA students

A new initiative could be changing your child's education. It's called the Jump Start Program. It's a career-based curriculum taught by industry professionals.

Acadian Ambulance and Air Med honored by La. State Police

The Louisiana State Police have awarded Acadian Ambulance and Air Med with their elite Distinguished Service Award.

Parents can now apply for their children to take part in Louisiana Scholarship Program

Parents can now apply for their student to take part in the Louisiana Scholarship Program.

Forest Hill student named "Star Reader" in national Scholastic Reading Club Sweepstakes

Forest Hill, La., student, Hannah Daigrepont, a first grader at Our Lady of Prompt Succor School, has been selected from more than 14,000 entries as a Scholastic Reading Club Star Reader.

Construction begins on new berm; trees falling in sinkhole caught on film

A spokesman for Texas Brine said Construction began Wednesday on a new southern berm set to help add another layer of containment between the sinkhole and the surrounding waterways in Bayou Corne.