FOX 48 Updates

Boil Water Alert issued for portions of Natchez, Adams County

The Mississippi State Department of Health is issuing a Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the Oakland Water Works [0010007] water supply located in Adams County.

Farrar announces candidacy for Pineville City Judge

Tuesday, local attorney Todd L. Farrar announced his candidacy for Pineville City Judge. The Pineville City Court has jurisdiction over Wards 9, 10 and 11, which encompass all of North Rapides Parish.

Vitter announces Over $2.8 mil. in grants to La. Highway Safety Commission

U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will award $2,819,315 in grants to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

La. Lottery announces Final "Saints" second-chance drawing deadline

The Louisiana Lottery is calling all New Orleans Saints fans to mail in any remaining nonwinning $5 "Black & Gold Saints" scratch-off tickets for its final second-chance drawing to win a 2014 Saints Prize Package, including season

Vitter gets bipartisan estuaries bill through EPW Committee

U.S. Sen. David Vitter, top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced the passage of a bipartisan Clean Estuaries Act of 2014 in committee. Vitter, along with Sen.

La. state agencies to conduct disaster response test exercise Saturday

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) will coordinate a full scale exercise April 5th to test the disaster response capabilities of several state, local and federal agencies.

Judge to rule next week on MoveOn billboard attacking La. Gov. Jindal

The message of a billboard along Interstate 10 near Port Allen reached all the way to federal court.

Boil Advisory in Leesville due to water main break

The Public Works Department of the City of Leesville is in the process of repairing a six-inch water main break in the vicinity of Colony Park Drive.

La. Lottery announces "Lotto Lagniappe" drawing results

The Louisiana Lottery held the first of four promotional "Lotto Lagniappe" raffle drawings from 321,493 promotional entry tickets generated when customers purchased a $5 single-draw Lotto ticket in March.

La. Hospital Assn. responds to Jindal's proposed cuts to emergency services

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals recently published a Notice of Intent in the Louisiana Register to cut hospital payments for emergency services by implementing a flat-rate triage fee for some services in hospital emergency room