Foodapalooza will celebrate local food and its producers

The Third Annual Foodapalooza, an event that celebrates Central Louisiana foods and food producers, will be February 26-28 in Alexandria.

Watch “JOURNEY: 450 YEARS OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE”

Watch FOX 48's special, Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience, Saturday, Feb. 7 at 12:00 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3:00 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 28 at 12:00 p.m.

Free Africans existed in New World before Plymouth Rock and Jamestown

The year is 1565, and in the first New World, Spanish Florida is taking shape.

First official civil rights legislation occurred in Spanish Florida before the United States declared independence

King Charles II of Spain created the edict of 1693, which according to scholars, appears to be the first civil rights legislation in the New World.

First 'Underground Railroad' may have headed from North to South

It is a part of American history that’s just not well known. The first "Underground Railroad" ran from the North to the South in 1738.

Incident at St. Augustine hotel pool may have been final act before Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law

The year is 1964, and protests have reached a fever pitch in St. Augustine, Florida. By the end of May, it was apparent that national Negro organizations had selected St. Augustine as a target city for racial demonstrations.

Best-selling author collaborates on creative workshop

Jim Clinton, President and CEO of Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance and creator of "Maker Mornings," along with special guest presenter Todd Henry, founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, invites the community to explore

WNTZ-TV begins new year under new ownership

WNTZ-TV FOX 48 has a new owner. Nexstar Broadcasting purchased WNTZ-TV from Communications Corporation of America.  The transaction was approved by the Federal Communications Commission and closed today, January 1, 2015.

US ARMY Lt. Col. Joshua Hamilton

Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Hamilton sends a Holiday Greeting to the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk.

US AIR FORCE Sgt. Whitney Hancock

Sergeant Whitney Hancock sends Holiday Greetings to his family in Alexandria, La.