FOX 48 Updates

La.resident upset after medicaid expansion bill failed

Some people in our community are in disarray after a bill that would have bypassed the governor to let you decide on medicaid expansion failed in committee.

La.based health companies to pay $150M for Medicare fraud

The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that the Louisiana based company Amedisys Inc.

La.Senate shuts down Medicaid expansion bill

You won't get to decide if Louisiana will expand its Medicaid program. Wednesday, a push to send the measure to voters didn't make it through committee after four hours of debate.

La. Clergy pen open letter to legislators, governor in support of payday lending reform

Several religious leaders from around the state of Louisiana gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday for a press conference to release an open letter to legislators and Governor Jindal.

La. runners describe emotion of 2014 Boston Marathon

Among the 31,805 runners who crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon, about two dozen traveled from Baton Rouge. Some ran Boston for the first time, while others returned to the site of the tragedy.

Washington firm recalls dried egg products due to possible salmonella contamination

Nutriom LLC, a Lacey, Wash. establishment, is recalling an additional 82,884 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S.

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.

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.