FOX 48 Updates

'StartCentral' offers training for beginning entrepreneurs

StartCentral, an innovative program for new and potential entrepreneurs, is offering a six-part training series that will help Central Louisiana residents take their dreams of owning a business to reality.

Registration now open for Freedom Run/Walk

In celebration of the troops, Team Red White & Blue will host a COLOR Freedom Fun Run/Walk at historic Ft. Randolph State Historic Site in Pineville on Saturday, March 28.

Public can sound off on proposed troop cuts at Fort Polk

The Army Listening Session about the proposed cut of up to 6,500 troops at Fort Polk will be held in three locations simultaneously on March 3, 2015. The three locations include, Leesville, Alexandria and Lake Charles.

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.

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.

Louisiana receives grant to prevent child sex trafficking

 Louisiana just got a big boost from the federal government this week to help prevent and investigate child trafficking.

La. GOHSEP wants you to prepare for winter weather

The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is asking residents to prepare themselves for the first dangerous winter weather of the season.

State Fire Marshal shares tips on staying warm while avoiding harm

As colder weather settles across Louisiana this week, the State Fire Marshal wishes to remind everyone that the improper use of heating equipment such as portable space heaters, is a leading cause of residential fire deaths.

National Weather Service radar gets a little TLC

 Chances are you've seen one on your way to an airport or along the interstate. It may look a lot like a giant golf ball, but it actually serves a very important purpose and this week...it's getting a little 'TLC.'