Shelley joined FOX 8 in September 2008, the day after Hurricane Gustav made landfall in Louisiana. She's a native of New Orleans and is back home after working at WTOL-TV in Toledo, OH where she was the weekday 5:30 evening anchor and a general assignment reporter.
A Code Enforcement hearing officer ruled in favor of the City Monday to fill a longtime nuisance pool in Lakeview that the FOX 8 Defenders have tracked for months. Tonight neighbors are cautiously optimistic.
A follow-up now to a series of FOX 8 Defenders reports over the last year, laying out the public health and safety concerns surrounding a longtime nuisance pool. We're learning after 13 years, a blighted Lakeview pool could soon get fixed or filled.
You may have seen the promises of quick and easy money if you wrap your car with ads for a specific product or company. But don't get lured in. A Houma woman explains how the only person making the quick profit is the scammer behind what you think is a job offer.
If you own property in New Orleans and don't agree with the assessment, now is the time to challenge it. In this FOX 8 Defenders report, we explain what you need to know about the appeals process that's open now through August 15th.
Months after a FOX 8 Defenders report exposed some of the worst repeat blight offenders in one neighborhood, there is some progress. However, neighbors worry one nuisance property remains a disturbing health and safety hazard.
It's no secret Lakeview has its share of potholes, but neighbors complained one of the more well-traveled streets had become dangerous. After months of no answers, they turned to Shelley Brown and the FOX 8 Defenders, and got results.
A full month into hurricane season and already there are mounting concerns over maintenance of some New Orleans drainage canals. Some worry what's growing wild in them could put your property at risk. The FOX 8 Defenders look for answers and action.
The city reports it's demolished more than 1,200 properties in New Orleans East over the last eight years, but a few highly visible blighted properties remain sore sights from the Interstate, and residents are fed up.