GR8 Neighbors Shari Champagne

FOX 8 Gr8 Neighbor helping children, animals through her rescue

A South Louisiana woman is combining her love of kids and animals to help rescue both, and she's doing it with little help from the outside. Shari Champagne is a FOX 8 Gr8 neighbor.

  Gr8 Neighbor: Hammond high school student launches blessing boxes

A Hammond high school student is giving back to the community, one blessing at a time. This Gr8 Neighbor is hoping it will have a ripple effect across the state.

  Abramson Sci Academy band director is a Gr8 Neighbor

Band director at Abramson Sci Academy Johnnie Van Buren is giving back to the school that shaped who he is today, and that's what makes him a Gr8 Neighbor.

  Gr8 Neighbor gives the gift of life

A Laplace woman woman takes the words love thy neighbor literally.

  Gr8 Neighbor: Woman released from prison helps others get back on their feet

Spending more than a decade behind bars would change anyone. But Maryam Henderson-Uloho used the experience to transform lives. Not only her own....but those of hundreds of others.

  Gr8 Neighbor: Woman donates kidney to man in need

A good neighbor may pick up your mail or even let you have a cup of sugar. But Nancy Dozier has taken the word “neighbor” a step further.

  Gr8 Neighbors: Wetland warrior is a voice for coastal protection

At 83, Milton Cambre is always fighting. For more than 50 years he has been a loud voice for coastal protection in St. Charles Parish.
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  Bike safety gets attention during City Council committee meeting

  Businesses on Convention Center Boulevard worry over Corps restrictions

The high river causes the Corps of Engineers to issue a construction ban that's impacted the Convention Center Blvd project, but overall completion timetable still on track