Big Pharma was supposed to self-police fentanyl prescriptions. It failed. Patients died.

Internal documents show lax enforcement, missed opportunities by the federal government.

Driver’s ed school took their money, then cancelled all classes

Several teens and parents in Tangipahoa Parish are frustrated with a driver’s ed school that took their money then abruptly closed. The owners said the OMV shut down their school in retaliation for a heated dispute they had with two state employees.

You can help uncover political ad targeting on Facebook

Use the Facebook Political Ad Collector to help categorize ads and understand why they are targeting you.

FOX 8 Defenders: Don’t fall for the car wrap scam

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.

Metropolitan Crime Commission calls low bonds at Criminal District Court a dangerous trend

“I saw that the bonds do not reflect the serious nature of the offenses."

NOPD investigating homicide in Maryville-Fontainbleau neighborhood

According to NOPD the homicide happened in the 3000 block of Broadway Street.

Hit-and-run accident leads to drug, handgun charges

Deputies recovered four handguns including one which was reported stolen Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Man accused in fatal stabbing at McDonalds not competent for trial, judge says

According to a report by our partners NOLA.com The Times-Picayune Danny Jackson 57 is accused of stabbing two people inside the restaurant on Canal Street between Bourbon and Royal.

Man indicted for multiple rapes, sex crimes, kidnapping

Jordan Wilson 23 was charged with first-degree rape attempted first-degree rape second-degree rape aggravated kidnapping first-degree robbery and misdemeanor sexual battery in the six-count indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury according to the report.

Suspect arrested after damaging historic Downtown Thibodaux sign

Frost denied the allegation, and was issued a misdemeanor summons for simple criminal damage to property.

Man convicted of manslaughter in killing of guest at Uptown home

A New Orleans jury deliberated nearly four hours before finding Richard Donovan, 60, guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Bernell Collins Sr. Donovan, a triple felony offender, faces a prison term of 20 to 80 years when Criminal District Judge Darryl Derbigny imposes sentence.

Suspect who sent threats to teacher at Pontchatoula school in custody, text messages released

Access to Martha Vineyard Elementary School is currently being restricted after a man made a threat to an employee.

Man arrives to hospital with gunshot wounds to his legs, NOPD says

According to NOPD, the shooting happened in the 8600 block of South Claiborne Avenue.

Criminal Court Judge Derbigny reduces bond for alleged drug-dealing gang members

“This is not just some street-level individual drug dealers. This is an association. This is a gang, and their enterprise is selling drugs.”

Person-of-interest sought in shooting on Tennessee Street

NOPD wants to speak with Willie “Six” Andrews, who is a person of interest in the investigation of a shooting which occurred on August 5, 2018 in the 1800 block of Tennessee Street and is also wanted on a related charge to the incident.

NOPD investigating homicide in Seventh Ward

The shooting happened at the intersection of St. Bernard Avenue and North Broad Street. NOPD said officers found a 42-year-old male victim dead.

Suspect accused of witness intimidation released on a $200 bond

Suspect Gino McDowell is released on a $200 bond for witness intimidation.

69 percent of suspects arrested in roundup are back on the street

We take a deeper look into how dozens of drug suspects got out of jail within a week and half of their arrests.

Drug suspects arrested in roundup back on the street

of the 72 people arrested in drug bust, 50 of them are back on the street.

FOX 8 Defenders: Nearly $15,000 in summer savings for area consumers

The FOX 8 Defenders saved a handful of consumers thousands of dollars this summer.  From furniture to flooring, our volunteers listened and got to work, saving area consumers nearly $15,000.

FOX 8 Defenders: Council members push for stronger enforcement regarding blighted pools

The New Orleans City Council's Governmental Affairs committee was clear Tuesday that something needs to change when it comes to enforcing judgments against blighted pools across the city.

  Zurik: Governor, commissioners decline comment as questions dog pilotage fee board

Governor John Bel Edwards remains silent, despite the findings of a FOX 8 investigation. Two months after our initial reporting, the governor's office still won't return our request for a comment. And three powerful board members at the center of our series also remain silent - despite our questions.

State of Unrest: 3 State Troopers have punishment reduced by Louisiana State Police Commission

Three Louisiana State Troopers that were accused of taking a controversial side trip on their way to a police conference last year has had their punishments significantly reduced.

FOX 8 Defenders: Orleans property assessment appeals period now through Aug. 15th

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.

Zurik: State senator calls for investigation of Orleans judges

The law allows judges in New Orleans' First and Second City Court to charge $5 for a wedding at the courthouse. But in First City Court, three judges charged $80. In Second City Court in Algiers, Judge Teena Anderson-Trahan charged even more, $100.

FOX 8 Defenders: Nuisance pool in Lakeview remains black, stagnant

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.

Zurik: Convention Center out-of-town totals 'essentially useless'

A critic of convention centers says the one here in New Orleans must not care about being wrong. Almost two years ago, we investigated the Morial Convention Center and showed how their attendance numbers are way off.  Now, new numbers show the trend continues, possibly worse than ever.

Trooper says Mike Edmonson made him and others scapegoats after trip to CA

A former Louisiana State Police lieutenant demoted to sergeant says he felt as if former state police Commander Mike Edmonson threw him under the bus.

NOPD identifies armed robbery suspect after FOX 8 Investigation

Police identify an armed robbery suspect in the French Quarter after a FOX 8 investigation showed video of the incident for the first time.

Former LSP Superintendent Mike Edmonson wraps up testimony to LSP commission

Former Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson will testify Friday before Louisiana State Police Commission in Baton Rouge.

FOX 8 Defenders: Dangerous potholes get fixed on busy Lakeview block

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.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Drainage canal concerns during hurricane season

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.

FOX 8 Defenders Follow-up: Crews begin cutting city's biggest drainage canal

In a FOX 8 Defenders follow-up, maintenance crews have begun cutting and cleaning part of the Palmetto Canal in New Orleans.

Zurik: Judicial wedding fees could draw IRS, high court probes

In one year, a New Orleans judge may have received her $100 wedding fees 473 times, pocketing as much as $47,300 in cash. But she may not have reported all the earnings to state ethics officials. Did she report them to tax authorities?

FOX 8 Defenders: JPSO launches investigation against OBL Travel

Thousands are making their way back home after essence fest this weekend. But law enforcement is now launching an investigation into allegations against a travel company.

FOX 8 Defenders: More tourists fall victim to OBL Travel ruse

As thousands are traveling in for Essence Fest some found out they didn't have hotel rooms they thought they paid for. More victims are coming forward saying the travel company, OBL Travel swindled their hard-earned money.

FOX 8 Defenders: BBB issues warnings after travel company concern

The Better Business Bureau warns that popular events in New Orleans are ripe for scammers.

FOX 8 CRIMETRACKER: Carjacking Investigations in New Orleans

Carjacking is a crime that, so far this year, has not affected every district in the city.

CrimeTracker Investigation: Tracking armed robberies in JP

In this CrimeTracker Investigation, FOX 8 obtained the incident report numbers, locations and time of day for every armed robbery in Jefferson Parish from 2014.

CrimeTracker Investigation: Trio wanted by police for 6 armed robberies

When a gunman pistol whipped and robbed a woman around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning in the 900 block of Frenchmen street, NOPD detectives began to focus their attention on a particular group of individuals.

CrimeTracker: Armed robbery increase

Armed robberies like this one are happening at an alarming rate in New Orleans.