FOX 8 Defenders

  FOX 8 Defenders: Blighted Gentilly pool creates health concerns for neighbors

We've shown you some of the most dangerous pools in the City that are stagnant and don't meet the proper fencing requirements. Just this week, the City drained and filled one of them. But we've found many that are fenced, but are still creating health concerns for the people who live around them.

  FOX 8 Defenders: City fills dangerous blighted pool

Workers spent most of the day draining what may be one of the most dangerous blighted swimming pools in the City. The stagnant and unfenced pool in New Orleans East that the FOX 8 Defenders exposed in October has been wide open for nine years.

FOX 8 Defenders: Woman wrapped up in Essence scam faces 64 new charges

A woman accused in a vacation package scam to Essence Festival in New Orleans faces 64 new charges, according to a spokesman with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

FOX 8 Defenders: Local Pastor found guilty of bilking Katrina victim

The subject of a FOX 8 Defenders investigation that dates back years has been found guilty of bilking a Katrina victim out of her government Road Home money for renovations he never completed.

Pastor found guilty of stealing grant money from Hurricane Katrina victim

Elijah Mealconin allegedly conned elderly victims of their Road Home grants, leading them to believe he would rebuild their homes, but never did.

FOX 8 Defenders: Hidden dangers with deadly consequences

Watching our FOX 8 Defenders special report on blighted and abandoned pools in New Orleans opened old, painful wounds for Devona Waker.

GRAPHIC: Mom warns against vape pen after one explodes, leaving son with shattered jaw

A mother's warning tonight against vape pens. This after one exploded in her son's mouth, breaking his jaw in three places, knocking out many of his teeth.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Woman accused in Essence scam arrested again at court

FOX 8 Defenders: City could soon fill-in dangerous N.O. East pool neglected for years

FOX 8 Defenders: State seeks repayment of Road Home money from N.O. resident

Court documents shed light on possible former Ochsner employee imprisoned for stealing personal information

FOX 8 Defenders: Blighted property with multiple code violations may see new life

FOX 8 Defenders: Dangerous pools update after year-long investigation

FOX 8 Defenders: Ochsner employee accused of stealing patient information

FOX 8 Defenders: City Council members demand the city fill in a dangerous pool

FOX 8 Defenders: Council members, Code Enforcement differ on what constitutes a pool emergency

FOX 8 Defenders: Hearing officer rules to allow the city to fill longtime nuisance pool

FOX 8 Defenders: Longtime blighted pool could soon get fixed or filled

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOX 8 Defenders: Drainage canal concerns during hurricane season

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

FOX 8 Defenders: JPSO launches investigation against OBL Travel

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

FOX 8 Defenders: BBB issues warnings after travel company concern

FOX 8 Defenders: More than 100 dogs seized in Thibodaux

FOX 8 Defenders: Gentilly water meter full of bees

Defenders help woman with broken lift for elderly mother


Plaquemines Parish government raises conflict of interest concerns over state coastal director’s new job

Louisiana Coastal Chairman Johnny Bradberry takes a new job with a state contractor, drawing fire from critics