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.
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.
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.
When a Reserve man got home with a brand new television, the screen was cracked and looked like a spider web. When he couldn't get help from a store supervisor, he turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for action.
They're tired of a filthy and dangerous swimming pool that's often exposed, rotting rodents and deteriorating properties that haven't been remediated despite going through the code enforcement process for years.
It sounds like a plot straight out of a high tech thriller. But the FBI calls it a real life cyber threat with thousands of dollars on the line, and a Jefferson Parish business found itself right in the middle of it.
The FOX 8 Defenders saved consumers more than $70,000 so far this year. Volunteers with the National Council of Jewish Women handled 1,181 consumer complaints between January and August 2017. [if !supportLineBreakNewLine] [endif]
Area cyclists who take advantage of a path along the Jefferson Parish lakefront wonder when the project to lift the levee will be completed. With construction still underway, triathletes say they can't train like they used to, so they turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for an update.
A North Shore family struggling to pay unusually high electric bills faced a power shut-off. Concerned that was imminent during one of the hottest months of the year, they turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for relief.
After more than 14 days without phone service and the inability to use a medical alert system, a 96-year-old New Orleans woman's son turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for help. We got the family answers and action right away.
Residents in a Covington subdivision were living without a basic utility many of us take for granted. After taking their growing concerns over a lack of fire protection to the FOX 8 Defenders, we helped get the problem solved. [if !supportLineBreakNewLine] [endif]
If you own property in New Orleans and think your home is assessed too high, now is the time to challenge it. The FOX 8 Defenders explain the informal appeals process that's open now through August 15th.
Each year, con artists defraud people out of millions of dollars, and experts say as temperatures heat up, so do the scams. The FOX 8 Defenders break down the Better Business Bureau's top five summer scams.
A South Louisiana Parish claims it's short on resources to handle regular maintenance on public property, like ditches, levees and roads. Yet one homeowner claims parish employees went on his property and mowed down thousands of dollars of his landscaping.
A resident witnesses three people unload materials from the back of a pickup truck in the middle of the street one afternoon and captures it on camera. Disappointed with the NOPD's response to the illegal dumping, he turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for action.
An elderly New Orleans man throws his financial support behind what was supposed to be a concert on the North Shore, but the concert never happened. Now the man has turned to the FOX 8 Defenders to track down his $20,000.
The National Council of Jewish Women gets ready to celebrate a dozen decades of service in New Orleans. The FOX 8 Defenders staffed with NCJW volunteers is just one of many programs making a difference over the last 120 years.
A Gretna couple bought a used vehicle and a week later, made a disturbing discovery. They reached out the FOX 8 Defenders, and after our calls, the car dealer offered the family options to remedy their concerns.
The FOX 8 Defenders learn thousands of letters have been mailed to eligible Katrina victims involved in a class action levee breach settlement, which include details about an important deadline later this month.
You could be driving a dangerous car and not even know it, but an app can help spot serious problems and help you figure out what could be a free fix. Currently, Carfax reports one out of every four cars on the road in Louisiana is operating with an unfixed safety recall.
She spent hundreds of dollars on what was supposed to be Christmas gifts for her grand-kids, but a Gretna woman will not receive the two hoverboards she ordered online. The Consumer Product Safety Commission requested that the retailer she placed an order with out of Florida stop selling and shipping its hoverboards. The FOX 8 Defenders explain what happened and what consumers need to know.