• Gr8 neighbor; kidney donation

  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.
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LA’s aging infrastructure: Nearly 2,000 structurally deficient bridges, no money for repairs

FOX 8 takes a closer look at Louisiana's aging infrastructure.

The Green Option: Marijuana use rises among American Baby Boomers

Louisiana Baby Boomers medicinal Marijuana use on the rise
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Weeding out pain with legal cannabis

People in Louisiana are already buying cannabis to help treat their pain weeks before medicinal marijuana hits the shelves.
  • Sen. Wesley Bishop

Zurik: Senator’s response to FOX 8 investigation called ‘ridiculous’

A state senator in eastern New Orleans has a full time job at Southern University of New Orleans. When he works his part-time job in the Legislature, he uses SUNO sick time. That appears to be against the law.
  • Sen. Wesley Bishop

Zurik: State senator pocketing money while calling in sick

Documented proof has been discovered that a Louisiana state senator may be breaking the law.
  • Audubon Zoo

Audubon Zoo & Aquarium are now autism sensory inclusive

For some children with autism, activities like going to a concert or park can be terrifying. But the Audubon Zoo and Aquarium are trying to change that, making the experience for all children just a little brighter.
  • Dysautonomia

Dysautonomia: A battle with an Invisible Illness

Over 70 million people worldwide live with various forms of Dysautonomia. But for most patients, it takes years to get to the diagnosis. They see numerous doctors before someone finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together.
  • environment

‘Pillows’ provide a new type of coastal protection for Louisiana

An aggregate material could provide a new method of protecting critical Louisiana shorelines
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Kratom: Could it help or hurt the opioid addiction crisis?

There's growing debate over the safety of kratom and whether it hurts or helps those struggling with opioid addiction. FOX 8 News takes an in-depth look at the controversy in a special report.
  • Investigate

Mice. Mold. Messes.

Hundreds of Americans live in deplorable rental properties and their landlord is the federal government. The properties need $50 billion in repairs. Uncle Sam now is hoping that private investors will save public housing.
  • FOX 8 Defenders

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

After a year-long FOX 8 Defenders investigation, the New Orleans City Council created a law to fill in dangerous swimming pools. But tonight, despite that new ordinance, a city department head says he can't enforce it.
  • Drew Brees; New Orleans Saints; Dr. Finney

History-Making Call: Doctor played pivotal role in Brees' Saints career

It has been called the greatest free agent signing in NFL history, but many forget that back in 2006, signing Drew Brees was considered a risky move. One man behind the scenes played a pivotal part in deciding that Brees was worth it.
  • Crime

Surveillance video of NOPD officer shooting suspect released

A critical piece of evidence is revealed five years after an NOPD officer is shot in the line of duty and paralyzed.
  • activated charcoal

Activated Charcoal: Healthy or Hype?

Activated charcoal can be found in toothpaste, skincare products, food and supplements. Some people swear by it. But depending on how it's used, it could do more harm than good.
  • criminal court

City Initiative to reduce jail population draws criticism over low bonds

A city initiative to reduce jail population draws criticism over low bonds at Criminal Court
  • environment

A tall tale of a bird at home again in Louisiana

The whooping crane, once gone from Louisiana, stages a comeback with the help of biologists.
  • News

You’re in a political ad. (But you don’t know who’s behind it)

Political organizations with shadowy origins are spending millions on Facebook ads, and some people featured in the ads don't know who the groups are either.
  • cardiomyopathy

Matters of the Heart: Sports anchor’s diagnosis is life-changing

A doctor told former FOX 8 anchor Jennifer Hale that it was possible she would only have a few years to live after discovering that the FOX NFL and Pelicans NBA sideline reporter’s heart was failing.


Southern University inks new deal, rolls on with medical marijuana operation

After more than a year of delays, members of the Southern University Board of Supervisors got down right blunt about a medical marijuana deal they say went sour. They also chose to move ahead with a new firm to manage their growing operations.