Shelley joined FOX 8 in September 2008, the day after Hurricane Gustav made landfall in Louisiana. She's a native of New Orleans and is back home after working at WTOL-TV in Toledo, OH where she was the weekday 5:30 evening anchor and a general assignment reporter.
The FOX 8 Defenders showed you a neighborhood full of nuisance properties that were unsanitary and dangerous in February. We also found the local government wasn’t enforcing its own ordinance, but a lot has changed in just over two months.
When a Mid-City property owner couldn't get answers on a clogged drain, she turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for help. We got on the case and learned that a critical piece of infrastructure meant for drainage appears non-existent on her block - and is hard to find on several other city blocks.
People who travel the busiest highway into New Orleans have expressed concern over stretches of darkness for years. Now, in this FOX 8 Defenders follow-up, we’re learning I-10 in spots will be dark a little longer while two major lighting projects worth millions of dollars are underway.