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 exposed a neighborhood of nuisance properties in February that were not only unsanitary, but dangerous. Since then, we've reported on a lot that has changed, and now Plaquemines Parish has taken steps to crack down.
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.
A symbol of Katrina blight that greets thousands of commuters every day in New Orleans just got added to the National Register of Historic Places. In this FOX 8 Defenders follow-up, the developer explains why it's worthy of preserving and his plans for the future.
A FOX 8 Defenders investigation that began in New Orleans expands. Neighbors outside of the City say they're surrounded by hidden dangers that are public nuisance properties, which could be a health or safety risk.
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.
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.
As part of an ongoing FOX 8 Defenders investigation, we take you to what may be one of the most dangerous non-maintained pools in New Orleans and explain what could soon happen to it after years of neglect.
In a follow-up to a FOX 8 Defenders investigation that started in November 2017, we’ve learned the State of Louisiana’s Disaster Recovery Unit is seeking re-payment of Road Home money from a homeowner we’ve reported on for a longtime blighted swimming pool in Lakeview.
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.
A Code Enforcement hearing officer ruled in favor of the City Monday to fill a longtime nuisance pool in Lakeview that the FOX 8 Defenders have tracked for months. Tonight neighbors are cautiously optimistic.
A follow-up now to a series of FOX 8 Defenders reports over the last year, laying out the public health and safety concerns surrounding a longtime nuisance pool. We're learning after 13 years, a blighted Lakeview pool could soon get fixed or filled.
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.
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.