The law allows judges in New Orleans' First and Second City Court to charge $5 for a wedding at the courthouse. But in First City Court, three judges charged $80. In Second City Court in Algiers, Judge Teena Anderson-Trahan charged even more, $100.
A critic of convention centers says the one here in New Orleans must not care about being wrong. Almost two years ago, we investigated the Morial Convention Center and showed how their attendance numbers are way off. Now, new numbers show the trend continues, possibly worse than ever.
In one year, a New Orleans judge may have received her $100 wedding fees 473 times, pocketing as much as $47,300 in cash. But she may not have reported all the earnings to state ethics officials. Did she report them to tax authorities?
Chilling surveillance video shows burglars on Bancroft Dr. in Lakeview. Neighbors say the gunmen didn't just hit this car. In fact, they say these types of crimes have been happening regularly for the past two years.
The numbers in healthcare pricing documents typically are closely held secrets. But we've unmasked the costs some of your insurance companies pay for services - costs that directly impact the amount of money coming out of your pocket.
Our months-long undercover surveillance investigation found Louisiana's highest-paid state trooper may have falsified timesheets, claiming he worked full LACE overtime shifts but instead spending much of that time at his house.
FOX 8's Sabrina Wilson sits down with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to discuss the police, the Sewerage and Water Board, her legal tangle with the state attorney general and other critical issues as the mayor's groundbreaking term of office gets underway.
Three members of a powerful state board failed to show up to a meeting after they were featured in two FOX 8 investigations. That board regulates river pilots, some of whom pilots can make almost $800,000 a year.
Fallout from a FOX 8 investigation in May: Louisiana's governor has received two letters asking him to remove three powerful board members from a commission that governs river pilots. We have new questions and new findings that those commissioners may have broken the law.
We've uncovered a letter that likely has never been seen by the general public - one that impacts a handful of well-connected Louisianans earning more than half a million dollars a year. To understand its significance, we present a back story that involves money, political influence and one of the state's most valuable natural resources - the Mississippi River.
Erin Earl wanted a quaint, intimate wedding. A friend told her about Second City Court, located in the Algiers courthouse. Her fiancé picked the date, Valentine's Day. She called the office of Second City Court Judge Teena Anderson-Trahan, and her unfortunate experience began.
A local ethics expert says a potential conflict of interest by a state senator could get the attention of the La. Supreme Court. That's because the senator never disclosed that possible conflict when he discussed a bill in the legislature.
Some legal observers are keeping a close eye on an unfolding FOX 8 investigation of four Orleans Parish judges who are pocketing as much as $25,000 a year in cash - even though the law says they shouldn't.
Our investigation last year showed a police report in which then-State Police Commissioner Calvin Braxton allegedly told a trooper he shouldn't have arrested his daughter, who was driving drunk. The report says Braxton threatened to get the trooper reassigned.
Jason Williams says the potential conflicts detailed in our latest FOX 8 probe need to be investigated further. Those conflicts involve an army of lobbyists hired by Harrah's to push a 30-year license extension through Louisiana's legislature.
Six years before Harrah's current lease at the foot of Canal Street expires, the company wants a 30-year extension to its casino license - and its lobbying effort has drawn fire for potential conflicts of interest, involving local authorities and state lawmakers.