The former chief of the Jefferson Parish Fire Department, calls the Bellemont apartment complex a ticking timebomb. The owner of the Bellemont is a religious non-profit that’s racked up fines and code violations over the years. Now, the former chief, Dave Tibbetts, says not much has changed there after a heated meeting with the head of the non-profit.
Mayor Cantrell has spent weeks traveling the country and globe this year, and has come under intense scrutiny as taxpayers foot the bill. Now, there are new questions about who is traveling with her, and when , and where Cantrell chooses to have security.
Allegations surfaced that Deputy Greg Malveaux, who serves as security for Council President Helena Moreno, was following her and taking pictures. Because of those allegations, Sheriff Susan Hutson temporarily reassigned Malveaux until the sheriff’s investigation declared the allegations “unfounded.”
An investigation launched by the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office into a longtime city council security aide found no evidence to back up claims Deputy Greg Malveaux stalked or surveilled Mayor LaToya Cantrell.
A two-month-long FOX 8 investigation finds New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is possibly breaking city policy and maybe even state law, spending much of her time at a city-owned apartment, possibly without paying rent.
Residents at an Algiers apartment complex reach out to FOX 8, begging for help, saying they're living in squalor. One of the owners of Parc Fontaine is Global Ministries Foundation, the same religious non-profit that FOX 8 revealed, owns The Willows in New Orleans East, which was full of mold, and trash and which residents told us was unsafe.
For many college coaches, it pays to get fired. Over a 17-year period beginning in 2005, public universities have shelled out more than $1.1 billion in buying out the contracts of college coaches, according to an InvestigateTV analysis of NCAA financial data collected by Syracuse University. Most of that money was spent on football coaches who play at the highest level of Division I athletics. As football coaches' annual compensation now stretches into seven digits, massive severance payments also grow bigger and bigger.
Sheriff Susan Hutson has fired her Chief Communications Officer Timothy David Ray, following FOX 8's investigations into his contract & invoices. The sheriff says the contract termination came after a draft opinion from the State Ethics Board that Ray's hiring violated state ethics laws.
Invoices show the Director of Communications for the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is on track to make $175,000 this year. But a political analyst and a crime watchdog question his experience, pay and invoices.
When Orleans Parish Sheriff Susan Hutson took office, the change of command led to a change in communication. Her office has refused repeated requests from FOX 8 for information that the public has a right to know. Two experts believe the office is trying to punish FOX 8 for prior investigations into the man who now works as her Chief Communications Officer.
After the deaths of 13 children over the last 12 years, this summer, Fisher-Price and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned parents not to let their children sleep in certain rockers the company has made since the 1990s. Now, InvestigateTV has discovered that during a 2021 Congressional hearing, the company dodged questions about whether it currently had products on the market linked to children’s deaths.
FOX 8 filed a lawsuit against the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board and its Executive Director Ghassan Korban, after the board refused to provide public records and at times stopped responding to requests for updates.
A New Orleans city councilman wants a stiffer punishment by code enforcement against the owner of The Willows apartment complex. The non-profit owner of the site still owes money from a code enforcement hearing two years ago.
Attorney Lance Unglesby claims his team has proof the homes built by D.R. Horton are not being built properly and leading to big time problems for customers. Unglesby wants to matter to continue to play out in court and in the public because he believes the public has the right to know.