Metairie mother goes after alleged car burglars after break-in

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputies say masked suspects burglarized four cars off of West Esplanade Avenue overnight. One of the, belonged to a woman who says she got into her car and drove off after the teens after finding one in her driveway.

  FOX 8 Defenders: City works to address ‘tremendous problem’ of illegal dumping

  The Cost of Choice: Education board member says voucher system ‘working very well’ but needs improvement

  Staff, parents protest early childhood grant pulled from school following ‘Cost of Choice’ reports

  CrimeTracker Report: The state of juvenile crime in New Orleans

  CrimeTracker Cold Case : Who killed Russell Teal?

  Surveillance video shows grandmother violently carjacked in broad daylight

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  FOX 8 Defenders: Illegal dumping issues continue in New Orleans East, prompting drainage concerns

  Irish Channel residents concerned for safety amidst rise in car break-ins

  FOX 8 Defenders: Westwego residents concerned over apparent bee infestation

  Seventh District Commander aims to combat juvenile crime with community policing

  Zurik: State official’s companies sanctioned in two separate investigations

  The Cost of Choice: As New Orleans’ Catholic school enrollment fell, state vouchers came to the rescue

  Watching Your Wallet: Spring housing market secrets revealed

Want to get top dollar for your home this spring? Or are you looking to buy your first home? NerdWallet gives tips for those on both sides of the equation.

  The Cost of Choice: Lax application process, holes in transparency in state scholarship program

The Louisiana Scholarship Program allows schools to simply notify the state to participate in the program rather than a lengthy application process like public and charter schools face for approval.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Some worry if not fully secured, Touro Shakspeare Home could be lost

This year marks Algiers’ tricentennial, yet a grand old building with deep ties to the area’s history continues to deteriorate.

  The Cost of Choice: Family-run school sanctioned by state, receives millions in scholarship dollars

Public money has flowed into one New Orleans voucher school despite low student scores, allegations of cheating and nepotism concerns.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Drivers say stretch of Almonaster is a ‘safety hazard’

KNOW THE SCORE: Grades of schools in the Louisiana Scholarship Program

  The Cost of Choice: Louisiana’s voucher program costs millions more to send children to lower-performing schools

  CrimeTracker Cold Case: Who killed Tulane graduate Thomas Rolfes?

  DNA Detectives: Scientists combining forensics with genealogy break ‘unsolvable’ cases

  FOX 8 Defenders: Several Plaquemines nuisance pools now abated

  FOX 8 INVESTIGATION: Nearly $4 million of public money spent on E.R. that was never built

A FOX 8 Investigation found that millions of dollars in public money was spent on a planned emergency room on Jefferson Parish that was never built. And, the abandoned project could cost the public even more.

  Police say juveniles strike again Uptown

In the 5400 block of Laurel Street Uptown, it’s happened again.

  Failed and Forgotten

The deaths of hundreds of children because of abuse or neglect goes unnoticed every year by agencies that protect kids. Congress and a 45-year-old law are largely to blame.

  A trifecta of failures puts kids at risk

When children die because of abuse or neglect, child protection agencies are often blamed – they are underfunded and overworked. But there are many other culprits who failed children.

NOPD: Investigating shooting in New Orleans East

Police are investigating a shooting in New Orleans East.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Some drainage infrastructure appears non-existent on Mid-City street

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.

  Digital rollbacks: Millions of cars have false mileage on odometers

Carfax experts say there are potentially more than one million cars on the roads with false odometer readings - meaning their mileage has been rolled back to make the vehicles look like they have less wear and tear.

  Victim calls for transparency after more Scout troop leaders are suspected of child sex abuse

Attorneys are calling for more victims to come forward after it’s discovered that child sex abuse within the Boy Scouts of America is much more widespread than originally thought.

  Louisiana House passes bill to reduce auto insurance rates

With a 69-30 vote, House Bill 372 advances again as it passes the House. The vote came after nearly 2 hours of questioning and testimony on the House floor.

  Louisiana bill to help lower auto insurance costs advances to house floor

If Randy Guillot's trucking company were located a few hundred miles anywhere else, he'd be saving a lot of money on insurance.

Watching Your Wallet: Experts give advice on reining in your tax refund

Rather than taking a tax refund check and splurging on a quick shopping spree, NerdWallet advises people make smart spending – or saving - plans.

Diocese of Lake Charles list of credibly accused clergy

The Diocese of Lake Charles has released a list of clergy credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Heavy rains cause sewage overflows in Metairie subdivision

While many residents have come to expect their streets to flood during heavy rains, one Jefferson Parish subdivision deals with a rather stinkier consequence.

  Zurik: Former tourism official pleads guilty to theft, pays restitution

Tonnette ‘Toni’ Rice repaid $70,682 to the New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network, a non-profit where she used to serve as the former president. A FOX 8 Lee Zurik Investigation uncovered Rice stole more than $70,000 from the organization.

  Undercounting hate: FBI will not report its hate crime numbers again this year as required by law

The Uniform Crime Reporting Act of 1988 requires federal law enforcement agencies to submit information about their cases to a federal database maintained by the FBI; however, those agencies are currently not submitting data, including information about hate crimes.

Trial for Chalmette couple accused of failing to deliver furniture continued

A St. Bernard Parish judge continued the trial Monday of a Chalmette couple that has been the focus of several FOX 8 Defender investigations.

Former North Shore DA Walter Reed wants extension before reporting to prison

Walter Reed wants a two week delay because of a medical situation.

  Zurik: Recipient of questionable court funds drops off check, cash at courthouse

One recipient of questionable spending during a court clerk's final days in office drops off check and cash after a FOX 8 Investigation. Meanwhile, the court has sent findings of a financial audit to law enforcement to review.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Tips on protecting your personal, financial and tax info

In the final weeks of the tax filing season, the IRS is warning people to be extra wary of scams and attempts to steal your personal information.

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information about financial institutions, including complaints. But NerdWallet and InvestigateTV have found examples of complaints that don't show up in the database.

  State Police: Covington bail bondsman arrested for human trafficking, rape

James E. Johnson has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for violation of two counts of Human Trafficking, two counts of First Degree Rape, and one count of Sexual Battery

  Zurik: Audit suggests possible criminal investigation of former court clerk

A fraud examination report released to FOX 8 shows financial investigators have suggested a possible criminal investigation into the actions of a now-former court clerk.

  Alleged abuse victim reaches settlement with Archdiocese of New Orleans

A man who says he was repeatedly raped by a defrocked deacon decades ago settles his lawsuit with the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

  Zurik: Questionable expenses in court clerk’s final days in office

Timothy David Ray was appointed to First City Court Clerk after Ellen Hazeur won a judgeship in March 2018. In November 2018, Ray lost the election for that office to Austin Badon. In Ray’s last days in office, he wrote two questionable checks, totaling nearly $10,000.

  CrimeTracker: New Orleans gun violence by the numbers

By Dec. 31, 2018, police had investigated 145 murders across New Orleans. It’s the city’s lowest murder count since the 1970s.

  Bourbon Street shooting leaves 2 injured, 1 dead, suspect arrested

Shooting leaves 2 injured and 1 dead on Bourbon Street.

  Zurik: Lawmakers expect to address auto insurance issues in next session

The issue of sky-high auto insurance rates in the state has gotten the attention of lawmakers who are planning ways that could lower the rates -- if they can make it through the legislature.

  Zurik: High insurance costs drive businesses to the brink of closure

Louisiana’s distinction as most expensive auto insurance in the nation is one that is putting a major strain on transportation businesses.

  Zurik: Is Louisiana’s ‘legal hellhole’ to blame for sky-high auto insurance rates?

Louisiana has a ranking many people are not proud of -- home of the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. But the factors behind the distinction -- depend on who you ask.

  Zurik: Mayor vows to go after dollars ‘left on the table’ in overdue parking, traffic camera tickets

An examination of data from the City of New Orleans found $245.9 Million owed to the city for tickets dating back to 2008.

  Blighted since Katrina, former N.O. East hotel added to National historic list

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.

  Untested water: 99.9 percent of foreign fish goes without testing for unsafe drugs

According to government reports, there is evidence that the main oversight agency for seafood, the Food and Drug Administration, has failed to meet new mandates to increase inspections at foreign food facilities.

  Attorney plans to move to dismiss lawsuit against Archdiocese of New Orleans

An attorney representing church sex abuse victims will dismiss a lawsuit against the archdiocese of New Orleans. The lawsuit was filed in November in civil court, and the attorney involved says settling outside of court was a better outcome for all involved.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Plaquemines residents live among stagnant swimming pools

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.

  Zurik: HHS Secretary says ‘revolutionary’ changes to come for drug prices

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited with Louisiana pharmacists about drug prices in the U.S. and how future changes could mean savings for customers.

  Calculating hate: Federally mandated count leaves out untold number of crimes in America

Serious hate crimes from murders to attempted bombings do not show up in federal hate crime data, according to analysis by InvestigateTV.

  Multiple sex offenders found on Facebook despite ban

Under Facebook's policies, convicted sex offenders are not allowed on the site; however, InvestigateTV identified multiple offenders who appeared to have recently active profiles.

NOPD: Man shot in Hollygrove neighborhood

A man shot multiple times on 8800 block of Nelson Street in Hollygrove.

  Zurik: Hundreds of Millions owed to city through parking, traffic camera tickets

A FOX 8 Investigation found the City of New Orleans is owed more than $245 Million in tickets from the city's parking and traffic camera programs.

  Attorney: Information still missing from credibly accused sex abuse list

Baton Rouge released a list of 37 names of priests, including a bishop, credibly accused of child sex abuse. Victims advocates says this is another step forward in transparency.

FOX 8 Defenders: Pastor convicted of scamming Katrina victim sentenced to prison

A pastor who was convicted of stealing Katrina recovery money was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday.

Biloxi Diocese releases list of clergy credibly accused of sexual misconduct

The Catholic Diocese of Biloxi has released a list of clergy credibly accused of sexual misconduct.

Brother of accused priest responds after Houma-Thibodeaux list published of credibly accused

Houma-Thibodeaux is the third diocese across south Louisiana to release a list of priests credibly accused of child sex abuse.

Watching Your Wallet: How much could you earn if you invested your coffee money?

Financial experts from NerdWallet say saving and investing as little as $20 a week can amount to $170,000 in retirement money.

New rule will force all U.S. hospitals to post prices for common procedures

This will allow patients to compare prices for medical procedures.

  FOX 8 has done extensive reporting on claims of church sex abuse this year

Richard Windmann reveals abuse.

  Abuse allegations against 2 clergymen settled, archdiocese says

The Archdiocese of New Orleans settled a claim of abuse against two clergymen that is connected to the St. Augustine Church.

  Lawsuit: Teen raped by Salesian priest in 1970s

A lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges a teen boy was raped by high-level Salesian priest.

  Newly released audit highlights troopers arrests uncovered by FOX 8 ‘State of Unrest’ investigations

The legislative auditor highlights the April 30 arrests of two current and two former state troopers.

  Accountability group says 19 clergy members accused of sex abuse were not on recently released list

We're learning new information about the recently released list of Jesuits credibly accused of child sex abuse. An accountability group says it's incomplete.

Jesuit High School president sends message to faculty before release of list of abusers

In his email, Father Christopher Fronk said he wanted to give advance notice that some of the names on that list may be new to the Jesuit community.

Jesuits to release list of clergy credibly accused of abuse

Later this week we will learn about clergy credibly accused of child sex abuse at Jesuit High School and other Jesuit institutions in the New Orleans area.

  Watching Your Wallet: Strengthen your financial fitness before 2019

While many people think about health and wellness resolutions for the new year, financial experts recommend thinking about money goals too.

Priest credibly accused of child sex abuse was housed at Jesuit nursing home after abuse allegedly happened

New information in FOX 8′s investigation of church sex abuse. We’ve learned a priest credibly accused of sex abuse at Jesuit High School in the 1970s was housed at a New York university after the abuse here allegedly happened.

  FOX 8 investigation uncovers high lead, copper results at North Shore school

We obtained the results of lead and copper testing done at one North Shore school this spring, and an expert we spoke with is concerned.

FOX 8 Defenders: Woman wrapped up in Essence scam faces 64 new charges

A woman accused in a vacation package scam to Essence Festival in New Orleans faces 64 new charges, according to a spokesman with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

  FOX 8 uncovers lead water levels in some area schools are higher than pediatricians recommend

Following the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, The American Academy of Pediatrics called for stricter regulations for children's drinking water.

  Zurik: State senator’s sick time use is ‘criminal,’ law expert says

A statement from from La. Sen. Wesley Bishop's public relations representative raises serious questions about use of sick leave.