After digging up the street months ago, business owners say work crews haven't been back, and what they left behind has cut off their customers. Unable to get answers, they turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for help.
Airports around the country lost flights as the pandemic forced airlines to reduce service. As the vaccine rolls out, airline experts expect a return to service beginning with an increase in leisure travelers.
The City's opening up the Touro Shakspeare Home to residents and businesses to bid on restoring and leasing the property in Algiers. In a FOX 8 Defenders follow-up, our cameras got a rare look inside for the first time and a bird's eye view of the 60,000 square foot building.
While the extension of federal weekly unemployent benefits is welcome news for many out of work individuals, many say they've struggled to navigate the state's system to access benefits. But the state says it will soon implement a new system that could help in getting legitimate claims paid.
The use of a city-owned vehicle is supposed to be for city services. But FOX 8 has found that a New Orleans city council member has been using her city-issued vehicle and provided security detail to run personal errands.
Members of the New Orleans City Council receive a unique perk, use of a city-owned vehicle and a security specialist contracted from the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. A FOX 8 Investigation found two of those security specialists are not allowed to perform security functions.
The relocation of a helicopter landing site at a New Orleans hospital has neighbors upset after having little to no input in the move. The project was also completed without the proper permits being issued by the City of New Orleans.
Wesley Bishop, a former state senator who was the subject of several investigations by FOX 8′s Lee Zurik, has been permanently disbarred by the Supreme Court of Louisiana after his guilty plea in federal court to making false statements to a federal agency.
The New Orleans City Council will meet on Thursday and decide whether or not to allow Folgers Coffee Company to receive tax exemptions on work that was completed years ago at their New Orleans East facilities.
On the heels of a Thursday meeting where the New Orleans City Council will vote on whether to grant Folgers Coffee Company millions of dollars in retroactive tax exemptions, the city is now looking into another issue where the company could owe money.
Nurse practitioners are questioning their own education at some colleges. There’s no national standard on how to educate nurse practitioners, while medical education for doctors was standardized more than 100 years ago.
After years of complaints from residents and motorists, some now say they're pleasantly surprised with what they see along a main corridor into New Orleans. The FOX 8 Defenders have learned a significant Interstate 10 lighting project is much closer to completion in New Orleans East.
After being listed for weeks as a ‘red zone’ state in White House Coronavirus Task Force reports, Louisiana is now listed in the so-called ’yellow zone’ for both new cases and test positivity. But state leaders warn overall testing has been down due to last week's hurricane.
Improvement projects were made at the New Orleans Folgers plant in 2017, but since that time the company has delayed a decision on a tax exemption. A watchdog group says the company should owe the city millions in taxes on the project over the years-long delay.
In a weekly report compiled by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, 51 parishes are being classified in a so-called ‘Red Zone’, suggesting further restrictions to help control the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Several consumers reached out to the FOX 8 Defenders during the pandemic after an essential part of their household stopped working. Now we're learning there's no record the repair business in question has the required license to do the work.
Former State Senator Wesley Bishop was sentenced to four years of probation for providing false information to a federal housing agency relating to his rental property in New Orleans East. Bishop received a $188,000 loan to provide the property for rent to low-income tenants.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill Tuesday that would end the so-called Patriot Penalty where members of the military who are deployed are charged for a lapse in coverage during their deployment. The penalty was the focus of an investigation by FOX 8 News and Investigate TV into the p
When the new terminal at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport opened it had several New Orleans features included -- but its what was missing that has some local businesses feeling left at the gate.
An analysis of state nursing home inspections and records of COVID-19 infections associated with nursing homes by the Washington Post reveals dozens of facilities had infection-related violations in the months before coronavirus infections.
Three city building inspectors who are under investigation for signing off on inspections without physically being at the worksite have avoided pre-termination hearings at City Hall by submitting resignation and retirement requests.
Initial reports had the death toll at the Lambeth House at 13 people, as of late March. FOX 8 reached out to the families of those who died and reviewed coroner’s documents to show that 23 residents of the Lambeth House died from COVID-19.
Testing has been at the forefront of concerns of getting a handle on the coronavirus outbreak that has sickened thousands in Louisiana and killed more than 1,500 people. But one doctor’s drive-thru testing method and use of a controversial drug has one medical expert saying it is not good medicine.
A federal district court judge has denied a group of attorneys’ efforts for an injunction to stop the St. Tammany Parish Jail’s crowded jail cells. The attorneys filed the request for a temporary injunction citing concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisiana.