FOX 8 Defenders

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

311 complaints for illegal dumping stretch across the city. Residents are tired of finding piles of trash appearing in their neighborhood.

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

When drainage issues were getting too much for Marty Fears to handle, he took matters into his own hands. He dug out and built a makeshift drainage ditch around his property.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Westwego residents concerned over apparent bee infestation

Westwego residents want help in dealing with a home they consider abandoned, in their neighborhood. They say bee and wasp swarms are a blight on their street

  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.

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

Business owners and area commuters say something must be done about a dangerous stretch of road in New Orleans East. They say Almonaster Drive near Old Gentilly Road is riddled with potholes and is missing street lines.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Several Plaquemines nuisance pools now abated

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.

  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.

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

Trial for Chalmette couple accused of failing to deliver furniture continued

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

  FOX 8 Defenders: DOTD to install new lighting infrastructure on I-10 in the East

  FOX 8 Defenders: Tree grows out of pothole left untouched for years

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

  FOX 8 Defenders: Plaquemines residents live among stagnant swimming pools

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

  Fox 8 Defenders: Aggressive French Quarter salespeople

FOX 8 Defenders: Woman accused in Essence Fest scam stole more than $100,000, prosecutors say

  Train car derails, comes within yards of church during Sunday worship

  Pastor warns of Entergy scam after church loses $500

  FOX 8 Defenders: Blighted Gentilly pool creates health concerns for neighbors

  FOX 8 Defenders: City fills dangerous blighted pool

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

  FOX 8 Defenders: Local Pastor found guilty of bilking Katrina victim

Pastor found guilty of stealing grant money from Hurricane Katrina victim

  FOX 8 Defenders: Hidden dangers with deadly consequences

  GRAPHIC: Mom warns against vape pen after one explodes, leaving son with shattered jaw

  FOX 8 Defenders: Woman accused in Essence scam arrested again at court

  FOX 8 Defenders: City could soon fill-in dangerous N.O. East pool neglected for years

FOX 8 Defenders: State seeks repayment of Road Home money from N.O. resident

  Court documents shed light on possible former Ochsner employee imprisoned for stealing personal information

  FOX 8 Defenders: Blighted property with multiple code violations may see new life

  FOX 8 Defenders: Dangerous pools update after year-long investigation

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