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.
Years of neglect, near nightly shootings and overwhelming filth. That's what some terrified New Orleans East neighbors say they've been dealing with at their apartment complex and it's who owns the complex that may surprise you.
The FOX 8 Defenders learn a longtime nuisance property we've tracked for years no longer poses a problem for one New Orleans neighborhood. While it's been cleaned up, some worry about other lingering eyesores in the St. Bernard area near Bayou St. John.
A North shore man received dozens of faxes that contain personal medical information, and they weren't intended for him. Desperate to get the problem fixed, he reached out to the FOX 8 Defenders to track down answers.
Amid the city’s violent crime surge, contractors are working on street upgrade projects that positively benefit neighborhoods across New Orleans. But they fear for their lives, and reached out to the FOX 8 Defenders for help.
It's been an eyesore you can't miss along I-10 in New Orleans East for years. Now a project to put it back into commerce is in the homestretch. As Shelley Brown explains in this FOX 8 Defenders follow-up, the developer feels it'll fill a need when it comes to affordable housing.
A dangerous situation unfolded in a Kenner neighborhood when two Entergy transformers exploded and caught fire. A liquid poured out of one of them for hours. When residents couldn’t get a response, they called the FOX 8 defenders, and we helped them get answers.
The FOX 8 Defenders learn an investigation is now underway after we started asking questions about a potentially dangerous issue. Jefferson Parish neighbors say the problem went on for months until something in their yard exploded and caught fire.
Hurricane Ida's strong winds exposed what some say has been a longtime hidden danger in one New Orleans neighborhood. A City official calls it an "imminent danger," and now we're learning more about the plan to eliminate the health and safety hazard, in this FOX 8 Defenders follow-up.
Whether you've got minimal damage or a home that is uninhabitable, so many in Southeast Louisiana are desperate to repair or rebuild. Before you hire someone though, there are some important steps you should take that could save you time and money.
There's a project in the works to better protect neighborhoods that border I-10 in New Orleans East. Tonight the FOX 8 Defenders update a story we brought you nearly two years ago on what one homeowner calls a dangerous house.
A Jefferson Parish woman thought someone got into her Amazon account, running up hundreds of dollars in charges. It turns out it was all a scam, and the consumer lost hard-earned money. She shared her experience with the FOX 8 Defenders to warn others.
From complaints of harboring rodents to missing windows, a vacant Lakeview address has racked up dozens of Code Enforcement violations over the years. Now nearby homeowners are planning a unique gathering tomorrow to shine more light on the eyesore.
A Jefferson Parish small business owner shares details of a disturbing phone call that escalated into a threat to one of her young employees. She's turned to the FOX 8 Defenders to spread an important consumer warning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a FOX 8 Defenders investigation, we're learning the number of consumers who say they didn't get what was promised in their pursuit of a modeling career is far-reaching. Shelley Brown looks into whether what we exposed could be a criminal case.
It's considered an emergency according to the City code, yet it remains a risk to health and safety. The FOX 8 Defenders have tracked a property and swimming pool now the subject of six Code Enforcement hearings in seven years that's been hit with a hefty fine, but is still considered dangerous.
A problem some say has plagued a Jefferson Parish neighborhood for years, may be closer to getting some relief. Sometimes trapped in their own driveways, frustrated neighbors turned to the FOX 8 Defenders to get answers.