The FOX 8 Defenders exposed a neighborhood of nuisance properties in February that were not only unsanitary, but dangerous. Since then, we've reported on a lot that has changed, and now Plaquemines Parish has taken steps to crack down.
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.
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.
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.
People who travel the busiest highway into New Orleans have expressed concern over stretches of darkness for years. Now, in this FOX 8 Defenders follow-up, we’re learning I-10 in spots will be dark a little longer while two major lighting projects worth millions of dollars are underway.
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.
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.
We've shown you some of the most dangerous pools in the City that are stagnant and don't meet the proper fencing requirements. Just this week, the City drained and filled one of them. But we've found many that are fenced, but are still creating health concerns for the people who live around them.
Workers spent most of the day draining what may be one of the most dangerous blighted swimming pools in the City. The stagnant and unfenced pool in New Orleans East that the FOX 8 Defenders exposed in October has been wide open for nine years.