FOX 8 Defenders

  FOX 8 Defenders: Man reaches out after falling into uncovered storm drain

Dept. of Public Works fixes uncovered storm drain after man falls in.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Jefferson Parish declares bee-infested home a nuisance

Parish code enforcement said Wednesday it is seeking a warrant so that officials can go in and deal with a bee problem in Avondale which residents say is getting worse by the day.

  City demolishes the abandoned, charred Grand Theater in N.O. East

The building has been abandoned and crumbling since Katrina, but it took a 2-alarm fire almost 14 years later for the city to agree to tear it down.

  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’

  FOX 8 Defenders: Several Plaquemines nuisance pools now abated

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

  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


Pickup hits 2 horses in Louisiana; 1 rider dead, 1 hurt

  Wild coyote sightings on the rise in the Irish Channel

Numerous coyote sightings have been reported in the Irish Channel including last week, when one attacked a small dog in the owner’s backyard. Then, one of the wild animals was spotted on camera, as a FOX 8 team was covering the story Wednesday afternoon (June 24).