FOX 8 Defenders

FOX 8 Defenders: City says 18-wheelers did not violate parking laws in New Orleans East

The City of New Orleans said that 18-wheelers parking in a New Orleans East neighborhood are not in violation of any law.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Man fed up with 18-wheelers parking in his neighborhood

After years of dealing with 18-wheelers parking in his neighborhood, New Orleans East resident Warren Marigny said he’s had enough.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Family waits hours for paramedics to arrive

When you have an emergency, most of the time you call 911, and help arrives. But one family waited hours, and help never did show up.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Tips to remember when booking travel

With summer in full swing, you may be looking for a good travel deal. The Better Business Bureau suggests you do a little homework first before booking with a third party online agent.

FOX 8 Defenders: Plaquemines Parish crews fill two longtime nuisance pools

After years of creating hazardous and unsightly burdens, two nuisance pools in Braithwaite Park were finally filled.

FOX 8 Defenders: Woman at center of Essence scam sentenced to 15 years

A woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from 98 out of town Essence Festival attendees pleaded guilty Wednesday.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Plaquemines Parish cracks down on nuisance pool owners

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.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Higgins Gate property remains an eyesore years after it was torn down

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

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

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

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

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

  FOX 8 Defenders: Westwego residents concerned over apparent bee infestation

  FOX 8 Defenders: Some worry if not fully secured, Touro Shakspeare Home could be lost

  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

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