FOX 8 Defenders

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

While many residents have come to expect their streets to flood during heavy rains, one Jefferson Parish subdivision deals with a rather stinkier consequence.

Trial for Chalmette couple accused of failing to deliver furniture continued

A St. Bernard Parish judge continued the trial Monday of a Chalmette couple that has been the focus of several FOX 8 Defender investigations.

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

In the final weeks of the tax filing season, the IRS is warning people to be extra wary of scams and attempts to steal your personal information.

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

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.

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

Three years. That's how long some Seventh Ward neighbors say they've had to deal with a massive pothole so big, a tree grew out of it. Fed up, they turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for help.

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

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.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Plaquemines residents live among stagnant swimming pools

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.

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

  FOX 8 Defenders: Ochsner employee accused of stealing patient information

  FOX 8 Defenders: City Council members demand the city fill in a dangerous pool

FOX 8 Defenders: Council members, Code Enforcement differ on what constitutes a pool emergency

  FOX 8 Defenders: Hearing officer rules to allow the city to fill longtime nuisance pool

  FOX 8 Defenders: Longtime blighted pool could soon get fixed or filled

  FOX 8 Defenders: Don’t fall for the car wrap scam

FOX 8 Defenders: Nearly $15,000 in summer savings for area consumers


Man arrested in shooting death of 13-year-old boy in Tangipahoa Parish

Sheriff: 3 suspects found with drugs, $9K in counterfeit cash in Houma hotel

Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s detectives and narcotics agents arrested three suspects Thursday on drug and other charges after after finding them in possession of more than $9,000 in counterfeit money, according to the Sheriff’s Office.