The City of New Orleans provided few answers Tuesday in response to a FOX 8 Lee Zurik Investigation that found the city’s contractor in charge of specifically collecting trash not associated with Hurricane Ida, was collecting nearly everything found on the street, including storm debris.
City contractors that are supposed to keep trash and storm debris separate are mixing them together, which could mean a higher bill for whoever picks up the bill -- either the City of New Orleans or the federal government.
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.
Bob Dean, the owner of seven nursing homes that evacuated more than 800 residents to a warehouse ahead of Hurricane Ida, plans to appeal the state’s decision to revoke the licenses for the facilities, his attorney said Friday.
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.
Along with poor conditions and not enough space for hundreds of residents, one of the lawsuits states the warehouse was not zoned for use as a shelter and family members were not notified of their destination.
Evacuation plans from the seven nursing homes that had licenses revoked showed they claimed to be prepared for a large evacuation with plans for supplies and food, but the Louisiana Department of Health and families of those evacuated ahead of Hurricane Ida disagree.
Nursing home residents who were crammed inside of a warehouse shelter in Tangipahoa Parish where seven people died describe conditions inside as a ‘nightmare.’ The residents were among hundreds evacuated from seven nursing home facilities on the Southshore to the warehouse facility in Independence, La. ahead of Hurricane Ida.
An unidentified female body was discovered on Wednesday on the outskirts east of Ponchatoula. Authorities are trying to identify the victim by a distinct tattoo on her left forearm that depicts two jester masks with a script that says “Smile Now, Cry Later”, Travis said.
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.
The New Orleans Office of Inspector General has recommended charges be filed against two additional city inspectors who likely did not physically inspect the Hard Rock Hotel construction site before its collapse.
A New Orleans company, applied for and received a Paycheck Protection Program loan of nearly $200,000, but a FOX 8 Investigation found that at the time of the application, the company likely had no employees on staff.
Thousands of so-called ‘Shut-In Future Utility’ wells litter the Louisiana landscape with little enforcement to permanently plug them. One of those wells claimed the life of a Louisiana teenager, whose family says there was no warning of the site being dangerous.
Slidell Police say that a suspected shooter followed the victim into the Tanglewood Subdivision, stopped in the middle of the street, and began shooting at the victim. Although no one was injured, the victim’s vehicle and a nearby house were struck with bullets.
On arrival, officers found the victim, Robbert Armstrong, 30, of Ponchatoula, dead from gunshot wounds, said City Administrator Lacy Landrum. Police arrived shortly after the incident occurred at 3:54 a.m., she said.
Bradley Abron, 43, has been charged with second-degree murder after turning himself into detectives this week after authorities began investigating the death of Darrell Amar, 50. The incident occurred Thursday at a residence on St. Paul Loop.
The stories his loved ones told had the same things in common. They say Philips was set apart from the rest, an independent thinker who was fearless, incredibly smart, funny, and creative. He made you feel seen and was accepting of everyone no matter what.
“What is it that’s going on, we’re getting to the point where kids are that interested in stealing usually pennies worth of stuff that they feel they also need to protect themselves with that kind of hardware and where the hell are they getting that kind of hardware quite frankly,” said Sainato.
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.