Fenton, Louisiana, got 92.5% of its revenue from fines and forfeitures in a single year. The average municipality in the U.S. gets 1.7%. That means this village of 226 people has one of the highest percentages in the country.
Text messages seem to contradict the NOPD's statement on why Mayor LaToya Cantrell needed NOPD escorts for Essence Festival Weekend. Documents show several days she had more officers protecting her than were on duty in entire police districts.
One of the men listed on official state documents as a manager and officer of Spring View Medical Clinic, says he's working day and night to help the clients of the now closed business. We tracked down Robbie Duncan after our first reports on the clinic, to find out if he's got any plan to help the dozens of men who say they're still being billed thousands of dollars and not receiving any treatment.
St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston accuses FOX 8, a group of concerned citizens, and former employees of trying to undermine his office. The accusations came in a recent radio interview and follow a series of FOX 8 reports that raised questions about whether his office was losing money by performing autopsies for surrounding parishes.
An InvestigateTV analysis of Consumer Product Safety Commission data shows that since 2000, the agency has had to re-announce the recall of at least 46 products because the original alert did not reach the ears of consumers and, in many cases, continued to cause harm.
NOPD leaders say they had to manually inspect the timesheets and detail shifts of every officer, every day, for a nine-month time period. It comes as Interim Superintendent Michelle Woodfork says a computer system that was supposed to prevent officers from double-dipping isn’t working as planned.