Louisiana’s governor is calling the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) handling of one its cases an “absolute failure” after a one-year-old boy died of a fentanyl overdose earlier in November.
The agency tasked with keeping kids safe across the state, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), is now telling the public exactly how they failed another child, only after the WAFB I-TEAM exposed the botched handling of a case that left 1-year-old Jahrei Paul dead.
Whether it’s the office of the mayor, senator, city council, or school board, drive almost anywhere in Shreveport right now, and you’re certain to catch sight of political signs promoting a host of political candidates, pleading for your vote.
A Louisiana state trooper’s admission that he paid a hotel front desk clerk $200 dollars for sex may have helped him dodge a rape charge while at an out-of-state conference, investigative records obtained by WAFB show.
A two-month-long FOX 8 investigation finds New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is possibly breaking city policy and maybe even state law, spending much of her time at a city-owned apartment, possibly without paying rent.
For many college coaches, it pays to get fired. Over a 17-year period beginning in 2005, public universities have shelled out more than $1.1 billion in buying out the contracts of college coaches, according to an InvestigateTV analysis of NCAA financial data collected by Syracuse University. Most of that money was spent on football coaches who play at the highest level of Division I athletics. As football coaches' annual compensation now stretches into seven digits, massive severance payments also grow bigger and bigger.
When Orleans Parish Sheriff Susan Hutson took office, the change of command led to a change in communication. Her office has refused repeated requests from FOX 8 for information that the public has a right to know. Two experts believe the office is trying to punish FOX 8 for prior investigations into the man who now works as her Chief Communications Officer.
In a recent energy industry survey, 85 percent of homeowners say they’ve noticed significant price increases on at least one utility bill. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa examines rising utility costs, plus gets expert advice on ways to cut back on your bill.
High temps this summer mean you need to be on high alert for scammers posing as your utility company. Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackman speaks the FTC and BBB about how to stay safe from utility scammers.
First year college students across the country are getting ready to start the new school year. Tuition, books, and housing costs are budgeted, but what about the hidden college costs?In this Watching Your Wallet, Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa has some expert advice on how to handle the hidden costs you may not have planned for as your child heads off to campus.
Protecting personal information is critical in the digital age, but according to experts, a simple web search of your name will likely return your age, date of birth or even home address. We show you ways to try to remove your personal information.
Questions have been raised over NOPD captain Sabrina Richardson's position on a state board that oversees punishments for state police troopers, as she is currently under investigation by the Orleans District Attorney's office.
Cutting-edge computer technology designed to mimic the human brain is being used by hackers to create lifelike videos of celebrities and politicians. But now, bad actors are using this readily available tech to target everyday social media users in cryptocurrency scams.
A FOX 8 investigation raises questions about connections between a now-fired Kenner employee and a contract worth Millions. Kenner paid its trash collector $5.5 million last year, but we found close to $1 million in payments were made without proper backup documentation.