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Mike Perlstein - Investigator

Mike Perlstein - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator Mike Perlstein
  • Team Bios
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Team Bios

David Hammer - Investigator

David Hammer - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator David Hammer
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Katie Moore - Weekend Anchor/Investigator

Katie Moore - Weekend Anchor/InvestigatorBiography of Katie Moore, WWL-TV Anchor and Investigator.
  • Team Bios
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
News

New report finds Deepwater Horizon fail-safe activated, but caused more destruction

New report finds Deepwater Horizon fail-safe activated, but caused more destructionContrary to what's been reported previously, a last-ditch effort to shut in BP's blown-out oil well actually functioned as intended on the night of the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, but it ended up causing more destruction because of undetected bowing...
  • News
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Orleans

Damning report slams NOPD response to sex crimes

Damning report slams NOPD response to sex crimesA new investigative report could shatter the city's already shaken faith in the way the New Orleans Police Department handles sex crimes.
  • Orleans
  • 2 weeks ago
Gulf Oil Spill

Judge rejects BP's effort to oust claims administrator

Judge rejects BP's effort to oust claims administratorJudge Barbier says BP's arguments for ousting Patrick Juneau as claims administrator "not persuasive."
  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Gulf Oil Spill

Feds' offshore training center scuttled, ex-chief says

Feds' offshore training center scuttled, ex-chief saysFormer training center director says budget slashed as locals undermined post-Deepwater Horizon reforms
  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • 3 weeks ago
David Hammer

Offshore fracking: Questions about its extent, oversight

Offshore fracking: Questions about its extent, oversightEnvironmentalists call for moratorium until numbers, impacts better known; industry says it's been safe for decades
  • David Hammer
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Mike Perlstein

Bourbon St. shooting suspect involved in fight in OPP

Bourbon St. shooting suspect involved in fight in OPPTrung Le was booked Sept. 30 with simple battery after allegedly punching a fellow inmate "with a closed fist several times," according to a police report.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month ago
David Hammer

Future of solar power in La. may hinge on Nov. election

Future of solar power in La. may hinge on Nov. electionThe future of rooftop solar, and of renewable energy in Louisiana in general, could hang in the balance as polar-opposites battle Nov. 4 for a swing seat on the Public Service Commission.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month ago
Gulf Oil Spill

BP flak: We didn't ruin Gulf, La. caused oyster losses

BP flak: We didn't ruin Gulf, La. caused oyster lossesOp-ed says BP is scapegoat for Gulf's environmental problems, Gov. Jindal's 'misguided' fresh water diversion
  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • 1 month ago
David Hammer

Bywater club drops nude pool policy after WWL reports

Bywater club drops nude pool policy after WWL reportsCountry Club agrees to require clothes at pool, improve security after city moved to revoke alcohol permit
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month ago
David Hammer

Report blasts NOPD over rape reporting

Report blasts NOPD over rape reportingAn audit released Wednesday blasts the New Orleans Police Department for a failure to properly report rape cases, a persistent problem that's led many to question if the city's lower-than-average rape figures are accurate.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Gulf Oil Spill

La. shrimper pleads guilty to oil spill claims fraud

La. shrimper pleads guilty to oil spill claims fraudSlidell's Casey Thonn admits collecting $355k in fraudulent spill claims, pleads guilty to 2 counts of wire fraud
  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Gulf Oil Spill

Juneau: BP not 'candid' in attempt to oust him

Juneau: BP not 'candid' in attempt to oust himClaims administrator says he has no conflict; plaintiffs question if BP wants sanctions to give it new appeal route
  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
David Hammer

Legacy lawsuits: 360 cases, millions paid, little cleaned up

Legacy lawsuits: 360 cases, millions paid, little cleaned upIn fighting for reforms year after year, the oil industry and its backers focus on the 2003 Supreme Court decision that set off the legacy lawsuit craze.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Health

AG blocks Ebola waste, but experts say it's safe

AG blocks Ebola waste, but experts say it's safeBuddy Caldwell accused of fear-mongering after he stops incinerated waste from being buried in Louisiana
  • Health
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
David Hammer

AG says law to kill levee board's oil lawsuit is dead

AG says law to kill levee board's oil lawsuit is deadAttorney General Buddy Caldwell says a state court has already determined that the law Gov. Bobby Jindal and his allies enacted this year to try to end a controversial lawsuit by a New Orleans-area levee authority doesn't apply to that levee authority.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Gulf Oil Spill

Plaintiffs urge Supreme Court not to hear BP appeal

Plaintiffs urge Supreme Court not to hear BP appealClass members latest to file with High Court saying BP mischaracterizes oil spill settlement payments
  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Gulf Oil Spill

Judge reconsiders ruling as oil spill workers await fate

Judge reconsiders ruling as oil spill workers await fateBP oil spill cleanup workers are upset over interpretation that blocks them from medical claims settlement payments
  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
David Hammer

City Council replaces NCDC amid legal concerns

City Council replaces NCDC amid legal concernsControversial post-Katrina demolition committee stripped of powers as developers question legality of process
  • David Hammer
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Crime

Ex says Archie Jefferson sent his murdered wife's photo

Ex says Archie Jefferson sent his murdered wife's photoArchie Jefferson, still not cleared in wife's 2012 murder, allegedly sends photo of her as threat to ex-girlfriend
  • Crime
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Potential N.O. levee board nominee drops out

Potential N.O. levee board nominee drops outFor the second time in three weeks, a possible ally for Gov. Jindal comes forward with a conflict
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Gulf Oil Spill

Interior secretary, industry confused by safety rules

Interior secretary, industry confused by safety rulesAudits seek new level of safety offshore, but Jewell, like some in the oil industry, stuck on old ways of thinking
  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Katie Moore

More questions from arrangement between St. Tammany DA, school board

More questions from arrangement between St. Tammany DA, school boardThe case of child rapist Dino Schwertz led the St Tammany DA's office to both prosecute and defend Schwertz because of the working arrangement between the DA's office and the school district in an unusual signed off on by outgoing DA Walter Reed
  • Katie Moore
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
David Hammer

BP wants judge to remove claims administrator

BP wants judge to remove claims administratorBP is asking a federal judge to remove the claims administrator the company claims “hijacked” its multi-billion-dollar settlement with private claimants.
  • David Hammer
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
David Hammer

Halliburton oil spill settlement creates 2 new classes of claimants

Halliburton oil spill settlement creates 2 new classes of claimantsHalliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
  • David Hammer
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago