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Mike Perlstein - Investigator

Mike Perlstein - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator Mike Perlstein
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  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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David Hammer - Investigator

David Hammer - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator David Hammer
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  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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Katie Moore - Weekend Anchor/Investigator

Katie Moore - Weekend Anchor/InvestigatorBiography of Katie Moore, WWL-TV Anchor and Investigator.
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  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
David Hammer

Chief: Remove higher-ed rules for new NOPD recruits

Chief: Remove higher-ed rules for new NOPD recruitsScrambling to deal with a critical manpower shortage, New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Michael Harrison has asked the Civil Service Commission to get rid of a rule requiring new recruits to have at least 60 hours of higher education credits or military...
  • David Hammer
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
David Hammer

Exclusive: NOPD down to 300 platoon officers

Exclusive: NOPD down to 300 platoon officersAs a new chief scrambles to redeploy a severely short-staffed police department, new figures provided to WWL-TV show that NOPD is down to just 300 platoon officers who can patrol the streets and respond to service calls.
  • David Hammer
  • 3 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

No bond for co-defendant in Sharper case

No bond for co-defendant in Sharper caseA judge refused to grant bond Thursday for a former St. Bernard Parish deputy indicted in a rape case involving former Saints safety Darren Sharper.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
David Hammer

Council committee grills NOPD on rape cases

Council committee grills NOPD on rape casesThe backlog of rape kits that New Orleans Police Commander Paul Noel worked so hard to clear back in 2010 is growing yet again, Noel told the City Council's Criminal Justice Committee on Thursday.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
David Hammer

D.A. loses cops who kept rape cases afloat

D.A. loses cops who kept rape cases afloatOnly a month after a scathing inspector general's report forced the New Orleans Police Department to reinvestigate hundreds of bungled rape cases, the department has decided to reassign most of the officers who once kept some of those cases afloat at the Orleans...
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Mike Perlstein

Court date set for co-defendant in Sharper rape case

Court date set for co-defendant in Sharper rape caseAn initial court date has been set for Monday for Erik Nunez, one of two co-defendants in the rape case against former Saints player Darren Sharper.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Mike Perlstein

Orleans grand jury indicts Sharper on aggravated rape charges

Orleans grand jury indicts Sharper on aggravated rape chargesFormer Saints player Darren Sharper has been indicted by an Orleans Parish grand jury on two counts of aggravated rape.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
David Hammer

Feds struggle to get smaller oil companies, contractors to follow new offshore safety rules

Feds struggle to get smaller oil companies, contractors to follow new offshore safety rulesIn spite of a new industry focus on safety since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and oil spill, nearly 20 smaller oil companies continue to score poorly on safety inspections and have had their offshore platforms placed on a special watch list.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

Tainted Legacy: Money from oil and gas industry flowing into state capitol

Tainted Legacy: Money from oil and gas industry flowing into state capitolIn oil-and-gas rich Louisiana, matching money to political influence is generally an easy proposition.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

Tainted Legacy: Powerful interests keep family out of legacy lawsuit

Tainted Legacy: Powerful interests keep family out of legacy lawsuitThe Buras name is synonymous with oil-rich property in Plaquemines Parish, but the Buras family has been shut out
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

Tainted Legacy: Legislature's fixes create obstacles to oil and gas cleanup

Tainted Legacy: Legislature's fixes create obstacles to oil and gas cleanupLegacy lawsuit opponents find little common ground. Maybe that's why changing the law hasn't fixed the problem.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

Tainted Legacy: Heirs to ill-gotten fortune back in court seeking more

Tainted Legacy: Heirs to ill-gotten fortune back in court seeking moreOnly in Louisiana: Family that got rich off fraudulently seized oil royalties turns around and sues over oil pollution
  • News
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

Tainted Legacy investigations

Tainted Legacy investigationsLandowners say legacy lawsuits hold oil companies accountable. The industry calls them frivolous. Here's the full story.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Investigations

Tainted Legacy: Wealthy and powerful vs. big oil

Tainted Legacy: Wealthy and powerful vs. big oilA tort reform champion finds himself on the other side of the equation when he discovers oil pollution on his land
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
David Hammer

Country Club video disappears in rape case

Country Club video disappears in rape caseKey video surveillance footage from the night of the alleged incident has mysteriously disappeared, police said.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

Deputy indicted in connection with OPP knife attack

Deputy indicted in connection with OPP knife attackAn Orleans Parish Prison deputy has been indicted as an accomplice in a brutal jail stabbing.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

Police Dept. accepts recommendations to improve evidence room

Police Dept. accepts recommendations to improve evidence roomThe New Orleans Police Department's evidence room is jammed with thousands of pieces of out-of-date evidence, some of it housed in expensive off-site storage spaces at taxpayer expense, according to the New Orleans Inspector General.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Orleans

Jury convicts in killing of man who tried to thwart crime

Jury convicts in killing of man who tried to thwart crimeAn Orleans Parish jury convicted a 20-year-old man in the shooting death of an Algiers Point man who was killed trying to halt a neighbor's carjacking nearly three years ago.
  • Orleans
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
David Hammer

Ferguson prosecutor withheld key records

Ferguson prosecutor withheld key recordsMcCulloch's executive assistant, Ed Magee, said the office released everything it still had when the case was closed, but had "turned over and relinquished control" of some FBI's interviews conducted in connection with the shooting.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Gulf Oil Spill

Supreme Court denies BP's settlement appeal

Supreme Court denies BP's settlement appealThe U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear BP's appeal of the way a claims administrator is paying businesses under a multibillion-dollar oil spill damage settlement.
  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
News

Family wonders if slow response cost shooting victim his life

Family wonders if slow response cost shooting victim his lifePolice have announced an arrest in the fatal shooting of an Algiers man who was gunned down in front of his home late Sunday.
  • News
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

IG report critical of electronic monitoring program

IG report critical of electronic monitoring programThe 66-page report released Wednesday is just the latest in a string of several harsh assessments of a program run by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office on behalf of the city, mostly to keep tabs on criminal defendants awaiting trial.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Gulf Oil Spill

Judge shuns BP cleanup workers with later diagnoses

Judge shuns BP cleanup workers with later diagnosesBarbier reconsidered ruling for two months, but sides with BP on 2012 cutoff for diagnosis of chronic illnesses
  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • 2 months ago
Mike Perlstein

Questions raised over court renovation costs

Questions raised over court renovation costsIt's been on the drawing board since 2009, but plans to renovate the building shared by New Orleans' Municipal and Traffic courts have not progressed beyond constantly changing – and increasingly costly – architectural blueprints.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 2 months ago