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Mike Perlstein - Investigator

Mike Perlstein - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator Mike Perlstein
  • Team Bios
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Team Bios

David Hammer - Investigator

David Hammer - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator David Hammer
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Team Bios

Katie Moore - Weekend Anchor/Investigator

Katie Moore - Weekend Anchor/InvestigatorBiography of Katie Moore, WWL-TV Anchor and Investigator.
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  • 3 months, 1 week 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.
  • News
  • 1 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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to improve evidence roomThe New Orleans Police Department's evidence room is jammed with thousands of pieces of out-of-date evidence, some of it housed in expensive off-site storage spaces at taxpayer expense, according to the New Orleans Inspector General.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 week, 1 day 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 3 days 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 week, 3 days 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 week, 6 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 2 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
David Hammer

Skrmetta files defamation lawsuit against opponent

Skrmetta files defamation lawsuit against opponentPublic Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta has filed a defamation lawsuit against his opponent during a contentious runoff election, and has succeeded in getting radio attack ads silenced, at least for now.
  • David Hammer
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
David Hammer

Latest fatality offshore re-ignites safety debate

Latest fatality offshore re-ignites safety debateInvestigation of cleaning worker's death raises questions about oversight of contractors, but data shows improvement
  • David Hammer
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
David Hammer

Texas oil company pleads guilty to dumping wastewater into Gulf

Texas oil company pleads guilty to dumping wastewater into GulfA Texas oil company has pleaded guilty to knowingly dumping oily wastewater into the Gulf near Plaquemines Parish for more than two years, saving it $1.5 million in disposal costs in the process, according to federal court documents.
  • David Hammer
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Mike Perlstein

DA wants his office to take over prosecuting DWI cases

DA wants his office to take over prosecuting DWI casesDistrict Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said he wants to assume prosecution of the cases, taking that duty away from the city attorney's office. He said his prosecutors are willing to step in immediately.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Mike Perlstein

Father claims lack of NOPD action on child abuse case

Father claims lack of NOPD action on child abuse caseIn Johnson's view, the New Orleans Police Department was an even bigger impediment until he complained and got the case re-opened after it was left dormant for weeks.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
David Hammer

Serpas: Needed other cops to expose bad ones

Serpas: Needed other cops to expose bad onesWhile serving on a panel discussing the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., and the civil unrest that followed, Serpas fielded a question about the inspector general's rape report from fellow Loyola Professor Laura Hope.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month ago
Crime

Mayor: Task force will fix NOPD sex crimes unit

Mayor: Task force will fix NOPD sex crimes unitFormer sex crimes unit commander Paul Noel, praised for fixing problems 4 years ago, must make new reforms stick
  • Crime
  • 1 month ago
Mike Perlstein

Kenner prosecutor doubles as paid counselor

Kenner prosecutor doubles as paid counselorWhat's even more curious is the person who runs the 16-week program: Christopher Weddle, a prosecutor in the Kenner City attorney's office. Weddle's office is the source of all Kenner diversion referrals, assigning 813 defendants to counseling since 2010.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month 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 month 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
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 1 week ago