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Mike Perlstein - Investigator

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

David Hammer - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator David Hammer
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  • 6 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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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
David Hammer

Tar mat uncovered as BP report downplays oil spill impact

Tar mat uncovered as BP report downplays oil spill impactOn the same day that BP released a report stating that its massive oil spill five years ago did not have a lasting impact on the Gulf environment, the Coast Guard responded to the largest tar mat uncovered in more than a year.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Mike Perlstein

After 30 years on death row, wrongfully-convicted man fights state for money

After 30 years on death row, wrongfully-convicted man fights state for moneyIt has been one year since Glenn Ford walked away from death row and through gates of the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Katie Moore

Walter Reed divorce records unsealed

Walter Reed divorce records unsealedAfter more than a decade of being hidden from the public, the divorce records of former District Attorney Walter Reed were unsealed Thursday.
  • Katie Moore
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
David Hammer

Plaquemines councilwoman withdraws motion to delay suit against oil companies

Plaquemines councilwoman withdraws motion to delay suit against oil companiesA new Plaquemines Parish councilwoman who is trying to end that parish's 2013 lawsuit against 68 oil and gas companies, withdrew her motion Thursday.
  • David Hammer
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Katie Moore

Ex-DA's brother flashed badge more than once

Ex-DA's brother flashed badge more than onceAn incident with a Covington woman last August was not the first time Richard Reed flashed a district attorney badge to law enforcement.
  • Katie Moore
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
David Hammer

The battle for the oil and gas soul of Louisiana

The battle for the oil and gas soul of LouisianaThe parish that hugs the final 80 miles of the Mississippi River is Ground Zero in Louisiana's losing battle against coastal erosion.
  • David Hammer
  • 3 weeks ago
Katie Moore

Data shows only 10 arrests for human trafficking since 2010

Data shows only 10 arrests for human trafficking since 2010There is new information in the exclusive Eyewitness Investigation from Monday on the fight against human trafficking in the metro area.
  • Katie Moore
  • 3 weeks ago
News

Despite outrage, sex trafficking arrests rare in metro area

Despite outrage, sex trafficking arrests rare in metro areaLast year, Louisiana passed a new law getting tougher on traffickers, but our months-long analysis of arrest and conviction data from 2010 through mid-2015 reveals few of their victims ever get justice.
  • News
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
David Hammer

BP drops attempt to oust oil spill claims administrator

BP drops attempt to oust oil spill claims administratorBP has suddenly dropped its long-standing effort to remove the oil spill claims administrator it once fought to remove.
  • David Hammer
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
David Hammer

Commissioner uses study to attack solar subsidies

Commissioner uses study to attack solar subsidiesA new and controversial economic study predicts that most utility companies in the state will soon be able to deny net-metering to new solar customers – a crucial program that allows homeowners with rooftop solar panels to produce electricity during the day, put it on...
  • David Hammer
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Mike Perlstein

Bills mount as jailed man waits on ankle bracelet

Bills mount as jailed man waits on ankle braceletA man arrested for drug possession in January can't get out of jail because he hasn't been given an ankle bracelet.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Mike Perlstein

Prosecutors say more charges likely in Peralta case

Prosecutors say more charges likely in Peralta caseState prosecutors gave little doubt about their intentions to seek additional charges against St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta, stating at a court hearing Tuesday that they are "99.5 percent" certain that an ongoing grand jury will produce a...
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 4 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

3 arrested for firing gun at Tulane students

3 arrested for firing gun at Tulane studentsThree Jefferson Parish men are in jail after police say they fired shots at two Tulane students just outside of campus early Sunday morning, according to a police report.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
David Hammer

Levee authority votes to keep suit against oil, gas going

Levee authority votes to keep suit against oil, gas goingA New Orleans area levee authority voted narrowly Monday to keep its appeal going on a landmark federal court case that it launched against oil and gas companies almost two years ago.
  • David Hammer
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
David Hammer

Man sentenced for firebombing of Gentilly gas station

Man sentenced for firebombing of Gentilly gas stationLarry Moses has been sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison for heroin trafficking, firearms possession and the 2010 firebombing of the fuel zone gas station at the corner of Chef Highway and Louisa Street in Gentilly.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month ago
David Hammer

Video in Country Club rape case was recorded over

Video in Country Club rape case was recorded overSurveillance footage that could have offered police key evidence in a high-profile rape investigation got recorded over and cannot be viewed.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month ago
Mike Perlstein

Charges crumble after cell phone video uncovered

Charges crumble after cell phone video uncoveredWhat the officers and attorneys did not know was that he had one critical piece of evidence on his side: grainy cell phone videos shot by his wife and nephew.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month ago
Mike Perlstein

NOPD agrees that bail bondsmen thefts were inside job

NOPD agrees that bail bondsmen thefts were inside jobThe detective work by a bail bondsman on a series of suspicious crimes against his company has finally paid off with an arrest.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month ago
David Hammer

Ratings of area nursing homes fall with new rating system

Ratings of area nursing homes fall with new rating systemNew nursing home ratings released last week by the federal government are shining a new light on major problems with funding and quality of care in Louisiana.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month ago
David Hammer

Some NOPD cops moved to street duty didn't make it

Some NOPD cops moved to street duty didn't make itAlmost from the moment that New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Michael Harrison announced the transfer of 22 officers from desk or support jobs to street patrol duty, the impact of the move was blunted.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month ago
Mike Perlstein

Judge hears consent decree progress, problems

Judge hears consent decree progress, problemsAt a federal court hearing on the New Orleans Police Department consent decree Tuesday, a federal judge heard about some promising signs of progress and other areas that have a long way to go.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month ago
News

#Can911findme?

#Can911findme?#Can911findme? Live Chat with WWL Investigator Katie Moore.
  • News
  • 1 month ago
Orleans

911 often missing wireless caller location

911 often missing wireless caller locationApps on your smart phone can find you in seconds, but in an emergency, can 911? Sometimes the answer is no when the caller is on a cell phone or even a smart phone.
  • Orleans
  • 1 month ago
Mike Perlstein

Allegations in Peralta case include porn, gambling from parish computer

Allegations in Peralta case include porn, gambling from parish computerNew documents in Peralta case touch on allegations of pornography viewing, gambling on job.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 1 week ago