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Mike Perlstein - Investigator

Mike Perlstein - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator Mike Perlstein
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David Hammer - Investigator

David Hammer - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator David Hammer
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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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David Hammer

Leading candidate to fill spot on levee authority board could have conflicts

Leading candidate to fill spot on levee authority board could have conflictsA leading candidate for Gov. Bobby Jindal to name to a New Orleans-area levee authority board so that he can force the end of a controversial coastal erosion lawsuit could have some serious conflicts of interest.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month ago
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Tulane running back arrested on robbery, battery charges

Tulane running back arrested on robbery, battery chargesTulane senior running back Robert Kelley is facing criminal charges of simple robbery and simple battery after allegedly beating a fellow Tulane student and stealing his bicycle, Eyewitness News has confirmed.
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  • 1 month ago
David Hammer

City targets Bywater hotspot as public nuisance

City targets Bywater hotspot as public nuisanceA local hotspot known for its clothing-optional swimming pool has been charged with violating its city alcohol permits following a WWL-TV story about an alleged rape there.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
David Hammer

Only 148 of 10,600 medical claims against BP approved in last 6 months

Only 148 of 10,600 medical claims against BP approved in last 6 monthsAdministrator Matt Garretson says he's denied 1,373 claimants, ruled 670 claims defective and asked for more information on another 8,069.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Mike Perlstein

Teen charged with murder released from jail by mistake

Teen charged with murder released from jail by mistakeAuthorities are now trying to locate the murder defendant, but he has been nowhere to be found.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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BP could save $1.2 billion if medical settlement decision not reversed

BP could save $1.2 billion if medical settlement decision not reversedA group of law firms is asking Judge Carl Barbier to reverse his decision and allow oil spill cleanup workers to collect medical settlement payments if they suffered skin or respiratory ailments but didn’t get diagnosed until 2012.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Mike Perlstein

Judge Yolanda King lists 3 different addresses for qualifying

Judge Yolanda King lists 3 different addresses for qualifyingUnanswered questions about where suspended Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King hangs her robe at night were left even murkier Wednesday after she listed three different addresses in qualifying for re-election.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Katie Moore

Brother of St. Tammany district attorney arrested for sexual battery

Brother of St. Tammany district attorney arrested for sexual battery Richard Reed, the brother of St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed, has been arrested on a count of sexual battery, according to Covington police.
  • Katie Moore
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Mike Perlstein

Judge allows suspended judge to stay on fall ballot

Judge allows suspended judge to stay on fall ballotA Baton Rouge judge ruled against Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Monday by allowing the seat of suspended Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King to remain on the ballot for the fall election.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Mike Perlstein

Commission rules in favor of officers over rank, assignment dispute

Commission rules in favor of officers over rank, assignment disputeThe top-ranking officers are officially assigned as integrity control officers, but given their low-level assignments investigating non-criminal internal matters, they have always viewed their posts as punishment designed to get them to resign.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
David Hammer

BP medical settlement's new interpretation could cut out thousands

BP medical settlement's new interpretation could cut out thousandsThousands of Gulf oil spill cleanup workers could lose the right to collect medical claims checks of up to $60,700 from BP, thanks to yet another latter-day interpretation of the oil giant’s promises to compensate victims of the 2010 spill.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

Juvenile court judge fighting legal battles on two fronts

Juvenile court judge fighting legal battles on two fronts A judge Thursday denied a motion by suspended New Orleans Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King to throw out charges that she lied about living in the city when she was elected last year.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

Serpas: We made a mistake not getting out information on officer-involved shooting

Serpas: We made a mistake not getting out information on officer-involved shooting The independent police monitor confirms that a patrol officer shot a man in Algiers early Monday, but the New Orleans Police Department never publicly disclosed the shooting.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

Groups object to lawsuit filed to shrink juvenile court bench

Groups object to lawsuit filed to shrink juvenile court benchSuspended New Orleans Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King is fighting to keep her seat on the bench, contesting criminal charges that she lied about her residence on election papers.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Katie Moore

DA Walter Reed uses campaign funds to hire lawyer

DA Walter Reed uses campaign funds to hire lawyerEmbattled St Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed used more than $12K in campaign funds to hire a lawyer to defend questions about the use of his campaign funds, a move which may be perfectly legal under state campaign fundraising laws
  • Katie Moore
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
David Hammer

Police response to TV report of rape leads to more frustration for victim

Police response to TV report of rape leads to more frustration for victimOur report about a local woman’s allegations of being drugged and sexually assaulted at a Bywater club brought good news and bad for alleged victim Maria Treme.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Katie Moore

Brother of St. Tammany DA allegedly flashes DA's Office badge in bar incident

Brother of St. Tammany DA allegedly flashes DA's Office badge in bar incidentRichard Reed, the brother of embattled St Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed, allegedly flashed an honorary DA's office badge to try to keep an intoxicated woman out of trouble Sunday after an incident at the Chimes in Covington
  • Katie Moore
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Katie Moore

Audit shows $40 million loss for NOFD pension fund

Audit shows $40 million loss for NOFD pension fund The New Orleans Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund is approaching $500 million in liability, according to a new audit released Monday by the Louisiana legislative auditor.
  • Katie Moore
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Ex-prosecutor Perricone says he doesn't remember online comments

Ex-prosecutor Perricone says he doesn't remember online commentsFormer federal prosecutor Sal Perricone, the online commenter whose postings got major convictions tossed, now claims in a court filing that he was unaware of what he was writing because he was on a sleeping medication.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
David Hammer

Woman's story of being drugged, raped exposes major problems

Woman's story of being drugged, raped exposes major problemsMaria Treme considers herself a very strong and free-spirited person. She participates in the World Naked Bike Ride, likes to suntan in the nude and has no hang-ups about sex.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
David Hammer

BP files appeal of settlement to U.S. Supreme Court

BP files appeal of settlement to U.S. Supreme CourtLate Saturday night, BP filed its formal petition to the U.S. Supreme Court claiming that lower courts in New Orleans erroneously approved a multi-billion-dollar settlement that is paying claimants that were not hurt by the company’s 2010 oil spill.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Levee board asks federal judge to rule Act 544 unconstitutional

Levee board asks federal judge to rule Act 544 unconstitutionalThe New Orleans area levee board is asking a federal judge to declare a new state law unconstitutional and bar oil and gas companies from using it to kill the controversial coastal erosion lawsuit recently filed against 97 oil and gas companies.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Katie Moore

New questions from ex-girlfriend of St. Tammany DA about Reed's campaign fundraising

New questions from ex-girlfriend of St. Tammany DA about Reed's campaign fundraising From feeling like she was the center of his universe to feeling like she was being set up for something, Claire Ursin still seems dizzy from her roller coaster ride of a relationship with St Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed.
  • Katie Moore
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Treme mother in coma after ATV hit and run

Treme mother in coma after ATV hit and run A Treme mother of two is fighting for her life after an unusual hit-and-run accident on Sunday left her in critical condition in a medically induced coma.
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  • 2 months ago