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Mike Perlstein - Investigator

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

David Hammer - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator David Hammer
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  • 7 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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  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
David Hammer

5 years later: Industry responds, regulators lag behind

5 years later: Industry responds, regulators lag behindIf BP's Macondo well blowout and catastrophic oil spill five years ago didn't scare the oil and gas industry straight, the loss of 50 percent of its offshore workforce to retirement by 2018 certainly did.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
David Hammer

BP's oil spill payments: Are they enough?

BP's oil spill payments: Are they enough?Monday marks five years since the BP oil disaster began off the La. Coast. BP promised to "make it right" in the Gulf and set up a $20 billion fund for victims. Eyewitness Investigator David Hammer has been following that money from the start.
  • David Hammer
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Feds propose new offshore drilling rules 5 yrs after BP

Feds propose new offshore drilling rules 5 yrs after BPInterior Department takes aim at blowout preventers and other issues that failed in BP disaster 5 years ago
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
David Hammer

5 years later, no final word on BP spill's effects

5 years later, no final word on BP spill's effectsFive years on, many scientists say that it will take more time, perhaps even decades, to fully grasp the spill's impact on the region.
  • David Hammer
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Katie Moore

$6.5 million and growing: The cost of troubled rec center in N.O.

$6.5 million and growing: The cost of troubled rec center in N.O.The Treme Center is seemingly the city's money pit.
  • Katie Moore
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
David Hammer

Former BP claims czar discusses spill compensation

Former BP claims czar discusses spill compensationKen Feinberg, one of the most controversial and important figures in the Gulf Coast's recovery from the BP oil spill, returned to New Orleans on Tuesday to discuss how he compensated victims of the spill and how that compared with his current work paying victims of...
  • David Hammer
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Katie Moore

Gayle Benson had history of legal trouble before marriage

Gayle Benson had history of legal trouble before marriageIn the 10 years since their marriage, Gayle Benson has become a fixture at her husband Tom Benson's side at press conferences, at Pelicans and Saints games and at every NFL owner's meeting since their marriage.
  • Katie Moore
  • 1 month ago
Katie Moore

Pastor sued Gayle Benson over Mercedes purchase in '90s

Pastor sued Gayle Benson over Mercedes purchase in '90sGayle Bird, now Benson, simply answered an ad in the Times Picayune newspaper in 1998 when she was looking to buy a used Mercedes-Benz. The man who placed it was Franklinton Pentecostal pastor Jerry Wayne Cox.
  • Katie Moore
  • 1 month ago
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Cat Island: Pelican haven to lifeless sandbar in 5 years

Cat Island: Pelican haven to lifeless sandbar in 5 yearsIt was Ground Zero for pelicans caught in the oil spill. Now, Cat Island won't be Ground Anything much longer.
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  • 1 month ago
David Hammer

Big bucks pour into Plaquemines over lawsuit

Big bucks pour into Plaquemines over lawsuitNick Kohnke is upset. And for much of the last year, he's been trying to make sure the rest of Plaquemines Parish is as concerned as he is.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month ago
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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 ago
Mike Perlstein

Fights on McMain campus caught on video, shared on social media

Fights on McMain campus caught on video, shared on social mediaAll of the videos showed multiple students huddled around the combatants, phone cameras recording the action from all angles.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Katie Moore

Former favored work release inmate arrested for 9th DWI

Former favored work release inmate arrested for 9th DWIA former inmate at North Shore Workforce in Covington, who got favored treatment by connected employer, arrested for DWI
  • Katie Moore
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Mike Perlstein

NOPD to cite officers who quickly closed child abuse complaint case

NOPD to cite officers who quickly closed child abuse complaint caseA child abuse complaint filed by Russell Johnson on behalf of his six-year-old autistic son has been closed .
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
David Hammer

Despite rosy report, BP still cleaning up oil

Despite rosy report, BP still cleaning up oilJust as BP released a report this week stating that its massive oil spill five years ago did not have a lasting impact on the Gulf environment, WWL-TV found crews trying to clean up the largest tar mat seen in Louisiana in more than a year.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 2 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 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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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.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago