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Mike Perlstein - Investigator

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

David Hammer - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator David Hammer
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  • 5 months, 4 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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  • 5 months, 4 weeks 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 week 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 week 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 week, 1 day 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 week, 1 day 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 week, 1 day 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 3 days ago
News

#Can911findme?

#Can911findme?#Can911findme? Live Chat with WWL Investigator Katie Moore.
  • News
  • 1 week, 3 days 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 week, 3 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Katie Moore

Man says he was hit with stun gun in retaliation for talking to FBI

Man says he was hit with stun gun in retaliation for talking to FBIA man who says he was unfairly roughed up over back child support is speaking publicly for the first time about why he says he believes it's retaliation for talking to the FBI about former St Tammany District Attorney Walter Reed.
  • Katie Moore
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
David Hammer

Chief: NOPD officers coordinating details can't do it themselves

Chief: NOPD officers coordinating details can't do it themselvesThe three New Orleans Police Department officers who coordinate off-duty security jobs through the NOPD's Special Events Unit have been barred from doling out any of the work to themselves, following an investigation by WWL-TV and The New Orleans Advocate.
  • David Hammer
  • 3 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

Sharper arraignment postponed until April 6

Sharper arraignment postponed until April 6The federal court arraignment for accused rapist and former Saints star Darren Sharper has been postponed until April 6.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Mike Perlstein

Could private company solve city's issues with electronic monitoring?

Could private company solve city's issues with electronic monitoring?In New Orleans, where the program has been riddled with problems, the future is uncertain.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
David Hammer

Despite reforms, NOPD officers still keep details for themselves

Despite reforms, NOPD officers still keep details for themselvesAmong the steps taken by the city to comply with court-mandated reforms to the New Orleans Police Department, none has generated as much praise from federal overseers as the city's progress in managing cops who work off-duty jobs in their police uniforms.
  • David Hammer
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
David Hammer

BP wants claims administrator out for helping fish oil company

BP wants claims administrator out for helping fish oil companyA fish oil company with ties to a former Republican president enlisted the help of Lousiana's GOP governor to get its oil spill claim paid four years ago, and now BP is arguing in federal court that the independent settlement claims administrator should lose his...
  • David Hammer
  • 4 weeks ago
David Hammer

Thousands of homeowners took Road Home funds and didn't rebuild

Thousands of homeowners took Road Home funds and didn't rebuildBarbara Braxton looks out from her front porch every day and sees a broken promise.
  • David Hammer
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Orleans

111 arrested in sweep of drugs, guns in N.O. East

111 arrested in sweep of drugs, guns in N.O. EastMore than 100 people were arrested in an operation that targeted guns and drugs in New Orleans East, the DEA and NOPD announced Friday.
  • Orleans
  • 1 month ago
David Hammer

BP claims administrator makes millions despite few claims paid

BP claims administrator makes millions despite few claims paidA court-appointed administrator paid just 1 percent of more than 12,000 medical claims over his first 10 months processing claims under BP's settlement with coastal residents and cleanup workers. The grand total of the payments to claimants: $169,650.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month ago
David Hammer

BP sells parts of 3 Gulf oil fields in divestment effort

BP sells parts of 3 Gulf oil fields in divestment effortDeal with ConocoPhillips and Chevron part of BP's post-oil-spill strategy
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Mike Perlstein

NOPD representative of community racial makeup

NOPD representative of community racial makeupBack in the early 1970s, as New Orleans was becoming a majority black city, the police department was overwhelmingly white. Fewer than 15 percent of the NOPD's officers were black at a time when the city's black population was approaching 50 percent.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
David Hammer

WWL Investigation gets relief for abandoned homeowners

WWL Investigation gets relief for abandoned homeownersFollowing an investigation by WWL-TV, the Smiths are getting an early Mardi Gras present: The state's home elevation program, which had lost their case in the shuffle and failed to track down their absentee contractor, is suddenly promising to replenish the grant...
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

Kenner overhauling domestic violence diversion program

Kenner overhauling domestic violence diversion programThe City of Kenner is revamping its domestic violence diversion program following a WWL-TV story that revealed that an assistant city attorney had been conducting court-ordered counseling classes for offenders.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

Investigation finds illegal drugs, gambling at OPP

Investigation finds illegal drugs, gambling at OPPDespite a string of earlier contraband cases at Orleans Parish Prison and a federal consent decree designed to clean up the jail and stop such illegal activity, a disturbing new case has surfaced in the past month.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago