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Team Bios

Mike Perlstein - Investigator

Mike Perlstein - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator Mike Perlstein
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Team Bios

David Hammer - Investigator

David Hammer - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator David Hammer
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Crime

Ex says Archie Jefferson sent his murdered wife's photo

Ex says Archie Jefferson sent his murdered wife's photoArchie Jefferson, still not cleared in wife's 2012 murder, allegedly sends photo of her as threat to ex-girlfriend
  • Crime
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Potential N.O. levee board nominee drops out

Potential N.O. levee board nominee drops outFor the second time in three weeks, a possible ally for Gov. Jindal comes forward with a conflict
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Gulf Oil Spill

Interior secretary, industry confused by safety rules

Interior secretary, industry confused by safety rulesAudits seek new level of safety offshore, but Jewell, like some in the oil industry, stuck on old ways of thinking
  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Katie Moore

More questions from arrangement between St. Tammany DA, school board

More questions from arrangement between St. Tammany DA, school boardThe case of child rapist Dino Schwertz led the St Tammany DA's office to both prosecute and defend Schwertz because of the working arrangement between the DA's office and the school district in an unusual signed off on by outgoing DA Walter Reed
  • Katie Moore
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
David Hammer

BP wants judge to remove claims administrator

BP wants judge to remove claims administratorBP is asking a federal judge to remove the claims administrator the company claims “hijacked” its multi-billion-dollar settlement with private claimants.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
David Hammer

Halliburton oil spill settlement creates 2 new classes of claimants

Halliburton oil spill settlement creates 2 new classes of claimantsHalliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Katie Moore

Private law practice paid hundreds of thousands for work with St. Tammany schools

Private law practice paid hundreds of thousands for work with St. Tammany schoolsOne of the highest-paid attorneys under St Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed named Harry Pastuszek had an agreement with the St Tammany Parish School Board to pay his private firm, while getting public retirement benefits
  • Katie Moore
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

Federal scrutiny over HANO draws lawsuit

Federal scrutiny over HANO draws lawsuit The long-troubled Housing Authority of New Orleans is preparing to revert to local control 12 years after a federal take-over.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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, 3 weeks ago
News

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.
  • News
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months ago
News

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.
  • News
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months, 1 week 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
  • 2 months, 1 week 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
  • 2 months, 1 week 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
  • 2 months, 1 week 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
  • 2 months, 1 week 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
  • 2 months, 1 week 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
  • 2 months, 1 week ago