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Recent articles by Mike:

NOPD announces investigation of 4 task force officers due to body cam video

New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson dropped several bombshells on Friday in the biggest NOPD shakeup in years. → Read More

Hard Rock Demolition: Contractors mobilize, prepare for large equipment

After legal battles and weather delays, some are wondering why there isn't more progress in demolishing the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in the French Quarter. → Read More

'Little Legal Recourse:' Louisiana laws protect nursing homes from most lawsuits

This is Part Six of WWL-TV's investigative series "Standard of Care," an in-depth look at COVID-19's impact on Louisiana's nursing homes. → Read More

More than 60% of Louisiana's nursing homes have been touched by COVID-19

Four of the eight nursing homes with more than 20 deaths are in the New Orleans area. → Read More

Lack of testing, protective gear hampered nursing homes hit with outbreaks

This is Part Four of WWL-TV's investigative series "Standard of Care," an in-depth look at COVID-19's impact on Louisiana's nursing homes. → Read More

'A perfect storm': How a veterans home became one of Louisiana's deadliest COVID-19 clusters

This is Part Two of WWL-TV's investigative series "Standard of Care," an in-depth look at COVID-19's impact on Louisiana's nursing homes. → Read More

Cardell Hayes files for new trial in killing of former Saints star Will Smith

Just two days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that non-unanimous jury verdicts violated the Constitution, attorneys for Hayes were filing his motion. → Read More

Against federal protection laws, Algiers tenants receive eviction notice

“It's really disappointing to see landlords acting in a way that violates federal law,” she said. → Read More

'Six feet apart or six feet under': COVID-19 hitting JP's Westbank, black residents hard

Adisproportionate number of Jefferson Parish's cases are clustered on the West Bank, where a majority of the parish’s black population lives. → Read More

Second suspect on the run, NOPD officers recovering after NO East shootout

One suspect was shot in the thigh and is recovering at UMC, the other is at-large. → Read More

Iconic Lower 9th Ward storefront leans on community to weather coronavirus troubles

“One lady, she was stealing meat,” he recounted. “I caught her. Instead of me calling the police, I gave her a broom and I told her to sweep up around the store." → Read More

Terrytown nurse's car vandalized while she recovered from COVID-19

Most COVID-19 patients are able to recover at home. That's just what a Terrytown nurse was doing when criminals struck in the middle of the night. → Read More

New Orleans car burglaries flare up during stay-at-home order

“We're going to continue to do our job under whatever circumstances there are. So we're asking you, the criminal, just as everyone else: stay at home..." → Read More

Coronavirus hitting River Parishes hard with some of the highest death rates in the country

“It's not just, quote, an inner city problem. It's related to uncontrolled risk factors." → Read More

Pre-existing conditions can turn COVID-19 into a death sentence for black patients

Numbers released by the state this week show that while 32 percent of the population in Louisiana is black, 70 percent of fatal coronavirus cases are black patients. → Read More

Remembering Cornell Charles, beloved father, friend and coach

"I've actually never met anybody who didn't actually love Coach Dickey." → Read More

New Orleans seafood and produce wholesalers deliver to homes to make ends meet

Fishmongers and produce vendors are hitting the streets, delivering goods to isolated and appreciative customers at their homes. → Read More

Isolation unit for nursing home residents recovering from COVID-19 opened in record time

To accommodate residents who have tested positive but can recover without hospitalization, Notre Dame Health Systems built a stand-alone isolation unit. → Read More

Nursing home operator opening isolation unit for residents diagnosed with coronavirus

Any resident who tests positive or shows symptoms will be transferred to the new wing at Wynhoven home in Marrero. → Read More

Commander, 2 investigators from Orleans Sheriff's internal investigative office abruptly resign

The resignations happened as the New Orleans jail grapples with a manpower shortage caused by the novel coronavirus. → Read More