David Hammer, WWL-TV

David Hammer


New Orleans, LA, United States

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Recent articles by David:

New Orleans levees sinking faster than planned

“The fact that these levees won't be certifiable in four years is a travesty." → Read More

Nearly half of 2019 Kennedy High graduates have to take more classes

“It is unacceptable that families are paying the price for adult behavior.” → Read More

Kennedy High seniors still waiting for diplomas as grade-fixing review continues

"As soon as we have an update on every student’s status, we will inform families on what this means for their child," Raphael Gang said. → Read More

Orleans school board considers revoking charter over grade-inflation, altered public records

Because of the grade irregularities, Kennedy was forced to hold graduation ceremonies last month without any diplomas, and it wasn’t until this weekend that the firs → Read More

Charter school system under investigation names new CEO

"He is a leader of deep integrity who will ensure our students have the schools they deserve.” → Read More

As FBI closes in, former Tipitina's owner blames ex-partner for financial woes

Ronald Von Kurnatowski said he can't pay investors back because of the financial trouble → Read More

Another New Orleans Public Library branch loses A/C

Officials say an air conditioner part failed and a replacement has to be ordered. → Read More

Cost to contain country's longest oil spill? $31 million

the operations have cost the Coast Guard roughly $7 million and contractor Couvillion about $24 million so far. → Read More

New video shows how America's longest oil spill was capped

The Coast Guard announced May 16 that it had completed successful containment operations at the Taylor Energy oil leak site. → Read More

Charter board takes action, but gives few details on malfeasance at Kennedy High

The investigation started in April after a series of WWL-TV reports of alleged grade-fixing at Kennedy and misconduct by the New Beginnings Schools CEO at the time → Read More

FBI questioning investors about former Tipitina's owner

Some investors accuse former Tipitina's owner Roland Von Kurnatowski of stealing their money in an alleged Ponzi scheme → Read More

Kennedy High principal, leadership out over grade-fixing scandal

Eyewitness News first reports on the grade-fixing allegations in March → Read More

Toxic Truth: LaPlace chemical plant has 30 days to prove it lowered toxic emissions

The company said complications with new equipment at the start of 2018, which it called a “shakedown period,” kept it from reaching an 85-percent reduction. → Read More

More challenges ahead even with Taylor Energy's 15-year oil leak contained

The containment dome, which actually looks like the lid of a huge metal box, is only a temporary fix. → Read More

Taylor Energy oil leak, longest in U.S. history, being contained after almost 15 years

The Coast Guard says its new containment operations have been successful after taking over the response from Taylor in November. → Read More

The state said if they rebuilt their homes after Katrina, it would pay – 14 years later, they still fight red tape

One homeowner's battle with state government may finally be paying off for a group of about two dozen promised money in 2008 and 2009. → Read More

Auditor secretly recorded Irvin Mayfield's partner; gave tapes to FBI

In one recording, Mayfield's partner Ronald Markham acknowledges that he and Mayfield never formally informed board members when they would transfer large sums of money from the library charity so their cash-strapped orchestra could make payroll. → Read More

Charter school CEO resigns amid investigation into WWL-TV report

Two sources confirmed to WWL-TV that New Beginnings Schools Foundation CEO Michelle Blouin-Williams resigned Tuesday → Read More

State still hasn't paid city for taking street to build Champions Square

The state and city initially negotiated compensation for the street in 2010, but the LSED rejected the city’s valuation of the street, which was $3.3 million in 2016. → Read More

Nungesser driven 'everywhere' by State Police but still gets personal vehicle stipend

Questioned about his use of the troopers for travel, Nungesser at one point told WWL-TV that State Police troopers drive him “everywhere” in a police unit, including for his re-election campaign. → Read More