David Hammer, WWL-TV

David Hammer


New Orleans, LA, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Gert Town radiation lawsuit: City's use of 'nuclear incident' law is 'hogwash'

The suit alleges the material was deposited by the city when that portion of Lowerline Street was paved in the 1940s or 1950s → Read More

Natural gas well explodes in Louisiana

Officials will reignite the fire to keep the gas from escaping. → Read More

New Orleans permitting office at the center of criminal bribery probe

Sources told WWL-TV that city inspectors have a mandatory meeting Monday morning to talk about being audited → Read More

Solar net-metering benefits slashed by La. Public Service Commission

A financial incentive to installing solar panels just took a major hit → Read More

Shooting death of former Tipitina's owner still under investigation

Roland Von Kurnatowski's death was ruled a hunting accident, but forensics tests are still underway → Read More

They live right next to the brand new SELA project and their house has flooded 3 times since May

The Bossiers say they suffered through the major construction project that shook their home for 5 years all with the hope that when done, it would lessen flooding. → Read More

Ex-White House military aide, partner convicted on 9 counts of post-Katrina fraud

U.S. Atty. Peter Strasser's office said it hopes Friday's verdict drives home the message that "any attempt ... to conduct fraudulent schemes (will) not be tolerated → Read More

La. Supreme Court changes rules so complaints against judges can be disclosed

The vote allows people making complaints against judges to speak freely about the complaint once the case is closed of turned over to the Supreme Court. → Read More

New Orleans leaders call for complete 'overhaul' of drainage system

Green infrastructure, debris removal, more workers and a new fleet of service trucks are all planned → Read More

S&WB chief proposes drainage fee to raise billions for 'complete overhaul' of city's system

“That all costs money, and much like any city that’s managing stormwater, they rely on a user fee called a stormwater fee, which does not exist in this city." → Read More

Ex-White House aide defends self on witness stand in post-Katrina immigration fraud trial

He is accused of pocketing millions in investment money meant to earn green cards for foreign investors who created jobs in New Orleans → Read More

Troubled former owner of Tipitina's dies at Mississippi farm

A close family friend tells Eyewitness News Von Kurnatowski shot himself in what appears to be a hunting accident. → Read More

Troubled former owner of Tipitina's dies at Mississippi farm

A close family friend tells Eyewitness News Von Kurnatowski shot himself in what appears to be a hunting accident. → Read More

New Orleans grants second grace period for school bus inspections

With just two days left before a Sept. 1 deadline for those buses to pass inspection, only 55 of 629 licensed school buses have passed those inspections. → Read More

Sen. Karen Carter Peterson to face campaign challenge after Supreme Court ruling

Peterson's sole opponent in the upcoming election says her political connections nearly cost him his candidacy → Read More

More students, parents join lawsuit on Kennedy High problems

Records indicate that some Kennedy students weren’t able to graduate because the school had failed to assign them classes they needed to complete in previous years. → Read More

Did all those years of SELA drainage work Uptown make flooding worse elsewhere?

The theory of unintended consequences is starting to take hold among some top officials. → Read More

8 more Kennedy High students receive waivers for diplomas after grading scandal

The eight students who received waivers this week are far from the only ones affected by Kennedy’s administrative errors. → Read More

Police report details disputed 'confrontation' at New Orleans juvenile jail

The Mayor and District Attorney gave very different accounts of what happened last week → Read More

Ex-White House aide, partner on trial for immigration fraud

Retired Air Force Col. Timothy Milbrath, who served as a military aide to 3 presidents, and his partner, William “Bart” Hungerford, are charged with fraud. → Read More