Eileen Fleming

News Reporter

Eileen is WWNO’s news reporter. She researches, reports and produces the local daily news items. Eileen relocated to New Orleans in 2008 after working as a writer and producer with the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. for seven years.

Her prior experience includes five years in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she freelanced stories for U.S. publications. She also worked as a part-time reporter for the Belfast Telegraph during the Clinton-era peace process.

Eileen grew up in the Boston area, and then moved to California where she worked at newspapers throughout the state. Eileen received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Northeastern University.

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BP Oil Spill
7:00 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

More BP Oil Washes Ashore As Trial Date Set In Federal Court

A soiled Grand Isle beach weeks after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Jason Saul WWNO

BP oil discovered on Mississippi barrier islands.

Oil continues to wash up on Gulf of Mexico shorelines from BP’s underwater well explosion almost four years ago. The find comes as a key trial date is set in federal court in New Orleans.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Senator Landrieu Among Those Banned From Russia

Senator Mary Landrieu.
Office of Senator Mary Landrieu

Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu has tangled with the Russian government in the past.

The Russian government has not released its reason for banning Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu and eight other officials from the country. But there are at least two possibilities: orphans and energy.

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Science & Health
7:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Tulane Study Finds Heart Attacks Still Rising After Hurricane Katrina

Senior study author Dr. Anand Irimpen

Researchers at Tulane University have found a three-fold increase in heart attacks six years after Hurricane Katrina. The findings link stress from the storm and several other factors to the increase.

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Latest News
5:00 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Edwin Edwards Running For Congress

Former Louisiana governor is back in a campaign.

Edwin Edwards, the former governor of Louisiana who served eight years in federal prison for corruption is now running for Congress. The 86-year-old Edwards wants to represent the Louisiana 6th District in the House of Representatives.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

GNO, Inc. Celebrates Flood Insurance Changes And Overall Economic Outlook

GNO Inc.'s annual review

The annual assessment by the economic development group Greater New Orleans, Inc. comes as one of its priority projects — reforming flood insurance — sailed through the U.S. Senate. The organization is also celebrating what it sees as a glowing economic climate for southeast Louisiana.

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Politics
7:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

New Orleans Voters Will Decide Runoff Elections This Saturday

UNO political science professor Ed Chervenak reviews the runoffs on Saturday's ballot.

Voters in New Orleans are heading to the polls Saturday to decide several citywide offices. Runoffs will decide two council seats, the sheriff, the coroner and a request for funds from the Audubon Nature Institute.

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Latest News
12:05 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Death Row Inmate Released From Angola

The entrance to Angola Prison, where Glenn Ford spent decades on death row for a crime he did not commit.
msppmoore Flickr

Glenn Ford released from Angola Prison.

A Louisiana man has been released from death row after serving almost 30 years behind bars. New information shows he was not involved in the murder of a Shreveport jeweler in 1983.

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Politics
7:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

New Orleans Submits Legislative Agenda To Baton Rouge

New Orleans legislation this session.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has released his wish list for the current session of the State Legislature. Items requested by City Hall include a tax increase for public safety and a more aggressive approach to clearing blighted property.

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Community
7:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Federal City Community Garden Takes Root

Volunteers, including members of the U.S. Marine Corps and students from Tulane Medical School, pose with the literal and figurative fruits of their labor at the Federal City Community Garden.
Credit Federal City Community Garden

Federal City Community Garden open to West Bank residents.

A community garden is taking root in Federal City. One goal is to unite established West Bank neighborhoods with 200 families living at the former Navy base.

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BP Oil Spill
7:00 am
Tue March 4, 2014

BP Loses Appeal Of Payment Process

A Grand Isle beach soiled with oil after the BP spill.
Jason Saul WWNO

Federal appeals panel backs lower court ruling.

BP has lost an appeal of how much it has to pay in damages caused by its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A split decision by a three-judge panel could restart a payment process that has been on hold while the appeal was pending.

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