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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New Orleans Police
5:00 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

NOPD Officer Sentenced For Lying After Convention Center Shooting

A New Orleans police officer will serve 20 months in prison for lying about his actions after fatally shooting a man during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The victim was among thousands stranded after the 2005 storm.

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New Orleans Saints
6:00 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Saints Exhaust Legal Appeal Options

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to uphold his own ruling of the unprecedented suspensions he’s handed to Saints Coach Sean Payton and others in the bounty scandal. A sports law expert at Tulane University says there’s little else that can be done to avert the punishment.

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Business
7:00 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Study Shows Strong Economic Ties Between New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houma

A new look at Census information shows a substantial link between the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metro areas. Researchers are seeing a potential “super region” including the Houma-Thibodaux area emerging as a strong economic force.

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BP Oil Spill
6:00 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Offshore Rig Worker Admits Faking Blow-Out Preventer Safety Tests

A rig worker has pleaded guilty in federal court to ordering his crew to falsify test results on a faulty blow-out preventer in the Gulf of Mexico. It occurred before and after the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

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Reports
10:06 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Officials React to Danziger Sentencings

Officials in New Orleans are reacting to stiff sentences handed down in federal court to former police officers convicted of shooting unarmed civilians. The case dates back to the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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Breaking: Danziger Bridge Shootings
4:05 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Five Former NOPD Officers Sentenced for Danziger Bridge Shootings

Five former New Orleans police officers will serve from six to 65 years in prison for their parts in a notorious shooting after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Two unarmed civilians were killed and four others injured.

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Environment
4:05 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Tulane Study Shows Sea Level Rising in Gulf of Mexico

Tulane researchers say sea levels are rising faster than expected. Gulf Coast communities from the Florida Panhandle to East Texas are most at risk.

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Reports
5:05 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Brutal Conditions in Orleans Parish Prison

The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing officials in charge of the New Orleans jail. The group says inmates are subjected to violence and held in inhumane conditions.

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NCAA Final Four
4:00 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Final Four Pumps Millions of Dollars into New Orleans

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Saints quarterback Drew Brees attend the opening of a new gym at the Joe W. Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans East.
Erin Krall

As the Kansas Jayhawks and Kentucky Wildcats prepare for tonight’s NCAA Championship, New Orleans officials are already celebrating. The city is making the most of the national spotlight, and the money it brings.

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Politics
7:04 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Santorum Faces Missteps in Louisiana Primary

Rick Santorum is leading in Republican presidential polls in Louisiana. But the candidate spent time countering missteps ahead of the Saturday primary.

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