Eileen Fleming

News Reporter

Eileen is a news reporter and producer for WWNO. 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.

Congressman Ralph Abraham will not seek a fourth term to represent the sprawling 5th District, he announced on Twitter.

The district runs from Baton Rouge north to Monroe and includes Alexandria.

Abraham is a staunch supporter of President Trump and says he’s proud of his support of the administration’s military and economic policies. He tweeted that Trump had asked him on a trip to the College National Championship in January to reconsider and seek a fourth term, but he said he stood by his decision six years ago to serve only three terms.

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A housing nonprofit formed after Hurricane Katrina has opened an apartment complex of affordable rental units in New Orleans for veterans and residents. 

Unwanted or broken Mardi Gras cups can be thrown in with your regular recycling.
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State and federal agencies will provide back up for New Orleans police and city departments heading into this year’s Carnival season. 

Lawmakers in New Orleans have gotten an update on two costly disasters that won’t be resolved for several months — the very visible October hotel construction site collapse on Canal Street and the December covert cyber attack on city computers.

The New Orleans City Council Budget Committee is set to review costs of two major accidents — the collapse of the partially built Hard Rock Hotel in October and the December cyber attack on city computers.

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The National World War Two Museum is opening a new $25 million building called the Hall of Democracy. The space will house education programs and exhibits. It’s also opening exhibition is about the capture and trial of holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann.

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Graduates of the long-since closed Adult Education Center held a reunion in New Orleans to celebrate their experience in a secretarial program hailed as a major success in the War on Poverty and the Civil Rights movement.

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Doctors at the CrescentCare health clinic in New Orleans say a novel treatment plan for Hepatitis C patients could help thousands of residents in need.

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Inmates in Louisiana prisons are placed in solitary confinement at four times the national average. That’s one finding from a report released Tuesday. 

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Diners filled the front dining room at Dooky Chase’s restaurant in Treme Tuesday. Some brought flowers to honor the establishment’s matriarch, chef and Civil Rights icon Leah Chase, who passed away Saturday at age 96.