Latest from Beth Reinhard

Louisiana power outages renew questions about utility giant’s preparedness for storms

Some residents, fuming in the dark and the heat, are questioning whether more could have been done to mitigate the damage of the storm.
  • Aug 31, 2021

People of Praise school official says allegation of sexual abuse was mishandled

Christian group with ties to Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett began investigating claims of abuse last year.
  • Aug 9, 2021

Frank Morabito: What we know about structural engineer who worked with Champlain Towers South condo board

The condominium board twice hired Morabito, giving him a prime vantage point to detect potential signs of structural failure.
  • Jul 5, 2021

Developer of luxury condos offered next-door Surfside building $400,000 amid complaints over construction, documents show

Investigators of the deadly Champlain Towers South collapse have said they intend to scrutinize possible effects of nearby construction in their reviews.
  • Jul 2, 2021

Florida condo board saw flaws in original construction in tests after 2018 engineer’s report

The condo board told residents in 2020 that there was no waterproofing at all over portions of the building’s underground parking garage, a condition that had “exposed the garage to water intrusion for 40 years,” board records show.
  • Jul 2, 2021

NFL fines Washington Football Team $10 million; Tanya Snyder to run operations for now

NFL investigation led by Beth Wilkinson happened in the wake of multiple Washington Post reports detailing allegations of sexual harassment by female former employees.
  • Jul 2, 2021

Majority of Florida condo board quit in 2019 as squabbling residents dragged out plans for repairs

The president of the board of the condominium building that collapsed last week resigned partly in frustration over what she saw as the sluggish response to an engineer’s report from the previous year. Four other members also resigned in a two-week period that fall.
  • Jun 30, 2021

Months before building collapse, condo board president warned damage to building was ‘accelerating’

In a letter, Jean Wodnicki wrote that problems with the building’s concrete support system “would begin to multiply exponentially.
  • Jun 29, 2021

Engineer warned of ‘major structural damage’ years before Florida condo building collapsed

The structural survey report detailed damage to a concrete slab below the pool deck, cracks in the parking garage, ‘major error’ in waterproofing and other problems.
  • Jun 26, 2021
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A reckoning for People of Praise

An insular Christian group faces a reckoning over sexual misconduct. And, the extraordinary effort from educators to get kids back to school.
  • Jun 14, 2021