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Margaret Orr: What is a 'tropical invest' and should we be concerned?

So what is a tropical invest, and should we be concerned?

Saints 2014 schedule: Marquee matchups highlight season

The New Orleans Saints 2014 regular season schedule was released Wednesday. Several marquee matchups highlight the Saints 2014 regular season schedule.

Senators defeat bill to expand Medicaid

A bill before the Louisiana state Legislature to expand Medicaid in the state was defeated by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday.

2014 Saints regular season schedule released

The NFL announced the Saints 2014 schedule Wednesday.

Bill would reform payday lending in Louisiana

It's a bill that would reform the payday lending industry in Louisiana

Dutch fighter jets intercept Russian bombers

Dutch fighter jets scrambled Wednesday to intercept a pair of Russian military aircraft that entered its airspace, a fairly routine action that comes amid heightened tensions between Russia and NATO, a Dutch official said.

Veteran NOPD officer arrested on child porn charges

Authorities arrested a veteran New Orleans Police Department officer Wednesday on child pornography charges, a NOPD spokesperson confirmed.

USS Louisiana returns to naval base after strategic deterrent patrol

The USS Louisiana returned to its base after a strategic deterrent patrol, the Navy said in a news release.

Facebook profit triples on mobile growth

Facebook has figured out mobile. The social networking giant said Wednesday that mobile ads accounted for 59 percent of its advertising revenue in the first three months of the year, up from 30 percent a year prior.

NOPD: Man in wheelchair shoots driver 3 times after asking question

A driver was shot multiple times by an man in a wheelchair Tuesday night in Central City.

JPSO: Man injured in Westwego shooting

A man was injured in a shooting in Westwego, Jefferson Parish authorities said.

Pedestrian killed on I-10 in Metairie

A Metairie man was killed in a crash on Interstate 10 on Wednesday morning, Louisiana State Police said.

Senators considering Medicaid expansion bill

A push to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care law is up for debate in the state Senate's health committee.

Saints 2014 regular season schedule to be released Wednesday night

The 2014 New Orleans Saints schedule will be released Wednesday night.

St. Bernard Parish president sexual assault case goes to grand jury

A grand jury in St. Bernard Parish will be presented the sexual assault case that centers on Parish President Dave Peralta, accusing him of sexually assaulting his wife in 2013.

MH370 search: Officials not 'excited' over new object

Australian officials say an "object of interest" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been found, but Malaysian authorities said it was too early to tell if it is a real lead.

April 23 Exact Weather forecast: Mostly sunny, warmer

High pressure will ensure warm and dry conditions...

Court: Sentence deemed too lenient in slaying

Another judge will have to decide the fate of a Hammond woman sentenced in 2013 to one day in jail for manslaughter. 

NOPD investigating Central City shooting

A man is in critical condition after a shooting in Central City.

Sheriff: Man arrested for trying to run over deputy

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office says a 28-year-old man has been arrested for trying to run over a deputy.

Deputies investigating shooting in Marrero

Deputies are investigating a shooting Tuesday night in Marrero.

No air pockets found on two floors of ferry

Divers have found no air pockets on the third and fourth floors of the sunken ferry Sewol, South Korean authorities said Wednesday.

Live: Morning news, weather and traffic updates from WDSU

Live: Morning news, weather and traffic updates from WDSU

Neighbors see spike in illegal short-term rentals, want more enforcement

Thousands of tourists are headed to New Orleans for the start of Jazz Fest. Many of them are opting not to stay in hotels, but rent out private homes, instead.

Obama vows government support post-landslide

Calling their grit, resiliency and sense of community an inspiration to all Americans, President Barack Obama promised Tuesday that those impacted by last month's deadly landslide in Washington won't be forgotten -- least of all by the federal govern...

Champ Bailey meets with media for first time since signing with Saints

Monday was the first time Saints cornerback Champ Bailey spoke to reporters since he was signed to the team two weeks ago.

Local day care expands to meet need on Tulane Avenue

The Tulane Avenue Revitalization continues with a lot of construction and new business growth.

Lafourche twins arrested on drug charges

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested twin brothers on a variety of drug charges.

US involved in Yemen anti-terror operation

The United States offered extensive assistance beyond drone strikes during a massive anti-terror operation in Yemen, including flying Yemeni commandos to a site where they killed scores of suspected al Qaeda members, a U.S. official said.

Official: Stowaway teen wanted to see his mom

A 15-year-old boy who survived a flight from California to Hawaii by hitching a ride in the plane's wheel well said he was trying to get to Somalia to see his mother, a law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday.

Star Tulane football recruit charged with rape

A recently enrolled Tulane University student who is regarded as one of the top newcomers to the Green Wave football team has been charged with rape, the WDSU I-Team has learned.

Lawmaker pulls gay rights anti-discrimination bill

An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity has been shelved for the legislative session.

Senators reject bill to lessen marijuana penalties

Senators have refused to reduce Louisiana's criminal penalties for marijuana possession, siding with the state's district attorneys and sheriffs who opposed the proposal.

NOPD seeks missing homeless man

New Orleans police are looking for a man who was described as being homeless.

School Choice Program 'excelling,' parents and advocates say

Despite the criticism of the School Choice Program, school and student participation has grown exponentially and nearly all parents enrolled in it are happy with the choice to choose.

WDSU honored with Edward R. Murrow Awards

WDSU received two 2014 Edward R. Murrow Awards in the regional competition sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Mich. college affirmative action ban upheld

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's voter-approved law that bans use of racial criteria in college admissions.

Kenner police assumes investigation in killing of Jaren Lockhart

After little to no information coming forward in the gruesome death and dismemberment of a woman last seen on Bourbon Street in June 2012, Kenner police said the department will hold a news conference Tuesday to announce it will assume the investigation.

Teen stowaway: Where was the security?

If a teen carrying nothing but a comb can do it, who else could breach airport security and hop on board the bottom of a plane?

April 22 Exact Weather forecast: Some rain before the warm up

A weak cold front will bring few showers before high pressure ushers in warmer air.

2 cited for trawling in closed season

Two Louisiana men have been cited for allegedly trawling for shrimp during a closed season in Terrebonne Parish.

Crew members: We couldn't reach lifeboats

Crew members from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol said Tuesday that they were unable to reach the lifeboats as the ship was tilting over.

Crime still a concern for Uptown neighbors

New Orleans police try to calm Uptown neighbors' fears after a recent rash of crimes.

Crash kills Hammond truck driver

A Hammond man died on Monday when the dump truck he was driving veered off the road and into a ditch, then went airborne and crashed into a tree.

Audit outlines budget shortfall in Bogalusa

A legislative audit spells potential financial disaster for a small Northshore town. From a million-dollar budget hole to problems with the retirement system, the audit points out big problems for Bogalusa.

Deaths leave Everest climbs up in air

Just days away from the beginning of the busiest climbing season of the year at Mount Everest, expeditions are unsure whether climbs on the world's highest peak will go ahead.

Report: Saints pick up option on Jordan

The New Orleans Saints have picked up the fifth-year option on defensive end Cameron Jordan, reported on Monday.

Stocks: Dull day ahead of earnings deluge

Stocks drifted higher Monday as U.S. investors got back into action after the long holiday weekend. It will be a week full corporate earnings reports, including well known brands like Netflix, McDonald's and Facebook.

Coroner rules on cause of death regarding man found in vent

A man whose remains were found inside a stove vent died of suffocation, an autopsy has determined.

Did teen stowaway hibernate?

A 16-year-old apparently hitched a ride from San Jose, Calif., to Maui, Hawaii, in the landing-gear wheel well of a Boeing 767, Hawaiian Airlines said.

HERO volunteers rebuild home of American Hero

Volunteers from Harrhah's New Orleans teamed up with Rebuilding Together New Orleans to help an Army veteran rebuild his home.
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