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1 killed, 3 injured in platform explosion in Gulf of Mexico

wdsu.com — One person died after an explosion at West Delta 105 in the Gulf of Mexico, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Thursday. The organization said Fieldwood Energy, the offshore oil and gas operator, reported the explosion on its echo platform just before 3 p.m. BSEE said the operator reported one fatality.
Nov 21, 2014

1 dead, 3 hurt in oil rig explosion 12 miles off #NewOrleans coast in Gulf of Mexico, @wdsu rpts: bit.ly/1yy1ukN

Nov 20, 2014

RT @wdsu: 1 killed, 3 injured in platform explosion in Gulf of Mexico on.wdsu.com/1x7Y5Hc

Sleeping out to help end homelessness

wdsu.com — Several people sleep out on the street to raise awareness about homelessness.
Nov 21, 2014

▶️ Video: Sleeping out to help end homelessness on.wdsu.com/1BSBHJE

I-Team: Take Home Vehicles Scrutinized At Sewerage And Water Board

wdsu.com — The Sewerage and Water Board in New Orleans is looking to raise rates, but a practice at the department raises questions about how officials are managing their own budget and assets. Earlier this month, a water main broke in Lakeview, flooding Louis XIV Street and prompting officials to shut off the water supply in the neighborhood for hours.
Nov 20, 2014

A look back at early 2012: I-Team: Take Home Vehicles Scrutinized At Sewerage And Water Board wdsu.com/I-Team-Take-Ho…

Severe weather possible Saturday night, early Sunday

wdsu.com — After a couple of days in the deep freeze, we are warming up with mostly sunny skies forecast today and Friday. Highs will be near to the low 70s. The warmer weather is thanks to high pressure moving to the east and giving us a southeast flow with warm moist air moving in from the Gulf.

I-Team: Clerical error leads to release of child porn suspect

wdsu.com — A local martial arts instructor booked on almost three-dozen child pornography related charges was allowed to post bond and leave the Orleans Parish Prison after miscommunication resulted in his release. Local self defense instructors Ashley Merritt and Jamie Prescott have followed the case of Matthew Totaro through the legal system for over a year and couldn't believe what they saw this morning in court records.
Nov 20, 2014

I-Team: Clerical error leads to release of child porn suspect wdsu.com/news/local-new… via @WDSU

Warmer with a chance for severe weather

wdsu.com — Video Transcript TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. TOMORROW...SUNN Y. HIGHS AROUND 70. EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH. TOMORROW NIGHT... PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
Nov 20, 2014

Temperatures will increase before showers and a chance for severe storms move in…click the VIDEO-CAST and find... fb.me/3xk7aOhYs

Family vacation to Disney World turns to tragedy after 5 killed in late-night crash in Louisiana

wdsu.com — Five family members from Texas, traveling to Walt Disney World, were killed in a late-night crash on Interstate 20. According to a news release from Louisiana State Police, the crash happened about 10:46 p.m. west of Calhoun. The family was traveling from Texas to Walt Disney World in Florida for a family vacation, officials said.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @wdsu: Updated: Family vacation to Disney World turns to tragedy; 5 killed in late-night crash in La. on.wdsu.com/1BRLq32 pic.twitter.com/dBEJ5FFRq3

iPads for Immigrants

wdsu.com — GoFundMe accounts are used these days for various causes. One teacher is using hers to fund technology in the classroom. Laura Klein teaches English to students from other countries for New Orleans College Prep. This year the school system has 28 Spanish-speaking students from Honduras; that's an increase from last year when there were only three.

Margaret's Weather Picture for November 20

wdsu.com — In September 1985 a devastating earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter Scale smashed into Mexico City killing 10,000 people and leaving parts of the city in ruins. Since then, the populous Latin American nation of 122 million has invested in one of t...

At Noon: Saints fan chat with Fletcher Mackel

At Noon: Saints fan chat with Fletcher Mackel

Louisiana veteran turned author discusses challenge of war on, off front lines

wdsu.com — As America went to war in both Iraq and Afghanistan, troops faced the immediate danger of improvised explosive devices, also known as IEDs. Road clearing units like Louisiana's 927th Engineers were tasked with the mission of finding and destroying the IEDs.
Nov 19, 2014

Great story by @wdsu reporter Heath Allen. LA veteran turned author discusses challenge of war on, off front lines bit.ly/1vre7AQ

Cool tonight but it will warm up

wdsu.com — Video Transcript TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WINDS TO 5 MPH. TOMORROW...PART LY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. TOMORROW NIGHT... MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING SUNNY.
Nov 19, 2014

No freeze warning tonight but it’s still going to be chilly…click the VIDEO-CAST and find out how cool we’ll be,... fb.me/3dT2k9LXz

Organizers hosting fundraiser for family of New Orleans officer shot in Marigny

wdsu.com — Organizers are preparing a fundraiser Wednesday evening for the family of a New Orleans officer who was shot during a robbery in September. The New Orleans Police Department is kicking off the Black & Gold Fundraiser for Jonathan Smith at 5:30 p.m. over at Generations Hall on Andrew Higgins Boulevard.
Nov 19, 2014

RT @nolapoboy: Organizers hosting fundraiser for family of New Orleans officer shot in Marigny - WDSU New Orleans: WDSU New O... bit.ly/11tO6mB

Family hopeful missing Delgado student returns home safely

wdsu.com — New Orleans Police are searching for a missing Delgado Community College student who was last seen on campus around 8 a.m. Monday. The family of 19-year-old Shroq Aziz is hoping for the best now more than a day since they last heard from her. "Only God knows.

Survey shows teen promiscuity linked to trauma from Katrina

wdsu.com — A new survey shows the trauma of Hurricane Katrina is causing more teens to have risky sexual encounters. According to the study, adolescents in the greater New Orleans area are still reeling from the stress of the natural disaster. The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies surveyed 1,100 local teens ages 11-14.
Nov 19, 2014

Survey shows teen promiscuity linked to trauma from Katrina | New Orleans - WDSU Home wdsu.com/news/local-new… via @WDSU

Separated at birth, reunited on Facebook

wdsu.com — Anais Bordier and Samantha Futerman have the same laugh and the same freckled cheeks. They wear their hair the same way and have since they were babies. They share a hatred of cooked carrots, a love of the same color nail polish and the need to sleep...

New Orleans police chief, mayor to announce NOPD task force after OIG report

wdsu.com — Police chief Michael Harrison is promising a dramatic sweep from top to bottom at the New Orleans Police Department. It's a pledge that comes just days after the New Orleans Inspector General's Office released a report that alleges five detectives mishandled numerous physical and sexual abuse cases during their time in the NOPD's Special Victims Section.
Nov 19, 2014

@NOLAOIG: "New Orleans police chief vows dramatic sweep after OIG report" bit.ly/1xQTnjN #NOLA #NOPD” I hope so.