Hurricane Katrina

AP
May 03, 2018 - 9:14 am
Former St. Bernard Parish President Junior Rodriguez passed away this morning. Rodriguez died following a long-term illness. He served as president of St. Bernard Parish from 2004-2008 and led the parish during Hurricane Katrina. Rodriguez was 82.
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Scoot
April 05, 2018 - 10:49 am
It appears that President Trump’s bold announcement to send military troops to protect the southern border until Congress fixes the current immigration loopholes and his wall is constructed is more about serving red meat to the President’s base than it is a practical solution to a problem. Unable...
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March 29, 2018 - 3:53 pm
(AP) - The federal judge supervising all Chinese drywall cases says that, after nine years, it's time to return thousands of cases for trial in the federal courts where they were filed. The panel that put Judge Eldon Fallon in charge in 2009 said the first 1,700 will return to Florida if no...
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February 10, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Three historically black universities in New Orleans and one in Mississippi will see about $330 million in post-Katrina debt owed to the federal government cleared under a provision in a congressional budget deal signed by President Donald Trump. Dillard University, Xavier...
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Chris Miller
December 18, 2017 - 1:44 pm
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security inspector general will audit the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board's use of federal Hurricane Katrina recovery money, The New Orleans Advocate reports. Despite hundreds of millions of dollars in grants, the system has dealt with issues with the power grid...
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December 04, 2017 - 10:00 am
(AP) _ A civil lawsuit over post-Hurricane Katrina trash disposal involving former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and others has been settled. The confidential settlement reached last week avoided a trial set for Monday. It involved claims by Waste Management of Louisiana that River Birch _ owned by...
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October 14, 2017 - 8:39 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Don't give up. Do get counseling. Don't look back. Survivors coped with problems for years after Hurricane Katrina decimated coastal Mississippi and Louisiana and flooded New Orleans. Now they have hard memories and hopeful experiences to share as southeast Texas, Florida and...
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Kirstjen Nielsen, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next secretary of Homeland Security, speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 12, 2017 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday introduced his choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security, a former staffer at the sprawling post-9/11 federal agency who he says will need "no on-the-job training" for the lead role. Trump also called on Congress to "put politics aside"...
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A gazebo is blown over the Mississippi Gulf Coast welcome sign near the intersection of Hewes Avenue and U.S. 90 in Gulfport, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, after Hurricane Nate made landfall on the Gulf Coast. (Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
October 09, 2017 - 11:51 am
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Nate slogged its way up the northeastern U.S. on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression less than two days after it roared ashore in Mississippi and Louisiana as a hurricane. Nate spared the region the kind of catastrophic...
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A gazebo is blown over the Mississippi Gulf Coast welcome sign near the intersection of Hewes Avenue and U.S. 90 in Gulfport, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, after Hurricane Nate made landfall on the Gulf Coast. (Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
October 08, 2017 - 8:56 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a series of hurricanes that hit the southern U.S. and Caribbean in recent weeks. Nate — the first...
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