Hurricane Katrina

A statue titled Rebirth featuring the likeness of former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason blocking a punt by former Atlanta Falcons punter Michael Koenen.
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
WWL Newsroom
April 06, 2020 - 7:02 pm
Like many in the gulf coast, national anchor Robin Roberts was excited for Monday night's airing of the "Rebirth" game.
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Jesse Pantuosco
April 06, 2020 - 10:47 am
Monday night, ESPN will re-air the New Orleans Saints’$2 2006 home opener against the Atlanta Falcons, a game that marked the Saints’ return to the Superdome following Hurricane Katrina.
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Jackson Square, normally bustling with tourists, is seen deserted in the French Quarter of New Orleans, due to the new coronavirus pandemic, Friday, March 27, 2020. While rich in history and culture, New Orleans is economically poor, and the people here are not necessarily well-positioned to weather this latest storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 27, 2020 - 9:04 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There were the great fires of 1788 and 1794 and the multiple yellow fever outbreaks of the 1800s. Hurricane Betsy hit in 1965, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the memories linger in New Orleans like remnants of a bad dream. Now the city is one of the nation’s hot spots for...
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New book on Katrina blames Corps of Engineers for bad levees
Associated Press
January 19, 2020 - 12:11 pm
(AP) -- The founder of an organization dedicated to educating the public about levee failures in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina has written a book. A news release from activist Sandy Rosenthal says the book is entitled "Words Whispered in Water: Why Levees Broke in New Orleans." Rosenthal is...
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Don Ames
September 22, 2019 - 8:21 am
Louisiana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at an eleven-year low of 4.3 percent. The state gained 4,800 jobs over the month and 1,000 jobs over the year. Louisiana Workforce Commission Chief Economist Ali Bustamante says the numbers are really being driven by private sector employment. “...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 06, 2019 - 9:28 pm
Federal prosecutors in New Orleans today announced the conviction of two men in a massive, post-Katrina scam. The defendants, one of them a White House military aide under three presidents, were convicted of stealing millions of dollars that were supposed to help generate jobs in New Orleans after...
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Chris Miller
August 29, 2019 - 12:36 pm
How has New Orleans changed in the past 14 years -- since Hurricane Katrina dramatic effects on the region? It's longest-lasting effect is likely the changes on the population. According to Allison Plyer, demographer for The Data Center, even after 14 years, the metropolitan area is only 95 percent...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 29, 2019 - 7:12 am
It was 14 years ago today that Hurricane Katrina made landfall with devastating impacts for Louisiana and Mississippi. Katrina, the storm surge and the levee breaches flooded 80 percent of New Orleans and permanently changed the face of coastal communities in Mississippi and Louisiana. More than 1,...
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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards places a state flag onto the casket during a Celebration of Life Interfaith Service for former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Thursday was the first of three days of public events to honor Blanco, the state's first female governor who died after a years long struggle with cancer.(AP Photo/Michael Democker, Pool)
August 22, 2019 - 11:47 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's first and only female governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, will return to the state's ornate Capitol building for her last time Thursday, with her casket carried in to the sound of a 21-gun salute honoring her service. Mourners are expected to pack the building...
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