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Stories with subject: Hurricane Katrina
  • Judge rejects home confinement for ex-cop in shooting case 
    Updated: May-23-16 2:30 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A former police officer convicted in deadly shootings at a New Orleans bridge following Hurricane Katrina won't be allowed to finish his prison sentence at home.

  • Judge axes home confinement for ex-cop in Katrina shooting 
    Updated: May-23-16 2:21 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A former police officer convicted in deadly shootings at a New Orleans bridge following Hurricane Katrina won't be allowed to finish his prison sentence at home.

  • At last: National chains open in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward 
    Updated: May-19-16 3:29 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - It's been a long time coming: National retailers are open again in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood that was drowned more than 10 years ago when catastrophic floodwaters crashed in and smashed homes after inadequate floodwalls and levees burst during Hurricane Katrina.

  • Study: Water-sucking industry a factor as New Orleans sinks 
    Updated: May-19-16 1:05 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Geologists have long known that New Orleans is slowly sinking - but now, scientists using radar technology say groundwater sucked up by industrial facilities such as a power plant, oil refineries and chemical complexes may be contributing to the problem and could even be undermining levees.

  • Mystery solved: Man grateful to have his father's ashes back story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 3:32 pm

    Paul Derek Treaster says his Vietnam-veteran father, whose ashes were discovered beside a south Alabama road, must have been looking down from above, helping to guide him back to the remains.

  • Decade after Katrina, New Orleans poised to regain schools 
    Updated: May-05-16 7:06 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - More than a decade after a catastrophic hurricane led to the state's takeover of most New Orleans public schools, Louisiana's Legislature is poised to return oversight to a local school board that was once widely maligned.

  • Class action status OK'd in major post-Katrina flood case 
    Updated: May-04-16 7:46 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina and other storms granted class-action status in the case Wednesday, meaning numerous property owners - not just the handful in the original 2005 lawsuit - could be in line for compensation.

  • Group: Courthouse flooded by Katrina still houses evidence 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:17 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina flooded the New Orleans courthouse's ground floor and destroyed evidence in thousands of criminal cases, evidence is still being stored there - and a watchdog group said Tuesday that a less-vulnerable storage space is needed.