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Hurricane Katrina

File photo of thousands of evacuees filling the  Astrodome during Hurricane Katrina. (credit: OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Solemn Remembrances Set For Katrina Anniversary

Gulf Coast ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina have begun.

08/29/2014

The Astrodome was used as a shelter during hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. (Getty Images)

Preservation Groups Still Hope To Save Astrodome From Wrecking Ball

A pending application to designate the famed Houston Astrodome as a “state antiquities landmark” could revitalize efforts to revamp the stadium and save it from potential demolition.

05/14/2014

File photo of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Convicted Of Taking Bribes

A June 11 sentencing date has been set for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin who has been convicted of bribery, fraud and money laundering.

02/12/2014

File photo of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Convicted On Bribery Charges

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was convicted Wednesday on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office, including right after Hurricane Katrina.

02/12/2014

File photo of a gavel. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Says Teachers Were Improperly Fired

A state appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that thousands of New Orleans teachers fired after Hurricane Katrina were denied the constitutional right of due process.

01/16/2014

Reba Tullier says her home was illegally destroyed by the city of Kenner. (Getty Images)

Louisiana Homeowner Watches City Tear Down Her House

Woman says town illegally demolished the home she was rebuilding.

12/21/2013

A view of a jury box. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Cop Acquitted In Retrial Over Katrina Shooting

Former New Orleans police officer David Warren was found not guilty in the retrial over the shooting death of a man in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

12/12/2013

File photo of an empty jury box in a courtroom. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Jury Deliberates For Second Day In Katrina Shooting

A federal jury has resumed deliberating in the retrial of a former New Orleans police officer charged with fatally shooting a man without justification in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath.

12/11/2013

File photo of Hurricane Katrina. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Jury Selection For Ex-Officer In Katrina Shooting

A federal judge in New Orleans said he expected to seat a jury on Tuesday to hear the retrial of a former New Orleans police officer who shot and killed a man outside a strip mall after Hurricane Katrina.

12/03/2013

File photo of the flooding and damage from Hurricane Isaac. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Brain-Eating Amoeba Rattles Nerves In La. Parish

While officials try to pin down the source of a deadly amoeba found in the water supply of a suburban New Orleans community, bottled water sales in St. Bernard Parish have skyrocketed and some people worry about washing their faces in the shower.

09/20/2013

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