hurricane katrina

Katrina Bike Tour
10:08 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Bike Tour Features Levee Breach Sites

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An advocacy group is hosting a weekend bike tour that will include visits to two of the sites where levee breaches during Hurricane Katrina led to catastrophic flooding.

Levees.Org holds the tour Sunday, beginning at New Orleans' City Park. A news release from the organization says participants will ride to the 17th Street Canal breach site Then bikers will ride through the recovering Lakeview neighborhood and through City Park to the London Avenue Canal breach in the Filmore Gardens neighborhood of New Orleans' Gentilly area.

Hurricane Recovery Spending
10:09 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Recovery Money Redirected to Superdome Upgrades

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Jindal administration has gotten permission to redirect federal hurricane recovery money from housing aid programs to Superdome upgrades. Federal approval was discussed Thursday in the Senate Finance Committee. 

New Orleans Libraries
8:46 am
Fri April 13, 2012

New Orleans Opens Four New Libraries

New Orleans is marking the opening of a fourth new library in as many weeks. 

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New Orleans Police
5:00 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

NOPD Officer Sentenced For Lying After Convention Center Shooting

A New Orleans police officer will serve 20 months in prison for lying about his actions after fatally shooting a man during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The victim was among thousands stranded after the 2005 storm.

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Breaking: Danziger Bridge Shootings
4:05 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Five Former NOPD Officers Sentenced for Danziger Bridge Shootings

Five former New Orleans police officers will serve from six to 65 years in prison for their parts in a notorious shooting after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Two unarmed civilians were killed and four others injured.

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Reports
8:05 am
Fri March 2, 2012

St. Bernard Project Accepts Money and Expertise from Toyota

The St. Bernard Project is announcing a $100,000 grant from Toyota to continue building and rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The non-profit is even more grateful for training it received from the car manufacturer.

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Levees.org
8:11 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Levees.org Continues Drive for Federal Markers at Katrina Levee Breaches

A state advisory panel has voted against an effort led by the grassroots group Levees.org to mark two spots where levees breached during Hurricane Katrina. However, the drive continues, despite the opposition.

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FEMA Repayments
5:46 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

FEMA Reviewing Hurricane Katrina Repayments

Tens of thousands of Gulf Coast residents may be getting relief from debt they thought they owed the federal government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sorting through rules Congress recently approved.

FEMA sent out 83,000 letters this year to victims of Hurricane Katrina and other 2005 storms. They were told they may have gotten too much federal money. FEMA says it may have made the wrong calculations, but the law requires it try to recoup the funds it paid by mistake.

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Chinese Drywall
7:59 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Homeowners With Chinese Drywall Reach Settlement

Thousands of homeowners in southern states will be reviewing a proposed settlement with the major manufacturer involved in defective Chinese drywall litigation. The deal would pay for repairs and possibly medical expenses if the product made people sick.

The deal involves 4,500 property owners and Knauf Plasterboard. The company will pay for repairs and medical losses. Drywall imported from China from 2004 to 2007 eased demand from the housing boom and hurricane repairs.

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WWNO News Reports
6:50 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

NOPD Officer Convicted of Lying About Convention Center Shooting

A New Orleans police officer has been convicted of lying about a deadly shooting in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The the officer's partner has been acquitted.

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