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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

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Top Hurricane Katrina (2005) Articles

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  • Jazz Fest sets new record attendance with 460,000 fans

    The sun-filled final weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, fueled by performances by Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, Trombone Shorty, T.I., Anthony Hamilton and No Doubt, drew 460,000 fans — the highest attendance total since...
  • Nonstop flights boost Lakefront Airport expansion plans

    Southern Airways is bringing back nonstop flights between New Orleans' smaller airport and both Memphis, Tennessee, and Destin, Florida. Officials at Lakefront Airport hope this is a sign that business may be on the way back to levels before Hurricane...
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John rock the New Orleans Jazz Fest

    With thousands of people packing the infield at the Fair Grounds Race Track, hundreds more ignored "No Chair Zone" and "Standing Room Only" signs, setting up chairs 15 and 20 deep on the dirt track to hear Jerry Lee Lewis and Elton John on Saturday at the...
  • Unique all-female New Orleans brass band at Jazz Fest

    A New Orleans brass band created to help students pay tuition at a Catholic high school for girls is still going strong nearly a quarter-century later. The Original Pinettes Brass Band is still apparently the only all-female group in a jazz-laced...
  • Immigrants cautiously await hearing on Obama deportation programs

    Immigrants cautiously await hearing on Obama deportation programs
    Construction worker Jimmy Barraza came to New Orleans from Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to rebuild the city where he eventually married, had two children and made his home. But earlier that year Barraza, 30, had immigrated from Honduras...
  • Stern questions in post-Katrina bridge shootings case

    Government prosecutors faced stern questions from openly skeptical appeals court judges who were asked Wednesday to reinstate convictions of five former New Orleans police officers in connection with deadly shootings amid the chaos that followed Hurricane...
  • Pets take the bus as Ohio conducts evacuation drill at lake

    Residents and volunteers brought pets, including a baby goat, with them during an evacuation drill Saturday at central Ohio's Buckeye Lake, as emergency responders practiced procedures they plan to use if the lake's deteriorated dam fails. The drill...
  • State Farm sued by state of Mississippi over Katrina

     State Farm sued by state of Mississippi over Katrina
    Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, the litigation goes on. State Farm, to minimize its losses from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, "systemically mischaracterized" wind damage — which its policies covered — as flood damage, and in the...
  • 85 Eustis soldiers affected by medical unit closure

    85 Eustis soldiers affected by medical unit closure
    The 85 soldiers at Fort Eustis' Warrior Transition Unit have been given a timeline. Come August 2016, the unit is required to close per an Army mandate issued Friday giving the soldiers three options: return to full duty, get out of the military or move...
  • Your neighbors

    Reisterstown resident inducted to the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi Emily Jaffe, of Reisterstown, was recently initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. Jaffe is pursuing a degree in physical therapy at the University of Tampa. Owings...
  • Pianist George Winston, playing in Bethlehem, finds inspiration in illness, recovery

    Since his 1980 sophomore album "Autumn," Grammy-winning neo-classical pianist George Winston has, quite literally, defined his work by season. Among his discs are "Summer," "Winter into Spring" and "December." Two years ago, Winston found himself in...