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Stories with subject: Hurricanes
  • Work to start this summer on nature center closed by Katrina 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:28 am

    NEW ORLEANS - Work will begin this summer toward reopening an 86-acre eastern New Orleans nature center closed since Hurricane Katrina, the Audubon Nature Institute says.

  • Nonstop flights boost Lakefront Airport expansion plans 
    Updated: May-04-15 7:20 am

    NEW ORLEANS - Southern Airways is bringing back nonstop flights between New Orleans' smaller airport and both Memphis, Tennessee, and Destin, Florida.

  • A historic change in governance for a New Orleans school 
    Updated: May-02-15 10:41 am

    NEW ORLEANS - Symbolically, it is one of the most important things to happen to public education in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina hit nearly 10 years ago - and if it goes smoothly, hardly anyone should notice.

  • Judge: US govt. liable for some Katrina flooding 
    Updated: May-01-15 3:46 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge in Washington has ruled that federal authorities are liable for some of the catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and other storms - flooding blamed on a now-closed navigation channel.

  • Stern questions in post-Katrina bridge shootings case 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 2:03 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - 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 Katrina in 2005.

  • Ruling in lingering post-Katrina flooding suit expected soon 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 6:35 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A decade-old lawsuit seeking damages from the U.S. government over flooding from Hurricane Katrina and other storms is moving closer to resolution, and a judge's latest filing indicates that at least some damages will be ordered.

  • Tossed by Katrina, teen to graduate high school in Alabama 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 11:52 am

    OPELIKA, Alabama - Eighteen-year-old Emily Strickland, like most high school seniors as May approaches, is ready to get final exams over with, don a cap and gown, wrap her hand around a diploma and spend the summer with few to no commitments before beginning the college chapter of her life in the fall.