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2 years 11 months ago

Feds hope to overturn Katrina flood ruling

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government is seeking to overturn a 2009 ruling that found the Army Corps of Engineers responsible for massive flooding after Hurricane Katrina because it failed to properly maintain a navigation channel. An appeal of a landmark ruling by U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval...

3 years 4 months ago

FEMA asks for relief money back

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nearly six years after Hurricane Katrina drowned New Orleans in misery, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding storm victims why they cursed the agency for its sluggish response to the disaster. As a new hurricane season begins Wednesday, FEMA is working on a long-delayed...

3 years 11 months ago

Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin to speak in Pueblo

Ray Nagin, the Mayor of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit, will speak at CSU-Pueblo in February as part of the university's Distinguished Speakers Series. Other speakers scheduled include former professional wrestler Chris Nowinski, who wrote a book on brain concussions during football games, and Arizona Senator John McCain's...

4 years 6 months ago

Cop says fellow officer shot wounded civilians

A former New Orleans police officer has told federal authorities he saw a fellow cop shoot and kick unarmed, wounded civilians in a deadly incident on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Former officer Michael Hunter's eyewitness account marks the first time an officer has provided federal authorities with...

4 years 8 months ago

Northcom pitching-in with Haiti relief

The U.S. military is helping transport a Mexican army field kitchen to Haiti to feed earthquake victims and relief workers. The U.S. Northern Command, based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, says the field kitchen is expected to arrive in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday. Northcom helped...

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