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1 year 8 months ago

Storms, tornado threats for Christmas around US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nasty weather is already complicating travel in parts of the U.S., with forecasts of snow, thunderstorms and more threatening a sloppy Christmas Day from Texas to Florida. In Oklahoma, authorities were already warning would-be travelers to stay home Tuesday as freezing rain and sleet caused a...

1 year 11 months ago

Isaac: One dead in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's been at least one death in Louisiana that's attributed to now Tropical Storm Isaac. Deputies in Vermilion Parish say a 36-year-old man died after falling 18 feet from a tree while helping friends move a vehicle before the storm. They say they don't know why...

2 years 5 months ago

BP oil spill victims waiting for trial

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Billions of dollars are on the line when a federal trial opens Monday over the reams of litigation spawned by the nation's worst offshore oil disaster. But those whose losses can't be repaid are hoping for something more elusive: justice for lost loved ones. Sheryl Revette's...

3 years 2 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 6 months ago

Nagin to speak in Pueblo

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will be speaking at CSU-Pueblo tonight. News First 5's John Romero will be talking to Nagin and asking him your questions tonight on News First 5 at 10.

3 years 6 months ago

Former New Orleans Mayor to speak tonight

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was both lauded and vilified in the days following Hurricane Katrina as his city dealt with the nation's most expensive weather disaster ever. He will speak tonight at CSU-Pueblo about the triumphs and problems of dealing with a ravaged city. Nagin will speak at...

4 years 1 month ago

Oil spill reaches Lake Pontchartrain

Lake Pontchartrain north of New Orleans is the latest site where oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico is appeared. The lake was rescued from pollution in 1990s and had once again become a bountiful fishing ground and a popular spot for boating and swimming. ...

4 years 4 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 6 months ago

Chilly weather can't stop New Orleans' big party

Despite temperatures falling to the freezing mark overnight and not expected to get much above 50, Mardi Gras in New Orleans is staying hot. Parades rolled until late Monday night. People partied on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter until much later. Along historic St. Charles Avenue, revelers stacked ladders,...

4 years 6 months ago

Delta adding Super Bowl flights

Delta Air Lines is adding flights to and from Indianapolis and New Orleans to help carry the crush of fans heading to Florida for the Feb. 7 Super Bowl. The world's biggest airline will add another flight on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 from Indianapolis to Atlanta, to go...

4 years 7 months ago

Saints, Colts to meet in Super Bowl

The New Orleans Saints are marching to the Super Bowl for the first time in their 43-year history. Garrett Hartley boomed a game-winning 40-yard field goal in overtime to give the Saints a 31-28 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game. The Saints will take on...

4 years 9 months ago

East Coast storm damage tops $100 million

It was a desperate, ultimately futile battle - machine against nature - and Ocean City kept it up long after the outcome had been decided. As wave after wave pummeled the beachfront during last week's powerful nor'easter, more and more of the sand disappeared until the ocean came roaring...

4 years 9 months ago

Katrina negligence ruling could cost taxpayers

A $720,000 award to seven plaintiffs in a suit over Hurricane Katrina damage could open the federal government--and taxpayers-- to billions of dollars in claims. A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding...

4 years 10 months ago

Obama to check on Katrina progress

President Barack Obama heads to New Orleans today to check out the continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina. The president will hold a town hall meeting and stopping by a school in the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward. In a recent radio address marking Katrina's fourth anniversary, Obama said he's determined to...

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