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New Orleans' credit rating surpasses pre-Katrina level as local economy improves

Monday, 09 March 2015 16:17
Hurricane Katrina blew New Orleans' general obligation bonds into junk-status territory, but the city's credit risk is now better than it was before the storm, thanks to a bump in its rating from Standard and Poor's. Citing improved finances and a bustling economy, S&P on Tuesday raised by a notch its credit rating for New Orleans general obligation bonds, moving them from BBB+ status to a rank of A-.
Man who fled Hurricane Katrina to Utah missing for months
Sunday, 08 March 2015 04:02
SALT LAKE CITY — Police say a man who settled in Utah after he was driven from New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 has been missing for months. South Salt Lake police say 60-year-old Curtis Crosby was last seen in October, when he was found camping in a vacant office building even though he had an apartment not far away.
Monster hurricanes struck US Northeast during prehistoric periods of ocean warming
Saturday, 07 March 2015 21:36
IMAGE: Waves crashed ashore in Woods Hole, Mass., during a 1938 hurricane. view more Credit: WHOIIntense hurricanes possibly more powerful than any storms New England has experienced in recorded history frequently pounded the region during the first millennium, from the peak of the Roman Empire to the height of the Middle Ages, according to results of a new study.
Police, family ask for help finding Katrina survivor missing in Utah
Saturday, 07 March 2015 14:56
SOUTH SALT LAKE — Police are asking for help locating a man displaced by Hurricane Katrina who lives in Utah but hasn't been seen in months. Curtis Crosby was among those brought to Utah after the deadly hurricane hit his home in 2005. He started a new life in South Salt Lake helping others who, like him, had been displaced by the storm, and was featured in a 2010 Deseret News article about Katrina survivors…
Barbour writing book about Hurricane Katrina
Saturday, 07 March 2015 06:46
Former Gov. Haley Barbour has revealed that he is writing a book about Hurricane Katrina. Related Gunman sought in nightclub shootingVolunteers work to clean up JacksonStore owner fights back during robberyDaylight Saving Time begins SundayWinter blast opens up potholesThe former governor spoke Thursday, along with 16 WAPT's Bert Case, to Jackson State University students about the aftermath of the storm.
Brian Williams’ Hurricane Katrina Tale Now in Question (Watch)
Saturday, 07 March 2015 05:46
*It didn’t take long for viewers to give up on Brian Williams. His nightly newscast on NBC was beaten soundly in the ratings by ABC’s “World News Tonight” on Friday, two days after Williams apologized for repeating a false story about being in a helicopter hit by a grenade in Iraq 12 years ago, according to Nielsen.
Historic storm brings silver linings
Friday, 06 March 2015 17:27
Florida Keys Business Sunday, March 8, 2015 Historic storm brings silver linings Storm-tossed schooner finds home in Key West By MANDY MILES Citizen Staff The devastation of Hurricane Katrina is still a raw wound 10 years later for those who lost everything on the Gulf Coast. But the historic hurricane gave way to a bittersweet silver lining for Capt.
Youth director shares mission trip experiences
Thursday, 05 March 2015 01:00
Angie Foster has been affected by church trips to hurricane-ravaged areas in Louisiana and New Jersey. In 2012, she was among 10 youth and adults from Salem Lutheran Church who made the trek to New Orleans, which was still feeling the repercussions of Hurricane Katrina. The Fremont woman and two Salem youth went to New Jersey in 2014. There, they saw the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Katrina survivor missing in Utah, family asks for help
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 16:41
SOUTH SALT LAKE — Police are asking for help locating a man displaced by Hurricane Katrina who lives in Utah but hasn't been seen in months. Curtis Crosby was among those brought to Utah after the deadly hurricane hit his home in 2005. He started a new life in South Salt Lake helping others who, like him, had been displaced by the storm, and was featured in a 2010 Deseret News article about Katrina survivors…
Hurricane Katrina evacuee reported missing in Utah
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 13:43
His last known contact was in October with Unified Police Department officers who were called to an unoccupied office building at 3449 S. 700 East in the Millcreek area after the manager found him camping there, the release says. The release says the manager called the next day to report that Crosby had left his belongings behind. Unified police officers collected the belongings and left them at his apartment at 188 E.
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