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Thursday, 08 May 2014 13:30
By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former police officer charged in the deadly shootings of civilians after Hurricane Katrina is seeking a transfer from a federal prison while he awaits a retrial. Robert Faulcon's attorneys say in a federal court motion this week that he should be moved to a New Orleans area lockup from a federal prison in Atwater, California.
Wicked Weather Week: Hurricanes
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 23:00
WASHINGTON - Hurricane season kicks off in just a few weeks. As you know, the East Coast is always at risk. So what kind of tropical trouble is in store for us this year and how you can prepare? June 1st to November 30th is hurricane season and living in the Mid-Atlantic region, that means we have to be prepared for anything and everything the impact of a hurricane can deliver.
HCC ceremony honors Katrina survivor, father of three
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 14:15
RIVERVIEW — A 46-year-old father of three and a 30-year-old survivor of Hurricane Katrina were among the HOPE scholars and Collegiate 100 club members honored at a Hillsborough Community College awards and graduation ceremony last month. “They have exceeded expectations,” said Joan B. Holmes, who oversees equity and special programs for the college, of the 27 graduates noted in the program for the April 21 ceremony at The Regent in Riverview.
DeSalvo: Health IT needs to 'get real'
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 13:01
It took the disaster of Hurricane Katrina to get Louisiana’s doctors to open their minds to new medical technologies, and if health IT is going to win support nationwide, it’ll have to “get real for people,” the Obama administration’s top health IT official argued today. “It has to become tangible and real for the person, the family member, the doctor, the nurse,” said Karen DeSalvo, the national coordinator for health information technology, who was the…
New Orleans Mayor Landrieu launches 2nd term
Monday, 05 May 2014 14:45
Share: FacebookTwitterGoogle Plus 1 hour 15 minutes ago by AP NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu formally launched his second term Monday, saying hard work and tough decisions lie ahead as the city grapples with stubborn violent crime, lingering blight, struggling schools and dauntingly expensive court mandates for police and jail reforms - even as the recovery from 2005's Hurricane Katrina continues.
N.L. students help rebuild New Orleans
Friday, 02 May 2014 20:45
The Together By Design project has, since 2007, taken a team of students to help rebuild the New Orleans neighbourhood Broadmoor. Darlene Spracklin-Reid, an engineer, Memorial University instructor and co-founder (with partner John Oates) of Together By Design, said the project helps the community rebuild while giving students experience and teaching them the value of volunteerism. The students are drawn from the UA Local 740 Training Centre, Carpenters Millwrights College and MUN’s engineering faculty.
Carver Theater reopens after $8 million restoration
Thursday, 01 May 2014 07:45
It served as a cultural hub in Treme for three decades. Then the Carver Theater became a medical center before being heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Wednesday night, the historic venue hosted its first audience since 2005. It is a jewel in the city's history and from its first grand opening back in the 1950s, the Carver theater has been shined up, restored and re-purposed for the re-grand opening.
Hurricane and tornado all in one'
Thursday, 01 May 2014 01:01
STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: Storms caused 38 deaths since Sunday; 67-year-old woman killed in FloridaTornado that struck Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas, Sunday was an EF-4 Alabama official: Residents scrambled to rooftops as water rushed inNational Weather Service: The rainfall at Pensacola's airport set a record Please send your videos, pictures and text reports of severe weather to iReport, but please stay safe.
'Hurricane and tornado all in one'
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 22:00
STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: Storms caused 38 deaths since Sunday; 67-year-old woman killed in FloridaTornado that struck Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas, Sunday was an EF-4 Alabama official: Residents scrambled to rooftops as water rushed inNational Weather Service: The rainfall at Pensacola's airport set a record Please send your videos, pictures and text reports of severe weather to iReport, but please stay safe.
How will kids be kept safe in a disaster? Most states have no plan
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 02:15
Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, most states still don't require four basic safety plans to protect children in school and child care from disasters, aid group Save the Children said in a report released Wednesday. The group faulted 28 states and the District of Columbia for failing to require the emergency safety plans for schools and child care providers that were recommended by a national commission in the wake of Katrina.

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