ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Eight and a half years after Hurricane Katrina, the aftermath of the storm still haunts one St. Tammany Parish neighborhood. Residents in Eden Isles say they're fed up and want someone to clean up what the storm left behind.
They're called ocean weathermen. More than 750 sharks, tarpon, tuna and billfish, fitted with satellite-linked tags, are providing scientists with data on temperature and salinity at various depths in the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean.
Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, the conservative primary challenger to longtime GOP Sen. Thad Cochran, accused his adversaries of “slander” after critical comments from McDaniel about Hurricane Katrina relief touched off the first major controversy of the 2014 nomination fight.
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OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - A movie inspired by the Mississippi Gulf Coast experience during Hurricane Katrina also tells our story of heartache and resilience through music. The soundtrack for "Category Five," starring Burt Reynolds, features the voice of local artist Marianne Allison singing the song "Till It Breaks My Heart.
He also was charged with accepting thousands of dollars in payoffs from another businessman, Rodney Williams, for his help in securing city contracts. Both Fradella and Williams are awaiting sentencing for their roles in separate bribery schemes alleged in the case.
A June 11 sentencing date has been set for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin who has been convicted of accepting bribes, fraud and money laundering. The 57-year-old Democrat is remembered for his impassioned pleas for help after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.