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Disgraced former New Orleans Mayor Nagin due for sentencing

Monday, 07 July 2014 23:04
By Kathy Finn and Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Disgraced former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was set to be sentenced by a federal judge on Wednesday on 20 corruption charges that could land him in prison for two decades. A jury in February found Nagin guilty of charges that include bribery, wire fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion, all in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Vancouver Fire dog Cooper was part of many rescues
Monday, 07 July 2014 22:20
A well-loved Vancouver Fire canine that helped search for survivors of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and assisted with the Robert Pickton investigation has died. Cooper, a member of the Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team, died peacefully after a brief illness, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services said Tuesday. Cooper, 13, also assisted in the aftermath of the Seymour mud slide in North Vancouver in 2005, the Missing Women's Task Force, and searches associated with…
Cooper, rescue dog in Vancouver, dies
Monday, 07 July 2014 10:38
A much-loved rescue dog who served with Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services (VFRS) on several high-profile projects, including the investigation into Robert Pickton and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, has died. Cooper passed away after a brief illness aged 13, VRFS said in a news release Tuesday. Fire Chief John McKearney noted that Cooper had represented the department admirably throughout his tenure, and that his loss is "significant".
Five Beautiful GIFs of Hurricane Arthur Show Nature's Terrifying Power
Monday, 07 July 2014 07:16
When Hurricane Arthur made landfall on the North Carolina coast last weekend, it was the strongest hurricane to strike the United States since Hurricane Ike hit Texas in 2008. The storm was downright impressive visually, and these gifs document the latent beauty of nature's power.
Five Gifs of Hurricane Arthur Show the Latent Beauty of Nature's Power
Monday, 07 July 2014 07:16
When Hurricane Arthur made landfall on the North Carolina coast last weekend, it was the strongest hurricane to strike the United States since Hurricane Ike hit Texas in 2008. The storm was downright impressive visually, and these gifs document the latent beauty of nature's power.
Japan Supertyphoon Stronger Than Hurricane Katrina, Headed For U.S. Military Base
Sunday, 06 July 2014 17:21
A supertyphoon taking aim at Japan is seen as the biggest storm in years, and could end up being more powerful than even the destructive Hurricane Katrina. Supertyphoon Neoguri is expected to reach Okinawa sometime early on Tuesday, generating winds that could reach more than 100 miles per hour. The storm is eventually expected to reach a Category 5, the highest on the scale measuring typhoons.
Sentencing nears for former New Orleans mayor
Sunday, 06 July 2014 07:38
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two days before former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin learns his punishment for convictions stemming from years of corruption before and after Hurricane Katrina, his lawyer hopes to avoid what he calls a "virtual life sentence" for the man once seen as a reformer. Defense attorney Robert Jenkins on Monday asked permission to file more paperwork in a back-and-forth with prosecutors over how federal sentencing guidelines apply.
Chaplain to sign book about Hurricane Katrina's impact on spirituality
Sunday, 06 July 2014 03:25
The Rev. Jerry Bass, who served two decades as a chaplain and chaplain supervisor at University Hospital, now Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans, will hold a book signing for his book "Katrina and the Need for Revival in the American Church" July 19 at Parkview Baptist Church, 6301 Camphor St., Metairie. The hours are 2 to 4 p.m. "I didn't write the book to tell storm stories about Katrina," said Bass, 66.
Watson: Don't spit on immigration
Friday, 04 July 2014 22:00
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Watson: Don't spit on immigration reform
Friday, 04 July 2014 22:00
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