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Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

Monday, 18 August 2014 21:24
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans. The majority of public school students will attend charter schools established by a state-run school district created in the aftermath of the storm. Supporters hail it as a grand experiment and post-disaster deliverance of foundering schools.
45 years after Hurricane Camille's deadly deluge
Sunday, 17 August 2014 11:33
Forty-five years ago, one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history made landfall along the Gulf Coast. WEB EXTRA: Hurricane Camille damage from 1969Hurricane Camille was a Category Five storm when it slammed into the Mississippi coast August 18, 1969. Until Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Camille set the standard for hurricanes along the Gulf Coast.
National Guard in Ferguson: Military Branch Has Tumultuous Record
Sunday, 17 August 2014 10:54
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as more than 10,000 angry New Orleans residents demanded help from the federal government and 15-foot floodwaters swept across the city, then-President George W. Bush waited four days after landfall before ordering 7,200 National Guard troops to the region. For many, it was too late. The National Guard's presence in Louisiana after Katrina was so lackluster, it helped launch a national conversation about the federal government's role in disaster…
Danny Guice Sr. remembers the night of Hurricane Camille
Friday, 15 August 2014 13:03
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Before there was Hurricane Katrina, there was Hurricane Camille. On Sunday, South Mississippi will observe the 45th anniversary of what, for some people, is still the worst storm ever to hit the Mississippi Coast. Danny Guice, Sr. remembers it all too well. It was the evening of Aug. 17, 1969. Hurricane Camille blew on shore with maximum winds estimated at 190 mph and gusts up to 200.
Biloxi community wants to revitalize historic Saenger Theater
Thursday, 14 August 2014 14:32
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - When driving through downtown Biloxi, you can't miss the historic Saenger Theater. After damage from Hurricane Katrina and water intrusion that damaged the plaster walls, a major facelift is needed. "It's home to many of us artists here on the Coast. There's countless generations of people who have been performing on this stage, and it's just special.
Former New Orleans police officer gets 17 years for setting body on fire
Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:08
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Ex-cop who burned body again gets 17 years
Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:24
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For a second time, a former New Orleans police officer has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for burning the body of a man shot to death by another officer in the chaotic days following Hurricane Katrina. Gregory McRae already is imprisoned for burning Henry Glover's body. However, an appeals court had ordered a recalculation of his original 17-year sentence after one of his original convictions was thrown…
Wal-Mart opens doors to new Gentilly location
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 04:38
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A major retailer opened its doors in Gentilly as the area continues to rebound from Hurricane Katrina's devastation. Wal-Mart opened its doors Wednesday morning at 4301 Chef Menteur Highway. The retail chain has been working to overhaul the site of the old Gentilly Woods shopping mall for nearly a year. Hurricane Katrina destroyed the shopping center in 2005.
Hurricane Hunters go inside Julio
Sunday, 10 August 2014 01:13
The first pass is a blind groping in the trust that something will be there. It helps to believe in it, the navigator says. He is talking about the eye of the hurricane, and not just the eye, but the eye’s center — the ultimate reference point. The goal is to cross it as many times as possible, as perfectly as possible.
Two Slain, Five Hurt in New Orleans Shooting: Police
Saturday, 09 August 2014 19:39
Associated Press Onlookers in the top floor of the Westin Hotel watch police and firetrucks respond to a shooting at the hotel on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.New Orleans: A shooting in a New Orleans neighbourhood that has struggled with crime since being ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 left two people dead and five others wounded, including a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, police said.
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