Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

Police officers guilty of killing Katrina survivors

FIVE current and former New Orleans police officers were convicted yesterday of charges in the shooting deaths of unarmed civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Hurricane Katrina's toll

Hurricane Katrina forced more than one million people to flee the Gulf coast. New Orleans' population fell from 455,188 to 354,850, a loss of over 100,000.

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Five years after Hurricane Katrina, city she ruined tries to move on

Her coffin rests on a plinth at the funeral home, the lid left open for mourners to drop in private notes expressing how they feel about her or to whisper their farewells.

Hurricane closes in on Cuba as top winds reach 100mph

HURRICANE Gustav strengthened into a Category 2 storm today as it churned across warm Caribbean waters towards western Cuba.

Republicans will have to get it right

KATRINA was a natural disaster that turned into a political one for the Bush administration. Gustav, on course for the Gulf Coast just over three years later, could offer the chance for redemption or point-scoring in the US presidential campaign.

Hendrix's guitar raises £200,000

JIMI Hendrix's 1966 Red Fender Mustang guitar sold for £200,000 and the Gibson Les Paul guitar of U2's The Edge fetched £120,000 at an auction in New York's Hard Rock Café to help musicians who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina.

Sale of 'Katrina' caravans sparks a new storm

A PLANNED sale by the US government of thousands of mobile homes used as emergency accommodation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is raising fears among dealers that the auction will ruin the market.

Joy for parents at birth of son after medical canister rescued from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

RESCUED as an embryo from a hospital flooded during the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005, Noah Markham was born by Caesarean section yesterday, to the delight of his parents.

New Orleans officers charged

SEVEN New Orleans police officers charged in connection with fatal shootings in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina turned themselves in yesterday as hundreds of supporters lined the way to the city jail.

Police accused over murder of civilians

SEVEN police officers involved in a fatal gun battle in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina face charges over the shootings.

A flood of righteous anger

THIS WEEK, AMONG all the Christmas tat and nonsense, is a programme which towers so far above the rest, it seems almost trivial to write about anything else.

Rocket lands back with owner

ROCKET, a dog that survived Hurricane Katrina and was adopted by a suburban Philadelphia couple, is back with its owner in New Orleans after a custody battle.

Death charges

THE owners of a nursing home in Chalmette, Louisiana, where 35 people died in the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina, pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of negligent homicide and cruelty to the infirm.

Fans pack rebuilt stadium, scene of Hurricane Katrina devastation

THE Louisiana Superdome, a scene of misery, frustration and death in the days after Hurricane Katrina, came back to life this week as the New Orleans Saints took the field for what turned out to be much more than a game of American football.

Star couple's New Orleans pledge

FILM star couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have vowed to be frequent visitors to New Orleans as residents continue to rebuild a year after Hurricane Katrina.

Katrina dead are not forgotten

IT STARTED with the mournful sound of taps, America's tribute to the fallen, played by a trumpeter on a bridge overlooking the flood-ravaged landscape of New Orleans. Then came the wreaths, the tears - and a jazz parade.

Bush reaffirms hurricane pledge

US President George Bush said the huge job of rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina was just beginning a year after the massive storm, but expressed hope that the $110 billion (£58bn) of help sent from Washington would be enough.

Heart of Orleans still broken

PETER Badie, 81, lived in the same house in New Orleans for more than 50 years. But these days, like so many others from this catastrophe-crippled city, he has had trouble finding the road home.

Scots golf coach helps New Orleans rebuild

COLETTE Murray, Scots-born head women's golf coach at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, has been building houses this summer in the United States for charity.

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