Arrested La. judge involved in big cases

COVINGTON, La., May 3 (UPI) -- A suburban New Orleans judge arrested on corruption charges had been involved in some of St. Bernard Parish's most infamous legal cases, observers say.
Gustav weakens to tropical storm

Gustav weakens to tropical storm

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Gustav weakened to a tropical storm Monday night and all coastal warnings were discontinued, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

Living man's name on Katrina memorial

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A New Orleans man who evacuated his former home in St. Bernard Parish before Hurricane Katrina said he was shocked to find his name on a memorial for the dead.

Diggs goes caroling in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. television and stage star Taye Diggs led a holiday caroling celebration this week as 10 families returned to newly rebuilt homes in New Orleans.

More 'killer' bees found near New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Louisiana agricultural officials said more Africanized honeybees, also known as "killer bees" have been found in traps east of New Orleans.

Prosecution rests in Katrina deaths case

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The prosecution rested Wednesday in the trial of two owners of a Louisiana nursing home in which 35 elderly residents died during Hurricane Katrina flooding.

La. relied on individuals to flee flooding

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- In the negligent homicide trial of nursing home operators, Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Louisiana relied on private citizens to flee Hurricane Katrina.

First Katrina criminal trial opens in La.

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The married owners of a New Orleans-area nursing home where dozens died during Hurricane Katrina are now on trial, charged with 35 counts of negligent homicide.

Jury selection starts in Katrina case

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Jury selection started Monday for the trial of a New Orleans couple who own the nursing home where 35 people died during Hurricane Katrina.

Kennedy Library honors Katrina officials

BOSTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston honored two local officials for helping victims of hurricanes and Katrina.

Army Corps support closing La. channel

NEW ORLEANS, May 20 (UPI) -- A representative of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the organization has called for the closure of Louisiana's Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet. Residents of Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish praised the Corps' decision to support closing the shipping cha

Problems found with New Orleans levees

NEW ORLEANS, May 7 (UPI) -- An engineering professor says repairs to the New Orleans levees made after Hurricane Katrina are already showing signs of serious flaws.

Report: New Orleans may lose residents

NEW ORLEANS, April 18 (UPI) -- A recent poll of 608 residents from various Louisiana parishes has found many are pessimistic regarding New Orleans' future and are considering leaving.

Figures show population impact of Katrina

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- New U.S. government population figures estimate that nearly 300,000 people have left coastal areas hit by Hurricane Katrina since the storm struck in 2005.

Tussle over Katrina dog winds up in court

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A court battle is under way in Florida over ownership of a dog that was evacuated from Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
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Rebecca Harfung of St. Bernard Parish receives a tetanus shot from Corpsman Jared Harmon-Moore, Sept. 17, 2005. Hurricane Katrina flooded much of St. Bernard Parish, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless. (UPI Photo/ A.J. Sisco)
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