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  • 46 min ago | via 

    Live updates: Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary in ...

    Participants are reflected in the Katrina Monument during the 2010 St. Bernard Parish Hurricane Katrina Commemorative Service at Shell Beach. A 10th anniversary services is scheduled at the monument Aug. 29, 2015 at 9 a.m. ( Check back regularly and refresh often for continuous, reverse-chronology updates on the New Orleans metro area's Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary observances, culled from staff reports, social media and other news sites.


  • 1 hr ago | via Crooks and Liars 

    Melissa Harris-Perry Rips Bush For Revisionist Histo...

    Former President George W. Bush actually had the gall to show up in New Orleans this week on the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and do his best to try to revise history and the disastrous legacy of his administration and the mismanagement of the disaster. Returning here Friday 10 years after this city was inundated, former President George W. Bush painted a rosy picture of the recovery since Hurricane Katrina, saying that the devastation had "sparked a decade of reform" in public schools and declaring, "New Orleans is back, and better than ever."


  • 20 hrs ago | via 

    Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary events offer va...

    The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday, Aug. 29, is a day that each New Orleanian will choose to acknowledge in his or her own way. The calendar is packed with commemorative events.


  • 23 hrs ago | via Valley News Live 

    Ten years later, some Katrina victims better, others...

    AUGUST 29: In this handout photo, Flooded neigborhoods can be seen as the Coast Guard conducts initial Hurricane Katrina damage assessment overflights August 29, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Saturday will mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the U.S. It ravaged the Gulf Coast and forced more than a million people from their homes.


  • Yesterday | via WGN-TV Chicago 


    Saturday will mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast causing widespread damage from Louisiana to Alabama. When the storm made landfall on August 29, 2005, WGN's Mike Janssen was working in New Orleans.


  • Yesterday | via 

    Tropical Storm Erika strikes Dominica; 'Chocolate Th...

    Ex-colleagues describe Vester Flanagan as a man whose hair-trigger temper was increasingly set off by slights that were more often imagined than real. New Orleans was held out by President Obama as an example of renewal 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.


  • Thursday | via Florida Baptist Witness 

    Seminary community mourns death of Leavell College p...

    The first day of a new semester was marred by sadness as New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Leavell College students learned of the death of John Gibson, professor of communication. A memorial service for Gibson, known for his acts of kindness within the seminary community, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, in Leavell Chapel on the seminary campus in a joint service with First Baptist Church in New Orleans, where Gibson's wife, Christi, has served as minister of discipleship and missions.


  • Thursday | via The Times-Picayune 

    Watch time-lapse satellite of Katrina from birth to ...

    Prior to 1998, I had never evacuated for a hurricane. My wife, two very young daughters and I rode out Hurricane Andrew in our rented duplex in 1992, and never really even considered leaving.


  • Thursday | via KATC-TV Lafayette 

    Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary events

    New Orleanians and visitors from around the country are getting ready to commemorate the day Hurricane Katrina's category three force storm surge broke the levees and flooded the city. The city along with other groups have put together a variety of events that allow everyone to ceremonialize, make amends and heal.


  • Wednesday Aug 26 | via The Times-Picayune 

    J. Michael Early, longtime WWL-TV president and gene...

    J. Michael Early, who guided WWL-TV to decades of ratings dominance as president and general manager during a broadcasting career that spanned the early 1960s to the late 1990s, died Wednesday . He was 99. In an August 1998 story marking Mr. Early's retirement from the station at age 82, Times-Picayune TV columnist Mark Lorando described him as "a revered figure not only in New Orleans but the TV business as a whole."


  • Wednesday Aug 26 | via 

    Desire-area stabbing victim identified

    The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred around 1 a.m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of Clouet Street. Police said they found a man on the porch of a home bleeding heavily.


  • Tuesday Aug 25 | via 

    Family of hit-and-run victim: 'You've got to come fo...

    Authorities are searching for two people suspected of jumping out of a stolen Kia Rio found at the scene of a fatal hit-and-run Sunday night that took the life of 35-year-old Gaidrielle Chamberlain in eastern New Orleans. Last week gave New Orleans native Gaidrielle Chamberlain plenty for which to be proud.


  • Tuesday Aug 25 | via 

    Anderson Cooper on Katrina anniversary: 'I can't bel...

    'CNN Special Report: Katrina: The Storm That Never Stopped,' anchored by Anderson Cooper, will air at 8 p.m. Tuesday . By the time I first got a chance to talk to him in person, Anderson Cooper's Hurricane Katrina coverage for CNN had already changed him, his life, his career .


  • Monday Aug 24 | via Alabama Live 

    After Katrina wrecked his life, New Orleans guitar p...

    As Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast and "wrecked" the life he knew in New Orleans, Rickie Castrillo fled, like thousands of others, with only the clothes on his back. He made his way to Birmingham to stay with a friend's family and soon, with a borrowed guitar and amplifier, he was back doing what he had done all his life -- making music.


  • Sunday Aug 23 | via USA Today 

    Voices: Post-Katrina New Orleans is so different yet...

    Voices: Post-Katrina New Orleans is so different yet the same Much has changed in New Orleans since Katrina, but the city's intrinsic character endures Check out this story on You can't expect anyone to undergo a $10 billion face-lift, lose most of her closest friends, gain some new ones and not act a tad differently.


  • Saturday Aug 22 | via The Advocate 

    Human Condition: Memories of coming home 10 years af...

    Photo by Eliot Kamenitz -- Eliot Kamenitz says he was finally home after wife Laura, pictured with the couple's cat in front of the pile of debris from their gutted home, made it back to New Orleans in February 2006. Katrina comes knocking at our door.


  • Saturday Aug 22 | via Best of New Orleans 

    Gambit crossword constructor Merl Reagle dead at 65

    Merl Reagle , one of the world's greatest crossword constructors and a weekly contributor to Gambit since 2008, has died at 65, according to reports in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times . According to reports, he became ill on Thursday with pancreatitis and died this morning in a hospital in Tampa, Florida, where he lived.


  • Friday Aug 21 | via 

    Beau Bassich, who delighted in making the City Park ...

    Beau Bassich astride one of his beloved flying horses on the City Park Carousel in 1989, the year he reigned as Rex, king of Carnival. at his New Orleans home.


  • Friday Aug 21 | via KSDK-TV Saint Louis 

    Images of Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago

    Katrina made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Empire, La., devastating a wide swath of the Gulf Coast. Katrina was the costliest natural disaster in the history of the USA and killed more than 1,800 people.


  • Thursday Aug 20 | via Click2Houston 

    This month marks 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina