Jan 18, 2013 19:14 EST
Ray Nagin, who served as mayor of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina battered the city in 2005, was indicted Friday by a federal grand jury on corruption charges, US law enforcement officials said.
Dec 21, 2011 17:00 EST
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Developers and business owners are flocking to New Orleans, thanks to factors that can be traced back to Hurricane Katrina, an event that shook the old ways of doing business in the city and created opportunities for experimentation.
Nov 02, 2010 08:27 EDT
Ex-New Orleans tech chief pleads guilty; in exchange charges against wife to be dismissed. The former technology chief for the City of New Orleans pleaded guilty Monday in a fraud scheme that prosecutors said brought him more than $860,000 in bribes and kickbacks, paid by a businessman to whom he allegedly steered $4 million in city contracts.
Aug 27, 2010 06:55 EDT
Life since Katrina: Back home or resettled afar, 3 survivors reflect on post-hurricane journey. When Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed New Orleans and the surrounding region five years ago, hundreds of thousands of lives were changed forever, in myriad ways. Hundreds died, but even among survivors, many lost all that was familiar. And recovery is a process that still goes on day by day.
Aug 19, 2010 16:26 EDT
New Orleans mayor: 5 years after Hurricane Katrina, city needs at least 5 years to recover. Five years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans, the city's mayor said its recovery ? slowed by the Gulf oil spill ? will take at least another five years.
May 03, 2010 12:04 EDT
Ray Nagin's tenure as mayor of New Orleans ends with inauguration of Mitch Landrieu. There's a new mayor in New Orleans. Ray Nagin's tenure has ended with the swearing in of Mitch Landrieu (LAN'-droo).
May 02, 2010 14:11 EDT
AP Analysis: New Orleans recovery from Katrina lagged under outgoing Mayor Ray Nagin. As Mayor Ray Nagin leaves office, hundreds of damaged city buildings including police stations and fire houses sit unrepaired more than four years after Hurricane Katrina, stark reminders of how the recovery has floundered.
Apr 10, 2010 12:54 EDT
Chile's new president to visit New Orleans, learn lessons of Katrina for quake recovery. Chile's new president is looking to New Orleans and its recovery after Hurricane Katrina for lessons to help him lead the South American nation's own comeback from a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Apr 09, 2010 10:19 EDT
The U.S. government and Gulf Coast states have consistently violated the human rights of hurricane victims since Hurricane Katrina killed about 1,800 people and caused widespread devastation after striking in August 2005, Amnesty International said Friday.
Apr 09, 2010 10:19 EDT
Amnesty International report: US is guilty of Katrina-related human rights abuses. The U.S. government and Gulf Coast states have consistently violated the human rights of hurricane victims since Hurricane Katrina killed about 1,800 people and caused widespread devastation after striking in August 2005, Amnesty International said Friday.
Mar 11, 2010 20:58 EST
Report blasts firm overseeing Katrina infrastructure rebuilding for questionable spending. An engineering firm hired to oversee the reconstruction of city buildings and infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Katrina has been overcharging the city, including billing for theater tickets and a flight to Las Vegas, an internal investigation found.
Mar 02, 2010 21:36 EST
In new book, Rove says he erred in not pushing back against key criticism of Bush over Iraq. Republican strategist Karl Rove says in a new memoir that the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq badly damaged the Bush administration's credibility and led to dwindling public support for the war.
Feb 16, 2010 14:40 EST
Big chill can't cool Mardi Gras; party rolls through New Orleans still buzzing from Saints win. Pete Fountain, clarinet in hand and looking dapper in a white tuxedo and fedora trimmed in gold, kicked off Mardi Gras with his "Half Fast Marching Club" the way they have for 50 years: with beads and jazz.
Feb 09, 2010 21:18 EST
Saints fans celebrate "Lombardi Gras" with Super Bowl victory parade. Only a Super Bowl victory parade could upstage Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Carnival floats carrying Saints players, coaches and team owner Tom Benson rolled past tens of thousands of jubilant fans in downtown New Orleans on Tuesday, two days after the 43-year-old franchise won its first NFL championship.
Feb 09, 2010 14:35 EST
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - To many residents of this storm-battered city, the New Orleans Saints carried more than a trophy when they came home on Monday after winning the first Super Bowl in their 42-year history.
Feb 08, 2010 03:01 EST
New mayor for New Orleans: La.'s lieutenant gov Mitch Landrieu replaces embattled Ray Nagin. Four years ago, Mitch Landrieu narrowly lost to Ray Nagin in a racially divisive election for mayor of Katrina-scarred New Orleans. This time, there was no doubt who frustrated voters wanted to take over.
Feb 07, 2010 07:17 EST
La. Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu elected mayor of New Orleans; replaces term-limited Ray Nagin. Frustrated by term-limited Mayor Ray Nagin's leadership of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, voters elected Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu to succeed him Saturday, turning to a political scion to speed up the city's recovery.
Feb 07, 2010 00:42 EST
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Mitch Landrieu was elected mayor of New Orleans on Saturday, the first time in over 30 years that voters of this majority-black city have chosen a white candidate.
Feb 06, 2010 22:43 EST
La. Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu elected mayor of New Orleans; replaces term-limited Ray Nagin. Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu has been elected mayor of New Orleans, replacing term-limited Ray Nagin and becoming the majority-black city's first white mayor since 1979.
Feb 06, 2010 13:59 EST
New Orleans voters make choice for new mayor amid Carnival parades, Super Bowl hoopla. Politics competed for attention with Carnival parades and Super Bowl party preparations Saturday as New Orleans voters made their choice to succeed term-limited Mayor Ray Nagin.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Assumed office |
May 6, 2002
|Preceded by||Marc Morial|
|Born||June 11, 1956 |
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
|Spouse(s)||Seletha Smith Nagin|
|Alma mater||Tuskegee University (B.S.)|
Tulane University (M.B.A.)
|Profession||Cox Communications Executive|