Latest Louisiana Superdome Stories
By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - People left homeless by Hurricane Katrina told horrific stories of rape, murder and trigger happy guards in two New Orleans centers that were set up as shelters but became places of violence and terror.
By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - President George W. Bush ordered more troops to help evacuate and secure New Orleans on Saturday as rescuers moved thousands of desperate refugees out of the city and shut down two huge shelters that had become the scene of murder, rape and chaos.
By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The arrival of government aid finally brought hope to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans on Saturday but anger ran deep that the help took days to appear and officials warned the recovery would be long and difficult.
By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Friday night in New Orleans was never like this.
They lived in or near New Orleans, the city famed for jazz, Mardi Gras and letting "the good times roll." Now having escaped the hell their home became after Hurricane Katrina, they never want to go back.
By Carolyn Abate OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints pro football team played their last exhibition game on Thursday but said the havoc back home weighed heavily on their minds at a time many players are looking forward to the new season.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock 'n' roll legend Fats Domino is among the tens of thousands of New Orleans residents unaccounted for after floodwaters swamped the city famed for its musical heritage, friends said on Thursday.
The National Football League donated $1 million to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina on Wednesday and began the search for a temporary home for the New Orleans Saints.
By Jason Reed NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Chaos and lawlessness hampered the evacuation of New Orleans on Thursday and a U.S. senator said thousands may have died in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast.
By Jason Reed NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Authorities suspended an evacuation of New Orleans on Thursday after a reported shooting at a U.S. military helicopter and President George W. Bush urged "zero tolerance" for lawlessness in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
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