Tag Archives: Hurricane Katrina

  • Ray Nagin Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption Charges

    Feb 21, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has pleaded not guilty to charges he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities in exchange for helping contractors secure millions of dollars in work for the city. U.S. Magistrate Sally Shushan set Nagin’s bond at $100,000 during his arraignment Wednesday on charges that include bribery, wire fraud and […]

  • HBO’s ‘Treme’ Will End with Abbreviated Fourth Season

    Sep 24, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Co-creator David Simon will get his wish to finish his New Orleans-based series “Treme” in four seasons… well, 3.5 seasons. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB's RSS FEED] During a screening for the show’s production staff last night in New Orleans on the eve of the show’s third season premiere on Sunday, Simon announced that the post-Hurricane Katrina […]

  • Nielsen Finds Hurricane Katrina, OJ and 9/11 Most Powerful TV Moments

    Jul 13, 12 by EurPublisher Leave a comment


    *Where were you when Hurricane Katrina happened? Can you remember the morning those planes crashed into the towers? So many people followed these events on television because our hearts went out to those who were directly affected, but many of us held our breath waiting to see if the news anchors would release a grisly […]

  • Treme Musician Lionel Batiste Dies at 81

    Jul 9, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Lionel Batiste, the vocalist, bass drummer and assistant leader of the Treme Brass Band, has died, reports the Associated Press. He was 81. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB's RSS FEED] Batiste often appeared on the HBO series “Treme.”  He was the slim guy with the big drum in the band, one of the acts regularly featured on […]

  • Former Cops in Katrina Bridge Shootings Sentenced to Prison

    Apr 4, 12 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments


    *Five former New Orleans police officers were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for their roles in fatal shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Kenneth Bowen, Robert Gisevius, Anthony Villavaso and Robert Faulcon were convicted of firearms charges in the shootings. Retired Sgt. Arthur “Archie” Kaufman, […]

  • Brad Pitt Taps Kanye, Rihanna, Snoop for Charity Concert

    Mar 12, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Brad Pitt has recruited Rihanna, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and Spike Lee among others to appear at a charity gala he’s holding in New Orleans to benefit his post-Hurricane Katrina cause, the Make It Right foundation. The shindig, co-hosted by New Orleans native Ellen DeGeneres, will be held Saturday at the Hyatt Regency on Saturday. […]