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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

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Top Hurricane Katrina (2005) Articles

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  • Sprinter Tyler Badie returns to his native New Orleans to compete in AAU Junior Olympics

    When Tyler Badie thinks about New Orleans, he doesn't remember much. He was only 6 years old when his family left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. "I remember playing with my friends," Badie, now 11, said. "I remember the good food. And the...
  • Navy moving hospital ship Comfort to Virginia

    Navy moving hospital ship Comfort to Virginia
    The USNS Comfort, the white-hulled hospital ship that has been a fixture of the Baltimore waterfront for a quarter-century, is moving next year to Norfolk, Va., the Navy announced Tuesday. Maryland officials had fought the move of the ship, whose...
  • Two Howard fire veterans retire after a combined 7 decades

    Two Howard fire veterans retire after a combined 7 decades
    Charles Sharpe has hung around firehouses from the time he was 2, and he got his first taste of what firefighters do as a grade-schooler. "I remember responding with my father to a barn fire, moving the animals out of the barn, moving the equipment out...
  • Dave Dickerson: 10 years after Maryland's national title

    Dave Dickerson: 10 years after Maryland's national title
    Dave Dickerson has often looked for stability in his college coaching career, in part because his own playing career at Marylandwas marked by instability – and tragedy. Recruited to play for Lefty Driesell, Dickerson had finished his freshman...
  • Laurel Leader-Call, newspaper in Laurel's sister city, to cease publishing March 29

    The Laurel Leader-Call, a century-old newspaper in Laurel's sister city of Laurel, Miss., will cease publishing after its March 29 issue, its editors announced March 26. In a story on the paper's website, it was reported that publisher Mitchell Lynch...
  • Neighbors connecting in disasters

    Have you ever noticed how people just seem to know your business around here? Maybe it's bred into the culture, part of our rowhouse roots or that whole smallest-big-city thing, but no man is an island in Baltimore. I remember grilling lamb chops in...
  • Rescue dogs, handlers worked to find remains at the Pentagon

    Rescue dogs, handlers worked to find remains at the Pentagon
    Jesse quivered and refused to budge. A creature defined by her keen senses, the yellow Labrador retriever was overwhelmed in an atmosphere stained by the stench of jet fuel and saturated with the growl of heavy machinery and thumping of military...
  • Four Baltimore County firefighters return from FEMA recovery efforts in New York

    Though Baltimore County was spared from the severe flooding that ravaged much of the east coast during Hurricane Irene, a group of county firefighters saw the devastation of Hurricane Irene first-hand as members of a FEMA search-and-rescue deployment....
  • Riding out Hurricane Irene with little inconvenience, and great appreciation

    How was your hurricane? At our house in Eldersburg, we spent the night on the first floor last Saturday evening as Hurricane Irene struck, for fear of falling trees. Our ancient and huge maple tree shed more than its quota of dead branches, but...
  • Without freedom of movement, it's kind of boring

    Since I learned to drive, and started paying for gasoline, a big challenge in my life has been finding the cheapest gasoline within easy striking distance of whatever territory I was likely to be prowling. Then I look around to find the most expensive...
  • Baltimore ATF gets new chief amid shakeup

    A top supervisor with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is being reassigned to lead the Baltimore field office as the beleaguered agency attempts to remake itself amid the fallout from a failed gun-tracking operation along the...
  • Bishop McNamara's Milan Collins is the latest local to pick Maryland

    Bishop McNamara's Milan Collins is the latest local to pick Maryland
    Milan Collins grew up in Louisiana dreaming of one day playing football for LSU. But when Hurricane Katrina hit his New Orleans home, plans for the future were abruptly changed. Collins, then a fifth-grader, and his family moved to Maryland after the...