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Ten years later, 'unbowed' New Orleans reflects on Hurricane Katrina disaster

Savannah Shange (facing camera) is comforted at the site where the Industrial Canal levee failed in 2005, flooding the Lower Ninth Ward, as she participates in a ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LouisianaBy Kathy Finn and Edward McAllister NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Superdome, New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city's resilience in the face of disaster. It was the culmination of a week of reflection about a storm that left 80 percent of the Louisiana city famed for its Mardi Gras under water and displaced 130,000 residents. On Saturday, dignitaries made speeches to honor the 1,500 who died, brass bands marched through the streets and neighbors gathered for block parties across New Orleans, where the mood shifted in turns from somber to reflective to celebratory.



Houston police officer killed because of uniform: county sheriff

Deputy Darren Goforth is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's office(Reuters) - The killing of a U.S. police officer on Friday in a Houston suburb was unprovoked, a county sheriff said, saying the victim was a target because of his uniform. "It appears to be clearly unprovoked," said Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman on Saturday, speaking of Friday's shooting of Darren Goforth at a gas station. Sheriff's deputies on Saturday arrested Shannon Miles, 30, who will be charged with capital murder for the shooting, which Hickman said was captured on surveillance video.



Fan dies after fall in Atlanta stadium

MLB: New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves"We have received confirmation that the fan involved in an accident at this evening's game has passed away," the Braves said in a statement after the game. A reporter covering the game for Fox News described the incident on-air, telling viewers "Someone just fell over the upper-deck right below us" when the incident happened during the seventh inning. The fan received emergency medical treatment for about 10 minutes at Atlanta's Turner Field and was given CPR before being taken to Grady Hospital.



18-year-old man questioned after deadly hit-and-run in Vineland

18-year-old man questioned after deadly hit-and-run in VinelandPolice are questioning an 18-year-old man after a 69-year-old man was struck and killed by a driver who left the scene in Vineland.



Officer shot, wounded in Delaware County; suspect in custody

Officer shot, wounded in Delaware County; suspect in custodyOfficer shot, wounded in Delaware County; suspect in custody



New Orleans, Gulf coast mark Katrina milestone

Waveland fireman Tim Burchett rings a bell each time a name of an area resident killed by Hurricane Katrina is read at a 10th anniversary memorial service, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 in Waveland, Miss.,(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future.



Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) ? A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said.


AccuWeather: Hot, More Humid

AccuWeather: Hot, More HumidMeteorologist Chris Sowers says another heat wave in underway!



Man held in toddler's July disappearance faces new charges

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) ? Police say the man being held in connection with the disappearance of a Jacksonville toddler has attempted to escape from jail.


Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

Mourners gather at a gas station in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while filling his patrol car. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the Friday shooting. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: JAMES NIELSEN/HOUSTON CHRONICLEHOUSTON (AP) ? Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what may have motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy filling his patrol car with gas in what authorities believe was a targeted killing.