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Blanco to Address Lawmakers

Updated: 09/13/2005 - The Louisiana Legislature meets Wednesday in a special session for an update on the status of the state in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Death Toll Rises

Updated: 09/13/2005 - The numbers of dead found in the wake of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans has increased again.

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Housing Hard to Find

Updated: 09/13/2005 - Hundreds of evacuees from the Gulf Coast are looking for places to live here. Unfortunately, many are having trouble finding an apartment, but some churches and agencies are trying to help.

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Storm Aftermath and Education

Updated: 09/13/2005 - As relief efforts continue to pour in for schools in need, other concerns are mounting as well.

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Shelter Closing?

Updated: 09/13/2005 - Two weeks after the storm, there are rumors of some shelters closing. However, according to the head of one local shelter, it's just that, a rumor!

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Gulfport School in Session

Updated: 09/12/2005 - Some students in Gulfport were able to return to school on Monday.

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County Moving on Cleanup

Updated: 09/12/2005 - Lauderdale County is contracting with a private company to collect yard debris created by Hurricane Katrina.

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WIN Expands Computer Access

Updated: 09/12/2005 - People displaced by Hurricane Katrina have been filing for disaster unemployment benefits in Meridian. The process has been slow for many, but that may change.

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Federal Help Comes to Wesley Clinic

Updated: 09/12/2005 - Evacuees and others in need of medical help can now get it in Meridian, thanks to the Wesley House and the U.S. Public Health Service.

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Livingston to Receive Grant

Updated: 09/12/2005 - The town of Livingston, Ala., is approved for a grant of nearly $300,000 for downtown revitalization.

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West Alabama Relief Efforts

Updated: 09/12/2005 - With many evacuees planning to stay in the area, this is creating some concerns both good and bad. Here's a look at how officials in one west Alabama town are addressing the issues.

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Red Cross Targets Jobs

Updated: 09/12/2005 - Red Cross officials in Livingston, Alabama, say they are making strides in helping displaced residents find jobs.

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UWA Steps Up

Updated: 09/12/2005 - The University of West Alabama is doing its part to assist displaced storm victims.

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Shelter Evacuee

Updated: 09/12/2005 - Talk about triumph over tragedy! One evacuee couple is a true testament to that.

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Remembering 9/11

Updated: 09/11/2005 - It was four years ago that terrorists flew hijacked airplanes into the World Trade Center, Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

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Debit Cards Only Available to Some

Updated: 09/11/2005 - Thousands of Hurricane Katrina evacuees will not get debit cards worth $2,000 that are being distributed by FEMA.

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Some Feel Help Is Scarce

Updated: 09/11/2005 - Two weeks after Katrina, living without electricity and other basic services is a daily challenge for residents in some rural Mississippi communities.

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Burn Ban Remains in Effect

Updated: 09/09/2005 - If you've been waiting to burn debris left in your yard by the storm, you're going to have to wait a little longer.

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Killen Back Behind Bars

Updated: 09/09/2005 - Nearly one month after Edgar Ray Killen was released on appeal bond, the presiding judge that granted it sent him back to prison.

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Where Is FEMA?

Updated: 09/09/2005 - With many residents and evacuees complaining that contact with FEMA is impossible to make over a toll-free phone line, Newscenter 11 did its own test of the system.

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The Salvation Army on Frontlines

Updated: 09/09/2005 - While the work of agencies helping on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in New Orleans is needed, it is also ongoing elsewhere. Communities all around Mississippi and Alabama are feeling the presence of the Salvation Army.

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Unused Shelters

Updated: 09/09/2005 - As concerns continue to mount nationally about the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response to Hurricane Katrina, some questions are being raised about more evacuees, which the agency was supposed to send to Meridian.

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Red Cross Assistance

Updated: 09/09/2005 - In hopes of getting assistance, scores of storm victims lined the streets in one part of Meridian.

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