On Tuesday morning around 10, as Isaac inched closer to the Gulf Coast and people across the region collectively held their breath, Pat Fitzpatrick was at his home in Slidell, a place that knows the effects of storm surge all too well.
It has become the benchmark by which all storms are measured. It has become the stark demarcation between life before and after, with Hurricane Katrina sitting squarely in the middle of coastal residents' collective memory -- as vivid today as the muddy water lines and red spray-paint which can still be seen on homes uninhabitable, abandoned.
Fire Marshal Todd Weathers presented a proposal to members of the city council earlier this year requiring that all nightclub owners who have entertainment systems inside their establishments install a shunt, or a device that automatically shuts off the music when a fire alarm goes off.
With city departments adjusting to budget cuts recommended by the Columbus City Council, Travis Jones, director of federal programs, said the tight Fiscal Year 2013 budget means a change in some of the grants his office will pursue.
The sun rose over the Mississippi Gulf Coast on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to flooded and deserted streets and sporadic power outages.
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Head of the hospital bed raised? Check. Patient's teeth brushed? Check. Those simple but often overlooked steps can help protect some of the most critically ill patients -- those on ventilators -- from developing deadly pneumonia. And if they knew about them, family members could ensure the steps weren't forgotten.
A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him.
On a wind-swept island off New York City, the remains of 850,000 people rest in pine boxes in a grid of covered trenches -- but many are not resting in peace.
A flight attendant is landing in the Guinness World Records book after spending 63 years moving about the cabin.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, praised lovingly by his wife from their national convention stage as the "man America needs" and cheered by delegates eager to propel him into the fall campaign against President Barack Obama.
As Chris Christie's moment at the microphone neared, delegates to the Republican National Convention were atwitter at the chance to hear the New Jersey governor speak. After all, who knew what might happen? "He doesn't seem to have a filter," said David Shimkin, a delegate from New York.
The Columbus Police Department's Special Response Team responded to a hostage situation late Tuesday at Apostolic Drive in Clay County.
Emergency responders rushed to the scene of a small fire at Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School this morning, but the fire was out upon arrival, and no students had to be evacuated.
Organizers of the Legends Concert announced Monday they will not hold the event this year because of a lack of funds.
As Tropical Storm Isaac advances through the Gulf, attendees of the Republic National Convention in Tampa, Fla. continue to move forward with planned activities.
The population in Starkville could easily double this weekend with the influx of Mississippi State University and Jackson State University football fans as they converge for Saturday's season-opening football game.
Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests.
Republicans are eager to showcase Mitt Romney as a man who understands everyday Americans and a leader who can fix the economy, with GOP National Convention speeches Tuesday by the woman who knows him best and tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But with New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast waiting fearfully to see where a massive storm makes landfall, politics has become an awkward enterprise and no one knows what sort of party the GOP gathering will turn out to be.
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