Mardi Gras News

Jim Hanzo
May 02, 2019 - 8:42 am
Would the Krewe of Caesar be interested in moving to the City of Kenner and remaining in Jefferson Parish? Captain Bob Carnesi recently announced that Caesar is ending it's successful run after 40 years, but Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn is inviting them to parade in Kenner. In fact Zahn said the doors are...
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March 07, 2019 - 7:43 pm
(WWL.com) - Fat Tuesday had come and gone and this year presented a longer carnival season. Plenty of King Cakes were consumed as part of the celebration. Bakery Director for Rouse's Markets Michelle Knight said they have seen record sales for the sugary treat. “We’re still pumping them out today...
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March 07, 2019 - 7:32 pm
(WWL.com) - Twenty horses used in Mardi Gras parades this year have found new homes following a volunteer effort by the Humane Society of Louisiana. In past years, horses were used for the parades and then sent to auction, where they could be in danger of heading to slaughter. Humane Society...
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March 06, 2019 - 3:42 pm
The NOPD announced today that a total of 323 arrests were made citywide during the two-week period encompassing Mardi Gras 2019, a 21-percent decrease from the same time last year. In 2018, the NOPD made a total of 411 arrests during the Mardi Gras season. Of the 323 total arrests made during Mardi...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 06, 2019 - 6:59 am
At the stroke of midnight; police on foot, on horseback and in cars moved through the huge crowds on Bourbon Street. They let revelers know that Carnival had come to a close and Ash Wednesday had arrived. "Mardi Gras 2019 is now over, please clear the street," police announced over a loudspeaker as...
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Rex royalty take an extended pause in front of the charred carcass of a St. Charles Avenue mansion to make a toast, carrying on a tradition that began in 1907, at a house that looms large in krewe and Mardi Gras history in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 5:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From children clamoring for tossed strands of beads, to revelers dressed up as "blind referees" poking fun at the NFL, to high school bands marching down the street, people in New Orleans celebrated Fat Tuesday with flair and fun. Mardi Gras season began Jan. 6 and featured weeks...
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Don Ames
March 05, 2019 - 3:29 pm
Hundreds of thousands attended The Greatest Free Show on Earth in New Orleans today. Parades and parties took place throughout the metro area and the entire state of Louisiana. Among those enjoying the culmination of Carnival...LaToya Cantrell. She took in her first Fat Tuesday festivities as the...
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Chris Miller
March 05, 2019 - 11:03 am
Mardi Gras costumes typically trend toward the topical, and in the Who Dat Nation, fans are still bitter about the NOLA no-call. "We've got on referee uniforms, but we also have on big sunglasses and long canes," said one of many groups of football officials. "We can't see anything." "We've got our...
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AP
March 05, 2019 - 10:43 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The party is on! Thousands of people are gathering in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday marks the final day of the season of revelry and costumed merrymaking that began on Jan. 6. After rainy weather affected some parades Sunday, the weather is cold but sunny. The...
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Jim Hanzo
March 05, 2019 - 10:36 am
Not everybody will be doing Mardi Gras downtown today. For many it's the party in Metairie, they'd prefer to be at. It's the thrill of catching beads at the Krewe of Argus, and the Jefferson Truck parade that these people love. And they feel it's safer than being out among the throngs of people in...
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