Mardi Gras News

March 04, 2019 - 12:14 am
Mario Lopez reigns over Orpheus tonight. His TV credits include: a.k.a. Pablo Saved by the Bell Pacific Blue Nip / Tuck Bold and the Beautiful And there are dozens more during a more than 30 year career. "I fee very blessed for the opportunities," he said. "I've gotten pretty lucky." Lopez has also...
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Jim Hanzo
March 03, 2019 - 4:02 pm
It appears the rain will begin to slack off, and that means good news for Bacchus riders and others this evening. Only a few spotty showers are expected this evening until 7 p.m. Tonight the cool down begins as temperatures start to fall quickly. Temps in the 50s this evening. "Overnight,...
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Don Ames
March 03, 2019 - 2:35 pm
It's no secret that most Carnival throws in the metro area end in the drainage systems, in the ocean and just about everywhere. Naohiro Kato, professor at LSU's Department of Biological Sciences would like to do something about that. "The problem with plastic is: It won't go away," says Kato. "It...
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Don Ames
March 03, 2019 - 8:55 am
Things aren't looking all that great for Sunday, especially from about 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. But, Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras will be dry...though a bit chilly. We'll be able to watch the weather change through the day Sunday. Rain gear will likely be needed to start the day of parading. And, you may...
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March 02, 2019 - 6:17 pm
The Rex Organization announced Saturday that 2019's King of Carnival is Robert S. Boh, and Kristina "Britt" Johnsen is Queen. The organization released the following. "Since 1994 Robert S. Boh has been president and CEO of Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC, one of the region’s largest construction...
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Chris Miller
March 02, 2019 - 4:31 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says it is investigating to see if any laws or procedures were violated in an incident involving deputies that was caught on video during Friday night's Krewe of Centurion parade. According to the sheriff's office, deputies were called to a disturbance in the...
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Chris Miller
March 02, 2019 - 3:50 pm
With the potential for severe thunderstorms in the New Orleans area on Sunday, the city announced Saturday afternoon that some Sunday parades will begin early. Okeanos will now roll at 10:00 a.m. (originally scheduled for 11:00 a.m.) Mid-City will now roll at 11:00 a.m. or following Okeanos (...
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March 02, 2019 - 2:14 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It's a Bourbon Street battle of jumbo beers, just before Mardi Gras' climactic weekend: Huge Ass Beers vs. Giant Ass Beer. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the Huge Ass Beers creator is suing another string of bars and clubs on the famous New Orleans street for marketing a...
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Don Ames
March 02, 2019 - 12:19 pm
WWL-TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum says Saturday looks like a pretty good day for parades. "We'll have some decent weather for all of the parades today! Only a slight chance for a shower or storm at 30 percent." Of course, that 30 percent means you'll want to keep an umbrella handy in case one of...
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Don Ames
March 02, 2019 - 6:27 am
Patchy dense fog formed again late Friday and has lingered into Saturday morning. WWL-TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Aredondo says spotty showers or storms are possible for Saturday's parades during the day, but chance of rain is just 30 percent for isolated showers. Saturday highs are expected to be...
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