Mardi Gras News

March 01, 2019 - 3:40 pm
Rain chances drop slightly this evening, as parade times approach. "There's still a 20 percent chance for an evening shower," said WWL-TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo. "Your temperatures will fall from the 70s to the 60s." Carl says there could be some patchy, dense fog forming overnight. For...
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Don Ames
March 01, 2019 - 3:12 pm
The Metairie Krewes of Athena and Pandora have postponed their Sunday night parades until Monday at 5:30 p.m., due to weather concerns. That means Metairie will have a couple of Lundi Gras parades where none had existed previously. Athena's 20-float procession will hit the streets first, with its...
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Chris Miller
March 01, 2019 - 8:28 am
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport gets busy today. Everyone wants to be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, except for a lot of New Orleanians who like to take advantage of the time off to get out of town! "We're expecting to see increased passenger flow today through Sunday, March 10th...
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Don Ames
March 01, 2019 - 8:11 am
This time of year, Mardi Gras revelry can often result in some morning-after misery. Carnival season is prime time for those after-party hangovers in New Orleans. But, there are some ways to ease the pain. There are, of course, a number of old wives' tales about hair-of-the dog and such. And, a lot...
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Don Ames
February 28, 2019 - 10:29 pm
After showers canceled one Thursday night parade and pushed back two others, things are looking up for Friday's Carnival celebrations. An upper disturbance is moving through the area, dropping rain chances to just 30 percent Friday afternoon and 20 percent at night. WWL-TV weather expert,...
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February 28, 2019 - 6:59 pm
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Don Ames
February 28, 2019 - 5:06 pm
Hoping to roll without rain tonight, the Uptown parades will now begin at 7 o'clock The Uptown New Orleans parades scheduled for this evening are Babylon and Muses. The city says Chaos has canceled. They had been scheduled to roll a half hour earlier than originally planned. But parade organizers...
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February 28, 2019 - 3:29 pm
A New Orleans Police officer found time to turn his work protecting a parade route into a life-changing moment for him and his girlfriend. Shortly before the Krewe of Nyx parade, Officer Anthony Lisgo got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, Rebecca Schick, part of the Muff-A-lottas...
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Chris Miller
February 28, 2019 - 10:58 am
Tonight's Uptown New Orleans parades, Babylon, Chaos, and Muses, will begin a half hour earlier than scheduled, hoping to beat the rain. "The National Weather Service reports that rain associated with an unsettled flow pattern from the West will continue to cause rain and some storms in the New...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 27, 2019 - 2:25 pm
Mardi Gras is one of the happiest things on earth. Unfortunately, anger and conflict get infused with turf battles. I have often said that it saddens me when I see people along a parade route in an argument over space. Some people set up hours - or days - in advance. Others show up just before the...
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