Carnival

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 12, 2019 - 9:21 pm
Planned upgrades to the Superdome mean that Krewe of Endymion plans to roll to the Morial Convention Center instead. In an announcement today the captain of the krewe said, "Endymion will roll on our traditional Mid City Route. After passing Gallier Hall on St. Charles Avenue, Endymion will proceed...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 24, 2019 - 10:39 am
The Krewe of Caesar will stop parading in Jefferson Parish. "The membership does not want to go on the new route the parade is dictating," Krewe Captain Bob Carnesi told WWL TV. "We decided the best thing to do was to cease operations." Carnesi says that he was starting to lose members and couldn't...
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Scoot
March 06, 2019 - 12:15 pm
Mardi Gras is a miracle that happens every year in New Orleans. A massive crowd of people drinking excessively confined to Bourbon Street - a relatively narrow street in the French Quarter of New Orleans - seems to be a recipe for disaster, but in the city of New Orleans - it’s just Mardi Gras Day...
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March 05, 2019 - 7:04 am
Kevin Barnhart reporting... While many may associate Mardi Gras with catching beads, in small towns like Eunice, the focus is on chasing chickens. Participants will dress in costume as part of a 12-mile chicken run, with some on horseback. Captain of the Eunice Mardi Gras Pat Frey said the country...
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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 02, 2019 - 8:29 am
The NOPD is investigating what they call an aggravated battery by cutting on Friday night in the French Quarter. It happened just before 7 p.m. in the 900 block of Decatur Street, as Carnival krewes rolled down the parade route 10 blocks away on Canal Street. Police say the 41-year-old victim and...
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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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