Mardi Gras

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 24, 2019 - 11:56 am
Caesar ceasing operations comes as no surprise to the woman leading the charge to improve Carnival in Jefferson Parish. "Bob Carnesi, the captain of Caesar, had mentioned several years ago that he may wish to conclude Caesar with its 40th year anniversary," Councilwoman Jennifer Van Vrancken told...
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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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Chris Miller
April 04, 2019 - 12:33 pm
One month ago, the super-krewe of Orpheus rolled from Uptown to Canal Street and then through the Warehouse District on its way to the Morial Convention Center. But up until this morning, some remnants of the city of New Orleans' parade preparations were still left in the street. "Gutter buddies,"...
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Chris Miller
March 24, 2019 - 7:53 pm
Krispy Kreme and Arc GNO have teamed up to get you to donate your Mardi Gras beads and get free donuts. March 25 and 26, the Krispy Kreme will offer a dozen orginal glazed donuts to anyone who donates at least 12 pounds of used Mardi Gras beads. "But WWL.com, I gave up donuts for Lent!" you say?...
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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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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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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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