Mardi Gras

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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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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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 05, 2019 - 7:13 am
Our Fat Tuesday started with temps in the 30s feeling like 20s across the region. "Hopefully everyone's costume isn't quite as revealing this year as temps will struggle to get into the low 50s this afternoon after beginning the day in the 30s on both sides of the Lake!" WWL-TV Meteorologist Chris...
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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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