Mardi Gras

Scoot
August 09, 2017 - 11:23 am
Mayor Laudrieu deserves credit for the immediate changes with the Sewerage & Water Board and the Department of Public Works personnel; but if he would have had an attitude of intolerance toward incompetence prior to this event, the actions over how the City handled the severe flooding Saturday...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 31, 2017 - 6:07 pm
My gosh, I really love New Orleans. I’ve been here all my life with the exception of 8 months to take a radio job in Las Vegas. Everything was fine; they wanted to re-sign me. But then I saw the movie “Blaze,” a thinly veiled effort about Earl Long. The film contains a lot of “glamour shots” of...
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March 21, 2017 - 2:26 pm
WWL is your Mardi Gras information station! We have everything you need to know about FAT TUESDAY in our “Carnival Digest!” You’ll also find the latest Mardi Gras news and interviews, parade dates, routes and all the details about every Carnival krewe. Plus, parade rules & safety tips, Mardi...
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March 21, 2017 - 2:05 pm
Friday, February 17, 2017 Cork, French Quarter 3:00 p.m. Oshun, Uptown 6:00 p.m. Cleopatra, Uptown 6:30 p.m. Krewe of Omega, Hammond, 6:30 p.m. Eve, Mandeville 7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne, Slidell 10 a.m. Krewe of Push Mow, Abita Springs 11 a.m. Adonis,...
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March 21, 2017 - 2:03 pm
Let me give you some facts. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It is always celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday so the date changes every year. In 2008, it falls on February 5. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, and for New Orleans' Catholics that means sacrifice. Mardi Gras is the last...
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Float riders toss beads during the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 28, 2017 - 11:27 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The streets of New Orleans are filled with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads. Tuesday marks the culmination of the Carnival season, which started Jan. 6. Mardi Gras is "the one...
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Scoot
February 27, 2017 - 7:20 am
Today, Monday, February 27, 2017, is a normal Monday around the country, but here in New Orleans and across the Gulf South, it is anything but – it’s Lundi Gras! Fat Monday! Mardi Gras is one of the many things that separates us from the rest of the country this time of year, and if you think about...
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New Orleans emergency personnel attend to an injured parade watcher after a pickup truck plowed into a crowd injuring multiple people watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. (Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate via AP)
February 26, 2017 - 5:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police on Sunday identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. He's being held at the city's jail and...
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New Orleans emergency personnel attend to an injured parade watcher after a pickup truck plowed into a crowd injuring multiple people watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. (Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate via AP)
February 26, 2017 - 2:03 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities on Sunday identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. Online jail records showed Rizzuto...
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Police stand next to a pickup truck that slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, coming to a stop against a dump truck, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 25, 2017 - 9:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect is being investigated for driving while...
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