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  • Fat Tuesday gives way to solemn Ash Wednesday Play Video

    March 5, 2014 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The merriment of Mardi Gras has ended and the solemn season of Lent begins. New Orleans police swept through Bourbon Street at midnight in the city's annual ritual of letting Carnival revelers know the party is over - until next year. New Orleans resident Jim... more »
  • Carnival season gives way to penance Play Video

    March 5, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Another Mardi Gras is in the books, but the Lenten season is just beginning. Watch the video to find out when and where you can celebrate this Ash Wednesday. We will have more on WBRZ News2 at Noon. more »
  • Lent, seafood seasons officially begin Play Video

    February 13, 2013 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marks the start of Lent, a time when those who observe will cutting back on meat. As a result, places like Tony's Seafood are prepared with additional orders. "It's going to be busy through the whole Lenten season," said co-owner of Tony's Seafood, Bill... more »
  • Cleanup begins in New Orleans after Mardi Gras

    February 13, 2013 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The crowds and music of Mardi Gras gave way to street sweepers and push brooms in New Orleans' French Quarter this morning. Business owners hosed off sidewalks outside bars, restaurants, strip joins and souvenir shops. A few tourists dodged the Ash Wednesday cleanup, many with smudged... more »
  • BRHS choir gets Ash Wednesday papal audience Play Video

    February 13, 2013 10:48 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Students from Baton Rouge performed for Pope Benedict XVI during an Ash Wednesday papal audience today at the Vatican. Members of the Baton Rouge High School Festival Singers performed a Papal address. Faculty members said they were in Italy for a choral tour when they... more »
  • Judge calls off execution scheduled on Ash Wednesday

    February 7, 2013 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The execution for a Desoto Parish man convicted in the death of his stepson has been put on hold by a federal judge in Baton Rouge. U.S. District Judge James Brady ruled Thursday that state corrections officials have given Christopher Sepulvado too little information about the... more »
  • Pope marks Ash Wednesday

    February 22, 2012 11:56 AM

    ROME- Pope Benedict XVI has led a solemn service to mark the start of the Lenten season of penitence, including the placement of ashes on the forehead of faithful. Benedict wore purple-colored vestments as he celebrated Mass in the Basilica of Santa Sabina, an ancient church on Rome's Aventine Hill.... more »
  • Mardi Gras peaceful and packed

    February 17, 2010 10:00 AM

    Business dropped off sharply in the Bourbon Street bars on Wednesday, but picked up rapidly in New Orleans churches. Mardi Gras ended at midnight Tuesday and Lent descended on the city, ending what had been a weeklong celebration of the New Orleans Saints victory in the Super Bowl and Mardi... more »

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