February 17, 2015 6:52 PM
NEW ORLEANS - If there was a theme for this year's Mardi Gras costumes in New Orleans, it was 'Brrrrr.' Despite the chilly temperatures, the crowd was thick along St. Charles Avenue, where the route of Zulu, Tuesday's first big parade, merges with Rex, one of the season's most elaborate... more »
February 17, 2015 3:59 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - At least 18 people on a packed Carnival float in Haiti's capital have been electrocuted by a power line. The accident occurred as thousands filled the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince for the raucous annual celebration. People at the scene say someone on the float used a pole... more »
February 16, 2015 7:35 AM
PLAQUEMINE - While forecasted wet weather forced the Krewe of Comogo to roll a day earlier than anticipated, three brothers behind the parade are just happy they still have the chance to honor their sister.
It rolled for the third time this year, adding 13 new floats to its... more »
February 13, 2015 10:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - Carnival is in full swing and fear rolled the streets of the city Friday night.
The Krewe of Southdowns paraded on its traditional route. The theme this year was "Phobias."
Floats were covered in bumble bees, spiders, needles and clowns. The family-friendly parade was lead... more »
February 9, 2015 6:33 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Ultimate Mardi Gras Party returns to Baton Rouge for the second time this weekend.
It's from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday in North Boulevard Town Square. The event is headlined by Henry Turner, Jr., who joined us on 2une In this morning along with De'Cha... more »
February 6, 2015 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Carnival got off to a rumbling start Friday night as the Krewe of Artemis rolled through downtown.
The parade moved through downtown shortly after 7 p.m. It was the 13th year of the all-female parade.
This year, the theme was "It's always a party with... more »
February 2, 2015 7:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - Carnival Season has arrived and your four-legged friends want to join the action.
Capital Area Welfare Society's Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade is a fun-filled way to spend a day with your pets and family.The parade is this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. In downtown Baton Rouge.... more »
February 1, 2015 4:20 PM
HOUSTON - The Coast Guard reports they airlifted a woman off a cruise ship 184 miles off of the Galveston coast to receive medical attention.
Medical Staff on the Carnival Cruise ship Magic called around 9 p.m. Saturday night requesting medical attention for a 51-year-old female passenger who was... more »
January 6, 2015 6:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - As Carnival season kicks off so does the tradition of the state's guiltiest pleasure: King Cakes.
The classic Mardi Gras treat is typically made with cinnamon and icing, but this year some bakeries and donut shops are branching out with some off-the-wall flavors.
"I like... more »
October 19, 2014 10:18 AM
GALVESTON, Texas - Carnival Cruise Lines says a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for signs of Ebola has disembarked the Carnival Magic with her husband after the ship returned to port in Galveston, Texas, early this morning and headed home. The cruise line and federal officials have... more »
July 9, 2014 2:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS- At least two Carnival Cruise Lines ships will continue sailing out of the Port of New Orleans year-round through 2019, according to its new five-year contract extension. The new deal, which went into effect July 1, supersedes a three-year extension negotiated in 2013.
In addition to the... more »
March 8, 2014 11:19 AM
SLIDELL, La. - Slidell completed its first Carnival season under stricter parade regulations and Mayor Freddy Drennan says the city is still compiling its reports to determine how well the krewes adhered to the new regulations. The City Council adopted a revised parade ordinance in 2013 capping the number of... more »
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 »
February 28, 2014 11:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - It's Carnival time in Baton Rouge.
The Krewe of Southdowns parade rolls through Baton Rouge tonight at 7 p.m., while Spanish Town's parade rolls Saturday at noon.
Southdowns members began setting up their party supplies early Friday, putting the finish touches on floats and firing... more »
November 4, 2013 7:44 PM
MIAMI- In an effort to rebuild after mishaps that drove customers away, Carnival shook up its management team.
Its chief operating officer will now take on a new role as special adviser to the CEO and chairman. Carnival named a new CEO last summer.
Carnival is struggling with... more »
August 30, 2013 11:47 AM
MORGAN CITY - A 25-year-old Morgan City man is out on bond after he allegedly tried to pay to play a carnival game with marijuana. KATC TV reported the incident allegedly took place Thursday at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival fairgrounds in Morgan City. Police say Antonio Marcus Campbell approached... more »
April 12, 2013 4:02 PM
MOBILE, Ala. - The body of a missing Mobile shipyard worker has been pulled from the Mobile Bay.
Authorities say the body of 64-year-old John R. Johnson was recovered Friday morning near the area where he was last seen. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Michael Clausen says authorities found Johnson's... more »
April 3, 2013 3:34 PM
MOBILE, Ala. - High winds are being blamed for breaking the Carnival cruise ship Triumph free of its moorings in a south Alabama shipyard Wednesday afternoon.
Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen said the ship drifted and is resting against a cargo vessel. Gulliksen said tugboats and U.S. Coast Guard officials... more »
April 3, 2013 2:41 PM
MOBILE- Media outlets in south Alabama are reporting the Carnival Triumph broke loose from the port where it was moored and drifted across the river.
Crew-members may be in the water. According to one report from the sheriff's office, three people went overboard; two were rescued and one is... more »
March 15, 2013 8:31 AM
TAMPA, Fla. - For the second time this week, Carnival Cruise Lines says one of its ships has experienced problems during a cruise. On Friday, the company said a technical issue with one of the ship's thrusters is affecting the sailing speed of the Legend, forcing the cancellation of a... more »
March 14, 2013 8:35 AM
MIAMI - A month after a Carnival cruise ship was stranded for five days in the Gulf of Mexico, another of its cruise ships is reporting equipment problems in the Caribbean. A U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman in Miami says Carnival Dream's captain notified the agency of possible trouble with the... more »
February 28, 2013 11:16 AM
NEW ORLEANS- The Port of New Orleans says Carnival Cruise Lines has signed a three-year extension of its current berthing agreement with the port. Port officials say there will be two Carnival cruise ships sailing year round from New Orleans through at least Feb. 12, 2016. Carnival has two ships... more »
February 15, 2013 7:45 PM
MOBILE, Ala. - When their cruise ship lost power, passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph could have been selfish and looked out only for themselves and their loved ones. Instead, they became comrades in a long, exhausting struggle to get home. As ship conditions deteriorated after an engine fire, travelers formed... more »
February 15, 2013 4:20 PM
MIAMI - The first lawsuit has been filed in the wake of the crippled Carnival Triumph cruise ship that left thousands of passengers in miserable conditions for days. Texas resident Cassie Terry sued Carnival Corp. on Friday in Miami federal court. The suit seeks unspecified damages, saying Terry feared for... more »
February 15, 2013 11:37 AM
HOUSTON - Some passengers who fled the disabled Carnival cruise ship Triumph and left Alabama aboard charter buses suffered yet another setback on their way home when one of the buses broke down. Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen says a bus got sidelined Friday on the way to New Orleans after... more »
February 15, 2013 8:49 AM
GALVESTON, Texas- Weary passengers of the crippled Carnival cruise ship Triumph are returning to the ship's departure port in South Texas after five days at sea on a liner left powerless by an engine-room fire. Buses began arriving at the Port of Galveston on Friday morning after an eight-hour drive... more »
February 15, 2013 7:46 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Passengers from a disabled cruise ship have arrived at a hotel in New Orleans after a days-long odyssey in the Gulf of Mexico that was marked by overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul odors. Buses arrived at the Hilton in New Orleans early today and were greeted... more »
February 14, 2013 4:28 PM
MOBILE, Ala. - The disabled Carnival cruise liner Triumph finally limped into Mobile Bay this afternoon, but is still hours away from it's final destination.
The ship is 30 miles from the terminal, and has to navigate the tricky turns and cross currents in Mobile Bay without power.
... more »
February 14, 2013 1:56 PM
MOBILE, Ala. - A disabled Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf Coast stopped its slow return to port after a line attached to one of the boats towing it broke, according to the Coast Guard. Petty Officer William Colclough says the ship will be "dead in the water" as the... more »
November 13, 2012 6:11 PM
BATON ROUGE- A report by the Inspector General's Office highlights some inefficiencies with the way the State Fire Marshal's Office handles carnival ride inspections and investigations.
The report focuses on an accident at a Greensburg fair in 2011 where two teens were injured on the "Zipper" ride.
The... more »
November 12, 2012 10:30 AM
SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw say a drug operation at the Louisiana State Fair netted three carnival workers and five fair-goers. Drug agents made the arrests on Saturday. Seven were booked with possessing a drug; 41-year-old Timothy Haley of Hawkins, Texas, was... more »
October 25, 2012 12:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Pop star Kelly Clarkson will ride as celebrity grand marshal when the Krewe of Endymion parade rolls on the Saturday before Mardi Gras in 2013. Clarkson was the first winner of the Fox reality show "American Idol" in 2002. Her hits include "A Moment Like This" and... more »
July 2, 2012 12:27 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Super Bowl is costing a Mardi Gras parade krewe on New Orleans' west bank its usual floats and its usual route. There won't be any Carnival parades during Super Bowl weekend. That's the weekend The Krewe of Choctaw usually rolls. Krewe captain Chuck Favrot tells The... more »
February 25, 2012 10:27 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans, which prides itself on its ability to handle huge sports and cultural events, may get its biggest test next year when Super Bowl arrives in town in the middle of Carnival. Mardi Gras falls on Feb. 12, 2013, with parades traditionally about two weeks before... more »
March 8, 2011 1:10 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO - For one dance group at Rio de Janeiro's Carnival, the show had to go on.
Just last month, the samba group Portela lost most of their elaborate costumes and floats in a warehouse fire.
But they bounced back to put on a dazzling show... more »
March 1, 2011 7:23 PM
Some Brazilians are already strutting their stuff, wearing next to nothing even though Carnival is a week away. Models marked national underwear day by parading in their unmentionables through a busy district of Brasilia. Female models wore lingerie, thigh-high stockings and stiletto heels and flirted with male models wearing boxers... more »
February 26, 2011 5:35 PM
METAIRIE, La.- It's a less than festive complication for a state lawmaker and a Carnival club as the height of Louisiana's parade season nears: state Rep. Damon Baldone of Houma is trying to evict the Krewe of Zeus from a suburban New Orleans warehouse because of unpaid rent.
Baldone... more »
February 18, 2011 9:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- Carnival season in the Capital City kicks off Saturday night and law enforcement is kicking up efforts to keep crime out of the party.
Police say they'll have visual elements of protection to send a message to anyone thinking about stirring up trouble. Those will include officers... more »
November 9, 2010 11:23 AM
MARRERO- A suspect in a shooting at a New Orleans-area carnival that left a teenager dead and four others wounded, has been arrested. Sheldon Harper, 19, was arrested by Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies. Harper is charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. Dan Walter Kerry, 16, was killed in... more »
November 7, 2010 1:09 PM
Authorities say a 16-year-old was killed and four other teenagers injured in a shooting at a West Bank carnival.
The Times-Picayune reports Dan Walter Kerry, of Marrero, was pronounced dead on the scene of a gunshot wound to the head in an incident that happened around 9:30 p.m. in... more »
February 16, 2010 4:45 PM
Throws like krewe beads and coconuts are always prized finds every year on Mardi Gras day. News 2's Chris Nakamoto caught up with some people who got their hands on some good finds. more »
February 16, 2010 10:04 AM
Thousands of revelers will converge on the city of New Roads for a Fat Tuesday of food, fun and two traditional parades.
New Roads boasts of being the oldest Mard Gras tradition in Louisiana, outside the city of New Orleans.
The 88th Community Center Carnival Parade rolls at... more »
February 16, 2010 9:27 AM
Despite chilly temperatures the big pre-Lenten party in New Orleans is getting hot.
Along historic St.Charles Avenue, revelers stacked ladders, chairs, and roped off areas to watch Mardi Gras festivities.
Fat Tuesday morning kicked off with Pete Fountain's "Half Fast Walking Club," which is celebrating its 50th year... more »
February 8, 2010 4:30 PM
No ticker tape, no convertibles, but the parade the city is throwing to honor the Saints for their Super Bowl victory will fit right in during Carnival in New Orleans.
The parade will roll from Louisiana Superdome starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday and will have 10 floats donated by... more »
September 22, 2009 8:54 AM
Carnival Corporation said its third-quarter profit fell nearly 20 percent, but the results were still better than expected as fuel prices fell and more travelers booked cruises.
The cruise line company said it earned $1.07 billion, or $1.33 a share, during the period that ended in late August.
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