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  • Port Allen gears up for bigger, better 'Juneteenth' celebration Play Video

    June 18, 2017 12:05 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The City of Port Allen is going all out for this year's Juneteenth Freedom Festival. More than just a festival, it's a full-on carnival with rides, food and games. Residents have been celebrating Juneteenth here for almost 20 years. But this year, the city kicked... more »
  • WATCH: Deputy saves jet skiers seconds before cruise ship hits them

    March 13, 2017 9:21 AM

    PORT CANAVERAL - A Port Canaveral harbor pilot and a sheriff's deputy teamed up to rescue two spring breakers on a jet ski as a Carnival Cruise ship moved toward them. A cruise ship passenger captured the rescue on video as Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy Taner Primmer pulled the women... more »
  • Thousands throng to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday celebrations Play Video

    February 28, 2017 7:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thousands of people are expected to throng the streets for Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. Fat Tuesday is the culmination of the city and region's Carnival season. Some of the biggest parades will take place along the St. Charles Avenue parade route. Families, tourists and locals... more »
  • Police presence will remain unchanged for weekend downtown events

    February 17, 2017 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The parades will roll on this weekend in Baton Rouge without an increased police presence, despite a violent week across the city. Thousands of people will be downtown this weekend as huge parades roll through the streets. Downtown business owners said they are not concerned, because they... more »
  • Sofia Vergara shares picture of king cake, says she's ready for Mardi Gras

    February 15, 2017 6:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – People are freaking out about a picture of a king cake on Instagram. The picture is of an ordinary cake from a popular bakery; one of thousands circulating around right now as Louisiana natives, their friends and visitors snap and share their favorite Carnival snack. But,... more »
  • Krewe of Orion prepares for 2017 debut Play Video

    February 10, 2017 11:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Krewe of Orion is set to kick off carnival season Saturday night at 6:30 pm. The all-male organization has 18 floats loaded and ready to make the journey from St. Gabriel to downtown Baton Rouge Saturday morning. The krewe’s captain, Darren Coates, is... more »
  • Museum exhibit: Women's Carnival krewes since 1896

    February 4, 2017 3:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana State Museum exhibition that opens Friday will commemorate the centennial of New Orleans' oldest surviving women's Carnival parade krewe and the evolution of women's krewes from the 1890s to the present. Curator Wayne Phillips says the Krewe of Iris, which was formed in 1917, and... more »
  • Teen who died after being ejected from carnival ride is identified

    May 2, 2016 10:34 PM

    EL PASO, TX - A teenage girl who was killed when she was ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival has been identified by police. El Paso police on Monday identified the 16-year-old girl as Samantha Aguilar. Police say Aguilar and two 17-year-old girls were at... more »
  • Carnival: Cuba cruise will sail with Cuban-born passengers

    April 22, 2016 12:26 PM

    MIAMI - Carnival Corp. has announced its cruise to Cuba will sail as planned after an agreement was reached with the Havana government allowing Cuban-born people to disembark on the island. Carnival CEO Arnold Donald said in a news release Friday that the first cruise in over 50 years between... more »
  • New Orleans Mayor Landrieu hails Mardi Gras as a success

    February 12, 2016 6:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- From a decline in arrests to the number of visitors, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is hailing the Carnival season in New Orleans as a success. On Thursday, the city released numbers on arrests, the cleanup and the number of visitors. Landrieu also thanked city workers for their efforts at... more »
  • Mardi Gras enters its last big weekend in New Orleans

    February 6, 2016 2:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Carnival season enters its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before ending on Fat Tuesday. The super Krewe of Endymion's parade starts late Saturday afternoon near City Park and winds its way to Canal Street and ends inside the Louisiana Superdome, where... more »
  • 46th annual Greasing of the Poles means Fat Tuesday just around corner

    February 5, 2016 5:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The French Quarter’s annual Greasing of the Poles was held Friday morning, kicking off one of the biggest party weekends in the Big Easy as Carnival really gets going. It was the 46th iteration of the event, held at the Royal Sonesta on Bourbon Street. The... more »
  • Krewe of Artemis rolls through Downtown Friday night Play Video

    January 29, 2016 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Carnival season has arrived in Baton Rouge and parade goers are in for a lovely surprise as almost springlike conditions will move into the Capital Area for the duration of the weekend. Cloudless skies and cool, but comfortable, temperatures are on tap for Friday night as... more »
  • Spanish Town flamingos quickly become endangered Play Video

    January 18, 2016 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Carnival season is off to the races. The first sign of that was the Spanish Town flamingos flocking to the City Park lake. The Krewe of Spanish Town stocked the lake last night and within hours of daylight, the flamingos went extinct.... more »
  • Time to plan for Mardi Gras: It's early this year, Feb. 9

    January 14, 2016 1:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Seems like we've barely recovered from Christmas and New Year's, but it's already Carnival time, with Mardi Gras falling early this year, on Feb. 9. Carnival, from the Latin, means "farewell to the flesh." Mardi Gras - which literally translates as Fat Tuesday - is the... more »
  • Solange Knowles to ride with 2016 Krewe of Muses

    January 11, 2016 5:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles will ride in the all-female Krewe of Muses' signature shoe during the 2016 carnival parade on Feb. 4. Muses Captain Staci Rosenberg, in a statement Monday, said Knowles will serve as the krewe's honorary Muse - a position "selected annually to honor a... more »
  • Feds join city and state officials in Carnival security

    January 7, 2016 1:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of The FBI office in New Orleans is joining city and state officials in asking for public vigilance during Mardi Gras season. FBI agent Jeff Sallet (sah-LEHT) and Mayor Mitch Landrieu stressed that there is no credible threat to Mardi Gras festivities. But they stressed... more »
  • Carnival season rolls into season Wednesday night

    January 6, 2016 10:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Carnival season got off to a musical start as the Phunny Phorty Phellows rolled down St. Charles Avenue Wednesday night. The gaggle parades each Twelfth Night, Jan. 6. In 2016, as they do each year, the group ro de a street car as festival goers... more »
  • Carnival season begins with ride of Phunny Phorty Phellows

    January 6, 2016 10:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The countdown to Mardi Gras is beginning in New Orleans, marked by a streetcar full of raucous costumed revelers. The group known as the Phunny Phorty Phellows kicks off Carnival season Wednesday night by riding a streetcar from the transit storage barns in the Carrollton neighborhood, down... more »
  • Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

    July 7, 2015 11:18 AM

    The world's largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba. Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips... more »
  • Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales tests local chefs' mettle Play Video

    May 22, 2015 6:58 PM

    GONZALES - Tucked into what is shaping up to be an activity packed long weekend in the Capital Area, the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales is sure to bring plenty of family, food and music together all the way into Sunday. The crown jewel of the weekend festival is the... more »
  • Bundle up, New Orleans: Mardi Gras is cold Play Video

    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 »
  • At least 18 killed in accident involving Carnival float, power line

    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 »
  • Brothers recognize their sister's dream with the Krewe of Comogo Play Video

    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 »
  • Southdowns scares; Spanish Town will be perfect

    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 »
  • Ultimate Mardi Gras Party returns to Baton Rouge Play Video

    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 »
  • It's a party; Carnival rolls into Baton Rouge Friday

    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 »
  • Mardi Gras goes to the dogs in Baton Rouge Play Video

    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 »
  • Passenger hoisted off cruise ship for medical emergency

    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 »
  • King Cakes bring in purple, gold, but mostly green Play Video

    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 »
  • US cruise ship carrying health care worker returns

    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 »

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