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  • Sheriff's Office: 895 arrests during Mardi Gras

    March 6, 2014 2:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman says there were 895 arrests during the 2014 Mardi Gras season that started Feb. 21 and ended Tuesday. Of those arrests, Gusman's office said that 440 were made on state charges, 330 on municipal charges and 125 for traffic violations. Charges ranged... more »
  • Jefferson Parish fines Mardi Gras krewes

    March 27, 2013 8:49 AM

    GRETNA- Six Mardi Gras krewes have been fined from $100 to $2,500 for violating Jefferson Parish's parade ordinance during Carnival 2013. According to public records released Tuesday, The Times-Picayune reports most of the infractions involved unmasked riders and smoking on floats, although two krewes were cited for having too few... more »
  • 3rd man booked in pre-Mardi Gras shooting

    February 17, 2013 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a third man has turned himself in to face charges from a shooting on Bourbon Street three days before Mardi Gras. Officer Hilal Williams says 19-year-old Malcolm Hall was booked Saturday with four counts of attempted first-degree murder. An online jail roster indicates... more »
  • DOTD: No lane closures during 'Super Gras'

    January 24, 2013 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Because of the magnitude of special events surrounding Super Bowl and a full slate of parades associated with New Orleans' carnival season, state transportation officials say they are suspending lane closures on all bridges, freeways, expressways and arterial roadways near those activities. The Louisiana Department of Transportation... more »
  • Gary Sinise, Trombone Shorty to ride in Orpheus

    December 6, 2012 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Actor Gary Sinise and New Orleans musicians Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Harry Connick Jr. will lead the parade of the Krewe of Orpheus on the evening of Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday. They also will perform at the glitzy ball that follows. The celebrity... more »
  • Police: Gunman wearing Mardi Gras mask robs bank

    March 21, 2012 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies responded to a robbery Wednesday at a bank located on Industriplex Boulevard. It happened around 11:30 a.m. at a Whitney Bank. Reports say a man reportedly walked into the bank with a handgun, jumped over the teller counter and demanded money. The suspect... more »
  • Contents of Mardi Gras Museum to be auctioned

    March 8, 2012 7:07 AM

    KENNER - The glitter, the glitz, the pageantry and history of Mardi Gras is up for sale to the highest bidder. The once thriving Mardi Gras Museum, which closed last year as the budget crunch hit Kenner, is putting its varied collection of Mardi Gras memorabilia up for auction Thursday.... more »
  • Mardi Gras Parade murder arrest

    February 29, 2012 3:25 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - An arrest has been made in connection with a murder at the annual Plaquemine Mardi Gras Parade. Akeem Gailes has been booked on charges of 2nd degreee murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, simple battery, and carrying a firearm at a parade used to commit... more »
  • Krewe throws autistic girl her own Mardi Gras celebration

    February 24, 2012 3:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An 11-year-old autistic girl from New Orleans got a special Mardi Gras treat from the Krewe of Muses Friday afternoon in the form of an entire celebration in her honor. The Krewe extended the gesture to Emily after reading a blog post by her mother detailing... more »
  • Mardi Gras teen curfew

    February 20, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are enforcing a new curfew for teens during Mardi Gras this year. No one under 16-years-old is allowed to be alone and to be without adult supervision in the French Quarter after 8pm. So far during this Mardi Gras season New Orleans... more »
  • Road closures for Mardi Gras holiday

    February 17, 2012 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development released work schedules today for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Mardi Gras holidays which begin on Friday, Feb. 17 and ends on Tuesday, Feb. 21. DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas urged drivers to use extra... more »
  • Arrest in connection with WBR beating death

    February 17, 2012 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man has been arrested in connection with the beating death of another man. Charles Ray Burton is in the West Baton Rouge Parish jail charged with manslaughter. Robert Crowe was found dead in a Plaquemine ditch on Monday after he attended a... more »
  • Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade moves start time Play Video

    February 17, 2012 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The start time of tomorrow's Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade has been pushed back from noon. Parade organizers said they are now scheduled to roll at 4 p.m. Bruce Childers, a parade organizer, said the city and police gave them a window to start between... more »
  • Agencies plan DWI crackdown over Mardi Gras

    February 8, 2012 8:00 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Law enforcement agencies across the state are gearing up for a DWI crackdown over the Mardi Gras season. Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Executive Director John LeBlanc says Mardi Gras is one of the deadliest seasons in Louisiana. LeBlanc says the LHSC has provided grants to about 45 police... more »
  • Man arrested in Mardi Gras parade shooting

    March 23, 2011 2:29 PM

    A man wanted in connection with a Mardi Gras parade shooting in Assumption Parish has turned himself in to authorities. Deputies say 19 year-old Jamiah Harris opened fired at the Krewe of Xanadu Parade in Labadieville, that left one man injured. Harris is booked into the Assumption Parish... more »
  • Jindal headed to Washington Mardi Gras

    February 10, 2011 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is heading to the nation's capital for the annual Washington Mardi Gras celebration, which includes attending parties, rubbing elbows with members of Congress and lobbyists, and collecting another round of campaign cash. The governor's office announced the trip Thursday, saying Jindal was traveling to... more »
  • Mardi Gras: Vieux Carre comand post

    February 9, 2011 2:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - This Mardi Gras, police won't have far to haul pickpockets, obnoxious drunks and others arrested in the French Quarter. Officials say mobile command post will be parked in the Quarter on Fat Tuesday and the days leading up to it. They say it will be... more »
  • Bedingfield, Tito Jackson headline Family Gras

    February 1, 2011 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A family-oriented Mardi Gras celebration in suburban Metairie will feature performances by British pop star Natasha Bedingfield, country star Darryl Worley and Tito Jackson, a member of the famous Jackson Family and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Times-Picayune reports that Jefferson Parish is bringing Family... more »
  • Kerns settle family dispute over Mardi Gras floats business

    October 5, 2010 1:50 PM

    A father and son at odds over control of one of the city's oldest Mardi Gras institutions have settled their differences out of court. Barry Kern and his father, Blaine Kern Sr., flanked by the captains of the Bacchus and Endymion carnival krewes, announced Tuesday that Barry Kern will be... more »
  • Mardi Gras liability bill rejected

    June 8, 2010 2:08 PM

    An attempt to limit the liability of Mardi Gras float-builders for damage, injuries or death during parades died in a Senate Committee today. Opponents say protections shouldn't be given to a private business against future attempts for float riders or watchers to sue when parade festivities hurt or kill... more »

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