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  • Gay pride security: Local says, 'New Orleans is a safe city'

    June 19, 2016 5:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A band at New Orleans Pridefest 2016 played the Mardi Gras Indian song "Iko Iko" with a gay pride twist, singing, "We won't run and we won't hide ... Gonna fill this world with love and pride." About 100 people listened, danced and took selfies behind a... more »
  • 20-years for driver in death of Carnival float driver

    May 11, 2016 11:22 AM

    GRETNA - A Gretna man received a 20-year prison sentence for a drunk-driving accident that killed a Westwego man. A Jefferson Parish District Attorney's news release said the sentence was handed down Tuesday for 56-year-old Michael Burrle. Burrle had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. The victim was 53-year-old Don Dauzat.... more »
  • Remembering the origins of New Orleans' gay Carnival krewes

    April 2, 2016 3:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A dozen founders of New Orleans' gay and lesbian Carnival krewes - 11 men and a woman - are getting together at the Louisiana State Museum on April 3 for a public discussion about gay Mardi Gras organizations and the experiences of gay Carnival from the 1950s... more »
  • Police: Another arrest after Mississippi parade shooting

    February 16, 2016 7:01 AM

    PASS CHRISTIAN, MS.- Authorities say they've arrested a Gulfport woman in connection with a shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi that left two people dead and four others wounded. Officials have arrested Sharon Johnson on a charge of hindering prosecution. Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said in a... 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 »
  • New Orleans police seize 30 guns during Carnival season

    February 10, 2016 9:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police confiscated 30 guns over the past 12 days while on patrol on or near the Mardi Gras parade routes. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said in a news release the gun confiscations and arrests were a direct result of a plan implemented with help from local,... more »
  • Death of pelican during parade under federal investigation

    February 10, 2016 6:58 AM

    PASS CHRISTIAN, MS.- State and federal authorities are investigation the death of a juvenile pelican after Sunday's St. Paul's Carnival Association parade in Pass Christian. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are investigating the death to determine if parade attendees played a part in its... more »
  • Catching coconuts with the legendary Krewe of Zulu Play Video

    February 9, 2016 6:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Willie Brumfield Jr., a carpenter at Blaine Kern Studios, was on the way to see the floats he helped build roll in the Zulu parade. The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club has rented all of its floats in the past but celebrated a century of... more »
  • Deputy fatally shoots man near Lundi Gras parade route in New Orleans

    February 9, 2016 2:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say deputies fatally shot a man after an altercation and a car chase that ended near Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. The shooting happened about 8 p.m. Monday, eight blocks away the busy Mardi Gras parades. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says the... more »
  • Locals celebrate Mardi Gras from snowy Ohio to New Roads Tuesday Play Video

    February 9, 2016 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Mardi Gras spirit is alive and well Tuesday as revelers take to the streets and even snow banks from the capital region to the northeast. Around the area, two parades are planned: a morning parade in New Roads and a 2 p.m. parade following it.... more »
  • Chickens run wild at Tee-Mamou Mardi Gras Play Video

    February 9, 2016 12:50 PM

    IOTA - The Tee-Mamou Mardi Gras celebrated Fat Tuesday cajun style with singing, dancing and chasing chickens. "It's all about the tradition. It doesn't have anything to do with anything other than tradition," said reveler John McCrory. "All the younger Mardi Gras we make them do the traditional things like... more »
  • Cold is relative as parades roll

    February 9, 2016 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras is cold, but cold can depend on perspective. Amanda Brooks of suburban Gretna and cousin Janet Strode of Chicago were bundled up, waiting for Zulu's parade to arrive downtown. Winds gusting up to 30 mph made mid-40s temperatures feel like the upper 30s. Baby Maria... more »
  • Parades, floats, costumes mark Fat Tuesday in New Orleans Play Video

    February 9, 2016 5:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- People across south Louisiana are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season. News 2's John Pastorek and Ambria Washington traveled down to the crescent city on Tuesday to take in all the sights and sounds of Fat Tuesday. In New Orleans, floats and marching bands will parade... more »
  • Biodegradable Mardi Gras beads in the works Play Video

    February 8, 2016 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man is trying to tackle the waste problem that comes along with 25 million pounds of Mardi Gras beads being thrown each year. Marcus Ciko, a bead fanatic, wants to create a biodegradable Mardi Gras bead. In 2014, the city of New Orleans... more »
  • Police: 2 guns used in Miss. parade shooting that killed 2, wounded 4

    February 8, 2016 1:00 PM

    PASS CHRISTIAN - Police say two guns were used in a shooting that killed two men and injured four people after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi. But Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks says investigators don't know whether one or two people shot those guns. During a... more »
  • 2 dead, 4 injured after Mississippi Mardi Gras parade

    February 8, 2016 5:22 AM

    PASS CHRISTIAN - Police are questioning witnesses to a shooting that left two men died and four others injured after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi. Pass Christian Deputy Police Chief M.Y. Carbine told the Associated Press Monday no suspects are in custody. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove... more »
  • Shots fired on Bacchus parade route in New Orleans

    February 7, 2016 11:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Police say shots were fired Sunday night along the Bacchus parade route in New Orleans. According to WWLTV, New Orleans Police said the shooting happened at the intersection of St. Charles and Felicity when two men got into a fight and one pulled out a gun... more »
  • BRPD: 2 arrested for fighting officers at Spanish Town parade

    February 7, 2016 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a pair of intoxicated men were arrested Saturday after a struggle broke out involving an officer while the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade was rolling. According to Baton Rouge Police, an officer was flagged down by several parade goers who said they saw 20-year-old... 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 »
  • Some CATS bus stops canceled for weekend parades

    February 5, 2016 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mardi Gras festivities in Baton Rouge may affect some CATS riders this weekend. On Friday, the Krewe of Southdowns Parade will roll, affecting riders on sections of the Garden District and LSU Cortana Mall bus lines. Multiple bus stops on Lee Drive as well as stops... 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 »
  • Great weather, big crowds expected at this weekend's Baton Rouge parades

    February 5, 2016 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People across the capital area are continuing the countdown to Fat Tuesday. The Krewe of Southdowns will kick off the second weekend of Mardi Gras parades in Baton Rouge. The Southdowns parade will roll at 7 p.m. Friday night through its neighborhood namesake. The floats will start at... more »
  • Just about perfect weather for parades Friday night, Saturday

    February 4, 2016 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It'll be a bit nippy, but near perfect for this weekend's parades. The Krewe of Southdowns rolls at 7 p.m. Friday through the neighborhood it is named after. The theme for the Southdowns 2016 parade will be "Under The Big Top". The WBRZ weather team... more »
  • Krewe Mystique rolls through Downtown Baton Rouge

    January 30, 2016 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With clear skies and warm temperatures, Baton Rouge’s oldest Mardi Gras Krewe rolled down Downtown Saturday afternoon. The parade for the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale kicked off at 2 p.m. Saturday following the same route through Downtown Baton Rouge as the all female Krewe of... 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 »
  • Fire-damaged buildings won't re-route Mardi Gras parades

    January 28, 2016 4:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A tall fence will be erected to keep people away from what's left of two buildings ravaged by a fire on New Orleans' famous Canal Street. But the city says the damage won't require re-routing Carnival season parades that roll on Canal. The first of... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Krewes of Mystique and Comogo Play Video

    January 28, 2016 9:08 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- This year's Krewe of Comogo parade will roll on January 31st at 7 p.m. in Plaquemine. The route starts on Highway 1 between Citizens and Iberville bank. John "Johnny Boy" Wilbert, Jr. will serve as the parade's Grand Marshal this year. Wilbert, a Plaquemine native, has been performing... more »
  • Special cell signal truck will be parked in New Roads for Mardi Gras

    January 26, 2016 11:56 PM

    NEW ROADS - Cell phone service will be boosted for one of the state's largest Mardi Gras celebrations outside of New Orleans. AT&T said Tuesday, a special truck will be parked in the city ahead of the two parades. Thousands of people attend the parades each year. New Roads... more »
  • Club in St. Martinville files suit over parade dispute

    January 23, 2016 3:28 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A club that runs an annual Mardi Gras parade in St. Martinville says in a federal lawsuit that its rights are being violated after the city required it to have more security and barricades to make the parade safer. The Newcomers Club filed a lawsuit Friday in... more »
  • Mardi Gras Krewe pays for security cameras, EMS gear, police dog

    January 23, 2016 12:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Carnival krewe is helping fight crime in New Orleans. The New Orleans Police Department says the Krewe of Hermes has provided the funds to buy a K-9 police dog, 50 private security cameras and special kits emergency medics can use during a mass shooting scenario. The... more »
  • Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards spending week in Washington

    January 21, 2016 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's new governor is in the nation's capital, for the state congressional delegation's annual Washington Mardi Gras festivities. Gov. John Bel Edwards left Louisiana on Wednesday and is expected to return Sunday. The Democratic governor, sworn into office on Jan. 11, was scheduled to meet Thursday with... more »
  • FBI: 'Unprecedented' security for New Orleans Mardi Gras

    January 19, 2016 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The agent who runs the FBI's New Orleans office says security for the city's annual Mardi Gras celebration will be "unprecedented." Special Agent Jeffrey Sallet told reporters Tuesday that the effort will include heavy use of surveillance cameras and advanced technology. Officials at a morning news conference... 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 »
  • New Orleans' own Anthony Mackie to reign as Bacchus

    January 16, 2016 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans native and critically-acclaimed actor Anthony Mackie will reign as Bacchus XLVIII in the glitzy parade held the weekend before Fat Tuesday. The Krewe of Bacchus captain, Clark Brennan, announced Mackie as king on Friday. He says Mackie is a "local success story and a... 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 »
  • Smoothie King: King Cake Smoothie Play Video

    January 8, 2016 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Katherine Leblanc from Smoothie King visited News 2 at 4 with a smoothie recipe that is designed specifically to capture the king cake flavor that is synonymous with Carnival season. The King Cake smoothie uses Smoothie King’s proprietary Gladiator Protein blend with frozen yogurt, almond milk,... more »
  • Feds join city and state officials in Carnival security

    January 7, 2016 1:59 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 and Mayor Mitch Landrieu stressed that there is no credible threat to Mardi Gras festivities. But they stressed... 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 »
  • You can Uber yourself a king cake Wednesday

    January 5, 2016 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ride-sharing service Uber will deliver king cakes on Wednesday, the official start of Carnival. Uber announced app users can request the popular treat between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans can request the king cakes and drivers will... more »
  • New Orleans-style mirth marks arrival of 'The Force Awakens'

    December 17, 2015 7:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Mardi Gras parade club in New Orleans plans to celebrate the premiere of the latest "Star Wars" movie with a unique mashup of cultures - one from a galaxy far, far away; the other from a neighborhood bar. Early screenings of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" were... more »
  • Tyler, Pitbull to headline Endymion's 2016 extravaganza

    September 8, 2015 6:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Endymion celebrates 50 years when the mega-parade rolls in 2016 with big stars, more lights and a new float. The krewe's captain, Ed Muniz, said Tuesday that rapper Pitbull and Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler will headline the Endymion Extravaganza, held inside the Superdome. Local... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty in Mardi Gras shooting deaths

    April 22, 2015 10:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 19-year-old man accused of killing two men while a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade rolled by has pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. Court filings say John Hicks also pleaded not guilty Tuesday to obstruction of justice and illegally carrying a firearm on... more »
  • Teen sues sheriff's office for $5 million from Mardi Gras incident

    March 28, 2015 3:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The family of a 17-year-old who was allegedly punched during a Mardi Gras weekend arrest has sued the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in federal court for $5 million. Attorney David Belfield III says that's $1 million for each time Brady Becker was punched during an arrest in... more »
  • Donate Mardi Gras, St. Patty's Day beads for intellectual disabilities Play Video

    March 13, 2015 6:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Parade goers will take to the streets of Baton Rouge tomorrow for the annual Wearin' of the Green Parade. If you do not want to add to your mountain of beads accumulated during the Carnival season, there's a way for you to donate all of them for... more »
  • Sheriff backs deputy in teen's Mardi Gras beating, arrest

    March 4, 2015 2:48 PM

    HARVEY - A New Orleans area sheriff is standing by a deputy accused of using excessive force by a teenager arrested after a Feb. 13 Mardi Gras parade. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand spoke at a Wednesday news conference about the arrest of 17-year-old Brady Becker. A widely seen cellphone... more »
  • BRPD investigating officers on Mardi Gras float

    February 23, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police Chief Carl Dabadie said several of his officers are under investigation after they appeared while off-duty on a Spanish Town Mardi Gras float which lampooned a sex crimes victim. The float had pictures of former reality TV star Will Hayden and his daughter Stephanie Ford,... more »
  • Underage alcohol sales decline this Mardi Gras

    February 20, 2015 6:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Agents with the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control report they found fewer business selling alcohol and tobacco products to underage customers during a recent Mardi Gras crackdown, as compared with a similar crackdown in 2014. Compliance checks were conducted at 860 businesses in seven parishes... more »
  • Mardi Gras ends: Last revelers sent home, trash swept up

    February 18, 2015 3:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras 2015 is officially over. At the stroke of midnight, New Orleans police on horseback cleared out the French Quarter's last tipsy revelers, closing out "Carnival" season. After the last Mardi Gras parade, city crews were sweeping up mounds of trash and plastic beads strewn across... 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 »
  • Thousands celebrate Mardi Gras in New Roads Play Video

    February 17, 2015 4:54 PM

    NEW ROADS- Thousands of people packed the streets of New Roads for the community's two parades today. The town puts on the oldest Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans. The traditional Mardi Gras celebrations began in 1922. Over the past two years, weather has thrown a wrench... more »
  • Chickens run wild at Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Play Video

    February 17, 2015 1:39 PM

    BASILE - The Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras in Acadia Parish is something you won't see anywhere else in the world. It starts off with singing and dancing and then the attention turns to the chickens. "It's fun to do. It's more fun chasing them than catching them actually.... more »
  • Cool Schools: St. Thomas More Play Video

    February 17, 2015 7:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mardi Gras is celebrated in Many different ways throughout Louisiana. Whether it's chasing chickens or riding floats, people say it's great for the community to come together and celebrate the season. The same can be said about St. Thomas More Catholic School in Baton Rouge. Their... more »
  • Giant flamingo head stolen after Spanish Town Play Video

    February 16, 2015 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After an afternoon filled with pink flamingos parading downtown, one of the largest flamingo replicas turned up missing, stolen out of a black pickup truck. Joshua Ramirez, who restored the historic flamingo head after ten years of absence, loaded the ten-foot dragon styled flamingo into his... more »
  • Lundi Gras festivities usher in 2015 Mardi Gras

    February 16, 2015 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Live music overtakes the banks of the Mississippi River as revelers take in the last big party night before Mardi Gras. Monday, known in New Orleans as Lundi Gras, includes the traditional ceremonial meeting between the king and queen of the Krewe of Zulu and Rex, the... more »
  • Proteus, Orpheus times pushed up due to rain

    February 16, 2015 11:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Parade organizers and city officials pushed up the start of Monday night's Uptown parades in New Orleans due to the threat of rain. The city said Krewe of Proteus will roll at 4 p.m. instead of 5:15 p.m. and Krewe of Orpheus will begin at 4:45... more »
  • Mobile ups the stakes in fight for Mardi Gras tourism

    February 16, 2015 10:59 AM

    MOBILE, AL - The mayor of Mobile, Alabama, is playing up his city's claim as the birthplace of Mardi Gras. In billboards and in a video, Mayor Sandy Stimpson brags that Mobile - not nearby New Orleans - is where the annual pre-Lenten celebrations began in the United States. Some... more »
  • With Mardi Gras drawing to a close, don't forget about safety Play Video

    February 16, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With just two days of Mardi Gras celebrations remaining, State Police say now isn't the time to slack when it comes to safety. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe . It's important to have a game plan. You should know the... 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 »
  • Weather causes New Orleans parades to shift schedule

    February 15, 2015 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Predictions of nasty weather Monday and on Mardi Gras have prompted Houma authorities to move three parades scheduled those days up to Sunday, so four were rolling. That's the number already scheduled Sunday in New Orleans, with two more Monday night and four on Mardi Gras. New... 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 »
  • LSP handles 7 deadly wrecks in one day

    February 13, 2015 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police warned drivers to be cautious over the Mardi Gras weekend after troopers investigated seven deadly crashes across the state in the past 24 hours. In Livingston Parish, troopers worked a deadly crash on LA 63 souht of LA 449 around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.... more »
  • ATC says "troublesome" number of bars serving minors

    February 13, 2015 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Alcohol control officials released details Friday about efforts to crack down on underage drinking ahead of Mardi Gras and said they're concerned how many bars aren't following the law. Louisiana Alcohol Tobacco and Control said agents did more than 600 compliance checks since Feb. 2. Of... more »
  • Thumbs up to down

    February 13, 2015 6:19 AM

    Tranquil and pleasant weather this weekend will turn unsettled and uncomfortable into next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With plenty of sunshine, Baton Rouge area thermometers will climb out of the ice box and into the mid 50s this afternoon. Grab a jacket for evening events such... more »
  • Second victim dies in Muses parade shooting

    February 13, 2015 1:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans say a second person has died after a shooting last night along the uptown Mardi Gras parade route, which resulted in one arrest. NOPD spokesperson Frank Robertson said 19-year-old John Hicks has been charged with the deadly shooting. Investigators said Hicks... more »
  • NOLA tourism pays LSP $2.5 million for added patrols Play Video

    February 12, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ahead of a busy tourism season, city leaders in New Orleans are dolling out cash for extra protection. The tourism industry is paying state police $2.5 million to stick around long after the last beads fall. Superintendent Mike Edmonson says troopers are carefully selected from... more »
  • Former krewe king arrested a second time

    February 12, 2015 10:44 AM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say the former Mardi Gras krewe king arrested Monday for allegedly violating a sex offender law has been arrested a second time for using a social networking business site. The Courier reports deputies found 34-year-old Glynn Matherne had a LinkedIn profile that included his... more »
  • Louisiana Legacy: Mardi Gras Costumes Play Video

    February 9, 2015 7:22 AM

    IOTA - A woman in Acadia Parish has been sewing and crafting Mardi Gras costumes for people in Louisiana and around the world for decades. Jackie Miller has even been inducted into the Louisiana Folklife Center Hall of Fame. For more than forty years, she's handmade more than 1,000... 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 »
  • Mardi Gras tractor driver dies following crash with accused drunk driver

    February 9, 2015 3:25 AM

    GRETNA - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says bond has been set at $150,000 for a 54-year-old man accused in the death of a man who was moving a tractor after a weekend Carnival parade. Sheriff's spokesman Glen Boyd says 52-year-old Don Dauzat of Marrero died late Saturday and Michael... more »
  • SUV crashes into Mardi Gras tractor driver

    February 7, 2015 5:21 PM

    MARRERO - An operator of a Mardi Gras tractor is clinging onto his life after he was struck by an SUV early Saturday morning near New Orleans. Deputies with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department say a drunk driver ignored a traffic light and crashed into 52-year-old Don Dauzat while... 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 »
  • ATC cracks down on underage drinking this Mardi Gras Play Video

    February 6, 2015 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mardi Gras and alcohol go hand and hand in Louisiana, but despite the culture associated with Mardi Gras ATC officials say they will keep a close eye on crowds downtown looking for violators. Veachel Tucker helps managed three restaurants downtown. He says Mardi Gras in downtown... more »
  • Two area parades lose Mardi Gras spirit

    February 5, 2015 11:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As carnival celebrations kick into gear Friday, the region will celebrate without two krewes. In the city, the Krewe of Jupiter and Juno canceled its traditional parade through downtown. It was scheduled to roll last weekend, opening the carnival parade season. Organizers said there were too... more »
  • Baton Rouge's oldest Mardi Gras Krewe parades this weekend Play Video

    February 3, 2015 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital City's oldest Mardi Gras Krewe rolls this Saturday in Downtown Baton Rouge. Krewe of Mystique's parade begins Saturday at 2 p.m. This is their 37th year of parading in Baton Rouge. News 2's Whitney Vann is the Grand Marshall, while Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto... more »

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