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  • NCIS: New Orleans cast to ride in Orpheus parade

    January 28, 2015 3:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The cast of NCIS: New Orleans will ride as monarchs in the Krewe of Orpheus parade, which rolls on Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday. Stars Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Zoe McLellan and CCH Pounder will join the television show's creator, Gary Glasberg, in the parade... more »
  • Court throws out firefighters' gay pride lawsuits

    December 29, 2014 1:45 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Supreme Court has thrown out lawsuits by two Providence firefighters who said their constitutional rights were violated when they were ordered to drive a truck in a gay pride parade. The firefighters, Theodore Fabrizio and Stephen Deninno, argued that they are Roman Catholics and... more »
  • New charges in case tied to parade shooting

    December 13, 2014 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New federal charges have been filed against people tied to alleged gang activity, drug distribution and violence including the mass shooting at a New Orleans neighborhood parade on Mother's Day in 2013. Federal authorities said the latest version of the indictment against six alleged members of the... more »
  • Jones Creek Christmas Parade returns after year off Play Video

    December 12, 2014 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A holiday tradition returns to Baton Rouge this weekend with the rolling of the Jones Creek Christmas Parade. The parade has been a mainstay in the Capital City since it was founded 15 years ago, but it was canceled in 2013 because of bad weather. They're... more »
  • Actor John C. Reilly to reign as Bacchus

    November 18, 2014 4:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Oscar-nominated actor John C. Reilly will reign as Bacchus in the superkrewe's Mardi Gras parade Feb. 15. The krewe's 31 floats and 30 marching bands will roll on the Sunday before Fat Tuesday. Its theme is "Children's Stories that Live Forever." Krewe captain Clark Brennan, in a... more »
  • Veterans on Parade in West Baton Rouge Play Video

    November 3, 2014 8:58 AM

    PORT ALLEN - They're saluting real Louisiana heroes this weekend in Port Allen. It's the 10th annual Veterans on Parade. Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee and Garry Hubble joined us on 2une In this morning with your invitation. When the parade first started, Port Allen was one of the... more »
  • Santa running, parading through Baton Rouge this Christmas Play Video

    November 3, 2014 7:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Even though it's chilly, you still need to get outside and get your exercise. The Santa Run in downtown Baton Rouge is just around the corner. The run is part of the annual Christmas for Kiwanis Parade. Every person who registers will receive their own Santa... more »
  • Get spooky at the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade Play Video

    October 31, 2014 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween may be today, but the haunting continues tomorrow at the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade. King Todd McCoy and Amy Seller from the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank joined John Pastorek on 2une In this morning with all the details. The parade rolls Saturday at 2:00... more »
  • San Francisco to mark World Series win with parade

    October 31, 2014 3:33 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out Friday to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade. The noontime event will feature double-decker buses for the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge. The 3-2 victory Wednesday against... more »
  • Ascension Veterans Day Parade needs volunteers Play Video

    October 24, 2014 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Veterans Association is in need of some help from the public to honor veterans and individuals in active service during their November parade in Gonzales. Brent Gautreau and David McIntyre stopped by the set of our 4 p.m. broadcast on Friday to ask people... more »
  • Luke Bryan to headline 2015 Endymion parade

    October 2, 2014 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Country music superstar Luke Bryan will perform at the 2015 Endymion Extravaganza. The Mardi Gras krewe officially announced Bryan's performance during a press conference Thursday in New Orleans. Bryan will also serve as the Grand Marshal for the carnival krewe's parade, which rolls on Valentine's Day. The... more »
  • Plea deal in case linked to 2013 parade violence

    August 23, 2014 10:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Court papers show that a man charged as a member of the street gang authorities have linked to a shooting spree at a 2013 Mother's Day parade in New Orleans has made a deal with prosecutors. Documents filed Thursday say 25-year-old Richmond Smith admitted to selling heroin... more »
  • Kenilworth Parade kicks off Independence Day celebrations tonight Play Video

    July 3, 2014 8:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge's most patriotic neighborhood gets the Fourth of July celebrations started tonight as the annual Kenilworth Independence Day Parade rolls. For the 42nd annual parade, they're "Learning to Love Liberty". Kenilworth Civic Association President Mike Robin and Nancy Malone with the Capital Area Red Cross... more »
  • Openly gay governor candidate leads pride parade

    June 21, 2014 5:31 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - A Democrat who reluctantly made public his homosexuality last year has served as the grand marshal of Maine's biggest gay pride parade. Mike Michaud would become the nation's first openly gay person to be elected governor if he unseats Republican Paul LePage in November. He was the... more »
  • US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

    May 26, 2014 5:45 AM

    NEW YORK - The nation is marking Memorial Day with somber ceremonies, flag planting at cemeteries and parades. The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain, speaking Sunday to a Manhattan congregation that has tied gold ribbons on the church's fence in honor of fallen soldiers since the Iraq War began, lauded the... more »
  • Spanish Town Parade paints downtown pink

    March 1, 2014 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 34th Spanish Town Parade rolled through downtown Baton Rouge Saturday painting the city pink. Parade-goers we spoke with today say the Spanish Town Parade is one to look forward to each year. "As a New Orleans native and growing up around Mardi Gras, I'm... more »
  • 2 riders fall from parade floats Play Video

    February 23, 2014 8:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two riders fell from floats during Mardi Gras parades Sunday. One of the riders, who was a part of the Krewe of Alla, is in critical condition. The Alla rider fell from the upper deck near Lee Circle, according to New Orleans EMS officials. ... more »
  • Krewe Mystique ready to roll Play Video

    February 12, 2014 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tommy Davis and Troy Guidry, the Parade Chair and King of Krewe Mystique, respectively, joined JP on 2une In to talk about this year's parade. The 2014 Krewe Mystique Parade rolls at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22nd. The theme this year is "The Wild, Wild... more »
  • Sugar Bowl parade to march through French Quarter

    December 30, 2013 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police say traffic in the French Quarter will be disrupted for a time Tuesday morning by a parade honoring the Sugar Bowl. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Pat O'Brien's bar at St. Peter and Royal streets, head down Royal to Bienville Street, turn left on... more »
  • LSU hosts activities for homecoming

    October 25, 2013 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will be hosting multiple events in celebration of their homecoming game against the Furman University Paladins. Here is a list of the events: * Greek Lawn Decoration Competition Display - On Saturday and Sunday members of LSU's Greek life will be decorating their fraternity... more »
  • Jury convicts 2 in fatal shooting of toddler

    August 31, 2013 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A jury has convicted two cousins in the shooting death of a toddler who was shot as he sat in a car with his grandmother near a parade. The Times-Picayune reports that the Orleans Parish jury convicted 24-year-old Bernell "Benny" Pollard and 31-year-old Jamiron Pollard on Friday.... more »
  • LSU DB Jefferson enters misdemeanor plea

    August 19, 2013 3:26 PM

    GRETNA - Freshman LSU defensive back Rickey Jefferson has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and has been sentenced to two years' probation in connection with his arrest along a Mardi Gras parade route in Metairie last February. The 18-year-old Jefferson, whose older brother is former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson, Monday... more »
  • Malian troops open France's Bastille Day parade

    July 14, 2013 11:07 AM

    PARIS - Troops from 13 African countries that took part in the French-led war against al-Qaida-linked extremists in Mali marched with the French military during the Bastille Day parade in Paris on Sunday to honor their role in the conflict. U.N. troops in blue berets who are helping to stabilize... more »
  • Boy fatally run over at Oklahoma July 4th parade

    July 4, 2013 1:57 PM

    EDMOND, Okla. - Authorities say a boy has died after he was run over by a float at the end of a Fourth of July parade in central Oklahoma. Edmond Police Officer James Hamm says the boy was riding on a martial arts group's float at the city's LibertyFest parade... more »
  • Heat celebrate with parade through downtown Miami

    June 24, 2013 10:32 AM

    MIAMI - The parade honoring the NBA champion Miami Heat is underway. With Chris Bosh holding the NBA championship trophy and LeBron James standing atop a double-decker bus with a cigar in his mouth, the Heat began making their way through a downtown Miami route late Monday morning. It's the... more »
  • 2 West Bank parades to roll in New Orleans in 2014

    June 3, 2013 2:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two Mardi Gras parade krewes that usually roll on the West Bank of the Mississippi River will parade along New Orleans' traditional uptown route in 2014. Longtime krewes Alla and Choctaw tell The Times-Picayune they're moving to the St. Charles Avenue route, leaving the krewes of Adonis,... more »
  • Another arrest made in parade shooting aftermath

    May 17, 2013 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they have arrested a 19-year-old woman and accused her of helping a suspect avoid arrest in the shooting spree that left 20 people injured during a Mother's Day street parade. She's identified as Monique Pepe. She faces a charge of accessory after the... more »
  • Police: Brother of parade shooting suspect arrested

    May 16, 2013 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say they have arrested a second suspect in the shooting that injured 20 people at a parade on Mother's Day. Police Chief Ronal Serpas identified the second suspect as 24-year-old Shawn Scott, brother of 19-year-old Akein Scott. Akein Scott was arrested Wednesday night. Serpas says Shawn... more »
  • Police: Progress in Mother's Day shooting probe

    May 13, 2013 3:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of the New Orleans Police Department says investigators have made significant progress in their investigation of a Mother's Day shooting that wounded 19 people. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said at a news conference on Monday that information began flowing into the police department after a... more »
  • Police vow to solve shootings in New Orleans

    May 13, 2013 7:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A medical student who witnessed the shooting that wounded 19 people during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans says it was hard to tell whether the gunman was picking targets randomly or was trying to hit specific people. Jarrat Pytell said the gunman he saw pointed... more »
  • 19 people shot during New Orleans parade

    May 12, 2013 7:19 PM

    New Orleans, La.- The NOPD is investigating a shooting near the intersection of Frenchmen and North Villere Streets that left 19 people injured during a Mother's Day second line. Chief Serpas announced in a press conference that the youngest victim is believed to be a 10-year-old girl. Police say... more »
  • 2013 Parade of Homes starts this weekend

    April 23, 2013 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Region Builders Association will host its 2013 Parade of Homes over the next two weekends. Many of the homes feature outdoor kitchens, pools and home theaters. This year's parade includes 41 homes built by 28 builders in 33 subdivisions, including 11 homes in Ascension,... more »
  • Irish-Italian parade canceled in Baton Rouge

    March 18, 2013 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers for Baton Rouge's Irish-Italian Parade canceled this year's event today, less than a week before it had been scheduled to roll. The group made the announcement on their Facebook page, saying they'd been unable to get the necessary insurance policy to hold the parade. ... more »
  • New Roads parades should roll as scheduled Play Video

    February 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    NEW ROADS - The two parades scheduled to roll in New Roads for Fat Tuesday will proceed despite threats of rain, according to parade organizers. Organizers said they'll cede any decision to postpone the parade to the mayor of New Roads, who may make a decision tomorrow morning. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge Mardi Gras makes its own mark Play Video

    February 7, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mardi Gras in the capital city marches to the beat of a different drummer than its cousin in New Orleans. "Whatever Rex is, we try to do the opposite," said Nelson Maddox, a 30-year veteran of Spanish Town's Mardi Gras celebrations. "The king and queen are... more »
  • Big parade weekend kicks off in N.O.

    February 7, 2013 3:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The stars will be out for a number of parades in New Orleans this weekend. The Krewe of Endymion's "super float" rolls Saturday night, led by pop star Kelly Clarkson. Sunday's Bacchus parade will include more than two dozen child cancer patients, who will ride with Bacchus... more »
  • Southdowns parade to close parts of Stanford Avenue, Perkins Road Friday

    February 7, 2013 2:43 PM

    Baton Rouge- Portions of Stanford Avenue and Perkins Road in Baton Rouge will be closed due to the Southdowns Mardi Gras Parade Friday evening. This is in addition to residential streets in the Southdowns neighborhood. Stanford from Hyacinth Avenue to Perkins Road will be closed from 8 p.m.... more »
  • Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade Play Video

    February 6, 2013 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Spanish Town Parade board member Bruce Childers stopped by to give us details ahead of the big parade this weekend. He filled us in with the history of the parade and what's new this year. The theme this year is "A Spanish Town Twinkie Ate... more »
  • Southdowns Parade changes route Play Video

    February 4, 2013 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Construction forced a route change for a popular Mardi Gras parade in Baton Rouge. Southdowns won't roll on its usual parade route Friday. Instead, it'll go around sewer work and avoid Cloverdale, which is a popular street for the parade. Cloverdale has been a part... more »
  • Edwards to lead Carnival parade in Houma

    February 1, 2013 6:43 AM

    HOUMA - Former Gov. Edwin Edwards will be the grand marshal when the Krewe of Hercules parades at 6 p.m. Friday, kicking off the Carnival season in Houma. The Courier reports that Houma native and retired New York Giants football player Brandon Jacobs also will ride in the parade.... more »
  • Suspect arrested in N.O. quintuple shooting

    January 25, 2013 4:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a teenage suspect in a quintuple shooting that followed a parade on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Times-Picayune reports that the 15-year-old was booked into jail Friday on five counts of aggravated battery. Five people were wounded in Monday's drive-by shooting,... more »
  • Mardi Gras 2013 parades

    January 24, 2013 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here's a list of Mardi Gras parades and their routes in Baton Rouge and the surrounding area. Click on the links for each parade's website with more information, including maps of the parade routes. Feb. 8, 7 p.m. - Krewe of Southdowns "Time Machine" Starts... more »
  • Parades, community service on King day in La.

    January 21, 2013 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Parades, speeches, prayer and community service marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday around Louisiana. In Baton Rouge people painted homes and cleaned school campuses as part of a day of service organized by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Many marchers held pictures of King as... more »
  • Obama joins inaugural parade as he begins 2nd term

    January 21, 2013 2:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has joined the inaugural parade from Capitol Hill to the White House celebrating the start of his second term. Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their families were among more than 8,800 people, floats and marching bands participating in the late-starting parade that passed before... more »
  • 5 hurt in New Orleans shooting after King parade

    January 21, 2013 2:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Five people were injured by gunfire near a New Orleans intersection where a parade celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday had passed earlier. Police spokeswoman Remi (RAY' mee) Braden said investigators do not believe any of the injuries was life-threatening. Braden said the victims were all 17... more »
  • Storm hosts Rose Parade show after fiery accident

    January 1, 2013 6:06 PM

    PASADENA, Calif. - Hannah Storm was back on the air Tuesday, hosting the Rose Parade telecast three weeks after a propane gas grill accident left the ESPN anchor with first- and second-degree burns to her face, hands, chest and neck. Storm lost roughly half her hair in the accident Dec.... more »
  • Christmas parade closures, runoff election clash

    December 7, 2012 3:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police in Denham Springs said today they would make every effort to help voters access a polling location for Saturday's runoff election, even though it would be blocked for a time by the city Christmas parade. Denham Springs' parade rolls from the city high school to... more »
  • Christmas parades - Dec. 8, 9

    December 6, 2012 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here's a list of Christmas parades happening around the greater Baton Rouge area this weekend. Baton Rouge Police especially warned people heading downtown for the Kiwanis parade to consider taking alternative exits from the interstate than the Government exit, which they said backs up every year.... 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 »
  • Deadly train-parade float crash in Texas probed

    November 16, 2012 9:23 AM

    DALLAS - Federal officials are joining investigators in West Texas to look into why a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans, killing four people and injuring 17 others. Witnesses described a harrowing scene Thursday afternoon as the Union Pacific locomotive beard down on the decorated... more »
  • 4 dead, 17 hurt when train hits Texas vets parade

    November 15, 2012 10:31 PM

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Authorities say four people are dead and 17 others are injured after a train slammed into a parade float headed to a West Texas event honoring wounded veterans. Union Pacific spokesman Tom Lange says the eastbound train was sounding its horn before it hit the float... more »
  • Four dead after train hits wounded veterans parade

    November 15, 2012 6:28 PM

    MIDLAND, Texas - Authorities say four people are dead and 17 others are injured after a train slammed into a parade float headed to a West Texas event honoring wounded veterans. City of Midland spokesman Ryan Stout says the crash happened at a Union Pacific railroad crossing around 4:30 p.m.... more »
  • Fans stake out prime spot for SF Giants parade

    October 31, 2012 10:46 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Fans are already starting to line up for a prime spot to watch the San Francisco Giants World Series ticker-tape parade. Television news footage early Wednesday morning showed people sitting and standing in Giants gear behind barriers set up along the parade route on Market Street in... more »
  • Clarkson stars at Endymion parade

    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 »
  • Hillar Moore, Jr. named Grand Marshal of St. Pat's parade

    September 13, 2012 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hillar Moore, Jr., was named the 28th Grand Marshal of the Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day Parade "The Wearin' of the Green." Moore was surprised by friends, family, and parade organizers at Ivar's Thursday night. Moore was the CEO of Associated Grocers and founded the Marine... more »
  • Utah mayor says vote too close to call on fate of his 18-inch handlebar mustache

    July 5, 2012 12:36 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - The vote on whether a Utah mayor should shave off all 18 inches of his handlebar mustache is too close to call. Residents of the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray cast votes Wednesday on whether Mayor Dan Snarr saves it or shaves it by giving... more »
  • False River celebrates freedom with boats, water balloons

    July 4, 2012 5:55 PM

    NEW ROADS- The False River Boat Parade drew hundreds to the oxbow lake to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family. The traditional celebration's theme for this year was 'Save Our Saints,' something that had people decorating their piers and boats with 'Bounty-Gate' references. "I just decided to... more »
  • Water balloons, boat parade on tap for False River

    July 4, 2012 10:11 AM

    NEW ROADS - The traditional Fourth of July boat parade is underway at False River. Boaters and revelers alike will arm themselves with thousands of water balloons for what could be the state's largest water war. The tradition also features boats and piers decorated in theme to honor... more »
  • Romney breaks from vacation for July Fourth parade

    July 4, 2012 6:38 AM

    WOLFEBORO, N.H. - Mitt Romney is taking a break from vacationing at his lakeside estate in New England to march in the local Independence Day parade - and to see and be seen by news media as well as potential voters. Romney and his family plan to parade through... more »
  • Plaquemine to get nighttime Mardi Gras parade

    June 26, 2012 8:08 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- Plaquemine is planning its first nighttime Mardi Gras parade next year. The event is being organized as a tribute to Iberville Parish native Brenda Comeaux, a Mardi Gras enthusiast who died of cancer several years ago. Businessman Chris Daigle, president of the Krewe of Comogo, recently told... more »
  • Dense fog tonight with warm temperatures all weekend

    March 16, 2012 9:39 PM

    It will be mostly cloudy with patchy dense fog developing once again tonight. Visibility could drop to less than 1/4 mile at times, so the NWS has issued a Dense Fog Advisory from 1 AM to 11 AM Saturday. Low temperatures will be in the lower 60s. This weekend... more »
  • New Roads throws 90th Mardi Gras celebration Play Video

    February 21, 2012 5:44 PM

    NEW ROADS - Ninety years of Mardi Gras was celebrated in New Roads today. The Community Center Carnival parade and the Lions' Club parade rolled down Main Street in front of thousands. People said they made sure to come out in the masses this year, and the parades registered... more »
  • New Roads parades rolling today

    February 21, 2012 11:15 AM

    NEW ROADS - The state's oldest Mardi Gras parade outside of New Orleans will roll today in New Roads, with live coverage on WBTR. The New Roads Community Center Carnival parade rolls at 11 a.m. today, with the New Roads Lions Carnival parade to roll immediately afterward. You... more »
  • One dead after shooting at Plaquemine Parade

    February 19, 2012 3:51 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Police say one man was killed in a shooting at a Mardi Gras parade in Plaquemine in Iberville Parish. Now, detectives are looking for 25-year old Akeem Gailes. The victim was identified as 27-year old Dwayne Smith. Plaquemine police Capt. Kenny Payne said nobody else was injured in... more »
  • Mostly cloudy this afternoon and evening

    February 17, 2012 1:12 PM

    You can expect to see mostly cloudy skies through the afternoon and into the evening hours. The sun will be peaking out from time to time as well. We will warm up into the lower 70s today thanks to a little more sunshine breaking out. We will be mostly... 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 »
  • LSU Tiger Marching Band to take part in Rex parade

    February 15, 2012 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New Orleans' annual Mardi Gras celebration will once again have an LSU flare, as the LSU Tiger Marching Band, Golden Girls and Colorguard will perform as part of the 131st annual parade for Rex, King of Carnival. With a theme of "Lore of the Ancient Americas,"... more »
  • Parade Goers: We feel safe in BR

    February 10, 2012 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Parade goers in downtown Baton Rouge Friday night tell News 2 they felt safe enjoying the Mardi Gras atmosphere. Plenty of police presence for traffic and crowd control was spotted on corners, on mounted patrols and in the sky with the Baton Rouge Police helicopter as the... more »
  • Patricia Clarkson to lead Muses parade

    December 29, 2011 2:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Actress Patricia Clarkson has walked Hollywood red carpets and attended glamorous filmland parties. Now the New Orleans-born star of the 2010 thriller "Shutter Island" and the 2003 drama "Pieces of April" will step into a whimsical limelight as she leads the Carnival parade of the Krewe... more »
  • Veterans Day events held across area

    November 11, 2011 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State, federal and many city offices closed today as Veterans Day events were held across the capital area. Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke this morning at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park in Gonzales. The event begins a weekend-long celebration honoring veterans, which culminates with the... more »
  • ULL band headed for Macy's parade

    May 1, 2011 9:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE- The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's marching band has been selected as one of 10 bands in the 2012 version of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. It will be the second appearance for the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band, which made its Macy's debut in 2005.... more »
  • Man pitches proposal instead of beads in parade

    March 20, 2011 12:34 PM

    HOUMA, La.- It wasn't a set of beads that Laura Shelton got from a float rider in the recently ended Mardi Gras season. It was a marriage proposal. Her boyfriend Craig Rotzler, was riding on a float in the Krewe of Houmas parade on Fat Tuesday when he held... more »
  • Thousands celebrate St. Pat's Day at parade

    March 19, 2011 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- You could barely see where the thousands of people ended along the streets of Baton Rouge Saturday as folks young and old poured out of their homes to see the 26th annual Wearing of the Green parade. It's no secret securing beads is at the top of... more »
  • Top Brazilian samba group bounces back after fire

    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 »
  • Lundi Gras crowds jockey for prime spots on parade route

    March 7, 2011 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The stakeout started Monday for prime spots along the Mardi Gras parade route in New Orleans, with legions of Carnival die-hards jockeying for the best places to vie for beads when floats roll on Fat Tuesday. Along streets littered with beads and trash from Sunday night's... more »
  • Spanish Town Parade rolling early

    March 5, 2011 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Because of expected bad weather, organizers with the Spanish Town and Poseidon parades are moving up their start times. Bruce Childress with the Spanish Town parade said the parade will roll at 11:30 a.m., half an hour before the scheduled start time. The parade will follow... more »
  • Spanish Town, Poseidon rolling early because of weather

    March 4, 2011 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Because of expected bad weather Saturday, organizers with the Spanish Town and Poseidon parades are moving up their start times. Bruce Childress with the Spanish Town parade said they plan on rolling at least 15 minutes early of their planned start time noon Saturday because forecasts... more »
  • Threatening weather pushes up parade starts

    March 4, 2011 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The threat of bad weather on Friday prompts New Orleans to move up Mardi Gras parade starting times by a half-hour. The city says the Krewe of Hermes will begin at Napoleon and Magazine at 5:30 p.m. Le Krewe d'Etat will begin at Jefferson and Magazine... more »
  • Lacy March before Carnival

    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 »
  • ATC tickets nine for underage drinking during BR parades

    February 28, 2011 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Alcohol office says it found only nine underage drinkers at parades in Baton Rouge this weekend. ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert tells News 2 the small amount of minor-in-possession tickets issued could be credited to word of the look-out. News 2 went with agents last... more »
  • Larose loses Krewe of Babylon parade

    February 26, 2011 5:42 PM

    THIBODAUX, La.- The town of Larose is losing a Mardi Gras parade. Organizers tell The Daily Comet of Thibodaux that the Krewe of Babylon will not roll through Larose this Carnival season after years of financial problems. Babylon has been dissolved, according to Ashley Barrios, the most recent... more »
  • 10 food tips for parade watchers

    February 26, 2011 10:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Carnival season is upon us from Shreveport to New Orleans and Lake Charles to Monroe, bringing almost two weeks packed with parties and parades. Do you really think you can avoid all of the usual Mardi Gras food and drink? Probably not, but there are still ways... more »
  • Law enforcement ready to keep crime out of carnival

    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 »
  • Mystic Krewe of Mutts rolls through Baton Rouge

    February 17, 2011 9:57 AM

    A furry "pawrade" is coming to Baton Rouge this weekend. The Mystic Krewe of Mutts will roll through downtown Baton Rouge on February 20 at 1 p.m. This year's theme is "Hooray for Howl-y-wood." The Grand Marshal of the parade is Cane II, the mascot and namesake of... more »
  • BR Police could limit parades

    January 6, 2011 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say parade permits in Baton Rouge call for a limit of 75 entries, and they plan on enforcing that this Mardi Gras. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely says upcoming events will be cut off if they go well over that mark. He says some parades are allowed... more »
  • Organ donors to be honored on Rose Parade float

    December 9, 2010 7:38 PM

    GONZALES - When the Rose Parade rolls on News Years Day, millions will see the face of Gonzales resident Antonio Bennett. Bennett is one of 60 honorees being recognized for their contribution as organ donors. He died at the age of 20, and gave his organs, eyes and tissues for... more »
  • 2-year-old boy killed in New Orleans car shooting

    September 27, 2010 5:35 PM

    A gunman shot at a moving car and killed a 2-year-old boy in a parked car shortly after an afternoon foot parade had passed by, New Orleans police said. Investigators said Jeremy Galmon was shot in the face. He died Sunday at a hospital, according to Officer Garry Flot, a... more »
  • Couple shares wedding celebration with fellow Saints fans

    September 9, 2010 6:41 PM

    A huge party is underway in the Big Easy. It started early with tailgaters out in full force around the Superdome as the Saints take on the Minnesota Vikings tonight. Now, the kickoff celebration is in high gear. News 2 showed a live look at the first ever NFL... more »
  • NFL kicks off season New Orleans style

    September 9, 2010 1:19 PM

    WBRZ will be live in New Orleans as NFL opens the 2010 season with the Saints and Vikings in the Superdome. The pregame celebration begins with a Mardi Gras style parade in the French Quarter at 5:00 p.m. Jackson Square will be center stage for a concert featuring... more »

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