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  • 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 »
  • Warrants obtained for men involved in Thibodaux parade shooting

    February 1, 2016 6:28 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police have announced warrants will be obtained in connection with a shooting that took place during the first parade of the Carnival season in Thibodaux on Sunday. 20-year-old Ryan Harris and 33-year-old Quincy Johnson, both of Napoleonville, were the two men involved in the shooting, according to... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • St. Martinville club files suit over parade

    January 23, 2016 1:58 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. - 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... 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 celebrates David Bowie with second line parade

    January 17, 2016 4:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Arcade Fire and Preservation Hall Jazz Band held a second line parade Saturday in New Orleans to memorialize music and fashion icon David Bowie. Multiple media outlets report that hundreds of fans, many of who came dressed in their best Bowie outfits, marched with the bands performing... 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 »
  • South Baton Rouge Christmas parade set for Dec. 5

    November 30, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council member Tara Wicker said she wants this year's South Baton Rouge Christmas Parade to bring hope to many families in the area. The parade, themed "A Christmas of Hope," is set for Dec. 5 starting at 10 a.m. It begins and ends at McKinley... more »
  • Royals fans turn Kansas City blue

    November 3, 2015 1:39 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City is turning blue as Royals fans line up to watch the World Series championship team parade. Forty-eight-year-old Kansas City native Steve Spencer marveled at the crowd as he joined the masses walking toward the city's Union Station. Recalling the years of losing seasons, he... more »
  • BR Halloween Parade moves start time to 9:30 a.m.

    October 30, 2015 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Halloween Parade start time has been moved up due to weekend weather concerns. The parade will now begin at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Baton Rouge. Festival organizers met with local weather experts, BRPD and the mayor's office before making the final decision to move the... more »
  • DA says Oklahoma parade deaths seem intentional

    October 26, 2015 5:23 PM

    STILLWATER, Okla. - A prosecutor says it appears that a woman accused of driving her car into a homecoming parade near Oklahoma State University did so "purposely." Payne County District Attorney Laura Thomas said Monday that the evidence suggests that the deaths of four people during Saturday's parade were "an... more »
  • 2-year-old is 4th victim to die in OSU parade crash

    October 24, 2015 2:37 PM

    STILLWATER, Okla. - Hospital officials say a 2-year-old has become the fourth person to die after a woman suspected of driving under the influence plowed into an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade crowd. The child's death was reported Saturday evening in a news release from OU Medical Center and The... more »
  • McComb raises cost to march in Christmas parade

    September 26, 2015 2:28 PM

    MCCOMB, Miss. - The joy of Christmas may be priceless, but marching in the McComb Christmas parade will cost participants $30. In a debate that exuded little of the happiness usually associated with the holiday, McComb's mayor and Board of Selectmen have agreed to raise the fee for units to... more »
  • Mckinley Senior High Homecoming Play Video

    September 17, 2015 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Mckinley Senior High is the oldest high school established for African-Americans in Louisiana. Former faculty, staff and students are getting ready to travel back to the school to celebrate its homecoming celebration. This year the school will be kicking off homecoming week with a parade prior to the... more »
  • NYC celebrates Women's World Cup winners with parade

    July 10, 2015 12:42 PM

    NEW YORK - Throngs of young girls and other fans of the U.S. women's soccer team have turned out early for a parade celebrating its Women's World Cup victory. The parade-goers started gathering at 3:30 a.m. Friday along the Canyon of Heroes, a stretch of Broadway where the nation's largest... more »
  • Kenilworth Independence Day Parade Play Video

    June 29, 2015 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The 43rd annual Kenilworth Independence Day Parade is coming up this week. This morning, Aaron Keating stopped by 2une In to tell News 2's Kylie Dixon more about the celebration. The parade is a special event for Baton Rouge residents. It's one of Louisiana's largest 4th of... more »
  • 2 years after gunfire, a Mother's Day tradition rolls on

    May 8, 2015 1:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A neighborhood parade club in New Orleans will march again in New Orleans on Mother's Day, undaunted by the memory of a mass shooting that brought a bloody end to their procession two years ago. Nobody was killed that day. But 20 people were injured after two... more »
  • Thousands celebrate 30 years of Wearin' of the Green parade

    March 14, 2015 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's all about tradition for some people who were at the Wearin' of the Green parade. The year 2015 marks 30 years the parade has been around and for Mary Henry, that's 30 years she's been in attendance. "It is very family oriented. I love... more »
  • Locals stock up for St. Patrick's Day parade Play Video

    March 13, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bars and businesses are stocking up on beer and beads for the parade on Saturday. Bars like Ivar's along the route say they've been making additional changes for the parade since Halloween to make more room for customers during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. ... more »
  • Celebrating 30 years of Wearin' Green Play Video

    March 13, 2015 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Preparations are underway for Baton Rouge's annual Wearin' of the Green Parade. It will hit the streets of the Capital City Saturday morning for the 30th time. Over time, it has grown from a trailer with some hay and a few hundred parade-goers to 150,000 people... 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 »
  • St. Patty's Day Parade preps underway Play Video

    March 12, 2015 6:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge is going green, getting ready for the 30th annual "Wearin' of the Green" St. Patrick's Day Parade. Barricades already line sections of the parade route as residents and business owners get ready for the big day. The parade draws crowds of people to the... more »
  • Officials update condition of injured Metairie parade riders

    February 17, 2015 2:11 PM

    METAIRIE - The Jefferson Parish sheriff's spokesman says two riders fell from different floats during a Mardi Gras parade in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie. Col. John Fortunato says a 24-year-old Metairie man has improved to stable condition and a 23-year-old woman from Lacombe is expected to be treated... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Spanish Town parade masked in pink for Valentine's Day Play Video

    February 14, 2015 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Spanish Town parade painted downtown Baton Rouge pink Saturday in honor of Valentine's Day. The theme this year was "St. Valentine's Day Masquerade." One popular attraction was the "50 Shades of Pinks" float paying tribute to the popular movie "50 Shades of Grey." Other floats... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Boston postpones Super Bowl parade after heavy snow

    February 2, 2015 5:27 PM

    CAMBRIDGE, MA - Boston is postponing its victory parade for the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots because of heavy snowfall. Mayor Marty Walsh said late Monday that the city will delay the celebration until Wednesday morning. The city had announced earlier that the downtown parade would take place Tuesday. Walsh... more »
  • Krewe of Artemis rolls Friday Play Video

    February 2, 2015 7:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge's first and only all-female Carnival krewe is preparing to roll! The Krewe of Artemis will roll through downtown Friday night. The parade begins at 7:00 pm.. Friday night. You can find a map of the route on the Krewe of Artemis website . ... more »
  • 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 »

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