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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
September 6, 2010 12:35 PM
New Orleans police say there haven't been any arrests in a shooting that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured four other people after a walking parade had passed. Orleans Parish Coroner's Chief Investigator John Gagliano (GAG-lee-ANN'-oh) tells The Times-Picayune that Kaamila Muhammad was shot in the head. A news release... more »
July 5, 2010 7:23 AM
Police say a 60-year-old Iowa woman has died of her injuries after two startled horses bolted during a Fourth of July parade and galloped through the streets pulling a wagon for several blocks. Bellevue police say the woman died Sunday evening at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.... more »
July 4, 2010 3:21 PM
Hospital officials say more than a dozen people have been injured at a Fourth of July parade in eastern Iowa after two horses pulling a carriage got spooked and ran out of control along the parade route.
Carol Dietzel, house supervisor at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, says 10 patients were... more »
May 31, 2010 2:44 PM
Police in Ohio say a car driven by a World War II veteran went off the road and struck five people lined up for a Memorial Day parade.
Authorities say 84-year-old Everett Cole's vehicle rolled over and hit a tree in front of a house in West Chester, about... more »
April 29, 2010 9:04 AM
Higher rentals on viewing spots for Mardi Gras parades may help Shreveport shore up the city budget. The Shreveport City Council's public safety committee passed a proposal that would increase the price of rented viewing locations along a parade route. Currently, the city charges $10 to $20 each, but if... more »
March 13, 2010 5:53 PM
Thousands crowded the streets for the 25th annual Wearin' of the Green parade in Baton Rouge. The Irish tradition aims to bring the city together to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
"It's a beautiful day, there are those that are here that are just absolutely enjoying their Irish heritage I... more »
March 9, 2010 1:58 PM
Opelousas is planning a parade Saturday to honor hometown hero and New Orleans Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson.
Henderson had seven catches for 63 yards in the Super Bowl win over Indianapolis.
Officials say Henderson's time in Opelousas will be limited because he has other events scheduled both... more »
February 26, 2010 10:52 AM
Several roads will be closed Saturday in Port Allen in preparation for the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl victory parade. State Police say plans are in place to close the following roadways shortly after 1:30 p.m.: · Interstate 10 eastbound exit ramp to LA 1 - traffic will only be... more »
February 24, 2010 10:52 PM
The smallest parish in Louisiana is throwing a big parade.
A parade honoring the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints rolls through Port Allen Saturday at 1 p.m. It starts at Rivault Park and ends at City Hall.
The city expects a crowd of nearly 100,000 people.
... more »
February 24, 2010 7:12 AM
Port Allen officials are gearing up for as many as 100,000 people to descend on the city for Saturday's 1 p.m. parade in honor of the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl XLIV victory in Miami. Police Chief Fred Smith says West Baton Rouge natives and Saints cornerbacks Tracy Porter and... more »
February 16, 2010 9:54 PM
Mayor Derek Lewis says a parade is set to celebrate Saints players and West Baton Rouge Parish natives, Tracy Porter and Randall Gay. The parade will be on February 27 and begins at 1 p.m. The three-mile parade will start at Rivault Park on Jefferson Avenue. It will turn left... more »