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  • Mardi Gras debauchery gives way to Lent

    February 13, 2013 8:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The glitz and glamour of Mardi Gras has ended, with thousands of costumed revelers preparing to give up the Carnival season's celebrations for the start of Lent on Wednesday. Churches around largely Catholic south Louisiana scheduled Masses at which priests would dot or cross the foreheads of... more »
  • Revelers get soaked chasing chickens, traditions Play Video

    February 12, 2013 2:10 PM

    MAMOU - Mardi Gras revelers in Evangeline Parish ditched big floats and sidewalks for muddy fields and horses today, part of a tradition that's as old as Cajun country itself. The costumed riders traveled around the area to people's homes before ending at the site of the annual chicken... more »
  • Police warn hoops revelers to watch their step

    April 2, 2012 2:34 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky.- Police are forcefully warning Kentucky fans that a repeat of the dangerous weekend celebrations won't be tolerated for the game to decide college basketball's national champion. Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin said some revelers Saturday night acted in a "dangerous and criminal" way in setting fires and damaging... more »
  • Mardi Gras party under way in New Orleans

    February 16, 2010 9:27 AM

    Despite chilly temperatures the big pre-Lenten party in New Orleans is getting hot. Along historic St.Charles Avenue, revelers stacked ladders, chairs, and roped off areas to watch Mardi Gras festivities. Fat Tuesday morning kicked off with Pete Fountain's "Half Fast Walking Club," which is celebrating its 50th year... more »

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