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February 13, 2018 - 10:14 am
(WWL.com) Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is celebrating Mardi Gras, he’s just not in Louisiana. He’s helping to promote Louisiana’s new travel tourism slogan “Louisiana: Feed Your Soul.” The new brand is being promoted in several states, including the nation’s capital. "I'll be in Washington D.C...
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Jim Hanzo
February 13, 2018 - 9:21 am
Mardi Gras starts out cool, but temps will reach the middle 60s. Skies will remain cloudy and there is a 20 percent chance for some afternoon showers. "A couple of stray showers not out of the question for this afternoon but not a high rain chance by any means," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra...
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Chris Miller
February 12, 2018 - 2:41 pm
The Krewe of Orpheus celebrates a milestone tonight in New Orleans: it's 25th parade since it debuted as the city's newest super-krewe in 1994. Krewe co-founder Harry Connick Jr. will be joined this year by comedian and actor Keegan-Michael Key and actress Jaimie Alexander as celebrity participants...
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David Blake
February 12, 2018 - 12:09 pm
There's nothing like having the King of Carnival drop by for a visit. That's exactly what happened on WWL First News this morning with Tommy Tucker. This year, Rex is 65-year-old Lynes Sloss who goes by his nickname "Poco." Rex the King of Carnival (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors.media_displays...
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February 12, 2018 - 9:28 am
(WWL.com) Governor John Bel Edwards and State Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson are in Washington to discuss infrastructure plans with the Trump Administration. Reports indicate the President could soon unveil a massive new infrastructure spending plan. Wilson says today’s roundtable discussion...
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February 12, 2018 - 8:58 am
(AP) - A Louisiana woman discovered a big surprise while checking her tickets for recent Louisiana Lotto drawings: She held the sole winning ticket for the Jan. 20 jackpot worth $525,000. Lottery officials say 83-year-old Josephine Prendergast, of Gonzales, after reading and checking the numbers,...
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Chris Miller
February 12, 2018 - 7:25 am
It's the day before Fat Tuesday -- time for a big party on the river before tonight's parades. Rebirth Brass Brand, Amanda Shaw, and many more will be performing in Woldenberg Park at the Zulu Lundi Gras festival. The party starts at 10:00 a.m. and the Zulu king and queen arrive at 5:00 p.m. Follow...
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Don Ames
February 12, 2018 - 6:35 am
Kenner's Rivertown Lundi Gras Celebration kicks off this morning. They've been doing this fro some time, now. "This our 20th year of the Lundi Gras celebration when the courts come to meet us...the Royal Court of Argus and the Royal Court of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club of New Orleans."...
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