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Louisiana celebrates Mardi Gras in a variety of ways


It is Fat Tuesday, a day filled with Mardi Gras parades and celebrations that are centuries old. New Roads native Brian Cosetllo recently wrote a new book called “Carnival in Louisiana: Celebrating Mardi Gras from the French Quarter to the Red River.” He says everyone is... Read more
Mardi Gras

Thousands throng to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday celebrations


The streets of New Orleans will be filled Tuesday with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads. Tuesday marks the culmination of the Carnival season, which started Jan. 6.  Read more...
Botched Robbery

Police: man tries to rob store, puts down gun, buys stuff


Louisiana authorities say a man who tried to hold a store up at gunpoint abandoned the effort, made a purchase and left — but was still arrested later. Read more...
AH-CHOO!

Warm winter means allergy season arrives early


Allergy season is in full swing a little early this year, and experts say because Louisiana had such a mild winter, there never really was a low pollen period. Read more...
Obamacare

Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts


President Donald Trump declared Monday that "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated." Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans, who face mounting pressure to scrap the law even as problems grow longer and knottier. Read more...
Parade Safety

Police: Too soon to talk about new parade safety rules


It's too soon to discuss whether new safety rules will be established after a man accused of driving drunk plowed into a Mardi Gras parade crowd, a New Orleans police spokesman said Monday. Read more...
Stabbing Death

NOPD investigates homicide on Columbus St.


The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a stabbing death that happened shortly before 9:00 Mondays morning in the 1700 block of Columbus Street. Read more...
Endymion Crash

Punishment for the Endymion crash could be stiff


Although 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto will have the chance to defend himself in court, it appears he could be facing many years in jail for the crash during the Endymion parade that injured dozens of revelers. Read more...
Vehicle Crash

Driver crashes into Donaldsonville home, causes fire


Authorities say a driver is in custody after crashing into a home, causing it to burst into flames in Donaldsonville.  It's reported that Ascension Parish Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bobby Webre says a deputy had tried to stop the driver Sunday evening ...Read more
Fall From Float

Man injured after falling from float during parade


Police say a man fell off a float and injured himself near the end of a parade in New Orleans.  
It's reported that New Orleans Police say the man was riding in the Krewe of Thoth parade around 5:10 p.m. Sunday.   Read more...
Demand Is On

Crawfish are in demand right during Mardi Gras


Mardi Gras brings out Crawfish lovers and it's right around this time that people start breaking out the boiling pots, that is if you boiling them yourself.  One expert says it's about supply and demand around this time of the season.  Read more...

 
A Lot Of Work

Craziness of Carnival is also a lot of work


Most folks think Mardi Gras is nothing but a non-stop party.  But, of course, it's big business in New Orleans. And, that means a lot of effort goes into making the event a success. Carnival season is not all fun and games for a lot of locals.  Read more...

 
Zulu-Lundi Gras

Zulu parties for Lundi Gras at Woldenberg Park


Zulu gets Lundi Gras started with their annual party in Woldenberg Park. King Zulu, Adonis C. Expose, along with his queen, Donna Glapion, provide the climax of the celebration when they arrive at 5:00 p.m.  Read more...

 
Parade Crash

Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level nearly triple limit


The driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. He's... Read more
Wet then Hot

Rainy Lundi Gras, near record hot Mardi Gras


It looks like a rainy Lundi Gras and record warm Mardi Gras on tap. "A cold front is stalled NW of our area and breezy SE winds are ushering in more moisture over us today," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum explained. "This will lead to... Read more
Bond Set

Bond set for suspect in Mardi Gras parade crash


The man suspected of plowing into a crowd of Mardi Gras revelers while intoxicated is being held on $125,000 bond.  It's reported that Commissioner Robert Blackburn set bond for Neilson Rizzuto on Sunday afternoon.  Read more...

 
BAC .232

Police say suspect had BAC of almost 3 times the legal limit


New Orleans police say the man who plowed into a number of people on the Endymion parade route with a pickup truck, had a blood alcohol of .232 percent, nearly three times the legal limit. Read more... 


 
Sexual Assault

Tulane student sexually assaulted near campus


Police are investigating the sexual assault of a Tulane student near the campus Saturday night. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. Campus police says a female student was walking on Broadway toward Claiborne when a man approached her from behind.  Read more...
Shooting Death

Transgender woman killed in New Orleans East


New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal shooting outside a shopping center in New Orleans East. It happened about 8:30 p.m. Saturday night in the 4300 block of Downman Road. Seventh District officers responded to a call of a victim down at that location.  Read more...
Court Closure

New Orleans' criminal court house closing for lead abatement


New Orleans' criminal courthouse will be closed until March 6 as crews remove dangerous lead-based paint from the building's first floor. The building was scheduled to be closed Monday through Wednesday for the Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday holidays.  Read more...
State Park Fees

Louisiana state park entrance fees, cabin costs edging up


The cost to enjoy Louisiana's state parks is going up a bit. The Office of State Parks announced it is raising entrance fees and camping and cabin charges on March 1. Also, sales taxes now will be charged on the fees. The entrance charge for state parks will increase from $2 per person to $3.  Read more...
Crash Suspect

Suspect in Endymion parade crash identified


New Orleans police have identified the suspect in the Saturday night crash along the Endymion parade that injured 32 people. Police say 25-year-old Nielson Rizzuto was taken into custody immediately after the incident.  Read more... 
Body Identified

Remains identified as man who went missing during Isaac


Remains found in a wooded area of St. Charles Parish in November belong to an elderly man who went missing during Hurricane Isaac. Read more...
Parade Shooting

NOPD: Man shot on Uptown parade route


The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting on the Uptown parade route. Police say someone fired a gun from inside a portable toilet. Read more...
Rome Trip Cost

Governor's Rome trip cost state $15,000 for security detail


Gov. John Bel Edwards' trip to meet the Pope in Rome cost taxpayers $15,000 for his state police security detail. Edwards personally paid travel costs for him and his wife for the weeklong trip in January. But expenses for the governor's bodyguards were billed to the State Police.  Read more...
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Westbrook scores 41 in triple-double as Thunder top Pelicans


Russell Westbrook scored 41 points in his 29th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-110 on Sunday night.  Westbrook had 21 points in the fourth quarter. Read more...

Barnes, Nowitzki lead Mavericks past Pelicans 96-83


Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and nine rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks ended a three-game losing streak by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 96-83 on Saturday night. The Pelicans fell to 0-2 since trading for DeMarcus Cousins.  Read more...

Poche nearly throws back-to-back no-hitters


Johnny Vander Meer is famous because he's the only pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw back-to-back no hitters. Well, LSU senior lefty Jared Poche' nearly became a household name across the country, because he was three outs away from accomplishing the same feat.  Read more...

LSU hoops sets new record for consecutive losses, fall 82-80 to UGA


Even an early morning hospital visit couldn't stop J.J. Frazier. Frazier scored 29 points, including two free throws with 1.6 seconds remaining that lifted Georgia to an 82-80 win over Louisiana State...Read more

Alex Lange fans 12, LSU defeats Maryland 6-1 in series opener


On a night when aces dominated around the Southeastern Conference, Alex Lange made a compelling case to being the nastiest of the bunch. The right-hander struck out 12 — one off his career high — over six innings of one-run ball and Mike Papierski belted a... Read more

Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut


The Boogie-and-Brow era in New Orleans is off to a highly inauspicious start. The Pelicans' tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis was no match for the surging Houston Rockets on Thursday night.  Read more...
 

Ticket sales surge for Pelicans


The New Orleans Pelicans made big news this week, and it appears the excitement has carried over to a rush on ticket sales. Read more...

Johnson, Auburn drop LSU to 14th straight loss, 98-75


Ronnie Johnson scored 17 points and Auburn snapped a three-game skid with a 98-75 victory over reeling LSU on Tuesday night. Read more...

Steve: 5 games in 6 days for LSU baseball


Baseball season for LSU is off and running.  The Tigers went 3-0 opening weekend and don't get to ease into things as they must now must deal with 5 games in the next 6 days. Read More

LSU Basketball can tie a 50 year record tonight... for losses


LSU is on the verge of history heading into Tuesday night’s 6 p.m. tipoff against Auburn. Unfortunately for the hosts, it’s the wrong side of history. Johnny Jones’ Tigers (9-17, 1-13 SEC) have dropped 13 in a row, one short of tying the school record set 50 years ago. Read more...
 
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