Mardi Gras

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, people walk past debris debris on Bourbon Street in the early morning of Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Mardi Gras produces fun-filled days of merriment, joy and the occasional hangover. It also produces a lot of garbage. But this year two New Orleans organizations aimed to change that with a pilot recycling project to collect cans, plastic bottles and that Mardi Gras accessory found hanging on fences, trees, and balconies: beads. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 14, 2018 - 5:04 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mardi Gras produces days of merriment, indulgence, a few hangovers — and a lot of garbage. Once the parades have passed and the beads have been thrown, the cleanup begins. This year two New Orleans organizations aimed to change things with a pilot recycling project to collect...
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A member of the Krewe of Zulu marches during their parade Mardi Gras day in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 14, 2018 - 1:49 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Families camped out from early morning to catch beads and stuffed animals thrown from float riders. Revelers took to the streets in elaborate or funny costumes evoking Marie Antoinette, President Donald Trump and glamorous vampires. And amused bystanders took in the chaotic scene...
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Crime scene technicians gather evidence next to a bullet-riddled red Nissan sedan with a homicide victim inside as New Orleans Police investigate after several people were shot, in the lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans on Mardi Gras night, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
February 14, 2018 - 12:50 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Police Department was investigating the shooting deaths of two men Tuesday night just a couple of miles from Mardi Gras activities earlier in the day. Police spokeswoman Ambria Washington said Tuesday night that five people were shot, two fatally, before driving...
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A man walks with his dog during the Society de Sainte Anne parade, on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 14, 2018 - 12:21 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Families camped out from early morning to catch beads and stuffed animals thrown from float riders. Revelers took to the streets in elaborate or funny costumes evoking Marie Antoinette, President Donald Trump and glamorous vampires. And amused bystanders took in the chaotic scene...
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A member of the walking club Mondo Kayo revels as they march and dance down the route of the Krewe of Zulu parade on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 14, 2018 - 12:10 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Mardi Gras (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The party is over in New Orleans as Mardi Gras comes to a close. Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, for many Christians a period of reflection or fasting ahead of Easter. On Fat Tuesday, the last day of revelry, thousands...
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February 05, 2018 - 10:46 am
JEANERETTE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting at a Mardi Gras parade has killed one man and hospitalized another in southern Louisiana. Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj. Wendell Raborn tells The Daily Iberian the shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Krewe of Ezana's annual...
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A group of women pose with a sign on Royal Street in the French Quarter on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, as the two big weekends ahead of Mardi Gras kick off in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Stacey Plaisance)
February 03, 2018 - 1:26 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mardi Gras season is kicking into high gear with a slew of major parades throughout New Orleans. Parade-goers took to the streets Friday to watch the Krewe of Cork pay homage to wine in the French Quarter and the first parades that pass along the city's famed St. Charles Ave...
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The ladies in waiting of the royal court of the Krewe of Little Rascals walk for the audience during their Mardi Gras Ball in Kenner, La., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. The more than 200 kids riding in Sunday’s Mardi Gras parade participated in a glitzy ball held in their honor. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 28, 2018 - 11:12 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A red wagon decorated as a shrimp boat with nets extending out from either side carried a waving 2-year-old dressed as a shellfish being pulled by his parents who wore white rubber shrimping boots. The family was among more than 100 revelers marching through the streets of New...
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The ladies in waiting of the royal court of the Krewe of Little Rascals walk for the audience during their Mardi Gras Ball in Kenner, La., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. The more than 200 kids riding in Sunday’s Mardi Gras parade participated in a glitzy ball held in their honor. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 28, 2018 - 4:44 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A red wagon decorated as a shrimp boat with nets extending out from either side carried a waving 2-year-old dressed as a shellfish being pulled by his parents who wore white rubber shrimping boots. The family was among more than 100 revelers marching through the streets of New...
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January 12, 2018 - 2:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man jailed after drunkenly plowing his pickup truck into a crowd of New Orleans parade-goers last year faces roughly three more years behind bars. Neilson Rizzuto, 26, was sentenced Friday for the accident that injured more than 30 people along the route of the popular Endymion...
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