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Police: Gangs, arguments prompted Mardi Gras shootings

Gang enmity was behind the bloodiest of three shootings on Mardi Gras, while arguments among acquaintances touched off two earlier shootings, New Orleans’ police chief said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 8:15 p.m.

Costumes, beads and music: Mardi Gras comes to a close

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 …


Not just a drunken revelry: Mardi Gras for kids as well

The family was among more than 100 revelers marching through the streets of New Orleans on Jan. 20 in the Krewe of Confetti Kids parade – one of the many …


Tons of Mardi Gras beads down the drains in New Orleans

Let the good times roll – just not into New Orleans’ storm drains.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

11 injured during Mardi Gras parade in Alabama

Police in the Alabama beach town of Gulf Shores say a car participating in the city’s Fat Tuesday parade accidentally plowed into a band, leaving three young people in critical …


Mardi Gras: ‘One time of year people can act like fools’

The streets of New Orleans are filled with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads. Tuesday …


Mardi Gras crash suspect’s alcohol level 3 times legal limit

NEW ORLEANS – The man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New …


Party hearty

Marcellus Kennedy lights up when he talks about Cajun food. “My great-grandmother tells me stories about growing up in Louisiana. Her great-grandmother was a slave and used to cook Cajun …


Shots fired at Mardi Gras parade

NEW ORLEANS – A Mardi Gras parade erupted into chaos on Fat Tuesday when a series of gunshots struck seven people, including a toddler. The child was not seriously injured …