Mardi Gras

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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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 13, 2018 - 10:20 pm
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 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 13, 2018 - 8:37 pm
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 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 13, 2018 - 5:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers thronged Mardi Gras festivities, many yelling "throw me something, Mister!" in the universal call to float riders who tossed them coveted beads and trinkets on Tuesday's raucous finale to Carnival season in New Orleans. The 300th anniversary of this...
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Float riders toss trinkets as the Krewe of Orpheus rolls in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 13, 2018 - 11:16 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers descended on New Orleans streets for parades and rowdy fun as Mardi Gras capped the Carnival season in a city with a celebration of its own, its 300th anniversary. The anniversary of this Louisiana port city will feature prominently in Fat Tuesday's...
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Float riders toss trinkets as the Krewe of Orpheus rolls in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 13, 2018 - 10:36 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers are expected on New Orleans streets for parades and rowdy fun as Mardi Gras caps the Carnival season in a city with a celebration of its own, its 300th anniversary. The anniversary of this Louisiana port city will feature prominently in Fat Tuesday's...
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February 13, 2018 - 9:13 am
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania bakeries are putting the "fat" in the region's Fat Tuesday tradition, with the annual pre-Lenten fried treats called fasnachts. It's Fasnacht Day for many central Pennsylvania communities. The doughnut-like fried cakes have been made by German settlers and their...
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Float riders toss beads during the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 28, 2017 - 12:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 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 marks the culmination of the Carnival season, which started Jan. 6. Mardi Gras is "the one...
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Neilson Rizutto is seen in an undated photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, identifying Rizutto as the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade Saturday in New Orleans while intoxicated. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)
February 27, 2017 - 3:58 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 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 being...
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Police stand next to a pickup truck that slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, coming to a stop against a dump truck, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 25, 2017 - 10:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 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 Orleans, police said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect is being investigated for driving while...
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