Fat Tuesday

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Mardi Gras Parade Marred by 'Tragic Accident'

Car mows into Ala. marching band, injuring a dozen or so youngsters, several critically

(Newser) - Police in the Alabama beach town of Gulf Shores say a car participating in the city's Fat Tuesday parade accidentally plowed into a marching band, leaving around a dozen young people injured; an earlier AP report says 11 were hurt, with three critically injured, while CNN puts the number... More »

Can't Make It to Mardi Gras? Try ParadeCam

Well, usually it's StreetcarCam, but come Carnival season...

(Newser) - For all those who can't make it down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year, the Times-Picayune has a solution: ParadeCam. Most of the year the camera that films the intersection of Napoleon Street and St. Charles Avenue is called StreetcarCam, but come Fat Tuesday...voila, a remote feed... More »

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