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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 »

Truck Plows Into Crowd at Mardi Gras, Injures 28

DWI suspected: cops

(Newser) - 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, reports the AP . Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. Harrison said... More »

4 Hurt in Bourbon St. Shooting

One critically; police investigate as Mardi Gras partying quickly resumes

(Newser) - Gunshots and then screams erupted in a French Quarter crowd celebrating the countdown to Mardi Gras, and police who released a bystander's video footage early today said four people had been wounded in the Bourbon Street shooting after an argument involving revelers. Authorities did not immediately say if any... More »

Saints Afterglow Warms Chilly Mardi Gras

Traditional Fat Tuesday festivities more Super than usual

(Newser) - The fleur-de-lis symbol of the hometown Saints was much in evidence during New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebrations, which, despite what the Times-Picayune describes as “artic air,” were even merrier than ever as the Big Easy continued to fete the NFL team’s Super Bowl victory. Indeed, one reveler... 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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