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High-speed parade cleanup is a Mardi Gras miracle.

Over 600 trash eradicators will chase Endymion on Saturday .

- Times-Picayune - US

How much do Mardi Gras flambeaux actually make?.

A look at the economics of Mardi Gras' keepers of the light.

- Times-Picayune - US

Another Republican Lawmaker Just Faced Hundreds of Angry Constituents.

Zoë CarpenterSenator Bill Cassidy endured jeers, boos, and tough questions during town halls in Louisiana this week.

- The Nation - US

1 victim in shooting at Canal Street and North Claiborne Avenue.

The shooting occurred late Friday , according to the NOPD.

- Times-Picayune - US

1 injured in N. Prieur Street shooting: NOPD.

One person was injured in a shooting late Friday in the 200 block of North Prieur Street, New Orleans police said.

- Times-Picayune - US

Jodie Foster and Michael J Fox lead anti-Trump protest.

"It's time to show up", Hollywood star says at impassioned pre-Oscars rally in LA.

- BBC - UK

WATCH: Leftist Protesters at GOP Town Hall Lose Their Minds During Opening Prayer.

Republican Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy's town hall on Wednesday got off to a raucous start when state chaplain Michael Sprague opened the meeting with a prayer.

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3 years in prison for ex-day car owner in hot vehicle death.

BATON ROUGE, La. — A former Louisiana day care owner will serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to a negligent homicide charge arising from the death of a toddler left in a hot van.

- Billings Gazette - US

The destructive life of a Mardi Gras bead.

Shiny, colorful bead necklaces, also known as throws,' are now synonymous with Mardi Gras. Even if you've never been to the Carnival celebrations, you probably know the typical scene that plays out on New Orleans' Bourbon Street every year: Revelers line up along the parade route to collect beads tossed from floats. Many ...

- The Conversation - UK

Winners and losers from Louisiana Legislature's 2017 special session.

In budget negotiations, everyone can't always get what they want

- Times-Picayune - US

Human remains ID'd as 92-year-old man who 'wandered off' in Hurricane Isaac: St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Antoine Edmund Sr., 92, was reported missing in Boutte on Aug. 29, 2012, as Hurricane Isaac hit southern Louisiana, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

- Times-Picayune - US

White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

The Justice Department has policies in place to limit communications between the White House and the FBI about pending investigations.

- Times-Picayune - US

Congress probing August flood FEMA trailers, 'shelter at home' costs

The death of an 84-year-old man in a FEMA trailer helped spark the investigation by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

- Times-Picayune - US

4 arrested in 2016 slaying of Ponchatoula teen: report

Christopher Franklin, 19, was shot in a dispute involving drugs and money, police say.

- Times-Picayune - US

Coroner IDs man killed in Gentilly shooting Thursday

Keron Archie, 27, has been identified by the Orleans Parish coroner as the man killed in a shooting Thursday night in Gentilly.

- Times-Picayune - US

Hahnville High poem brings police to campus: report

The poem was part of a Black History Month presentation.

- Times-Picayune - US

Crimes reported in St. John Parish declined 24 percent in 2016

The number of burglaries drop 70 percent.

- Times-Picayune - US

Trump blasts the media, anonymous sources, at CPAC

He did so just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed.

- Times-Picayune - US

New Orleans jail inmate found dead showed signs of 'drug or medication-related' death, coroner says

Colby Crawford suffered "significant pulmonary edema and nasal frothing," said Dr. Jeffrey Rouse.

- Times-Picayune - US

Probation forfeited by woman culpable in Uptown armed robbery

Defendant Tabitha Sholar, once spared the decades in prison given her co-defendants, has her probation revoked by Judge Karen Herman after failing to comply with its terms.

- Times-Picayune - US

Officers get pep talk in advance of Mardi Gras weekend

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson urged officers to remember basic safety practices while doing their jobs.

- Times-Picayune - US

Kansas bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country': witness

The shooting swiftly stoked fears about the treatment of immigrants.

- Times-Picayune - US

Man booked with 500 counts of possessing child pornography: FBI

John David Montz appeared in Orleans Parish court Thursday, where his bond was set at $50,000: $100 for each count.

- Times-Picayune - US

Is Starbucks putting too much politics in its lattes?

The Starbucks' brand has taken a hit since the company decided to protest President Donald Trump's travel ban with the announcement of plans to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide in the next five years.

- Times-Picayune - US

From Canal Street to Bywater, 4 robberies, 1 carjacking, victims pepper sprayed, Tasered: NOPD

The New Orleans Police Department has not indicated whether the robberies are connected.

- Times-Picayune - US

Iris, Tucks, Endymion parade forecast: Cool, sunny, no rain

Between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., temperatures will be between 62 degrees and 68 degrees.

- Times-Picayune - US

New Orleans' criminal courthouse closing next week for lead paint removal

The courthouse at Tulane and Broad is expected to reopen for full operations March 6.

- Times-Picayune - US

Trooper injured when vehicle rams his patrol car at Slidell wreck scene

Third time this year that a North Shore trooper has been hurt in on-duty traffic wreck

- Times-Picayune - US

4 men accused of spending spree with counterfeit credit cards

Group bought thousands of dollars in shoes, clothing, sports equipment, authorities say

- Times-Picayune - US

85 percent of Louisiana's population in recovery from natural disasters

Women, children seen as especially vulnerable

- Times-Picayune - US

Mardi Gras King Argus Elie Khoury: 'Give a good show, lots of throws'

The Mystic Krewe of Argus rolls Fat Tuesday through Metairie

- Times-Picayune - US

See Mardi Gras' high-speed parade cleanup crew in action: Video

In 2016, the sanitation team removed 940 tons of debris.

- Times-Picayune - US

Jefferson man sentenced to 20 years as habitual offender following purse snatching conviction

This was the second time Fitch was found guilty of snatching a woman's purse. In 2013, he grabbed a 55-year-old woman's purse as she left a Houma business.

- Times-Picayune - US

Rep. Steve Scalise fields a protest-free town hall over the phone

The phone-in method was a departure from some of his GOP colleagues this week who have clashed with crowds angry over the Trump administration's aggressive roll out of some of his campaign promises.

- Times-Picayune - US

August flood contractor fraud case grows to more than 90 charges

Morris, 39, owner of Complete Construction Contractors, was picked up for a third time Wednesday . This time it was the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office making the arrest. Authorities there charged him with more than three dozen counts of fraud-related crimes.

- Times-Picayune - US

Will it be a rainy Mardi Gras? Jury is still out, but it will be warm

The Mardi Gras Day high is forecast to be a humid 80 degrees.

- Times-Picayune - US

Seaside could evolve from Port Marigny plan, expert warns

Port Marigny opponents bring in Florida land use expert to evaluate Mandeville project.

- Times-Picayune - US

New book aims to make 'All Lives Matter' more than a snarky response to 'Black Lives Matter'

Two evangelical clergy try to rescue the phrase "All Lives Matter."

- Times-Picayune - US

Board of Regents nixes tougher requirements for TOPS

College students will continue to remain eligible for the award if they complete 24 hours of credits per year.

- Times-Picayune - US

Crowd erupts in anger when GOP senator shows up late to town hall then tries to stall with group prayer

Republican Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy faced an angry crowd at a town hall meeting in Metairie on Wednesday when he showed up late and then tried to have the crowd participate in a group prayer. “Pray on your own time!” shouted one angry constituent, according to “This is...

- The Raw Story - US

Hotspot of the week: New Orleans

New Orleans rocks all year round but its legendary Mardi Gras pumps up the volume so high you might need another break to recover.

- Stuff - NZ

Police probe cyberattack claims of pro-Beijing Hong Kong newspaper

Hong Kong police are investigating claims after Chinese-language Sing Pao Daily News issued its second statement in four days, this time over a large amount of nuisance phone calls and virus-laden emails directed at certain employees. This followed complaints on Tuesday that suspicious individuals were spotted hanging ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Life expectancy is going up everywhere except in the U.S.

The U.S. has high rates of obesity, homicide and infant mortality, which drags down our average.

- Times-Picayune - US

Bill Cosby trial: Only 2 accusers can testify, judge rules

Prosecutors cannot call 13 women to try to show that the 79-year-old comedian has a history of similar "bad acts.

- Times-Picayune - US

Your complete 2017 Mardi Gras party guide

Plan your party prep now — Mardi Gras is Tuesday. While many parades or public celebrations will be taking place in some major cities across the country, you don't have to be on Bourbon Street in New Orleans to celebrate this raucous holiday. Invite some friends over for a Mardi Gras celebration of ...

- The Raw Story - US

Washington Post makes 'Democracy Dies in Darkness' great again

It makes you wonder if the Post considered: "Winter is coming" or "The night is dark and full of terrors."

- Times-Picayune - US

Marlin Gusman would be wise to settle lawsuit following inmate's suicide

Sheriff Marlin Gusman should settle with the family suing him over the death of their loved one.

- Times-Picayune - US

Hermes, D'Etat, Morpheus parade forecast: Mild, mostly cloudy, no rain

There's a 20 percent chance of showers after 1 a.m.

- Times-Picayune - US

St. Bernard residents voice concerns over Industrial Canal lock replacement plan

Residents say proposed new lock benefits mariners at a cost to those who use the bridges

- Times-Picayune - US

J.C. Penney to close up to 140 stores amid department-store slump

J.C. Penney's plan echoes rival Macy's Inc.'s announcement last year that it would shut about 100 of its stores.

- Times-Picayune - US