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  • Float collapses in Slidell parade, 2 injured

    March 19, 2012 10:51 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Police say flat tires caused a float carrying close to three dozen riders to collapse during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Slidell, injuring two people. Assistant Police Chief Kevin Foltz tells The Times-Picayune Float 43 was making a turn when two tires on the... more »
  • More Legal Ramifications Could Follow Mardi Gras Fight Over Float

    February 22, 2012 11:14 PM

    More consequences could be on the way for those involved in a Mardi Gras fight, including a legal battle and changes to parade rules. Police arrested Lafayette developer Glenn Stewart after officials said he punched a woman, Erin May Fitzgerald, in the face, knocking her unconscious. He's currently charged with... more »
  • Float rider says partying caused float to unhitch

    February 21, 2012 10:12 AM

    PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) - One of 18 float riders injured just after the St. Paul Carnival Association parade in Pass Christian says riders were bouncing up and down when the float came unhitched and veered into a ditch. Police Sgt. Jason Edmonds tells The Sun Herald that everyone on... more »
  • Krewe of Rio Prepping for Saturday's Parade

    February 10, 2012 6:33 PM

    Lafayette's Krewe of Carnival en Rio unloaded boxes and loaded floats ahead of Saturday night's Lafayette parade. The Krewe of Rio put the finishing touches on floats in their den, unloading pallets of beads and trinkets. "The people out here put hours and hours in daily. It takes a... more »
  • An Attempt To Limit Liability Of Float-Builders Has Been Scrapped

    June 8, 2010 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attempt to limit the liability of Mardi Gras float-builders for damage, injuries or death during parades has been scuttled. The bill by New Orleans Rep. Jeff Arnold had passed the Louisiana House. But a Senate committee voted 2-1 against the measure Tuesday. Opponents argued... more »

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