Wars and disease have been the main culprits behind disruptions in the city's 164 years of observing Fat Tuesday.
Liquor sales and to-go drinks will also be prohibited in NOLA's French Quarter, along with street vendors and performances.
Mardi Gras played a role in moving one Super Bowl back a year, which leaves the NFL seeking a host city in 2024. The other dates and sites are set through 2025, though.
Police in New Orleans released surveillance images of a man and vehicle that are believed to have been involved in the incident.
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Elijah Johnson, 82, died of multiple stab wounds at the scene. The second victim, 31-year-old DeFranklin Reynolds, is believed to have been Johnson's stepson and was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital with gunshot wounds.
"We are not promoting a safe experience," the event's organizers said. "We are promoting a safer experience."
This platform south of Louisiana recorded wind speeds near the eyewall of Zeta at 150 mph, and waves greater than 50-feet tall. Hurricanes become Category 5 storms at 156 mph.
Much of New Orleans lies below sea level, which means dangerous flooding is expected later this afternoon and into the night.
Louisiana is home to more alligators than any other state in the country.
While national data from the CDC showed that COVID-19 patients aged 85 and older died at home only 4 percent of the time, local coroner records found that it was 17 percent in New Orleans, according to ProPublica.
Police are asking for the public's help in finding the man who fired several rounds at Brother's Mart employees over the weekend.
"We are deeply disappointed that the government has chosen to indict Jason Williams simply for following the advice of his tax preparer," said Williams' attorney Billy Gibbens in a Friday statement.
While no one was hurt during the incident, the base will conduct a safety investigation before the plane is publicly flown again.
The state has become one of the country's hot spots during the outbreak.
The 'Today' host suddenly became emotional following an on-air segment on Friday morning.
"This is a very, very difficult item to find because everyone is looking for them all at the same time," Edwards said.
"We realize there will be impacts to NASA missions, but we understand that our top priority is the health and safety of the NASA workforce," said the space agency's administrator, Jim Bridenstine.
Although many modern Mardi Gras celebrations are secular in nature, the holiday has strong ties to Christian tradition, with European origins stretching back to and possibly before the middle ages.
It's not too late to bag a good travel deal to join Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, including a hotel stay in the French Quarter, the heart of the city.
The woman was struck by a float during the Krewe of Nyx parade during the final week of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
The Mississippi River Delta, visible in the images, is the seventh largest river delta on Earth.
The star of the 2004 film "Dodgeball" was filmed chatting with the president before the LSU Tigers' playoff victory.
LSU fans bought more than $2 million dollars in alcohol at Tiger Stadium, they drank another SEC stadium dry and made a hotel run out of beer before the national semifinal. Next stop, New Orleans.
A suspected cyberattack has prompted the shutdown of all city government computers in New Orleans.
Delmer Joel Ramírez Palma, who has lived in New Orleans for 18 years and raised numerous safety concerns prior to the collapse, will be deported on Monday.
A man in New Orleans was arrested Wednesday for pretending to be a handicapped brother named "Cory" who needed home care nurses to change his diaper.
Losing and maintaining a healthy weight is a significant challenge for some people, scientists said.
A judge has ruled that Brad Pitt can be held personally liable in a suit against his Make It Right Foundation for 109 solar-powered homes built in New Orleans' Ninth Ward that are rotting away under residents' feet.
40 percent of children who die from injuries in the U.S. are left unsupervised.