02/23/2017 at 20:08. Facebook
When 10-year-old Duris Lee Holmes caught a Mystic Krewe of Nyx purse last night, he didn't expect what he found inside.

10-year-old catches $100 in Nyx purse, asked to 'pay it forward'
02/23/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
"In denying a $70,000 contribution from Betsy DeVos, Bill Cassidy was responding to a constituent holding a sign saying that he had been bought and paid for by the new education secretary.

That's actually unfair. If Betsy DeVos bought Cassidy, she wasn't alone. Eight other DeVoses chipped in."

Read Jarvis DeBerry's latest.

Bill Cassidy wasn't bought by Betsy DeVos; he was bought by the DeVos family
02/23/2017 at 19:44. Facebook
It's Mardi Gras. Get out there and enjoy it. Dress Up. Eat spicy potato chips for breakfast. Look for your kindergarten teacher on Float 9 in Muses.

Mardi Gras Czar: Don't let the parade pass you by
02/23/2017 at 19:20. Facebook
Federal investigators have subpoenaed financial records for Jefferson Parish Chairman Chris Roberts, according to a report.

Feds probe Jefferson Parish Council Chair Chris Roberts' financials: Fox 8 report
02/23/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
The best way Greg Deichmann could think to describe how it felt to hit a home run clear out of Alex Box Stadium and to a nearby parking lot was to say it had no feeling at all.

Greg Deichmann says what it's like to hit a homer clear out of Alex Box Stadium
02/23/2017 at 18:54. Facebook
With a setlist spanning the hits of Sting's time with The Police and highlights of his most recent album, he led a much simpler band arrangement than his last trip to New Orleans in 2010.

Sting came to play in New Orleans
02/23/2017 at 18:52. Facebook
Check out the Bywater yard where Societe de Sainte Anne β€” one of Carnival's most creatively costumed marching groups β€” gathers on Fat Tuesday for a pre-parade garden party.

Societe de Sainte Anne's Mardi Gras garden party turns a Bywater yard into a magical mosaic
02/23/2017 at 18:23. Facebook
Check out some of the throws you can catch Thursday from the Knights of Babylon, which rolls Uptown.

Knights of Babylon throws: frisbees, jester hats and festive apparel
02/23/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
The goal is a glittery shoe.

But if you don't walk away with one at Muses, check out some of the other throws you might catch.

Are you a shoe lover? See the Krewe of Muses on Thursday (Feb. 23)
02/23/2017 at 17:37. Facebook
Check out photos from the Mystic Krewe of Druids, which rolled through New Orleans Wednesday night.
02/23/2017 at 17:26. Facebook
The Mystic Krewe of Nyx rolled through New Orleans Wednesday night.

See photos from the all-female krewe.
02/23/2017 at 17:21. Facebook
Watch highlights from Sen. Bill Cassidy's town hall in Metairie yesterday.
02/23/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
DeMarcus Cousins will make his much anticipated debut with the New Orleans Pelicans tonight at the Smoothie King Center.

Are you going?

Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans game preview, breakdown
02/23/2017 at 16:27. Facebook
The Jewish Community Center on St. Charles Avenue is being evacuated following a bomb threat.

Jewish Community Center Uptown evacuated after bomb threat: NOPD
02/23/2017 at 16:11. Facebook
The parents of 2-year-old Timothy Thompson, whose badly decomposed body was found in July buried in a plastic garbage bag under the Huey P. Long Bridge in Elmwood, have pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.

Parents of toddler found buried under Huey P. Long bridge plead guilty to obstruction charge
02/23/2017 at 16:04. Facebook
Two people were wounded in a shooting Wednesday night blocks from the St. Charles Avenue parade route, in the 1400 block of Baronne Street in Central City.

2nd victim wounded in Wednesday night shooting near Uptown parade route: NOPD
02/23/2017 at 15:37. Facebook
Check out some of the throws you can catch from the Krewe d'Etat, which rolls Uptown Friday night.

Krewe d'Etat 2017: Here are some of the throws you'll catch
02/23/2017 at 15:13. Facebook
Three Mardi Gras parades roll today.

See the times and routes for each one here.

Mardi Gras: 3 parades to roll Thursday
02/23/2017 at 14:51. Facebook
Newbies in NOLA always have questions about the local words and terms used during Mardi Gras, so we're breaking it down for you one definition at a time.
02/23/2017 at 14:31. Facebook
Get ready!

Babylon, Chaos and the Krewe of Muses roll tonight!