3:30 LRN Newscast Feb 25

With two float related fatalities within days of each other involving tandem floats, New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson made the call to cease the use of tandem floats for the remainder of the 2020 festivities.  Ferguson says he wants to hold meetings in the immediate future to discuss safety measures.

Cut 12 (11) “… carnival season.”

According to WalletHub of the roughly half-million King Cakes sold during Carnival season, about 50-thousand are shipped out of state overnight, with the average cost being around $40.  But for those that want to come to New Orleans for the festivities, WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzales says visitors can expect to pay just shy of $300 per night to stay in the French Quarter.

Cut 10 (09) “…this time alone.”

A massive party is taking place in the Big Easy and across south Louisiana on this Fat Tuesday. There are also parades all day in Lake Charles and Lafayette. K-PEL Radio’s Bernadette Lee says multiple parades will roll through downtown Lafayette…

Cut 7 (12) “     Mardi Gras today”  

At the NFL draft combine in Indianapolis, this morning former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow spoke to a group of reporters. JaMarcus Russell was the last LSU quarterback drafted with the top pick in 2007. But Russell turned out to be a big bust in Oakland. Burrow is confident he’ll succeed in the NFL…

Cut 5 (08)  “…fund it”