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Parades to roll on Coast today despite bad weather

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Fat Tuesday parades on the Mississippi Gulf Coast will roll as scheduled today despite the chance of rain, organizers say. Most areas carry at least an 80 percent chance of rain Tuesday. “We’re going to roll rain or shine,” Nancy Rogers, of the Gulf Coast Carnival Association, tells The Mississippi Press. “Bring your raincoats and umbrellas ...

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Mardi Gras, Super Bowl prompts oil spill trial postponement

NEW ORLEANS  — A federal judge — citing the distractions of Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl — has postponed the trial designed to identify causes of the BP well blowout that spawned the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico. The trial had been scheduled to start Jan. 14, but U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier said Friday that it ...

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