Baton Rouge Krewes are gearing up for the first weekend of parades in the Capital City. Starting Saturday, the Krewe of Jupiter and the Mystic Krewe of Mutts will transform downtown Baton Rouge into a Mardi Gras hotspot!
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was called a communist, an outside agitator, and a drum major for righteousness.
But now a growing number of people are calling King something else: A conservative icon.
Big changes are in store for the carnival season in Mandeville.
The first major change is that the Krewe of Orpheus will not be joining in the parade this year. It used to roll right behind the Krewe of Lyra.
Curbside pickup of Christmas trees in East Baton Rouge Parish for recycling will begin Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, and continue through Jan. 20. The curbside pickup service will not be available in Baker and Zachary.