Thousands of people in New Roads skipped a day in New Orleans and stayed close to home for some Fat Tuesday fun.
The party kicked off with the 88th Annual Community Center Carnival Parade.
Organizers say it's the oldest parade outside of New Orlean
Authorities in Plaquemine recovered the body of a fisherman who was first reported missing Sunday afternoon.
Investigators say a local fisherman found twenty two year old Joshua Rineheart's body in the Grand River this morning.
Crews had called
Public safety officials say they're prepared for the worst. They didn't take any chances with today's wintry weather. Department of Transportation officials sprayed glycol, an icing that helps prevent icing roads.
Governor Bobby Jindal says there will be no more cuts to higher education. The state faces a $1 billion short fall. The proposed $24.2 billion budget focuses on protecting economic growth, certain parts of healthcare, and education.