News roundup: 150 tons of beads, trinkets and trash being swept up in NOLA in wake of Mardi Gras … Monroe restaurateur planning to launch new Crawfish and Gator Festival … La. resident among 100 finalists for one-way trip to Mars

    It’s all over now: Mardi Gras 2015 is officially over and the last tipsy revelers in New Orleans have been cleared from city streets. At the stroke of midnight, New Orleans police on horseback rode …

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