| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:39 AM
“Skin Wars,” billed as TV’s first body-painting contest, has a style similar to “Face Off,” a contest for special-effects makeup artists. But that knowledge didn’t help Shannon Holt of Orlando.
| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Want a marshmallow?
The 6-foot-long alligator, dubbed Otis by the locals, who's minus one foot and swimming alongside our boat certainly does. We're in the Honey Island Swamp in Slidell, Louisiana, on Louisianaâs Northshore on the Pearl River Swamp Eco...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Late night hosts began paying proper respects to Robin Williams on Tuesday night, beginning with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" and Conan O'Brien on "Conan."
O'Brien broke the news to his studio audience on Monday, but 24 hours later, he was able to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Words that make many children frown — "back to school" — are the heartbeat of the promotion schedule this month at Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasinoFL.com). Mondays bring the "Back to...
| Aug 11, 2014
Cyclist Mark Marshall was pedaling his bicycle from the Farm Fresh to the CVS on Route 10 recently, something he often does when he has a few small errands to run.
Marshall is also the county's sheriff, but he was wearing a bright yellow cyclist's jersey...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:10 AM
Hallandale Beach Area
Hurricane Preparedness expo and information
When: 12-4 p.m., Sunday
Where: Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach.
Contact: 954-924-3200, ext 3251
Central Palm Beach County
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Toni Peterson was among the last customers to leave the Showboat casino Sunday afternoon as "closed" signs went up, bringing to an end the Mardi Gras-themed gaming hall and hotel that opened on the Boardwalk 27 years ago.
"We're going to miss it,"...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Dania Casino and Jai-Alai will come back bigger and better, but the casino will need to close for a year to shave six months off construction time, its owners say.
Initial plans called for keeping the fronton open while it is renovated. But this month,...
| Mar 8, 2014
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display for Rio de Janeiro's exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew, even by local standards. In the Big Easy, revelers throw beads...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Cash, bonus play and other prizes are featured in September at Mardi Gras Casino. Fat Tuesdays
Mardi Gras Cash. $2,500 cash drawing at 3 pm and 7 pm. $10K cash drawing at 9 pm. Entry earning period 9am-8:45pm on day of drawing. Earn 30 points for a...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Hours: Noon to 11 p.m.
Admission: Free, noon to 2 p.m.; $8.
Noon-10 p.m.: Agri-Plex exhibits/demonstrations, Folk's Butterfly Farm, Agri-Plex; Poultry Building; Livestock Barns, 4-H Barnyard Petting Zoo, Agri-Land.
Noon-11 p.m.: Indoor shopping/...