Happy Mardi Gras

It may be wet and overcast... But that's not stopping the crowds from lining up for the Krewe of Krewes parade in Lake Charles.

Hello everyone. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom, We'll bring you the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras from all over Southwest Louisiana.

In other news, The White House is getting ready for the President's State of the Union address. Tonight's State of the Union address will reflect President Obama's focus on nation-building at home.

He will use the speech to call for more spending on infrastructure and manufacturing. And he will also announce the withdrawal of 34,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan within a year.

And here's an update on that stranded Carnival cruise ship. It will take a couple days before a disabled cruise ship makes it back to port. The Carnival Cruise ship "triumph" lost power Sunday after an engine room fire crippled the ship's water and plumbing system. Passengers on board the ship are reportedly getting sick. Two tug boats are towing the cruise ship to Mobile, Alabama. Those stories and more coming up on Live At Five and 7News At Six.