Soaring Gas Prices, Taming Mardi Gras Party

Good Evening I'm Barbara Gauthier in the WTVM Newsroom.

Here's a look at some of the stories you'll see when you join us tonight on Newsleader 9 at 11.

If it seems like gas prices just keep climbing, you're right.  And there may be no relief in sight. News Leader 9's Mackenzie Patterson takes at look at why prices continue to soar and what you may be able to do to save some money.

Plus, Columbus is becoming a destination location. Local tourism officials say more tourists are adding Columbus and the Valley area to their itinerary. We'll tell you why.

A local musical group gets it's shot at stardom. They headed off to New York this evening to appear on a nationally televised broadcast. We'll let you know how you can help them achieve their goals.

And "let the good times roll!" It's Mardi Gras time in New Orleans. We'll tell you about some changes in this year's festivities that might tame the party a bit.

Join us for these stories and much more tonight on Newsleader 9 at 11.