Jamie Bergeron said the memes he shared “may have been insensitive, but they were far from being racist.”
Severe weather was moving through Mississippi early Thursday after apparent tornadoes tore through parts of Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana.
Nearly 100 New Orleans EMS employees are awaiting test results after being exposed to COVID-19 patients, according to officials.
The death prompted an outpouring of sympathy from other parade participants.
The woman, who hasn't been identified, appeared to have tried to cross in between a tandem float when she tripped over its hitch and was run over.
A powerful winter storm raked the Deep South on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed two people and injured several more across a dozen states.
Kendall Tyson, 19, was taken into custody without incident.