Three people were arrested this week in the investigation into an armed robbery on Delachaise Street, New Orleans police said.
A man already convicted of a sexual-battery charge has been indicted on allegations of raping a 7-year-old girl three years ago in Central City, Orleans Parish prosecutors said.
New Orleans police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are responding Thursday to a threat of a bomb that was emailed to De La Salle High School on St. Charles Avenue, authorities said.
The jaguar exhibit at Audubon Zoo will remain closed for several months so that the habitat can be upgraded with stronger steel cables, officials announced.
A man was shot in the head during an argument Saturday on Pritchard Place in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said.
The victim, a man in his 20s, was arguing with an “unknown suspect” around 4 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in the 9200 block of Pritchard Place (near Mistletoe Street), according to the initial NOPD report.
A woman was raped by several men Thursday evening on St. Thomas Street, New Orleans police said.
After a break-in attempt last week at a home on Audubon Street in the university area, New Orleans police have obtained a surveillance photo of the suspect and are seeking the public’s help identifying him.
The enclosure that a jaguar escaped from over the weekend to kill nine animals at Audubon Zoo was compliant with federal regulations, Audubon officials said.
Dr. Kyle Burks, managing director of the zoo, gave a detailed update Tuesday on the investigation into the jaguar’s escape. Officials also noted that the USDA had inspected the jaguar habitat and “found the exhibit compliant to regulations.”
To watch Burks’ news conference, see the video below: