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:
When Commander Jennifer Dupree first arrived in the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District as a sergeant five years ago, she was the leader of one of the district task forces, on-the-ground detectives assigned to specific crime hot spots.
Now that Dupree has been promoted to lead the entire district, she has a veteran cast in a similar mold as her second-in-command — Lt. Eric Gillard, who formerly led a task force in the neighboring Sixth District.
A stash of apparently forged vehicle inspection stickers was discovered in a drug raid at a Central City home, New Orleans police said.