Aug 152018

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The Dollar General store on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed of its cash at gunpoint Tuesday morning, and a woman on Oleander Street was robbed of her vehicle much later that night, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Aug 072018

Isaac Michael Sylvester (via NOPD)

A man who allegedly stole the identity of an Arabella Street resident he was staying with to fraudulently make charges to a credit card is now wanted on warrants that stretch from New York to Florida, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Aug 072018

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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. Continue reading »

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Jul 182018

The jaguar habitat at Audubon Zoo. (via Audubon Nature Institute)

An image of the break in the barrier of the jaguar habitat discovered after the escape. (via Audubon Nature Institute)

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:

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Jul 182018

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The suspect in last week’s robbery of a woman’s SUV on Annunciation Street was briefly seen by a sheriff’s deputy shortly after the crime but managed to escape, and investigators are now trying to find any video that might help them identify the man, New Orleans police said Tuesday. Continue reading »

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Jul 172018

Lt. Eric Gillard and Commander Jennifer Dupree pose outside the Second District station. (Robert Morris,

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. Continue reading »

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