PARISH BY PARISH: Tiger freed, no arrests in Halloween shootings, child injured at fair
POSTED: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 5:12pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 6:18pm
Louisiana (NBC33) — IBERVILLE PARISH - A judge has ordered Tony the Tiger to be set free. That ruling came down after several hours of testimony in a Baton Rouge courtroom. Tony the Tiger had been under the microscope for years about being caged at a gas station in Grosse Tete. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, who the judge ruled in favor of today, says that the decision is in the best interests of the tiger. The owner of Tony, Michael Sandlin, says he's appealing the judge’s ruling.
ORLEANS PARISH - Still no arrests in a string of shootings on Halloween night in and around the French Quarter. NOPD say two men started firing at each other just after midnight when eight people were hit by bullets. Then later in the night, another shootout occurred one on Canal Street. After all the shooting stopped, 15 people were hurt and two others were killed. Police say they're looking at surveillance video for clues.
CADDO PARISH - A four year-old is hurt after an accident at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport. It happened just after noon today. The state fire marshal says it happened on the Twin Ring Demolition Derby ride. Investigators say they're looking at all the electrical, mechanical, and human factors that might have played a part in the accident. The ride is shut down while the investigation continues.
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