There is no way to put a price tag on the value of the animals lost in Ohio. Some are endangered species and that has fueled debate about whether the animals should have been killed.
Authorities are releasing some new details today following the death of a wildlife preserve owner in Zanesville, Ohio, and the escape of dozens of exotic animals from the facility. According to the sheriff in Muskingum County, owner Terry Thompson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities in Westmoreland County are searching for a man who escaped from custody Friday evening at the State Police Greensburg Station in Hempfield Township. State police say 29-year-old Christopher Ghrist was in custody on drug charges and other criminal offenses.