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Emily Gip­son, 16, who recorded a class­room anti-bul­ly­ing video crit­i­cal of her peers that drew more than 600,000 views on YouTube, got two days of in-school sus­pen­sion when ad­min­is­tra­tors at her high school in Le­banon, Tenn., ac­cused her of “try­ing to in­cite vi­o­lence.”

Michael Mof­fett, a state law­maker from Loudon, N.H., said a con­stituent’s frus­tra­tion with a neigh­bor’s ducks prompted him to in­tro­duce leg­is­la­tion to make the own­ers of do­mes­tic ducks or chick­ens sub­ject to prose­cu­tion for tres­pass­ing if their birds dam­age a neigh­bor’s prop­erty.

Ha­ley Bar­bour, the for­mer Repub­li­can gov­er­nor of Mis­sis­sippi, said he will pay a fine, which starts at $3,920, af­ter be­ing ar­rested on Jan. 2 for hav­ing a loaded hand­gun in his brief­case as he went through an air­port se­cu­rity check­point in Jack­son.

Mike Par­son, Mis­souri’s Repub­li­can lieu­tenant gov­er­nor who was re­im­bursed $4,622 for travel ex­penses in 2017, is ask­ing the state Leg­is­la­ture to ap­prove an ex­tra $50,000 for his of­fice bud­get so he can have a per­sonal driver when he trav­els on state busi­ness.

Vic­to­ri­ano Zamora-Jasso, 51, a Mex­i­can man liv­ing in the U.S. il­le­gally, faces up to 10 years in fed­eral pri­son af­ter plead­ing guilty to pay­ing four Amer­i­can soldiers based at Fort Hood, Texas, to smug­gle il­le­gal aliens through a bor­der check­point in 2014.

Althea Newell said a storm-top­pled sign that was first put up by her late hus­band along an in­ter­state near Prattville, Ala., de­pict­ing a red-tailed Satan with the mes­sage, “Go To Church or the Devil Will Get You!” has been sal­vaged and will be re-erected when work crews be­come avail­able.

James Gar­rett, a deputy fire chief in Kansas City, Mo., said fire crews knocked out a win­dow to res­cue a 4-yearold boy in a sub­merged car that was left run­ning and rolled into a creek in near freez­ing weather.

Alexis Vla­chos, 41, of Mon­treal, pleaded guilty in U.S. fed­eral court in Burling­ton, Vt., to smug­gling hand­guns from the United States into Canada, in­clud­ing sev­eral that were left in a li­brary that strad­dles the bor­der be­tween Ver­mont and Canada.

Jean-Claude De­mars, 51, and his wife, Char­lotte, 48, of Ovilla, Texas, are ac­cused of kid­nap­ping af­ter, po­lice said, they kept a woman chained next to a bed for nearly two weeks and only oc­ca­sion­ally re­leased her to pick up dog fe­ces and do other chores.

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