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Kyle Harrison, manager of a gun range in Houston who banned two men from the facility for life when one pointed an unloaded gun at the other and took a selfie picture, said that even his children “know better than to do that, and they are 2 and 3 years old.”
Nikki Fiske, a 72-yearold elementary school teacher in Santa Monica, Calif., has been suspended for saying in an interview that Stephen Miller, now a senior White House adviser, as a third-grader in 1993 was a “strange dude” and a loner with a messy desk and who ate glue.
Gopaul Parmanand, 41, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., pleaded guilty to impersonating a federal employee for pushing past a line of passengers at a cruise ship service desk and flashing a fake badge that said “Police ICE” to get access to the ship’s Internet connection.
Tony Fuller, a police commander in Australia’s Northern Territory, said the body of a wildlife ranger was recovered hours after she was killed in waistdeep water by a crocodile that was lurking in a remote waterhole where she and her family were gathering mussels.
Kim Montes, a Florida Highway Patrol lieutenant, said nine students and a bus driver escaped unharmed after their bus plowed through a fence and into a backyard pool when the driver swerved to avoid a car that pulled out in front of the bus.
Jason Hawkins, 35, of Republic, Mo., pleaded innocent to charges that he set his own home on fire, grabbed a rifle and waited outside because he was upset that his ex-wife was dating a firefighter, prosecutors said.
Ryan Cortez, 46, a post office manager in Kenner, La., accused of stealing more than $630,000 in stamps and selling them online to support a gambling addiction, was arrested in what federal prosecutors called one of the largest internal thefts in U.S. Postal Service history.
Vanessa Beach of Windsor, Vt., whose daughter was asked to participate in a survey asking fifth-grade students about their sexual history and gender identity, complained to school officials, saying that “a sexual partner at 10 years old would be called sexual abuse.”
Dawn Bennett, 56, a Maryland investment adviser on trial on charges of orchestrating a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, spent $720,000 on prayers by Hindu priests in India to ward off a federal investigation and save her business, prosecutors said.