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■ Jennifer Con­tini and fi­ance Steven Cun­ning­ham posted on so­cial me­dia that they lost her wed­ding dress on a drive from New York to Ohio but will get it back in time for their wed­ding when a friend of a friend spot­ted the dress hang­ing on a fence at the end of a drive­way in South­hamp­ton, N.Y.

■ Thomas Ho­gan, dis­trict at­tor­ney in Ch­ester County, Pa., called the shoot­ing of a new high school grad­u­ate, Bianca Rober­son, 18, by an un­known as­sailant dur­ing a road-rage con­fronta­tion a “to­tally ran­dom, sense­less act of vi­o­lence,” as po­lice hunt for her killer.

■ Nic Saku­rai, 37, left home at 4:45 a.m. Fri­day to be the first per­son in line so he could be­come the first per­son in the coun­try to get a new gen­der-neu­tral driver’s li­cense be­ing is­sued by the Dis­trict of Columbia that des­ig­nates sex by male, fe­male or X.

■ Rick Sny­der, the Repub­li­can gov­er­nor of Michi­gan, ve­toed leg­is­la­tion Fri­day re­quir­ing the state to cre­ate and sell an anti-abor­tion “Choose Life” li­cense plate, say­ing the car tag would have di­vided res­i­dents.

■ Alex Chivers, 36, who hit a Mus­lim teen with a slab of ba­con after hurl­ing in­sults at her and her mother, was sen­tenced by a Lon­don court to six months in jail for as­sault in an at­tack a de­tec­tive called “truly shock­ing.”

■ Shi Lu Eng, 55, and her hus­band, Chun Kwong Eng, 67, who co-owned a res­tau­rant in Li­titz, Pa., were ar­rested for il­le­gally sell­ing wild veni­son after in­ves­ti­ga­tors found 300 pounds of deer heads and other parts scav­enged from trash bins out­side butcher shops.

■ Frances Crowe of Northamp­ton, Mass., a 98-year-old wheel­chair-user ar­rested with seven oth­ers for block­ing con­struc­tion of a nat­u­ral gas pipe­line, re­mained de­fi­ant, say­ing the is­sue boils down to whether “peo­ple will rise up and say no” to cor­po­ra­tions.

■ An­thony Iavarone, 19, of Clifton Park, N.Y., bought a $10 scratch-off ticket, play­ing the same game he said his aunt al­ways plays, when he stopped at a con­ve­nience store to put air in his ve­hi­cle’s tires and ended up win­ning a $1 mil­lion jack­pot and will get a one-time lump sum of $661,800 pay­ment after taxes. ■ Dar­lene Car­roll, who runs an in-home day care in An­napo­lis, Md., said she was cer­tain her 14-year-old son was jok­ing when he said there was a new­born on the porch but then called po­lice as the in­fant, only a few hours old, “just cud­dled up in my arms, like he knew me.”

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