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■ Ja­son Havel and co-de­fen­dant John Forbes were both sen­tenced to nine months in jail and or­dered to pay about $30,000 in resti­tu­tion af­ter be­ing con­victed of steal­ing 100,000 di­a­pers from a char­ity in Fox Cross­ing, Wis., pros­e­cu­tors said.

■ Ce­sar Ro­driguez of Dal­las was or­dered to take down or al­ter a mu­ral he erected a month ago hon­or­ing five po­lice of­fi­cers who died in a 2016 sniper at­tack be­cause the 8-foot fence on which it was painted vi­o­lates build­ing codes, in­spec­tors said.

■ Natasha Boggs, 24, of New Franklin, Ohio, was texting on her phone while driv­ing when she struck and killed two 14-year-old girls and in­jured a 15-year-old boy as they walked along a road, re­sult­ing in Boggs’ ar­rest on charges in­clud­ing ve­hic­u­lar homi­cide and driv­ing while texting, au­thor­i­ties said.

■ De­mario Web­ster, 32, tried to hide from po­lice in an at­tic at an apart­ment com­plex in Win­ter Haven, Fla., but was ar­rested on bur­glary and other counts when a res­i­dent told of­fi­cers that Web­ster had fallen through a ceil­ing into a woman’s shower.

■ Tami Barker was banned from Airbnb, or­dered to take an Asian-Amer­i­can stud­ies course and fined $5,000 for can­cel­ing a reser­va­tion for a cabin in Big Bear Lake, Calif., be­cause the guest was of Asian de­scent, said state fair-hous­ing and em­ploy­ment of­fi­cials.

■ Scott Lud­lam, 47, deputy leader of Aus­tralia’s Greens party and a sen­a­tor for nine years, re­signed, say­ing he was “per­son­ally dev­as­tated” to learn that he was a cit­i­zen of New Zealand as well as Aus­tralia, mak­ing him in­el­i­gi­ble to serve in Par­lia­ment un­der the coun­try’s con­sti­tu­tion.

■ Colm Toibin, an Ir­ish nov­el­ist, jour­nal­ist and es­say­ist, has been named this year’s win­ner of a life­time achieve­ment award rec­og­niz­ing the power of lit­er­a­ture to fos­ter peace, so­cial jus­tice and global un­der­stand­ing, or­ga­niz­ers of the Day­ton Lit­er­ary Peace Prize said.

■ Sara Gideon, speaker of Maine’s House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and a Demo­crat, re­moved fel­low Demo­cratic state Rep. Scott Ha­mann from his com­mit­tee as­sign­ments even though he apol­o­gized for post­ing on so­cial me­dia that Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is a “half-term pres­i­dent, at most, es­pe­cially if I ever get within 10 feet.”

■ Ron­nie Man­ning, a sher­iff ’s deputy in Washington Parish, La., is be­ing praised for smash­ing the win­dow of a burn­ing, over­turned car to res­cue two women who were later ar­rested on charges that in­cluded driv­ing while in­tox­i­cated and drug pos­ses­sion.

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