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■ Nino Wel­come, a 7-year-old from Spring­field, Mo., who has a rare dis­abil­ity, won’t be able to ride in the or­ange-and-black 1970 Ford Mus­tang that his grand­fa­ther re­stored and gave to him, af­ter, po­lice said, a van­dal opened a win­dow and tossed in some fire­works, torch­ing the ve­hi­cle.

■ Sarah Cum­mins, a 25-year-old Pur­due Univer­sity phar­macy stu­dent, was left with a non­re­fund­able con­tract for the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Ind., and a plated din­ner for 170 guests af­ter she and her fi­ance called off their wed­ding and de­cided to turn the event into a din­ner party for the home­less.

■ Anne Bent­ley, a cu­ra­tor at the Mas­sachusetts His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, said a sword be­long­ing to Col. Robert Gould Shaw, the white com­mand­ing of­fi­cer of the first all-black reg­i­ment raised in the North dur­ing the Civil War, will go on dis­play at the so­ci­ety af­ter it was found in a dis­tant rel­a­tive’s at­tic.

■ An­thony Booth Armer, 28, was sen­tenced to one day in jail, plus pro­ba­tion and com­mu­nity ser­vice, af­ter he pleaded guilty to tres­pass­ing charges re­lated to a se­ries of videos of his death-de­fy­ing leaps off build­ings and cliffs in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

■ Joji Crisos­tomo, a district min­is­ter for Igle­sia Ni Cristo, said the church doesn’t have fi­nal plans for the 62-acre aban­doned vil­lage it bought in East Had­dam, Conn., for $1.85 mil­lion, the sec­ond ghost town the Filipino church has bought, af­ter its 2011 pur­chase of Scenic, S.D.

■ Bryan Gur­ney, the Ram­sey, N.J., po­lice chief, said a hive of ag­gres­sive bees, which put a bee­keeper and his wife in the hospi­tal and prompted of­fi­cials to warn peo­ple away from the area, had been moved to a farm.

■ Lynda Wag­goner, an of­fi­cial with the group that runs Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling­wa­ter house in Penn­syl­va­nia, said Mother and Child, a large bronze statue by Jac­ques Lip­chitz, was top­pled when the creek un­der the build­ing “rose to a del­uge.”

■ Aaron Tucker, a for­mer in­mate who served nearly two years in prison on a weapons charge, missed a job in­ter­view when he got off a bus to help a driver who had been hurt in a car crash in Westport, Conn., but he said he has since got­ten other job of­fers.

■ Rashada Hur­ley and Ti­mothy Lowe face charges in­clud­ing kid­nap­ping and sex­ual bat­tery, ac­cused of beat­ing and kid­nap­ping a woman from a su­per­mar­ket park­ing lot in Hialeah, Fla., then tak­ing her to a mo­tel and rap­ing her while on their hon­ey­moon, au­thor­i­ties said.

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