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■ Ter­rence Yar­bor­ough, 53, a mid­dle school prin­ci­pal in Alexan­dria, Va., faces a mis­de­meanor as­sault charge for smack­ing a de­fi­ant 12-year-old stu­dent on the back­side in April when the girl twice re­fused to pick some­thing up from the cafe­te­ria floor, po­lice said.

■ Richard Wright, a Bri­tish pros­e­cu­tor, said five mem­bers of a South York­shire po­lice he­li­copter crew were charged with mis­con­duct for us­ing the air­craft’s pow­er­ful video cam­era to record from the air a graphic, eight-minute film of peo­ple hav­ing sex and sun­bathing naked.

■ Sh­eryl Gor­don, a ma­jor gen­eral in the Alabama Na­tional Guard, was named by Gov. Kay Ivey as the state’s next ad­ju­tant gen­eral to re­place re­tir­ing Maj. Gen. Perry Smith, mak­ing Gor­don the first woman to com­mand the state’s Na­tional Guard. ■ Mark Free­ley shot video of his English golden re­triever, Storm, plung­ing into Long Is­land Sound near Port Jef­fer­son, N.Y., to swim out to a strug­gling baby deer and then pulling the fawn to shore, where it was taken to an an­i­mal res­cue cen­ter.

■ Don Gud­mund­son, sher­iff of Stearns County, Minn., said in­ves­ti­ga­tors found hun­dreds of dead mink near an Eden Val­ley pelt farm af­ter van­dals, be­lieved to be an­i­mal-wel­fare ac­tivists, freed about 35,000 mink in­ca­pable of sur­viv­ing in the wild be­cause they’ve never been out of their cages.

■ Wes­ley Fe­in­stein, a po­lice of­fi­cer in Nashville, Tenn., was as­signed desk duty af­ter be­ing ac­cused of mis­de­meanor theft re­gard­ing a water bot­tle, later found in his pa­trol car, taken from a re­frig­er­a­tor while he in­ves­ti­gated a bur­glar alarm at a down­town busi­ness.

■ Kevin Le­hano, 49, and Tif­fany Stone, 33, both of Hilo, Hawaii, en­tered in­no­cent pleas af­ter be­ing in­dicted for mur­der in the death of their 9-year-old daugh­ter who died in 2016 af­ter be­ing de­nied med­i­cal treat­ment and given lit­tle food and water for about a year, pros­e­cu­tors said.

■ Robert Bolduc said a buf­falo herd likely was spooked by con­struc­tion work and pushed through a fence Tues­day to roam through the streets of Guil­ford, N.H., forc­ing po­lice to warn mo­torists to use cau­tion un­til the an­i­mals could be rounded up.

■ Lex Deines, 48, was ar­rested by po­lice in Los Alamos, N.M., on ag­gra­vated as­sault and dis­or­derly con­duct charges af­ter, wit­nesses said, he threat­ened to get a gun out of his car be­cause a taco shop em­ployee ar­gued with him about a botched or­der.

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