In the news
■ 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.