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■ Ryan Stiles, 27, broad­cast live on Face­book as he sped down a beach in Clear­wa­ter, Fla., run­ning over chairs and um­brel­las while drink­ing from a bot­tle of whiskey just be­fore he was ar­rested on charges in­clud­ing drunken driv­ing, po­lice said.

■ Dan­nel Mal­loy, the gov­er­nor of Con­necti­cut, met with Nury Chavar­ria of Nor­walk, a house­keeper and mother of four who took refuge in­side a Pen­te­costal church to avoid de­por­ta­tion to Gu­atemala, say­ing af­ter­ward that Pres­i­dent Donald Trump’s ad­min­is­tra­tion is ly­ing by claim­ing its immigration poli­cies fo­cus on “the bad guys.”

■ Dalia Dip­polito, 34, a for­mer Florida es­cort con­victed of try­ing to hire a hit man in 2009 to mur­der her new­ly­wed hus­band in a plot recorded on video and au­dio that was fea­tured on the TV shows Cops and 20/20, was sen­tenced to 16 years in prison.

■ Nancy Guy, 49, of Pom­pano Beach, Fla., was ar­rested on ac­cu­sa­tions of tak­ing more than $300,000 from an 85-year-old man she met us­ing a dat­ing app in 2013, po­lice hav­ing been alerted by the man’s son when his fa­ther filed for bank­ruptcy.

■ Ken­roy Smith, whose daugh­ter Ab­bieGail was stabbed to death in New Jer­sey, is ap­peal­ing di­rectly to Pres­i­dent Donald Trump to grant a visa that will al­low him and her sis­ter Ken­nish to travel to the U.S. from Ja­maica in time for the 11-year-old’s fu­neral.

■ Wal­ter Fisher, 36, a 6-foot-1 pro­fes­sional gam­bler who said he be­gan overeat­ing in De­cem­ber while on a los­ing streak, shed 70 pounds to win $600,000 from a group of ac­quain­tances who bet that he couldn’t drop his body fat to un­der 10 per­cent in six months.

■ Betty Thomas, 65, got into an ar­gu­ment over a fare with a Philadel­phia taxi driver and then jumped be­hind the wheel and drove off with his cab, picking up pay­ing pas­sen­gers be­fore she was stopped and ar­rested about 30 min­utes later, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

■ Tim Ehrenkaufer, a po­lice sergeant in Day­tona Beach, Fla., said a 10-year-old boy de­scribed by of­fi­cers as “flashy” was ar­rested af­ter he cut off his an­kle mon­i­tor the day af­ter be­ing charged with car theft and stole an­other one, his fourth ar­rest in six weeks.

■ Abby Noland called po­lice on her first day as di­rec­tor of a li­brary in Carlisle, Mass., when she found a box con­tain­ing live Civil War-era mil­i­tary shells stashed in a closet in her new of­fice, prompt­ing a bomb squad to re­move the shells to a place where they could be safely det­o­nated.

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