In the news
■ 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.