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■ Alexan­der Sper­ber, 25, stripped naked when a dye pack ex­ploded as he robbed a bank in Fort Laud­erdale, Fla., and then ran down the street throw­ing cash into the air in a spec­ta­cle he hoped would jump­start his ca­reer as a co­me­dian, author­i­ties said.

■ D’Ann Von­derau, sus­pended from her job as school su­per­in­ten­dent in High Is­land, Texas, for leav­ing a loaded hand­gun in a school ve­hi­cle where it was found by a stu­dent, agreed to re­sign in re­turn for the dis­trict pay­ing her $106,000 an­nual salary through Jan. 31.

■ Jimmy Wil­liams, 35, who had trav­eled from Texas to Platts­burgh, N.Y., to get mar­ried, was ar­rested in Hous­ton and re­turned to New York, where he was charged with eight counts of ar­son af­ter he set fire to ve­hi­cles when the nup­tials were called off, po­lice said.

■ Will Rober­son, an an­i­mal shel­ter worker in Huntsville, Ala., said the shel­ter rounded up dona­tions and ex­pert help to in­stall a new sound sys­tem to pipe in soft rock mu­sic dur­ing the day and clas­si­cal mu­sic at night to calm bark­ing dogs and en­cour­age more adop­tions.

■ Jen­nifer Gior­dano, 40, a can­cer pa­tient, is su­ing New Jer­sey’s Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Com­mis­sion be­cause a worker made her re­move her head­scarf for a new driver’s li­cense photo, which she com­pared to be­ing told to take off her shirt, say­ing, “It’s like ex­pos­ing your­self in a very raw way.”

■ Lynn Aron­berg, 37, a for­mer Mi­ami Dol­phins cheer­leader and pub­lic re­la­tions con­sul­tant in West Palm Beach, Fla., will get a new BMW and $40,000 in an “am­i­ca­ble” di­vorce caused in part be­cause she sup­ports Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and her hus­band, a Demo­cratic pros­e­cu­tor, doesn’t.

■ Amy Trem­blay, 35, a New Hamp­shire “fugi­tive of the week” ac­cused of bail vi­o­la­tions on a drug con­spir­acy charge, was ar­rested af­ter a tip­ster told U.S. mar­shals she could be found sun­ning her­self in a rel­a­tive’s back­yard in Haver­hill, Mass.

■ Nel­son Cousin, 28, a high school track coach in Fostoria, Ohio, was fired af­ter he was ar­rested, ac­cused of tex­ting nude pho­tos to un­der­age stu­dents and forc­ing his three school-age chil­dren to live with the rot­ting corpse of a dog in their home.

■ Ken­neth Man­zanares, 39, of Utah, who is ac­cused of killing his wife on a cruise ship bound for Alaska, told an ac­quain­tance who walked into their blood-splat­tered cabin that “she would not stop laugh­ing at him,” the FBI said.

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