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■ Tad Cum­mins, 50, who is ac­cused of run­ning away with a 15-year-old stu­dent and lead­ing po­lice on a 38day na­tion­wide man­hunt, saw his Ten­nessee teach­ing li­cense re­voked by the state Ed­u­ca­tion Board.

■ Robert Piver, 52, ac­cused of il­le­gally stor­ing nearly 10,000 tires at his south­east Texas home, was ar­rested af­ter, Lib­erty County au­thor­i­ties said, he didn’t com­ply with a no­tice that he was breach­ing fire codes.

■ Michael Pad­gett, 25, who was deemed a “per­sis­tent felony of­fender” and there­fore faced up to a decade in prison af­ter he spit in the face of a deputy jailer, will go free af­ter a Ken­tucky ap­peals court de­clared one of his tri­als im­proper, ac­cord­ing to the Owens­boro, Ky., Mes­sen­ger-Enquirer.

■ Jor­dan Smith, a char­ter boat cap­tain, told the Panama City, Fla., News Her­ald that he couldn’t be­lieve his eyes when he saw a crea­ture fall­ing from a bridge near Destin, and when he moved his boat closer to the site of the splash, he dis­cov­ered it was a cat, which he pulled from the wa­ter, took to the vet­eri­nar­ian, and plans to adopt and pos­si­bly name “Mir­a­cle.”

■ Carl Magee III, 34, of Cal­i­for­nia faces first-de­gree mur­der charges in the death of a home­less woman whom Magee drenched in gaso­line and set on fire while she slept on a porch in West Vir­ginia, au­thor­i­ties said.

■ Wil­liam Fran­cis Hen­drick­son, 25, of Largo, Fla., was ar­rested af­ter his 8-month-old son died while be­ing kept in a non-air-con­di­tioned bed­room where the tem­per­a­ture was 109 de­grees when po­lice ar­rived, the Tampa Bay Times re­ported.

■ Luke Swof­ford, 4, of Rock­wall, Texas, was re­united with his beloved teddy bear, aptly named Teddy Bear, nearly a week af­ter the toy was for­got­ten at Dal­las Love Field air­port and sparked a search that ended when a se­cu­rity guard found it in a break room.

■ Robert Boyce, the New York City Po­lice Depart­ment’s chief of de­tec­tives, said a 73-year-old man suf­fered sec­ond- and third-de­gree burns af­ter a pack­age left on the doorstep of a Queens build­ing he owns det­o­nated when he opened it.

■ Mil­lie Tjeltweed of New Mex­ico said “her knees went weak” when she was re­united with her pet of 35 years, a 115-year-old tortoise named Di­ablo, af­ter a fam­ily that bought the an­i­mal from some kids at a park for $5 called Tjeltweed when they saw a news re­port about the pet’s dis­ap­pear­ance, the Al­bu­querque Jour­nal re­ported.

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