In the news
■ Elwood Hutt Jr. of Salisbury, Md., said taking a corner too fast spilled part of a truckload of watermelons onto a Philadelphia street, an accident that turned into a windfall for several carriage tour horses that helped with the clean-up by eating the smashed fruit.
■ Shannon Forester of Pensacola, Fla., was reunited with her sapphire and gold high school class ring after it was discovered in a kitchen drawer by Nicki Hintz as she cleaned out her late father’s house in Custer, Wis.
■ Kevin Teague, a sheriff’s deputy in Williamson County, Tenn., was honored by the National Association of School Resource Officers for quickly using the Heimlich maneuver on a Bethesda Elementary school student who was choking in the cafeteria in Bethesda.
■ Kip Northrup, 45, said he and two other men working at a car dealership in Schroeppel, N.Y., teamed up to save a man whose legs were under a back tire of his Hummer in the Oswego River, where he became trapped after backing into it and then getting out to inspect his plight.
■ Kyle Anderson, 31, tried to flee undercover St. Tammany Parish, La., detectives by ramming an unmarked sheriff’s vehicle but had to be saved when he jumped into a canal in Slidell and began calling for help, leading a detective to dive in after him to take him into custody.
■ Christopher McMann, 44, and Travis Jones, 31, were both stabbed but are expected to recover after tackling a man with a knife who attacked a woman during a purse snatching as she sat in her car outside a grocery store in Seminole, Fla., authorities said.
■ Gregory Bellotti, a dentist in Mars, Pa., tried to work on patients while drunk and, after his staff called 911, told responding officers he’d had an entire bottle of vodka, resulting in his arrest for public drunkenness and reckless endangerment, police said. ■ Chris Corley, 36, a former South Carolina legislator who opposed placing restrictions on people charged in abuse cases, was sentenced to five years’ probation after pleading guilty to a domestic-violence charge stemming from an 2016 attack on his wife.
■ Jarrod Kanizay has marine experts stumped as to the identity of the tiny, buglike creatures he caught with a pool net off a beach in Melbourne, Australia, which were drawn to meat as bait, just as they were a day earlier to his son Sam’s feet, which were covered in blood when he emerged from a walk in the water.