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■ 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.

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