In the news

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

■ James Prater, a for­mer Army sergeant try­ing to sell his home in Ma­son, Mich., is be­ing ac­cused by of­fi­cials of vi­o­lat­ing state and fed­eral anti-dis­crim­i­na­tion laws by post­ing a sign in his front yard de­scrib­ing the “terms” of a sale as “No for­eign­ers Iraq vet.”

■ Adrian Pog­more, a for­mer Bri­tish po­lice of­fi­cer, was sen­tenced to a year in jail for us­ing the cam­era on a po­lice he­li­copter to film peo­ple hav­ing sex and sun­bathing nude, with Judge Peter Kel­son telling him that “you, quite lit­er­ally, con­sid­ered your­self above the law.” ■ Den­nis Strick­land, 33, tried to de­posit what he said was a $1 mil­lion bill into his ac­count at a Sioux City, Iowa, bank but was ar­rested on drug pos­ses­sion charges when po­lice asked him to empty his pock­ets and a bag of metham­phetamine fell out, au­thor­i­ties said.

■ De­bra Wisler, 39, of Mil­lville, N.J., was charged with child en­dan­ger­ment, ac­cused of aban­don­ing her 10-year-old spe­cial-needs son in the woods near Joint Base McGuire- Dix- Lake­hurst af­ter find­ing out he was in­el­i­gi­ble for a chil­dren’s pro­gram at the base. ■ An­drew Jensen faces a bur­glary count af­ter the Ven­tura County, Calif., sher­iff’s of­fice con­nected him to an Oc­to­ber break-in at a house in Thou­sand Oaks through DNA ev­i­dence found in a toi­let be­cause the sus­pect took a bath­room break and didn’t flush, au­thor­i­ties said. ■ Jo­hanna Dill­mann, 22, who, at 5 feet 3 inches tall, had her ap­pli­ca­tion to be­come a po­lice of­fi­cer re­jected be­cause she was about a half-inch too short, will have her ap­pli­ca­tion re­in­stated af­ter a Ger­man court tossed out min­i­mum height re­quire­ments as un­fair.

■ Marco Reyes of Meri­den, Conn., a fa­ther of three who en­tered the U.S. il­le­gally in 1997, be­came the sec­ond per­son this sum­mer to take sanc­tu­ary in­side a New Haven church to avoid de­por­ta­tion, say­ing he fears for his life if he’s re­turned to Ecuador.

■ Ryan Ha­ley, 30, of Rome, N.Y., who re­ceived nearly $3,000 in work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion ben­e­fits for a back in­jury, faces fraud and other charges af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tors said they found ev­i­dence that he was kayak­ing in Puerto Rico when he claimed he couldn’t work. ■ Gary Ei­land, 53, of Minot, N.D., claimed self-de­fense but was sen­tenced to time served and three years of pro­ba­tion af­ter plead­ing guilty to ag­gra­vated as­sault for bit­ing off a co-worker’s ear in 2015 as they fought over where to place mer­chan­dise at a lum­ber and hard­ware store.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.