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■ Rhonda Loo, a judge on the Hawai­ian is­land of Maui, sen­tenced Daren Young, found guilty of vi­o­lat­ing a no-con­tact or­der, to writ­ing 144 com­pli­ments about his ex-girl­friend in re­sponse to the 144 “nasty” text mes­sages and calls he sent her over three hours in April.

■ Jimmy Galindo Jr., 31, and 26-year-old Marco Tor­res face bur­glary and van­dal­ism counts af­ter of­fi­cers and a po­lice dog, in­ves­ti­gat­ing a bur­glary alarm at a den­ture busi­ness in Nashville, Tenn., found the pair hid­ing in its ceil­ing, au­thor­i­ties said.

■ Jes­sica Clouse, a Penn­syl­va­nia state trooper, call­ing it a les­son on why gun own­ers need to se­cure their weapons at home, said a 10-year-old boy loaded a gun and ac­ci­den­tally wounded his 11-year-old brother in the leg when the two thought they heard an in­truder.

■ Yuri Subotin, 67, said he would ap­peal be­ing sen­tenced to house ar­rest by a judge in Vil­nius, Lithua­nia, for pub­licly prais­ing So­viet dic­ta­tor Josef Stalin and crimes com­mit­ted by the So­viet Union dur­ing its nearly five-decade-long oc­cu­pa­tion of the Baltic na­tion.

■ Dar­ren Sum­ner, pub­lisher of the Sa­pulpa Her­ald in Sa­pulpa, Okla., opened the door to his of­fice re­stroom to find an adult male bob­cat that hissed and jumped at him be­fore he man­aged to slam the door shut, trap­ping the an­i­mal un­til it could be cap­tured and re­leased into the wild.

■ Nathaniel Nel­son faces an ar­son charge for set­ting a fire and spray-paint­ing racist graf­fiti on a pre­dom­i­nantly black church in Kansas City, Mo., where he worked, in or­der to cover up a theft, fed­eral prose­cu­tors said.

■ Her­bert Tip­ton, 71, of DeLand, Fla., faces firearms and other charges af­ter sher­iff’s deputies said he fired sev­eral shots in­side his house at imag­i­nary in­trud­ers and wouldn’t let his adult daugh­ter leave be­cause he thought the in­trud­ers were about to hurt them.

■ Kayla Theisler, a stu­dent at Youngstown State Univer­sity in Ohio, called it ex­cit­ing “to be a part of some­thing never done be­fore,” when she and 971 other stu­dents, alumni and com­mu­nity mem­bers gath­ered on cam­pus to set a record for the most peo­ple dressed in pen­guin cos­tumes at a gath­er­ing.

■ Daryl Mey­er­renke of the Fam­ily Pet Cen­ter in An­der­son, Ohio, said a group of neigh­bors ig­nored dan­ger warn­ings and spent hours fol­low­ing a deer be­fore they caught it to re­move an orange plas­tic pump­kin bucket that was stuck over the deer’s nose.

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