In the news
■ 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.