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■ De­bra Cruise-Gulyas can pro­ceed with a law­suit claim­ing that her freespeech rights were vi­o­lated when a po­lice of­fi­cer in Tay­lor, Mich., up­graded a traf­fic ticket be­cause she raised her mid­dle fin­ger at him, with a fed­eral ap­peals court rul­ing that the of­fi­cer “should have known bet­ter.”

■ John Hill, school su­per­in­ten­dent in Blairsville, Ga., said an in­ves­ti­ga­tion that be­gan with a par­ent’s com­plaint found at least 46 stu­dents ages 14-18 shar­ing pho­tos of naked class­mates, some­thing he said could be pros­e­cuted as felony child pornog­ra­phy.

■ Cristo­pher San­tos Felix of the Bronx, N.Y., ac­cused of bit­ing off part of a fed­eral im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cer’s fin­ger as Felix was be­ing ar­rested at his home on charges of be­ing in the coun­try il­le­gally, was charged with as­sault, pros­e­cu­tors said.

■ Joshua Yabut, 30, a U.S. Army Na­tional Guard of­fi­cer charged in the theft of an ar­mored car in Rich­mond, Va., is now ac­cused of vi­o­lat­ing his bond agree­ment by tak­ing an unau­tho­rized trip to Iraq and re­search­ing bomb-mak­ing, au­thor­i­ties said.

■ Robert Derry, a Con­necti­cut State Po­lice sergeant, searched surveil­lance video, learned the li­cense plate num­ber of the driver who picked up the wed­ding and en­gage­ment rings that a Bos­ton woman lost at an in­ter­state rest stop in Bran­ford a month ear­lier, then tracked down the driver, who re­turned the rings.

■ Robert Earl Coun­cil, serv­ing life with­out pa­role for mur­der, who went on a hunger strike to protest be­ing placed in soli­tary con­fine­ment at an Alabama prison, is eat­ing again af­ter be­ing moved to a dif­fer­ent lockup where he’s ex­pected to re­turn to the gen­eral prison pop­u­la­tion.

■ Ben­jamin Danneman, 37, serv­ing time in an Illi­nois prison for at­tempted bur­glary and theft, has pleaded guilty to us­ing the name of a Texas nurse and ly­ing to ob­tain jobs at three St. Louis-area health care fa­cil­i­ties in 2017.

■ Eddy Stabler of Law­ton, Okla, con­victed of pay­ing his niece $200 and giv­ing her metham­phetamine to cut off the hair and slash the face of his wife as she slept in 2016, was sen­tenced to 15-25 years in prison.

■ Thomas Gar­ner, 59, was charged with first-de­gree mur­der af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tors used DNA and ge­nealog­i­cal re­search to tie him to the 1984 slay­ing of a for­mer class­mate at the Or­lando Naval Train­ing Cen­ter in Semi­nole County, Fla., Sher­iff Den­nis Lemma said.

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