In the news
■ Sister Mary Berchmans, president emerita of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, a 220-year-old Catholic girls school in Washington, D.C., announced that it is now allowing news about same-sex unions in its alumnae magazine, saying the change follows “the Gospel commandment of love.”
■ Jessica Sardina, 25, of Bangor, Maine, asked the state’s highest court to grant her motion seeking visitation rights with a boxer-Labrador mix named Honey after a lower court judge gave her former boyfriend full custody under property laws because his signature appeared on adoption papers.
■ Joachim Olsen, Olympic shot-putter and candidate for Denmark’s Parliament, confirmed that he placed a campaign ad on an adult website bearing his party’s logo and urging people to vote for him, saying while elections are serious, “there must also be some humor.”
■ William Holder, 54, of Hanover, Md., pleaded guilty to embezzling and then secretly selling upscale wine, worth as much as $1.5 million, from customers who paid him to store the bottles in a warehouse, prosecutors said.
■ Caroline Faith posted a photo of a stolen brewery delivery van on Instagram 42 minutes after The Unknown Brewing Co., in Charlotte, N.C., went on social media offering a keg party to the person who helped the brewery locate and recover the van.
■ Hester Burkhalter, 69, arrested at a Walt Disney World security checkpoint in Orlando, Fla., after a guard found CBD oil in her purse, is demanding an apology after prosecutors dropped a drug charge against the North Carolina woman.
■ Michelene Kinning, 54, a bookkeeper, faces four theft counts after being accused of stealing more than $200,000 from at least three Open Bible Churches in the Des Moines, Iowa, area by repeatedly writing checks to herself, police said.
■ Christopher Ewing, 40, of Uplands Park, Mo., accused of toppling a portable toilet with a woman trapped inside at a suburban St. Louis light rail station, was charged with felony counts of kidnapping, attempted kidnapping and assault, authorities said.
■ Rodney Puckett, 70, of Sand Springs, Okla., charged with concealing his 74-yearold wife’s body after it was spotted sitting in the passenger seat during a traffic stop in Eloy, Ariz., told police that his wife died at a hotel in Texas and that he put her in their vehicle and continued their trip.