In the news

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - Front Page -

■ Wil­liam Hollingsed, po­lice chief of Waynesvill­e, N.C., and Hay­wood County Sher­iff Greg Christophe­r pre­sented the fam­ily of Riley Howell, the 21-year-old ROTC cadet at the Univer­sity of North Carolina-Char­lotte who was killed when he tack­led a gun­man who opened fire in­side a class­room, with a post­hu­mous Pur­ple Heart and Bronze Star.

■ Michael Kwan, a long­time judge in Tay­lorsville, Utah, was sus­pended without pay for six months for com­ments he made on­line and in court crit­i­ciz­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, in­clud­ing a post bash­ing his “in­abil­ity to gov­ern and po­lit­i­cal in­com­pe­tence.”

■ Janet Mills, the gov­er­nor of Maine, has signed into law leg­is­la­tion end­ing re­li­gious and philo­soph­i­cal ex­emp­tions for state-re­quired vac­ci­na­tions for stu­dents at pub­lic and pri­vate schools and uni­ver­si­ties, in­clud­ing nurs­ery schools, as well as for health care fa­cil­ity em­ploy­ees.

■ Mark Duda, 56, of Pomona, Calif., faces bur­glary charges after a vic­tim rec­og­nized him as the man liv­ing in a tree­house built nearby that was out­fit­ted with “a fire pit, bar­be­cue, and lighting” and had a sweep­ing view of the com­mu­nity, po­lice said.

■ Daniel Shan­non, 66, of San Tan Val­ley, Ariz., ac­cused of bury­ing his mother in his back­yard to con­tinue re­ceiv­ing her So­cial Se­cu­rity and Vet­er­ans Af­fairs ben­e­fits, was ar­rested for fraud and im­proper dis­posal of a body, sher­iff’s deputies said.

■ Robert Markus of Brighton, Mich., who pleaded guilty to bank rob­bery and armed rob­bery, was sen­tenced to up to 20 years in prison for a crime that net­ted him $106, pros­e­cu­tors said.

■ John Martin Hill, 34, ac­cused of tak­ing $80,000 from a Ge­or­gia woman who said they met on a dat­ing web­site, was ar­rested in Franklin, Tenn., and is ac­cused of com­mit­ting sim­i­lar crimes in four other states, po­lice said.

■ Larry Spi­aggi, pres­i­dent of the Vir­ginia Funeral Direc­tors As­so­ci­a­tion, called the prac­tice “ab­hor­rent” after a healthy Shih Tzu mix named Emma was eu­th­a­nized and cre­mated so it could be buried with its owner.

■ Jose Simms, 29, who pledged to sur­ren­der on a fail­ure-to-ap­pear war­rant if his wanted poster got 15,000 likes on the Tor­ring­ton, Conn., Po­lice De­part­ment’s Face­book page, got the likes but failed to honor the agree­ment with po­lice, who are now draw­ing crit­i­cism for the deal.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.