In the news
■ Mary Anne Bobinski was named dean of Emory University’s law school, becoming the first woman to hold the position since the Atlanta school was founded in 1916.
■ Isaiah Thompson, 23, of New York, who had been arrested seven times previously for riding on the outside of subway trains, has been charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing after police said he rode on the back of a train in Manhattan and pulled the emergency brakes.
■ Paula Hunt, a former bookkeeper for a tax collector’s office in Warren County, Miss., was arrested on an embezzlement charge, accused of stealing cash from payments the office received and transferring money between bank accounts to cover up for the missing funds.
■ Daniel Wilson, 27, of Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he fatally shot the boyfriend of his child’s mother during an argument.
■ Ralph Weems IV and David Knighten, who were beaten outside a northeast Mississippi restaurant and alleged that the eatery had allowed an atmosphere of violence on the premises, will not receive the compensation they sought after a jury found that the restaurant’s owner and security guard were not liable for their assault.
■ Douglas Lomas, 44, and Stephanie Ching, 35, were arrested in Beijing and sent back to the U.S. for prosecution in the slaying of a California man, after police conducting a well-being check at the man’s home found his dismembered body.
■ Ronald Martin, 44, a federal agent from Fort Knox, Ky., who police say was shot after he pointed a laser-sighted gun in the direction of a uniformed Louisiana State Police trooper, is no longer facing a hatecrime charge but will face other charges, including aggravated assault, in the incident.
■ Kaleb Young, 20, is charged with first-degree murder in a Tulsa shooting that killed two people and injured two others, all of whom were standing next to Young’s ex-girlfriend and were suspected by Young of shooting up his home a month earlier, according to an affidavit.
■ John Michael Medina, 20, of Houston was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a series of robberies, one in which he pointed a gun at a 7-year-old girl and threatened to kill her if her parents didn’t pay him, and the girl’s father handed him $7, all of the money he had with him.