• Terran Wooley of Hutchinson, Kan., lost his bid to have Angus, a 3-year-old wirehaired vizsla, run for governor when the Kansas secretary of state's office rejected the dog's paperwork, even though state law doesn't set any minimum requirements for candidates.
• Francelle Fleurine, 34, a school bus driver in Raynham, Mass., told police she was running late on her route and didn't stop after crashing the bus into two trees, then driving off with 10 middle-school students aboard.
• Tamlynn Yoder, 25, a server fired from a Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., restaurant after she complained on social media that she spent most of a shift preparing a 75-item takeout order for a church group that didn't give her a tip, said several church families have stepped forward with "more than a tip."
• Bryan Eubanks, 38, a former Newcomerstown, Ohio, police officer, who pleaded guilty to shooting himself in the arm and falsely claiming he'd been shot during a traffic stop, was sentenced to three months in jail and two years of probation.
• Jared Rigby of the Wasatch County, Utah, sheriff's office, said two people in a research helicopter trying to capture an elk with a net escaped with minor injuries when the animal leaped into the chopper's tail rotor as it flew about 10 feet above the ground, killing the elk and causing the copter to crash.
• Lawrence Rosen, a professor emeritus at Princeton University in Trenton, N.J., canceled a course he teaches on cultural freedoms and hate speech after his use of a racial slur during a discussion on free speech led some students to walk out.
• Alexandra Hatcher, 50, of Portsmouth, Va., convicted of faking her death in a scheme that involved publishing death notices and filing false death certificates to make claims on life insurance policies, was sentenced to four years in prison.
• Benjamin Espino, 43, of Lawrence, Mass., was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to attend anger-management classes after he pleaded guilty to beating a transgender woman outside a club after she danced with his wife.
• Megan Edmonds, city clerk of Natchez, Miss., said the city took possession of a public auditorium it had rented to a church since 2013, rejecting church claims that the cost of renovations and repairs to the property should account for "several years" of missed $1,500 monthly rent payments.
A Section on 02/14/2018
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