• Hart Daley, chief deputy in Oxford County, Maine, said an 18-year-old died and a 17-year-old was injured when they sneaked onto the Sunday River resort in Newry to go sledding on a steep ski trail using an inflatable tube and crashed into a tree.
• Gurbir Grewal, a former prosecutor in Bergen County, N.J., and a former assistant U.S. attorney, won confirmation by New Jersey's Senate and is believed to be the nation's first Sikh state attorney general.
• Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, honored a promise by giving $111,000 in campaign contributions from Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein, an accused sexual abuser, to Women's Justice Now, a New York City charity associated with the National Organization for Women.
• Emma Gunsallus, 81, a waitress who has been a feature for decades at The Corner Room in State College, Pa., a Penn State student hangout, completed her final shift and retired from the restaurant after 61 years.
• Maria Valdez Moreno, whose ball python, Penelope, frequently posed with tourists strolling through Miami Beach, is now fighting deportation after Florida wildlife authorities stopped her for illegal display of exotic wildlife and called immigration officials to check her status.
• Tiffany Phillips, a New York City police officer, was flagged down by a motorist whose wife was going into labor as they tried to get through heavy traffic and ended up coaching her through the birth, saying afterward that it was a "great sound" to hear the baby cry after delivery.
• Stephen Cook, 68, who fatally shot a neighbor's two Labrador retrievers after the dogs chased and killed his cat on his property in Montgomery County, Va., was convicted of two misdemeanors involving a firearm and a grand jury will consider felony charges against Cook, prosecutors said.
• Rodwell Clay, 55, of Bloomfield, Conn., pleaded guilty to first-degree assault for biting off a chunk of his ex-wife's nose during an argument and will be deported to his native Guyana after serving at least 6½ years in prison.
• Emily Raguse of Eden Prairie, Minn., was in her basement when she looked up to see, huddled in a window well and covered in snow, a dog that turned out to be a neighbor's 13-year-old blind goldendoodle, Buddy, which had survived five nights in the bitter cold after getting lost.
A Section on 01/18/2018
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