• Ashley Lemanski of Harbor Beach, Mich., said she and other tourists initially thought a man near Old Faithful at Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park was about to jump into the geyser in a suicidal leap, until he was led away by park rangers after apparently urinating into the natural wonder.
• Michael Johnson, 27, of Manassas, Va., grabbed some produce, pulled down his pants and rubbed the produce on his behind before putting it back, resulting in his arrest and the grocery store having to destroy several pallets of fruit, police said.
• Julie Chen, host of the prime-time CBS show Big Brother, has left her other job co-hosting the daytime CBS show The Talk a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted from the company over sexual-misconduct charges.
• Roseann Ketchmark, a federal judge in Springfield, Mo., told James Chapman, 58, that "stealing birthday money from little kids is deplorable" as she sentenced the former mail carrier to three months in prison for pocketing money and presents sent to people on his route.
• Walter Wolford, 66, of Hagerstown, Md., is facing assault charges, accused of using a dog leash on his wife's neck to lead her around a fair in York, Pa., telling police that she has late-stage dementia and he used the leash only so she wouldn't get lost.
• Arnold Nash, 65, convicted of murder in 1991 and due for release in 2019, was spotted walking along a road and was arrested in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, after escaping from a minimum-security unit five days earlier, state police said.
• Eric Relich, a police sergeant in Mount Pleasant, Wis., said officers who pulled over a 15-year-old boy for reckless driving discovered that he was drunk, had a baby in the back seat and that the baby's 19-year-old mother, a passenger in the car, was so intoxicated that she couldn't stand up.
• Jason Clay, a spokesman for Colorado's wildlife agency, said a mountain lion was captured on a surveillance camera dashing toward the open door of a Boulder motel, then ambling away after spotting some motel guests walking their dog nearby.
• Tare Okirika, 30, of Laurel, Md., was arrested on federal wire-fraud and conspiracy charges in the theft of hurricane victims' identities in Georgia, Florida and Texas in what prosecutors called a scam to file fake disaster claims.
A Section on 09/19/2018
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