• Wesley Wise, 35, and his brother Quinton, 30, are accused of paying a man $50 in cash and $100 worth of cocaine to firebomb an Atlanta police officer's home, with authorities saying the brothers were drug dealers and didn't want a police officer living on their street.
• David Shawn Minze, 39, a Texas man who goes by his middle name, was sentenced to 70 years in prison for heating up a Western-style belt buckle bearing a large letter "S" and using it to brand his girlfriend, who also accused Minze of choking her and covering her face with a pillow.
• Latasha Bryant, Timothy Storms and Dustin Napier were arrested in Kentucky after police said the trio stole a 5-gallon gasoline jug from a garage when their car broke down and poured the liquid into the gas tank, but ended up having to push the vehicle back to the victim's property when the car stopped working again because the jug had been filled with peroxide instead of gas.
• Gary Peter Simon Jr. of Mandeville, La., who used to work for the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve in New Orleans, pleaded guilty to illegally accessing computers used by the reserve and altering or deleting files, which prosecutors said caused $23,000 in damage.
• Willie Sankey, 32, faces a capital-murder charge after police in Montgomery, Ala., said he fatally shot 7-year-old Omarion Greenhouse when the boy woke up in the night, got out of bed and startled Sankey, who had been asleep on the living room couch.
• Cheryl Katz, who lives in West Palm Beach, Fla., said her neighbor has been leaving out dog food and roast chicken for dozens of black vultures, causing the birds to hang around and damage homes and cars on the street.
• Anntronette McGlowan and Quincy Owen were arrested in Nashville, Tenn., accused of assaulting McDonald's workers after McGlowan became upset when she didn't get the fries she ordered at the drive-thru.
• Nathan Horton was charged with violating the Lacy Act, which forbids illegal wildlife trafficking, after an investigation that began in 2016 found that hundreds of turtles have been shipped from Atlanta's airport to China.
• Caroline Adkins of Pikeville, Tenn., who, according to authorities, had more than 160 dogs and more than 40 cats in her home, was charged with animal cruelty after a veterinarian determined the animals needed to be removed.
A Section on 08/17/2019
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