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Kelli Dunaway put her hand on a copy of Dr. Seuss' Oh, the Places You'll Go, held by her 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter -- which includes the line, "Out there things can happen, and frequently do, To people as brainy and footsy as you" -- when she was sworn in as a new member of the St. Louis, Mo., County Council.

Scott Richardson, deputy fire chief in Springfield, Vt., said a Meals on Wheels driver had stopped to deliver food when he spotted a burning house and entered it to rescue the elderly woman who lived there.

Sukamat, a police chief in Indonesia's North Sumatra province who goes by only one name, said a shepherd and 19 buffaloes were killed when a bolt of lightning struck a livestock cage as the man began to light a bonfire to protect the animals from mosquitoes.

Michelle Bolen, a former teacher at a Catholic school in Kansas City, Mo., filed a lawsuit against the school's principal and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, claiming that she was fired because she wasn't married when she became pregnant in 2015.

John Lee, 41, of Walnut, Calif., convicted of illegally importing powdered tadalafil, the active ingredient in some erectile dysfunction drugs, to make about 5½ million pills sold as herbal remedies, was sentenced to more than eight years in prison, prosecutors said.

Rebecca Landers, 46, a food worker smitten with an inmate at a state prison in New Castle, Ind., pleaded guilty to smuggling a wedding ring to Chad Shackelford, whom she planned to have move in with her when he's released in 2022.

Matthew Smith, 20, of Grovetown, S.C., found hiding in a closet by deputies responding to a call about marijuana odor coming from a 15-year-old girl's room, was arrested on charges that included contributing to the delinquency of a minor and criminal sexual conduct, authorities said.

D. Christopher Evans, a federal Drug Enforcement Administration special agent, called it a "small victory" after a drug sweep that began in January in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia netted more than 800 pounds of methamphetamine and the arrests of 235 people.

Steven Murdock, 55, a Utah man who is a volunteer leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was arrested after being accused of illegally photographing a woman in a dressing room at a mall in Nashville, Tenn., police said.

A Section on 08/21/2019

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  • RTT
    August 22, 2019 at 12:09 a.m.

    "Matthew Smith, 20, of Grovetown, S.C., found hiding in a closet by deputies responding to a call about marijuana odor coming from a 15-year-old girl's room . . ."
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    Ahhh, the closet . . a place police NEVER look. How they found him there is a miracle!