• 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.
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