• Mark Lamb of Colorado Parks and Wildlife said officers are trying to find a mountain lion that pounced on an 8-year-old boy as he ran next door to a neighbor's house in Bailey, Colo., biting the boy's head before it was driven off by the boy's father.
• Joseph McLoone, 56, monsignor of a Roman Catholic church in Downington, Pa., was arrested, accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from his parish, spending the money on a New Jersey beach house and on men he met on dating apps.
• Ryan Alden, 39, who pleaded guilty to 28 felonies, including creating child pornography and possession of obscene material, was sentenced to life in prison for hiding cameras in bedrooms and closets at four Oklahoma homes where he did electrical work, authorities said.
• Medi Bastoni, a 43-year-old Indonesian man, is walking more than 430 miles backward from his village in eastern Java to the country's capital, Jakarta, to raise awareness about deforestation and to ask President Joko Widodo to replant trees around the country.
• Anthony Nyakeo, 53, of Fort Worth, a former health care worker convicted of sexually assaulting a 74-year-old dementia patient at a nursing home in Grapevine, Texas, in 2018, was sentenced to two life prison terms, prosecutors said.
• Mike Blakely, 68, the sheriff of Limestone County, Ala., since 1983, arrested on theft and ethics charges that include accusations of taking money from campaign and law enforcement accounts, went back to work after being booked into and released from his own jail.
• Tameka Dinkins and her sister, Rosalind Yarber, whose mother went into cardiac arrest at a Bible study class and died after waiting about an hour for an ambulance to arrive, filed a negligence lawsuit against the city of Jackson, Miss., Hinds County and the ambulance service.
• Douglas Wymer, 40, of Nashville, Tenn., accused of dragging his child by her hair and beating her for not cleaning the kitchen table last September, was arrested this week and charged with child abuse, police said.
• Michelle Sosa, a police spokesman in Altamonte Springs, Fla., said a 16-year-old girl was arrested, accused of threatening a mass school shooting after she became annoyed by her younger sister's noisy sixth-grade chat group and took her sister's phone to write that she would first target the "next person to say something."
A Section on 08/23/2019
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