• Charles McGee, a retired U.S. Army Air Forces pilot who was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen and flew 409 combat missions over three wars, celebrated his 100th birthday by flying a private jet between Frederick, Md., and Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
• Maureen Griffiths, assessor in Wasatch County, Utah, said a phone dropped on a keyboard may have resulted in a typo that officials blame for the overestimation of a home's taxable value by about $543 million.
• Britney Darnell Brooks and Tammy Brooks, the mother and grandmother of a 5-year-old girl who drowned in a pond in Lowndes County, Miss., were indicted on charges of child neglect, and Britney Brooks faces four more charges of child neglect involving previous incidents, reports said.
• Jerron Smith, 33, the first person charged with defying Florida's "red-flag" law, under which authorities with a judge's backing can seek to remove weapons from people who pose a danger to themselves and others, was convicted and faces up to five years in prison.
• Gabrielle De Arroyo, 61, of San Antonio was sentenced to 10 years in prison for helping her son and two other inmates escape from a county jail, with De Arroyo being accused of working with two others to smuggle a saw blade and other contraband to the three men, who were in jail on capital murder charges.
• Michael Clark Jr., 5, invited his kindergarten class from Grand Rapids, Mich., to the court hearing where he was officially adopted by his parents as part of the court's annual Adoption Day.
• Robert Fain, 28, of Haughton, La., a former deputy with the Louisiana fire marshal's office, was arrested and faces charges including animal cruelty in the death of his working dog, after investigators found that the animal had died of neglectful malnourishment and after Fain had claimed fraudulent hours and expenses related to working with the dog, authorities said.
• Sam Morgan, 54, a city councilman in El Paso, Texas, who was indicted on an aggravated-assault charge stemming from allegations that he hit his wife, intends to fulfill the rest of his term, his attorney said.
• Charles Warner, a police officer in Franklin, Tenn., encouraged parents to tell their children never to touch discarded weapons, after police were called to a fast-food restaurant where employees reported that someone had left a loaded gun in a bathroom stall.
A Section on 12/08/2019
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