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Aurelio Fuentes Jr., a Fresno, Calif., newspaper carrier who rescued a newborn baby girl, umbilical cord still attached, whom he spotted lying in the middle of a Madera County road around 4 a.m., called it an "awful, chilling moment," adding he was grateful he was driving slowly.

Shaylor Taetz, a firefighter in Maryland Heights, Mo., and his partner, whose ambulance slid into a guardrail and crashed as they responded to a call on a dangerously icy interstate, continued on foot and then used a stretcher to walk their patient about a mile to a nearby hospital.

Charles Herring, police chief of Towson University in Maryland, said a woman in her 50s wearing a multicolored scarf "may cause concern" after she reportedly showed several students on campus a picture on her cellphone and asked if they would date her son.

Jamal Gardner, 47, accused of using a rifle to shoot dozens of times at a police officer in Columbia, Tenn., pinning him down but missing, was arrested in Detroit on charges that included attempted first-degree murder and aggravated domestic assault.

Hyunju V. Ko, 47, the pilot of a single-engine airplane, and two passengers escaped unhurt when Ko clipped a utility pole and fence making an emergency landing on a highway after the plane's engine failed during takeoff from an airport in Midland, Va., authorities said.

Charles Abels III, 51, of Baton Rouge, top administrator of the state's Tax Commission, resigned after being arrested on charges he collected pay for time he actually spent golfing, shopping and other personal activities, his attorney said.

Michael Todesca of Hampstead, N.H., said he was at a Chicago bar with his girlfriend on Feb. 3 watching the Super Bowl when he got a home security alert on his cellphone and saw his house go up in flames while he was nearly 1,000 miles away.

Daniel Hernandez, 46, of Roseville, Calif., pleaded guilty to accepting $5,000 in bribes in a case linked to a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who gave marijuana smugglers in South Texas information about sensors, keys to locks and radios, prosecutors said.

Michael Middleton, 43, of Maine, called the "Cupid of Chaos" by the Franklin County, Ohio, sheriff's office, is awaiting extradition from Ohio to New Hampshire, where he faces charges of being married to three women in different states, prosecutors said.

A Section on 02/12/2019

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