• Selah Schneiter, 10, of Glenwood Springs, Colo., scaled Yosemite National Park's 3,000-foot El Capitan over five days with the help of her father and a family friend, saying they climbed by taking "small bites" up the rock formation.
• Dale Glass, St. Louis' corrections commissioner, said a woman trying to leave the St. Louis Justice Center went through a fire-exit door, which locked all of the stairwell doors on every floor, trapping her for more than two days until a staff member noticed her looking through a door window.
• Stephen Mell, 53, of Far Hills, N.J., a former investment firm CEO who was accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl on his private airplane after he set it on autopilot, has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
• Mickey Paulk, wanted by Limestone County, Ala., authorities on drug and weapons charges, posted a video on social media denying that he fed methamphetamine to his pet squirrel, which deputies who were executing a search warrant described as a meth-fueled "attack squirrel."
• Anatoly Nikolaichuk, the hunting department chief in Norilsk, Siberia, just inside the Arctic Circle, said officials are deciding whether to catch an emaciated polar bear that's been roaming the city, which would allow it to be airlifted 300 miles north to its normal habitat near the Kara Sea.
• Melody Farris, 59, accused of fatally shooting her husband, an Atlanta attorney, and then burning his body in some woods on their property, was arrested in Tennessee on charges that include murder and concealing a body, police said.
• Sly James, the outgoing mayor of Kansas City, Mo., tweeted pictures of what he said a "real" Kansas City burger looks like and said McDonald's should "stay in your lane" after the fast-food chain introduced a Kansas City barbecue-themed hamburger at its restaurants in the United Kingdom.
• John Romero, a police spokesman in Lakewood, Colo., said investigators released a video of a brawl at a youth baseball game for 7-year-olds in a bid to identify the adults who came to blows over calls made by a 13-year-old umpire.
• Sherrie Ritz, a mourner at a funeral in York, Pa., called it just "evil" after someone stole an urn as the family of a deceased man gathered in a backroom after the rite, and she urged the thief to return the cremains that were intended for the deceased's mother.
A Section on 06/20/2019
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