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Barb Byrum, the clerk of Ingham County, Mich., filed a complaint with police against a resident in Mason who placed a toilet on that person’s lawn with a sign that reads, “Place mail in ballots here,” which Byrum said could mislead people who aren’t familiar with the voting system.

James Poole, 37, an emergency medical technician from Webb City, Mo., pleaded guilty to tampering with a consumer product after investigators said Poole stole painkillers from vials in an ambulance and concealed it by injecting water and saline back into the vials, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Willie Jones, 41, an inmate at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, La., who is serving two life sentences for two second-degree murder convictions, is facing new charges in the stabbing of two corrections officers, according to authorities.

Philippa Whipple, a judge in London, sentenced former British lawmaker Charlie Elphicke to two years in prison for sexually assaulting two women a decade apart, telling Elphicke that he is “a sexual predator who used your success and respectability as a cover.”

Le Dinh Cong and his brother, Le Dinh Chuc, of Dong Tam, Vietnam, were sentenced to death in the killings of three policemen using grenades, firebombs and spears as the authorities advanced on the village during a land dispute with the Vietnamese government.

Shunta Davis, a middle school teacher in Brookhaven, Miss., said she was fired after refusing to teach in a classroom crowded with about 24 students during the pandemic, noting that she was afraid of transmitting the virus to her mother, who has health issues.

George Mychaliska, a doctor in Ann Arbor, Mich., said “it was a very emotional and extraordinary moment” when he and his surgical team from the University of Michigan successfully separated 14-month-old conjoined twin sisters.

Tracey Ray, the former clerk of Center, Mo., who is facing charges in a shootout that injured the Ralls County sheriff and a deputy, is also being investigated in the spending of more than $300,000 in taxpayer money, according to state Auditor Nicole Galloway.

Mardi Massel, a spokeswomen for the Ponchatoula Country Market in Louisiana, said the business is taking offers from anyone interested in buying a historic caboose that’s parked outside the building in downtown Ponchatoula.

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