IN THE NEWS: Uganda president says he loves Trump; 'pro-white' town manager fired; baby giraffe doing well after scare

Posted: January 24, 2018 at 3:42 a.m.
Updated: January 24, 2018 at 3:42 a.m.

Yoweri Museveni, Uganda's president, said he loves President Donald Trump despite a vulgar remark Trump used to refer to African nations, adding that Trump should be praised for not mincing words because "in the world, you cannot survive if you are weak."

Tom Kawczynski, who since June was the town manager for Jackman, Maine, and says he is unabashedly pro-white and operates a website that touts racial segregation, was fired Tuesday, town officials said.

John Otterman of the Akron, Ohio, School Board resigned this week citing health concerns, after police said they found the 57-year-old unconscious in a parked vehicle from an apparent overdose and he had marijuana and the painkiller fentanyl in his system.

Erica Sherrow, a member of a team supervising a giraffe birth earlier this month at New Orleans' Audubon Nature Institute, said the male baby fell the usual 6 feet from its mother but landed with its legs tangled over its head, causing a brief scare, but it is doing well now.

Joseph Burns, 27, was sentenced to 18 months in jail after he was convicted of stealing a police cruiser that an officer had left running as he went into a store in Dennis, Mass., and that later Burns intentionally crashed when officers tried to pull him over.

Claudia Alley said she agreed to a doughnut date with a Missouri State University student who had emailed all 22 Claudias on campus trying to find her after he mistakenly deleted her on the dating app Tinder, and she knew he was legitimate because he referred to a joke in her biography.

Bryan Schroder, a U.S. attorney, said six former employees of an Alaska commuter airline were indicted by a federal grand jury over allegations that they stole postal parcels over two years, including 343 computers being sent to schools in rural villages.

Tara Guertin's Jeep has been removed from the bottom of Lake Champlain weeks after some friends borrowed the vehicle to travel from Connecticut to Vermont for a ski trip and their GPS device directed them to drive onto the frozen lake.

Emily Coakley, an 86-year-old who uses a walker, was placed on a year of probation after pleading guilty to charges related to a Philadelphia bank robbery in which she had a handgun -- albeit an unloaded one -- when she demanded $400 that she believed the bank had shorted her.

A Section on 01/24/2018