• Susi Huelsmeyer-Sinay, who works with Yellowstone Llamas out of Bozeman, Mont., took three llamas to Yellowstone National Park to help rescue a llama that escaped in August from a guided hike, eventually luring the animal out of the backcountry.
• Josh Middleton, superintendent of the Middleton School District in Middleton, Idaho, said 14 staff members have been placed on paid administrative leave after pictures surfaced of the group wearing caricature outfits depicting Mexican people and a border wall emblazoned with "Make America Great Again."
• Lashaun Wheeler, 38, head of customer service for Shreveport's Department of Water and Sewage in Louisiana, was arrested after officials said she manipulated water bills so relatives and friends would continue to receive service without having to pay for it.
• Jules Jackson, 19, who was arrested in Marietta, Ga., on charges of armed robbery and was taken to a hospital because police believed he had swallowed a dangerous amount of drugs, escaped through a second-story hospital window after slipping out of handcuffs while an officer was out of the room, according to officials.
• James Polite, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y., faces charges of criminal mischief as a hate crime and arson after police said he used a black marker to scrawl anti-Semitic graffiti throughout a Jewish temple and set fire to a Jewish banquet hall.
• David Hamilton, a county clerk in York County, S.C., said a courthouse has been evacuated and closed while a chemical treatment is applied to kill bedbugs after specially trained dogs found evidence of the pests in both courtrooms, the criminal court building and in offices on both floors.
• Leslie Neal, 40, a registered nurse from Otterville, Mo., who while preparing drugs for patients stole a large quantity of drugs from the University of Missouri Hospital, police said, and has been charged with theft of a controlled substance.
A Section on 11/04/2018
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