• Caycee Bregel, 25, of Farmington, Minn., who ran an animal rescue nonprofit out of her home, was sentenced to community service and two years of probation after complaints of a pig running loose led investigators to the property, where they discovered 64 dead cats, 43 live cats and other animals.
• Ashley Henson, sheriff's spokesman in Dallas, Ga., said a 4-year-old boy accidentally and fatally shot his 6-year-old sister in the head with a handgun he found in the center console of a car that was parked in the family's driveway, after their mother exited the vehicle to find out why it wouldn't start.
• Wendell Powers of Limestone County, Ala., said he believes someone intentionally shot and killed two of his cows, one a registered Beefmaster cow worth about $2,500 and the other a mother with a calf potentially worth $1,400 as a pair.
• Justin Green, a deputy with the Tulsa County sheriff's office, said officers found a man dead at a home near Collinsville, Okla., where a woman said she used a kitchen knife to stab the man who was trying to break in.
• Candace Steen, a Metro Nashville Police Department officer, was removed from West End Middle School in Nashville, Tenn., and reassigned to desk duty after being accused of selling an alcoholic mixture to teachers while on duty, police said.
• Franklin Carroll Jr., 27, faces a drunken-driving charge after, police said, his truck struck a car, setting off a chain reaction involving four vehicles, including a school bus in Charleston, W.Va., after which he fled and was later found hiding in the bathroom of a nearby business.
• Tom Ahern, a spokesman with the Chicago Police Department, said police in Calumet City, Ill., located a truck that was filled with Modelo beer when it was stolen after the driver left the keys in the ignition, and no beer was missing.
• Jessica Monell, 36, faces child neglect and other charges after authorities said they found her 2-year-old daughter dead in a hot car parked outside her Pensacola, Fla., apartment building and Monell asleep in the apartment, where investigators found suspected drugs.
• Mike Benavides, a spokesman for Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, said two men who fell into a grease trap they were cleaning at an airport in Austin, Texas, were able to climb out, but a third man was pulled out unconscious by first responders.
A Section on 04/15/2019
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