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• Andrea Steinebach says her family is ‘still haunted by the illegal invasion of our home in the middle of the night by the very people who are supposed to protect us’ as a judge orders St. Louis County to pay $300,000 after police burst in with guns drawn in search of a suspect who had skipped the taxi fare.

• Lesli Myers-Small, Superintendent of Schools in Rochester, NY, said she was “horrified” as several teachers were furloughed and could be fired after exchanging text messages making racist and demeaning references to students.

• Shannon LaFargue, academic director of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, was named superintendent by an 8-7 vote and said the mission “tries to be flexible, gives teachers real autonomy, gives teachers the opportunity to say, “I can have fun today in this class. “”

• Montana Superintendent of Schools Elsie Arntzen has been ticketed and is heading to city court after being charged with overtaking a school bus in a van while stopped to pick up students from a residential development.

• Tracy Wolff, pastor of Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church in Springfield, Mo., says ‘it’s not just tagging…it was a hate crime’ as police investigate the painting of a swastika on a historically black church that becomes “one of the most diverse places in town.”

• Marquetta Curry, a former Georgia state employee, was charged with attempting to steal $60,000 from two elderly women, asking one to give her a blank check and trying to cash it another check telling the bank that she was the victim’s great-niece. .

• Curt Kemmerer, a wildlife biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, conceded that “perhaps three to five bears” live statewide, as a “bear aware” press release reported was released after a number of sightings in Dubuque.

• Jacqueline Nunez, a Boston developer, said ‘this is not a real estate development; it’s around my own beliefs’ as her company paid $1.525 million for the 18th-century Rhode Island farmhouse that has inspired the 2013 film “The Conjuring”, saying she ‘I’m going to keep it open like a paranormal business.

• Diana DiZoglio, a Massachusetts lawmaker, said at least the state ‘could set the record straight’ as lawmakers exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr., clearing her name after she was convicted of witchcraft in 1693 at the height of the Salem Witch Trials, although she was not executed.