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POSTED May 3, 2013 9:14 p.m.

WITHERSPOON PLEADS NO CONTEST, FINED AFTER ARREST: ATLANTA (AP) — Reese Witherspoon pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge and paid a $100 fine after berating a state trooper in Atlanta while her husband was given a sobriety test, an embarrassing exchange caught on a dashboard camera after the usually squeaky-clean Hollywood star had what she called "one too many" glasses of wine.

The video, which was first obtained by TMZ and publicly released by authorities Friday, shows Witherspoon asking the Georgia state trooper after she was placed in custody, "Do you know my name?" and then adding, "You're about to find out who I am."

Witherspoon's lively exchange with the trooper had already been outlined in a police report, but the video offered a rare glimpse at the actress unfiltered. Witherspoon, an Oscar-winning actress who has built a wholesome professional image, apologized shortly after her arrest, saying she was "deeply embarrassed."

IOWA WOMAN SAYS HUSBAND BIT DOG TO STOP ATTACK: MADRID, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman whose nose was severely injured by an attacking dog says her husband bit the animal to make it stop assaulting her.

A 50-pound Labrador mix ran out of a yard in rural Madrid on Sunday and attacked the couple while they were walking their pet beagle.

Caren Henry says the dog bit her abdomen and right thigh, scratched at her eyes, then clamped onto her nose, tearing it off. She says her husband was bit on an arm when he tried to help her.

Caren Henry says her husband "finally had to bite the dog in its nose, and it let loose."

NEWTOWN BOARD MULLS PLANS FOR SANDY HOOK SCHOOL: NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown, Conn., officials are meeting to discuss what to do with the elementary school where 20 first-graders and six educators were shot to death in December, but they might not vote.

A consultant for the town said a task force of 28 local elected officials likely wouldn't make a decision Friday night and will return for another meeting next week.

Residents have expressed mixed opinions on what should be done with Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The task force has narrowed a list of choices to renovating or rebuilding on the school site or building a new school on property down the street.

The 430 surviving students are attending a renovated school renamed Sandy Hook Elementary School in the neighboring town of Monroe.

RADIO HOST TO GET FUNDS FROM EX-LAPD COP GUN SALE: LAS VEGAS (AP) — A North Las Vegas gun dealer is giving a local radio military veteran's care advocate the $4,025 raised selling a handgun once owned by a rogue former LAPD officer who killed four people before fatally shooting himself in February.

Bargain Pawn owner George Bramlett says he searched for more than a week to find a recipient for the money after learning that representatives of the families of two California police officers killed by Christopher Dorner didn't want the money.

Bramlett bought the .38 special revolver from Dorner in January for $50.

Veterans Care Foundation Inc. official and local radio talk show host Jim Lytner says the money will go to help locate and help homeless military veterans in the Las Vegas area.

POLICE: MAN WHO KILLED 5 MAD OVER CUSTODY DISPUTE: MANCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Investigators have determined that a man who shot dead five family members at their home in central Illinois was motivated by his anger over a custody dispute.

In a statement Friday, Illinois State Police said Rick O. Smith planned the shooting attack on the family members because he believed they were interfering in his dispute with the mother of his 3-year-old daughter. The mother and Smith's daughter live at a different address and were not among the victims of the April 24 shooting in Manchester.

 

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