2 dozen Dallas officers disciplined over offensive posts

DALLAS -- Dallas police officials say more than two-dozen officers face disciplinary measures after they were found to have posted bigoted or other offensive material to social media in violation of the department's code of conduct, including mocking protesters who were pepper-sprayed.

Officials announced Friday an internal review determined that 25 officers posted or shared objectionable material.

Four of those officers have been placed on administrative leave because of the extreme nature of their posts.

Melania Trump depicted in wooden statue in native Slovenia

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- The likeness of Melania Trump has been carved in wood in her native Slovenia.

A life-size sculpture of the U.S. first lady has been unveiled in her hometown of Sevnica, drawing mixed reactions from the locals.

The rustic figure was cut from the trunk of a linden tree, showing her in a pale blue dress like the one she wore at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. Her face is depicted in a naive local style.

It is the work of American artist Brad Downey, who is also showing photos of the statue in an exhibition in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana.

"This seems a very interesting thing to show to the people," curator of the exhibition Jani Pirnat said. "It expresses the topic that is somehow hanging in the air."

The first lady, born Melanija Knaus, changed her name to Melania Knauss when she started modeling. She settled in New York in 1996 and met Trump two years later.

Man arrested in Oregon in death of original Mouseketeer

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Authorities in Oregon have arrested a man in the death of an original member of Disney's "The Mickey Mouse Club."

Daniel James Burda, 36, was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, abuse of a corpse, criminal mistreatment and identity theft in the death of Dennis Day, Oregon State Police said.

Burda was being held in Jackson County Jail, where records show he had been booked on June 26 for violating probation on a previous robbery charge.

It was unclear if he has an attorney.

Oregon State Police Captain Timothy R. Fox said Burda did jobs around the house for Day and his husband. Police declined to provide more details about Burda's connection to Day, though neighbors say Burda had lived with the elderly couple at their home in southern Oregon.

Day, 76, was a founding member of the Mickey Mouse Club for two seasons in the 1950s.

In February, members of Day's family spoke with "Dateline," a television news show, and said the investigation into Day's disappearance had been poorly handled.

Day was first reported missing last July 15 by his husband, Ernie Caswell, who has memory loss.

Day's car was later found at the Oregon coast and a missing person report said Day had uncharacteristically left his dog with a friend on the day he disappeared.

In April, police discovered a body at the couple's Phoenix, Oregon, home. Authorities identified the body as that of Day last month, though they were unable to use dental records or DNA due to the condition of the remains.

Also in June, two women were charged with stealing Day's car and jewelry. Prosecutors said a 1990s Ford Escort station wagon that belonged to Day was taken without authorization and a brooch was sold last July, less than a week after he was last seen alive.

Day was born in 1942. After moving to California, he began performing at age 6. When he was 10, he was among the first children hired for "The Mickey Mouse Club."

Day and Caswell moved to Oregon in the 1980s and married in Ashland in 2009.

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