BILLINGS, MONT.

Feds investigate harassment

Government investigators were expected to visit Yellowstone National Park to look into an employee’s claims of sexual exploitation of female workers and financial misconduct, park officials said. The visit Tuesday is part of an investigation by the inspector general of the U.S. Interior Department following reports of widespread sexual misconduct at national parks such as Grand Canyon and Yosemite, where the superintended has apologized to his staff in an email. At Yosemite, at least 18 employees have come forward with allegations of harassment or other misconduct so severe that a recent report labeled working conditions at the park “toxic.”

BLOOMSBURG, PA.

Sex offender booted from fair

A Pennsylvania fair vendor, who turned out to be a registered sex offender, was booted from the event after visitors complained that he was selling Nazi flags. Visitors to the Bloomsburg Fair, which started Saturday, posted photos of the vendor’s flags on the fair’s Facebook page. The photos showed a red-and-white flag with a black swastika draped from one side of a booth and a flag endorsing Donald Trump and declaring “Make America Great Again” on the other side. Officials removed the Nazi flags for sale and initially let the vendor, Lawrence Betsinger, continue to operate. By Monday afternoon, officials decided to shut down the booth entirely after deeming other items, including bumper stickers, offensive.

DENVER

Accused colonel found dead

A high-ranking Air Force Space Command officer who was charged with rape and other crimes was found dead in his Colorado home after civilian police received a report of a suicide, officials said Monday. The body of Col. Eugene Caughey, 46, was found Sunday at his off-base home in Colorado Springs, city police said. Authorities haven’t said how he died. Caughey was relieved of his duties in June 2015 after the rape investigation began, the Air Force has said. His court-martial was scheduled for Oct. 17.

NORRISTOWN, PA.

Man sentenced in abuse

A Philadelphia-area man accused of severely beating a 4-year-old autistic boy and pulling out three of his teeth was sentenced to two to 10 years in prison. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported 28-year-old Nicholas Kernechel apologized Monday in Montgomery County Court and said his heroin addiction had wreaked havoc on his loved ones before. He pleaded guilty in May to simple assault and reckless endangerment.

Compiled from wire reports