Dallas salon owner jailed for defying virus shutdown order

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DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas hair salon owner is in jail after she continued to operate her business despite shutdown orders that were in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. A judge found Shelley Luther in contempt of court and sentenced her Tuesday to seven days behind bars. Luther says she had to reopen her Dallas salon because she wouldn’t have been able feed her kids otherwise. But Judge Eric Moye says Luther expressed no “contrition, remorse or regret” for her actions. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott called on the judge Wednesday to release Luther from jail.