In Other News

June 9, 2014

In Other News, June 9

Editor’s note: “In Other News” is a list of state, national and global headlines compiled by The Daily Citizen news staff. To suggest a story, email the appropriate link to The deadline is 3 p.m.

World’s oldest man dies at age 111

A 111-year-old New Yorker who had been certified as the oldest man in the world has died. Alexander Imich died Sunday morning at a senior residence in Manhattan, his niece, Karen Bogen, confirmed to CNN. Imich was certified as the oldest man in the world this April by the Gerontology Research Group of Torrance, Calif. “He was remarkable,” Bogen said. “He was so independent until very recently, and he just had an incredible curiosity about life.” — CNN

Teen finishes 40-mile walk while carrying brother

A Michigan teenager who wanted to raise awareness about cerebral palsy by walking 40 miles with his younger brother strapped to his back battled heat, rain, fatigue and more to finish the trek Sunday. Hunter Gandee, 14, had been planning for weeks to pull off the walk, hoping to put a face on the muscular disorder that prevents his 7-year-old sibling, Braden, from being able to walk without help. —Yahoo! News

‘Mystery monster’ devours great white shark

What wolfs down a 9-foot great white shark like a steak dinner? That’s what plagued researchers who had tagged a great white in Australia and found the tag washed up on a nearby beach four months later, Australia’s News Network reports. Tag data showed a sudden 1,902-foot plunge and a quick increase in temperature, the latter indicating time spent in an animal’s digestive system. “I was absolutely blown away,” says filmmaker Dave Riggs in a documentary coming from the Smithsonian Institute, “Hunt for the Super Predator.” — Fox News

Operation Aqua-Bambi: Paddle boarders assist in deer rescue

The words “paddle boarders” and “deer rescue” don’t often belong in the same sentence, but when they do, it’s usually a story worth writing about. Two paddle boarders helped authorities from New Hampshire Fish and Game and the Hampton, N.H., police department rescue two deer that had wandered into the ocean Friday. Paddle boarders Matthew Roy and Eric Tidman told WMUR that they were enjoying their morning out on the water near Hampton Beach when they saw two deer struggling to swim in the surf. — Yahoo! News

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