April 13, 2014

In Other News, April 13


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 inothernews@daltoncitizen.com. The deadline is 3 p.m.



Washington state sewage plant invites weddings

A sewage treatment plant near Seattle is advertising its availability as a wedding venue. The Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Center says on Facebook it has a full catering kitchen, audio-video equipment, dance floor and ample parking. — ABC News



Man with first name ‘God’ sues credit rating agency

A New York City man claims that a credit reporting agency falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God. — ABC News



Bill would name the Bible as Louisiana state book

Louisiana legislators advanced a bill Thursday that would make the Holy Bible the official Louisiana state book, despite concerns the move could prompt litigation. — The New Orleans Advocate



Man in Superman hoodie helps rescue baby from apartment fire in East Dallas

A four-alarm apartment fire sent two people to the hospital including a firefighter and destroyed dozens of units. — NBC DFW



This is what happens when you give up sugar for one year

The World Health Organization recently announced new guidelines, suggesting we cut our sugar intake to 5 percent of our daily calories, down from the previously recommended 10 percent. But in 2011, Eve Schaub had already decided to do something even more drastic: eliminate sugar from her diet altogether. — Time



One squirrel managed to cause $300,000 in damages to building

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Officials say a wayward squirrel caused about $300,000 in damage to an eastern Indiana community center set to open in June. — The Huffington Post



Police find seven dead babies in Utah County home

Pleasant Grove police made a grisly discovery Saturday: seven dead infants, six of them in cardboard boxes. Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of six counts of murder. — The Salt Lake Tribune



Ohio man sentenced to hold ‘BULLY’ sign jeered, taunted

An Ohio man sentenced by a judge to spend Sunday holding a sign reading “I AM A BULLY” at a busy suburban Cleveland intersection was greeted by a boisterous stream of honking car horns, jeers and insults. Edmond Aviv, 62, clad in a hat and dark sunglasses, sat slumped in a green plastic chair holding the cardboard sign that is punishment for his treatment of a neighbor, whose husband suffers from dementia, and her seven children, several of whom have disabilities and use wheelchairs. — Chicago Tribune



Pope Francis is all about the #selfie

According to the AP, a crowd of some 100,000 people had gathered to attend the Palm Sunday Mass, which marks the beginning of Holy Week. The pope reportedly ignored his prepared homily during the service, instead delivering an “entirely off-the-cuff” sermon. This, the AP says, was a “remarkable departure from practice.” — The Huffington Post



Ukraine to fight pro-Russia forces

Ukraine’s President Oleksander Turchynov has issued an ultimatum to pro-Russian activists and gunmen in the country’s east: lay down your arms and vacate government buildings by this morning, otherwise the government will call in the army. — BBC