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February 2, 2014

In Other News, Feb. 2

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.



Missouri State Rep wants “high five” to be official state greeting

Politicians are known for lots of hand shakes and kissing babies, but this Missouri State Representative will likely become known for the “high five”. Courtney Allen Curtis introduced a bill to the Missouri House of Representatives that would make the high five the official state greeting. — Fox2 Now



Man falls from third story at Mall of Georgia

Gwinnett County authorities told Channel 2 Action News that a person fell from the third floor balcony at the Mall of Georgia Sunday. According to police, a man bought a ticket to the movies inside the mall and was sitting on the balcony railing just after 1 p.m. When he was asked by a security guard to get off, he fell. It’s unclear whether the man lost his balance or jumped over the railing. — WSBTV



Whoops! JK Rowling says ‘Harry Potter’ ending may be wrong

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is having second thoughts about having ended the series with heroine Hermione Granger paired up romantically with Ron Weasley. — The Chicago Sun-Times



Student’s pants set afire by Apple iPhone

A student from Kennebunk, Maine who is 13 years old sustained what doctors described as moderate burns on Friday after an iPhone she had in her back pockets caught fire, reported a located newspaper. — WKRB



Man used tow truck to steal abandoned cars from Atlanta highways

A 34-year-old man is accused of using a tow truck to take cars that were abandoned in Atlanta during the winter storm and traffic jam. — Fox News

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