February 3, 2014

In Other News, Feb. 3


 

Editor’s note: “In Other News” is a list of state, national and global headlines compiled by The Daily Citizen news staff. Visit www.daltondailycitizen.com/inothernews for links to these stories. To suggest a story, email the appropriate link to inothernews@daltoncitizen.com. The deadline is 3 p.m.

 

Young leukemia patient serves as Detroit police chief for a day

Motor City had a new police chief on Friday, as a young boy with leukemia had a lifelong dream fulfilled by serving as honorary “Chief for a Day.” — NBC News

 

Man tries to steal car but gets trapped inside garage

A Roseland man was ordered held on $75,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly tried to steal a woman's car from her garage, only to get trapped inside when the woman closed the garage door. — The Chicago Tribune

 

Texas furniture dealer gets burned on costly football promotion

Give Houston furniture store owner Jim McIngvale credit for turning lemons into lemonade. Earlier this month, McIngvale, known to Houstonians as Mattress Mack, and several employees of Gallery Furniture came up with creative Super Bowl promotion. Customers who bought at least $5,000 worth of furniture and correctly predicted the winners of the AFC and NFC Championships were eligible for a full refund. — CBS News

 

Coca-Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” Super Bowl ad brings out some ugly Americans

There are few brands more global, and more American, than Coca-Cola. Its red-and-white label and glass curves are a universal symbol, an American beachhead on every inhabited inch of the Earth. Like the sugary stuff or hate it, its advertising has long been about a certain ideal–the idea that people are many and one, united by simple things like a smile, a song, and a Coke. It was Coke, after all, that brought us “I’d like to teach the world to sing”–not “I’d like to teach the contiguous 48 states plus Alaska and Hawaii to sing.” — Time

 

Heroin overdoses sweeping the nation

Heroin overdoses appear to be sweeping the nation as a tainted version of it pervades various parts of the country. Overdoses of at least 100 people have taken place from Maryland to Pennsylvania and New Hampshire to Washington State. — Guardian Liberty Voice

 

US hotels look into data security breach

Thousands of guests at US hotels may have had their credit and debit data stolen, suggests a security researcher. The cache of data seems to have gone astray from computers belonging to White Lodging Services said independent researcher Brian Krebs. — BBC

 

Man shot by relative in St. Louis after Super Bowl argument

A man was hospitalized after a relative shot him in St. Louis, Mo. during an altercation over the Super Bowl early Monday morning. — KMOV 

 

California man pulls gun on girl selling cookies

Sheriff’s officials in Riverside County, Calif., say a man was arrested after pulling a gun on a girl selling cookies door-to-door. — San Jose Mercury News

 

Car crashes into Los Angeles convalescent home

Authorities say a car crashed through the wall of a Los Angeles convalescent home for seniors, narrowly missing a patient in bed. — The Sun Herald

 

Syria crisis: Amateur video 'shows Aleppo attack'

Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in air raids in the northern city of Aleppo, activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) says about 90 people - most of them civilians - died when helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Saturday. — BBC

 

Al Qaeda says it has broken ties with Syrian affiliate

Al Qaeda’s top leadership moved publicly on Monday to sever the organization’s relationship with its Syrian affiliate, which has been widely blamed in recent months for stoking rebel infighting in Syria’s civil war. — The New York Times