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May 15, 2014

In Other News, May 15

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.

Woman, 31, accused of posing as high school student for seven months

A 31-year-old Texas woman pretended to be a high school sophomore for nearly an entire school year, fooling teachers, classmates and even the woman who took her in, school officials said. “Everyone we talked to assumed she was a teenager like she said she was, because she looked like one,” Stuart Newlin, principal of New Life Christian School in Longview, Texas, told ABC News. — ABC News

Roommates find $40,000 in Salvation Army couch

When a couple of roommates living in an upstate college town found more than $40,000 in a secondhand couch they bought from a thrift store, they decided to track down the money's rightful owner instead of keeping it for themselves, according to a student news blog. — 11 Alive

The moon is getting its first billboard courtesy of Japanese company Otsuka

The first man on the moon may have been from the United States, but it sounds as if the first lunar billboard on its surface will hail from Japan. — UPI

Woman’s cancer killed by measles virus in unprecedented trial

Her name is Stacy Erholtz. For years, the 50-year-old mom from Pequot Lakes, Minn., battled myeloma, a blood cancer that affects bone marrow. She had few options left. She had been through chemotherapy treatments and two stem cell transplants. But it wasn’t enough. Soon, scans showed she had tumors growing all over her body. — The Washington Post

Turkish coal mine deaths rise to 282

Rescue teams have recovered eight more victims from a coal mine in western Turkey, raising the death toll in Turkey’s worst mining disaster to 282, a government minister said Thursday. Even as hopes for some 150 other miners trapped underground faded, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz told reporters that rescue efforts were focusing on two areas inside the mine. — USA Today


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