December 28, 2013

In Other News, Dec. 28

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.

Citizens create armed patrols after sheriff cuts

When budget woes reduced the sheriff’s department in one rural Oregon county to a bare-bones force, residents decided to take matters into their own hands — creating armed patrol groups in defiance of local officials. — Fox News

Island at the end of the earth

On the small, isolated Pacific island of Palmerston most of the inhabitants are descended from one man — an Englishman who settled there 150 years ago. — BBC

Texas wind industry might face a future without incentives

The turbines that generate wind power across Texas won’t stop spinning anytime soon. But the industry, which has grown rapidly over the past decade, might be near a crossroads.

The federal production tax credit, which gives farm owners 2.3 cents for every kilowatt-hour of power they produce for 10 years, has helped propel the industry in Texas and elsewhere across the United States. But it is set to expire Tuesday. — The Star-Telegram

Montgomery closes nightclub where gunfire caused two deaths, six others wounded

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange has announced the closure of the nightclub where overnight eight people suffered gunshots, two of whom have died including a rapper known as Doe B. —

An epidemic of carjackings afflcits Newark

The sharp rise comes at a time when Newark, N.J., is experiencing high rates of other violent crimes, and the feeling of lawless among residents is palpable. — The New York Times

Ice skating wannabes enjoy Savannah’s Skatefest

It’s the time of the year when Savannah’s Civic Center turns into a winter fairy land — or at least into an ice skating rink where area residents can experience a taste of winter without having to go north. — Savannah Morning News

Woman killed in car crash in a parking lot

A Marietta woman died Friday after crashing her Honda Accord into a brick pillar and then hitting a parked vehicle, according to police. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

D.C.’s game and the aim have changed

The goal of Washington’s elite was once influence and a comfortable life. Now it’s the big score. — Washington Post