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March 12, 2014

In Other News, March 12

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.

What happens when 11 eggs get stuck inside a chicken

A chicken named Myrtle recently had an emergency hysterectomy to remove 11 eggs that were stuck inside of her. “She was egg bound,” says Ellie Laks, the founder of a California animal sanctuary called The Gentle Barn, “not able to push the eggs out.” — Huffington Post

Drug firm official: FDA behind sick boy’s plight

When asked whether or not he thought 7-year-old Josh Hardy should receive lifesaving treatment, a member of the board of directors at Chimerix seemed to blame government regulation for the company’s reluctance to give Josh access to their drug Brincidofovir. — Fox News

Pistorius bullet-holed toilet door shown to court

A forensics expert has swung a cricket bat at a toilet door erected in the courtroom at Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial in South Africa to demonstrate key pieces of evidence. Mr. Pistorius says he mistakenly shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through the door, believing she was a burglar, then broke it down with the bat. — BBC

Russia reins in another news organization

MOSCOW — The retribution against one of Russia’s most popular independent online news organizations, Lenta.ru, was as swift as it was unexpected. And to many it served as an ominous warning about the state of the media today as the conflict over Ukraine deepens. On Tuesday morning, the country’s media watchdog formally cautioned the website after it published an interview with the leader of a Ukrainian nationalist organization that Russia has denounced as fascist. By afternoon, the site’s editor for the last decade was ousted and replaced with another editor viewed as more loyal to the Kremlin. — The New York Times

Man exonerated, freed after three decades on Louisiana’s death row

After 30 years on death row, 64-year-old Glenn Ford has walked out of Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola a free man after a judge voided his 1983 murder conviction based on new exculpatory evidence. Ford was convicted of killing Isadore Rozeman, a Shreveport man he’d done occasional yard work for. Rozeman, a jeweler and watchmaker, was found dead in 1983. — NPR

Blast shook Manhattan for blocks

It shook upper Manhattan for blocks — and when it was over, a five-story apartment building and its neighbor were gone. After Wednesday morning’s deadly building explosion in East Harlem, squads of firefighters dug through piles of shattered bricks and beams. The full toll was uncertain early Wednesday afternoon, but at least two people had died, dozens were hurt and about 10 were unaccounted for. The suspected cause was a gas leak. — CNN

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