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February 4, 2014

In Other News, Feb. 4

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.

Man with 14 DUI convictions found passed out at stoplight, sheriff says

A man who had been convicted 14 times of driving under the influence was arrested again. Lee Edward Collins, 73, smelled of alcohol and was passed out in his vehicle at a stoplight in northwest Lincoln about 11:20 p.m. on Saturday when deputies approached him. — Omaha.com

Maryland girl impaled by metal rod while sledding

Authorities say a 10-year-old girl is in serious condition after she was impaled by a metal rod while sledding in Jarrettsville, north of Baltimore. — WTOP

Virginia wife charged after allegedly shooting husband during domestic dispute

The huge gash on 68-year-old Mary Jane Betts’ forehead is startling to see, but even more bizarre to hear is how deputies believe it got there. “We believe that she inflicted some wounds upon herself to make it look like she was acting in self-defense, but it appears that’s not the case,” said York-Poquson Sheriff J. D. Diggs. — WTKR

Screaming male pig concerns neighbor in Maine

The screams of delight from a male pig placed with five receptive sows led to an erroneous report of an assault last week. A  woman in China, Maine called police Jan. 27 after hearing what she believed to be a fight coming from a home separated by woods just a short distance away. The caller feared she had overheard domestic violence at the home. — Morning Sentinel

Ancient ash volcanoes entombed Chinese dinosaurs

The dinosaurs, birds, and early mammals found in the fossil beds of northern China are famous—both for their exceptional preservation and for their incredible diversity. But no one knew how they died or why hundreds of creatures from different habitats were buried together on ancient lake floors. Now researchers say they were likely killed by a series of volcanic eruptions more than 120 million years ago. — National Geographic

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