Editor’s note: “In Other News” is a list of state, national and global headlines compiled by the Daily Citizen-News staff. Click on the headlines below to read the full stories. To suggest a story, email the appropriate link to email@example.com.
After months of speculation surrounding a study into whether the Loch Ness monster was real, the researcher behind it has claimed it could be a giant eel and not a giant plesiosaur from a long-lost era. Speaking at a press conference early Thursday morning, New Zealand researcher Neil Gemmell gave his "plausible" explanation for what people may have seen in the past, but added that it is most certainly not a dinosaur. — Fox News
A bunch of majestic horses that spend their days frolicking on the beach in North Carolina's Outer Banks will not be evacuated. With Hurricane Dorian quickly approaching, the colonial Spanish mustangs will huddle together and ride out the storm using a trick horses have used for centuries. They will move to higher ground and gather under sturdy oak trees to shelter from the storm, said the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, which manages the herd and sends a similar reminder during major hurricanes due to the outpouring of concern for the horses. "They'll likely ride out winds and rain as their ancestors did before them — in huddles, butts to the wind," it added. — CNN
Congress tried to make it easier for borrowers to apply for federal student loan debt forgiveness, but almost everyone who's applied has been rejected, according to a government report released Thursday. The Education Department denied 99% of requests for relief processed under the newly expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, according to a review by the Government Accountability Office released Thursday. Only 661 applications were approved while 53,523 were denied during the first 12 months after the fix was put in place. — CNN
An arrest has been made after a man broke into the home of Jackson police Chief James Morgan on Wednesday morning, authorities said. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation told AJC.com that Marquirius Deonte McClendon, 24, of Butts County, was charged with burglary after the home invasion, which happened about 11 a.m. Morgan’s 33-year-old daughter was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when an intruder entered the home on Moore Road, the Jackson Progress-Argus reported. Morgan told the newspaper the suspect appears to be his daughter’s ex-boyfriend. — Atlanta Journal-Constitution