Florida woman claims she found God on her goldfish cracker

A cross on a goldfish cracker 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A Florida woman is happy with her new sign from God on her cracker, according to press reports in Florida.

The Florida resident said that the signs on the goldfish cracker is a direct message affirming her Christian faith.
"I think it's a sign, a sign from God," Patti Burke told a local television news station. "He is still in our daily life, and he wants to prove this to his people," she added.

The cookie in question has two marks or flaws on its surface. Burke said that the first mark is a cross with a circle around it. The second marking, near the head of the cookie, is a gold crown.

"When I saw this, I knew it was a special fish," she said. "This is something I've never seen before on any cookie I have eaten," she added.
Burke certainly has been working from a large sample size, consuming two to three pounds of cookies each week.

“Sometimes, people of deep faith imagine things on their food, house, or clothing. Any unusual thing they encounter is immediately associated with a miraculous event and a sign of God. There can be many reasons as to why the cookie became damaged,” Melissa Taylor, 38, a family therapist in Rhode Island told YourJewishNews.com.

Burke placed her special cookie in a padded. However, she was not immediately convinced it was a sign from God. At first she thought that maybe she had won a special promotion from the Pepperidge Farm cookie manufacturer.

"They said there was no way this could have been minted at the factory," Burke said. "They said it sounds like something miraculous happened to the cookie and they do not know how it happened," she added. “Therefore, I am convinced it was God himself who minted these signs on my cookie,” she continued.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Washington police return seized marijuana from drug dealers

Marijuana joints 
By: Moses Gold

In a strange turn of events, police are now reuniting once illegal drugs with former criminals, according to police reports in Seattle, Washington.

The attitudes about marijuana are changing rapidly in the U.S., to the point that even the police are coming up with some unique ways to deal with those who use or sell drugs.

As the Seattle Police Department described as a first time event, the authorities began returning small amounts of marijuana confiscated from street dealers as part of police investigations.

Since voters decided to legalize marijuana, last year, the Washington authorities have tried to navigate the uncharted waters of the legalization of drugs. For the most part, that has involved figuring out how to deal with people smoking or trying to buy marijuana.

A poll released on Thursday showed that for the first time a majority of U.S. residents favor legalizing the use and sale of marijuana. Colorado and Washington are the only two states so far that have passed legalization measures statewide.

“I never thought that the day will come where police and marijuana dealers will become good buddies. I have been fighting for the legalization of marijuana for a long time. I hope that marijuana sales and consumption will become legal in the entire United States,” Scott Robinson, 57, a pro marijuana activist in Seattle, Washington told YourJewishNews.com.

As with alcohol, the current marijuana legalization does not allow for consumption of marijuana in public places or for unlicensed individuals to sell the drug.

Homeless man wins lottery but vows to stay in his tent

Dennis Mahurin 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A homeless man who won the lottery vowed to keep on living in his tent, according to an interview the man gave to a local television news station in Indiana.

Dennis Mahurin has been homeless since about 1978, living in his tent. He said that he plans to stay there despite winning $50,000 from a lottery scratch off ticket.

"I scratched the thing out here in my tent," Mahurin said.
However, the Bloomington, Indiana man has a plan for how he will spend the money. He said he will get himself dental work, will visit his son and pour some of the leftovers into savings.

He is also considering buying himself a new tent, saying he is happy as can be, with no desire to move into a regular home.
After taxes, he will be left with around $35,000. Mahurin also plans to give away some of his new found money.

"With the rest of the homeless around here, I made a decision," he said. "I'll give them $100 each," he added.
Mahurin said he has eight homeless men in mind, he plans to give $100, but jokingly said that he is leaving open the possibility of donating more with all the new friends he will likely be making as his story starts going around.

“I don’t know of any person who donates money after winning $35,000. This homeless man, can definitely use all the money he won for himself, but despite that, he will give away some of the winnings to other homeless people. He must be a very sweet and kind man,” Gregory Lewis, 62, a retired worker in Bloomington, Indiana told YourJewishNews.com.

"He's a very, very nice man. He is one of the sweetest people I've ever met," Emmarie Cross an employee at the Circle K where Mahurin bought the winning ticket, said. "I've been telling everyone, this could not have happened to a nicer guy," Cross added.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Shoe salesman arrested for biting woman’s toe to the bone

Daniel Anaya 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man with a foot fetish was arrested after he bit a woman’s big toe till her bone.

Daniel Anaya, 27, from New Mexico, who is reportedly a shoe salesman with a foot fetish, was arrested after biting the toe of his former girlfriend.

Police said Anaya was jailed after he allegedly broke into the home of his former girlfriend and asked if he could smell her feet. When she refused, Anaya allegedly hit her against a wall, forcibly removed her shoes and bit down hard on her big toe. Anaya bit her so hard that his teeth pierced through the woman's nail and reached the bone.

“It is weird to hear that your shoe salesman who so kindly helps you try on different shoes, might just have a foot fetish and get his high out of touching your feet,” Stephanie Grover, 19, from New York City told YourJewishNews.com

The woman told investigators that she broke up with Anaya after he bit her toe in another incident. After that incident the woman filed for a restraining order against Anaya, and she moved away from the area, but Anaya apparently tracked her down and found her, according to local press reports.

Investigators said Anaya found his former girlfriend, assaulted her and bit her big toe. Anaya was booked into jail on charges of robbery, false imprisonment, aggravated assault. Bond has been set at $100,000.

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Baseball card sells for record $2.1 million at New Jersey auction

Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop Honus Wagner 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A baseball card sold for a record price above $2 million at a New Jersey auction this week, according to press reports in New Jersey.

The final offer for the trading card called "the Holy Grail" exceeded $2.1 million, which is the highest price ever paid for a baseball card at a public auction.

The 1909 card of Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop Honus Wagner, is one of only 50 known to exist, It was auctioned by Goldin Auctions in West Berlin, New Jersey. Bidding started at $500,000.

The buyer chose to remain anonymous after the winning bid, but Ken Goldin, owner of Goldin Auctions, said that the winning bidder is best described as a wealthy individual investor and a baseball fan.
Goldin said that the purchaser does not indicate any plans for the card.

“I will have to look through my own baseball card collection and take them to a professional for an appraisal. Maybe, I also have in my possession an extremely valuable card. You never know,” Vicky Smith, 27, who is a baseball card collector in Long Island, New York told YourJewishNews.com.

The card is scarce because Wagner made ​​the American Tobacco Company recall the cards when he discovered that they had made the card without his permission. He did not want children to buy cigarettes because of him on the card.

The card was printed as Wagner was on his way to winning his seventh batting title and about to lead the Pirates to their first World Series victory. He earned a place in baseball history by having his own board in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
The winning bid was $2,105,770.50, including the buyer's premium, according to a statement from Goldin Auctions on Saturday.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Boys age 10 and 11 arrested and charged as adults for plotting to kill classmate

Boys in court 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) In a shocking case, two young boys were charged as adults for conspiring to kill their classmate.

The young boys age 10 and 11, allegedly planned to take revenge and kill a girl who bullied them.

The Washington fifth graders, are accused of planning the killing for more than two weeks. On the day of the planned attack
the boys had a knife and a loaded gun in school.

Their plan fell apart before boarding their bus armed with the knife, the semi-automatic gun and ammunition, in a backpack, when another student saw one of the suspects playing with the knife and reported it to a teacher's aide who was able to detain the students before any damage was done. Police were called and they took the children into custody.

“When we grew up, there were bullies as well. Kids would take revenge by beating each other. No one brought guns to school,” Martin Hadfield, 32, from Washington State told YourJewishNews.com

During the police investigation, it was revealed that one of the boys had stolen the gun from his older brother.

Now, a Washington State judge ruled that the boys are competent enough to stand trial for conspiracy to commit murder, and possession of a firearm. They have been charged as adults despite their young age.

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