Airport employee caught on video stealing from passenger's suitcase

Davis Banks heading outside with his stolen items 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) An airport worker was arrested and charged with theft related charges after he was caught on video stealing from a passenger’s suitcase, according to press reports in Minnesota.

The airport worker was seen on video in action moments after passengers placed their luggage on the conveyor belt. Surveillance video from the Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport showed him allegedly stealing bags. Authorities said there was another person waiting for him, his wife.

Police said that the hidden camera was set up by investigators in order to catch the thief in the act. David Banks, an airport worker for three years, is seen on video snatching suitcases, taking out valuables and placing the items into a backpack before heading outside to an employee parking lot.

At the parking lot, his wife was there ready to take over the stolen items and head home. Police eventually raided his apartment and found 700 stolen items, including guns, electronics, purses and jewelry. According to police, Banks spent eight months building his inventory, worth roughly $84,000.

“These days, it is not too difficult for airport workers and TSA to steal from passengers’ luggage. Today, all bags are opened and checked, therefore, these employees always see your valuables and can decide to steal the items. Police advise passengers to take their valuables with them in person or ship them to their destinations,” Carly Sloat, 40, a travel agent in New York, New York told YourJewishNews.com after watching the video.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Little boy caught on video dumping his carrots into trash can

Little Kyle Chapman throwing away his carrots 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A father has caught his little son on video dumping his carrots into a trash can in order to receive the ice cream he was promised for eating his carrots, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Little Kyle Chapman who is only 4-years-old, plotted the perfect strategy to avoid eating carrots and go directly to the ice cream.
First, he told his father, Dan Chapman, of Santa Clarita, California to close his eyes and ears very tight while he ate his carrots, then, once his father complied he was able to execute the rest of his plan.

Kyle however, forgot that his father loves to record videos with his iPhone, which recorded the entire operation while his father closed his eyes and ears.

The result, was a priceless video that the internet world loved. The video of three minutes, published by Chapman to YouTube, showed Kyle patiently waiting for his father to close his eyes and then dumped his entire plate of carrots into the trash as he assumed he is in the clear.

“Recording your child on video and then showing the video later as a learning experience is a great educational strategy,” Roy Birdwell, 50, an education expert in Hartford, Connecticut told YourJewishNews.com after watching the video.

Chapman showed the video to Kyle later and used the occasion as a learning opportunity.
"We spoke of deception later that night," Chapman said, adding that Kyle did not get his ice cream, that night.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Man looking for old cans in dumpster finds $3,800 and returns it

Joe Ellis 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A kind man looking through the dumpsters in order to earn a few cents from old cans found a small fortune, but he decided to give it back to the rightful owner, according to press reports in Tennessee.

He was digging through the dumpster in order to make some extra money by recycling old cans, when he suddenly found $3,800 that was thrown into the dumpster located at a Speedy Mart.

Joe Ellis, of Murfreesboro, can be found almost every day digging through the container of the convenience store, Maulik Patel, manager of Speedy Mart, told a television news station.

"Once I found $15," Ellis told the television news station.
Ellis said he found the $100 bills in a small plastic bag, along with three deposit slips. There was no name on them.

"I gave it to the people, the two guys who work there, and told them what happened. I gave them the money and I was telling one of the guys at the shop, ‘It’s like, almost $4,000.00,’" he told the television news station.

"When he gave it to me, I could not believe it. He said he found it in the container last night and dropped it off here. He said that if someone comes by looking for money, you can give it to them," Patel told the television news station.

After seeing the money, Patel said he immediately called the police so they could find the rightful owner of the money.
Ellis said that he thought of keep the money, but ultimately wanted to do the right thing.
Police located the owner of the money, Monday.

"He was cleaning his car, and he accidentally threw the money away," Ellis said.
As a reward for finding the money, and not holding it, the owner gave Ellis $400.

“I think this man has a wonderful heart. I feel good to know that there are still good people willing to do the right thing even though it is sometimes hard,” Jane Ortiz, 21, of Nasshville, Tennessee told YourJeiwshNews.com after reading about Ellis.

"Many customers come into the store and think it's amazing. When I told them what happened, they say it's amazing, because in this day not many people turn in all that money," Patel said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Hooters waitress files lawsuit after being fired for not looking good

A group of Hooters employees 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A Hooters waitress is extremely angry after being fired for not looking great, according to a new lawsuit filed in court.

The former Hooters waitress has sued the restaurant chain in federal court, claiming she was fired from her job after brain surgery left her with a bad haircut and a healing scar which became too painful to wear a wig.

Sandra Lupo, 27, had worked as a waitress at the St. Peters, Missouri, Hooters since April 2005, but took off from her job for a few weeks last summer to have a cranial mass removed.

Lupo had the support of her manager, who visited her in the hospital and suggested to her that when she was ready to return to work she can wear a chemo cap or jewelry in order to distract attention from her lack of hair and cranial scar, according to the court papers.

Doctors eventually, gave her permission to return to work at Hooters, where she worked in order to pay for nursing school.
Shortly before returning to work, Lupo was told that she would be required to wear a wig at work, according to court documents.

Lupo said that she did not have a wig and he could not afford a wig, as they vary in cost from several hundred to several thousand dollars, adding that the regional manager did not offer to pay for the wig, according to the court documents.

"Hooters of America believes that the suit is groundless, denies the allegations and has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit," the spokesperson for the company said in a statement.

“This is a very difficult case. Hooters is known to be in the business of selling not only food but also displaying attractive women. Having an employee who is not attractive can seriously hurt their business,” Joe Mitchell, 41, a Hooters customer in Atlanta, Goergia told YourJewishNews.com after learning of the lawsuit.

The Americans With Disabilities Act prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes having a physical or mental impairment, a history of having a disability or perceived to have one.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Man uses crocodiles to protect his home from intruders

Crocodile watches over home 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A man revealed how he uses crocodiles in order to protect his family home from unwanted intruders, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Some homeowners go for alarms, others opt for dogs, but this man has installed a dangerous deterrent to thieves, two large adult crocodiles.

Homeowner Awirut Nathip still is keeping his 15-year-old crocodile at home, which he named Thong. The crocodile was originally purchased as a pet. This crocodile he keeps in the courtyard of his home in Thailand. The other crocodile, which he named Nguen is kept under the house in a ditch, because it is very aggressive.

Both crocodiles have been the perfect guardians so far. There has not been a single robbery over the past 15 years.
"If we're on the top floor, it will come up and lie in front of the door. We're not worried at all. Nobody would dare to enter the house," Nathip said.

Even the neighbors said they are comfortable with the nearby predators and welcomed the method of prevention of crime.
One of them, Prajit Charoensakkhajon, said: "I'm not scared of the crocodiles. I feel safer, because they watch over our homes. The thieves would not dare to come here because they think that the crocodile are very dangerous.”
Experts however, disagreed with this method of protection.

“Crocodiles are very aggressive. They can fatally strike anyone near them at any given moment. This is not the method of choice to protect a home from intruders,” Jason Webb, 30, a security expert in Miami, Florida told YourJewishNews.com after watching the video.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Woman and her grandson team up to kill grandfather

Janet Strickland and her grandson William D. Strickland 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A woman hired her grandson to kill her husband, which landed both of them in jail.
The woman and her grandson from Chicago, Illinois are accused of conspiring to kill the grandfather before going on a shopping spree with his money.

Janet Strickland, 64, is in jail on $500,000 bail and has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of her husband William Strickland, 72, of Chicago, according to jail records. The couple’s grandson, William D. Strickland, 19, was arrested on charges of first-degree murder. He was jailed without bail.

William Strickland was shot 11 times outside of his home, with his own gun, while he was waiting for a bus to take him to his weekly dialysis appointment.

“Strickland was a nice man. He was friendly with everyone. I am shocked that anyone would want to kill him, let alone his own wife and grandson whom he loved,” Jamal Richardson, 26, from Chicago who knows the Strickland family told YourJewishNews.com.

Shortly after the death of Strickland, the neighbors saw the teenage grandson driving a brand new red sports car. Prosecutors said that the car was the payment from the grandmother to her grandson for the murder. The teen also got new tattoos, shoes and a new phone.

The grandmother allegedly ordered the murder because she had enough of her husband and she did not want to deal with him anymore, according to reports.

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Woman arrested after taking kids on police chase in stolen van

Erica Braswell 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A woman and her two children were hospitalized after the mother refused to stop for police, leading them on a high speed chase with her kids in the car.

Erica Braswell, 26, from National City in San Diego, California, faces felony charges after leading San Diego police on a high speed chase, while her children were in the back seat of a stolen van. The chase began after officials tried to pull over the stolen blue 15 passenger van. Instead of stopping, the woman sped off, leading police on a high speed chase.

In an attempt to get away from police, Braswell, ended up driving up a hill where she got stuck and was arrested by police. Officers noticed two young children in the back seat of the van.

“I am shocked that a mother can be so irresponsible and put her children in harms way. Her children deserve better. I hope a family member steps in to raise the children so they don’t have to grow up in foster care,” Tierra Walker, 44, from San Diego, California, a mother of 3 told YourJewishnews.com.

The children, ages 5 and 6, were taken to a local hospital for treatment. One child had a laceration on his head and required stitches, before being transferred to child services, according to Deputy District Attorney Mary Loeb.Braswell was also taken to a hospital for treatment before being booked into the Las Colinas jail on several charges, including driving under the influence and child endangerment.

Braswell faces eight years behind bars if convicted. She was originally held on $105,000 bail, the judge then doubled the bail to $200,000.

Bystanders mistakenly help a thief get away with stolen purse

thief crashed through the glass door 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A thief made a clean getaway with the help of bystanders.

Police in Perth, Australia are looking for a man who managed to get away with a stolen purse along with an accomplice.

The thief snatched the purse from a 50-year-old woman in a mall. The thief then ran for the exit. He crashed through the glass door and ended up on the floor, according to the video uploaded to YouTube.
Bystanders came to the man’s rescue. Unaware that he had just robbed a woman they helped the thief get up.

Greg Rice, a store owner, was one of the people who helped the thief. “When I came out I did not know that he was a bag snatcher, but when I saw how he wanted to get away I knew something was wrong,” Rice said.

“People came running out when they heard a loud bang from the shattering glass. The man was lying on the floor and unable to move. They helped him get up. Unfortunately, he got away with the purse,” Lemana Marshall, 23, a shopper at the mall told YourJewishNews.com.

Jake Adams, a tattoo shop owner, held the perpetrator down, but when he man threatened to shoot him, Adams let him go.

Meanwhile, the man believed to be an accomplice, grabbed the purse and then grabbed the thief by his shirt into their getaway car.

Police are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects seen in the video.

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Police catch thief who jumped into water after he couldn't swim

Tyler Lee Korman 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Police arrested a thief after he jumped into the water because he couldn't swim.

In a desperate attempt to get away, a man made a bad move. He jumped into a river, even though he does not know how to swim. Tyler Lee Korman, 24, from Boca Raton, Florida, allegedly tried to steal a baby stroller from a 12-year-old girl but when she would not let go of the stroller, and she screamed for her parents, he grabbed the iPhone that was on the stroller and ran.

“He was looking for an easy target, but luckily, the brave 12-year-old fought back,” Lily Hartline, 51, from Boca Raton, Florida, told YourJewishNews.com.

The girl’s father chased Korman, who exited through an emergency door, and headed for a river. The thief jumped into the river. Before taking the plunge, he threw the phone to the ground in hopes to be left alone. Meanwhile, police were called and they made it to the scene. Police did not have a hard time getting Korman, as he made one crucial mistake. He jumped into the river but he didn’t know how to swim.

Halfway into the river he called for help. He told police that he planned on swimming across the canal but it was deeper than he thought, according to local reports.Police found two syringes and a metal spoon in his jeans. Korman said that he planned to sell the phone to buy prescription drugs on the street, according to the police.

Korman was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and faces charges of robbery by sudden theft, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $9,000.

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Hamas forcibly shaving heads of those caught with long hair

Gaza teen shows off his shaved head 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) Hamas, the religious extremist rulers of the Gaza Strip, has recently begun to terrorize young children in the Gaza Strip, according to human rights groups and victims of the abuse.

Last week, police in Gaza City began taking action against those children with exoctic fantasy hair styles and fashionable pants.

According to press reports, Hamas is carrying out its mission to impose strict Islamic practices on people and said that the police are literally "grabbing youth with long spiky or gel-style hair from the streets, throwing them into jeeps, taunting them and shaving their heads."

Those seen with jeans that are too tight or too low are being targeted as well. "All I want to do is get out of this country," Ayman al-Sayed, a 19-year-old resident of Gaza who was kidnapped last week, said. "I'm scared. They grab you from the street for no reason. I do not know not what to do next," he added.

Human rights groups obviously are not excited about this new practice, but there may not be anything they can do to stop it. Hamas has been stepping up its campaign to transform Palestinian society into something that looks more like Iran than it does in the Gaza Strip. Last week we learned that Hamas was separating the sexed in schools to better meet the strict Islamic standards. The law went into effect at the beginning of the school year.

“Young kids are afraid to go to school because they fear the police. Every day we hear of another child that was captured by police and severely beaten because of the clothing or haircut style they chose for themselves,” Mohamed Ismail, 46, a father of 7 in the Gaza Strip told YourJewishNews.com.

Unfortunately, the list is endless. Hamas has kept women from competing in sporting events and are trying to force women to cover themselves in burqas, although there have been a lot of backlash on that front. With the imminent threat of being kidnapped and beaten, the young are probably going to think twice about what they wear.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Civil rights group warns large U.S. pension fund against boycotting Israel

Warning illustration 
By: David Ross

A Tel Aviv-based civil rights group warned the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) on Wednesday that adoption of a resolution boycotting Israeli firms and investments would be in direct violation of New York and Federal law.

Recently, members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, calling for the policy, submitted a resolution to be voted upon at the fund's upcoming membership meeting.

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, the director of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, stressed that if CREF adopts the resolution it would be officially taking an extremely hostile position against Israel, and its companies, and unfairly involving itself in the Middle East conflict.

"Considering that the TIAA-CREF's corporate charter limits its proper function to conducting business 'to aid and strengthen nonprofit colleges, universities' we do not understand how a biased and malicious resolution like this can properly be presented to their membership. The resolution violates standing laws, is contrary to public policy and must be abandoned," Darshan-Leitner added.

In a letter sent to the pension giant's executives, Darshan-Leitner pointed out that New York law defines boycotts as "unlawful discriminatory practice" and that any decision to “refuse to buy from, sell to or trade with, or otherwise discriminate against any person, because of the…creed…[or ]national origin" is unlawful and even places secondary actors, aiding the policy, under liability.

The letter noted that the Ribicoff Amendment to the Tax Reform Act of 1976 also makes it a federal violation to "participate in or cooperate with an international boycott." The BDS boycott of Israel is an extension of the continuing Arab boycott of Israel.

Darshan-Leitner noted that if the anti-Israel group succeeds in having the resolution to go to a vote, she hopes that TIAA-CREF’s officers and directors will ensure that the voting participants understand that the resolution compels the TIAA-CREF to do something illegal and that, even if the resolution passes, the pension fund will be unable to comply.

"If the resolution passes and TIAA-CREF does not expressly disown itself of the results, Shurat HaDin will be ready to immediate bring take action to ensure the enforcement of New York’s anti-discrimination laws, take all steps to ensure enforcement of Federal anti-boycott laws and to ensure that Israeli companies are not financially harmed nor discriminated against," she said.

TIAA-CREF, a Fortune 100 financial services group, is the leading retirement provider for employees in the academic and medical fields. It currently serves over 3.7 million people. The group is headquartered in New York City, and has major offices in Denver, Charlotte and Dallas.

Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center is an Israel-based organization dedicated to enforcing basic human rights through the legal system and represents victims of terrorism in courtrooms around the world. Its clients include American, European, and Israeli citizens. It is unaffiliated with any political party or governmental body.

To view a copy of the letter: http://he.scribd.com/doc/135103865/Letter-to-Tiaa-cref

Mezuzah arsonist strikes again in Williamsburg Brooklyn New York

Person of interest 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Just 24 hours after 12 mezuzahs were discovered burned in an anti-Semitic attack in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, the mezuzah arsonist has struck again, according to police reports in Brooklyn, New York.

One day after 12 mezuzahs were found burned in the Taylor-Wythe housing complex in Williamsburg, another mezuzah was found burned at 130 Clymer Street, in the same housing development.

The New York Police Department has released surveillance images of a person of interest, who is described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 25-years-old, wearing a purple head covering, and a black jacket.

As we reported yesterday, a severe anti-semitic attack was reported in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York that occurred during the Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Vandals burned numerous mezuzahs, or a scroll place at every Jewish door, according to police reports in Brooklyn, New York.

At least 12 mezuzahs were burned at a Williamsburg apartment building Monday afternoon in a possible anti-Semitic hate crime on Holocaust Remembrance Day, police said.

The Hate Crimes Unit of the New York Police Department was investigating after the 12 mezuzahs were discovered burned at 85 Taylor Street, at the Taylor-Wythe housing complex, about 4:45 pm, police said.

Mezuzahs are Jewish ritual objects containing parchment inscribed with Hebrew Biblical verses and hung on the frame of doors.
“I was shocked to see the vandalism. This is a terrible hate crime against the Jewish community especially on a day the Jewish world mourns the 6 million Jews that were killed during World War 2,” Menachem Fishman, 30, a resident of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the incident.

"Nothing but hatred can explain why a person burns mezuzahs on Yom Hashoah, the day we remember the 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust," Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said in a statement. "This is a disgusting act of prejudice affecting the essence of who we are as a city. Make no mistake: we will find those responsible."

The Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York is home to thousands of Satmar Chasidim.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Herbalife suffers blow as independent auditor resigns

Herbalife products 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Herbalife suffered another blow after its independent auditor resigned just months after a bear attack by a popular hedge fund manager, according to a press release by KPMG.

The accounting firm KPMG has resigned as auditor of the Herbalife nutrition company after a rogue partner allegedly leaked information about the company who used it to engage in insider trading.

KPMG said that those behind this have been fired and that it has no reason to believe that there was a problem with Herbalife financial reports.

KPMG confirmed reports that Scott London, the executive in charge of the audit practice in Southern California, was fired. It was unclear who allegedly leaked information.

The development is a headache for Herbalife. KPMG withdrew its last audit report for the company, since they felt that their independence had been compromised.

Shares of Herbalife fell 3.75 percent to $36.95 on the New York Stock Exchange.
“It damages investor confidence when a company’s independent auditor resigns and it doesn't matter what the reason behind the resignation is,” Mark Billman, 49, a financial consultant in Los Angeles, California told YourJewishNews.com.

Los Angeles, California based Herbalife sells energy drinks and stress management pills and recruits people to work as independent sales representatives.
Herbalife came under attack by popular hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, late last year. Ackman called the company a giant Ponzi scheme.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Teen girl hangs herself after being gang raped and bullied

Rehtaeh Parsons 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A Canadian teen girl committed suicide by hanging after she was allegedly gang raped by four boys and a photo of the assault went viral on the internet, according to police reports in Canada.

The grieving mother said Tuesday that her daughter hanged herself after she never recovered from an alleged rape by the four teenagers who left her deeply depressed and harassed in their community.

Leah Parsons said she took her 17-year-old daughter, Rehtaeh, off life support Sunday after she hung herself last week. She said one boy took a photo of the alleged assault in 2011, and her daughter was subjected to harassment after it went viral.

“Teachers and parents should teach their kids about the harmful effects of bullying. Police are doing more in recent years to combat bullying and more should be done quickly as too many children are being hurt,” Rebbeca Bishop, 19, a bullied teen in Toronto, Canada told YourJewishNews.com after reading about the teen’s suicide.

Parsons is not satisfied that the police concluded that there was no reason to charge the four boys after a yearlong investigation.

A Royal Canadian police spokesperson said the investigation was completed in consultation with prosecutors, saying there was insufficient evidence to proceed with charges. Nova Scotia Justice Minister Ross Landry said he has no plans to review the case because he has no reason to doubt the integrity of the police investigation. Landry said he has not yet heard of any formal complaint from Parsons about the police investigation, but added he was open to proceed if he receives a complaint.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Ringling Brothers circus elephant shot in drive by shooting

Elephant performing at circus illustration 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) An elephant became a victim of a drive by shooting after being shot and seriously injured, according to police reports in Mississippi.

Authorities said that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Melinda Hartline, who is a circus spokesperson said that the elephant was seriously injured Tuesday. She also said that no other animals were harmed.

The elephant, Carol, is part of a circus in town for a series of performances. The Asian elephant was in an area outside of Tupelo BancorpSouth Arena.

Police Chief Tony Carleton said a vehicle drove past the scene at 2:00 am and shot the elephant in the area. Police are investigating.

“Why would anyone want to harm a gorgeous elephant? The person behind this should be severely punished. The incident could have left even more animals dead or injured. Luckily no circus personnel were injured,” Virginia Turner, 30, an animal lover in Jackson, Mississippi told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the shooting.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA, said in a press release that it is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible. A reward of $250 has already been offered before the PETA offer.

The amount of the total reward from different organizations now stands at $21,000.




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Two burned to death after man shoots up Michigan medical facility

Sharita Williams 
By: Eva Fett

Two people were burned to death after a man shot up a Detroit, Michigan medical facility causing it to burst into flames, according to police reports in Michigan.

The man was identified by employees as a former maintenance worker, Myron Williams. The man opened fire Tuesday inside the Detroit Medical Center, sending workers and visitors screaming and running for the doors just moments before the building went up in flames.

Excavation teams looking through the gutted building of Park Medical Centers after the fire was extinguished recovered the remains of a man and a woman, Detroit police said Tuesday night in a statement.

Police had been looking for missing 35-year-old attending physician Sharita Williams and the fired maintenance worker, who relatives said was her former boyfriend.
Last week, Sharita Williams obtained a personal protection order against the man, according to court records in Wayne County.

“It was very scary. People were in panic and were running out of the building as quickly as possible. It is a miracle that no one was seriously hurt. My heart goes out to Sharita Williams and her entire family,” Sarah Long, 20, of Detroit, Michigan told YourJewishNews.com after seeing video of the incident on television.

Doctor Stuart Kirschenbaum, a podiatrist who operated his private practice in the building for about 30 years, said he heard a security guard shouting that there was a gunman in the building.

Destroyed by the fire, Kirschenbaum said, was his collection of boxing gloves, personal letters and photographs of boxing great Joe Louis. He estimated the objects were worth about $100,000.

Doctor Kim Logan-Nowlin, a clinical psychologist, said he was driving to an appointment Tuesday morning when a member of his staff notified him about the incident.

Dwayne Blackmon, a Detroit police homicide detective, refused to identify the maintenance man as the prime suspect, but said that everyone else inside the building except the woman and male suspect appeared to have escaped the flames.

Man arrested after squeezing female flight attendant's behind during flight

Spirit Airlines plane 
By: Moses Gold

A man was arrested and charged with sexual abuse related charges after getting drunk during a flight and squeezing the behind of one of the flight attendants on board, according to federal investigators.

The Thornton, Colorado man was charged Monday with abusive sexual contact allegedly made to the flight attendant aboard a Spirit Airlines flight.

Evan Nathaniel Castle, 24, was a passenger on Flight 562 from Las Vegas, Nevada to Denver, Colorado Friday morning. He was arrested after landing in Denver.

According to an arrest warrant, Castle was served several alcoholic drinks during the flight. He then became loud and used profanity. Ultimately, one of the flight attendants told Castle to stop using vulgar language and to calm down. He refused, and said he wanted a date with the flight attendant.

The affidavit revealed that Castle told another flight attendant she was beautiful. Then he said: "blow off and come with me." The flight attendant ignored the comments. As she passed by hs seat, Castle allegedly squeezed her behind and said: "Oh sexy." This made the flight attendant avoid the man for the rest of the flight. The flight attendant told another flight attendant that Castle had "grabbed my behind."

Castle told investigators he was trying to get drunk on the flight. He had no alcohol before flying and did not take any drugs. He denied touching any member of the flight crew and said one of the flight attendants had an "attitude towards him."
“If these charges turn out to be true, this man should be banned from flying as he is a danger to the crew and other passangers,” Magen Foster, 40, of Denver, Colorado told YourJewishNews.com after reading about the incident.

At a court hearing, Castle was released on a personal recognizance bond, with the conditions that he cannot drink alcohol while his case is pending and that he cannot fly on commercial aircraft while his case is pending. He is next due in court next month for a preliminary hearing.

If convicted, Castle faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

New Jersey boy, 4, kills 6-year-old boy by shooting him in the head

Brandon Holt 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A tragic gun incident took place in New Jersey where a little boy was shot in the head by another little boy, apparently by accident, according to press reports in New Jersey.

The authorities are deciding whether to charge anyone in the case after police said a 6-year-old boy was shot in the head by a 4 year-old boy in New Jersey.

The 6-year-old boy later died at a local hospital.
Authorities are still investigating how the 4-year-old boy got the .22 caliber rifle inside the Toms River family home Monday night.

Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said that children were playing outside of the house when the four-year-old child entered the house, took the rifle and fired at the 6-year-old, who was playing about 15 feet away. It is unclear whether the 4-year-old pulled the trigger or the gun accidentally discharged.

The parents of the 4-year-old were home at the time of the shooting.
The 6-year-old boy was identified as Brandon Holt.

The shooting comes amid a national debate over gun control laws in the wake of the school shooting Connecticut.
“If these parents would have the guns secured somewhere in the house out of the reach of children this tragedy would have been avoided,” Janice Kelly, 21, of Ocean Country, New Jersey told YourJewishNews.com after reading about the shooting incident.

In other gun related news, a terrible tragedy happened during a family cookout in Tennessee, as a woman, who was the wife of a police officer was killed from a gunshot wound, according to press reports in Tennessee.

A 4-year-old Tennessee boy grabbed a loaded gun and fired it, killing the wife of a deputy sheriff at a family cookout, the state police said.

Josephine Fanning, 48, and her husband, Wilson County Sheriff Deputy Daniel Fanning, were entertaining friends and family at their Lebanon, Tennessee home Saturday night, Tennessee police spokesperson Kristin Helm said.

When Daniel Fanning began to show his guns to a friend in his room, a 4-year-old child, entered the room along with Josephine Fanning and grabbed a loaded gun that was on the bed and fired it, Helm said.
Authorities believe the shooting was an accident, but prosecutors are investigating the case to decide if they can press charges.

"It's a sad, sad set of circumstances,” Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan told a local television news station. "No one is immune to this, nobody, does not matter if you're a police officer. These things can happen in seconds," the sheriff added.

“After this story, police officer should really think about securing their guns at home. If these guns were secured this tragedy would not have happened,” Denise Lee, 29, who has law enforcement family members in Memphis Tennesee told YourJewishnews.com after reading about the story.

About 600 people die each year in accidental shootings, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control statistics, and 31,000 U.S. residents die each year from gunshot wounds.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view