New Jersey prom queen murdered after refusing prom date offer

Aquila Flood 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A New Jersey prom queen was brutally murdered after she refused a prom date offer by her alleged boyfriend, according to police reports in New Jersey.

Police immediately suspected her former boyfriend in the murder, but when authorities closed in on him, he fled.
Now, the search for the former boyfriend of the East Orange, New Jersey prom queen found shot to death in her bedroom came to an end when a federal task force captured an 18-year-old man in his Newark apartment, authorities said.

Al-Muqqadin Means faces murder charges in the death of 17-year-old Aquila Flood, a college bound student, who has graduated from school on Saturday.

Flood was recently voted prom queen at Campus High School in East Orange, and was supposed to receive her crown on Thursday night. Now, she will be buried Wednesday morning.

Prosecutors have not offered a motive for the murder, but the victim's mother, Nicole Flood, said that Means was a jilted lover, who began to threaten her daughter after she refused his invitation to the prom.

Means surrendered without incident when members of the FBI cornered him inside a multifamily apartment building on Third Street at 12:30 pm, Anthony Ambrose said.

Nicole Flood found her daughter dead from a gunshot wound to the head. The girl had died hours before the grim discovery. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment.

Criminal records show that Means was arrested twice this year for theft, burglary and conspiracy. The charges have not been resolved.

Woman finds pig with two heads buried in yard

The pig that was found 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A woman found a strange pig that sported two heads buried in a backyard.

The woman from Pennsylvania, said she discovered the pig with two heads preserved in a glass jar buried in the backyard of her mother.

Sharon Reagle said she was planting green leafed plants in Saegertown at the home of her mother, Betty Wood, on Sunday when she found a bottle containing preservation liquid inside a tied bag.

Reagle said she took the object inside and opened the bag, revealing the two-headed pig inside.
"It was unique, really pretty clean," Reagle said. "It did not bother me at all," she added.
"My parents lived there for 56 years and they never raised pigs, so I don’t know how it got her," Reagle said about the jar.

Reagle gave the strange specimen to Allegheny College.
"This is like a Christmas gift for biologists. Students will love it," Lisa Whitenack, the assistant professor of biology at school, said.

Hot photos of teacher go viral after students hack her computer

Natalia Molokova 
By: Eva Fett

A teacher was left red-faced after her personal photos went viral around the world after students hacked her computer.

The sexy photos of a history teacher in Russia has gone viral after it was discovered by students who got into her laptop in order to find the exam answers sheet.

Natalia Molokova, 34, became an instant sensation online after images of her posing in underwear was posted on Facebook.

A group of 15-year-old children, apparently connected to her laptop computer owned by the boyfriend of Molokova, who is a teacher in another nearby school in Rostov, after leaving it unattended.
The teens said they were trying to find the answers to their test.

The students were shocked when they discovered the racy pictures of their teacher. The students quickly copied and then emailed the photos to all of their friends.
The images, which was shared thousands of times on different social networks, was also seen by students and parents at the school in Molokova.

The teacher is now refusing to return to work because of the humiliation.
A spokesperson for the local authority said that an investigation has been launched.

Teen girl dies after religious ritual circumcision procedure

Suhair al-Bata'a 
By: Moses Gold

A teen girl died after a religious ritual circumcision procedure was performed on her.

The 13-year-old Egyptian girl has died while undergoing the circumcision in a village near Cairo, despite being officially outlawed under the Mubarak regime.

"We left our daughter with the doctor and nurse. Fifteen minutes later, the nurse took my daughter out of the operating room to a nearby room, along with three other girls that the doctor has circumcised," Mohammed Ibrahim, a farmer, said.

"I waited half an hour, hoping that my daughter would wake up, but unfortunately, unlike the other girls, she did not," he said.
Police ordered an autopsy on the girl, named Suhair al-Bata'a, and called the doctor to determine the cause of death of the teen.
A health inspector's report said the cause of death was due to "a sharp drop in blood pressure as a result of trauma shock," the family's lawyer, Abdel Salam said.

Female genital mutilation or FGM, is an ancient custom in Egypt, and its history dates back to before Islam and Christianity. The practice is still widespread, and Egyptian activists say it affects the lives of up to 90 percent of the female population.
Egypt criminalized all forms of FGM in 2008 and human rights monitors say the number of girls subjected to the operation has been reduced by about one third.

National Council of Women of Egypt condemned the recent death as a criminal act that reflects "extreme savagery", asking the government to investigate the matter and punish the guilty.
UNICEF Egypt has also condemned the incident, saying that female circumcision has no medical or religious justification.

Mobile synagogue set up on Israel’s Highway 6

Israel's Highway 6 
By: John Roberts

A new mobile synagogue was set up on Israel’s main north-south roadway, toll road Highway 6.

The mobile synagogue was set up to benefit Jewish travelers who use the busy highway. Thousands of U.S. and Israeli Jews use the highway every day.

Religious travelers often had difficulties during longer trips in finding a secure place to pray.

That is why Migdal Ha’emek Rabbi Yitzchak David Grossman decided to help Jewish travelers on the road. Grossman asked Derech Eretz, the operator for the toll highway 6, to install a mobile structure that can function as a synagogue between Baqa and Iron interchanges.

"The synagogue will safeguard and protect the road and its travelers," Grossman said this week after the synagogue began hosting daily prayers.
Derech Eretz CEO Ehud Savion said he was satisfied with his contribution to drivers and passengers from Israel and around the world.

"Rabbi Grossman and I made sure that we would establish the same type of synagogue on the south side of the road, and we will try to do it as soon as possible," he added. Derech Eretz also pledged to put up signs to direct travelers to the synagogue. The synagogue is similar to the highway synagogue set up on Interstate 87 in New York.

Man carries pregnant wife 25 miles to get her to hospital

Ayyappan and Sudha at the hospital 
By: Debbie Gross

A family was stuck in heavy rain in the woods when the woman went into labor.
The couple, who live in the Konni forests in India, started walking to the hospital, but the rain made it hard for the woman to walk.

In an effort to save his pregnant wife and unborn child, the man walked about 25 miles in the woods in heavy rain while carrying the sick woman on his shoulders in order to get her to the hospital, but the baby could not be saved.

The husband, Ayyappan, a tribal man who lives deep in the Konni forests in Pathanamthitta district, married Sudha about eight months ago. They are living with Sudha’s father and two sisters in the woods. Ayyappan makes a living by selling honey and other products, which are made in the forest. When his wife went into labor prematurely, Ayyappan took his seven month pregnant wife, Sudha, to Konni Forest Hospital Tuesday in heavy rain.

On the way, his wife became too sick to walk so he picked her up and held her on his shoulders until he reached the town of Kokkathod, which is about 25 miles from the forest where he was living. From there, he asked someone to rush his wife to the Kottayam Medical College Hospital where doctors treated her for seizures. Sadly, the doctors were unable to save their baby.

"The woman's life had been saved because she was carried all the way. Doctors induced labor to try to save her baby, but the baby could not be saved, " Dr. Kunjamma Roy, director of the Department of Gynecology of Kottayam Medical College Hospital said.

Sudha is said to be in stable condition and is recovering at the hospital.

Woman drastically shrinks her waist by wearing corset everyday for three years

Michele Koebke 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Many women struggle to have the perfect body.

Some women go to extremes such as surgery or starving themselves in order to acquire the body they desire.

One woman, 24-year-old Michele Koebke, has taken her goal to a whole new extreme. She started wearing a corset 24 hours a day. When her waist shrinks, she gets a smaller size corset and squeezes herself into it until that too becomes big.

The Berlin, Germany native is currently preparing to beat the record for the world’s smallest waist. She plans to accomplish her goal by wearing a corset everyday for the next three years. She started out with a 25 inch waist and her current waist measures a surprisingly small 16 inches.

With one inch to go before she ties for the world record for “World’s Smallest Waist,” Koebke said she is determined to continue the shrinking to 15 inches, a goal that doctors said could be very harmful to her health.

Koebke’s health is already suffering, her corset use has resulted in shortness of breath, and her digestive system does not work properly, forcing her to eat 10 tiny meals a day rather than 3 regular meals. “In time she won’t be possible to move without the corset, or in the worst case she possibly won’t be able to move at all,” Dr. Rudiger Langer, a specialist in internal medicine, who is treating Koebke, said.

While Koebke admits her corset use has severely stunted her ability to move naturally, she said she is pleased with her unusual waist size. Koebke, who has been posting updates of her changing body for the past nine months on her YouTube channel, said that she received mostly positive comments from viewers.

The current record holder for the world’s smallest waist is 76-year-old Cathie Jung, of Manteo, California, her waist measuring at 15 inches. Jung is 5 feet and 6 inches tall, weighs 135 pounds, and has a 39 – 15 – 39 figure. She refers to her waist as the same as a “jar of mayonnaise.” She was awarded the record-breaking title in 2011.
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Man forced to eat chicken he raped

Man holds chicken he raped 
By: John Roberts

A man was punished by being forced to eat the chicken he raped.

A chicken owner was angry when he found a man violating his chicken. After catching the culprit, the owner forced him to eat the chicken as part of the punishment.

Bar owner Ernest Mashaba, 37, of Thandizwe Village in Manguzi, South Africa, woke up when he heard noise in his backyard. He ran outside to see if someone was trying to steal his chicken, instead of finding a thief he found a pervert.

Mashaba, who owns a bar, known as a shebeen, in the village, said he found a drunk man raping his chicken. The man, is a regular at the bar. On Thursday, the night of the alleged rape incident, Mashaba, closed the bar around midnight. The alleged rapist was drunk and fell asleep outside of the bar.

Mashaba went to sleep, but hours later he was awakened by strange noises outside his house. He ran outside and found that the door of the coop was open. Mashaba saw the drunk man in his chicken coop. Mashaba tried to grab the man but he got away.

His wife, Busisiwe Thabethe, 36, said that in the morning they realized that the chicken looked sick and could not walk. They went looking for the man and brought him back to the house. “We called all the neighbors to let them know what the man did.

He apologized, saying it was probably the booze that made ​​him do it. He offered us money to buy new chickens,” the wife said.
The wife said they made him hold the chicken so they could take a picture of him as evidence.

Them man agreed to purchase eight chickens as restitution to the family and he was also forced to cook and eat the chicken he raped.

Woman caught stealing wedding gifts and hiding it in underwear

Wedding card  
By: Debbie Gross

A woman was arrested after she was caught stealing wedding gifts.

The wedding guest ruined the bride’s special moment when she opened the wedding gifts and stole them.

Jennifer Ann Martz, 40, of Chicora, Pennsylvania has been accused of stealing money from cards at the wedding she attended. Martz stuffed the stolen money into her Police were called after someone spotted Martz holding wedding cards in the ladies room.

Martz attended the wedding on Saturday with her ​​boyfriend, who was an invited guest. Martz reportedly stole more than 8 cards from the gift table. Police said that Martz ripped the cards and tried to flush them down the toilet while hiding the money in her bra. Police found $475 in cash and $80 in checks on her.

The groom's brother, Jeremy Scherer, said that Martz ruined the special moment for everyone by having police investigate the matter during the wedding and by stealing the gifts, which were brought by other guests for the bride and groom.

Boy, 9, forced to perform oral sex on three classmates during school

School were the abuse took place 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

The New York Department of Education is facing a lawsuit after a boy was forced to perform oral sex on three classmates.

The alleged incident took place at Public School 194 in Harlem, New York. The boy’s mother filed a $6 million lawsuit against the New York Department of Education.

Three young boys pushed the 9-year-old into a bathroom a forced the boy to perform oral sex on them.

After the incident, the boy told his teacher that three boys, two of whom are in the third grade, and one who is in fifth grade, forced him into a bathroom stall after lunch. They pushed his knees and forced him to perform oral sex on all three of them, even after he shouted for them to stop.

After the student told his teacher about the assault, she told the school counselor, who then notifies the principal. The principal contacted the mother, but did not contact the police, which she was legally obligated to do.

Both, the boy and his mother, have remained unidentified for safety reasons. Now, the mother is suing the Department of Education for failing to properly take care of a terrible situation that happened in one of the public schools. While the two third grade students were arrested and suspended for five days each, the fifth grader was allowed to leave school and he was later arrested and suspended for 10 days.

This is not the first time the fifth grader was accused of molesting a child in school, yet, he was allowed to continue as a student. A third grade girl accused him of touching her inappropriately during school. He received no disciplinary action after that indictment.

PS 194 has been on the list of persistently dangerous schools in New York since 2011, there have been 11 physical assaults with a weapon and five without a weapon in the 2010 to 2011 academic year.

New York restaurant prohibits customers from tipping waitresses

Sushi Yasuda restaurant 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) Feeling like giving a tip for your waitress after receiving great service? In one New York restaurant you are now prohibited from tipping your waiter or waitress.

“Sushi Yasuda” in New York has maintained an excellent reputation for more than a decade, and now the restaurant is in the headlines after prohibiting tips.

All restaurant servers are now being paid full wages, paid vacation and sick leave.
The high-end restaurant seats only 45 guests and the chef's menu can cost over $100, so the owners do not care about raising prices to compensate for the lack of tips.

Customers have been confused since the policy went into effect earlier this year. Managers put a note in both the menu and the reception explaining the no-tipping policy, but some diners continued to write a tip on their bill even though there was section where to specify the amount of the tip.

The restaurant finally began circling the explanation on the receipt in red to attract customer's attention.
Daisy Chung, CEO of Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York, which supports restaurant workers, said she thought the practice to ban tips in order to provide a salary with benefits was a "good idea," noting that bad weather can cut tip income no matter how good the service.

"Certainly, we feel that there should be a system where workers do not have to rely on tip income in order to receive their wages," Chung said. "Workers should be fully compensated," she added.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Baggage handler arrested after helping people smuggle drugs, guns through security for a fee

Rasondo Maurice Norris 
By: David Ross

A greedy airline baggage handler has put thousands of airline passengers at risk.

The Georgia baggage handler was arrested by the Georgian authorities and was charged with two counts of attempting to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.

Rasondo Maurice Norris, 29, who was an AirTran Airlines employee, was busted in an undercover sting after authorities were tipped off the his illegal activities.

Law enforcement have learned that Norris reportedly used his position as a baggage handler with AirTran airlines, to bypass TSA security checks, allowing people to smuggle drugs and guns onto the plane for a fee.

Investigators created an undercover sting operation to confirm if Norris was actually helping smuggle illegal items aboard the aircraft. During the operation, an undercover agent gave Norris a backpack and advised him that it contained five kilos of cocaine and handed him money. Norris accepted the bag and used his security clearance to avoid security checks.

Investigators came back two more times during the sting operation. On one occasion, the officer allegedly told Norris that his backpack contained $500,000 worth of drugs, and he once again helped them clear the drugs. On the other occasion, he was told that the backpack contained three kilograms of cocaine, an automatic pistol, a magazine, and a silencer.

Norris was paid and he allegedly carried all the items past security for the undercover agent. He was paid between $600 and $800 each time.

New York woman, 75, fights off robbers by hitting them with her home phone

Margaret Mazzio with her phone 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) An elderly New York woman showed that she is not that old in spirit after whacking several men who came to rob her at her home, according to police reports in New York.

Relatives of the 75-year-old New York woman said she fought off a couple of home invaders attempts by pounding them with her home phone.

The family said the men tried to force themselves into the Queens home of Margaret Mazzio, 75, around 1:30 pm Monday.
Robyn Mazzio, who is the elderly woman’s daughter-in-law, said that one of the men gained a foothold in the house, so her mother-in-law pounded at him with her home phone. “She hit him repeatedly right in the head,” the woman said.

"Then he lunged toward her like he was going to attack her, and my sister-in-law grabbed him by the arms and threw him out the door," she said.

The men, who neighbors said may have been the same men suspected recently seen walking up and down the street with FedEx vests, fled empty-handed.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Entire police team shows up to investigate fake severed hand found on street

Patrick Plummer with fake hand 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) An entire police team showed up at the scene of a prank gone wrong when a passerby called police to the site of a severed hand that turned out to be fake, according to police reports in England.

British police said that what looked like a severed hand found outside the residence was just a joke that had not been cleaned up properly.

Nottinghamshire Police said a forensic team was sent to the Nottingham, England, neighborhood Thursday after a report came in of a severed hand with a severed finger on a sidewalk.

However, the police team soon found out that the hand was a fake created by amateur makeup artist Patrick Plummer, 34, who makes props for theater groups.

Plummer told police that the hand was a joke to scare his niece for her 15th birthday. Apparently, the severed hand had fallen out of his case after it served its purpose. The party guests then moved inside the house to have some cake.
A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said police laughed when they heard the facts of the incident.

"When officers arrived, a man, understandably red-faced, said that he was responsible for the bad joke," the spokesperson said. "Instead of pointing fingers, we told the man what to do. The man quickly removed the hand and finger, and apologized profusely," the spokesperson added.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Judge orders woman to get mental health treatment after getting arrested 396 times

Shermain Miles 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A woman will have to check herself into a mental health facility after getting arrested a whopping 396 times, according to a court ruling in Illinois.

The homeless woman from Chicago, who has been arrested 396 times in the last 35 years, has been ordered by a judge to obtain mental health services and help for her substance abuse problems.

Shermain Miles, 51, appeared in Cook County court on Monday, after being accused of attacking a city council member. She pleaded guilty to trespassing and public intoxication in unrelated cases.

Judge Peggy Chiampas sentenced Miles to time served after she agreed to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow-up treatment. Miles has been held at the Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, 65 miles west of Champaign, since December for violating the terms of her probation.

"All of us are trying to get you the help you need, perhaps for the first time in your life, right?" Judge Chiampas told Miles. "You have to reach out and grab all our hands too," the judge added.

Miles, who has dozens of convictions for crimes and misdemeanors, thanked the judge for her help.
Miles has been arrested 65 times for disorderly conduct and has used at least 83 different names.

She is well-known among business people and residents in several neighborhoods of North Side, Illinois. One florist called police on the woman 25 times last summer.

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Woman arrested after getting caught stealing wedding cash and hiding it in her bra

Jennifer Ann Martz 
By: Moses Gold

A woman was arrested and charged with theft related charges after she was caught stealing cash from wedding guests, who brought the cash as wedding gifts, and hiding the loot in her bra, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania woman has been accused of stealing money from cards at the wedding she was attending, and trying to hide the loot in her bra.

Pennsylvania State Police said that 40-year-old Jennifer Ann Martz, of Chicora, attended the wedding Saturday with her ​​boyfriend, who was a guest at the ceremony.

A total of 11 guests reported missing gift cards from the table and noticed Martz going into the ladies room. Police said Martz took the cards and tried to flush it down a toilet, while stuffing $475 in cash and $80 in checks in her bra. That's where other female guests told police they found the loot.

The groom's brother, Jeremy Scherer, said that Martz ruined the wedding and she should be severely punished.

New York man jailed after pleading guilty to slashing taxi driver in anti-Muslim attack

Michael Enright 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A man, who was arrested and charged with hate crime related charges, was jailed after pleading guilty to the attacks, according to court proceedings in New York.

The college student will serve 9 and one half years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to the charges that he attacked a taxi driver in New York, who immigrated to the United States from Bangladesh, during a diatribe against Muslims inside his taxi.

"I used a knife. I cut his throat," Michael Enright, 24, said when a Manhattan judge asked him to describe his crime.
Prosecutors claimed that Enright deserved a prison sentence of 18 years for his cold-blooded brutal attack.

"After insulting Islamic principles and mocking Ramadan restrictions, the defendant, unprovoked, reached through the partition of the taxi and slashed ​​the victim’s neck," a prosecutor told the court.

Judge Richard Carruthers agreed that the charges, attempted murder and assault as hate crime, were serious. He said he was imposing a lesser sentence because Enright had no criminal record and because the victim was not seriously injured.
"This sentence is fair and appropriate," the judge said.

Authorities alleged that Enright asked driver Ahmed Sharif if he was Muslim, issued an Arabic greeting, and told him to consider this a checkpoint before slashing him.

Enright initially told police that Sharif tried to rob him and he defended himself, prosecutors said. The movie recording student later told police that he was a patriot, according to prosecutors.
A lawyer for Enright said he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the attack.

"This was a heinous crime against an innocent New Yorker," District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement. "The victim, a native of Bangladesh, and father of four children, has been working and living in our diverse city for nearly three decades. There is no place for intolerance in the city of New York," he added.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view