Popular television host wears tampon earrings live on air

Melissa Harris-Perry wears tampon earrings 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A female television host decided to wear tampon earrings live on air in order to protest an abortion law, according to video uploaded to the internet.

On her program Sunday morning, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry drew attention to abortion regulations recently passed in Texas, with a pair of earrings made of tampons.

In a second special session of the Texas legislature, after a successful filibuster by state Senator Wendy Davis, who blocked the bill in the first special session, security dispersed demonstrators and prohibited posing tampons and maxi-pads for fear that the feminine hygiene products would be thrown at legislators is they pass the controversial bill.

The Texas Department of Public Safety, or DPS, inspected all bags and reportedly confiscated all papers, including magazines, receipts, glitter and confetti, as well as feminine hygiene products.

"My producer, Lorena, made me some tampon earrings last week," Harris-Perry said as she put on the jewelry. "Just in case the seizure ever happens again ladies, you can bring in your tampons as earrings," she said.

Man shoots his father-in-law in church because he was disrespected

Charles Richard Jennings Jr. 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man told police that he shot his father-in-law in the head because he was disrespected, according to court proceedings in Utah.

Charles Richard Jennings Jr. allegedly had a motive when he entered the St. James the Just Catholic Church, shooting his father-in-law in the head: Respect.

On Monday, Assistant Weber County Attorney Dean Saunders told the second District Judge Michael Lyons that Jennings told authorities he shot and wounded 66-year-old James Evans because "he felt disrespected."

Lyons then asked Saunders to keep Jennings in the Weber County Jail without bail because Jennings was a danger to the community and he may try to find Evans, who survived the shooting, and "complete the act."

Defense attorney Michael Bouwhuis opposed the no bail request.
The judge granted the prosecution request and ordered the man held without bail.

Jennings allegedly entered the Catholic Church, located at 495 North Harrison Boulevard, where he pulled out a gun and fired a shot that hit Evans’ right ear and exited through his cheek.

Evans suffered brain damage in the shooting, and his jaw had to be rebuilt.
Jennings is charged with one count of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of aggravated burglary, all first-degree felonies, along with the possession or use of firearms by a restricted person, also a felony.

After the shooting, Jennings ran out of the church and allegedly stole a truck from a stranger at gunpoint. He was captured several hours later walking down Interstate 84 in Box Elder County after the truck ran out of gas when he apparently tried to flee to Idaho.

Thief steals purse containing cremated baby ashes

Monica Thomas 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A young mother pleaded for the return of her baby’s ashes, according to police reports in Alabama.

The Montgomery Police Department is trying to help the mother recover the ashes of her son after a purse containing an urn was stolen on Friday night.

Capital City resident Monica Thomas had the urn in her purse because she planned to take it to spread the ashes of her son on the tomb of her mother, Police Sergeant Mike Myrick, a spokesperson for the police, said. Thomas’ son, Jamar Simmons Jr., was stillborn, Myrick said.

Thomas had planned to carry out the ceremony Saturday to coincide with her 20th birthday, he said.
"I just want my baby," Thomas said.

Around 9:30 pm Friday, Thomas was walking outside when she was approached by a young black man in a black shirt and red shorts. He grabbed her bag before the two engaged in a struggle, Myrick said. The suspect fled the scene on East Park Avenue and Johnston Street.

Myrick said police are asking for the public's help to locate the suspect and the stolen goods.
"The main thing is that she wants the urn back," Myrick said.

Man turns to murder after discovering that the prostitute he had sex with is really a man

Men dressed as women 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man was disappointed to find out that the ‘woman’ he was sleeping with was really a cross-dressing man.

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania man thought he was having sex with a prostitute and allegedly grew enraged after he learned that she was actually a man.

Charles Sargent, 43, was so angry when he found out that he was deceived that he killed the prostitute and dumped the body parts in a vacant lot.
His girlfriend called police after Sargent allegedly confessed to the murder when she came home unexpectedly to find him dragging what looked like a body wrapped in sheets.

"If you say anything this is going to be you next, you and your children," he allegedly warned his girlfriend.
Despite the threats, the woman alerted the police. Sargent was arrested. Sargent admitted to the killing, authorities said.

The body parts of the prostitute were discovered in a vacant lot in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood in Philadelphia.
"We have an individual in custody. It was he who told us where we could find the body," Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said.

Sargent has a long rap sheet, prior convictions and jail time. In 1990 Sargent was convicted on charges of aggravated assault, possession of weapons in public and manufacture or possession of a controlled substance.
For the drug and weapons charges he was sentenced to two to five years in prison, while on the charge of aggravated assault he was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.

Six years later, Sargent pleaded guilty to attempting to escape custody and was given three to 24 months in prison, according to records.

Two New York men rape teenager then throw her off three-story roof top

Antonio Owensford 
By: Sarah Weiss

A married father of two, and his friend were arrested after raping a 16-year-old girl and then tossing her off the roof top when they were done with her.

It all began when the married man, Anwar Desouza, 24, of Brooklyn New York, connected with the teen through Backpage.com.

The girl arrived to his apartment, which he shares with his wife and two young sons, on Sunday at 3:00 am.
As they were going up to the roof, the pair ran into Antonio Owensford, 26, who joined them, according to reports.
The teenager was allegedly offered $100, but when the men told her that they will not be using condoms, she refused and she wanted to back out of the deal.

The men began to argue with her. Owensford and Desouza suddenly attacked the teenager and began choking and raping her, according to police.
Owensford then allegedly threw the girl over the ledge of the building and she landed in the backyard.

Emergency workers were called to the scene and rushed the injured teen to the hospital, where doctors treated fractures in her arm and leg.
Detectives found Desouza’s phone number in the phone of the teenager. He was arrested shortly thereafter. He was booked on a number of charges including rape, assault and strangulation. He is being held on $250,000 bail.

His friend, Antonio Owensford, of Brooklyn, who is accused of pushing the teen off the roof, claims “everything was consensual,” according to his attorney.
Seems like the judge did not believe that throwing the teen of the rooftop was consensual, as he is being held without bail on 20 criminal charges including attempted murder, predatory sexual assault, strangulation and rape.

Unlicensed dentist arrested after treating 6000 patients out of cramped laundry room

Ubaldo Bittencourt 
By: Shifra Unger

A Florida man was arrested for treating people out of a cramped laundry room, despite not having a license.

The Boca Raton resident, Ubaldo Bittencourt, 62, was arrested and charged with a felony charge of practicing without a license.

Florida records show that Bittencourt has never been licensed to practice dentistry in the state. According to the arrest report, Bittencourt was running a dental office hidden in the laundry room of his Boca Raton bungalow.

Deputies said that Bittencourt had about 6000 patients and used the money he made from his job to build a mansion in his native country Brazil, where he is licensed to be a dentist.

In fact, Bittencourt mostly provided dental care for fellow Brazilians who speak Portuguese. Bittencourt was very cautious not to attract outside attention to his illegal practice.
He did not answer his phone, instead people had to leave a message and he would return voicemails within 24 hours, the police report said.

An undercover sheriff called Bittencourt , and left a message in Portuguese. Bittencourt returned the officer’s call and identified himself as Dr. Ubaldo. The undercover officer made an appointment with the unlicensed dentist.

The officer had a recording device with him at the time of the appointment. The officer was taken to the laundry room where there was an examination chair, dental equipment including an X-ray machine, dental tools and dental molds.

"These items were being stored and used by Bittencourt, with no known radiation safety protocol and no instrument sterilization equipment," according to the arrest report.

Bittencourt did an oral examination on the undercover officer, putting his fingers in the officers mouth without gloves.
The unlicensed dentist told the officer that he can do a dental bridge at the cost of $2,500, but he only accepts cash as payment.

Bittencourt was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail and was later released after posting $3,000 bail.

Restaurant owner offers 5 year of free sandwiches to whoever buys his $500,000 house

Hoagie sandwich 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Selling an upscale apartment in today’s economy is tough, people have to be creative to attract buyers with good prices or good incentives.

The owner of Taylor Gourmet sandwiches in Washington D.C., is selling his upscale property and he added an incentive of 5-years of free hoagie sandwiches.

For those who are unfamiliar with the terminology, hoagies are essentially large sandwiches complete with sausages and cheese.
Casey Patten is the seller of the condominium, which is located in the heart of Chinatown in Washington D.C. He bought the one bedroom apartment in 2005 for $475,000 and is now selling it for $489,000.

The 694 square foot condo was designed to resemble the sandwich shop, which is in close proximity to house, making it convenient for the buyer to easily take advantage of the offer of free hoagies.

When asked how many hoagies the buyer can get for free, and how often he can go to the establishment throughout the 5 years, the condo’s listing agent, Jay Bauer, replied: "The gifts come in the form of a gift card worth $2,470, and the buyer can use it any way he or she chooses, once a week, four a month, or all at once, although if you choose the last option, Taylor ass to be notified 24 hours in advance.”

Bauer said that at the open house, there will also be plenty of free food for potential buyers, just another incentive to come and see the property.

Man goes on rampage, breaking slot machines after losing a lot of money

Man holding ax used to break slot machines 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Gambling can become an addiction that can ruin a person’s financial life.

A man, who lost a lot of money while gambling, was so distraught that he went to extreme measures to take revenge of the slot machines.

Bregu Nure, 47, of Italy lost over $6,500 on slot machines over a two-week period at a local bar. He was so angry about his loss that he went home and came back with an ax to vent his frustration by breaking them.

Nure was seen on surveillance camera entering the bar armed with an ax and hitting seven machines. Some customers were so frightened by his actions that they ran out of the establishment. After he was done breaking the slot machines, Nure calmly left the bar with a thumbs up as a sign of victory.

When Nure left the store, he did not flee, instead, he calmly waited outside for the police to arrive and arrest him.
Witnesses at the bar in the village of Fontaniva, near Padua, in Italy, said the father of two children was a regular at the bar, and that he had spent several hours feeding the slot machines with coins.

The bar owner told police that Nure is a regular at the bar. “He comes here all the time to play the machines. He's had some wins, but spent a lot of money, he is a very quiet man,” the owner said.

Nure broke all machines with the ax while customers were around. Fortunately, no one was hurt. “It going to cost a lot to replace them and I will lose customers. Usually, when people come to play they buy drinks at the bar," the owner added.

Nure was charged and sentenced to six months in jail for criminal damage and possession of a weapon.

Jewish community to help rebuild Ursuline College in Ohio after being destroyed by tornado

Damage to Ursuline College 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) The Jewish community in Ohio has come together in order to help rebuild a college that was destroyed after a recent tornado hit the state, according to a report by the Cleveland Jewish News.

Just after a tornado caused widespread damage to Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, a synagogue in the city is rallying to support its neighbor.

Congregation B'nai Jeshurun​​, a conservative synagogue, with more than 1,000 members, began accepting donations in order to help offset the damage, which are not covered by Ursuline College’s insurance policy. A post on the synagogue’s Facebook page is asking members to donate.

Other buildings and trees were damaged, but no injuries were reported.
"We are aware of the terrible tragedy," Rabbi Stephen Weiss of B'nai Jeshurun ​​said. "They are our neighbors. We have a close relationship with them. We worked with them in the past. We will collect as much money as possible and send it to the university," the rabbi said.

"The relationship between the Catholic community and the Jewish community, and the Catholic Church and the synagogues is a very strong. Ursuline has a strong relationship with the Jewish community. Sorry for your pain," the synagogue said in a message.

Anti-Jewish incidents jump nearly 30% in New York

Anti-Jewish graffiti in Brooklyn New York 
By: Debbie Gross

A new report showed that anti-Jewish incidents rose sharply in New York, according to a statement released by the Anti-Defamation League.

The Anti-Defamation League, or ADL, said that there were 248 incidents across New York State in 2012.
172 of the incidents were reported in New York City, according to statistics released Monday.

"Jews are still the target of a significant number of hate crimes in the state of New York," Gregg Mashberg, the New York ADL Regional Director, said.

The report includes cases of assault, harassment and vandalism. New York had the most anti-Semitic incidents in the country last year, according to the report.

"It is worrying that saw nearly a 30 percent rise in the total number of anti-Semitic incidents in New York," Etzion Neuer, acting ADL New York Regional Director said. "The sharp rise in anti-Semitic vandalism incidents is a reminder that we are still not immune to anti-Semitism," he added.

There were 87 incidents reported in Brooklyn alone. Long Island had 56 incidents.
The ADL counted 927 incidents in the United States last year, including 17 assaults.
Among the cases included in the report:

A Jewish school received voice messages warning that a nuclear Holocaust against Jews is approaching and threatening to "execute all Jews".

Swastikas were painted on several buildings in the Jewish community and other locations in Brooklyn.
A swastika and the phrase "F*** the Jews" were found on a playground in a public park.

The train station on Kingston Avenue had graffiti that said: "The world would be much better if all the Jews were lampshades." Also: "Hitler was right about to the Jews."

A Holocaust Memorial Park was defaced with the word "f ***" and a Star of David painted nearby.

British royal baby to be born in Jewish wing of hospital

Kate Middleton shows off her baby bump 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Britain is set to welcome a new royal baby as the royal couple was admitted to the hospital as Kate Middleton went into labor, according to hospital officials.

The third in line to the British throne will be born in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London, a wing named after a wealthy Jew.

Frank Lindo, who was born in 1872, was a descendant of the wealthy Heilbut family through his mother.
Frank Lindo married British aristocrat Violet Portman, who was a member of the board of St. Mary.

At the time of his death in 1938, Lindo had donated over 100,000 pounds to the hospital. On the morning of the opening of the Lindo wing, he donated over 5,000 pounds in order to make sure the hospital had no debt.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Lindo Wing early this morning and were forced to use the back door to avoid the media that had gathered outside the main entrance.

European supermarkets stop selling Israeli settlement products after latest E.U. directive

Hoogvlit supermarket location 
By: Sarah Weiss

Several European supermarkets have announced this week that they stopped selling Israeli settlement products after a recent E.U. directive ordering its member states to stop doing business with Israeli settlement entities.

Following the announcement of the European Union at least two large retail chains in the Netherlands have stopped selling goods produced in Israeli settlements. A third chain reassured its customers that the origin of its products are not from Israel's settlements.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said: "This boycott is tainted with hypocrisy and prejudice, and only worsens the problem it seeks to solve."

The two chains, which announced that they will not be selling products from the settlements, are Aldi and Hoogvlit. The chains are particularly popular in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. The third chain that labels Israeli products is Jambo.

After questioning several supermarkets executives in the Netherlands, Hoogvlit and Aldi confirmed their ban. Aldi even demanded their suppliers not to carry products of the Israeli settlements. An Aldi spokesperson said she is not interested that Israel’s products "should be part of the public discourse in any way."

An investigation also revealed that recently, Jambo is requiring its suppliers to promise in writing that the goods labeled as Made In Israel really come from the "State of Israel" and not the settlements. Jambo said it decided to take this unusual step due to the elevation of the topic in the public debate. "Our clients deserve accurate information," Jambo said.

Palestinian man arrested after holding knife to throat of Jewish woman

Man holding knife illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A man was arrested and charged with numerous charges after he held a Jewish woman at knifepoint inside her home in Israel, according to police reports.

Israel Police said that a police officer arrested Monday morning, a Palestinian man, 20, of Tulkarem, who is residing illegally in Israel, after he threatened a woman with a knife.

A police officer, who lives near the victim’s house, heard the screams of the 68-year-old in Afula. He went over to the home, saw how a Palestinian man was holding a knife to the woman’s throat and threatening to kill her. The police officer raised his weapon at the young Palestinian ordering him to free the woman. The man let the woman go and police then arrested him.

The woman told police that the young man threatened her with the knife for no reason.
Israeli police revealed that an investigation has been launched into the circumstances of the incident to determine whether the incident was criminal related or motivated by nationalism.

Police also said that the suspect will be questioned by Israel's National Security Agency, or Shin Bet.

Hamas terrorist organization mourns the death of their friend Helen Thomas

Hamas website praising Helen Thomas 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A Hamas terrorist organization publicly mourned the death of the dear friend Helen Thomas, according to a press release on their website.

The website of the Hamas military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, issued a tribute to the outstanding journalist Helen Thomas, who died Saturday afternoon. An image of the front page of Al-Qassam’s website shows a picture of "pioneer journalist Helen Thomas" next to the words, "Rest in peace, Helen Thomas. We respect you for taking a stand."

Above is the photo of Thomas and the praise, the website displayed prominently along with obituaries praising its "martyrs", who were engaged in "the long bright path of jihad against Israel.”

The Palestinian Islamist group that runs Gaza published an article, which details the achievements of the "pioneering journalist, who reported on every U.S. President since John Kennedy to Barack Obama."

The article on Thomas included this sentence of Hamas praising her independent spirit: "Her contempt for the White House, the Secrecy and dodging, spanned five decades, back to President John F. Kennedy." Helen Thomas was kicked out of the White House press room after she said that the Jews should get the hell out of Palestine.

New Jewish dating website launched for Aliyah-minded singles

 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A new dating website was launched to help Aliyah-minded Jewish singles find love, according to a statement released by the company.

The North American Aliyah oriented Nefesh B'Nefesh organization, has joined forces with the popular Jewish dating website “SawYouAtSinai”, in order to lunch "SeeYouinIsrael", a website dedicated for singles, who are thinking of immigrating to Israel.

The site enables singles living outside and those living in Israel, both new immigrants and Israelis, to join a dating network, which will ensure that they are only matched with potential suitors, who are interested in living in Israel.
The initiative aims to provide a forum for the growing number of singles, who are interested in living in Israel and prefer to meet other people with a similar goal.

"Many young immigrants, who have a passion for Israel and Zionism expresses the desire to connect with like-minded people," Nefesh B'Nefesh Pre-Aliyah Director Marc Rosenberg said.
"This dating site will provide a great forum for these people," Rosenberg added.

SawYouAtSinai is an internet dating matchmaking service that is helping thousands of Jewish singles of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and interests find their partner.
SawYouAtSinai has helped more than 2,000 singles meet their loved one.

"We are excited to use our technology and expertise to create matches between Aliyah-minded singles," Danielle Solomon, chief of the Israel Division of SawYouAtSinai, said. "We hope these couples create their homes in Israel," she added.

Orthodox Jewish teens win kick-boxing championships in Thailand

Nili Block and Sarah Abraham 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Several Orthodox Jewish teens have clinched the kick-boxing championship title for Israel during kick-boxing games in Thailand.

The two Israeli 18-year-olds, Nili Block and Sarah Abraham, showed the world what they can accomplish in Thailand.
Block also won first place in her age group at the Kickbox World Cup in Hungary, and showed her talent in the 2013 Jerusalem Marathon race. Block said: "My motto is that I never stop, no pain, no gain.”

According to Block, her parents fully support her as she is sanctifying God’s name in the world.
Abraham previously said that she began to learn Muay Thai for self-defense purposes. She demonstrated a high level of motivation, saying: "I do not mind getting hurt. It happens so often, it's part of life now."

The father of Abraham paid her airfare to competitions. "Everything else I pay for myself. I clean and I walk dogs to earn some money," she said.

Both girls eat only kosher food when traveling and also consulted a rabbi about how to handle training on Shabbat.
Block will soon join the Israeli military and has requested the status of a soldier athlete in order to continue training and competing during her two years in the service. "My goal is to be able to compete in the Olympics, and I know I have the potential," she said. "I have hired a coach," she added.

Abraham has enlisted to do National Service in Kiryat Arba so as not to interrupt her five days a week training program.

Thieves rob elderly Jewish couple in Manchester after cutting their drain pipe

Broken drain pipe illustration 
By: Moses Gold

An elderly couple was robbed by thieves after they cut their drain pipe, thus gaining access to their property, according to police reports in the United Kingdom.

Manchester Police said that a Jewish elderly couple have been victimized by scammers, who cut their Prestwich property drain pipe and stole money while pretending to repair it.

One of the scammers showed the 81-year-old man how water is gushing from the pipe of his home on Albert Avenue last Friday. Then, he called two accomplices who stole 150 pounds from a box, while they were supposed to turn off the water supply.

Police are also warning residents of North Manchester to lock windows and doors after a series of break in incidents.
On Monday, a Jewish home owner on Park Road was confronted by three masked men trying to enter his property.

Israeli Arab wins gold medal at 2013 European Youth Olympics

Olympic swimmers illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

An Israeli Arab won a gold medal at the 2013 European Youth Olympics while also breaking a world record.

Mark Hinnawi, a 16-year-old athlete, who was born in the Yafo neighborhood of Tel Aviv, broke his own record and established a new world record for his age group.

Hinnawi won the gold medal Wednesday in the 400 meter freestyle at the Olympics, which is currently taking place in Utrecht, Netherlands.

The Israeli delegation clapped their hands and waved with pride as 16-year-old Arab-Israeli swimmer took the podium to receive his medal. Hinnawi, who also broke his own personal record, finished the race with a result of 3:57:73 minutes.

The feat of the athlete was a surprise, since he previously completed the 400 meter swim with a time of 4:03:14.
After being crowned the gold medalist, Hinnawi the young man said: "I am so happy that I cannot express my feelings in words. I am very proud of this achievement."

Hinnawi’s coach, Meir Levy said: "We have done all the preparations and the swimmer did not give up at any time. It's an exciting time for Israeli swimmers.”
Hinnawi is now expected to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.
The 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival in Utrecht has brought together over 3,000 young athletes competing for 225 medals.

Israeli clothing retailer ‘Fox’ to open first store in Ramallah

Fox retail location 
By: John Roberts

An Israeli clothing retailer announced today that it will be opening its first ever branch location in the Palestinian controlled West Bank.

The Israeli Fashion brand, Fox, is opening its first franchise in a mall in the Palestinian city of Ramallah, a move that is already facing strong opposition from Palestinian activists.

Recently, a poster was hung in one of the shopping centers in the Palestinian city, announcing that the clothing retailer will soon open a branch there. While many Palestinians have expressed their support for the store, the decision has unleashed a storm on social networking websites among Palestinian activists, who vehemently oppose any normalization of relations with Israel or Israeli companies.

One of the activists, who were protesting the measure, expressed dissatisfaction with the economic cooperation with Israel. Another attacked the Palestinian Authority led by the Fatah Party, saying that "Fatah still underestimated the suffering of the residents of the West Bank. Fatah does everything to win the confidence of Israel and seeks to cooperate with it, despite the fact that they are the enemy of the Palestinian people."

Fox Group operates a total of 135 stores in Israel and 245 stores overseas. Among other places, the company operates throughout Europe, and Southeast Asia.

Ramallah is home to the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority and has become a thriving metropolitan area in recent years.
Fox, is partly owned by Abraham Fox, a religious Jew. Retail shops are closed on the Jewish Sabbath, unlike many other major chains that keep some stores open on Shabbat.

New York McDonald’s workers walk off job after co-worker collapses due to lack of air condition

McDonald's worker who collapsed from the heat 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Workers at a McDonald’s walked off the job after their co-worker collapsed due to lack of air condition, according to emergency workers in New York.

The incident happened on Friday. The workers complained that they were forced to work without air conditioning in the midst of record high temperatures. A worker collapsed from the heat.

Luisa Villa, an employee who participated in the strike on Friday, said that the air conditioner in the kitchen of the restaurant has been broken for the past nine years. The crew member that collapsed, Esheliz Mendez, had complained about the broken air conditioner on numerous occasions, she added. A repair was made last year after another employee collapsed, but the air conditioner broke again within a week.

"Store owners make fun of us, they think we're animals," a worker complained. "We are not animals. We are people. We do not want to die and we can certainly die from the heat, you know," the worker added.
The McDonald’s based in Washington Heights, is an independently owned franchise operated by Dominga De Jesus, according to the website of the company. Seventy people work there.

Villa said she and her co-workers went on strike simply because they want the air conditioner to be fixed. Shortly after the strike took place, the owners brought in temporary workers so the restaurant could continue operating. Villa said she hopes that owners will not retaliate against workers because of the protest.

Stuntmen save suicidal woman who tries to jump off 14th floor balcony

Woman wants to jump off balcony 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) People thought a woman was part of a stunt when she was seen going over her balcony on the 14th floor of a building.

But then, screams for help were heard in the area. That’s when a group of stuntmen jumped into action.

A crew of movie stuntmen from a company called Stunts 911, became real-life heroes on the first day of Comic-Con in San Diego, California.

The crew was preparing a promotion of "Kick-Ass 2" when they heard a commotion, and saw that a woman had climbed over her 14th floor balcony railing in the apartment building across the street from where they were.
Gregg Sergeant and his men quickly ran towards the building as onlookers shouted to the woman "Do not jump!"

The men found a security guard, who allowed them to enter the apartment to rescue the woman. "She was hanging from one hand, and had one foot off the ledge," stuntman Amos Carver said.

Sergeant quickly wrapped his arm around the woman in a bear hug while Carver and Scott Schecter helped pull her to safety. The men grabbed her from behind and saved her life.
"I put my arms under her leg and pulled her in. I took her to the room and laid her down on the couch," Schecter said.

The police arrived shortly after the rescue, and said the woman was distraught over a recent breakup. Police said that she has also been drinking.

"I was so grateful that we got there on time. I believe that if we had gotten to her two seconds later, she would have been gone," Sergeant said.

Woman gets her head stuck in staircase guard rail while having sex

Couple making out on staircase illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A woman was left embarrassed after she became stuck inside a staircase guard rail while having sex with a man, according to police reports in Russia.

Russia Police said that the 46-year-old of Lipetsk, said she wanted to "spice things up" with her man.
A neighbor called police after finding the naked woman unable to free herself from the guard rail.

When police arrived, the woman said she had consensual sex with her partner when she got stuck. Her boyfriend was not around when the officers arrived at the scene.

Alexei Dotsenko, an emergency worker, said: "In all my time working as a rescue worker, I cannot remember an incident like this."
This was not the first time a woman had to be rescued after having sex. As we reported earlier, a female couple ran into problems after engaging in a make out session, according to fire officials in England.

Halifax Fire officials said that a lesbian couple was left red-faced after they were forced to seek their help after their bondage session went wrong.

The Fifty Shades of Gay couple from Halifax in West Yorkshire, England, walked to a local fire station at 1:30 am to explain that they had lost the key after being trapped in the handcuffs.

Fire station Commander Paul Gyde said: "We thought it was funny, but the women looked embarrassed. The handcuffs looked real and probably served the purpose for which they wanted.”
Firefighters were eventually able to remove the handcuffs of the women both about 20-years-old.
"We are pleased that we were able to help," Gyde added.

Girl, 5, seen hanging by her head from 24-story tower

The girl hanging by her head 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A little girl is lucky to be alive after she was found hanging by her head 210 feet above ground, according to fire officials in China.

Chinese fire officials said that a five-year-old girl was rescued by firefighters after becoming trapped between the bars of a window on the top floor of a 24-storey apartment tower.

Chinese television showed video of the girl holding onto the bars while rescue workers frantically tried to reach her.
The girl, who had been left in her house alone in Daye, Hubei Province, crawled out the room window on Saturday.

She went on to have her head stuck between the bars about 210 feet above the ground.
A neighbor heard her cry and called the police and firefighters.

When they arrived, they found the girl's house locked from the inside.
They burst into the room and began to cut the window bars in order to rescue her.
A local resident crawled out from the neighbor's window and rescued the child.

With one hand holding onto the bar, the man held the body of the girl with his ​​shoulder before rescuers wrapped her in a blanket and helped her back inside the house.

The girl was not the only child, who was rescued after hanging by her head.
A five years old boy apparently had his head stuck in a gated window after climbing over it in search of his mother.
The child was seen by locals hanging by his head from the gate.

A sheet was held on the ground directly below the child in case he fell.
Firefighters entered the apartment of the boy and managed to free him. The child was not injured.

New Jersey man faces life in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing sleeping woman on plane

Bawer Aksal 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of sexual abuse related charges after he sexually abused a sleeping woman on a plane, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey said in a statement.

Bawer Aksal, 49, of North Bergen, New Jersey, was convicted of one count of sexual abuse and one count of abusive sexual contact after a five-day trial in federal court. The jury in Newark, deliberated seven hours before returning a guilty verdict, according to the federal prosecutor's office.

Aksal was arrested in August 2012 when he arrived on a flight from Phoenix, Arizona, to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. According to the statement, Aksal was sitting in the middle seat in a row of three seats, while the victim was sitting next to him in the window seat.

The incident took place about an hour before landing, when another passenger Aksal in the seat of the victim, his body against the victim. The passenger also saw his left hand under the woman’s sweater that was draped over her.

The victim awoke to find Aksal’s hands underneath her shirt and shorts, and fought him off, prosecutors said in a statement.
Both the passenger and the victim immediately went to the back of the plane to report what happened to the flight attendants.
The federal government has exclusive jurisdiction over all sexual abuse cases that occur on flights in the United States, as such events are outside the jurisdiction of any State.

Aksal now faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.
"Aksal is very disappointed," Aksal's attorney, Robert J. Degroot, said. "I felt that prosecutors failed to provide evidence needed for a conviction. He has faith in the U.S. system and feels that he will ultimately be vindicated," the attorney also said.

Aksal is scheduled to be sentenced in court later this year.

Tennessee man arrested after stealing human ashes thinking they were cocaine

William Cantrell 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with theft related charges after he was caught stealing some human ashes, according to police reports in Tennessee.

Nashville Police said that William Cantrell, 28, was arrested this week for allegedly stealing a box of human ashes from a resident in Tennessee. Relatives believe Cantrell thought that the ashes were cocaine.

"Cantrell thought it was drugs, he thought he had found a box of cocaine," Cantrell's grandmother, Wanda Allen, said.
Cantrell was held on a charge of aggravated robbery.

According to a police affidavit, Cantrell also stole an Xbox from his neighbor, Steven Medley, along with the small box, and fled to his grandmother's house in Nashville. His grandmother thought he was drunk during the incident. The ashes belonged to Medley's mother.

"They just made him sound like a bad, bad person. They told people that he broke into the house and stole the ashes of this woman. I'm not saying he is not guilty, but he did not know what he was stealing," his mother, Kathy said.

The good news is that Cantrell's grandmother believes that he did not inhale the ashes.

"Above the ashes, there was had a piece of white paper stuck on it with the date of birth, date of death, the name and the funeral home of the deceased," she said.

Girl, 15, arrested for child porn after taking photos of friends having sex

School where the photo was discovered 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A girl was arrested and charged with possession of child porn related charges after she took photos of her friends having sex, according to police reports in Florida.

Pasco County Police said that a 15-year-old girl was arrested Monday afternoon for shooting and possessing a photo of another teenage girl having oral sex with a teenage boy.
She was charged with one count of aggravated child pornography.

"The two girls were friends, and one of them was dating the guy," Detective William Lindsey said. "They posed for the photo and remained friends for several months," he said.

At one point, the girls had a falling out. The girl, who took the picture, began to show the photo to her classmates and digitally distributed the child porn, police said.

"More and more teens are sending photos of themselves and each other in provocative poses,” Officer Melanie Snow said.. "We want children and parents to know that it is a felony. It's not just a silly thing that will not have a long-term effect on your life," she said.

One of the companions of the girl, 18, is suspected of posting the pornographic image to Twitter. Her mother will not turn him so the Sheriff's Office will present the case to the State Attorney to issue an arrest warrant, authorities said.

A complaint affidavit filed by the Office of the Pasco County Sheriff stated that five witnesses told a deputy that they were shown "child pornography by the defendant."

An employee of Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel saw the image of "two young kids engaged in oral sex" and seized the girl's phone.

The girl turned 15-years-old last month. She was arrested at her home in Land O' Lakes.
"Possession of child pornography is an offense no matter how old you are," Lindsey said. "If she had taken a picture of herself in a sexual poser, she would also be charged with child pornography," Lindsey also said.

Georgia boys arrested after killing baby in stroller in front horrified mother

Antonio Santiago 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Two boys were arrested and charged with murder related charges after they killed a baby boy in his baby stroller while being pushed by his mother, according to police reports in Georgia.

Georgia Police said that two monsters shot and killed a helpless baby in vain as he sat in his stroller.
The meaningless execution came seconds after the murderers, who are teenagers, shot and wounded the baby’s terrified mother in a botched robbery.

"You want me to shoot your baby?" Said one of them, before ending the life of the 13-month-old child, police said.
Sherry West, the mother of little Antonio Santiago, despite the fact that she was wounded, gave police a detailed description of the adolescents, 17, and 14-years-old, who were arrested on Friday.

West also gave a harrowing account of what supposedly happened when the older child pointing a gun at her.
"I said, 'No, do not kill my baby!’" West said.

“They killed him anyway,” she said.
West, who lost her 18-year-old son to senseless violence five years ago, was left to bury another child.

De'Marquis Elkins, 17, and his 14-year-old accomplice were caught after heavily armed police in Brunswick, Georgia, went door to door looking for them.

Elkins was charged as an adult of first-degree murder, Police Chief Tobe Green said.
The younger boy, who was not identified because he is a minor, was also charged with first-degree murder, Green said.
The tragedy in the small southern town began to unfold on Thursday, said West, when she took her son out for a walk in the normally quiet and leafy suburb of Brunswick.

"He asked me for money and I said I do not have," she said.
To show he was serious, West said, Elkins fired a shot at the ground.
Not seeing a cap bullet, West said, she thought the gun was fake.

Then, in quick succession, Elkins fired a shot that grazed her left ear and one in her left leg, just above the knee, West told police.
West said it all happened very fast. "I did not know I was hurt," she said.
Then she said: "the boy proceeded to go around the stroller and shot my baby in the face."

West was treated for a gunshot wound at a local hospital and later released.
She said her broken heart will take much longer to repair.
Antonio was a beautiful baby, the weeping mother said.

New York Police officer busted for stealing sexy pictures from woman’s mobile phone

Pamela Held 
By: John Roberts

A New York Police Department police officer is in trouble after he was caught in possession of sexy pictures belonging to a blond woman, according to a report by the New York Daily News.

The woman of Long Island, New York said that police took her iPhone and that one of them stole sexually explicit photos and videos intended only for the eyes of her boyfriend.

Pamela Held, 27, of Deer Park, is about to sue the city and police department, accusing a police officer of invading her privacy by forwarding provocative images of her iPhone. Held’s erotic images were sent to a personal cell phone that her lawyer said belongs to officer Sean Christian.

"It makes me sick" Held said. "I dread to think what he has done with them," she added.
Police sources confirmed that Christian, 41, assigned to the 104 Precinct police station in Ridgewood, Queens, is the subject of an internal affairs investigation stemming from the complaint of Held.

Held’s nightmare unfolded one night, when five police officers pulled her over in Ridgewood, since she had no inspection sticker. Cops found prescription drugs in the car, so officers, including Christian, took Held and others to the police station.

When police began grilling her about her whereabouts that night, Held said she was visiting a friend and had text messages to prove it. She gave officers her security code to unlock her phone and showed them the messages. Police then left the room with the phone while she was charged with minor drug charges.

"I knew they had my phone and I was freaking out" Held said. "I had a bad feeling about this," she also said.
She was held for nearly three hours at the police station before they returned the phone and gave her a desk appearance ticket. Held said Christian followed her to the car.
"He told me I am a beautiful girl and I have to stop hanging out with the wrong crowd," Held said.

She left and then stopped to check her phone.
"I saw this number and all my images and videos attached to it," Held said.
There were 20 nude photos and 5 sexy videos of her that had been forwarded to a phone number. Fearing the worst, she contacted attorney Richard Soleymanzadeh, whose private investigator traced the number to Christian.


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