Some KFC kids meals now come with mini ice cream maker

Hand held ice cream maker in kids meal 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) KFC, also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, will now be adding cool hand-held ice cream makers to kids meals in some areas.

With so many restaurants out there, and a lot of competitors fighting for the same consumers, every business owner is looking for ways to get customers through their door.

KFC in Japan is offering movie themed, kids friendly hand ice cream makers with the purchase of select combo meals. This will definitely bring in kids with a sweet tooth.

This new hand ice cream maker appeals to children because it has well-known Japanese characters printed on it. The characters are known as One Piece, which is a long-running anime and manga series in Japan that focuses around the pirate, Luffy, on his quest for the legendary treasure known as One Piece and his attempt to become the Pirate King.

The show has been around since 1997 and is still going strong. Kids still love the show. KFC will be offering three different characters on the ice cream maker: two featuring one of the main characters from the series, Luffy and Chopper, and one featuring the pirate crew upon which the series focuses on.

The easy to use ice cream maker can easily be taken along wherever the child goes. For now, the product will be available with combo meals only in Japan.

Although 1000s of children in the U.S. go to KFC in order to purchase kids meals every day, the children will have to wait until advocacy groups stop bullying restaurant owners to avoid giving away free and fun toys.

Dunkin’ Donuts to open new branch in Williamsburg Brooklyn

Location of the new Dunkin' Donuts 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

Residents in the Williamsburg section in Brooklyn, New York are rejoicing after learning that Dunkin’ Donuts will open a branch in the area.

Soon, visitors to fast growing hipster area in Williamsburg will have a new first impression when jumping out of the subway station on Bedford Avenue, Dunkin’ Donuts.

The fast expanding chain with more than 3,100 franchises around the world is moving in on prime real estate at the corner of Bedford Avenue and North Seventh Street. The previous tenants were priced out of the location.

"I bet in a month or two they will be in operation," Halina Jankowski, the previous tenant, and owner of the Northside Pharmacy, which occupied the space for the last 15 years and has moved one block to Driggs Avenue, said. "They started building around last month. They are working hard," Jankowski said.

Company representatives confirmed that the chain was actually setting up shop, but made no comment when the new store will be opened.

The Dunkin’ Donuts location will be a sharp contrast to trendy and hip restaurants in the area.

Chinese resort builds its own Israeli inspired ‘Dead Sea’

Dead Sea pool in China 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A resort in China is giving its customers a feel of Israel with its man-made “Dead Sea.”

The “Chinese Dead Sea” can accommodate up to ten thousand visitors at a time. More than a million people visit the resort during the summer.

The man-made "Dead Sea" was created using rich salt and 43 different minerals and microelements.

Inspired by the Dead Sea in Israel, the Dead Sea Holiday Resort located in Daying County, Sichuan province, China, has built an indoor saltwater pool.

The pool was built-in a 30,000 square meter area and is able to accommodate up to 10,000 swimmers at one time.

The pool becomes a sea of color as the masses grab their rubber tubes and descend into the water.

The good thing is that just like the Israeli Dead Sea, the water allows "swimmers" to float freely, so there is no real risk of drowning.

Man stabs his wife, son, after she refused to have sex one last time before divorce

Kurtis Worley 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man was arrested after he stabbed his wife, who refused to have sex with him.

Kurtis Worley, 33, of Addison, Illinois was jailed after he stabbed his wife to death because she refused to have sex with him "one last time before their divorce.”

Police said that Worley was distraught when his wife told him that she wanted to divorce him. Worley asked his wife to have sex with him one last time, but she refused his request, which made him very angry.

Police said Worley then stabbed his wife, 39-year-old Martha Worley, to death and stabbed her 15-year-old son when he tried to intervene. Worley allegedly jumped on top of his wife, and hit her. Then, he took a knife and began stabbing her in the head.

Mrs. Worley’s two children, ages 12 and 15-years-old, heard their mother screaming so they ran to the master bedroom where the stabbing was taking place. When the door opened, Worley "was naked and looking like a psychopath," according to the arrest report.

When the eldest son tried to push past his stepfather to save his mother, Worley used the knife to cut the boy’s throat. That's when the boy called police.
Officers arrived at the scene at 3:00 am to find the wife lying face down on the bed. while the husband was found lying on the floor after he cut both of his wrists in a failed suicide attempt. Two bloody knives were recovered from the scene.

Martha Worley was rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to her injuries. Her son was also taken to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for his injuries. Prosecutors said that the child will need physical therapy to regain his ability to speak.

The couple had reportedly been married for ten years and have a 9-year-old daughter together.
Kurtis Worley was booked into jail on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated domestic battery. He remains in jail on $3 million bond.

Mother arrested after setting her daughter on fire by using gasoline to treat her head lice

Shana Suggs 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A 5-year-old was severely burned after her mother used gasoline to get rid of lice in her hair.

Shana Suggs, 25, of McAlester, Oklahoma, was arrested after she poured gasoline over her daughter's hair to get rid of head lice, but instead, the girl caught on fire.

According to police, Suggs attempted to treat a lice problem on her 5-year-old daughter’s hair when she took the girl to the bathroom and poured gasoline over the child’s head.

Investigators determined that a nearby water heater ignited the gasoline fumes, causing burns to both Suggs and her daughter.

Suggs’ boyfriend, Dylan Webster, heard screams coming from the bathroom. He found Suggs and her daughter in flames and used a jacket to smother the flames, but not before the girl suffered severe burns.

Prosecutors said that the girl suffered second and third degree burns over 60 percent of her body. Suggs suffered minor burns. Four other children were in the home at the time of the fire.

After an investigation, the mother was booked into the Pittsburg County Jail and charged with child abuse by injury. Suggs remains held on $25,000 bond.

Head lice insects spend their entire life on the human scalp and feeding exclusively on human blood. Removing head lice can be tricky. Parents were said to have spent many hours on this task. Many spend a lot of money on different products that kill head lice.
Others have made a career out of head lice by charging a fee to remove them from children’s hair.

Man, 86, arrested after soliciting sex from men while waving sex toy in the air

Joseph Toben 
By: Eva Fett

Seems like a person is never too old for sex. An 86-year-old man was arrested after trying to solicit people at a supermarket for sex.

Joseph Toben, of Virginia Beach, Virginia was arrested by police on Friday morning after he was seen in a supermarket parking lot attempting to solicit men for sex.

Grazia Moyers of the Virginia Beach police said that officers were called to the Farm Fresh supermarket at 10:00 am where two male victims said that Toben tried to solicit them.

The victims told officers that they had observed Toben in his vehicle waving a sex toy around in an attempt to make sexual contact with them as well as with several other customers.
Toben, was arrested and charged with obscene sexual display. He was released on bail a few hours later.

In another embarrassing incident involving a sex toy, a man called police after an adult toy became stuck on his private part, according to police reports in Spain.

Police said that doctors in Ibiza were forced to enlist the help of firefighters on Wednesday to free a German tourist from the clutches of the adult steel toy. It took firefighters two hours to cut the metal ring, which was described as a kind of shield, which the man had put on his private part.

Firefighters had to change the electric saw batteries twice to free the man. There was "a lot of sparks" during the operation to remove the sex toy measuring 15 cm in diameter. The two-hour procedure was described as "very complex" because the man became "more swollen" as time passed. Also, firefighters said that the man complained a lot.

In order to complete the procedure firefighters found it was necessary to administer a full anesthetic.
The fire brigade received its unusual call out at 10:00 pm on Wednesday after doctors in Ibiza Can Misses Hospital discovered that they do not have the tools to do the job.

Family hit by recession save a fortune by selling their home and moving into narrowboat

Lawrence family shows off their narrowboat home 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A new trend seems to be emerging where people live in narrowboats instead of in a grounded home.

One family shared their story about living their life on a boat.

The family was hit by the latest recession and had to make the difficult decision of selling their home in order to make ends meet.

After they could not afford the cost of living, Duncan and Debra Lawrence of Quinton, West Midlands, United Kingdom, sold their four-bedroom home and decided to live a simple life on a narrowboat. The narrowboat is a boat of a distinctive design, made to fit the narrow canals of Great Britain.

The couple moved into a 65-foot boat, which is worth over $100,000 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.
Now, Lawrence is saving about $12,000 a year on household bills. The couple has two children, Jake, 7, and Phoebe, 12, who attend local schools.

"I did not want the mortgage, it was a huge weight off our shoulders. The boat was our ticket to freedom," Lawrence said. After cutting their bills drastically, Lawrence, 41, was able to give up his job as a cab driver to spend more time with his family. His wife took a part-time job at a cafe.

Lawrence said: "I was spending up to 60 hours a week on the road and never got to spend much time with my wife and my children.
Not only that, but at the end of the month, when all the bills were paid, we were left with no money.”

Mrs. Lawrence admits that living on a narrowboat is not for everyone. "It gets cold in the winter, and there is not always hot water,” she said. The family had to cut down on their belongings because there is no room for extras on the boat.
The couple said that life on the boat has made their family stronger.

Girl drowns after water main bursts outside her home

The powerful water main break 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A busted water main break killed a 3-year-old girl after water flooded their house.

The girl drowned and their house was destroyed when the pipeline exploded outside their home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The city was left devastated after the water main break killed the young girl, injured 17 others and destroyed many homes.
Isabella Severo Dos Santos, 3, was named by local media as the girl, who drowned in the incident. In the video below you can see how the relentless water destroyed the Dos Santos family’s home.

Images were seen how a first responder walking through knee-high water carried little Isabela in her arms before she was rushed to the hospital.
The girl was unconscious when she was taken to the Rocha Faria State Hospital. Sadly, they were unable to save her life.

Fernando Dos Santos, Isabela’s father, said that he learned about the incident on television. He ran home to help, but emergency workers were already at the scene trying to save his daughter’s life.
“My daughter was going to turn four-years-old later this month. She was a wonderful child,” the father said.

The barrage of high pressure water has left a wave of destruction as it destroyed dozens of homes and swept away vehicles.

17 houses collapsed because of the flooding. Over 140 people were forced to leave their homes.
Firefighters had to use floating platforms to rescue people, who were trapped by rising flood waters.

The freak accident occurred in the poor district of Campo Grande, located in west Rio de Janeiro.
The powerful force from the main break shot water as high as 65 feet, flooding the area with 6 feet of water, which made the rescue efforts very difficult.
The cause of the ruptured pipe is still not clear.

Raccoon steals woman’s pink purse at Florida beach

Danielle Araica 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A strange thief is on the loose at the beach, according to eyewitnesses in Florida.

If you plan on going to Bunche Beach in Fort Myers, keep an eye on your belongings. One woman had her purse stolen while on the beach Monday, not by a person, but by a raccoon.

People were at the beach in order to watch as a Kemp Ridley sea turtle named Tampa Red was sent back to its home. Dozens of people like Danielle Araica came to see the event.

"I wanted to have a pleasant experience with my children and all this chaos happened," Danielle Araica said.
The Fort Myers woman and her two daughters were in the water when she had an unexpected encounter.

"I saw the raccoon taking my bag, so I started running like a crazy woman," Araica said.
The furry bandit took off with her bright pink wallet.

"It took the purse in its mouth and ran into the bushes, so I was praying that it drop my wallet," Araica said.
Araica said the thief eventually dropped her wallet in the woods and a boy went to look for it.

"The purse has some scratches and holes right now, but the main thing is that I have it back," Araica said.
We saw a raccoon running around the brush near the beach. It quickly ran away from the cameras and disappeared into the woods.
"It knew what it wanted. The purse was right there and it got it," Araica said.

The experience has left Araica wondering why the raccoon took off with her purse. All she had in her purse was sunscreen, clothes and towels. No food.

Musicians in Thailand kill U.S. tourist after he joined them onstage to sing

Bobby Ray Carter with his son Adam 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A U.S. business owner was killed in Thailand after going onstage to sing with a band.

What was supposed to be a fun vacation in Bangkok turned into a nightmare for one family.

Bobby Ray Carter, 51, of Texas, his wife Kelly, and their 18-month-old daughter Sadie, traveled to Thailand to celebrate Mr. Carter’s birthday.
The Carters were meeting up with several other couples including Carter's adult son. The group went out to the Longhorn Saloon bar at the Ao Nang beach in Krabi province in Thailand.

At the bar, Carter went up on stage to sing with the band. After a few songs, the musicians insisted that Carter sit down and give other people a chance to sing. Carter, who was said to be drunk, refused to leave the stage, according to Lieutenant Jongrak Pimthong.

The band stopped playing. Carter and his 27-year-old son Adam asked for their tips back. That is when they got into a heated argument with the musicians.
The fight continued outside where Carter was stabbed in the chest with a sharp iron rod by one of the musicians, while his son was stabbed while trying to protect his father.

51-year-old Carter, who was president of an electronics company called Led Cool lights, with offices in Texas and China, died in a hospital from the stab wound.
The three band members, Sathit Somsa, 40, Ratikorn Romin, 27, and Noppanant Yoddecha, 26, were arrested and face charges of murder. Dallas News |

Boy, 12, robs child’s lemonade stand with gun

Lemonade illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A little boy was arrested and charged with armed robbery related charges after he held up another child’s lemonade stand, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

Johnstown Police said that a 12-year-old brandished a BB gun while sticking a lemonade stand of another child, 10, and fled with $30.
The robbery happened Monday afternoon in the city of Johnstown in western Pennsylvania, police said.

The boy came to the stand with what appeared to be a gun in his pocket and threatened the young boy, Sergeant Patrick Goggin said. The boys "got into a fight over the money box" before the older boy took $30 and fled, he said.

Three other children, ages 8, 10, and 13, chased the child home and helped police track him down. That was when the police determined that the child had a BB gun.

Police are not identifying the suspect, because he will be charged in juvenile court where most cases are confidential.

Man arrested after bombing sex shop because he was jealous

Sex shop illustration 
By: John Roberts

A man was arrested and charged with serious charges after bombing a sex shop, according to police reports in Italy.

Calabria Police said that they arrested a 26-year-old man, who allegedly bombed a sex shop because he was jealous of the success of the owner.

Salvatore Infantino is accused of bombing the Vedova Nera Sexy Shop in the beautiful town of Gioia Tauro just weeks after it opened.
The shop owner said that the attack cost the company 15,000 euros, or about $20,000 in uninsured damages.

Moral objection to a sex shop could also have been the reason for the attack, police said.
The explosion was so powerful that it damaged nearby buildings and cars.

Gioia Tauro has been hit by a series of bomb attacks in recent months.
Last September, a bomb exploded at a gas station in the city, just five months after a furniture store was hit with an explosion. Car bombs also went off in the city recently.

Man arrested after stealing part of public road

Brick road illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

A man was arrested and charged with theft related charges after he was caught with stealing part of a road, according to police reports in Russia.

Syktyvkar Police said they arrested a man accused of stealing 82 reinforced concrete slabs that made up part of a road on the outskirts of the city.

Investigators said that the man, 40, whose name was not revealed, allegedly used machinery to dismantle the road linking the village of Parcheg with the village of Vychegda River.

The suspect then allegedly loaded the slabs, with a total value of $6,100, in three trucks. The trucks were later stopped by police.

The man has been charged with theft and faces up to two years in prison if convicted.

This was not this first time a man in Russia stole public property. As we reported earlier, a man was arrested and charged for stealing a bridge after police traced down the robber by following the drag marks, which were left behind when the thief hauled the stolen bridge away, according to police reports on Russia.

Police said that they arrested the Russian man for stealing the bridge this week after the skid marks led police to his home.
The man, 23-years-old, of the northern region of Vologda, apparently hooked the small steel bridge to his tractor and pulled it away to sell it as scrap.

Police said that all they did was follow the trail of the bridge left on the ground all the way to the suspect's home in the village of Frolovo. The man, who allegedly used a cutting torch to break the structure into smaller parts, did not manage to sell anything yet.

The alleged bridge thief was added to the list of the most daring Russian metal robberies, which also lists the theft of several special locomotives and a bicycle ridden by a circus bear.