Teen arrested after trying to steal $5 from girl, 8, at knifepoint

Jackenzy Pierre 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with armed robbery related charges after he tried to steal $5 from a little girl at knifepoint, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

Reading Police said that a man threatened an 8-year-old girl with a knife while trying to steal money from her as she walked to a corner store. The girl was given $5 and was walking to the store to buy carrots for her grandmother so she could make beef stew, her family said. As the girl walked along the 1200 block of Clover Street around 4:30 pm Tuesday, the suspect, identified by police as Jackenzy Pierre, told the girl: "Give me all your money," and showed her a six-inch kitchen knife.

The girl refused to comply and ran home after the boy kicked the ground as if he was going to chase her. Officials later found Pierre and the knife. The girl identified him as the man who tried to rob her, according to court documents. A family member told police that Pierre, 18, ​​had just moved to Reading from Haiti.

He was charged with threat of theft, making terroristic threats, harassment and related offenses. He was incarcerated in the Berks County Prison on $50,000 bond. His preliminary hearing was scheduled for later this month.

California man arrested after killing his father’s dog by holding it underwater

Bryan Cavanah 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty related charges after he killed his father’s dog, according to police reports in California.

However, the man who allegedly killed his father's pit bull claims he has no memory of drowning the animal.
Bryan Cavanah, 21, of Fairfield, said he suffers from seizures and he does not know how he ended up killing 3-year-old Kia.

The animal was characterized as a "therapy dog​​". Cavanah drowned the dog in a pond at the Fairfield Civic Center while walking the animal as his father, Ronald, worked as a mentor in a Solano County courthouse.

"I was screaming and mourning because I loved that dog," Cavanah said from the Solano County Jail. "The animal was like a therapy dog ​​for me," he said.

Cavanah said he regained consciousness in the back of a police car after being arrested by Fairfield Police after reports that people saw him holding the dog under water. Ronald Cavanah said that his son is not responsible for his actions.

"It was not his fault. He does not even understand how he could be in jail for this because he has no recollection of what he was doing," he said. "He would never hurt that puppy," he also said.

Cavanah, who was on probation for assaulting a teacher when he was arrested Monday, faces charges of felony animal cruelty and violations of parole in connection with the death of the dog.

Zanzibar Police ask Jewish acid attack victims to return in order to help investigation

Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee 
By: David Ross

The Zanzibar Police Department has urged the Jewish acid attack victims to return to the country in order to assist police with their investigation, according to police reports.

Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, both 18-years-old, were burned when battery acid was thrown on them by two men on motorcycles in Zanzibar City last week.

Katie was the most seriously injured of the two, receiving burns on over 80 percent of her right arm and 50 percent of her torso, and is currently being treated at the Chelsea and Westminster hospitals after the two girls were taken home last week.

Kirstie’s burns were less severe because she bathed in the sea immediately after the attack, and she has been allowed home to Hampstead in London in order to recover. She is about to return to the hospital for skin grafts.

Police chiefs back in Zanzibar said that the teens would need to return to the island, after both said they would be able to identify their attackers if they see them.

Island Police Commissioner Mussa Ali Mussa said he wanted to get the girls back to the country in order to help identify suspects, or to assist in any future prosecution.

He said he would contact the British authorities to see if they could arrange the transfer.
Doug Morris, the partner of Katie's mom Nicky Gee said they have not yet talked about whether the teenager would return to the African island.

He said the two families wanted justice, but their main goal is the recovery of the girls, and Katie is not currently fit to travel.

Police have questioned eight people after the attack, with police saying more arrests are expected soon.
Extremist preacher Sheikh Ponda Issa is under armed guard in a hospital after being injured trying to evade the police.
He was shot in the shoulder while trying to flee Morgoro, about 200 kilometers from Dar es Salaam, but he later surrendered.

Ponda Issa had visited Zanzibar the weekend before the girls were attacked, and was encouraging supporters to demonstrate against the "colonization" of Christians.

OU rabbi reveals kosher cheeseburgers can soon become reality

Cheeseburger illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Just days after the tasting of lab grown beef burgers a rabbi from an influential kosher certification company said that kosher cheeseburgers are not far off from hitting the Jewish kosher market.

When the first test-tube beef burger hit the world this week, food critics wondered about the taste. For many Jews, Muslims and Hindus, the first question was whether their faith would allow them to eat it.

Religious sites were abuzz with questions and opinions this week after Mark Post, a biologist at Maastricht University, presented his innovation in London on Monday.

"Is a laboratory-created beef burger kosher?" the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidic Jewish movement asked on its website.
Dietary laws exist in many religions, but no religion mentions beef that is grown in a lab.

If religious authorities interpret their ancient texts in a way that allows them to give this new breed its blessing, kosher cheeseburgers could be possible.

Chabad Rabbi Yehuda Shurpin talked about how the Talmud speaks of "miraculous meat" that fell from the sky.
“It was automatically kosher because it was not a real animal, this could be a model for in vitro meat,” he said.

If however, the stem cells are considered real meat, it must come from a cow slaughtered according to kosher laws, which states that the animal's throat must be cut while still conscious.

“Rabbis need to study this more carefully when the issue becomes more practical and lab grown burgers become an affordable option," Shurpin concluded.

The Jewish prohibition of mixing meat and dairy presents another obstacle for observant Jews considering a cheeseburger.
Rabbi Menachem Genack of the Orthodox Union in New York said that in vitro meat could be considered "pareve", meaning neither meat nor dairy, under certain conditions so that kosher cheeseburgers are a real possibility.

25 percent of Israeli children ages 6 to 8 own a cellphone

Child with her mobile phone 
By: Eva Fett

A surprisingly large number of little Israeli children own their own cellphone, according to a report by Israel Hayom.

Twenty-five percent of all Israeli children between 6 and 8-years-old have their own cell phones, and 28 person of children between 12 and 14-years-old have their own iPhone, according to a survey sponsored by Pelephone Communications Ltd. The survey was released just before the beginning of the new school year.

The survey surveyed 920 mothers, who have children between 6 and 14-years-old.
Ninety-three percent of the mothers who were polled said they gave their children cell phones for their own peace of mind.

"Each year, the age at which parents equip their children with a mobile device falls," Nirit BenKish, a marketing director of Pelephone, said. "The need for peace of mind and be able to communicate with a child at any time, compels parents to give children their first mobile phone when they enter first grade," BenKish said.

Israeli government paying 500 students to fight for Israel on the internet

Defending Israel on the internet illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

The Israeli government has recruited more than 500 students who are monitoring the internet in order to fight for Israel, according to a statement released by Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office.

Students in Israel are now funded by the government to form "undercover internet units" to defend the country on Facebook, Twitter and other internet sites.

The Prime Minister's office is spending around $750,000 after recruiting more than 500 students to respond to social networking messages calling for boycotts and sanctions against the country.

People with knowledge of foreign languages, ​​who were recruited in these units, will not declare that they are paid government agents, instead, the plan is to make the activity seem politically neutral. The Prime Minister's Office also hopes to recruit groups of pro-Israel students worldwide.

Israel certainly is not be the first country to pay users to defend their interests online. China formed the 50 Cent Party which recruits people who are being paid by the Beijing government to help influence public opinion by posting pro-China messages on internet forums. They are named after the sum they are allegedly being paid, 50 cents per message.

19-year-old woman becomes IDF bomb expert

Corporal Dylan Ostrin 
By: David Ross

A 19-year-old woman has beaten all odds and become a bomb expert for the Israel Defense Force, according to a report by the IDF Blog.

Growing up, it was uncommon for students from Corporal Dylan Ostrin’s International school to join the IDF, let alone stay in Israel. However, she had a specific vision for herself: she wanted to be in the Combat Engineering Corps.

Corporal Dylan Ostrin made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) from the US at the age of seven with her family. After moving from Texas and California, Cpl. Ostrin spent much of her school years at an international school where the students were children of foreign residents, such as diplomats, who did not have a connection to the land, history or culture and did not plan on making their lives in Israel. Tailoring to this crowd, her school provided an education devoid of Israeli identity, including the idea of joining the IDF. “My school’s point of view was to graduate and go as far away from Israel as possible for college,” said Cpl. Ostrin.

For her, joining the army was not the norm, unlike most people who grow up in Israel. “I see it as a privilege to be able to serve my country and I was not prepared to give that privilege up.”

Today, Cpl. Ostrin is an explosives instructor in the Combat Engineering Corps. She teaches all things explosive: from how to handle the explosives themselves to utilizing them in operations, such as gaining access to buildings. The soldiers she leads are mainly reservists who come back for their annual duty, ranging in age from 22 to 40 and sometimes more. Cpl. Ostrin loves working with reservists because it is satisfying to see reservists relearn things they might not have done in years.

“[Reservists] come out of their everyday life to do this, [leaving] their family, their work,” she explained. “They don’t have anyone to force them to listen. So I really have to show them how much I know in order to keep their attention.”

Though she loves her job, Cpl. Ostrin has dealt with hardships during her service. First, due to a filing error, she was placed in the wrong course for several months. She fought for what she wanted, including writing letters, making phone calls, begging her higher-ups and even spending a whole day trying to convince different placement officers. They finally agreed to correct the situation.

After all the stress of trying to get into the right training track, Cpl. Ostrin received some hard news that would affect every aspect of her life. Due to a job promotion, her parents were leaving Israel and moving to the U.K. When her mother presented the situation to her and her brother, Cpl. Ostrin at first told them they should not leave. However, she later realized she is independent enough to thrive on her own, thanks to the new sense of independence she learned from serving in the IDF.

“If my parents would have told me they were leaving before I entered the army, I don’t know how I would have dealt with it. But the army teaches you certain skills that force you to become your own person and be independent,” she said.
Since her parents moved, Cpl. Ostrin has been getting by as a lone soldier, especially thanks to her fellow soldiers, who have become more like family than just friends. They have invited Cpl. Ostrin and her brother over holidays, weekends, and when she was sick, her fellow soldiers picked her up from to take her to doctor appointments.

Now that things have settled down, Cpl Ostrin is enjoying every minute of her job. She has already begun receiving job offers to work on bomb squads and similar security-related teams both in Israel and abroad, but is focusing on the present. “Serving in the army, in a job I wanted to do, is more rewarding than anything else. I’m doing it for the good of the people around me and the good of the country.”

Overflowing garbage bins anger Brooklyn residents in Borough Park and Flatbush

Overflowing garbage in Brooklyn New York 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) People are fed up with overflowing garbage bins in several neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York.

The residents in the affected areas have said enough is enough when it comes to garbage littering their neighborhoods.

Local shops are thriving in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, but so is the garbage.
Borough Park and Bensonhurst have been suffering the same problem.
A resident of Midwood said the garbage problem was the worst she had seen in the past 50 years.

"I've never seen such filth. If you walk down Avenue J, it is horrible. The other thing that angers me is that there are a lot of tourists who come here. They come to eat at the kosher pizzeria. They come from Israel, and Los Angeles, California. I'm so embarrassed that they see how our streets are so dirty," the angry resident said.

At the intersection of Avenue J and East 14th Street, there is a large pile of garbage outside of the designated trash can.
"Literally, there are lots and lots of garbage," Councilman David Greenfield said.

Greenfield slammed the Department of Sanitation, saying several commercial strips in Midwood, Borough Park and Bensonhurst are underserved.

"They are allowing piles of garbage to accumulate in our core business areas," he said.
A Sanitation spokesperson said the department is working with elected officials, the Community Board, and business owners, to solve the problem of overflowing trash cans.

Texas man kills himself in hospital room shortly after wife gives birth

Michael Carl Nobles with his wife Kendra 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A family was left grieving after a man shot and killed himself just hours after his wife gave birth.

According to police, the 32-year-old Michael Carl Nobles of Texas had a concealed weapon in the hospital room, which he used to shoot and kill himself.

Nobles was in the room with his wife Kendra at the Willowbrook Methodist Hospital when he pulled the trigger and shot himself.

So far, police have not released a motive for the shooting. Houston Police spokesperson John Cannon said that Nobles was “distraught” before he committed suicide in the private hospital room where his wife was recovering after giving birth.

The baby was not in the room at the time, and since it was a private room there was no one else in the room. Some people reported hearing what sounded like the couple arguing shortly before the shots were fired. The man’s wife was not injured.

Nobles was taken to the Memorial Hermann Hospital via helicopter where he was pronounced dead.
Police are still baffled as to how the man was able to smuggle the gun into the hospital. The hospital has a strict "No Gun" policy.

Man rapes woman, then stabs himself and blames rape victim for the injuries

Larry Embry 
By: David Ross

A man was arrested on rape related charges after he raped a woman.

The man then stabbed himself and attempted to blame the rape victim for his injuries.

Larry Embry, 43, of Louisville, Kentucky, was arrested by police on several charges, including rape, sodomy and robbery.
According to reports, Embry went to meet the mother of his child and requested that they have sex. However, when the woman refused to sleep with him, he proceeded to rape her.

When he finally left the room, the woman called the police. Meanwhile, the man found a pair of scissors and stabbed himself in the buttocks, in an effort to frame the victim. Embry allegedly told the woman he was going to tell police that she inflicted the wounds.

The woman then locked him out of the house, that’s when Embry hit his head against the siding of the house several times in attempt to have more injuries and blame the victim for it.

Embry attempted to blame the victim by telling police that she caused the injuries to his buttocks and his head. However, his plan backfired when a witness came forward after seeing Embry hitting his against the house.
When police arrived, Embry was placed under arrest.

Neighbors demand family remove handicap ramp as it may lower the value of their homes

Vincent and Heidi Giesegh’s house 
By: John Roberts

A bizarre dispute had erupted between neighbors after a family had installed a handicapped ramp in front of their own single family house.

Vincent and Heidi Giesegh of Fountain, Colorado, have a disabled daughter and asked the city for permission to make their driveway bigger in order to make room for a handicapped vehicle.

They also asked for permission to install a ramp for the use of their daughter. Their request was granted and the family added the ramp. They also expanded their driveway.

The family was delighted that they were able to make the life of their disabled daughter a bit easier. Then, one day, the neighbors began threatening them with legal action if they don’t remove the ramp from their home.

The neighbors are concerned that the ramp will hurt the value of their homes. The Giesegh family is refusing to remove the ramp as they need it for their 16-year-old daughter Kirsten, who has cerebral palsy.

"It's a little unnerving, we're trying to do our best to help our daughter with her daily needs to get in and out of the house," the girl’s father said.

The Giesegh family has contacted the Rocky Mountain American Disability Center for help.

Ohio gun trainer shoots student during class

Gun illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) What was supposed to be a course on how to use a gun safely, instead, sent a student to a hospital.

Gun instructor Terry Dunlap, 73, who runs a shooting range and training center in Ohio, was demonstrating how to use a gun when his gun fired, hitting his student.

Dunlap gave the class for people in Ohio seeking permits to carry a concealed firearm.
Michael Piemonte, and his wife Allison, both 26-years-old, were taking the class in the city of Lancaster in order to get a permit to carry a gun for their own safety.

During the class, Dunlap was demonstrating how to use a .38 caliber pistol when he accidentally hit Piemonte in the arm.
"It took a couple of seconds to realize I was shot," Piemonte said. The student said that the .38 caliber bullet struck him between the elbow and armpit.

Among the 29 students of the gun-safety class, there were several nurses who helped stabilize Piemonte before he was transferred to the Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Piemonte was grateful that he was not badly hurt and that the bullet did not hit a major artery or his head. “I am thankful that it only hit my arm. My wife was sitting just inches away from me. It could have easily hit her,” he said.

Piemonte is studying for a teaching degree at the Ohio State University and plans to teach in primary school. He and his wife, who already has her teaching degree, decided to apply for concealed carry weapons permits.

No charges have been filed against the instructor as the sheriff's office listed the shooting on Saturday as accidental.
Piemonte was treated in a hospital and released the same night.

Most states require residents seeking a concealed weapon permit to take a government approved safety course, pass a criminal background check, and meet other requirements.

Man arrested after sending his former wife an empty envelope

Kenneth Ora Byron and Ann Marie Byron 
By: Shifra Unger

A man’s silly prank landed him and his former wife in jail.

Kenneth Ora Byron, 65, and his former wife, Ann Marie Byron, 45, of Maine, both have protective orders against each other.

They were taken to the county jail for violating the orders of protection over an empty envelope.
The arrests came after Kenneth Ora Byron used his daughter to deliver an envelope to her mother. He told his daughter that the envelope contained court documents that belonged to her mother.

However, when Ann Marie Byron opened the envelope she realized that it was empty.
Once she realized that there was nothing in the envelope, and that she had been fooled and disrespected by her former husband, she became very angry.

“She then called her former husband and she was quite explicit with her disdain for the empty envelope,” according to chief deputy Dale Lancaster.

Kenneth Ora Byron then called police to report that his former wife had violated the order of protection by calling him.
"It was determined that she violated the protective order by direct contact," Lancaster said. Ann Marie Byron was arrested at her residence in Dexter.

After hearing the case, the District Attorney determined that Kenneth Ora Byron had also violated the order by making indirect contact with his former wife by sending her the empty envelope. He was arrested at his home in St. Albans.

London cafe writes ‘f***ers all come at once’ on customer receipt

The receipt 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) People are outraged after a cafe in London, United Kingdom wrote “f***ers all come at once” on a customer receipt, according to photos uploaded to the internet.

Now, a student received an apology from the cafe in east London after she complained when she saw the writing on her receipt calling her f***ers.

Naomi Bloomer had purchased a drink at the Grind Coffee Bar inside the Westfield Stratford shopping mall when she discovered the note.

On her receipt she saw the message “f ***ers all come at once,” which was later confirmed to be aimed at customers at the restaurant.

Bloomer, who currently lives in Kentish Town and attends the University College London, said that the receipt was sitting at the bar, and was clearly visible to customers. “I found it very inappropriate and I complained,” she said.

The 22-year-old was so angry at the message that she decided to write a letter of complaint to the Westfield customer service agency.

"I just wanted an apology, just a simple recognition that this was wrong,” Bloomer said.
"The part that really gets me is that they clearly do not care about customer service at all," she said.

The owner of the Grind Coffee Bar apologized to Bloomer.
"We strive for super friendly customer service. We apologize to the one person who did not experience this," the owner said in a statement.




Doctor arrested after stealing heroin he removed from man’s stomach

The surgeon 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A doctor was arrested and charged with possession of illegal drugs related charges after he stole heroin he removed from his patient’s stomach, according to police reports in Russia.

Siberia Police said that a Russian surgeon, who took a cut of the heroin for himself, faces up to 15 years in prison for burglary and drug possession.

The doctor was high when officers arrested him, according to the Interior Ministry.

The surgeon, who has not been named, worked in the small town of Bogotol in the Krasnoyarsk region. He was hired by police to remove heroin capsules from the stomach of a drug dealer.

The police confiscated the capsules, but later found five grams of heroin concealed in the surgeon’s clothing. Police have released video of the surgeon wearing the jacket in which the heroin was found.

The 32-year-old surgeon already has a criminal history for drug possession. "At the time of his arrest, the doctor was in a state of drug intoxication," police said.

A criminal case has been opened and the surgeon faces up to 15 years for drug possession and theft, police also said.
The drug smuggler became ill on a train from Krasnoyarsk to Bogotol, according to a police spokesperson.

The smuggler, a national of one of the former Soviet Republics, who was already known to police, was taken to a hospital in Bogotol. The drug mule is currently in a coma and doctors are fighting to save his life.

Drunk man in China ends up in shipping container headed for the United States

Jiang Wu rescued 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A drunk man woke up and found himself locked in a shipping container headed to the United States.

The drunk mistook the shipping container for the hotel he was staying at.

Jiang Wu had been enjoying a night out in Qingdao, Shandong Province, in China, when he headed back to the B&B, also known as a “bed and breakfast”, he was staying at.
He was too drunk to know where he was and instead of going to his hotel he walked into a shipping container. After a few minutes he fell asleep.

Workers have not realized that WU was inside the container when they locked it. The workers have also stacked all the containers.
When he awoke, Wu found himself in a dark 60 foot-long metal crate, which was one of thousands of identical containers, all of which had been sealed and ready to be loaded onto a ship for a two-week trip to the United States.

Wu realized that he was stuck inside without a way to get out, but he had one thing going for him, his cell phone still had service and it worked inside the container, so he called for help.
"The container was sealed and he could not get out so he called everyone he knew for help and called us too," a police spokesperson said.

"His problem was he could not tell us in which container he was and there were thousands of them stacked on top of another," the police spokesperson added.
He was finally located in a container stacked 60 feet in the air. He was reported to be in good condition. In the video below you can see Wu being rescued from the container.

A dock worker said: "He is very lucky. If he had been asleep for another hour he would have ended up in the United States."

Police searching for missing swimmer who was busy burglarizing yacht

Daren James Nailos and Jessica Frehe 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A man called police after he could not find his girlfriend during an early morning swim.

Daren James Nailos, 36, frantically called police on Friday around 4:45 am to report that his girlfriend, Jessica Frehe, 36, had disappeared in the water next to the Dunedin Causeway in Florida.

Fearing the worst, Nailos told the responding officers that he had been swimming in the water with Frehe when he had lost sight of her, deputies said.

After performing a search and rescue operation near the Dunedin Causeway, Pinellas County deputies received several calls that a yacht and vehicles having been broken into in the area of the search, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

While the rescue teams were searching for the missing woman, a deputy in the area saw a car driving away from the scene. The deputy pulled the car over and discovered that Frehe was driving the car with another person.

After interrogating the couple, deputies discovered that the pair had broken into the yacht and stole various items along with alcohol, investigators said.

It turns out that after the two had broken into the yacht they began swimming back to shore with the items they stole. It was then that Nailos lost sight of Frehe and called police to help locate her in the water.

Deputies said the two have confessed to stealing from the yacht and deputies are now awaiting the forensic results for additional charges in the theft of nearby vehicles.

Both were arrested and charged with burglary.

Non-English speaking U.S. citizens have right to sit on juries Supreme Court rules

Jury illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A New Mexico court has ruled that courts have no right to dismiss a juror just because he or she cannot speak English, according to court proceedings.

The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning trial courts of the state that non-English speaking citizens are entitled to be part of the jury.

The court issued the warning along with a statement that reaffirmed the conviction of an Albuquerque man for murder and other crimes in the death of his girlfriend. The man killed his girlfriend and then went on to commit an armed robbery.

Michael Samora’s attorney argued in an appeal that his client's convictions should be reversed after the Bernalillo County Courthouse excused a prospective Spanish-speaking juror, who had trouble understanding English.

The Supreme Court agreed with that argument, but also said that Samora’s attorney should have objected to the dismissal during the trial, which he did not do.

The State Constitution cannot not be restricted, abridged or impaired because of the inability to speak, read or write English, the court ruled.

The ruling issued Monday said that judges and lawyers must make reasonable efforts to protect the rights of non-English speaking citizens to serve on juries.

San Diego California mayor banned from Hooters after being accused of sexual harassment

Sign banning the San Diego mayor 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A mayor of a California city was banned from entering the Hooters restaurants after he was accused of sexual harassment, according to signs posted on several Hooters locations.

Several Hooters restaurants posted signs on their door that say they will not serve San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who is battling sexual harassment allegations.

Filner is currently undergoing a two-week full-time therapy session amid a flurry of claims that he forcibly kissed women for years.

Signs, citing "respect" for women and belief "that people have standards," tells the 70-year-old embattled Democratic mayor that he is not welcome.

Francis Barraza, executive director of the Republican Party of San Diego, tweeted a photo of the sign posted on a restaurant door in Rancho Bernardo.

"This establishment recognizes that we all have political differences and we serve people from all walks of life. We also believe it is essential that people have standards.

The mayor of San Diego will not be served at this establishment. We believe that women should be treated with respect,” the sign reads.

Melissa Fry, a HootWinc marketing director, said signs went up in four restaurants so far.
"This is not a political move for us in any way, shape or form. We are just taking a stand for fair treatment of women. In our franchise alone there are 1,100 women, who are beautiful and talented," she said.

Filner, who is paying for his own treatment, has been accused of sexual harassment of 13 women to date.
The city of San Diego has sued the divorced mayor and has denied funding his legal defense team.

6 dead including 4 children dead after Texas police chase causes multi-vehicle crash

Scene of the accident 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Six people are dead after a Texas police chase caused a multi-vehicle crash while pursuing a stolen truck, according to police reports.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said that four children and two adults died in southern Texas on Monday, when a stolen truck was pursued by the State Highway Patrol, rushed through an intersection, causing a multi-vehicle crash.

Two girls and two boys, along with two adults died when their Chevrolet Suburban was hit by the stolen truck driven by Hector Ramirez, 18, ​​during a high-speed chase.

The department said those killed in the accident were Jose Luis Ortiz, 55, Olga Lidia Morales Cardoza, 35, Elias, 1, Fernanda, 3, Ricardo, 5, and Joseph, 6, all of Penitas, Texas. All children carried the last name of Ortiz.
Jesus Ortiz, 3, was also injured in the Suburban, the department said in a statement.

Ramirez tried to flee the scene, but was captured and remains in a local hospital. The Texas Department of Public Safety said it expects to file charges against Ramirez, once he is released from the hospital.

Two women, 42 and 39, and two children, ages 5 and 8, were also injured in two other vehicles involved in the accident.
Investigators said Ramirez stole the truck from a resident in Alton.

The state agency is investigating the accident, which occurred northwest of Mission, Texas, near the border with Mexico. Alton is located north of Mission.

President Obama’s ambulance runs out of gas near the White House

Medic 1 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) In an embarrassing situation for the White House, the ambulance that accompanies president Obama ran out of gas and stayed behind.

The incident is just the latest blow to the reputation of the Washington D.C. ambulance fleet. City firefighters confirmed that the presidential ambulance had to be taken out of service, while on duty at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

"The ambulance apparently ran out of gas, but a replacement unit was later put in place,” fire department spokesperson Tim Wilson said.

Wilson said he could not confirm that the ambulance was on duty, but sources close to the president said that the ambulance was part of Obama’s motorcade when it became disabled.

The operator of Medic 1 indicated that the fuel gauge was broken and the driver was uncertain how much gas was left in the vehicle. They also said that the operator had previously documented the problem.

Wilson said that an internal investigation was launched to determine if the vehicle was properly maintained.
"To my knowledge, prior to this incident, there was no report of any problem with the fuel gauge," he said.

Medic 1 responsibilities include responding to emergency calls at the White House and traveling with the presidential motorcade.


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