08/17/13

Knitting group banned from public library because their needles are a health hazard

Members of the knitting group 
By: Debbie Gross

Members of a knitting group are angry after the public library notified them that they are prohibited from entering the premises.

The knitting group said it was not allowed to meet in the library because the needles are a danger to the public, and because their members are too noisy.

The Knit 'N' Natter Group met in the library in Cramlington, Northumberland, United Kingdom, once a week in order to knit replica anatomical parts used to train National Health Care nurses.

Now, the Northumberland County Council has prohibited them from the library.
The council said there was not enough room for the whole group.

A spokesperson said the women were still welcome if they were separated into smaller groups.
Since the group began three years ago, their 25 members have woven thousands of garments for premature and sick babies.
They have also made 1,500 pairs of knitted breasts and they are currently knitting wombs for the midwives.

"We have been told different stories and different complaints, so we do not know what to believe. We have been told that there are dangerous instruments and needles, which are against the health and safety policy of the library. Also, we were told that we're too noisy. We started in the library because the Council has invited us. As the group grew, the Council was delighted.
Unfortunately, they moved into a new building and there is no space for us,” Margaret Derrick, one of the founding members of the group, said.

Derrick also said that the group does not want to split into smaller groups.

Woman caught on video spilling drink on granddaughter’s wedding gown

Grandmother spills her drink on the bride 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A woman was caught on video spilling her drink on the bride’s wedding gown, briefly disrupting the wedding ceremony, according to video uploaded to the internet.

A wedding day is a memorable occasion for everyone, but for this bride, the big day turned into a nightmare.

While leaving the church, newlyweds, Darren and Jennifer Nock were showered in confetti that was thrown on them by the wedding guests.

However, Jennifer Nock’s grandmother accidentally threw her drink on her. The moment of horror was captured on video.

"My lovely grandmother got her drink and confetti all mixed up. I did not care much about the ruined wedding dress. It did not ruin my big day. I’m thankful that my grandmother came out for the day as she helped get the conversation going between all the wedding guests as not everyone knew each other," the bride said.

Despite what the bride said, the Nocks seemed pretty distraught when it all went down as you can see in the video below.

New York man arrested after stealing $200,000 in coins from parking meters

James Bagarozzo 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with theft related charges after he was caught stealing coins from parking meters, according to police reports in New York.

Buffalo Police said that a man has stolen $210,000.

James Bagarozzo worked as a parking meter repairman and manipulated about 1,200 machines in the Buffalo area. The man made sure that the coins deposited into the meter do not drop into the metal container.

Bagarozzo would then take the money home in bags hidden in his pants during a period of eight years. He later exchanged the coins for bills.

FBI investigators found more than 150,000 quarters in his home, with more than 100,000 quarters hidden inside a ceiling.
The bank said that employees never questioned the man because he said that his friend is in the vending machine business.

"When he went to work, half of his day was spent rob the city. He developed such a good relationship with the bank tellers that he was eventually given special boxes, which held exactly $500 in quarters. He went to the bank several times a week with a $500 box," Special Agent Rob Gross, who investigated the case, said.

Bagarozzo, who said he began stealing the money after worrying about how he would support his sick daughter, has been jailed for two years.

His former colleague, Lawrence Charles, who stole $15,000, has also been arrested.

British judge orders man to be sterilized 'for his own good'

Judge Eleanor King 
By: Sarah Weiss

For the first time, a judge ordered a man to be sterilized so he does not have more children.

The 36-year-old man in England, who is referred to as DE in court proceedings, already has one child with his girlfriend.

The man was brought to court by his family, who wants him to be sterilized, due to his mental status.

According to court papers, the man has the reasoning age of a child. He has learning difficulties and is unable to make decisions about the use of contraceptives, London’s High Court heard.

Judge Eleanor King ruled that the family can have him sterilized, even though he cannot consent to the procedure. The judge heard that having another child could cause "serious psychological distress" to the father of one.
"After hearing all the evidence, I have concluded that a vasectomy is in the best interest of DE ," the judge said.

His family and doctors supported the decision, which is the first of its kind in Britain.
Experts said that the man has an IQ of 40, which means he has the mental age of a child between six and nine years. According to his family, he is not able to live alone, and he has limited language.

The 36-year-old and his girlfriend, who also suffers from learning difficulties, had a son in 2010. The family said that he could not be relied upon in using condoms or other birth control methods effectively in order to prevent pregnancy.

This is not the first time the family petitioned the court for the right to sterilize their mentally disabled son. In 1999, an application was filed for the sterilization of the man, but it was refused.

The court heard that the birth of the couple's first child had a profound effect on both families, and to the couple. Since then, the couple, who have been together for 10 years, were not allowed to see each other without supervision in order to "keep them safe".

The court heard that the man suffered distress during the separation from his girlfriend and his confidence was shaken by the loss of his independence.
“A vasectomy will allow the man to resume a sexual relationship with his girlfriend,” the judge said.
The couple’s son is being cared for by the woman’s family.

Missouri man arrested after raping former wife, leading police on high speed chase

Robert E. Daniel 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) An act of kindness turned into nightmare for one woman, as she was raped.

Robert E. Daniel, 48, was arrested by the St. Peters Police Department in Missouri. He was charged with assault, rape and assault on a law enforcement officer, among other charges.

The victim told police that her former husband Daniel recently became homeless, so she allowed him stay in her basement for a few days.
One night, Daniel went into the victim's room at about 3:00 am and woke her up. He wanted to have sex with her, but when she refused his request, he became angry and raped her repeatedly over three hours.

The victim told police that when she tried to resist, Daniel began to choke her. When police arrived, she reportedly had visible bruises from the attack.
He eventually fled the house before police arrived. Officers found him in his vehicle shortly thereafter. The police ordered him to get out of the car , but he refused and drove off, leading police on a high-speed chase.

During the chase, Daniel turned into a dead-end street. That is when he was boxed in by police vehicles. Instead of giving up, he accelerated his vehicle, driving into a police cruiser, and colliding head on.
Daniel was arrested. He was taken to St. Charles County Jail. His bond set was set at $150,000.

Daniel, who is a registered sex offender in Missouri, has an extensive criminal history including arrests for sexual assault, delivery and possession of a controlled substance, passing bad checks, illegal use of a weapon and domestic assault.


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