5-year-old boy seen on video flying a plane

He Yide 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A little boy has shocked people around the world after he was seen on video flying a plane, according to video uploaded to the internet.

A 5-year-old boy has officially become the youngest person ever to fly a plane.

He Yide, nicknamed Duoduo, of Nanjing, China, made ​​a 35 minute flight over the Beijing Wildlife Park on Saturday.

The child was accompanied by an instructor inside a 100 kilo aircraft called Bee 3. The hoy controlled the plane himself.

His father, He Liesheng, known as Eagle Dad, and famous for pushing his child to participate in extreme tasks, wrote about Duoduo’s achievements on the social network Weibo.

"His first flight was a success and he was not afraid at all," Liesheng said.

Duoduo is said to have been trained for a month.

Liesheng sparked controversy in 2012 after a YouTube clip showed him forcing his child to do push ups in the snow.

Homeowners frightened after long snake emerges for their drain

The snake 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A family is frightened after a long snake emerged from a drain in their home.

We've heard of snakes on planes, but a family in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, got a surprise after a snake emerged from the drain.

The great serpent king of Mexico, a common species of snake found in the jungles of Mexico and Arizona in the U.S., surprised the young married couple, Linda and Geoff Peck at her home in Cleethorpes.

At first, they thought the creature was a great black slug.
"My husband Geoff and I walked past our back door, which is made of glass, and saw what looked like a slug in the drain,” Peck said.

"My husband went out to get a better look, but it already went down. About ten minutes later we looked again and saw the snake's head coming out. He started to leave the drain and coming into the house. I was terrified, there was a big black snake coming out of a drain,” she said.

Experts from a local pet store came to help the couple, but said it is not the only snake living in the sewers of the city.
Mexican king snakes can grow up to 4 feet long and usually live on a diet of rodents, lizards and birds.

Tennessee teen admits to murdering school principal

Eduardo Marmolejo 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A teen was arrested and charged with murder related charges after allegedly killing his school principal, according to police reports in Tennessee.

Now, the teen has pleaded guilty to the charges.

Memphis Police said that a local teenager, who studied combat and sharpened a knife the night before he fatally stabbed his high school principal, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Tuesday.

Eduardo Marmolejo, 18, admitted to the charges before Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward, who accepted a plea agreement and sentenced the teen to 35 years in jail without parole. The teen apologized to the family of Suzette York, whom he repeatedly stabbed and left her in a pool of blood in a classroom.

"I apologize for my bad behavior," Marmolejo said. "I'm not the same man I used to be. I'm a better man," he said.

Marmolejo was charged with first-degree murder after the attack on York, 49, on the third day of school, two years ago. York was the principal at Memphis Junior Academy, a private school affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Marmolejo was 16 at the time of the killing, but a juvenile judge determined that the teen should be tried as an adult. He was charged in February 2012.

Prosecutor Reggie Henderson and defense attorney Leslie Ballin worked out a plea deal. As part of the agreement, Marmolejo agreed to a sentence that is longer than the 15 year sentence he would have faced if convicted at trial.

Henderson said he was confident that the trial would have resulted in a conviction, but took into account the wishes of the husband of York to avoid a trial.

"The evidence was overwhelming," Henderson said. "We had a confession and forensic evidence. It was a very, very strong case," he said.

Homicide detectives testified at a juvenile court hearing that Marmolejo stabbed York after having planned the murder for months. Police said Marmolejo studied combat tactics, including how to stab someone in order to prevent the victim from screaming.

York was stabbed about nine times at different angles, an autopsy revealed. Her jugular vein and spinal cord were cut, and she suffered a fractured skull.

Marmolejo told investigators he was angry with York and that he knew he would be alone with her ​​in a classroom.

Three teen soccer players arrested after raping teammate with broomstick

Galileo Mondol 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Three teens were arrested and charged with rape related charges after they allegedly raped another teammate with a broomstick, according to police reports in Massachusetts.

Somerville Police said that three players from a suburban Boston high school soccer team used a broomstick to rape a freshman and trying to rape two others last week in a sport retreat in the Berkshires.

The suspects, Galileo Mondol, 17, and two 16-year-olds, attacked the freshman and tried to rape the others, late last month in a cabin at Camp Lenox in Otis, a prosecutor said in court on Tuesday.

Mondol was not involved at first, but joined, Berkshire Assistant District Attorney Rachel Eramo said.
"I want to have a crack at it," Mondol told the others according to Eramo.
The three defendants then tried to convince the victim to not report the attack.

Mondol pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated rape of a child, assault on a child with intent to commit rape, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and indecent assault and intimidation of witnesses on Tuesday.

The two 16 -year-olds, whose names were not released because of their age, will be arraigned in juvenile court on similar charges.

The accusations have shaken the Boston suburb of Somerville, including Mayor Joe Curtatone, a volunteer soccer coach. Somerville High held a team-building retreat for the football and soccer teams.

Police called to remove cat that refused to leave from car engine

Cat in car engine illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A cat made itself comfortable in the engine of a car, and it refused to leave after it has been discovered, according to police reports in Rhode Island.

West Greenwich Police said that a little kitten with blue eyes roamed a large parking area and a service station truck stop on Route 102.

After seeking refuge in the engine of a car that was being refueled by a local resident, Kirsten Harrington, the dark gray kitten refused to leave and had to be removed by two very patient police officers.

According to the officer Donald Fravala, he and fellow officer Michael Meehan worked for about 45 minutes to try to corner the cat that was getting into different engine cracks.

Fravala said even a few squirts of water from a spray bottle could not convince the kitten to leave the engine, so they eventually removed the air filter in order to give them more room to work.

"The cat just kept dodging us," Fravala said.
In the end, Meehan was able to grab the kitten by the neck and give it to Harrington, who had decided he was going to adopt it.

The police officer named the cat Rhody.

2 British women arrested after taking part in birthday kidnapping prank

Police car illustration 
By: David Ross

Several people were arrested after they took part in a fake kidnapping prank as part of a birthday celebration, according to officials in the United Kingdom.

Two British women have been arrested in Portugal after being involved in a fake kidnapping as part of a stunt to celebrate a 40th birthday.

Police were called to the Restauradores Square in Lisbon, after receiving several calls from alarmed passerby, who thought they were witnessing a real kidnapping.

The women, who have not been named, got into a white van with two men, one of whom was hooded, before speeding away, in the afternoon on Sunday.

Police rushed to the spot and chased after the van before catching up with the vehicle. They arrested two British women along with three men and another woman.

The two women were among a group of nine women aged between 27 and 40, who were on a trip to celebrate the 40th birthday when they participated in the prank, which was organized by a local entertainment company.

The incident was recorded by one of the participants. The camera was seized by investigators along with the vehicle.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: "We are aware of the arrest of two British nationals in Portugal. We are providing consular assistance."

Man arrested after stealing Florida police car because he wanted to have some fun

Stalyn Enrique Hernandez 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man was arrested and charged with theft related charges after he allegedly stole a police car just to have a little bit of fun, according to police reports in Florida.

North Miami Beach Police said that a local man stole a police patrol car that was parked in front of the department because he just wanted to drive around a bit.

Stalyn Enrique Hernandez, 28, has been arrested and is now in jail in Miami-Dade on a grand theft charge. The marked police car was not damaged.

According to a police report released on Monday, the marked car was left unlocked with the key inside behind the station at 16901 NE 19th Avenue at about 5:00 pm on Sunday. Hernandez found the key and drove off, police said.

"Upon discovering that the vehicle was not where I had left it, I started contacting my colleagues to see if any of them could have taken the car for some reason," North Miami Beach Officer Felipe Hernandez, who is not believed to be related the suspect, wrote in his report.

When the police realized their car had been stolen, they went with another officer to look for it. They found the car as they approached West Dixie Highway and Northeast 172nd Street. Hernandez stopped and confronted him.

Hernandez immediately rolled down the window and said: "I just wanted to drive around a bit."

8-month-old dies after drinking mother’s drug-filled breast milk

Ryder Salmen 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A California woman was arrested and charged with murder in the death of her baby.

The eight-month-old boy tragically died after being breastfed. The mother’s milk contained a lethal cocktail of methadone and Xanax.

Sarah Ann Stephens, 32, of Citrus Heights, Sacramento, California, is facing charges of second-degree murder and child endangerment because police said that she was aware of the high levels of prescription drugs in her system.
She exposed her baby to the drugs by breastfeeding him.

In fact, months before Ryder Salmen’s death, court documents show his mother was warned to stop breastfeeding him because of the amount of methadone in her son’s blood stream.

Emergency services were called to the apartment on reports of an unresponsive baby. At first, investigators believed that the death of Salmen was caused by sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). But toxicology tests showed that the baby had died of an overdose of prescription drugs.

Child Protective Services in Sacramento County is being highly criticized for the death of baby Salmen.
A report shows that Child Protective Services was notified about the situation after the baby was hospitalized at 4-months-old after he tested positive for drugs. Child Protective Services took three months to respond to the case, by then, it was too late.

California man kills girlfriend by pushing her out of speeding car on freeway

Ricardo Jimenez and Maria Jimenez 
By: Sarah Weiss

A man turned himself in to police after his girlfriend was killed by being ejected from his car.

Police believe that the man was involved in the woman’s death as he either physically pushed her out of his car or he caused her to try to flee the car during an argument.

The woman was seen falling out if his red Toyota Corolla on a busy highway in Southern California at 1:00 am.
Ricardo Rick Jimenez, 26, has been charged with murder after he surrendered to authorities for the the tragic death of his lover, Maria Josephine Josie Jimenez, 22.

Josie Jimenez of Westlake, Los Angeles, was fatally struck numerous times by oncoming traffic after falling from the passenger seat of her own car, which was speeding.
People reported seeing the couple, who were allegedly having an affair, arguing at a tattoo parlor in Sylmar just before the tragic incident.

"We know Rick was driving Josie's red Toyota Corolla when they left the parlor. We have several witnesses that have seen Rick and Josie at the local tattoo parlor before midnight, with Rick causing a disturbance and berating Josie in front of others,” Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson Lieutenant Paul Vernon said.

“One key factor in deciding to arrest Rick Jimenez was the amount of blood present on the passenger side of the car, which was found abandoned in the northeast San Fernando Valley area,” police said in a tweet.

Police also believe the victim may have been physically abused the night before her death.
Bail for Rick Jimenez was set at $1 million.

Police officer shot by child while showing off his SWAT truck during reading class

Lt. Sierra Brucia  
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking for answers after a young boy grabbed an officer's gun and shot the officer.

When the California police officer was showing off his SWAT truck, most children were excited.

But while most children were focused on learning and listening to the officer, one boy was focused on getting his hands on the officer’s gun.

The police officer was shot with his own gun when the boy got his hands on the gun and pulled the trigger, shooting the officer in the leg.

The officer had his Glock .35 in his thigh holster. He was spending time with the children at a reading event called Reading Roundup in Lodi. He was at the reading roundup to show off his new SWAT truck, his vest and other equipment.

"A little boy was able to walk up to the officer and pull the trigger. There was no security outside. The gun worked as it was supposed to, and the officer was shot," Lt. Sierra Brucia said.

After the bullet hit the officer's leg he was treated in a hospital for a minor injury, and then, he was released. The department is investigating the incident in order to determine whether protocols or procedures should be changed so that such an incident does not happen again.

Officers will also speak to the boy and his parents to see exactly what went wrong. "We will talk to the child and his parents to know what the child’s intention may had been,” Brucia said. We want to know if it was accidental or intentional.
The officer who was shot, has been on the SWAT team for five years. He is already back in service.

Man falls to his death while paramedics airlift him to hospital for broken ankle

Man being airlifted via helicopter illustration 
By: Debbi Gross

A helicopter that was sent to rescue a hunter, ended up killing him.

A family was left devastated by the untimely death of the man and they want answers.

A thorough investigation has been launched in Victoria, Australia, after Robert Davis, 68, from Sydney, fell to his death while being rescued after suffering from a broken ankle.

Davis, who is an avid hunter, was trekking with his friend near Lake Eildon, when he fell into a bush and broke his ankle. He was unable to move so his friend called for help.

A paramedic helicopter came to rescue Davis. One rescue worker was lowered down to attach Davis to a harness. When he was secured to the harness they were both raised to the waiting helicopter.

But when Davis was being helped in through the helicopter door he fell about 100 feet to the ground.
The paramedic was immediately lowered back down, but Davis could not be resuscitated. The injuries from the fall led to his death.

Police, ambulance and government officials, have all launched their own investigation into what went wrong. Some suggest that Davis’ weight and size might have played a big part in his tragic death. Davis weighed 264 pounds.

Wife sues husband for breaking their bed while sleeping with another woman

Broken bed illustration 
By: John Roberts

A woman asked a judge to order her cheating husband to pay for a new bed.

The woman is suing her husband after he broke their master bedroom bed while having sex with another woman.

The wife wants to divorce her husband. She filed a petition and asked a judge to dissolve their marriage. She also asked for $200 to replace the broken bed, which she bought last year.

The woman from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, said in an affidavit that she caught her husband, Talent Tafara, twice cheating with other women in their family home.

In court documents, the woman said her life has been "hell" since she got married to Tafara eight years ago.

"He broke the bed, not while having sex with me, but with another woman. I cannot take this anymore," she said. "I do not want him anymore, what I want is for him to pay for a new bed,” she said.

In his court statement, Tafara admitted to cheating on his wife, but he said he wants to reconcile with her. He also said that he has no money to buy a new bed.

"I've caused her much pain, but I would love to reconcile with her. I messed up, but I think everyone deserves a second chance," Tafara said.

Christian woman walks in on her two daughters having sex with each other

Two girls in bed illustration 
By: David Ross

Never enter your kids’ room without permission, you never know what you may find.

One mother find out the hard way and she learned to give her daughters privacy.

When she walked into the room, the mother found her daughters engaging in sexual activity with each other.

Nonkazimulo Dube, 39, of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, got the shock of her life when she found her two daughters using vibrators on each other. The two daughters are 22 and 27-years-old. They do not live with their mother. They live in South Africa and had been visiting their mother.

The two women, Grace and Mitchell Dube, grew up together, but are not biological sisters. 27- year-old Grace is said to be Dube's stepdaughter. The mother said that she was looking for her Bible and when she was unable to find her Bible in her room she went into her daughters’ room to look for it.

"I went to the room to look for my Bible. I knocked on the door, but got no answer. All I could hear was music playing loudly,” the mother said. “I decided to open the door and found them in bed naked. Mitchell was putting something into Grace's thing,” she added.

When they saw their mother in the room they were obviously shocked and tried to defend themselves by saying “we are adults.”
The mother, who was very shaken by what she had seen, decided not to speak to them about the incident that night. She waited until she calmed down.

When she woke up in the morning, her daughters were gone. They just left a note saying they were sorry.
A family member said that Nonkazimulo Dube became ill after the incident. "She is not feeling well since the incident. She was very bothered by what she saw,” the family member said.

"If South Africa is doing this to our children, then God must curse it. I do not want to see them near me,” the distraught mother said.
Mitchell Dube, the younger of the two, said they were just experimenting and they are not lesbians. "We watched a movie and saw some girls doing it, so we just went for it, we are not lesbians,” she explained.

Man rapes woman then learns she has HIV

Richard Thomas 
By: Moses Gold

A man collapsed in court when he was told that the victim he raped is HIV positive.

Richard Thomas, 27, was arrested after breaking into an apartment and raping a woman.

While in court, he was told that he may have contracted HIV from the woman as a result of the assault.

Thomas of Leigh in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, knew his victim, and was aware that she has an illness, but he did not know that the illness was HIV.

Thomas was very distressed by the news and he asked to be taken to a hospital to be tested for HIV.
On the night of the incident, Thomas went into the victim's apartment, crawled into bed and raped her.

Thomas was arrested, and during an interrogation he told police that he had been drinking heavily. He also said that he had taken drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy, and he could not remember the incident.

His lawyer, Virginia Hayton, said he could not remember the attack. When the suspect spoke of the incident, he said the woman would not lie. “She always speaks the truth, if she said I've done it, then I've done,” Thomas said of his victim.

After pleading guilty to the crime, Thomas was sentenced to five years and four months in jail.
He was ordered to register as a sex offenders for life. Thomas is in a relationship with another woman and has a daughter with her. He also has two daughters from a previous relationship.

Tropicana sales drop after changing logo on orange juice bottle

Old and new orange juice cans 
By: Eva Fett

Companies work hard and spend lots of money on brand recognition.

The reason behind it is because when people get used to a brand they tend to stick with it, and they become loyal customers.

Although people are not consciously looking at logos, their buying habits are formed, and they do not like changes, especially for essentials.

It is not just the company name that people get used to, but even the design of the product. When Tropicana changed their orange juice bottle, customers moved to a different brand with a more familiar look.

The rebranding of Tropicana did more than create a customer-relations fiasco. It left a big dent in their portfolio.
After its package redesign, sales of the Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice line plummeted 20 percent, costing the brand tens of millions of dollars.

Without saying a word, customers have spoken with their wallets. After the new design had been on the shelves for less than two months, the company has announced it will scrap the new packaging design.
The company acted fast as they have reportedly lost 20 percent, or about $33 million during the two months.

Several of their competitors have benefited from the debacle, notably Minute Maid, Florida's Natural, and Tree Ripe. Varieties within each of those brands posted double-digit gains in sales during the period.