Man jailed after threatening to murder students at Toulouse Jewish school Ozar Hatorah

Lucien Abdelrhafor (top center) 
By: Eva Fett

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of making terroristic threats after he threatened to kill students at a Jewish school in France, according to court proceedings.

French Police said that a local man, 20, was sentenced to one year in prison on Monday, after making telephone death threats to the Jewish school in Toulouse, France, where a teacher and three students were killed in 2012.

In March of 2012, Mohammed Merah entered the Ozar Hatorah school after arriving on a motorcycle and shot a teacher, 30, and his two children, ages 3 and 6. He also killed a 10-year-old, who was the daughter of the school principal. Merah died in a clash with the police.

Lucien Abdelrhafor, a French citizen of Moroccan origin, who claimed to be a cousin of Merah, was arrested over the weekend for making a threatening phone call to the French Jewish school, which has changed its name from Ozar Hatorah of Or Torah.

According to SPCJ, the security service of the French Jewish community, the man called the school on September 16 and told a secretary: "I am the cousin of Mohammed Merah and tonight I'm going to kill you."

Police said that the man is not related to Merah.

Former head of New York charity arrested after stealing millions from organization

William Rapfogel 
By: John Roberts

A former head of a popular Jewish charity was arrested and charged with theft related charges after he stole millions of dollars from his organization, according to police reports in New York.

New York Police said that William Rapfogel was charged with grand larceny and money laundering.

He was fired by the New York Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty recently, after the organization said it discovered misconduct on their insurance policies.

The group receives millions of dollars in public funds.

After an investigation by the state attorney general of the state and the State Comptroller, charges were filed against Rapfogel.

The 58-year-old has longstanding ties to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

His wife, Judy, is the chief of staff of Silver.

Women selling mosquito repellent made of cow manure

Amy Enlow and Kia Poulos picking cow manure 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) Two female entrepreneurs came up with a way to make money from cow manure, which is readily available and its free.

The women are making mosquito repellent out of cow manure, and people actually buy them.

Amy Enlow, and Kia Poulos of Haslet, Texas, are selling their cow poop mosquito repellent at farmer’s markets as well as in some local mom and pop shops.

The women take cow poop, put it in pretty packages and sell it as mosquito repellent. "It is cow poop made into Organic Mosquito Repellent. We do not hide what it is,” Poulos said.

Poulos came up with the idea while watching the Discovery Channel show Survivorman with Les Stroud. One night, Poulos was watching the show when she saw Stroud burn cow poop to build a fire. Then, she realized that the smoke worked as an insect repellent.

She decided to try it and she was pleasantly surprised, it worked.
Together, Poulos and Enlow walked through a friend’s grassland in search of the perfect cow poop. Surprisingly, the best poop are those that do not smell.

"Never try to touch anything that smells,” Poulos said. “We are collecting a certain type of poop. You have to let it sit long enough for it to dry out. After it is dry you can see that it's just compact grass, which is all that's left once it's gone through the stomach," she added.

The women let the manure dry a few days, then, they put it under an ultraviolet light to kill any bacteria that is left over.
They sell a bag of cow manure mosquito repellent at $7.50 per bag.

Alabama couple charged after 19-month-old daughter is poisoned to death

Kristopher and Joy Speigner 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A couple was charged with criminally negligent homicide because their little daughter died after ingesting a toxic substance, according to police reports in Alabama.

Madison Police said that a local man has been arrested in connection with the death of his 19-month-old daughter.

Police said the investigation began about a year ago, on September 30, 2012, when they received a call about a child, who was unresponsive inside a home on Colonial Lake Drive.

The child's parents, Kristopher and Joy Speigner, told police that the child had ingested a toxic substance the previous night, police said.

McKenzie Riegn Speigner was later pronounced dead by medical personnel, police said.
Police did not say exactly what the child ingested.

On Monday, the father, Kristopher Joseph Speigner, 31, was arrested and charged with criminal negligent homicide. He was booked into the Madison County Jail, where he is being held on $6,000 bail, police said.

Police said detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for the child 's stepmother, Joy Lynn Speigner, also for criminally negligent homicide. She surrendered on Tuesday afternoon and is in jail on $6,000 bond.

Father arrested after girl and boy are buried alive

Jordan Arwood with his daughter Chloe Jade Arwood 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with causing the death of a girl and a boy after they were buried alive while playing at a construction site, according to police reports in North Carolina.

Lincoln County Police said that a local father, who was working in a two-stories deep pit, which collapsed and killed his daughter and her cousin, was charged on Thursday with two counts of manslaughter.

Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter said Jordan Arwood, 31, was charged after a lengthy investigation.

"This has been a very tragic event and we continue to pray for all involved in this as our investigation is handed over to the courts," he said.

Arwood was detained in the county jail $15,000 bond.

Arwood was operating a backhoe at a pit in April, when the walls collapsed on six-year-old Chloe Jade Arwood and on seven-year-old James Levi Caldwell, in the small town of Stanley, which is about 20 miles northwest of Charlotte.

It took rescue workers and emergency services personnel more than 12 hours to locate the bodies of children.

While investigating, sheriff's deputies found weapons and a marijuana plant in Arwood’s house.
After the accident, Arwood was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and for possession of a controlled substance.

Man seen on video unlocking iPhone with nipple

Man unlocking his iPhone with nipple 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A man uploaded a video to the Internet that shows him unlocking his iPhone with his nipple.

Following reported security flaws in the new iPhone 5S since its launch, it seems like there's a new unintended way to access the phone, through a human nipple.

The man has uploaded the video to YouTube that shows him unlocking the device by placing his chest on the fingerprint reader.

The Apple gadget seems to open after recognizing his right nipple with the iPhone 5S sensor touch ID, treating it like a number.

The two-minute video has already received nearly one million views on YouTube, with many people surprised how the man unlocked his phone.

"He seems to be nursing the iPhone," one viewer wrote.

He added: "So I will not buy my phones second hand.”

New York nurse arrested after hitting elderly woman with her own soaked diaper

Sarina Francis 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) We have heard of parents disciplining their children after they forgot to use the toilet, but abusing an elderly person with her own wet diaper is outright cruel.

Sarina Francis, 36, was arrested by police in Albany, New York, after she abused an elderly woman and broke the woman’s wrist.

Francis was charged with several counts, including endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person and willful violation of health laws.

Francis is accused of fracturing the wrist of her 86-year-old patient at the Hudson Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, where she worked as a certified nursing assistant.

While taking the patient to her room, the elderly woman apparently became combative and hit Francis in the face. Francis became angry and retaliated by grabbing the victim by the wrist and twisting her arm behind her head, causing a fracture in the elderly woman’s left wrist.

When Francis, who was irritated by being hit in the face, changed the woman’s diaper she took the victims urine soaked diaper and hit the victim in the face with it.

The allegations were investigated by the Albany Regional Office of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Attorney General. Francis was released from jail on her own recognizance.

Girl, 12, arrested after setting up her own bully Facebook page

Brianna Earls 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A girl, who claimed to bullied by people on Facebook, was busted when police looked into her claims.

The girl’s parents in Polk County, Florida, were very concerned when they read Facebook posts on a page, which was set up especially to bully their daughter.

Brianna Earls was a friend of Rebecca Sedgwick, who had committed suicide after she was bullied online. Therefore, the parents were very afraid for the welfare of their daughter and contacted police to report the Facebook bullying.

Police took the matter seriously after seeing the Facebook page called “Brianna's Next”. On the Facebook page, there was a post telling 12-year-old Earls to kill herself.

But after investigating, deputies tracked the page via the IP address. They found that is was created by someone at the Earls home in Lakeland.

It was discovered that the 12-year-old girl herself was behind the Facebook page. Turns out that she waited for her parents to fall asleep, then, she stole their kindle to create the bully Facebook page.

Now, her parents insist that she take responsibility for her actions. They have banned her from using social media and are seeking mental help for their daughter.

The girl apologized for her actions. "Sorry to everyone I hurt," she said. But police were not very forgiving at all. Earls was arrested and charged with providing false information to a law enforcement officer. She was released after spending the night at a juvenile detention center.

Man dies after taking heart medication pills together with its plastic wrapper

Pills illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

Taking your doctor prescribed pills is important, but forgetting to remove the plastic casing can be fatal.

A man in Sweden was in the hospital recovering from heart surgery.

While he was careful to take his pills on time, he mistakenly swallowed the pill with its plastic.

The man tore off one pill from the rest of the packet and swallowed the pill together with its plastic casing. Unfortunately, the pill packaging ripped a hole in his intestines.

The elderly patient had undergone heart surgery and was said to be recovering well, but the day he was set to be discharged from the hospital, he began complaining of stomach pains.

Tests revealed that the man had a hole in the small intestines. Emergency surgery was performed. Doctors uncovered tablets which were still in its plastic casing.

“The dosage packaging was made with perforated edges so that one can easily tear off each pill for easier handling. The perforated edges can be sharp, Halmstad Halland County hospital spokesperson Birgitta Largerqvist said.

The elderly man died from his injuries after taking his prescriptions with its protective packing. “This is very unfortunate and very regrettable," Largerqvist said.

He never recovered after the emergency operation and died a few days later. The man is reported to have suffered from vision problems and it is thought that this could have been the reason behind his error.
The incident has been reported to the Health and Social Care Inspection.

Top Ohio legal aid lawyer bills government for 29 hours of work a day

Super lawyer t-shirt 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) While all of us have only 24 hours in our day, one lawyer seems to have a lot more working hours.

The lawyer in Ohio, is facing a disciplinary committee after he kept billing the government for working up to 29 hours a day.

Ben Swift, an attorney who was appointed for cases of those who could not afford to pay for legal representation, billed the government for a work schedule which included 29 hours on one day, 23 hours on another day and 21.5 hours on yet another workday.

The Dayton Bar Association audited Swift after they discovered the bills for the long working days. Swift now faces disciplinary action.

Ironically, it is Swift who was forced to hire a lawyer to represent him. Swift's attorney, Gary Lepia, told the Bar Association that Swift actually did the job, but his record keeping was sloppy.

The Bar Association was notified that Swift, who was the highest paid lawyer in Ohio for court appointed lawyers, has billed an average of nine hours a day, 365 days a year, with no breaks for Sundays or holidays.

Apparently, this is not the first time a lawyer in Ohio was caught overcharging the government. Kristin Ann Stahlbush in Toledo, was suspended for billing more than 24 hours in a day.

However, the award for the most outrageous bill may belong to an attorney in Florida. According to an insurance company who tracked his hours, the lawyer billed for meeting with a client who was dead.

Twins, 4, raise hundreds of dollars for cancer with traveling lemonade stand

Eve and Emma Msibi 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Two young girls were sad when their friend’s father was diagnosed with cancer, so decided to do something to help.

The adorable twins of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, decided to launch a lemonade stand in order to raise money for people with cancer.

Their mother, Kelly Msibi, was proud of her daughters’ determination and decided to help them out. A family member built a professional looking stand with the words “fighting cancer one cup at a time” written on top.

The girls were selling lemonade at 25 cents a cup. The two did not just stand in front of their house, they traveled to different locations so they can meet new people and sell more lemonade.

A Facebook page was opened in order to let people know where they can find the girls to support their cause. When they have raised a few hundred dollars, Eve and Emma Msibi decided it was time to present the money to Sharon Debonis, 52, who is battling cancer.

The girls met Debonis, who has recently finished chemotherapy, and presented her with more than $300. "I finished chemotherapy two weeks ago, next, I will be getting both breasts and ovaries removed," Debonis said.

Kelly Msibi said that it was an emotional day for her as it all started when girls raised money for their friend’s father, who died of cancer a few days earlier.
"I want them to be good people, they are, they have big hearts,” the proud mother said.NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports