Ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman beaten to death while on vacation in Mexico

Armed robbers illustration 
By: John Roberts

An elderly ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman was beaten to death while on vacation in Mexico for the Sukkot holiday, according to police reports.

Mexican authorities said that Malka Dworkin, 72, of Toronto, Canada, was murdered during a robbery in her home in Mexico.

The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon. Several armed robbers broke into the home where Dworkin was staying. After they saw the old woman alone, the suspects beat her violently.

Emergency workers, who were alerted to the scene, transported the woman in critical condition to a local hospital.

After her family in Toronto were notified, the woman was transported to a hospital in Ontario, Canada, considered to provide excellent trauma treatment.

Unfortunately, when she arrived at the hospital, she was declared dead.

The family made arrangements, and she will be buried on Sunday, in Israel.

New law proposal to ban child circumcision in Sweden

Sweden's parliament 
By: Sarah Weiss

Swedish lawmakers will soon vote on a new law proposal that will ban circumcision until the age of 18.

A motion to ban the circumcision of males under 18-years-old except for medical purposes has been presented in the Swedish Parliament.

Two members of the extreme right, anti-immigrant party brought forward the proposal on Tuesday. The party, which has only 20 of the 349 seats in Parliament, said that this is the next step after the Swedish ban on female genital mutilation.

The motion will overturn legislation passed in 2001, which allowed the circumcision of newborns if carried out by a licensed professional.

Currently, the circumcision ritual can be performed by professionals, who are licensed by the Swedish Health Board. A nurse or doctor must be present at all circumcisions.

In response to the motion, which would affect 20,000 Jews in Sweden, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the European Conference of Rabbis, said: "The proposal reveals a dangerous ignorance of what is involved in the practice of male circumcision compared to the abominable practice of female genital mutilation."

Teen dies when he accidentally hangs himself during prank

Jordan Morlan and his mother Ginger Rodriguez 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A fun-loving teenager was killed while he played a prank on his younger sister.

The teenager accidentally hung himself.

According to his mother, Jordan Morlan, 16, of Fern Creek, Kentucky, loved Halloween and got an early start in putting up the decorations.

“He was pranking us throughout the day, while putting up decorations,” his mother Ginger Rodriguez said.

However, one of his pranks went terribly wrong. It seems like he thought it would be fun to pretend to be hanging from a rope decoration he had put on a tree in the front yard.

By the time his younger sister saw him hanging from the tree he was not moving. Oxygen to Morlan’s brain was cut within 20 to 30 seconds after he put the rope around his neck.

His sister found him hanging from the tree unconscious and water dripping from his mouth. She ran to call her mother.
At first, Rodriguez told her daughter that her brother was probably playing a prank on her.

The two went out and found that Morlan was not playing, but accidentally hanged himself. Morlan was rushed to a hospital where he was in a coma. He died 12 hours after the accident.

Female sex offender emails video of herself molesting girl, 3, to a friend

Angela Martin 
By: Debbi Gross

A woman, who is a convicted sex offender, apparently, can’t keep her hands off young children.

Angela Martin, 29, of Wallingford, Connecticut, was arrested again after she recorded herself molesting a 3-year-old girl.

According to the Wallingford Police, Martin molested the child, recorded the abuse on her cell phone and then emailed the digital file to an acquaintance in California.

Investigators said that Martin, who is also known as Angela Haussmann, is a registered sex offender, who was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a minor in December 2006.

For that crime, Martin reportedly served 30 months in prison and was required to register as a sex offender as part of her sentencing.

But Martin seems to be back to her old sick ways. She not only molested the child, but recorded it and shared it with others. Federal authorities said that she also received and distributed child pornography videos.

Her recent arrest was the result of a joint investigation conducted by Wallingford Police, the FBI, and the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force.
Martin was booked on charges of production, distribution and possession of child pornography. She is being held without bail.

Burglar seen on video jumping out of moving police car

Eric Simmons 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) In a desperate bid for freedom, a man tried to escape from police by jumping out of a moving police car.

Police in Ohio, arrested a man who was wanted in connection to a burglary. When police officers arrested the man they placed him into the squad car without handcuffs.

When Eric Simmons, 42, was arrested by officer Adam Sharp and his new partner Douglas Gresham. They also left the window rolled down, according to Dayton Police Assistant Chief Bob Chabali.

In the video below you can see the escape. The suspect reached his arm out the window of the police car, he opened the door and ran out of the car, but he did not get far. After he ran out he fell to the ground, and that is when officers cuffed him.
The officer drove about 15 to 20 miles per hour when Simmons left of the car.

“Suspects should always be handcuffed when being transported. The only time people are not handcuffed is if they are the witness to a crime and are only being taken for questioning. Simmons was considered a dangerous suspect with a criminal past,” Chabali said.

Now, police added a charge of felony escape to the string of crimes Simmons is accused of committing. The booking photo (see upper left) shows that Simmons was hurt while trying to escape. Simmons suffered a scrape on the side of his head.

Bank teller arrested after taking man’s $11,000 cash deposit for herself

Monique Gaines 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

Being a bank teller might be a hard job for people, who do not have a lot of money.

Handling people’s cash all day while struggling with her own finances, might just have been the reason one bank teller took some cash for herself.

Monique Gaines, 42, of Louisiana, was arrested by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. She was charged with bank fraud and theft.

Gaines is accused of stealing $11,000 in cash from a customer after he gave her the money to deposit into his account at a local credit union where she worked as a teller.

The victim alerted police after he discovered that his $11,000 deposit never made it into his account. The investigator contacted the bank manager after receiving the complaint.

The manager reviewed video surveillance, which showed Gaines accepting the money from the victim. However, instead of depositing the cash, Gaines allegedly put it in a drawer. She later took the money and put it into her purse.

When questioned by investigators, she reportedly admitted to taking the money. Investigators recovered the money and she was placed under arrest.

Gaines was taken to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna. She was released after posting $15,000 bond.

Baboon seen on video grabbing reporter’s breast and not letting go

Sabrina Rodriguez 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A reporter had an odd moment on television when a baboon grabbed her breast and it would not let go.

Sabrina Rodriguez reported for Fox 40 News at the Lodi Grape Festival in Sacramento, California, when she stopped in front of the baboon to report on why baboons like grapes.

When she started talking, Rodriguez shook the baboon's hand. The friendly baboon, named Mickey, reacted to the friendly gesture by grabbing the reporter’s breast.

Rodriguez did her best to laugh it off. “He’s trying to cop a feel a little bit,” she said gracefully. The baboon then turned to the camera to give a broad smile, but kept its hand on the reporter’s breast.

With a baboon's hand on her chest, Rodriguez closed the segment by saying: "Join us soon, when we will learn a bit more about why baboons like grapes."

Rodriguez has been a reporter for the past eight years, working for television stations in Massachusetts, Oregon, and California.

Mother sees 2-year-old son for first time after waking up from coma

Mother and son after she woke up from coma 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A woman saw her son for the first time when he was over 2-years-old.

The woman, who was pregnant when she was involved in a car accident, was hospitalized in a coma.

While the woman was in the hospital, the medical staff discovered that she was four months pregnant.

Doctors told her husband that she would never fully recover. Her husband refused to abort the baby and took care of his wife. He took care of her at their home until she was ready to deliver her baby. On July 22, 2011, the woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy via caesarean section.

After spending several years in a comatose state, the 42-year-old recently regained her consciousness. As soon as she opened her eyes, she saw her 2-year-old son sitting next to her.

The woman, who is mostly paralyzed and in an almost vegetative state, will now have her young son by her side. He will help care for her. The 2-year-old boy spends most of his day talking to his mother, and he sometimes chews her food and spits it into her mouth so she can easily swallow it.

School calls parents to discuss dead son’s poor school attendance

Jean Fritz Pierre (left) and father Jonas Pierre(right) 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A school wanted answers as to why a teen was absent on many school days.

The answer was that the teen is dead. As a matter of fact, he died while he was under the school’s care.

The family was broken-hearted after the school called to discuss their son’s poor attendance. The thoughtless phone call had the family mourn all over again.

Jean Fritz Pierre, 16, of Brooklyn, New York, drowned during a school trip in June, but that did not stop Prospect Heights International High School officials from calling his father to tell him his son was skipping school.

The distraught father said the school’s insensitive call broke his heart again when he began to recover from the greatest loss any parent could ever experience.

"Why do you call me? Why are you telling me this? Don’t you know that my son is dead?" Jonas Pierre, 39, a retail worker, told the school official.
The teen was one of 48 students on a field trip to Rockland County Bear Mountain State Park in New York.

The trip was meant to be a joyous celebration for the end of the school year, but turned tragic when Fritz and a friend left the group to cool off in the Hessian Lake, where swimming is prohibited because of deep wells at the bottom of lake.

Park workers saw the teenagers in the water and told them to get out, but it was too late, as Fritz disappeared underwater.
After a 50 minute search, police found his body. The police said the cause of death was accidental drowning.

Education Department officials said they will make sure that Pierre will receive no more calls. "We apologize for any pain and suffering that this may have caused to the family, and we are reviewing all data systems to ensure that the family does not receive these calls anymore," spokesperson Erin Hughes said.

Woman miraculously survives after shipping container falls onto her car

Scene of the accident 
Scene of the accident 
By: Shifra Unger

Rescue worker were very surprised to find a woman alive after her car was crushed.

The woman in China, is lucky to be alive. She miraculously escaped after her car was crushed by a giant shipping container.

The woman was driving in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province of China, next to a truck, which was carrying a big orange box container. The container suddenly slipped off the truck that was transporting it.

The container fell off the side of the truck and landed on top of the woman’s car, causing the roof of the car to be flattened.

Firefighters were called to the scene just after 1:00 pm on Saturday, but it took almost twenty minutes to get a crane that was powerful enough to lift the of container off the car.

Rescue workers and people, who had gathered at the scene, were shocked when they heard a voice from inside the car screaming for help.

They were able to cut the car open and pull the woman to safety. The woman suffered no serious injuries after she slipped into the footwell of the car, which is the space for the feet in front of a seat in a vehicle.

Man dies while giving speech at daughter’s wedding

Charlotte with her parents and brother 
By: Sarah Weiss

A wedding was disrupted when a father collapsed and died while giving his speech.

A woman in England, was looking forward for the happiest day of her life. Charlotte Galbraith got married with her friends and family at her side.

Her father, Alan Bates, proudly posed for photos with his daughter at her wedding, which took place at the Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

But things took a turn for the worse, when Bates collapsed and died of a heart attack. The devastated bride, Charlotte Galbraith, 36, said that her 65-year-old father was rushed to a hospital after collapsing suddenly. He died later that night.

"It was devastating," the bride, who is now four months pregnant with her second child, said. "Everything went well during the ceremony and photos. We had drinks and then we went to sit down," she said.

Speeches were done before the meal and when her father began to read his speech, "He just stopped talking. He fell to the ground and people began screaming and panic,” Galbraith said.

Friends, including an off-duty firefighter, fought to save his life. The whole family left the wedding to attend Airedale Hospital, but were told by doctors that there was nothing that could be done.

"The most important thing was that my father walked me down the aisle and saw that we were married," the bride said.
She lives with her husband Steve, 42 , and her 2-year-old daughter, Annabelle, in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Friends and family helped raise funds for charity in memory of Mr. Bates. The family donated a defibrillator to a hotel.
Although Galbraith is not sure if a defibrillator could have saved her father, she hopes it can save others.

Firefighters seen on video bringing 'dead' kitten back to life

Firefighters rescuing cat 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Firefighters are known to be compassionate people.

They work to rescue people, save their house and their belongings.

A group of compassionate firefighters were seen on video rescuing a cat and bringing it back to life.

Firefighters in California, were dispatched to a burning building where they walked around one apartment to make sure it was all clear. Firefighter Cory Kalanick spotted a cat lying on the floor and not moving.

Kalanick sprang into action. He grabbed the cat and took it outside to the fire truck. With the help of his fellow firefighters he gave oxygen to the cat until he got the cat breathing again.

The cat looked dead as it laid in Kalanick’s glove with an oxygen mask placed over its face and water sprinkling on it in an attempt to save it.

It took 15 minutes and a full tank of oxygen before the kitten began to move and meow. Firefighters named the cat Lucky. Kalanick captured the amazing rescue with a camera strapped to the front of his helmet. "It's pretty cool that we were able to help the kitten out," Kalanick said.

Human tescticle eating fish caught in New Jersey

Tom Boylan fishing 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) New Jersey officials have warned beachgoers to be on the lookout for human testicle eating fish after a fisherman caught one in Passaic park.

Pacu, which sometimes confuses human genitals with its favorite nut snack, was caught swimming just 15 miles from the City of New York.

Retired bus driver Tom Boylan, 77, was shocked to find a 10-inch Pacu in the Third Ward Veterans Memorial Park in Passaic, on Saturday.

"I would say 'shock' is a good way to describe what I felt," he said.

The discovery of the exotic fish came after two men in New Guinea apparently died from blood loss after a Pacu chewed on their private parts.

"Most likely someone had it in their tank and it became too big, so it was just thrown here," Pat Egan, manager of Absolutely Fish, said.

"We call them 'tank busters’. We do not even sell them because they grow too big," he added.

The creature, which can weigh up to 55 pounds and grow up to 4 feet long, has caused panic after being discovered in Denmark, France and Illinois.

Bear seen on video walking into bar and leaving after waitress tells it to get out

Bear walks into bar then leaves 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A large black bear shockingly left a bar after a female bartender ordered it to leave, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

We've all heard jokes that begin with someone who walks into a bar, but few of us would actually live through a story in which a black bear was the one coming into the bar.

That's what happened in one Alaska hotel in downtown Juneau, when the large animal stumbled into a bar to the shock of employee Ariel Svetlik-McCarthy.

Instead of fleeing the scene, the brave waitress shouted, "No bear! Out! No! You cannot be here!"

What happened next was unexpected as the beast quickly obeyed and left the bar.

State Biologist Ryan Scott said that although black bears had wandered into houses in the area before, it was rare for them to go into businesses.

"I think it did very well, and is good news that the bear obliged,” he said.

The owner of the bar, C Scott Fry, said the bear had entered as if it wanted a beer.

Male gorilla evicted from Texas zoo after fighting with female apes

Patrick the Western Lowland Gorilla 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video)A male gorilla was thrown out of a zoo in Texas, after it fought with its female counterparts, according to zoo officials.

The male gorilla of the Dallas Zoo will attend therapy after biting a female gorilla and mocking others.

Patrick, Western Lowland Gorilla weighing 429 pounds, will move to the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, South Carolina, where it will live the single life on its own excavations.

South Carolina Zoo is known for working with gorillas that have behavioral problems.

The Dallas Zoo officials said Patrick gets along well with humans, but not with other gorillas.

They said they have tried several times to get it to socialize with the other gorillas, in particular females, hoping it could get along and even breed.

Instead, he bit a female and scoffed at others.

"It's not like we have not tried, it has been here for 18 years," Dallas Zoo spokesperson Laurie Holloway said.

Born in New York’s Bronx Zoo in 1990, Patrick was abandoned by its mother and taken to a zoo in Toronto, Canada, where it was raised along with another male of the same age.

At age 5, it was transferred to Dallas, zoo officials said.

5 Apps to Capture Criminals in the Act

Apps illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Smartphone theft is a major issue across the world, as these hot commodities may be subsidized in the United States, but the technology could get 10 times the original price in a hot market.

The Huffington Post reports 1.6 million people in the United States alone were the victims of smartphone theft. Instead of sitting there and letting it happen, anti-theft apps are available that make it very clear who is taking the phone, where it is going, and hopefully providing enough information for the police to track down the thieves.


Lookout is a complete security package that allows you to handle security measures, privacy protection and anti-theft features through one panel. The anti-theft feature allows you to locate the phone through Google Maps via a web browser, so you can track it from any computer. From there, you can lock down your phone, wipe the data, or take a picture of the thief, and send it to an online account, as Lookout.com demonstrates. Lookout works with the Samsung's Galaxy S4 on T Mobile and is available for Android and iOS for free.


GadgetTrak is a basic device-tracking app, set at $3.99 for the iOS, which makes it easy for you to catch someone who is trying to get into your phone. You can set the phone to remotely take a picture with the camera, and it gets sent to you directly to an email address you specify, so you have the evidence. You can also push notifications to your phone in an attempt to get a thief to return it.

Device Locator

The iPhone is a popular target for thieves, so it makes sense there are a lot of iOS apps that make it difficult for the thieves to get away with it. This $2.99 iOS app gives you tracking coordinates for all of the locations the phone has traveled to. It allows you to remotely make noises with the device, take a photo and location request, cache locations for transmission, and lock the app so the settings cannot be changed. It even shows detailed location information, according to its app page on Apple's site.

Thief Face Trap Mini

Thief Face Trap Mini is a free anti-theft app that takes hidden pictures of anyone who is tampering with your phone. It works via SMS, which triggers the phone into making alerts or taking and storing a picture. It takes a picture of everyone who attempts to use the phone. You can also install this software remotely, so if you forgot to take any preventative measures before the phone gets stolen, you can do something afterward without a problem. You can also use it to find a missing phone by making it ring for three minutes straight.


IGotYa is an iPhone anti-theft app is another app that takes a picture of the thief when they open the device as soon as a failed attempt is made to enter the phone. It can also be set to take a picture when the thief tries to power down the device by holding the home button down. Additionally, you can acquire the location of the phone, as the app store mentions.