Tunisian tennis player ordered not to play against Jews

Malek Jaziri 
By: David Ross

The international body overseeing tennis competitions expressed their concern after Tunisia ordered one of its players not to participate in a tennis match against a Jewish player.

The Tunisian Tennis Federation ordered their best player to withdraw from a match against an Israeli player during a tournament in Uzbekistan.

Malek Jaziri was scheduled to play Amir Weintraub of Israel, on Friday, in the quarterfinals of the ATP Challenger Tournament in Tashkent.

He pulled out before the match and Weintraub advanced to the semifinals.

"After a meeting this afternoon with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, I regretfully inform you that you are not allowed to play against an Israeli player," the federation told Jaziri.

Sports Ministry spokesperson Sadok Touati confirmed that the federation sent an email to their player after a consultation with the ministry.

Amir Jaziri, Malek’s brother, said he and his brother were afraid that the decision could affect a player's career. Malek is ranked 169 in the world.

Arab countries have for decades participated in boycotts of Israeli athletes as a protest for the plight of the Palestinians.
Shlomo Glickstein, the director of the Israel Tennis Association, said in a statement that such incidents are sad.

"It is sad for athletes, who are caught in these situations that end up hurting their personal career," he said.
The International Tennis Federation said they were investigating the incident.

Two Arabs arrested for hacking to death Israeli army colonel

The two suspects 
By: Aryeh Savir

Two Arab men were arrested and charged with murder after they admitted to killing a former Israeli army colonel, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency.

The Shin Bet, Israel's security service, has announced today that they have arrested two Arabs for the Murder of IDF Col. (res.) Sraya Ofer in the Jordan Valley early this past Friday morning.

The two, Uda Farid Taleb, aged 18, and Bashir Ahmed Uda Haruv, aged 21, both from a village near Hebron, admitted they committed the murder, and implicated others during their investigation.

They further told of a failed attempt to commit the attack two weeks ago. This information complies with Monic Ofer's testimony about recent suspicious sightings of young Arabs around their home.

The murder weapons were recovered near the murder scene, together with other forensic findings.

The Shin Bet wishes to stress the investigation is still being conducted and that the motives for the attack are still unclear. They have not ruled out the possibility that the attack was criminal, a robbery gone badly.

Monic Ofer, still hospitalized because of the wounds she sustained during the attack, stated that "the State should act with extreme force to send a message to these people."

Ofer will be buried today at the Kfar Vitkin cemetery.

Doomed Hershey chocolate factory to turn itself into marijuana farm

Hershey chocolate factory illustration 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A doomed chocolate factory will try its hand at marijuana.

A Canadian startup wants to convert an empty chocolate factory in eastern Ontario into a production facility for medical marijuana, a possible boost to the local economy that has been hurting since the landmark Hershey plant was closed in 2008.

The old factory, which for decades churned Hershey chocolate bars, has been sold conditionally for a startup called Tweed Inc., which plans to use about a third of the 470,000 square foot plant to grow medical marijuana.

"It's a great opportunity," Mark Zekulin, vice president of Tweed, said. "There is a demand and there is a good chance in this market," he said.

Tweed Inc. has applied to Health Canada for a permit to grow medical marijuana in the factory located in Smith Falls, Ontario, about 350 kilometers or 220 miles from Toronto. It will distribute its product to patients across Canada, who have permission to use the medicine.

Man arrested after raping injured cow

By: Sarah Weiss

A man was arrested and charged with having unnatural sex after he allegedly had sex with an injured cow, according to police reports in India.

Police in India said that the man used coconut oil as a lubricant to rape the cow.

Muthu, about 55-years-old, was detained for violating the animal that was lying injured near a railroad station in southern India. The incident took place in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Police official Jayavelu confirmed that Muthu, who goes by a single name, has been arrested under the unnatural sex crime act.
Muthu has confessed to the crime and is in police custody.

The gruesome rape was seen by representatives of Blue Cross of India, a non-governmental agency working for animal welfare.
The cow, four-years-old, was hit by a train and was lying unconscious.

Blue Cross of India officials received a complaint about a wounded animal and approached the scene.
Blue Cross of India volunteers were initially confused when they saw Muthu next to the cow.

"At first we were unsure of what the man was doing to the cow. When we went there and took a closer look, we realized that this man was having sex with the cow. He also had coconut oil, which he used as a lubricant," Blue Cross of India worker Dawn Williams said.

Williams said the assailant tried to flee the scene and was apprehended by volunteers.

The cow was sent for a medical examination and the veterinary hospital has confirmed that the animal was raped. The animal has died in a hospital due to injuries caused by the accident.

Philadelphia man seen on video kicking and stomping blind man

Mustafa Guyton 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) Police in Pennsylvania said that they identified the man, who was seen on video kicking and stomping a blind man on a Philadelphia street.

Philadelphia Police said that Mustafa Guyton, 29, is being charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly kicked and stomped the 33-year-old man in the south-west section of Germantown.

The assault was caught on a surveillance camera, and the Philadelphia Police Department said the video was released in an effort to identify the suspect.

The victim was walking down the street around 12:00 p.m. on October 2, when the attacker looked in his direction, police said. The low-quality video shows the attacker leaving his backpack near a corner store after he sees the victim.

The video goes black, and in the next moment, the victim dropped to the ground and was repeatedly punched, stomped and kicked as witnesses watched.

One man was seen crossing the street near the two, and he just kept walking.

The attacker then takes his bag and leaves, leaving the victim on the ground with wounds to the head and face, police said.

Officer Tanya Little, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police, said it was unclear if the attacker knew the victim was blind. The victim told police he did not recognize the voice of the attacker.

Man afraid to flush toilets after one exploded in his face

Michel Pierre shows off wounds from exploding toilet 
By: David Ross

A man was left with a fear of flushing toilets after one toilet exploded in his face.

Emergency workers said that a New York man was seriously injured when a toilet exploded in his face after he pulled the lever to test the water pressure in his apartment in Brooklyn.

Michel Pierre suffered shrapnel wounds from flying fragments of porcelain to his face, arms and legs. He required 30 stitches.

The 58-year-old specialist in information technology is so fearful that he uses a rope to pull the toilet lever behind the bathroom door at a safe distance.

Three other occupants were also injured during the incident.

Pierre was hit unconscious and covered in blood by the explosion.

"It sounds silly, but I'm still scared," Pierre said.
"Maybe someday I will, but right now I'm in pain," he said.

Pierre’s lawyer said a lawsuit was filed against the management company of the building so that a jury could decide how much he should be compensated.

Man douses wife, house, with gasoline then sets house on fire

John Eugene Williams 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man wanted revenge when his wife filed for divorce.

John Eugene Williams, 63, of Augusta, Georgia, poured gasoline on his wife and all over their house, and then set it on fire.

The victim, 42, and her adult daughter, managed to escaped out of a window and called police.

The dramatic events took place at 3:30 pm on Sunday. According to police, the 42-year-old victim was about to divorce her husband and he was not happy about it. While she was sleeping, Williams entered the house. The woman went to see who has entered her house.

Williams confronted her in the hallway and started pouring gasoline over her. The suspect said he was going to get a match and burn her along with the house. The victim and her 24-year-old daughter were able to get out of a bedroom window and escape to a neighbor's house.

Five deputies entered the house, where they found Williams. "As deputies moved inside the front door Williams threw something at police, and the gas burst into flames, setting the house on fire," police said.

Officers ran out of the burning house without Williams. The Richmond County Fire Department arrived and extinguished the flames.

Williams was found in the garage area, hidden under an SUV. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and then to jail, where he was charged with arson and two counts of aggravated assault. He is being held without bail.WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports

Woman calls police to report herself being too drunk to get out of car

Carol Frances Omeara 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A woman was jailed after she called police while she was very drunk.

The woman was driving drunk, but when she reached her house she called police because she was too drunk to get out of her car.

When Carol Frances Omeara, 55, of Montana, was stuck in her car for 4 hours, she decided to call police for roadside assistance.

The 55-year-old was asked by an operator if she was stuck due to mechanical or medical problems. She replied bluntly: “No, I'm too damn drunk to get out of my car.”

When police arrived, she allegedly told them she drank half a liter of vodka over five hours in a bar before driving home.

A breathalyzer test showed she was three times the legal limit for driving, and so he was charged with a felony DUI.

OMeara was booked at the Yellowstone County Justice Court where she is being held in lieu of $3,000 bond.

Court records show OMeara has three prior DUI convictions.

Man kills his wife because she closed the ketchup bottle too tight

Lawrence Loeffler 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with murder after he allegedly killed his wife because she closed the ketchup bottle too tight for him to open it, according to police reports in Oregon.

Deschutes County Police said that an 86-year-old local man will go on trial for murdering his wife. The man complained that his stepdaughter did not wish him a happy birthday and that his wife closed the ketchup bottle too tight.

Deschutes County District Attorney Mary Anderson told the jury about Lawrence Loeffler’s complaints during opening statements on Wednesday, in his murder trial.

Anderson said Loeffler complained about his family during interrogation by officers on the death of 83-year-old Betty Loeffler. Prosecutors said the murder was premeditated.

Anderson said Lawrence Loeffler took the phone off the hook, pulled out a .25 caliber pistol in the middle of the night and shot his wife.

She was shot once in the neck and then again in the head in what investigators described as a "kill shot" to make sure she was dead, Anderson told jurors.

While Lawrence Loeffler admitted to killing his wife, defense attorney Jacques DeKalb said his client was not guilty of murder because he was suffering from delusions.

Lawrence Loeffler breathes with the help of an oxygen concentrator and began to cry as he sat at the defense table listening to the police calls made after the murder.

Father arrested after killing his little daughter by sucking out her blood

Vampire illustration 
By: Eva Fett

A father was arrested and charged with murder after killing his little daughter by sucking out her blood like a vampire, according to police reports in Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea Police said that a man has been accused of cannibalism after he took the life of his daughter by biting her neck and sucking her blood.

The murder of the three-years-old girl has shocked the country, which was hit with numerous cases of witchcraft and brutal murders, over the past several years.

Police said the murder of the girl had left the local community shocked.

Investigators described the incident as "a disgusting act of cannibalism.”

The father, Rex Eric, of Finschhafen District in Morobe Province, has been charged with premeditated murder and cannibalism, although investigations are still ongoing.

Local councilor John Kenny, who was the first to arrive at the tragic scene, said the incident occurred after the mother and child went to visit the man. The couple has recently separated.

"He took the child from her, jumped over a fence and ran into the bushes, where he did this terrible thing, Kenny said.
"He held the child close to him, bit her neck and sucked the blood out," Kenny said.

“Two boys who were climbing on coconut trees saw him. He was just laughing at the boys and continued to eat the flesh and blood. The boys were frightened and ran quickly to warn people," Kenny also said.

The girl's body was found in the bushes.

The man ran to a church where neighbors grabbed him and turned him over to the authorities.

Police believe the man was possessed, a usual claim in a country where sorcery and witchcraft are still practiced in remote areas.

California police officer arrested for kicking handcuffed woman to death

Alesia Thomas 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A California police officer was arrested and charged with assault after kicking a handcuffed woman to death in back of a police car, according to police reports.

Los Angeles Police said that an officer was charged with assault on Wednesday, nearly a year and three months after she kicked a handcuffed woman in the back of a patrol car. The woman died shortly after the incident.

Officer Mary O'Callaghan responded to the house of Alesia Thomas on July 22, 2012, in response to reports that the 35-year-old mother of two children had abandoned her children in a police station.

After putting Thomas, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, in the rear of the car, O'Callaghan proceeded to kick the woman in the stomach and pushed her in the throat.

Prosecutors said a dashboard camera captured the altercation, and that Thomas lost consciousness shortly after the attack. Thomas was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy determined that cocaine intoxication was a likely factor in her death.
The officer was placed on leave.

New York Police officer seen on video telling ice cream seller ‘blow me’

The out of control police officer 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A New York Police Department police officer was seen on video telling an ice cream vendor “blow me,” according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The YouTube video appears to show a uniformed city police officer arguing with an ice cream man over a ticket that she gave him.

The police officer fined a Mr. Softee driver for operating in a parking lot on West 34th Street near Macy’s the project vendor, who put the video on YouTube on Thursday, said.

The ice cream seller recorded the incident with his cell phone.

"Go for it, I do not care," the police officer said, and then danced in a circle with her arms raised.
"You're crazy!" Said the seller. "What's wrong?" He said.

"What's wrong with you?" The police officer said. "Blow me, blow me! Blow me, she said.

"The officers dealing with street vendors use bad words and threaten them with arrest when they make a video. We never had any proof, until now," the seller said.

"We are not angry with the police. We just want them to train police officers to respect their vendors. They say that they are courtesy, professionalism and respect. They put it on the side of their cars. They should live by it," he said.

Police officer fired after killing squirrel instead of saving it

Squirrel illustration 
By: John Roberts

A police officer was dispatched to a local store to handle a situation, which seemed to be beyond his training.

While police officers are trained to deal with human criminals and intruders, seems like this officer was unable to handle an intruding animal.

An animal control officer was called to handle a squirrel that entered a store in Tennessee, and was unwilling to leave.

The squirrel caused a ruckus inside the Dollar General Store in Mountain City, but Animal Control Officer Gary Phillips was unavailable so Police Officer Jody Putnam was sent to handle the situation instead.

According to an eyewitness at the scene when the officer arrived, the squirrel was still inside the store and increasingly hostile.

In order to apprehend the squirrel, the officer decided to Taser it. Unfortunately for officer Putnam and the squirrel, the Taser was not enough to calm down the squirrel.

That’s when the officer sought his next line of defense, his service weapon. He shot and killed the animal. A witness said the officer fired three shots before the animal was dead.

As a result of this incident, a unanimous decision was made by the city to terminate the officer. “The decision of the City Council speaks for itself,” Mountain City Mayor Lawrence Keeble said.
It is unclear if charges will be filed against Putnam.

Woman tapes camera to golf club to secretly record husband sleeping with student

Man caught in bed with student illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Women can be sneaky. Meet one woman, who managed to secretly record her husband's affair with his student.

The woman, who was identified as Lee, of China, suspected that her husband, who is a teacher at a junior college, was cheating with a student.

One day, she followed him. She was well prepared. The woman asked two of her neighbors to help her with the detective work.

The neighbors sat in a car nearby with a laptop computer while the woman taped a camera to a golf club so it can reach to the window and record her husband in the act without the husband seeing her.

The video was streaming live to the computer that the two neighbors were watching. When they saw the husband in the act the two called police.

Police knocked on the door. The pair ran to get dressed, told police they were just talking and they did nothing inappropriate.

However, the video showed otherwise and the husband was busted. Both Lee and his student were charged with adultery.

Eat in peace New York restaurant implements no speaking rule

Eat restaurant 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) Do you want to enjoy a moment of peace and quiet while eating in New York? Now you can.

Seems like many people are embracing the revolutionary idea of eating in total quite at a restaurant.

The ‘Eat Restaurant’ has implemented a ‘no speaking night’ where patrons eat in total quite.

The restaurant is located in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. It serves a four-course meal of locally grown organic food, but does not allow any chit-chat.

Eat Restaurant’s Chef Nicholas Nauman said he was inspired to start the no speaking rule after spending time with Buddhist monks in India.

“I spent time in a Buddhist monastery in India, when I was in college and we had silent breakfast every day,” Nauman said. He said that silence allows customers the opportunity to enjoy their food.

“We ask people to turn off their phones and to remain silent for the entire meal,” restaurant owner Jordan Colon said.
People communicate via hand gesture or facial expression.
The restaurant fills up fast during the no speak meals. The price for the 4 courses meal is $40.

Florida man takes wife, daughter, to meet 14-year-old girl for sex

Cliff Oshman 
By: David Ross

Talk about embarrassment, a man was arrested in front of his wife and young daughter after he took them along on an arranged meeting to meet a teen for sex.

Cliff Oshman, 64, of Daytona Beach, Florida, chatted online with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

For months, the two chatted online before they decided to meet in person at a grocery store, according to investigators. Oshman didn't go alone, and she wasn't a teen girl.

Oshman brought his family, his wife and young daughter, to the Aldi supermarket on Mason Avenue in Daytona Beach, where police arrested him on child-sex solicitation and other charges.

Oshman posted an advertisement online saying he "was looking for someone to add to his cozy family and that the age of the person did not matter."

An undercover officer responded, posing as a 14-year-old girl and asking about Oshman's request for an additional family member, according to the arrest report.

Oshman is accused of chatting with the undercover officer for several months and expressing a desire to have a sexual relationship with the teen.

"When people discover we are lovers, and find out your age, there will certainly be a scandal," Oshman wrote, according to the arrest report. "We need to make a plan to handle it OK... I sincerely would love you to be in my life," he also wrote.

Oshman sent photos of himself and his family to the “teen” in addition to several nude photos of himself.

He was arrested on felony charges of using a computer to solicit a child for sex, traveling to solicit a child for sex, using a two-way communication device to commit a felony and two charges of transmitting images harmful to a child.

Mail carrier fails to deliver mail for fear of spider

The envelope 
By: Moses Gold

Mail carriers have always been careful when delivering mail to private homes.

For years, mail carriers have been on guard against dogs, and many refused to deliver mail if they felt they may be in danger.

Now, instead of a dog, it was a spider that caused one mail carrier to refuse to deliver mail to the home of Stuart Robertson-Reed.

Instead of a check for business analyst Robertson-Reed, he found a hand note written by a frightened carrier saying: “No access – massive spider web in front gate”.

"I could not believe it. He was either spider-friendly and didn’t want to break the web or a terrified arachnophobia,” Robertson-Reed, 42, of Clapham, south London, said. Robertson-Reed said that the spider web was the size of a coin.

Although Robertson-Reed refers to the mail carrier as a man, it is very likely that the carrier was a woman, who is afraid of small creatures, as many women are.

The next day, Stuart found that his mail had finally been delivered by a post carrier who added his own commentary to his colleagues memo. It read: "What!" (see photo left).

Royal Mail apologized and said that “Alternative arrangements should have been made.”

Earlier, Heather Rogers, 63, did not receive regular mail deliveries for several months due to pigeon droppings, which made her walkway too slippery. Mail carriers claimed it was dangerous to deliver her mail.