Wisconsin man arrested after beating two men because they were speaking Hebrew

Dylan T. Grall 
By: Debbie Gross

A man was arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime after beating two men because they were speaking Hebrew, according to police reports in Wisconsin.

Janesville Police said that a man is in custody on charges of assault with a hate crime enhancer for allegedly beating two men in Madison, because they spoke Hebrew.

The Madison Police Department said that the 23-year-old suspect attacked the two men on a street in Madison, early on Saturday.

A press release said that Dylan T. Grall swore and demanded that the men speak English, and hit both their faces.

Police said the suspect denied hitting the men, but acknowledged telling them to speak English. He told police he thought they were talking Spanish.

One victim fell to the ground, police said, while the other had an eye that was swollen shut.

British soldiers seen giving Nazi salutes

British soldiers giving Nazi Salute 
By: John Roberts

People are calling for disciplinary action against several British soldiers after they were seen giving Nazi salutes, according to photos uploaded to the Internet.

Two British Army soldiers have been photographed giving Nazi salutes while standing in front of a Union flag.

The two, dressed in camouflage, have their right arm raised and stretched in the picture.

However, some are defending the gesture as a show of solidarity with Loyalists in Northern Ireland.

The Union flag is inscribed with the words "Invicta loyal" and below it hangs a flag of Northern Ireland.

"This is not a greeting made ​​by bands in Northern Ireland, it is unclear what the context of the salutes are, but I think it can be explained as something other than the Nazi salute," Minister of Parliament Sammy Wilson said.

"Anyone who mimics the Nazi salute in front of the Union flag dishonors the British Army. Any symbolism associated with fascism has no place in the unionist tradition or any regiment of the British Army," Minister of Parliament Jeffrey Donaldson said.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed that the men were serving soldiers when the photo was taken.

The Defense Ministry also said the incident has been investigated and administrative action was taken at the time in which the soldiers were punished by their chain of command.

Israel launches attacks on Gaza to destroy rocket launchers

Israeli military strike in Gaza illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) The Israel Defense Forces has begun an operation to destroy rocket launchers in Gaza, according to a report in the IDF Blog.

After rockets were fired at Israel, the Israel Air Force struck two concealed rocket launchers in the Gaza Strip.

In response to the numerous rockets and mortars launched at Israel in the past 24 hours, IAF aircraft targeted two concealed rocket launchers in the Northern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed.

Earlier this morning, rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. One rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense System above the city of Ashkelon. IDF forces are searching the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council for the additional projectile.

Yesterday, a mortar shell fired from the Gaza Strip landed in Israel near the security fence in the Southern Gaza Strip.

IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said: “This targeted strike, based on IDF intelligence and advanced air force capabilities, is an immediate response to the terrorist aggression and its infrastructure in Gaza. Hamas must take responsibility for these actions or pay the price for inaction. We will continue to safeguard the civilians of the State of Israel, and prevent future attempts of terrorism formulating in the Gaza Strip.”

New smartphone gadget releases custom smells into the air as notification

The Scentee app 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Smartphones have all types of sounds and ringtones. Now, people are able to customize their phones to release the smell of their choice.

With this new gadget you will also be able to smell the next caller.

The technology attaches to the headphone jack on both iPhones and Android smartphones, and when set that the companion app releases a burst of fragrance, along with a customizable LED light into the air.

Smartphone smells include coffee, strawberry, and bacon, which is the world’s most favorite food.

The "Scentee" app also comes with a timer that can release the fragrance of your choice as often as you want to smell it.

The flavor capsules are good for about 100 applications and cost only $5.

Only time will tell if the device will lead to weight gain, high cholesterol, and heart attacks for its users. Until then, just sit back and enjoy the smell of freshly cooked breakfast any time you want.

Thief falls from 5th floor window after homeowner came home unexpectedly

Bellevue Hospital 
By: Shifra Unger

A 20-year-old New York man, is in critical condition after he jumped out of a window while burglarizing an apartment.

The botched robbery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, landed Derrick Williams in a hospital on Sunday.

Williams fell from a fifth floor window while trying to flee the house, police said.
At the crime scene, Williams collected some valuables. The items included two Apple MacBooks, two iPads, and an Xbox.

During the robbery, Williams suddenly heard someone entering the home. The 23-year-old resident, who lived at the Second Avenue apartment, came home during the robbery, police said.

Williams panicked and looked for a way out of the house before he would get caught. The suspect opened the window and jumped out of the fifth floor window.

He was taken to Bellevue Hospital with serious injuries to the spine and legs, police said.
Williams, who has 17 prior convictions, including burglary, was charged with robbery and criminal possession of stolen property

Mother of 6 burns her daughter with Hot Pockets and blames it on her pregnancy

Katia Lieutaud 
By: David Ross

A girl suffered second degree burns after her mother deliberately burned her with Hot Pockets.

The Arizona woman, was arrested and charged with child abuse after she shoved Hot Pocket onto her 3-year-old daughter’s face, causing second-degree burns, police said.

Katia Lieutaud, 35, who already has six children, is pregnant again. She said that the pregnancy is triggering the abuse of her daughter.

The mother initially blamed her 7-year-old for the incident. She told police that an older sibling, 7, threw hot oatmeal at the 3-year-old in their Avondale home.

Police also interviewed Lieutaud’s boyfriend, who told police a different story. That’s when police knew she was lying. Lieutaud finally confessed to abusing her child.

After she burned her daughter, the mother tied the victim’s hands so she cannot touch the burns on her face, which were caused by the microwave snack.

Lieutaud, who has a history of abuse and neglect, told police that she acted out of stress because she was pregnant.

The child’s burns were so bad that she may need plastic surgery on her face, doctors said.
Lieutaud’s six children were placed in foster care.

Woman suffers severe pain after dental implants ended up in her sinus

The woman's dental implant in her sinus 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A woman suffered excruciating pain for several years after a dental implant ended up in her sinus, according to doctors in Italy.

The 57-year-old woman had undergone oral surgery about two years ago at which time an implant, a two-inch long screw designed to hold in place a replacement for a missing tooth, was placed inside her upper jaw.

Surprisingly, an inspection of her mouth revealed that the implant was not there. Instead, the gums that covered the surface of her missing tooth were healed.

A CT scan showed that the implant was in her nasal cavity, next to her left eye. The researchers performed a surgery to remove the dental implant, after which the woman's pain disappeared.

Eight months later, she remains healthy, according to the case report published on Wednesday, in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The researchers said that the implant may have moved because of incorrect placement, or as a result of eroding tissue around the implant and bone loss.

West Virginia man jailed after burning box full of cats

Michael Wayne Ford 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged after burning a box full of cats, according to police reports in West Virginia.

Michael Wayne Ford, 56, of Fayette County, was arrested on Monday, by the State Police and charged with seven counts of animal cruelty.

Ford's wife, Robin, said there were 12 cats in a wooden crate, a mother and 11 cats that it gave birth to over the last two years.

Police said they were able to recover the remains of seven.

"He always said: ‘one day I'll kill these cats’ and I always brushed it off," Robin said. “Now, I will always have to look at the grave of these cats every time I walk out of the house,” she also said.

"He is a baby killer. He not only killed cats he killed babies," Robin continued.

Robin’s son, 14, and her nephew built a cross as a tomb for the cats.

"I do not know. I do not want to be married to someone, who is burning animals and maybe turn around and burn me and my son," she said.

Ford is being held at Southern Regional Jail on $35,000 bond.

Drug smugglers give away free vacation to elderly couple and use them as mules

The drugs that were found 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Drug smugglers have come up with a new idea to recruit mules, according to police reports in Australia.

A Perth couple, who was involuntarily turned into drug mules after winning a dream vacation to Canada, feared that they could have spent the rest of their lives in prison.

The couple was told that they are the lucky winners of a trip with all expenses paid, including accommodations and new luggage.

After a week in North America, the couple became suspicious about their new luggage, and when they returned to Western Australia, they reported themselves to customs.

Australian Customs found $7 million worth of methamphetamine inside their luggage.

The woman, 64, said that they were looking online for a vacation, and after entering a contest online she was contacted and told that she won a vacation.

"Be very careful if you win anything," she said.

"I could have ended up in jail for 25 years, and it might have ruined my life. So be very careful, and check everything,” she also said.

The ruthless scam was discovered by Australian detectives earlier this month.

The scam involves a website based in Canada, which targets elderly Australians couples with the potential to win a trip with all expenses paid.

Police said that the elderly couple’s luggage was exchanged while in Canada, and the couple had no idea that they were being duped into smuggling drugs back home.

Australian Federal Police arrested a Canadian man, 38, at the airport after he came to meet the couple.

The man was charged with importing a commercial quantity of a controlled substance.

"Do not allow someone else to pack your suitcase and do not take luggage on behalf of another person," police warned.

Dead baby found on conveyor belt at recycling plant

Scene of the incident 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Workers at a California recycling plant were shocked to see a dead baby on a conveyor belt, according to police reports.

Victorville Police said that an autopsy was scheduled for the baby girl, whose body was found on a conveyor belt by a worker, who was sorting cans and plastics at a recycling center in Southern California.

Authorities said the body was found wrapped in a blanket on Thursday, in Victorville, about 85 miles north of Los Angeles.

Homicide detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department were investigating. The child's age was not immediately known, but authorities said appeared to be a newborn.

Sheriff's spokesperson Cindy Bachman said that police do not know from where the child came from.

"No one has come forward to identify the baby," she said. "So, until the autopsy is done, there are plenty of questions that cannot be answered," she also said.

The recycling center serves residents and businesses northeast of Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains.

Man arrested after burning his home to cook his Bible

Jeremy Anderson 
By: Moses Gold

A man was arrested and charged with arson after he allegedly burned his house in order to cook his Bible, according to police reports in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City Police said that a confrontation led a man to set fire to his house.

Police arrived at the 1400 block of Indiana Avenue on Wednesday, where they found 22-year-old Jeremy Anderson shirtless, screaming random stuff and clearly out of touch with reality.

When police approached the porch of the house, they noticed that the door was removed from the hinges. When police tried to enter the home, Anderson threw objects at the door, almost hitting the officers.

An officer attempted to use a Taser on Anderson, but missed his shot. Police said Anderson laughed at them and told them that the Taser would not affect him.

Officers tried to talk to Anderson and implement crisis management techniques, but it had no affect on him, still ranting, raving and throwing things out the door.

When more officers arrived, Anderson told the officers if they all put down their weapons, he would fist fight them all and win.

Police said they received a key to the back door of the house from the Housing Authority of the City of Oklahoma.

As officers quietly unlocked the back door, Anderson started breaking windows as he was yelling obscenities at police.

Investigators said a fire started burning in the kitchen and quickly spread to other areas of the house. Officials said they reacted quickly and entered the house with riot control equipment.

Police had to drag out Anderson from the burning apartment against his will.

Police noticed blood, water, chlorine and other substances on the kitchen floor. There was blood on the walls and furniture around the apartment. Police said there was broken glass all over the apartment.

Anderson said he did nothing wrong and was only remodeling the apartment, which was why he was throwing things out the door.

He also told police that the fire started when he began cooking the Bible.

Anderson was taken to the Oklahoma County jail.

Nevada doctor gets life in prison for spreading hepatitis c

Dipak Desai 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A doctor was arrested, charged and convicted of murder after intentionally spreading hepatitis c among his patients, according to court proceedings in Nevada.

Now, a Las Vegas court has sentenced the man to life in prison.

A judge issued the sentence for Dipak Desai, who was found guilty in July on charges of second-degree murder, patient neglect and theft.

In total, a jury found him guilty of 27 counts.

Desai's sentence included the possibility of parole after 18 years.

Ronald Lakeman, who was Desai’s assistant, was also convicted in the case. He was ordered to serve eight years but not more than 21 years in prison.

Desai was the owner of the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada, where more than 100 patients were infected in 2007 and 2008, with hepatitis c.

The outbreak caused the death of 77-year-old Rodolfo Meana.

During the trial, prosecutors told the court that Desai and Lakeman reused infected vials and other medical equipment.
A jury convicted Lakeman of 16 counts, but was not found guilty of murder.

Desai's lawyers told the court that the old doctor is a loving and religious man, and he did not anticipate the outbreak.

Indiana teacher arrested after taking his students to strip club

Travis Lechien 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A teacher was arrested and charged after taking his students to a strip club without the consent of parents, according to police reports in Indiana.

Lake County Police said that Travis Lechien took his students to his house for a party, gave them beer and even took them to a strip club. Clearly, nobody's parents signed a permission sheet allowing the field trip.

According to a probable cause affidavit prepared by Lake County prosecutors, some students at the school have visited Lechien’s home and in four or five separate occasions, Lechien allowed students to drink beer and smoking a hooka belonging.

The 31-year-old chemistry professor also took a group of students to a strip club in order to celebrate a student's birthday.

After receiving complaints, police began investigating the Hanover Central High School teacher, and charged him with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. School authorities also fired Lechien.

Pregnant woman arrested and forced to take drugs

Alicia Beltran 
By: Debbi Gross

When a pregnant woman went to the doctor for her prenatal checkup, she never expected that her doctor would turn on her, have her arrested and drugged.

Alicia Beltran, 28, of Jackson, Wisconsin, was 14 weeks pregnant when she went to Dr. Angela Breckenridge’s office for a routine check-up.

When the doctor’s assistant asked about her medical health history, Beltran said that she had struggled with the painkiller Percocet the previous year.

Beltran also said that she took Suboxone, a drug used to treat addiction to Percocet. After gradually reducing her dose, Beltran said she finally weaned herself completely off of drugs, and that she was totally drug free.

However, the doctor’s assistant was skeptical and ordered Beltran to take Suboxone in order to ease her withdrawal symptoms, and to protect the fetus, but Beltran refused.

Beltran explained that she had already weaned herself off the drug and is completely drug free. After rejecting the prescription, Beltran said she was asked to provide a urine test. The sample was negative for all opiates, and contained only a trace of Suboxone.

Two weeks after her checkup, a social worker came to Beltran’s house and ordered her to continue taking Suboxone or face a court order to do so. Once again, Beltran refused.

“I told the social worker that I’m off of this stuff and I don’t want to go back on it,” she said.
Two days later, the police came to her door. Beltran was arrested, handcuffed and taken to a hospital where she underwent a medical exam.

Doctors at the hospital found that her fetus is healthy and normal. From there she was taken to court.

Dr. Breckenridge, who did not treat Beltran, wrote a statement to the court on behalf of the unborn baby. “She exhibits lack of self-control and refuses treatment we have offered her,” Dr. Breckenridge wrote in the letter.

The doctor recommended a mandatory inpatient drug treatment program or incarceration. “The child’s life depends on action in this case,” Breckenridge added.

Beltran was sentenced to 90 days in a rehabilitation center where she was forced to take drugs.

According to her lawyers, Beltran was not aware that her personal health information could be used against her. "Alice had no idea that giving information to the physician assistant would ultimately be used against her in a court of law," Beltran’s attorney, Linda Vanden Heuvel, said.

Beltran’s lawyer added that she was not under the influence of any controlled substances at the time of her arrest.

Teacher takes students to strip club to celebrate birthday

Travis Lechien 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A teacher is in a lot of trouble after he took his students to a strip club.

Travis Lechien, 31, of Cedar Lake, Indiana, was a chemistry teacher at the Hanover Central High School.

This week, Lechien has been fired from his job after taking some students to a strip club to celebrate a student’s birthday.

The incident came to light after the students, some of whom are not yet 18-years-old, boasted about being at the strip club with their teacher.

An investigation into the incident revealed that Lechien often brought students to his house, where they were allowed to drink alcoholic beverages and smoke flavored tobacco from a hookah.

Lechien had been a teacher at the high school for 9 years and knew some of the students since middle school. Lechien didn’t get permission from the parents to take their children to the strip club or to party at his house.

Lechien was charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, all class a misdemeanors. If convicted, Lechien faces up to a year in prison.

Sexy woman who was arrested for prostitution turns out to be a man

Prostitute with client 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A prostitute was arrested after police saw her performing a sex act on a couple of men in a park.

When police In China, first spotted the prostitute in the Xiao Yaojin Park, she managed to flee, but her clients were arrested.

The male clients admitted to paying the woman $8 for her services.

Later that night, police found the same prostitute with another man at the same park, performing sex acts under a tree. This time, the prostitute was not able to escape.

Police found the equivalent of $16 on the prostitute. The prostitute of Anhui, was wearing sexy clothes, a long wig and solicited sex in the city of Hefei.

After the prostitute was arrested on Monday, police uncovered that the prostitute was not a woman, but a man, who dressed in sexy clothing and worked as a female prostitute to earn money.

Several men fell into his "trap." The two clients, who were arrested for solicitation of prostitution, were disgusted and angry when they learned that the woman who performed sex acts on them was not a woman.

Police later discovered that the man had been working as a female prostitute for a while. However, being a man does not change the fact that he illegally performed prostitution in public. The charges against the man will not be dropped, police said.

Girl, 12, hangs herself so she can reunite with her deceased father

Maria Kislo and her father Arek 
By: Moses Gold

Maria Kislo was daddy’s little girl, and when her father died, a piece of her soul died with him.

12-year-old Kislo desperately missed her deceased father, so she hanged herself in order to be reunited with him.

The 12-year-old of Leszno, Poland, was found hanging in her room. She left a suicide note saying that she wanted to be with her father in heaven.

Kislo was devastated by the loss of her father Arek, who died of a heart attack back in 2009.

She never got over the loss, and instead of sharing her heartbreak with her mother or with a counselor, the young girl carried the burden all by herself.

"She did not seem to be sad. She had no problems in school, she seemed happy," her devastated mother said.

"I had no idea that she missed her father so much, she never talked about it," the mother added.

Her mother found a suicide note which read: "Dear Mom. Please do not be sad. I just miss daddy so much, I want to see him again."

"Five years ago, I lost my husband Arek, and this year, I lost my daughter. I do not know if I can go on,” the girl’s mother, Monika Kislo, 35, said.

Mrs. Monika also said that she will have to be strong for her 13-year-old son. “I wouldn't be able to go on if not for my son Michal,” she added.

Woman jailed after accusing her best friend’s boyfriend of rape after she willingly slept with him

Ashleigh Loder 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A woman slept with her best friend’s boyfriend and then, she regretted it.

Instead of facing the consequences, the woman called police claiming that the man raped her.

During the investigation police found that the woman was lying and she was arrested. Now, the young mother of two, has been jailed for making the false rape claim.

Ashleigh Loder, 25, of the United Kingdom, told the officers that she had been attacked and raped by two strangers in an alley.

However, when her story did not add up, she admitted that she knew the man, and that he had forced her to have sex with him in her home.

When police spoke to the man, who was accused of rape, he was able to prove his innocence because he had recorded the sexual encounter between them on his cell phone.

The images showed that Loder, of Bideford, Devon, was a willing and active participant in the sex acts.

Police also saw that Loder sent the man a text message after the alleged rape, which made them question her version of events, as a normal rape victim would not contact a suspect.

Police believe that the woman made up the rape allegations because she was afraid of her best friend.
Loder pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and was sentenced to six months in prison.

“The man was branded a rapist, which caused him considerable distress. He suffered threats from within the community and he was unable to go to work. One can only imagine what it feels like to be accused of such a serious crime that could carry a sentence of about six years in prison," Judge Phillip Wassall told Loder at sentencing.

The woman’s attorney, Greg Richardson, apologized to the victim on her client’s behalf.