Pregnant woman’s water breaks on stage while she was singing at karaoke bar

Guan-yin Mai being helped off the stage 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) What a show! A pregnant woman’s water broke on stage in front many people.

Guan-yin Mai, 28, decided to entertain a crowd in China, by singing karaoke.

The crowd loved it, but it seems like her unborn child did not.

Mia found music very relaxing. She believed it would have the same effect on her unborn child, but she was mistaken.

Mia gave birth to her baby a month before her due date.

Mai asked her husband to come with her to a karaoke bar in Wuhan, Hubei Province, because it helped her relax, and she thought that her unborn baby would relax as well.

Once she was at the bar, the pregnant woman decided to sing on stage.

Other customers at the bar encouraged the pregnant woman to sing by cheering her on.

The excitement of the evening, which included being on stage, and all the applause of customers, may have caused the baby to come early.

The woman’s water broke and she went into labor while she was performing on stage.

Mia was carried out of the bar to a waiting ambulance.

She did not make it in time to the hospital and the baby was born in the ambulance.

"I warned her not to go to the bar, but she insisted. I am glad that I went with her. I was able to get her into the ambulance quickly and everything went well," her husband Feng said.

Naked man seen on video climbing tall pole after his wife took his daughter away from him

Khem on pole 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Police were called after a man was seen climbing up a pole with no clothes on.

Firefighters and police responded to the scene where the distressed father was hanging onto the pole in Hong Kong.

The man, who was identified as 38-year-old Khem of Nepal, climbed the 8 foot tall pole after his wife left him and took his beloved daughter with her.

The woman left after the couple got into an argument.

Khem lived with his wife and daughter in Kowloon, Hong Kong. He is not a citizen of the country, and was afraid that after his wife left him he will be deported from the country. He also feared never seeing his wife or daughter again.

Police were forced to close a 5-lane highway to rescue the distraught man.

It took about 45 minutes for two firefighters and a police officer to persuade the man to come down from the pole.

When he was finally rescued, the man was placed on a stretcher. He began to cry and begged to see his daughter.

Khem was taken a hospital for observation.

Mother and son arrested after posting photo of puppy in Ziplock bag on Facebook

Mary Snell holding a dog in a Ziplock bag 
By: David Ross

A Facebook photo landed two people in jail for animal cruelty.

A woman and her son are in trouble after publishing a photo of a small white dog inside a Ziploc bag on Facebook.

Mary Snell, 44, and her son, James Britton Engel, 21, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, were arrested on Sunday, after a concerned citizen reported the image to police.

When asked why the dog was placed in a Ziploc bag, Snell admitted to placing the dog in the bag “to show a friend how small it was,” Sergeant Aaron Williamson of the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department said.

The puppy is only 8-weeks-old and could have suffocated in the plastic bag.

Police said Engel admitted to taking the picture and posting it to his Facebook page.

Both Snell and Engel were placed under arrest for felony animal cruelty.

The dog that was named "Baby," is safe and in good condition. It was removed from the family’s care.

Blind woman runs successful hair cutting business with trusting clients

Kendall Dianah 
By: Moses Gold

A woman is still going strong at her haircutting salon despite going blind.

When Kendall Dianah, 56, of South Wales, began losing her eyesight, she thought her job as a hairdresser was over.

However, despite being legally blind the hairdresser still manages to cut hair as her loyal customers pledged to stand by her side.

Kendall lost her vision after suffering a brain injury last year, and was classified as too blind to drive.

The mother of two was at work when she began to suffer from a bad headache, and was rushed to a hospital.
Doctors found bleeding in her brain. She suffered an intracerebral hematoma, which means a pool of blood collected in her brain.

However, after 40 years of cutting hair, the brave hairdresser was determined to continue serving her loyal customers.

"I cannot judge distances very well at all, sometimes I fall, but if a head of hair is in front of me I can see enough to give my usual great standard of cut,” she said.

"My husband teases me about going to a blind hairdresser, but she is the best,” customer Sara Allan, 34, said.

"I have never left with a cut I did not like. She knows what I like, she knows it so well that she could do with her eyes closed," Allan added.

Park Slope area man caught after forcibly touching several little girls

Jesse Dailey 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with child sex abuse after he allegedly groped several little girls on the streets of Park Slope, in Brooklyn, New York, according to police reports.

Brooklyn Police have identified the man arrested for groping an 11-year-old on the last week and assaulting a police officer on Monday.

Jesse Dailey, 34, was charged on Thursday, and police said he also abused two other girls several months ago.

Police said Dailey approached a 10-year-old and an 11-year-old as they were walking down Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. Dailey came up behind them and rubbed himself on the 10-year-old. He also squeezed the buttocks of the 11-year-old girl.

Dailey is also accused of walking behind another 11-year-old girl on 4th Street and Sixth Avenue, and squeezed her buttocks.

An undercover detective approached Dailey on Fifth Avenue and 9th Street and he attacked her, dislocating her shoulder. He then fled from the scene.

A good Samaritan helped police catch Dailey. Lawrence Abdullah saw Dailey on Tuesday, and chased him. Dailey managed to escape. Yesterday, Abdullah saw him and asked for his identification.

Dailey showed him identification and Abdullah took a picture of it.

Dailey was charged with two counts of sexual abuse, two counts of forcible touching and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

For assaulting the police officer, Dailey was charged with felony assault, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and simple assault.

Israeli restaurant offers 50% discount for diners who shut off their cellphones

Jawdat Ibrahim 
By: John Roberts

An Israeli restaurant followed the lead of a Brooklyn, New York restaurant, by offering its diners a 50 percent discount if they are willing to shut off their cellphones.

The owner of a restaurant in an Arab village outside Jerusalem, said he is on a mission to save the dining culture by offering diners to turn off their cellphones and get a discount.

Jawdat Ibrahim said that smartphones have destroyed the modern dining experience. He expects that the generous discount will bring back an experience that was about company, conversation and appreciating food, instead of surfing, texting or talking to the office.

"I'm going to change something. It might be something small, but maybe somehow I will be changing the culture of eating," Ibrahim, 49, said.

Ibrahim is the owner of Abu Ghosh, a restaurant he named after his hometown located about 10 kilometers or six miles outside of Jerusalem. The city is known as a symbol of coexistence between Arabs and Jews, and the restaurant serves creamy hummus and grilled meat, which are popular with Arabs and Jewish visitors alike.

Ibrahim briefly moved to the United States, nearly thirty years ago, but after winning a $23 million lottery jackpot in Illinois, he quickly returned and opened the restaurant.

As we reported earlier, 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.

Costco lists the Bible under the fiction section

The Bible labels as fiction in Costco 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Religious people across the country are angry after they learned that Costco listed the Bible under its fiction section.

California Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach was disturbed when he discovered that the Bible was labeled as fiction, while shopping at the Simi Valley, California Costco.

"All Bibles were labeled as fiction," Kaltenbach said. "It seemed strange to me. When I first saw the book was labeled $14.99 Fiction, I thought it must be some kind of mistake,” Kaltenbach also said.

After he could not get any of the staff in the store to answer his question on the matter he took a picture and tweeted out to his followers, many of whom attend the non-denominational church Discovery in Southern California.

"People are very surprised and upset," Kaltenbach said. "We're supposed to be living in an era of tolerance, but Costco does not seem too tolerant. If they do not believe in the Bible, that's fine, but at least label it as religion as some libraries do,” he said.




Borough Park area grocery store owners arrested in massive food stamp fraud bust

Borough Park store raided by police 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A large number of grocery stores were shut down and shop owners are behind bars in a massive food stamp fraud bust carried out by the Department of Homeland Security in New York.

The government assumed that the WIC checks were being used to purchase healthy foods for infants and children.

The Women, Infants and Children nutrition program is funded by the federal government and administered by New York State.

An investigation by federal and state authorities over the past three years discovered a huge food stamp scheme involving WIC checks.

The investigation uncovered that stores in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, bought WIC checks for cash.

"It was a word of mouth kind of thing. You've got to know someone who knows someone who knew someone in the store," officials said in a statement.

Officials said that customers received a percentage of the value of the WIC checks in cash. The store owner pocketed the rest, once the store was reimbursed by the government.

Residents of Borough Park, Brooklyn, said the scam was going on for years in their neighborhood. Instead of WIC checks buying formula or milk, a woman said that people would use the money to buy cigarettes.

Police arrested more than two dozen people in connection with the scam on Wednesday. More arrests are expected. 19 premises were raided and closed.

The charges include welfare fraud, theft of public funds and money laundering.

Police arrested 30 people on Wednesday connected to the food stamp scam.

Walmart puts out charity boxes to collect donations for its employees

Walmart food drive 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Feel bad for Walmart workers? Now you can donate some money or even some unwanted food inside Walmart stores.

A Walmart store in Ohio, is the center of a nationwide controversy, all because of a food drive for employees.

Collection containers were erected with a sign that said: "please donate food to needy employees."

The shift manager said that this was not the first time the store has asked for donations.

"Walmart should increase their wages so there will be no need for a food drive," one Walmart shopper said.

However, others see nothing wrong with the program.

"I say the more help the better. If people need food, we need to give it to them," another employee said.

Walmart said that the national average hourly rate for a full-time employee is $12.57.

Man, 21, high on drugs slits his own throat with a broken wine glass while friends watch

Jake Harris 
By: John Roberts

A young man was partying with friends when he broke a wine glass and slit his own throat.

Jake Harris, 21, of Greater Manchester, England, had been ­out clubbing with friends before they headed back to one of the friends’ apartments, where they continued to party.

Harris took strips of what was believed to be LSD, but was ­actually proven to be a substance called 251-NBOMe.

At some point after taking the drug, Harris broke a wine glass against a cabinet and stabbed himself several times in the neck.

NBOMe, which causes powerful hallucinations, paranoia and confusion, was legal at the time when Harris took it, but was banned and classified as an illegal substance just two days after Harris died.

Paramedics and police were called to the luxury block near Manchester city center. He was rushed to a hospital.

He was put on life support, but doctors told his ­family nothing could be done to save his life and the life support machine was switched off the following day.

Investigators were told that Harris, who worked as a lifeguard in Rochdale, had recently found out that his former girlfriend was pregnant with his child.

“We could see that something was bothering him,” his friend Steven Higgins, 27, a club DJ who gave Jake the drug and took some himself, said.

Higgins was arrested after the tragedy, but was not charged because NBOMe was legal at the time.

Jake’s mother Jane said that her son began taking recreational drugs two years ago and he once smashed up her house in a drug-induced rage.

Three months before his death, he was taken to a hospital after his throat became swollen from a drug.

Californian family watches in horror as 2-year-old dies while driving his toy car

The child’s car seen underneath the truck 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A family was left devastated after their son was killed while driving his toy car.

The child’s shoes and clothes remained scattered on the street as investigators worked to determine the cause of a fatal accident in Stockton, California.

The incident took place on a quiet street on Sunday, at around 2:30 p.m., while the child was playing outside his home.

The child drove his small foot propelled car onto the road, just when a white Chevy pickup truck came from Truesdale Place and turned onto Hempstead Way.

The man was driving slowly in the neighborhood, but did not see the child when he drove into the street, according to police.

Stockton Police said that the truck drove over the 2-year-old boy, who was playing in the street with his siblings, while one of their parents watched in horror.

"He was on a small car when drove onto the road for some reason and was hit by the truck," Stockton Police Lieutenant Jay Smith said.

The child was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver, family and friends are trying to come to grips with the tragedy.

“The driver is devastated and in complete shock,” Smith said.

Police have not said if there will be any charges filed against the driver or the parent, who allowed the child to play on the road.

More than $1 million in gold bars found stashed inside commercial Boeing 737 public restroom

The gold bars that were found on the plane 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Members of an airplane cleaning crew were shocked to find more than $1 million in gold bars stashed away in the public restroom, according to customs officials in India.

The hidden cache of gold bars were found on the commercial jet on Tuesday.

A maintenance crew of the aircraft found 24 gold bars in two bags on board a Jet Airways Boeing 737 aircraft, while conducting routine checks at the end of the day in Calcutta, India.

"It was a big surprise," airport director BP Sharma said.

"The gold bars were packed in bags, so the crew did not immediately know what it was. The bags were inspected and was found to be gold," he said.

The plane had traveled from Mumbai, India, to the Thai capital Bangkok, before returning to Kolkata, India, for the night.

Sharma said that the total weight of the bars is 53 pounds.

An investigation revealed that the gold originated in the United Arab Emirates. They were found in a bin in the bathroom.

This is not the first time that gold bars were found on a plane or at the airport, but usually, gold bars are found on people who try to smuggle precious metals inside their luggage.

An investigation was launched, but so far, ​​no arrests have been made.




City street cleaners being paid with alcohol and cigarettes

Street cleaners illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Have no money for beer and smokes? Don’t worry. You can now clean the city streets and receive alcohol and cigarettes as payment.

Amsterdam alcoholics are now being paid to clean the streets with beer, according to a statement released by local officials.

The program began after some alcoholics were causing a nuisance in one of the parks of Amsterdam. Now, through a special program, the crowded city streets are being kept clean.

For a day's work, the alcoholics receive 10 euros or about $13.00, tobacco and five cans of beer. Street cleaners receive two cans of beer in the morning, two for lunch and one after work.

Gerrie Holterman, who heads the project for the Rainbow Foundation, which is funded by the Dutch government and through donations, said that the goal of the project is to keep alcoholics busy and away from fighting in city parks.

"I think I can speak for the group and say that if we do not receive beers we wouldn't be working because we need alcohol to function," Frank, one of the city street cleaners, said.

Girls basketball coach accused of biting team member in the face for making a bad play

Doyle Wolverton 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A popular basketball coach has resigned after he was accused of biting a female team member in the face because she made a bad play, according to police reports in Missouri.

Leake Academy’s Doyle Wolverton, the coach of one of the best girls basketball teams in the country, has resigned after 38 years on the job, in the wake of allegations that he bit a player in the face during a game on Tuesday, in Marion County, according to Greg Waggoner, a sheriff in Leake County.

Waggoner said his office became involved when the player was taken to a hospital emergency room in Leake County.

"The emergency room had to call the sheriff's office because it was described as an assault," Waggoner said.

"Deputies who took a report, were told that the coach was going off at her about a bad play and bit her on the face during a time out. That's pretty much the extent of it,” the sheriff said.

Waggoner said no charges have been filed against Wolverton.

"Charges should be filed in Marion County, where the attack happened," he said.

Coach Wolverton has resigned. The family said in a statement that they do not want to pursue criminal charges.

The coach has also apologized.

Man gets 12 years jail after faking his suicide to collect insurance

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By: Sarah Weiss

A man is behind bars after he faked his own suicide in order to collect insurance, according to court proceedings in Minnesota.

The convicted swindler who faked his own suicide, and left a suicide note and a shotgun in a canoe splashed with his blood, has been sentenced to 12 years and eight months in prison.

Travis Scott of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, hatched the elaborate plan to fake his own death in 2011, in order to avoid imprisonment for an $11.5 million insurance scam.

Scott planned to escape to Canada.

He pulled out some of his wisdom teeth and strands of hair, and took several pints of blood before leaving it in a canoe on Lake Mille Lacs.

Three days later, authorities came across the canoe with a shotgun and the suicide note.

In fact, he had escaped on a plane that was purchased with a fake name, flying from an airport in the middle of the night.

He flew to an airport near Winnipeg, Canada, and rented a hangar under a false name.

He moved to Winnipeg, rented an apartment, bought a cat, computer and a Jeep.

He was caught after purchasing pills at a pharmacy with a false prescription.

Bride spends wedding night in jail after biting her husband’s face

Vampire bride illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A woman spent her wedding night behind bars after she allegedly bit her husband's face, according to police reports in Washington.

The marriage of the newly married couple got off to a rocky start.

After saying "I do," the bride and her husband returned to their hotel in Kennewick, where they quickly got into an argument, which resulted in the bride biting the groom.

The 31-year-old husband refused to cooperate with the police, and did not allow investigators to photograph his bite wound.

However, police still were able to determine that the bride, 40, was the aggressor.

Deonna Christine Farkas was booked into the Benton County jail after she was arrested and charged with domestic violence.

New York man caught after stabbing his wife 108 times

Michael Rodriguez 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A man was finally caught and charged with killing his wife, according to police reports in New York.

The man from upstate New York has been charged with murder in the 1979 killing of his wife, who was stabbed 108 times and was dumped in a Buffalo-area cemetery.

Michael Rodriguez pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on a charge of second-degree murder in State Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The body of 21-year-old Patricia Rodriguez was found in April 1979, in a Lackawanna cemetery. She was last seen leaving a bar with Rodriguez, her former husband.

New York State Police reopened the case in 2009 at the request of the Lackawanna Police.

Prosecutors said that the request was based in part on DNA evidence from the victim's clothing.

A judge ordered Michael Rodriguez provide a DNA sample to police.

Texas nurse kills new mother to steal her baby

Verna McClain 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A woman is behind bars after pleading guilty to killing a new mother in order to steal her baby, according to court proceedings in Texas.

The Houston woman pleaded guilty to murder in order to avoid a possible death sentence.

She was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Nurse Verna McClain pleaded guilty on Tuesday, at a court hearing in Conroe.

McClain killed 28-year-old Kala Golden-Schuchardt.

"I know she is going to jail and she will never come out. She admitted to killing my daughter, but I will always be in pain," Kala's mother, Linda Golden, said.

McClain fatally shot the new mother outside a pediatric clinic in the Houston suburb of Spring. The defendant also stole her 3-day-old son, Keegan.

McClain intended to adopt the child.

McClain had been pregnant by her boyfriend and the couple planned to marry. However, after she suffered a miscarriage, McClain decided to find another child and convince her boyfriend that it was his.