Two Arabs receive one year jail for whipping Haredi man with belt near Damascus Gate

Belt illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

Two Arab men were arrested, charged and convicted of assault for beating a Jewish man at the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem, according to court proceedings.

Now, Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge Dana Cohen, sentenced the two men to one year in prison.

The incident occurred in July, when the two Arabs along with several other suspects, beat the ultra-Orthodox Jewish resident of the Old City.

The court was told that the victim was kicked, beaten and whipped with a belt. They were also accused of throwing stones.

After reaching a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors, the two suspects pleaded guilty to assault. The two were also sentenced to 6 months probation.

The two defendants were ordered to pay 10,000 shekels ($2,800) in compensation to the victim.

City sanitation worker injured after picking up grenade that exploded in his hand

The three grenades that were found inside a trash can 
By: David Ross

An Israeli city sanitation worker was horrified to see a grenade rolling out of a garbage bag, according to police reports in Kfar Saba.

The worker, who was emptying Tel Hai Street garbage cans on Tuesday morning, suddenly ended up next to the grenade.

The worker was handling a large plastic garbage bag when he suddenly realized the grenade rolling out.

The worker picked up the grenade, and it exploded in his hand. The worker suffered injuries to his hand and face.

"We received a call about a person who was injured by an explosion. When we arrived, we saw a young man, 22, who was conscious. He was suffering from extreme burns. We gave him medical treatment at the scene, and transported him to Meir Hospital,” Magen David Adom paramedic, Barack Hevrony, who was at the scene, said.

Police found three additional grenades in the trash can.
Police have launched an investigation, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Doctors reattach fingers of 2-year-old girl after being torn off by escalator

Crocks stuck in escalator illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A 2-year-old girl was hospitalized with torn off fingers after her hand became stuck in a shopping mall escalator, according to rescue workers in Israel.

Doctors at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, performed surgery on Wednesday, in an effort to reattach the fingers of the two-year-old girl, whose hand became stuck in the escalator in the city of Rosh Pina.

Dr. Ephraim Sadot of Dana Children's Hospital, said the child's condition is satisfactory and stable.

"After a long procedure, the child is recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit. She is awake, and is spending time with her parents," Dr. Sadot, who treated the child at the hospital, said.

"During surgery, we connected small blood vessels and nerves that lasted more than nine hours last night. Most of the efforts has focused almost entirely on the torn fingers," he added.

The doctor said that it will take several days to know if the fingers will function normally.

"We need to see if the connections of blood vessels are active, the finger gets good blood supply and good drainage of blood. This will be our next focus. Regardless, the child will need months of rehabilitation," Sadot said.

Liraz Dahan, who was at the shopping mall at the time of the incident, said that when she saw the child’s hand stuck in the escalator she immediately pressed the stop button.

About two minutes later, an ambulance arrived, and paramedics were treating the child at the scene.

The girl was transported to Ichilov Hospital by a helicopter.

Borough Park ‘Living Torah Museum’ house put up for sale

The Living Torah Museum 
By: Eva Fett

A Borough Park home that houses the “Living Torah Museum,” was put up for sale for less than $1 million.

There are not too many opportunities in New York City to buy a museum property, but here's your chance.

The Living Torah Museum, which is located at 1605 41st Street in Brooklyn, New York, contains 350 animals, which appear in the Old Testament.

The estimated value of the animals is $3.5 million.

A spokesperson for the Living Torah Museum said that they are selling the house because the maintenance of the real estate is too expensive.

The museum has two additional locations, one in the Catskill region of New York, and the other in New Jersey.

The 350 animals located in the Brooklyn museum will be transferred to those two locations.

The museum will not sell any animal as part of the real estate deal.

Thief caught red handed on video stealing charity boxes in Crown Heights stores

Thief caught red handed 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A thief was caught red-handed stealing charity boxes in Jewish stores, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Now, police in Brooklyn, New York, have arrested a man after being accused of stealing charity boxes from various shops on Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights.

The suspect was initially spotted by a vigilant owner of one of the shops, and he immediately notified the police.

All robberies have occurred in recent weeks. The stores that fell victim to the suspect were identified as Little Toes, Prime Sandwich and Everything but the Baby. At one store, the suspect is accused of stealing a cellphone that was located on the counter.

Police arrived at the scene of the latest robbery and arrested the man, who was describes as a black middle age, after being positively identified by several other store owners.

He was taken to the local police station and was charged with theft.

Police are still looking for his accomplice.

Christian woman, 42, quits her teaching job to open sex shop

Jen Ahrell and Kevin Gilbert 
By: John Roberts

A teacher exchanged her school teaching career for a career in sex education.

The teacher has left the classroom to open a store, which sells sexy leather clothing and bondage items.

Jen Ahrell, 42, who is a mother of 4 children, taught art to middle school students.

She also sang in the church choir in her spare time.

Ahrell surprised her colleagues and shocked her church members, when she left her teaching job to focus on kinky sex education.

She opened the sex shop in Cambridge, with her partner Kevin Gilbert.

Their shop sells everything from whips, gags, masks, sexy uniforms and a range of men’s underwear.

Ahrell said that pop stars such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Miley Cyrus, are making latex a mainstream fashion.

"This is not just a sex shop. It is a shop of high fashion latex, and latex fashion is very popular,” Ahrell said.

"It's a store for consenting adults in the privacy of their own home. Couples need to find something to spice things up a bit,” she added.

Judge bans foul-mouthed man from swearing in his own home

Paul Crick 
By: Sarah Weiss

A man was annoying everyone with his constant swearing. It was especially disturbing to his neighbors.

The alcoholic man of the United Kingdom, was taken to court after he constantly called police and emergency workers, and cursed them out.

Paul Crick, 45, of Waltham Abbey, Essex, called the police hotline 170 times in 16 months.

When police and paramedics arrived at his house to help him, he subjected them to verbal abuse and foul language.

Essex Police said that Crick also caused a significant level of disturbances and distress to his neighbors, by constantly yelling and cursing.

Judge Russell Pearson banned Crick from swearing for the next five years, even in his own home.

The conditions stipulated that he should not be verbally abusive, scream, swear or use obscene or offensive language anywhere, not even in his own home as he can be heard by his neighbors.

The judge also ordered Crick to stop calling the emergency services unless he is truly experiencing an immediate crisis.

Man, 24, kills his mother before taking her $90,000 in savings

Yolanda Holmes and Qawmane Wilson 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man killed his mother with the help of his friends.

Qawmane Wilson, 24, of North Austin, Chicago, Illinois, is accused of plotting the murder of his mother to get access to her $90,000 in savings, and two life insurance policies.

Wilson has been charged with murder and burglary in the death of his mother, Yolanda Holmes, 45.

Holmes was the owner of a beauty salon called Nappy Headz Salon in Uptown Chicago.

Wilson used his friends to help him in the evil plan.

His friends, Eugene Spencer, 22, and Loriana Johnson, 23, were also charged in the murder.

Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois called the murder a “heinous act,” and ordered all three suspects held without bail.

Holmes died of multiple stab wounds and a gunshot wound to the head.

Assistant State Attorney Maura White said that Wilson was the sole beneficiary of his mother's assets, which included two life insurance policies.

After Holmes’ death, Wilson emptied the $90,000 from his mother’s bank account, White said.

Ayonna Anderson, one of Holmes' friends, said that she was surprised to learn that Wilson might be involved in the death of his mother.

"Holmes was a single mother who gave her son everything he wanted," Anderson, a stylist who worked at Holmes’ salon, said.

Girl suspended from school after claiming classmate raped her

Rachel Bradshaw-Bean 
By: Shifra Unger

A girl was punished after she confided in school authorities that she was raped by a classmate on school property.

Rachel Bradshaw-Bean of Texas, who was 17 at the time of the incident, was expelled from high school after telling school officials and police officers that she was raped in school by her classmate.

However, the police refused to file charges and she was expelled from school.

Bradshaw-Bean, now 20, decided to go public with her story after the recent wave of high school rape cases, which were swept under the rug and accusers were shamed.

Bradshaw-Bean attended the Henderson High School in East Texas, when a boy of her class asked her to go to the band room with him to talk.

When they entered the room, the girl claimed that the boy forced her to have sex with him.

After the incident, the teen was devastated. She went to the bathroom to clean herself up before she went to school officials with the allegations.

However, during the investigation, police reviewed the security cameras and saw the girl walk into the room voluntarily.

Officials decided that the sex was consensual.

Both, the boy and the girl were charged with public lewdness, and they were both suspended from school for 45 days.

Man, 81, wins lawsuit forcing his children to visit him and pay his living expenses

Court illustration 
By: David Ross

An elderly man asked a court to force his children to support him and to visit him.

81-year-old Yin Kaixi of Beijing, China, who has 6 children, told the court that two of his daughters never visit him and they had not given him any financial support in 19 years.

He wanted the court to order his daughters to not only support him financially, but also visit him.

The judge sided with the father and Kaixi won his lawsuit.

The two daughters, who are 53 and 58-years-old, told the court that they have fulfilled their obligations to their father as they have given him money in the past.

However, they had no evidence to support their claims.

The judge ordered the women to give their father 1,000 yuan (about $165) a month for his living expenses.

The judge also ordered the daughters to visit or call their father at least once a month.

The women said that they will pay his living expenses, but could not promise to visit often.

China has a law requiring children to visit their parents regularly, and make sure their financial and spiritual needs are met.

People love shopping naked and while drinking alcohol

Naked man illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A new survey revealed that people like to shop while naked and after having an alcoholic drink.

About 11 percent of people who were questioned, have admitted to being naked while shopping online, according to the survey.

33 percent of people said they shopped using their iPads and laptops, while wearing pajamas.

The study commissioned by PayPal showed that 15 percent of people like to have an alcoholic drink to help them with the decision making.

The researchers have not revealed if the naked people were in bed or at their office desks.

Girl dies on street after pharmacist refuses to give her EpiPen without prescription

Caroline and her daughter Emma Sloan 
By: Moses Gold

A family outing ended in tragedy after a teen girl did not have her essential medicine with her when she had an allergic reaction.

Emma Sloan, 14, of Dublin, Ireland, died after a pharmacy refused to give her mother an EpiPen that would have saved her from an allergic reaction to peanuts.

The family was eating at a Chinese restaurant when the teen ordered what she thought was curry sauce.

The sauce turned out to have been made with peanuts. Shortly thereafter, Sloan began to have a severe allergic reaction.

The girl’s mother, Caroline Sloan, 40, ran to the corner pharmacy to ask for an EpiPen.

The EpiPen is an injection of adrenaline, which would have reversed the effects of the allergic reaction, saving Sloan’s life.

The pharmacist however, refused to hand over an EpiPen without a prescription, and told the mother to rush her daughter to the emergency room.

Meanwhile, Emma Sloan collapsed on the ground in an anaphylactic shock surrounded by her two sisters and a crowd of onlookers.

After being refused an EpiPen by the pharmacist, Carolina Sloan tried to take her daughter to the nearest hospital, but was not able to get that far.

A doctor, who was passing by, tried to assist in saving the girl, but the rescue attempt was unsuccessful.

The 14-year-old girl succumbed to the reaction and died in front of her broken-hearted family members.

Caroline Sloan is furious that her pleas were ignored by the pharmacist.

“My daughter has always been very careful, and she would check the ingredients of each bar of chocolate and other foods to make sure they do not contain nuts," Caroline said.

Both, the police and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, are investigating the tragic death of the young girl.

Man kills stepdaughter, 14, as she was sneaking back into house after he mistook her for burglar

Kiana O'Neil 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Teenaers are known for sneaking out of their house at night once their parents are asleep.

For one teenage girl, her antics led her to be shot and killed by her stepfather.

Police identified the victim as Kiana O'Neil, 14, of Colorado. She was a freshman as Vista Ridge High School.

The girl had left the house without her parents’ permission and was sneaking back into their home before 6:00 a.m.

She crawled through a basement window of the home when her stepfather shot her as he mistook her for a burglar.

Police said the girl was struck in the stomach and chest.

The stepfather of Colorado Springs, was identified as Lieutenant Daniel Meade, 29.

Meade served in Iraq, and earned a Bronze Star amongst many other awards during his 10 years of service.

In Colorado, residents are allowed to own guns and fire at intruders as part of the “Make My Day” law instated in 1985.

The 14-year-old girl was the oldest of three children. Her biological father is also in the military.

So far, no charges have been brought against Meade. Police are still investigating the incident.

Police are looking into the stepfather’s intent, and whether his actions were reckless or self defense.

Female banker cuts off her husband’s privates because she refused to give her money

Female banker illustration 
By: Eva Fett

A woman was arrested and charged with assault after she cut off her husband’s privates because he refused to give her money, according to police reports in Nigeria.

Lagos State Police said that a local female banker has been arrested on Tuesday, after being accused of assault.

The incident occurred on Monday at 2:00 a.m., at their home, which is located at 99 Falolu Street in Surulere.

The woman became angry after he refused to give her money because she threatened to kill him.

The victim, Olamilekan Idowu Daniji, 34, said that his wife of three years, Nofisat, woke him up from his sleep and threatened to kill him.

"At first, I thought armed robbers broke into our house because she hit me hard. I woke up and realized that she is holding my privates. It was like a movie,” Daniji said.

Before I could say anything, she cut my private part. “I saw blood all over, I cried and she told me ‘you are going to die.’ She left me and fled from the house," Daniji also said.

Daniji was rushed to a private hospital in Surulere by family members.

The victim filed a complaint with Surulere Police, and the woman was arrested.

Man dies after girlfriend ties scarf around his mouth to prevent him from screaming at partygoers

Scarf illustration 
By: Moses Gold

A man is dead after his girlfriend tied a scarf around his mouth to prevent him from disrupting a party, according to police reports in Russia.

Yakutsk Police said that the man, who was all dressed up for the party, has been found dead and tied up after he allegedly threatened partygoers with a knife.

Investigators said the man attended the party at his house and had to be subdued when he started threatening two other partygoers with the knife.

His hands and feet were tied with a rope, and his girlfriend tied the scarf around his mouth to stop him from screaming. They left him outside in the cold.

After the girlfriend escorted all the guests out of the house, she went to check on her boyfriend and found him dead.

Detectives are still trying to determine the cause of the man's death.

British surgeon brands his initials on patient’s liver

Simon Bramhall 
By: Debbie Gross

A surgeon is under fire after he was caught branding his initials onto a patient’s liver, according to hospital officials in the United Kingdom.

Now, the doctor has been suspended after he was accused of abusing his patient.

Simon Bramhall is facing an investigation after a colleague discovered the initials "SB'' on a body during a follow-up operation at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, central England.

The 48-year-old Bramhall has held his position in the hospital for more than 10 years, sparking fears that the surgeon may have branded his initials on hundreds of other patients.

"It is quite amazing to think that someone could have done this, especially someone as experienced as Bramhall,” a person familiar with the situation at the hospital said.

"I hope that this is just a mistake, I do not know what would possess someone to do that to another human being. I'm a little surprised that something like this could have happened right under everyone’s noses,” the source also said.

"Following a complaint of misconduct, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has suspended the surgeon while an internal investigation is completed,” the hospital trust manager said in a statement.

Man dressed in Santa suit shot while handing out toys to children

Xavier Hawkins 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A man who was dressed as Santa, was left with a gunshot wound after being shot while handing out toys to children, according to police reports in Washington D.C.

Xavier Hawkins was shot in the back with a pellet gun on Tuesday morning, during a toy giveaway in the southeastern part of Washington.

Hawkins has led the Barry Farm toy giveaway for the past seven years. He was hit on the top of his back, and then transported to a nearby hospital with the pellet still lodged in his shoulder.

He was later discharged from the hospital.

"I felt the burning," Hawkins described the feeling of being shot.

"Thank God I'm alive and it wasn’t a real gun. I'm very thankful that no one else got hit. Especially children," Hawkins said.

Witnesses at the scene reported hearing two shots. Police believe that the shots came from a second floor window of a nearby building.

Woman loses baby during 7th month of pregnancy after being kicked in the stomach by her boss

Alexandra Ossai 
By: Sarah Weiss

A woman suffered a miscarriage in her seventh month of pregnancy after her boss kicked her in the stomach, according to police reports in Nigeria.

The woman, Alexandra Ossai, 34, of Lagos, was kicked in the stomach by her Lebanese boss, Kaveh Noine, resulting in the end of her pregnancy.

Ossai got into a disagreement with her boss, and he proceeded to verbally and then physically abuse her. The kick in the stomach damaged her placenta and the face of the baby.

The woman is recovering in a private hospital in Fagba, after having an emergency surgery in an attempt to repair the placenta.

Ossai, who until December 13, 2013 was a supervisor at Toppan Printing Company, alleges that she was assaulted by Noine many times during her eight months at the company.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

U.S. judge orders woman beater to write ‘boys do not hit girls’ 5,000 times

Pencil illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A man who was arrested and charged with beating his girlfriend, received a weird and childish punishment, according to court proceedings in Montana.

The 27-year-old man, who has been in and out of state custody from age 14, was sentenced by Judge G. Todd Baugh to write "boys do not hit girls" 5,000 times.

Pacer Anthony Ferguson was ordered to write the phrase, sign it and mail it to the judge.

Ferguson also has to pay more than $3,800 in restitution for the medical expenses of the victim.

He admitted in court that he punched his girlfriend in the face during an argument on August 24, 2012, fracturing her skull in three places. A surgeon had to implant a titanium plate in the face of the victim to repair the damage.

A 12-person jury convicted Ferguson of the misdemeanor charge of assault, but acquitted him of the more serious felony charges of aggravated assault and felony witness tampering.

Pennsylvania paramedic hospitalized after being run over by his own ambulance

Pittsburgh illustration 
By: David Ross

A paramedic was left in serious condition after he was run over by his own ambulance, according to rescue workers in Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Police said that an ambulance responded to a fatal accident on Friday night, in East Pittsburgh, and after the driver got out, the ambulance rolled over the legs of a paramedic, and slammed down a police officer before it was stopped.

Priority One EMS ambulance was responding to a four vehicle crash that killed Albert Muhlenbecher, 86, of East Pittsburgh and wounded one of the other drivers.

After the ambulance driver left the vehicle, it began to drift, police chief of East Pittsburgh Lori Payne and a civilian witness said.

"He stopped and got out. I do not know in what gear the ambulance was in. It was not all the way in the park position," Payne said.

Superintendent of Police Allegheny County Charles Moffatt said he understands the paramedic suffered two broken legs. He said the accident is being investigated by the homicide squad.

A police officer, identified by Payne as Braddock officer, injured an ankle. He was not transported to the hospital.

A police officer from North Braddock managed to jump in and stop the ambulance. Authorities said they did not have the names of the wounded.

The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Route 30 and Center Street.