Terrorist fires automatic weapon at yeshiva students relaxing in Ramat Shlomo park

Scene of the incident 
By: Aarav Sen

Resident of the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood in Jerusalem, are anxious after a terrorist opened fire at a group of yeshiva students, who were relaxing in a local park on Friday.

The incident began when shots rang out on Friday night around 2:00 a.m.

The yeshiva students quickly fled from the scene, and no injuries were reported. Residents believe that the shooter came from the nearby Muslim city of Shuafat, but so far, police have been unable to confirm it.

Police have increased their presence in the neighborhood for the time being. Police officers who arrived at the park, found 13 shell casings and one bullet.

Local residents have said that they have hired a security company to patrol the area after the new Highway 21 connected Ramat Shlomo with nearby Muslim villages.

16-year-old boy shoots Flatbush woman in the stomach during street fight

Scene of the incident 
By: Anika Rao

A Flatbush woman was hospitalized after being shot by a boy during a street fight, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the 50-year-old woman was shot in the stomach.

The victim was walking on Flatbush Avenue near Ditmas Avenue around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, when 16-year-old Tracey Gordon, began shooting. The victim told police that she heard shots, and moments later she was hit.

A second man also fired in the area, and it was not immediately clear whose bullet hit the woman. Police said that the woman is homeless.

Cops found Tracey in possession of a gun. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and attempted assault.

This was not the first time that Tracey was arrested. Last month, he got into an argument with a security officer while trying to leave school before dismissal.

He told the agent that he would return to school and shoot up the place in retaliation. In that incident, Tracey was charged with resisting arrest.

Flatbush woman seen on video being crushed to death by out of control vehicle

Galina Truglio 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A Flatbush woman is dead after being crushed by an out of control vehicle, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

Rescue workers in New York, said that the woman died in an accident involving three cars in Brooklyn on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

The incident unfolded at the intersection of Avenue N and Coney Island Avenue. According to the police investigation, 63-year-old Galina Truglio, was crossing the street when one of the vehicles crushed her.

On the video, you can see the driver of a black Nissan stop at a red light. A few seconds later, a Mitsubishi is scene colliding with a Ford.

Both vehicles spun out of control and the Ford crashed into Truglio. Neighbors said that there is an accident at least once a month, because everyone is always trying to beat the light.

Thieves steal UPS and Fedex packages in Borough Park

Thief caught stealing UPS package 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest several men on charges of theft after allegedly stealing UPS and Fedex packages from homes in Borough Park, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the latest two incidents unfolded on 58th Street between 12th and 13th Avenues.

Items were stolen on two different days by two suspects. Police released security surveillance video that showed the suspects taking the packages.

UPS spokesperson Dan McMackin, said that drivers are trained to leave packages in places that are far from public view, and customers can send detailed delivery instructions online. He also said that customers could choose to pick up their packages from UPS locations.

FedEx spokesperson Sharon Young, said that shippers can check a box on the form of delivery requiring a signature at delivery, meaning that drivers cannot leave the package unattended at all. She also said that the packages can be sent to Fedex location for pick up.

Entire baseball team walks off field after umpire orders Hasidic player to remove religious garment

Yossi Lipskier 
By: Anika Rao

A baseball player walked of the field after being ordered to remove a religious garment.

In protest, his entire team walked off the field as well.

The incident unfolded in Fountain Hills, Arizona. 9-year-old Yossi Lipskier, is an avid fan of baseball, and a valued member of the local little league team.

On the day of the incident, Lipskier was actively involved and very excited about the game. When he came to bat, the umpire noticed that Lipskier was wearing tzitzit, a religious garment, under his uniform.

The umpire insisted that Lipskier remove his tzitzit as it could give him an unfair advantage. Lipskier respectfully explained to the umpire that he is wearing a religious garment and he never had a problem with this before, but the umpire still insisted that he remove it.

Lipskier decided to quit the game and walked off the field.

To the shock of everyone, Lipskier’s teammates walked off the field as well and forfeited the game. However, after a tense period, everyone was called back and the game resumed as Lipskier was allowed to wear his religious garment.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife seen studying the Bible at their home

Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara studying the Bible 
By: Aryeh Savir

The Israeli prime minister was seen studying the Bible along with his wife at their home, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, hosted last night the fifth session of the Shmuel Ben-Artzi Tanach, Bible Study Circle at their official residence in Jerusalem.

The Tanach Study Circle is named after the Prime Minister's late father-in-law, who passed away last November, and was a Tanach teacher and researcher.

The Tanach Study Circle, held in cooperation with the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, was reinstated two years ago, renewing a tradition started by Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, and which was continued by its sixth, Menachem Begin.

This evening's meeting focused on the Book of Ruth, which will be read on the Shavuot holiday later this week.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said: "I have always thought and believed that the Tanach is the foundation of our existence here. Otherwise, we would be somewhere else or nowhere at all. The influence of the written words has not lessened over the generations. On the contrary, their strength has only increased. Therefore, I think that we need – here in the Prime Minister's Residence – to focus on the Tanach every few months."

At the start of the first lesson of the renewed Tanach Study Circle, Prime Minister Netanyahu said: "Ben-Gurion and Begin believed that the Tanach should be the heritage of the entire nation – secular and religious, young and old, men and women. The Tanach is the foundation of our existence. It unites the Jewish People, as it has throughout the generations. It also serves not only as a foundation, but also as a map and compass. The Tanach is always relevant vis-a-vis today's problems and challenges. It inspires, it is a source of life for our people and I think that it is important to expand Tanach study and love of the Tanach among all parts of the nation. This is also the goal of this circle. I am certain that thanks to the researchers, rabbis and learned men and women here, who know and love the Tanach, we will enrich our common knowledge."

Israel Air Force attacks Syria and Gaza in response to fire

Israeli army tanks illustration 
By: Aryeh Savir

The Israeli military said that it has carried out attacks in Syria and Gaza in response to fire, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

After several weeks of relative peace terrorists attacked Israel on its northern and southern fronts.

In the north, several mortars were fired at Israeli targets early this morning. The IDF responded with artillery fire aimed at the source of the mortar fire.

No injuries or damage were registered on the Israeli side. The IDF stated that it reserves the right to respond to any and all attacks on Israel's sovereignty.

In the south, IAF aircraft targeted two terror sites in the central and southern Gaza Strip, in retaliation to two rocket attacks against Israel in the last two days. Direct hits were confirmed.

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, who is an IDF Spokesman, said after the attacks: “This morning's IDF actions are a direct response to Gaza terrorist aggression against the citizens of southern Israel. The unlawful Gaza rocket attacks, meant to terrorize, maim and kill Israelis, will not be allowed to become routine. We will fulfill our obligation to protect Israel and seek out and destroy the capabilities of those who wish to attack us.”

The last time the IAF attacked terror sites in Gaza was in April, when it responded to rocket fire by Gaza terrorists.

Woman attaches newborn baby to wedding dress train as she walks down aisle

Baby attached to wedding dress 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) Here comes the bride, and her newborn baby.

A woman has caused controversy after she found a unique way to include her baby in her wedding ceremony.

Shona Carter and Jonathan Brooks of Tennessee, got married last month.

The couple, who live in Jackson just outside of Nashville, wanted to include their one-month-old baby daughter, Aubrey, when walking down the red carpet.

Someone came up with the interesting idea of including the baby in her parents’ wedding ceremony by securing her to the train of the wedding dress as their parents walked down the aisle.

Shona and Jonathan have now been taking heat online for their poor parenting skills. However, Shona is defending her decision by saying that the baby was awake and well secured to the dress.

The baby did not seem distressed and all went as planned.

Thief sends woman Facebook friends request a day after robbing her

Riley Allen Mullins 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A silly thief robbed a woman and then tried to friend her on Facebook, leading to his arrest.

28-year-old Riley Allen Mullins of Port Orchard, Washington, was identified by police as the robber after the victim recognized his distinctive tattoo.

The woman called police after she was robbed while sitting at the Bremerton ferry terminal. The suspect attacked her from behind and robbed her.

The man hit the victim on the back of the head, and grabbed her iPod and purse. Before the man escaped, the victim saw a triangle-shaped tattoo on his neck.

The next day, the victim received a friend request on Facebook and recognized him as her attacker.

Mullins was charged with second-degree theft after the victim saw his triangle-shaped tattoo on many photos on his Facebook page.

Mullins’ Facebook page is still active and many of his followers have mocked him over the incident.

Man takes revenge on random women by soaking them with semen after being dumped by girlfriend

Cup of urine illustration 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A man was angry after he was dumped by his girlfriend so he took out his anger on random women.

The man identified as 27-year-old Huang, was arrested after he threw a sticky substance on women because he had been dumped by his girlfriend and needed a way to relieve himself.

Huang is accused of mixing his semen with urine and placing it in a glass bottle at home. He then went outside and poured the concoction onto the backside of random women before fleeing the scene.

One of the victims told police that she felt her clothes getting wet, and when she touched the liquid and sniffed her hand she suspected it was semen.

Police used a black light and confirmed her suspicions. Huang left his mark on another woman before police finally arrested him.

During questioning, Huang allegedly admitted that he sprayed women with his semen to relieve his negative emotions.

Huang was arrested on charges of criminal conduct.

Boy, 13, wakes up to find stranger with no clothes sleeping next to him

Boy’s bedroom illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A boy in California, was horrified when he found a naked man in his bed.

The 13 year old ran to call his mother after he found the strange man in his bed.

Now, the lawyer for the man accused of breaking into the house in northern California and climbing into the bed of the boy, said that his client was drunk and does not remember the events.

34-year-old Cesar Lopez-Villagres, pleaded not guilty to charges of theft, breaking and entering, trespassing and annoying or molesting a child.

San Rafael Police said that the boy woke up during the night to find the naked man in his bed. While the child ran to his mother's bed nearby, the man got up, put on his underwear and fled from the house.

Police found Lopez-Villagres’ boxer shorts in a nearby parking lot. Police located Lopez-Villagres and arrested him.

Lopez-Villagres allegedly told police he lived in the neighborhood, but went into the wrong house.

The attorney for Lopez-Villagres, Eva Bennett, said that her client has no criminal record. However, he remains in jail on $50,000 bail.

Man run over by car after pretending to be dog and peeing on cars

The man at hospital 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A grown man was found running on a highway without clothes.

Police are asking the public to help them identify the man, who was hit by a car after appearing on the busy road acting like a dog.

The man was taken to a hospital in Brno, a city in the southeastern part of the Czech Republic, after being hit by a driver, who had not seen him because he was on all fours and weaving in and out of traffic.

A witness allegedly saw the man running out of a forest on all fours, wearing only socks. “He was growling and barking, and making as if he was going to bite the tires of a car,” the witness said.

“He also lifted his leg to pee like a dog on a car as it stopped, and barked when the owner came out of the car to complain,” the witness added.

People at the scene called police, but when officers arrived the man had already been run over by passing cars, who did not see him crawling on all fours.

The man, who is now in an artificial coma, did not have any identification on him as has only wore socks. Police have asked anyone who recognizes the man in the photos to contact them.

Chocolate addict kicks habit after being jailed for 5 months for stealing chocolate bar

Chocolate illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A man swore off chocolate for the rest of his life after he was jailed due to his addiction to the sweet.

Luis Augusto Mora of Bogota, Colombia, who is a self-confessed chocolate addict, was jailed for five months after being convicted of stealing chocolate.

Mora has been housed in the La Picota prison, one of the toughest prisons with hardened criminals such as gang members and drug traffickers, for the crime of stealing chocolate bars at the value of $8.

Mora was caught with two stolen Jumbo bars at a Bogota supermarket.

The harsh punishment has caught the attention of President Juan Manuel Santos. In a radio interview he said that misdemeanors like these should not waste the time, effort and money of prosecutors.

Former mayor banned from school property after having sex with her daughter’s 14-year-old boyfriend

Linda Lusk 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A woman was banned from attending her daughter’s graduation after she had a sexual relationship with a young boy.

Linda Lusk, 53, a former mayor of Prosser, Washington, was banned from school property after she had the relationship with her daughter’s 14-year-old former boyfriend.

Three years ago, Lusk pleaded guilty to molesting the then 14-year-old Bubba Frank, who attends the same school as her daughter.

The incident came to light after Frank bragged to his friends about the sexual encounters with Lusk, who was the wife of the school principal Kevin Lusk.

Now, Lusk, a mother of five, was forbidden to attend the graduation of her daughter.

Lusk was officially banned from activities at the school district after pleading guilty to the charges, and was ordered to register as a sex offender.

The district does not allow registered sex offenders to step foot on school property or participate in school activities.

Lusk said she sent several requests in writing to the school board requesting permission to attend her daughter’s graduation. However, her request was denied.

Now, a judge upheld their decision and ruled that Lusk waited too long to appeal to the superintendent.

Baby injured after police throw grenade into crib during drug bust operation at wrong house

Child in hospital bed illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A family in Georgia, has been dealt their second big blow in a short time.

Alecia Phonesavanh, and her husband were forced to sleep with family members after their house burned down.

Sadly, during their stay with family, their son was severely burned during a failed police drug bust. 19-month-old boy Bounkham Phonesavanh, was injured about 2:00 a.m., while sleeping in the crib during the SWAT team raid.

Officers were looking for Wanis Thometheva at the home in Cornelia, after an undercover officer bought methamphetamine from him earlier in the day.

Thometheva was not at the home. Instead the home was occupied by the Phonesavanh family. The couple has four children ages 3, 5, 7, and 19 months, who were all woken up during the raid.

When officers entered the home they launched a Grenade through the door. The Granada fell on the child's pillow and exploded in his face, severely burning the 19 month old.

The husband was also held down by police while the children cried. The baby is now in an induced coma, and doctors have given him a 50 percent chance of survival.

Wanis Thometheva, 30, was arrested in another house and was charged with felony drug possession.

The Habersham County Sheriff’s Department said it was a “terrible accident,” but the proper protocol has been followed by the raid unit. However, he said that they have learned from this incident and they will be more careful next time.

Girl commits suicide in school after she was caught cheating on exam

Teacher Eva Malikova 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A family is devastated after their daughter died during school hours.

The 17 year old was a talented student at a school in New York, when she allegedly committed suicide out of shame after she was caught cheating.

Adeoye Omotayo attended the Harlem Middle School for Math, Science and Engineering, when she was caught looking at her cellphone during a German language exam.

Teacher Eva Malikova allegedly grabbed the girl’s cellphone and began admonishing the girl over her cheating. “You guys shouldn’t be cheating! You guys are lying to yourselves,” the teacher told Omotayo.

The humiliated teen apologized and then went to the bathroom, but she never returned to her desk.
After missing for 30 minutes, the school called police.
Witnesses said they saw a girl jump into the Hudson River.

Police believe that the 17 year old walked to the shore of the Hudson River at 165th Street West, put her ID down near the river and jumped into the water. She has not yet been found.

Bear seen on video relaxing on hammock in Florida man’s backyard

Bear relaxing on Hammock 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A bear was seen relaxing on a hammock in a Florida man’s backyard, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

Daytona Beach Police said that after knocking over trash cans and scaring residents on Thursday, the black bear needed a break.

A photographer said that he followed the bear as it climbed into a hammock and relaxed. The incident unfolded at a home located on Glenbriar Circle.

The photographer said that he was about 60 feet away when he took the photos, and the bear did not seem bothered by his presence. The bear stayed in the hammock for 20 minutes before returning to the woods around 6:15 p.m.

“He got into the hammock like a tourist or something,” Vincent James, who owns the house and the hammock, said. “Something spooked the bear and it ran back there. Half an hour later, I come back and I saw that it is back on the hammock,” James added.

The bear has been seen several times in the Pebble Creek neighborhood on Wednesday. Residents said it was looking for food, tearing through a bird feeder and trash cans.

The photographer said that he has seen a lot of wildlife relaxing on hammocks, but this is the first time he saw a black bear.

Man with stolen GPS calls police after getting lost and ends up behind bars

Andrew James Joffe 
By: Hydar Tomar

A stupid criminal who stole a GPS, ended up behind bars after calling police to report that he was lost, police in Florida said.

Pasco County Police said that they received a call from the suspect, who reported that he was being chased by fat hogs about 2:00 a.m. on Thursday.

He was immediately arrested for having an active warrant for driving with a revoked license. The suspect was identified as Andrew James Joffe, who explained that he did not know where he was.

“I’m on Deen Still Road. That is all I know,” he told officers. When police officers arrived at the scene they searched his vehicle and found a GPS device set with a home address that was not the home of Joffe.

The address led police to a person, who said that her car had been stolen and that the GPS belonged to her as well. After Joffe admitted to stealing the GPS, the officers added two charges, theft and robbery.

Car with 4 passengers seen falling into large sinkhole

Car in the sinkhole 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Four car passengers are lucky to be alive after their vehicle suddenly fell into a large sinkhole, rescue workers in Indiana said.

The bizarre incident unfolded in Evansville, when the car along with four family members fell into the ground.

According to rescue workers who arrived at the scene, the sinkhole suddenly opened and swallowed the car. However, emergency personnel managed to get everyone to safety.

According to the initial investigation, the sinkhole was caused by a 70-year-old sewer line. Local residents reported that they had noticed the road feeling strange in the days before the incident.

“It felt soft, but we did not think it would be a sinkhole,” the residents said. The vehicle was later pulled out from the sinkhole by a tow truck.

Woman seen on video handing out free marijuana on a street

Yeni Sleidi 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) People were shocked to see a woman distributing free marijuana, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

The good Samaritan who calls herself the “Weed Fairy,” gave away the marijuana to people in Seattle, Washington, over the weekend.

The supplies were handed out along with flyers. 23-year-old Yeni Sleidi, said that she does it to entertain people and to give them a break from their everyday stress.

Over the weekend she reportedly gave away 50 flyers along with the marijuana. “People mostly laughed,” Sleidi said on Wednesday.

The woman said that she first came up with the idea in New York, where she attracted a lot of attention. The pamphlets came with the message: “These are difficult times. Take this weed.”

The incident unfolded on Capitol Hill, a Seattle neighborhood known for its nightlife. Washington and Colorado, were the first two U.S. states to legalize recreational marijuana.

Sleidi said it was the first time she felt comfortable with her name attached to her works. “I do not feel comfortable doing this in other parts of the country where marijuana is illegal,” she said.

Man pours urine on young women’s faces while riding motorcycle

Scene of the incident 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest a man on charges of assault after allegedly pouring urine on women while riding his motorcycle, police in Japan said.

Tokyo Police are hunting for the motorcyclist, who has splashed urine on at least six young women.

The modus operandi of the suspect is to accelerate while driving past young women in their teens to 20s on his bike and pouring the liquid on their faces or on their heads before speeding away. The first case was reported last month and occurred in northern Tokyo.

The victim reported that the suspect threw a cup of urine at her face as she was walking on the street before speeding away. The police knew it was urine from the color and other characteristics.

The liquid was not tested at a lab. Five similar incidents have occurred within a mile of the first offense, and police believe it is very likely that the attacks are being carried out by the same man.

Nigerian scammers jailed after collecting taxes on non existent lottery winnings

Lottery tickets illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

Have you ever received an email promising you millions of dollars in lottery winnings if only you pay the taxes?

Two men have been arrested, charged and convicted of theft after collecting taxes on non existent lottery winnings, prosecutors in Nigeria said.

Now, Samson Akpaibor and Egbearo Friday of Benin, have been sentenced to seven years in prison for trying to get N2 million ($12,290) from a victim in the fake Globacom lottery. The two were sentenced after being convicted of 17 counts of theft.

Police launched an investigation against the two scammers following a complaint by a Dr. Christopher Onwubuemeli. Onwubuemeli told investigators that Akpaibor and Friday, sent an SMS that informed him of winning the lottery jackpot.

The message instructed him to pay taxes and surcharges before he can claim his prize. As part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors, Akpaibor and Friday, pleaded guilty to the 17 counts of theft.

In addition to the 7 year prison sentence the suspects were ordered to pay N829,536 ($5,100) in restitution.

60-year-old man murders his 44-year-old wife and leaves her body to rot in car trunk

Rui Li 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on murder charges after allegedly killing his wife and dumping her body in a car trunk, police in the United Kingdom said.

Dorset Police said that the husband of murdered nurse Rui Li, who was found dead in the trunk of her car in Bournemouth, has been charged with her murder.

Police identified the murder suspect as 60-year-old Pierre Legris. His 26-year-old son is also in custody for questioning.

Investigators discovered the body of 44-year-old Li hidden inside a silver Fiat Punto. She was last seen leaving Poole Hospital on Friday, after finishing her shift, and was reported missing on Tuesday.

Li was last seen alive by her 18-year-old daughter at home. Before the gruesome discovery, Lu Yao made an emotional appeal to the public in hopes of finding her mother.

Li moved to the U.K. from China, 10 years ago, and had worked at the hospital since 2009.

Zoo starts selling animal poo to earn some extra cash

Pile of manure illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Zoo officials in Michigan, decided that the way to earn extra cash is by selling animal poo to the public.

Battle Creek gardeners now have the opportunity to add a little more fertilizer this year, as the zoo started selling zebra , antelope, and giraffe dung manure as well as other exotic animals.

The price for the poo is selling at bargain levels as the zoo is offering a whole mountain of manure for just $30. Consumers can purchase the poo at the Binder Park Zoo, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., until the end of this week.

Zoo workers will be on hand to help load the manure at 6 1/ 2 Mile Road gate. “We have mountains of manure to sell. There is enough for everyone,” a spokesperson for Binder Park Zoo said.

Any remaining manure will be dumped locally. Binder Park Zoo members will receive a $5 discount for each truckload of manure.