Israel Electric Company workers restore power to 70,000 households in Gaza despite coming under fire

Electrical socket illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

The Israel Electric Company said that its workers restored electricity to Gaza, despite coming under attack, Israel Hayom reported.

After a day without electricity, power was restored to 70,000 households of the Gaza Strip.

The government gave the Israel Electric Corporation, the green light to repair a high power line that had been damaged by a rocket on Saturday.

The Israel Defense Forces said that one of the rockets fired by terrorists from Gaza on Sunday night, hit an electric infrastructure in Israel, which supplies electricity to the Gaza Strip, causing the power outage to 70,000 households in Gaza.

Israel Electric Company sent employees to repair the damage. The employees were accompanied by IDF soldiers and equipped with bulletproof vests.

They wore special helmets to minimize the threat of shrapnel wounds while coming under attack.

Holland politicians unanimously vote to cut all funding to the Palestinian Authority

Holland’s parliament 
By: Aryeh Savir

Holland became the first country to cut all funding to the Palestinian Authority since the announcement of the Fatah-Hamas unity government, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Holland’s Tweede Kamer, its House of Representatives, approved a motion to stop the transfer of money it donates to the Palestinian Authority, because the funds were used for terrorists in Israeli prisons.

All 148 members voted in favor of the motion.

“The parliament asserts that since 2011, the Palestinian Authority transfers money to Palestinian convicts in Israeli prisons, and that these moneys can have a negative effect, in which criminality and terrorism are rewarded,” read the motion which was submitted by the Christian Union and SGP: Reformed Political Party parties.

The lawmakers intend to review budgets submitted by the PA to determine where the funds are going, in advance of approving the transfer of funds.

The Dutch House of Representatives also asked its government to convey its views to the full European Union about the use of European aid money to reward terrorists. The Dutch Senate still has to vote on the measure.

In February of this year the PA announced it would be providing an addition $46 million a year to prisoners who had been released by Israel, including hundreds of murderers of Israeli civilians.

As Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) pointed out, the PA cannot even cover its regular monthly budget without Western aid, meaning the West is also indirectly funding those terrorists. However, in 2012 the PA found the funds and paid over $75 million to terrorists in Israeli prisons and $78 million to the families of deceased terrorists, including suicide bombers. Together, these amounts account for over 16% of the annual foreign donations and grants to the PA budget.

Since 2011, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) has been reporting on the PA's practice of rewarding terrorists and murderers with high salaries. As a result, the PA has been criticized internationally for paying these salaries. Recently, several members of U.S. Congress suggested that the U.S. either cancel its aid to the PA entirely until it ends this practice or that the U.S. deduct from its aid an amount equaling the amount of money the PA spends on terrorist salaries. Norway and Britain have also demanded explanations regarding these payments.

Following the abduction and murder of three Israeli teens in Gush Etzion last month, there have been calls by U.S. lawmakers to suspend U.S. funding for the PA. In the Senate, Ted Cruz, Republican, Texas, and Rand Paul, Republican, Kentucky, have both called for defunding the PA.

400 Jews of France arrive at Ben Gurion Airport as Israel’s new immigrants despite war with Gaza

New Israeli immigrants illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

Thousands of French Jews continue to make their way to Israel, as anti-Jewish violence spirals out of control back home, the Government of Israel said in a statement.

The Knesset State Control Committee on Monday, called on the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption to relax its criteria for governmental support and allow each Aliyah organization to receive support according to the number of new immigrants they are assisting, even if that number is low.

”Every immigrant is a world. The successful absorption of a family is 100 percent success. Anti-Semitism can awaken at any time in any country, such as France, as can extreme instability, like in Ukraine – and the country must be prepared to absorb diaspora Jews quickly,” Committee Chairman Amnon Cohen said.

MK Yoni Chetboun said that the resilience of Israeli society is a result of Aliyah. He said some 6,000 French Jews are expected to make Aliyah from France over the course of the year, ”but between 2005 and 2012, the Absorption Ministry preferred to invest 95% of its support money in encouraging Aliyah from the U.S. and Britain rather than France. No Aliyah can be taken for granted, and we cannot say `they are making Aliyah anyway, so why invest money in it,` because the main goal is successful absorption and continued assistance for new immigrants.”

Minister of Immigration and Absorption Sofa Landver noted that 475 olim have arrived in Israel since the launch of Operation Protective Edge. Some of the immigrants have settled in the south. ”We have not received one complaint from them,” Landver said.

On Wednesday another 400 olim from France arrived. The Nefesh B`Nefesh organization is doing a great job, and the decision to make Aliyah from the U.S. is difficult, but we will support any organization that works to bring Jews to Israel.

“Soon, we will launch a publicity campaign in towns in France`s periphery, and we will introduce to the Jews of those communities the various housing, employment and educational options they will have in Israel,” Landver said.

The number of olim from France has increased significantly over the past few years from 1,900 a year to about 5,000.

3 arrested for spray painting ‘you don’t belong here’ and ‘go out’ on Borough Park yeshiva building

Swastika illustration 
By: Anika Rao

Three teens were arrested on charges of vandalism after
spray painting hateful messages on a Borough Park yeshiva building, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that a swastika and the other hate-filled messages were scrawled along several properties near 58th Street and 17th Avenue.

The messages included anti-Semitic graffiti that said: "you don’t belong here" and "go out." The massages were sprayed on the yeshiva building wall and on the yeshiva school bus.

An administrator of the yeshiva helped police with locating the suspects. The three suspects were recorded on the school’s surveillance cameras.

"I am very pleased that the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force has made the arrests of the young punks who tried to intimidate our community by scribbling hate messages. It's unfortunate that these guys came to our neighborhood just to spread their anti-Semitic ideas. I hope that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for their despicable crimes," Council member David Greenfield said.

Police identified the suspects as 18-year-old Randy Martinez, Robert Diaz and Steven Sragoso, both 17 years old.

Rihanna fans outraged after she tweets #FreePalestine on her Twitter page (video)

#FreePalestine tweet by Rihanna 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) Music fans are angry after Rihanna tweeted #FreePalestine on her Twitter page.

Rihanna just inserted herself into the center of the Middle East conflict by tweeting #FreePalestine, but she deleted the tweet after eight minutes.

It is unclear why Rihanna had the change of heart. The tweet was posted shortly after the ceasefire proposal of Egypt collapsed because Hamas continued to fire rockets at Israel.

The tweet of Rihanna, comes just three days after NBA star Dwight Howard, tweeted #FreePalestine. Just like Rihanna, Howard deleted the message.

Howard later apologized for engaging in international politics. However, Rihanna did not apologize. Rihanna did tweet: “Let’s pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! Is there any hope?”

22-year-old man gets 5 years jail for shooting out windows of synagogue

Macon Openshaw 
By: Hydar Tomar

A young man was arrested, charged and convicted of unlawful gun possession after shooting out the windows of a synagogue, prosecutors in Utah said.

Now, the 22-year-old man of Salt Lake City, was sentenced to five years in prison for shooting out the windows of the synagogue in what prosecutors considered an attack against religion.

Macon Openshaw was also ordered to pay $1,969 to repair the damage to the Kol Ami Congregation. Openshaw pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of illegal weapons as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

Openshaw admitted that he fired three rounds from a .22 caliber pistol at the unoccupied temple because of its religious identity.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement that the conviction and sentence shows that religiously motivated violence will not be tolerated.

The U.S. doubles funding for Israel’s Iron Dome after proving to be extremely effective

Deployed Iron Dome missile defense systems 
By: Aryeh Savir

The United States will double the funding of Israel’s Iron Dome after it proved to be extremely effective against Gaza rockets, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee approved a defense spending bill on Wednesday, that will provide $621.6 million for Israeli missile defense, including $351 million for the Iron Dome system that intercepts short-range rockets and mortars, AFP reported.

Congress appropriated $235 million to the Iron Dome project last year, the report noted. The White House had requested about $176 million for the system for 2015, but lawmakers doubled the amount.

Congress often increases funding for Israeli security projects sought by the president. The funding is part of the administration's request of $3.1 billion for military assistance to Israel, the world's largest beneficiary of U.S. foreign aid. "It works," said Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat, Illinois, chairman of the subcommittee.

The Iron Dome anti-rocket system has been successful in shooting down rockets and preventing Israeli deaths with a 90 percent success rate, an improvement of the 84 percent success rate achieved during Operation Pillar of Defense.

The IDF deployed its ninth Iron Dome battery this week, after it was scheduled to be deployed only in a few months, and was produced in record time.

Israel gives Gaza civilians 12 hours to evacuate before resuming bombing of terror targets

Israeli leaflet thrown in Gaza 
By: Aryeh Savir

(Scroll down for video) The Israeli government gave civilians in Gaza, twelve hours to evacuate before resuming Operation Protective Edge, in order to reduce civilian casualties, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

As a prelude to the intensification of air strikes and a possible ground incursion into Gaza, the IDF has again dropped leaflets over Beit Lahiya, Sajaiya and Zeitune in northern Gaza, ordering the civilians to leave their homes so that they are not harmed by the escalating warfare. The IDF has further sent recorded messages to them.

In the leaflets the IDF states that: “Despite the ceasefire, Hamas and other terror groups have continued to fire at Israel. Therefore, the IDF intends to attack terror targets in these areas. From these areas rockets are launched at Israel. For your safety, we ask you to leave immediately and move towards Gaza City. The IDF has no intention of harming you or your families. This evacuation is meant to save your lives. Anyone who does not heed these instructions endangers himself and his family.” The deadline was set at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday.

The IDF dropped similar leaflets two days ago. At the time, Hamas urged Palestinians to ignore these warnings, hoping that they will continue to serve as human shields.

An IDF spokesman announced that 39 terror targets were attacked overnight, 100 over the past 24 hours, and 1750 in total since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. The targets included four terrorists, 47 hidden rocket launchers, command centers, terror tunnels and weapons caches.

Last night, following another meeting at the Ministry of Defense, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated: “We decided that Israel would respond positively to Egypt's proposal for a ceasefire. I said then that if Hamas and Islamic Jihad did not accept the Egyptian ceasefire and continued to fire at Israel's cities, I – along with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon – would order the IDF to take strong action against them, and this is what we did this afternoon. The Air Force bombed many terrorist targets in Gaza, and these attacks will continue.”

“Hamas chose to continue the campaign and it will pay for this decision. Whoever tries to attack the citizens of Israel, Israel will strike at him. When there is no ceasefire, our answer is fire,” Netanyahu added.

“It would have been preferable to resolve this by diplomacy and we tried to do so when we acceded to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal. Hamas left us no choice but to broaden and intensify the campaign against it. This is what we will do until we achieve our goal, the restoration of quiet for Israel's citizens while inflicting a significant blow on the terrorist organizations. We will do everything so that you and the State of Israel may quickly enjoy renewed quiet,” Netanyahu concluded.

Taco Bell employee shoots customer who became angry about long line

Steven Noska 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A customer at Taco Bell was shot after he became angry at the long line, police in Massachusetts said.

Springfield Police said that they arrested a 26-year-old employee of Taco Bell early on Sunday, after he allegedly fired a BB gun at the angry customer who complained about the long line at the drive-thru window.

The customer never got his tacos, and he bit the employee on the arm before being shot.

The incident began shortly before 4:00 a.m., when the male customer, hoping to get some tacos, pulled up to the drive-thru at 633 Liberty Street.

The 26-year-old customer later told police that he was waiting in the drive-thru a long time, and banged on the window. However, no one came to take his order.

The customer was angry, parked his vehicle and headed for the door, which was locked. The customer then began pounding on the door so he could make a complaint about the poor service.

An employee opened the door and there was a discussion. It turned physical when the employee allegedly pushed to the customer.

The employee, Steven Noska of 34 Wait Street, went to his car and returned with the gun. The customer told police that he was shot several times and was pistol-whipped.

Police arrested Noska and confiscated his gun. Noska was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault and battery.

Company apologizes after people find penis image on children's chocolate

Chocolate bar illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A food company apologized after people found an image of a penis on their chocolate.

The food giant Nestle, has apologized to the public after a man called to complain and said that he was surprised to find what looked like a penis printed in one of its products.

31-year-old R. J. of London, was surprised to see the image, which looked like a penis in the Milkybar.

“What is a penis doing on a kids chocolate bar? There’s no point denying what it looks like,” J. said.

A spokesperson for Nestle said: "Nestle is surprised and sorry to hear that Mr. J. thought that the image of the Milkybar resembles the male genitalia. In fact, it is an image of the head of a horse, the Milkybar Kids horse. There was no intention to mislead or depict anything offensive on our product and we apologize for any confusion or embarrassment this may have caused.”

Teenager turns shower head into woman for ‘steamy showers’

The man taking a shower with his “girlfriend” 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A teenager is making headlines over his unique creation of turning his shower head into a woman.

Taking a shower with a partner is much more fun than doing it alone.

One lonely Japanese teen turned his shower head into his girlfriend so he always has company while showering.

While some people think it's funny others call it downright creepy. However, this bizarre act has helped 19-year-old Oikawa Kiyuu, become an instant celebrity.

He became very popular and his blog is now visited by many people. The teen invited others to follow in his footsteps by giving a step by step guide with pictures on how to make the shower head into a woman. (see video below)

Couple shows off their sweet baby girl who was born without a nose

The family 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Tessa Evans is an adorable baby girl, who was born with a rare condition, she does not have a nose.

Evans, who is now 17 months old, has complete congenital arhinia, which is so rare that there are only 47 other cases documented in medical literature.

The condition means that Evans has no sense of smell. However, she can cough sneeze and catch a cold.

Despite her difficulties, Evans always has a smile on her face, her mother Grainne said.

Parents Nathan and Grainne Evans of the United Kingdom, decided to share their story to bring awareness to this rare condition.

“Everyone who meets her instantly falls for her. We just want her to inspire others as she inspires us,” the mother said.

“I think she will help people see that ‘different’ can be beautiful too,” father Nathan, 32, said.

He added: “Tessa is no longer a silent baby, thanks to a special speaking valve. She runs around and plays outside and blows kisses.”

She will soon begin treatment at the Great Ormond Street Hospital. The procedure is to design a nose shaped mold, which will be inserted in place of a nose.

Her “nose” will be replaced by a larger one every two years as she grows.

Woman invites pedophile to have sex with her 5-year-old girl so he can be arrested

Johnnie Champ 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A West Virginia man was arrested after he tried to have sex with a 5-year-old girl.

44-year-old Johnnie Champ of Princeton, was arrested after the Beckley Police Department received a complaint that he had tried to sexually assault the five year old, according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint states that Champ and the woman met online through a dating website. During their conversation, Champ had expressed his desire to have sex with a young child in exchange for money.

He then asked the woman to allow him to have sex with her young daughter.

The woman considered it “reprehensible,” and decided to get the pedophile off the streets.

She developed a plan to agree to his demands, and have him arrested. She agreed to have the man come to her house under the premise that he was going to have sexual contact with her daughter for $104.

The woman contacted law enforcement to report the man’s actions, but no one was available to speak with her at the time.

She then asked three male friends to hide in her house to help her and keep her daughter safe.

Champ got to the home at 12:00 p.m., and found the child asleep on a couch, according to the police report. Champ then told the mother to take the girl upstairs and undress her.

That’s when two of the men jumped him and held him down while the mother called the police to report the incident.

Champ was charged with attempted first-degree sexual assault. He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail on $250,000 bond.

U.S. Marshals later arrested Champ on additional charges of attempting to commit a felony and solicitation of a minor by a computer.

Girl, 14, pregnant after aunt pimps her out for $1

Pregnant woman illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A man was arrested for impregnating a 14-year-old girl.

In court, the man blamed the girl’s aunt for the rape, saying that he had the woman’s consent.

25-year-old Zwelithini Vundla of Zimbabwe, had sex with the young girl for just R10 (about $1).

The incident began when Vundla approached Fortunate Moyo, and asked to sleep with her niece. Moyo asked him to pay for the act, so Vundla explained that he only had only R10 on him.

Moyo accepted the deal and told her niece to go with the man. In court, Vundla said that he had sex with the child only after he received permission from her aunt.

Prosecutor Elisha Mazorodze, said that she ended up pregnant due to the illicit relationship. “The man slept with the girl several more times until she got pregnant,” Mazorodze said.

Judge Gideon Ruvetsa sentenced Vundla, to nine months in prison. Three months were suspended for five years on condition that he does not commit a similar offence.

He was also ordered the defendant to perform 210 hours of community service.

“It seems that you were fully aware that you were committing a crime by sleeping with the child, no matter whose approval you got. What remains a fact is that you slept with a minor, which is something you should not have done,” the judge said at sentencing.

Man accidentally kills 10-year-old HIV positive brother while making him take his medication

Thuso Ndou 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man killed his younger brother who was in his care, by making him take his medications.

The 10-year-old boy, who was born HIV positive, died after his brother slapped him with an open fist for refusing to take his anti-retroviral medications.

28-year-old Thuso Ndou of Zezani, Zimbabwe, was found guilty of murder. However, High Court Justice Lawrence Kamocha, let him off with a light sentence.

Ndou let out a sigh of relief when Justice Kamocha sentenced him to 526 hours of community service, saying he had endured enough pain during his year long time in prison while awaiting trial.

Justice Kamocha said that Ndou will be haunted by the death of his brother for the rest of his life.

The defense attorney of Ndou, pleaded for leniency, arguing that his client did not intend to kill his brother, but wanted the child to take his medication so that he can lead a healthy life.

“The defendant slapped the child once, in an attempt to send a message that he should not stop taking the life-prolonging drugs. However, the defendant's conduct resulted in the boy losing his life,” the attorney said.

Sadly, when Ndou hit the boy, he fell head first over a pile of bricks and sustained head injuries, which led to his death.

Female ex-con turns the tables and graduates with a top degree in criminology

Natalie Atkinson 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A woman is making headlines for turning her life around.

25-year-old Natalie Atkinson of England, was in and out of jail for many years.

Now, she used her criminal past to make a difference in the world.

Atkinson was an out of control teen and young adult, until she was determined to change her life.

Atkinson has a record with more than 100 crimes, which includes 50 assaults, some of which were attacks against police officers. She was also convicted of criminal damage.

After leaving prison she finally decided to take control of her life and embarked on a degree in policing, investigation and criminology at the University of Cumbria.

She scored 95% on her thesis and is now going for a masters in criminology at the London School of Economics. She was honored by the National Union of Students.

Atkinson said that she regrets her behavior of the past, “but repeated short prison sentences did not rehabilitate me.”

“Prison made ​​me worse. I wanted to be rehabilitated. I have gone from being a repeat offender living a chaotic lifestyle to living a settled and happy life,” she said.

“If you set your mind to it you can achieve anything,” she added.

Nurse arrested for plotting to behead and eat 14-year-old girl

Dale Bolinger 
By: Anika Rao

A nurse was arrested on charges of conspiracy after allegedly plotting to behead and eat a little girl, police in the United Kingdom said.

Kent Police said that they arrested 57-year-old Dale Bolinger, a day after buying an ax at Homebase.

He plotted to decapitate and eat the 14-year-old girl. The suspect was arrested while he was working at a hospital in Kent.

The United States FBI, tipped off British authorities about the plot. According to an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Bolinger discussed rape, murder and cannibalism on the Dark Fetish Network Internet forum.

Posts by Bolinger on the website, on which he identified himself as “meatmarketman,” claimed that he had already eaten a 39-year-old black woman and a 5-year-old girl, prosecutors told a court.

The day after he had bought the ax, Bolinger went to the train station to meet Eva Gonza, but she never showed up. Bolinger denied the allegations.

Informant sues the Drug Enforcement Agency for paying him with drugs

Drug illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man filed a lawsuit after the Drug Enforcement Agency allegedly paid him with drugs.

Aaron Romero, 38, filed the lawsuit claiming that federal agents paid him with drugs rather than cash for his work as an informant.

According to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Romero was approached by DEA agents and was asked to assist them in bringing down drug dealers.

Romero's participation in “Operation Smack City,” caused him to relapse to his previous crack addiction and became a victim of negligence on behalf of DEA agents.

This caused him severe emotional and physical harm, the lawsuit states.

Romero was later charged with drug distribution, but federal prosecutors dropped the charges in January, according to his lawyer, Erlinda Ocampo Johnson.

The lawsuit also states that the arrangement was in violation of DEA policy since the agency did not get prior approval from prosecutors.

Elizabeth Martinez, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Albuquerque, said that the office refused to comment on the case.

The lawsuit seeks $8.5 million in damages for the loss of “love, familial relationships, and companionship” over his addiction to crack, which was rekindled after getting free drugs from the DEA. Romero said that he is now drug free.

Man arrested after setting his friend’s house on fire with hot sauce

Alec Smith 
By: Devansh Dutt

A man was arrested on charges of arson after allegedly setting his friend’s house on fire using hot sauce, police in Nebraska said.

Lincoln Police said that they arrested 21-year-old Alec Smith of Omaha, after being accused of setting fire to his friend’s house on Sunday.

According to the police investigation, Smith was staying at his friend's house, which is located near 23rd Street at 2311 U Street.

When the friend awoke, Smith was gone, but he found the hot sauce was smeared around the house, and evidence that someone had started a fire with lighter fluid and spray.

Burn marks were also visible on a coffee table, walls and the refrigerator. Smith was arrested on Tuesday, and he was charged with first degree arson.

He was booked into jail and was released after posting bond. Police estimated the damage to the home at $500.

Woman poses for mugshot with duck face after being arrested for refusing to check out of her hotel room

Angela Green 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of trespassing after she allegedly refused to leave her hotel room, police in Ohio said.

The Wickliffe Police Department said that they arrested 34-year-old Angela Green of Cleveland after she refused to check out of her hotel room.

Police were called to the Quality Inn, which is located at 28600 Euclid, because management needed help to get Green and her partner to leave.

Police officers who responded to the scene, found 24-year-old Brian Baker, and Green, in room 253, which they rented the night before and had to be checked by 11:00 a.m.

The officers explained that they had to go, but Green became uncooperative and began shouting. Green also gave officers a false name.

After a brief struggle, Green was arrested. Green was charged with obstructing official business and was released on $354 cash bond.

Her arrest made headlines around the world because she posed for her mugshot with a duck face.




Man arrested for stabbing watermelon

Carmine Cervellino 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of threatening after allegedly stabbing a watermelon, police in Connecticut said.

Bantam Police said that they arrested 49-year-old Carmine Cervellino of Thomaston, after being accused of stabbing the watermelon with a butcher knife and leaving it in the kitchen for a woman to see.

Police defended the arrest and described the suspect’s action as passive-aggressive behavior.

The incident began on Monday, when police officers were called to a home located at 126 Hickory Hill Road, where the woman told officers that she felt Cervellino resorted to passive aggressive tactics to intimidate her because he was angry.

The suspect allegedly stabbed the watermelon with a butcher knife and left it on the kitchen table. When the woman entered the kitchen, the suspect sliced the watermelon to pieces in a threatening way, the woman said.

Cervellino was charged with threatening and disorderly conduct. He was released from jail after posting $500 bail.

Man who claimed to have killed his wife out of love dies in prison of heart attack

John Wise 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man who was jailed for killing his wife out of love, died of a heart attack, prison officials in Ohio said.

69-year-old John Wise, was convicted of shooting and killing his wife, Barbara Wise, as she laid in a hospital bed.

John and his wife were together for 45 years. In court, Wise claimed that he killed his wife because she suffered aneurysms and appeared to be in pain at the hospital.

A note written by Wise on the day of the shooting was found in the hospital room where Wise also tried to commit suicide. The note apologized for any trauma and inconvenience, and said that the shooting was done with love.

However, mercy is not a defense to a charge of murder. Wise was sentenced to serve 6 years in jail for the killing as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

Police dog finds burglar hiding inside refrigerator

Michael Belver Jr. and Derrick Williams 
By: Anika Rao

A burglar thought that he would be able to evade police by hiding inside a refrigerator.

However, he didn’t take into account the sniffing power of a police dog, police in Arizona said.

Pinal County Police said that they arrested 24-year-old Michael Belver Jr. of Eloy, and 23-year-old Derrick Williams of Maples, Texas, after being accused of burglarizing a home.

The incident began when a woman called police shortly before 7:00 p.m., saying that thieves have broken into her house located in the 11000 block of West Penasco Drive.

She said that two men carrying a tool bag exited a white van and jumped a wall surrounding the home. Police officers who arrived at the scene, found a broken window and heard people talking inside the home.

The suspects fled through the back door and scaled a wall. They left their tool bag inside the house.

While officers were searching the area for the suspects, a neighbor reported that one of the suspects was hiding inside his shed in the 16000 block of South Caborca Circle.

Belver was found hidden behind a refrigerator and surrendered after police deployed a K-9. Williams was found inside the refrigerator and was also arrested.

Williams was in possession of a methamphetamine pipe. Belver admitted to burglarizing the house, saying he needed money, but Williams refused to cooperate.

Both men were arrested on charges of theft and criminal damage. Williams was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Man arrested after forcing young boy to do meth

Trevor Ward 
By: Devansh Dutt

A man was arrested on charges of endangering a child after forcing a little boy to do meth, police in Texas said.

Titus County Police said that they arrested 26-year-old Trevor Ward, after being accused of attacking several people with a piece of wood and forced a child to ingest methamphetamine.

Around 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, police officers were called to the 1400 block of County Road 1340. When they arrived at the scene, investigators determined that Ward had assaulted his girlfriend at home.

During the attack, friends tried to protect the woman, But Ward began assaulting them as well. One person had to be taken to a local hospital after suffering injuries.

Ward also forced his way into a room where two children, aged 8 and 9, were playing and forced one of them to swallow meth. The child was taken to a local hospital and he tested positive for methamphetamine.

Police found methamphetamine residue, drug paraphernalia and other items consistent with methamphetamine use in Ward’s car.

The suspect was charged with injury to a child, endangering a child, possession of a controlled substance and assault.



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