Armed man arrested after carjacking spree in Crown Heights

Gun used in carjacking 
By: Devansh Dutt

An armed man was arrested on charges of robbery after allegedly going on a carjacking spree in Crown Heights, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that they arrested 30-year-old Clinton Lawson of Queens, on Saturday afternoon.

Police first responded to reports of a collision and shooting at the intersection of Kingston Avenue and St. John Place in Crown Heights around 5:25 p.m.

When police arrived at the scene they learned that Lawson hijacked a black 2010 Toyota Corolla at Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue, forcing the 64-year-old male driver and his 58-year-old female passenger out of the car with a gun.

Lawson fled with the stolen car. He crashed into a 75-year-old man and a parked 2014 Mercedes Benz. When the owner of the Mercedes confronted him, Lawson got out and shot the 22-year-old man.

Luckily, the shot missed its target. The elderly man was transported to Kings County Hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

After the crash, Lawson fled and carjacked a black 2003 Nissan Xterra, forcing the male driver and female passenger, both 27, out of the car.

He drove off and hit another two vehicles. The suspect fled on foot again. When police arrived, witnesses told them that he ran behind a residential house.

The officers found Lawson, who was trying to blend in with the crowd. Witnesses identified him to the police. Officers found the gun used in the crimes on Lawson.

Lawson was charged with first-degree robbery using a firearm, assault with intent to cause serious injury with a weapon, robbery in the first degree, reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, aggravated unlicensed motor operation of a vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.

Jewish mother and daughter killed in Ukraine after rocket slammed into them

Svetlana, Anna, and Vadim Sitnikov 
By: Aarav Sen

Despite being far away from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a Jewish mother and her daughter were killed when a rocket slammed into them, Jewish community leaders in Ukraine said.

The two were killed in the city of Lugansk on Friday, as pro-Russian forces fought with government forces.

The victims were identified as 57-year-old Svetlana Sitnikov, and 31-year-old Anna Sitnikov. The two were killed as they were on their way to a local shopping mall to buy shoes.

The two had planned to take along the 4-year-old son of Anna, Vadim, but at the last moment his grandfather decided to watch him.

Five minutes later, the two were hit by the rocket in front of the store.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu vows to expand Gaza ground invasion until total quiet is achieved (video)

PM Benjamin Netanyahu at press conference 
By: Aryeh Savir

(Scroll down for video) The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to expand the Gaza ground invasion until total quiet is achieved, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Netanyahu held a security meeting with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, and GOC Southern Command Maj. Gen. Sammy Turgeman, at an IDF base in the south.

Netanyahu said: "The IDF is making progress in the field according to plan and the operation will be expanded until the goal is achieved – restoring quiet to the citizens of Israel for a long period. The achievements in the fighting on the field are outstanding. I am impressed by the operation to hit the tunnels. It is achieving results beyond what we expected. On behalf of the people of Israel, I tell all the soldiers in the field that we are proud of their strength of spirit and that we pray for their wellbeing. A military campaign is a complex thing and it has difficult moments. I am certain that together and united, we will reach the goal."

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said that the operation will continue until there is quiet, adding that the IDF will draft more reservists if necessary. Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said that he believes the IDF should temporarily control Gaza, disarming Hamas while it does so.

On Monday, Hamas fired a massive barrage of rockets at several large cities in Israel. 14 rockets were fired at the Ashkelon area, nine of the rockets were intercepted and two fell in open spaces. Four rockets were fired at the Tel Aviv area, two were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-rocket system.

In total, Hamas has fired 1,820 rockets at Israel since July 8th. That's an average 140 rockets per day.

Greek Orthodox Church leader urges world to unite behind Israel in fight against terror

Gabriel Nadaf with Benjamin Netanyahu 
By: Aryeh Savir

The leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in Israel, urged the world to unite behind Israel in support of the fight against terror, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Father Gabriel Nadaf, a staunch supporter of the State of Israel, dispatched a letter to ambassadors from various countries, calling on them to support the IDF during Operation Protective Edge, to unite and fight terrorism and "to safeguard the Holy Land."

“Edmond Burke, the 18th century Irish philosopher and political theorist, said: ‘The only thing necessary for evil to win is for good men to do nothing.’ Therefore, we are all brothers in the face of evil, with no regard to religion, race and faith. The outcry about the atrocities we are crying out together. As the spiritual father of the Israeli Christians Forum, who encourages the recruitment of Israel’s Christians to the IDF and full integration of Christians into the Israeli society, I would like to turn to you with a plea to support and back Israel, our Holy Land, and its defense forces. The country is under fire and our soldiers are fighting against terrorist organizations, whose sole purpose and goal is to destroy the State of Israel."

“In the name of the Israeli Christians, I am crying out to the whole world, you have to wake up! Terrorism acts don’t allow any chance for peace. If Hamas doesn’t safeguard its own people, Israel cannot be held responsible for their safety. Hamas is supposed to be protecting its own people, but unfortunately, like all the terrorist organizations, it does the opposite, takes advantage of the civilian Gazan population, and sacrifices its people, women and children. Therefore, the death of the Palestinian civilians in Gaza is the sole responsibility of Hamas. They are the only ones to blame,” Nadaf said.

"Israel complied with Egypt’s offer of a ceasefire, but Hamas refused. Israel cannot sit idle while the barrages of rockets are being fired on its civilians, and it cannot allow the infiltration of terrorists into its space through tunnels whose sole purpose is killing Israeli civilians. The one big difference between Hamas and Israel is that the lives of Israeli civilians are very precious to the State and it will do everything in its power to protect them, regardless of religion," Nadaf concluded.

Earlier, Nadaf said: "Since the takeover of Hamas of Gaza, it has done everything to force the Christians to disappear and flee from Gaza. They hate the Christians no less than they hate the Jews. Hamas is part of the Al-Qaida ideology and resolutions cannot be reached with them. Their refusal of the ceasefire is a clear testimony to that."

Father Nadaf criticizes the world's response to Hamas aggression: "Instead of reinforcing the State of Israel and the security it provides for the Christians and all of its citizens, it is being boycotted, and there are continued attempts to weaken it, which will lead to us becoming an easy prey like all the countries around us. The State of Israel is at the forefront of the battle against the terrorism that is trying to swallow the whole world. The flame of terrorism is going to reach every corner of the world and no country will be immune from the terrorist attacks. What is happening in Syria, Iraq, and Gaza, will be happening in your country if you continue to do nothing."

Father Nadaf finally relays a call for action: "Therefore, we all have to come together in unity and uproot terrorism. We should not be complacent and accept terrorism as a fact of life. We have to stop being indifferent about terrorists, who are exploiting our freedom and good spirit. I am calling on you, on behalf of the Israeli Christians, to support the IDF and the State of Israel in Operation Protective Edge and to fight terrorism with us, in order to protect the Holy Land. For if God forbid, our country falls in the hand of terrorists, a catastrophe will befall the entire world. May God bless you, and bring justice and peace to the world. Amen!"

Father Nadaf is a strong supporter of Arab Christians joining the IDF and is considered the spiritual father of the Israeli Christians in the IDF. He was attacked repeatedly because of his support of Israel. His family was attacked and threatened, and the church has even threatened to excommunicate him.

Israeli soldiers kill 10 Hamas terrorists after infiltrating Israel through terror tunnel on way to terror attack (video)

Hamas terrorists moments before being killed 
By: Aryeh Savir

(Scroll down for video) 10 Hamas terrorists were discovered and killed while they were on their way to carry out a terror attack in Israel, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The 10 Hamas terrorists infiltrated Israel early on Monday morning through a terror tunnel, entering between the Erez border crossing and the Jewish community of Nir Am. The group split into two.

An IDF observation unit spotted the terrorists and forces were alerted. One group was attacked by the Israel Air Force and eliminated. The other group was met by ground forces. All ten terrorists were killed. An anti-tank rocket was fired at the IDF forces during the fighting.

All residents in the area were ordered to stay in their homes and roads were shut down. Hamas has made several infiltration attempts over the past days.

On Saturday morning, two IDF soldiers were killed when a squad numbering 8 or 9 terrorists emerged from a tunnel near Ein Hashlosha, and engaged an IDF motorized force.

On Thursday, 13 terrorists emerged from a tunnel in the Eshkol region, but were spotted before escaping back into the tunnel. A bomb was dropped on the entrance into the tunnel immediately after they re-entered it, but is not clear if they were killed by the bomb.

Israeli military discovers and destroys 14 openings to terror tunnels in Gaza killing 110 terrorists in the process

Israeli soldiers uncover terror tunnel in Gaza 
By: Aryeh Savir

The Israel Defense Forces had discovered and destroyed 14 openings to terror tunnels since the beginning of the Gaza ground invasion, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Heavy fighting continues in Gaza, primarily in the Shuja'iya neighborhood, which Hamas uses as a fortress for its weapons, rockets, tunnels and command centers.

Hamas exploits the neighborhood's residents as human shields for its terrorist activity. Urban warfare in Gaza presents a unique set of challenge as civilians are present, a tunnel network runs underneath the battlefield and terrorists are familiar with the terrain.

Since the beginning of the ground phase of the operation, IDF soldiers have found 14 openings to terror tunnels in Shuja'iya

On Sunday, IDF forces have detected and detonated 6 tunnels both in the Gaza Strip area and in Israeli territory. The tunnels posed an imminent threat to the safety of Israeli civilians living in communities along the Gaza Strip border, and they were used recently to attack Israeli civilian communities within Israel.

One of the tunnels uncovered in the southern Gaza Strip, had 4 access points to it, one of them in Israel. During the detonation, several secondary explosions were heard, suggesting it contained explosives. One of the access points in Gaza was uncovered inside a house. The tunnel was 1.2 kilometers long (0.75 miles).

Speaking about the tunnel city under Gaza, IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said: "Since the beginning of the ground phase of the operation, the IDF has exposed 14 tunnels headed towards Israel, all intended to infiltrate and carry out terror attacks. It's like the 'Underground', the 'Metro' or the ‘Subway.’ These tunnels are all connected. I would describe it as ‘Lower Gaza.’"

Thirteen IDF soldiers of the Golani Brigade were killed in the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours in several different incidents, bringing the total number of killed soldiers in Operation Protective Edge to 18.

The IDF published the names of five killed soldiers. On Monday, they will be laid to rest at military cemeteries across Israel.

Making a statement to the press, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said that while the Army suffered more losses in the past 24 hours than it did in previous days, “we understand that in battle, some are killed. We know that this is our job and this is what we're doing. The battles in some of these areas are both complex and difficult, and despite that we remain determined to reach our objectives.”

The chief of staff praised the work of the IDF soldiers, and said that the army was continuing to expand and intensify its operations. "Terrorists are hit, and infrastructure is hit and destroyed in every area we enter," he added.

Relating to the continuation of the operation, Defense Minister Ya'alon stated that the operation will continue until there is quiet, adding that the IDF will draft more reservists if necessary.

He estimated that it would take another two or three days to complete most of the mission to hunt and destroy the terror tunnels.

Since the beginning of the ground phase of the operation, the IDF engaged and killed 110 terrorist, and targeted 1,032 terror sites, 341 of which were targeted on Monday alone. Among the sites that were targeted were rocket launching facilities, command and control headquarters, and underground rocket launchers.

2 lone soldiers from the United States among 13 IDF personnel killed in Gaza ground invasion

Sean Carmeli and Max Steinberg 
By: Anav Silverman

(Scroll down for video) Two lone soldiers from the United States, who came to serve Israel, were killed during the Gaza ground offensive, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a public statement at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv on Sunday night, following the deaths of 13 Israeli soldiers of the Golani Brigade, who were killed since Saturday night during heavy combat with Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

"The heart of the entire nation is with the families of the fallen. We feel your pain. We bow our head to your children who fell so that we can continue living here. On behalf of the Government and the entire People of Israel, I would like to express the deep pain that we feel,” said Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Of the 13 soldiers, the two U.S. citizens were identified as Sean Carmeli of South Padre Island, Texas, and Max Steinberg of Los Angeles, California.

The two were part of a team of seven Israeli soldiers, who were killed when an explosive device reportedly detonated on their armored vehicle according to the IDF blog.

In a second incident, terrorists opened fire at two IDF soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip, killing one while the second returned fire. Later, two IDF soldiers were killed in an attack by a terrorist squad in northern Gaza, and three IDF soldiers lost their lives after being trapped in a burning building.

“At the outset we knew, and I also said that this could be a long campaign, but from the history of our people we know a simple truth – the eternal people do not fear a long road. We are proud of our heroic soldiers. With the Almighty's help, and theirs, we will succeed,”Netanyahu said.

More information about Sean Carmeli and Max Steinberg was given by The Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center, an organization that assists lone soldiers throughout their IDF service.

Founded by a group of former lone soldiers who came to Israel on their own to serve in the IDF, the center is named after Michael Levin, an Israeli paratrooper originally from Pennsylvania, who was killed in the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

According to the center’s post, Sean Carmeli was a returning citizen who came from a small town in Texas. “Everything may be bigger in Texas, but the beaches and parties could not distract a native-son from returning home to defend and protect his people,” the center posted on its Facebook page in honor of Carmeli’s memory.

Steinberg came “from a proud Zionist home” in Los Angeles, and “did everything he could to stand up and fight for what was right,” the post continued.

“They made the ultimate sacrifice, in an attempt to rid the world of one of the most evil, unimaginable and horrible organizations to ever exist,” the post concluded.

President Elect Reuven Rivlin to have quiet swearing in ceremony in honor of Operation Protective Edge

Yuli Edelstein (left) and Reuven Rivlin 
By: Aryeh Savir

In Israel, the swearing in ceremony of its presidents are usually a festive event.

However, due to Operation Protective Edge, President Elect Reuven Rivlin will have a quiet swearing in ceremony, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Rivlin will be sworn in on Thursday, as Israel's 10th president.

Following a meeting with Knesset Chairman Yuli Edelstein, it was decided to hold the ceremony in a reduced and downscaled fashion.

In a joint statement they said: "The inauguration ceremony will take place as planned on the official date, during which the president will swear allegiance to the State of Israel. However, at a time when IDF soldiers are engaged in fighting and the citizens of Israel are under a threat of rocket fire, we believe that the ceremony should be held in a reduced and modest fashion. We strengthen the hands of the IDF in its holy mission to bring peace and quiet to all of Israel's citizens, hopefully very soon."

The welcoming ceremony at the entrance to the Knesset, will be downscaled. After that, the swearing in ceremony at the Knesset plenum will be held as usual. The cocktail reception at the Shagal Hall was canceled.

Father of 5 children summoned to Gaza border brings along his wife to cheer up the soldiers

Captain Yisrael Yokel (bottom center) Tamar (top left) 
By: Aryeh Savir

A father of five children, who was called up for service at the Gaza border, decided to bring along his wife as a volunteer in order to cheer up the soldiers, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Captain Yisrael Yokel, an IDF reserves Deputy Company Commander, was called up twelve days ago, as part of the emergency call up for Operation Protective Edge.

He did not hesitate and went immediately, leaving behind his wife Tamar and five young children, who were forced to cope on their own with the rocket and sirens.

Yisarel's unit is stationed in the Eilat area, a two and a half hour drive away from his home in Yerucham. He decided to surprise his unit, and asked his wife to join him in preparing the surprise for his men.

The couple owns the Out Door Training (ODT) company, Vitamin-C, which provides social and challenging team building activities for all ages.

Tamar joined in, making the five hour round trip, together with Ilanit Swissa, another volunteer. When she arrived, she found a group of tired and gloomy soldiers, who were almost completely disinterested in what she was doing there.

It took some time to get everyone involved, but in the end their spirits were lifted and the camaraderie that is at the heart and soul of the unit, was restored. She left a group of energized and excited soldiers.

Daniel of Tel Aviv said: "We encountered an energetic team, who really brought us together. We really enjoyed it and came together as a unit. At first, I thought it would be lame, but it was amazing."

Another soldier, Ariel of northern Kiryat Shmoneh, said: "We came to the activities after a sleepless night, but the activities were outstanding and got us motivated. We started off exhausted, but now we are full of energy."

The unit was treated earlier in the week, to gifts and food packages from members of a community in Eilat. The families came early in the morning, to present their gifts to the reserves soldiers, who left their homes to defend them.

This story is just one of numerous accounts of citizens who are coming out to help and show support for their fighting men and women in the IDF. At times of crisis, all become one family.

Israel opens field hospital at Gaza border to treat injured civilians

Field hospital illustration 
By: Aryeh Savir

Israel has opened a hospital at the Gaza border in order to treat injured civilians, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The Israel Defense Forces opened the hospital on Sunday night, an IDF spokesperson said.

The medical center is providing medical services to the wounded, as well as other required medical services. The hospital includes a maternity ward.

The hospital is staffed by doctors, nurses and medical technicians. The hospital is located at the Erez crossing, and it is housed inside a rocket proof building.

Also on Sunday, Israel has agreed to a two hour humanitarian-based ceasefire in the Sagae'ya area to enable Hamas to treat their wounded and collect their dead.

The IDF has called on the civilian population to take advantage of the ceasefire and evacuate the area. The ceasefire also allowed civilians to restock on essential goods.

Frustrated husband sends wife spreadsheet of all the times she denied him sex

The spreadsheet 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A woman’s business trip was ruined after her husband proved to her why he will not miss her.

The 26-year-old man was unhappy with his sex life as his wife always finds excuses and reasons not to have sex.

The man decided to let his wife know that he was not satisfied with their sex life by documenting her excuses over seven weeks.

Then, on the day his wife left for a business trip, he sent her the spreadsheet detailing all the excuses she gave him for not having sex.

The horrified woman posted the spreadsheet to Reddit. The 26-year-old woman said that while she was on her way to the airport for a 10 day business trip, her husband sent her the spreadsheet through her work email.

“I open it up, and it’s a sarcastic diatribe, basically saying that he won’t miss me for the 10 days I’m gone,” she wrote.

On the spreadsheet, the husband wrote the date he asked for sex, her yes or no response and the reason she gave why she did not want to have sex.

In some cases, the woman said “I feel gross, I need to take a shower.” However, the husband noted that she did not take a shower until the next morning.

According the spreadsheet, out of seven weeks, the wife only agreed to have sex three times out of 27 attempts on his part.

The woman explained that she tried to reach her husband, but he did not pick up the phone nor did he answer her text messages or email, so she took her frustration to Reddit.

“This is a side of him I have never seen before, bitter, immature and full of hatred,” the woman added.

Man super glues hand to his privates during sex session with his lover

The man at the hospital 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Passionate love making was abruptly stopped for one couple when a man glued his hand to his privates.

The man of Chicago, Illinois, was left red-faced after he was forced to go to an emergency room so doctors can free his hand from his privates.

The incident began when the man realized that his lamp needed to be fixed and he decided to use super glue to fix the problem.

When he finished fixing the lamp, the man put the glue in his nightstand, which is also where he keeps his lubricant.

Later that night, when he and his partner were in bed and things started to get heated, the man placed his hand inside the drawer and grabbed the tube, which he thought was lubricant.

He was wrong. As soon as he applied the sticky substance, his hand got stuck to his privates and he was unable to remove it.

The incident was featured on TLC’s “Sex sent me to the emergency room.” Doctors used hot water and nail polish acetone to separate the skin of his palm and his privates.

High ranking banker impersonates TSA agent and gropes two women at airport

Eric Slighton 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man of California, was arrested after he pretended to be a TSA agent so he can legally grope women.

53-year-old Eric Slighton of San Francisco, was arrested for public drunkenness after groping women in a private screening area, authorities said.

Slighton, who had been drinking for several hours at the airport bar, was allegedly dressed in clothes which resembled that of the TSA agents.

He took gloves from the TSA station and ordered two foreign women into a private screening area where he gave them a pat down, police said.

Slighton was finally caught when real TSA agents walked in on him groping his second victim.

Slighton was identified as a financial executive and managing director at Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong.

The alleged incident took place while Slighton was waiting for his flight to leave San Francisco to Hong Kong.
He was arrested for public drunkenness and could face additional charges such as false imprisonment.

Father beats teenage babysitter unconscious after walking in on him raping his 11-year-old son

Raymond Frolander 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A Florida police chief said that a father will not be charged after brutally beating a teenage boy who raped his son.

The Daytona Beach father beat the 18 year old, who is a close family friend, after finding him and the young boy with their pants down, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

The father called police about 1:00 a.m., and asked the dispatcher to send an ambulance after he beat the teen unconscious. When asked by the dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said “my foot and my fist.”

When officers arrived, they found Raymond Frolander bloodied, bruised and motionless on the living room floor.

Frolander allegedly admitted to raping the boy, saying that he was sexually abused as a child. The victim told authorities that he was sexually abused by Frolander since he was 8 years old.

Frolander is being held without bail on charges of sexual assault on a child.

School employee arrested for having sex with 5-year-old girl on her birthday

Darron Joseph Chapman 
By: Anika Rao

A man of Missouri, was arrested after raping a young girl.

The 36-year-old man resigned from his position as an IT director at the Warrensburg School District, after he was charged with five sexual offenses against a young child.

Darron Joseph Chapman is accused of raping the girl on her fifth birthday. The abuse continued for many years. The victim, who is now 10 years old, finally told someone about the sexual abuse.

Chapman was charged with statutory rape and statutory sodomy, for fondling, having oral sex and intercourse with the girl.

According to court documents, Chapman confessed to several people to doing what he was accused of. Chapman resigned from his position at the school.

Bond was set at $500,000 cash, and was ordered to have no contact with the family of the victim or any child under 17 years old. Chapman was also ordered to surrender his passport.

Boy operates successful pawn shop for high end sneakers

Chase Reed with customized sneakers 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) Looking for some extra cash in exchange for your high end sneakers? Pay a visit to a young boy of New York City.

16-year-old Chase Reed, has taken advantage of the potential profitability of the high-end sneaker culture by opening the first ever sneaker pawn shop in Harlem.

Sneaker Pawn allows people to sell their high end sneakers for cash. The most expensive pair of shoes, Lebron Crown Jewels, costs $1,400.

The teen has a $30,000 strong collection of sneakers, which helped fund the store. Troy Reed, Chase's father, said that his son has always loved sneakers and fashion.

The two said that the shop quickly became a neighborhood place for teens to come and hang out. Sneaker Pawn works like any pawnshop.

They tell you how much your shoes are worth, give you the money as a loan and you have 30 days to pay them. The shoes must be perfect or slightly used.

Sneaker Pawn also restores and customizes sneakers.

Teacher tries to hide cell phone during traffic stop after sending nude photos to student

Danielle Watkins 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A teacher was arrested after police officers saw that she was trying to hide her cell phone during a traffic stop.

32-year-old Danielle Watkins of Connecticut, had a lot going on for her. She was a well liked teacher, a married woman and mother of two children.

However, she had a secret life. Watkins, who taught English at Stamford High School, had an ongoing relationship with her student.

Watkins allegedly had sex with an 18-year-old boy several times over a period of eight months. They had sex in the teacher’s car during school hours, according to Stamford Police.

The teenager told police that when he wanted to end the relationship, Watkins threatened to fail him in school. Watkins also sent indecent pictures of herself.

The incident came to light during the traffic stop when officers realized that the teacher was hiding things from them.

After a search, they found marijuana and a cell phone, which contained evidence of the nude photos she sent to the student.

Watkins, who taught for nine years, was charged with two counts of sexual assault among other charges. She was also placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

She was released after posting $100,000 bail.

Police trains dog to sniff out child pornography

Police dog illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Police now have a new tool to keep streets safer.

Police in Connecticut, have specifically trained dogs to sniff out hidden child pornography.

Police explained that their golden Labradors can now smell hidden hard disk drives, USB drives and memory cards, which may contain child pornography.

These trained dogs cannot smell what type of data is being stored, but if someone goes to great lengths to hide an electronic device in a ceiling tile, shoes or metal cabinets, then its more likely that they will find something illegal on it.

While officers execute a search warrant the dog helps them locate these hidden devices that may contain child pornography, which officers would have otherwise missed.

Kidnapped 5-year-old girl shot dead during police shootout with her captor

Cadence Harris and Marcus McGowan 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A family of Kansas, is devastated over the loss of an adorable little girl.

5-year-old Cadence Harris, died after a man abducted her and led police on a chase with the child in his car.

The incident began around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, when Cadence was kidnapped by her mother’s abusive boyfriend.

The suspect, who was identified as Marcus McGowan, was dating the girl's mother, Christie Harris, when he took the girl from her home.

Police in both Missouri and Kansas, were involved in the chase as the suspect crossed the state line before the incident ended in the city of Leavenworth, Kansas.

At some point, the suspect got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun at officers. They exchanged fire, causing the death of the little girl.

Police are investigating. However, at this point, it is unclear if the child was killed by her abductor or by a police officer’s bullet.

McGowan was seriously injured and hospitalized in Kansas City. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The child’s mother said that McGowan was abusive to her, and was convicted twice for domestic assault, but he never hurt her daughter.

Boy punched in the head at school after fight breaks out over cupcake

Cupcakes illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A boy was punched in the head after a fight broke out over a cupcake, police in the United Kingdom said.

The boy of Nottinghamshire, was hospitalized with head injuries after the violent altercation with a fellow student.

The boy, who is in the eighth grade, was assaulted by the other student while carrying two cupcakes away from the school canteen. The boy tried to snatch away the cupcakes from the victim.

The incident occurred at the Meden School. A witness said that the victim was dragged on the ground, kicked and punched. The boy was rushed to King's Mill Hospital in Mansfield, with a head injury.

The school launched an investigation. So far, no arrests have been made and the school took no disciplinary action.

Father arrested for starving 10-year-old girl and feeding her raw potato peels

Raw potato peels illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A father was arrested on charges of child abuse after starving his stepdaughter, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

The father starved the 10-year-old girl and made ​​her eat raw potato peels while feeding his own children.

A court heard that the girl was excluded from family meals and became severely malnourished. The girl could have died if the abuse had been allowed to go continue.

One day, the child collapsed and was rushed to a hospital. Her mother promised to feed her everyday pudding and custard if she did not disclose details of her home life.

However, the girl told police everything. The girl’s 32-year-old stepfather, was sentenced to three years in jail after admitting to child abuse at the Manchester Crown Court.

The child's mother admitted to allowing a child to suffer serious physical harm and was given a 15 month suspended sentence.

According to the police investigation, the father began abusing the girl when he had his own children with the girl’s mother. The girl was warned not to touch her sibling’s toys.

Woman drops her pants at Dick’s restaurant and attacks employees

Dick’s restaurant location 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A woman suddenly pulled down her pants and attacked restaurant employees, police in Washington said.

The Seattle Police Department said that employees at the Dick’s, were shocked when the woman dropped her pants and attacked them on Wednesday night.

Employees of the store located on Broadway, called police about 5:30 p.m., after the woman began harassing customers. The manager asked her to leave the property.

Instead, she grabbed a fork and a charity donation box, and threw the items at employees. The woman punched another staff member in the arm.

When police officers arrived, a witness told them that the woman pulled her pants down and performed a lewd act. Officers arrested the woman who caused $75 in damage during the incident, and was taken to the King County Jail.

She was charged with assault and harassment.

Cleaning crew dumps body of man who committed suicide into landfill after they thought it was a prank

Jeremy Witfoth 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Police rushed to a landfill after passersby suspected that a body was dumped there, police in Florida said.

Hernando County Police said that the man's body ended up in the landfill after a cleaning crew mistook it for a mannequin.

The incident began when a worker smelled something foul at the West Hernando Transfer Station, and called police. When officers arrived, they found human remains in one of the bins.

The remains belonged to 33-year-old Jeremy Witfoth, who committed suicide in the garage of a private residence on the 6000 block of Treehaven Drive in Spring Hill.

The cleaning crew arrived at the house on Thursday, and said that they thought it was a prank by the former tenants. They cut down the body, placed it on top of garbage in the back of their van and took it to the landfill.

Witfoth hanged himself sometime in the last few weeks. His body was in a state of decomposition similar to mummification.

No foul play is suspected.

Man arrested after forging company check to pay for prostitute (video)

Charles West 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of theft after allegedly forging a company check to pay for a prostitute, police in Louisiana said.

Slidell Police said that the man was recorded on video having sex with the prostitute at work.

The suspect claimed that the woman came out of nowhere and offered him oral sex for money. When the manager of a retail store found that one of his company checks disappeared, he looked at his surveillance videos for answers.

That is when he saw one of his employees, 24-year-old Charles West, hiring a prostitute. West was seen having a brief conversation with the woman after she entered the store.

He then went into a back room where the woman performed oral sex on West. Everything was caught on surveillance cameras in the store.

When the time came to pay, police said that West forged a company check for $200 and gave it to the woman. West was charged with theft, forgery and solicitation of a prostitute.

Police are looking to arrest the prostitute and charge her with prostitution.

Police officer arrested after having sex with child in police car

Oldy Ochoa Jr. 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested on charges of child sexual assault after allegedly having sex with a child in his police car, police in Florida said.

The Miami Beach Police Department said that 48-year-old Oldy Ochoa Jr., was booked into the Broward County Jail on Saturday morning, a day after obtaining a warrant for his arrest on two counts of sexual assault.

The two incidents occurred inside the suspect’s unmarked police vehicle. The first incident occurred in an isolated alley behind the school where the victim was taking GED classes.

The second incident took place in a wooded area. Ochoa was suspended with pay after the allegations surfaced.

Ochoa met the girl when she was 11 years old. Ochoa was assigned to her missing persons case after she ran away from home.

2 Pennsylvania mosque leaders cut man’s hand with machete after being accused of stealing

Mosque illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Two mosque leaders are in trouble after using sharia law to punish a man who they accused of stealing, police in Pennsylvania said.

The Philadelphia Police Department said that the emir of the mosque was jailed after he and the imam cut the hand of the man with a 2-foot machete.

The incident began right after a prayer service at the Al-Masjid Ur-Razzaq Ul-Karim on Monday morning, when Merv Mitchell, and the imam of the mosque faced off with the man who usually helps organize prayer services.

Mitchell and the 25-year-old imam, accused the 46-year-old man of stealing money donated to the mosque. The man denied the accusation.

Police said that the victim was dragged to the building’s backyard. They threw the victim to the ground and held his right arm.

One of the suspects grabbed the machete from inside the mosque, and struck the victim. The blade nearly cut off his hand.

The victim was treated at a hospital and later released, but he will need reconstructive surgery. The machete used in the attack was found in the mosque.

Mitchell, 37, also known as Mabul Shoatz, was charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy, simple assault and reckless endangerment.