14-year-old yeshiva student beaten and robbed by 2 black men in Williamsburg

Scene of the incident 
By: Anika Rao

A teen boy was beaten and robbed on his way to yeshiva, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the Hasidic boy was attacked just before 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to the police investigation, the 14-year-old boy was on his way to yeshiva when he was approached by two black men in front of 124 Division Avenue.

The suspects demanded money. The boy handed over $1. The suspects knocked the boy to the ground, stole his cash and fled from the scene.

The victim went back home and told his parents about the assault. Police were called and they launched an investigation. So far, no arrests have been made.

Muslim student arrested for punching Jewish student at Temple University

Temple University 
By: Devansh Dutt

A Muslim student was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly punching a Jewish student at Temple University, police in Pennsylvania said.

Philadelphia Police said that 22-year-old Abdel Aziz Jalil, faces charges of simple assault and recklessly endangerment.

No hate crime charges have been filed against Jalil, a student at College of Science and Technology.

Malicious intent toward religion, ethnicity or race must be the reason behind the assault in order for hate crime charges to be filed.

This was not the case with this assault. Jalil was booked into jail and released after posting $1,500 bail. The victim, Daniel Vessal, sought treatment for a headache and stiff neck.

“Temple University is investigating a report of an attack against a student late Wednesday afternoon. The attack is alleged to have included physical violence and anti-Semitic statements and religious slurs. As part of its investigation, Temple asks that anyone with information about the incident contact Campus Safety Services immediately at 215-204-1234,” the university said in a letter.

"Temple University unequivocally condemns the disparagement or assault of any person based on religion or nationality. The university will not tolerate violence of any kind directed against members of the Temple community. In addition, university officials Wednesday night reached out to leaders of the Temple Jewish and pro-Palestinian communities to discuss the incident and a best path for moving forward," the letter also stated.

U.S. uses Israeli spy satellites to locate ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria to pinpoint air strikes

ISIS fighters illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

The U.S. is using Israeli spy satellite images to locate ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria, as their own satellites are not as advanced as those owned and operated by Israel.

Israel is also providing the U.S. with intelligence on people with Western passports who have joined the terrorist organization.

Israeli spy-satellites flying over Iraq and Syria, are able to detect frequencies and angles that U.S. satellites cannot. Israel is helping the U.S. to get better battle damage assessments after air strikes against ISIS targets.

"The Israelis are very good, with passenger data and the analysis of social media in Arabic, to get a better idea of ​​who these people are," said a diplomat.

The U.S. is erasing the Hebrew and other identifying marks of Israel, in order to avoid antagonizing Arab nations that are also fighting ISIS.

‘Murder the Jew tenant’ spray painted on Jewish home in Crown Heights

Scene of the incident 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A Jewish man was horrified to find anti-Semitic messages spray painted on the walls of his building in Crown Heights, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the Jewish tenant recently moved to the apartment of the building, which is occupied by blacks.

The building, located at 1146 President Street, was hit with the threatening hate graffiti earlier this week. Police said that they were called to the scene by the Jewish man when he saw "Murder the Jew tenant" written on the wall.

Detectives of the Hate Crimes Task Force, have been assigned to the case and are investigating the incident as a bias attack. Meanwhile, the manager of the building painted the wall to cover the hateful, message.

The building is owned by a Jewish real estate company. There are no surveillance cameras in the building, and so far, no arrests have been made.

2 teen girls arrested in Austria after attempting to join Islamic jihadists in Syria

One of the suspects 
By: Anika Rao

Two teen girls were arrested on charges of terrorism after allegedly trying to join Islamic jihadists in Syria, police in Austria said.

The Interior Ministry has confirmed that the two teenagers have been arrested in Vienna, as they were trying to leave the country and join ISIS.

A third girl was scheduled to join the 14 and 16-year-old girls in Graz, but her mother became suspicious of the large amount of luggage she was carrying and prevented her from leaving home.

The mother also called police, who located the two friends. The two girls were born in Vienna. The parents of the 16-year-old girl were born in Iraq, but have lived in Austria for 20 years.

The 14-year-old girl is a foster child. Investigators have not revealed how the girl were radicalized. The girl told police that they planned to go to Syria or Iraq, because they did not like Austria.

Man forces young teen to have sex with his wife to prove the teen is not gay

John Ford and Nicola Mason 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A couple was arrested after taking the virginity of a young teenager.

The couple is accused of forcing the boy to engage in a sex act with the woman, while the husband watched the act.

When the boy refused to have sex with the woman, the couple ridiculed him and called him gay until he gave into their demands.

The 15-year-old boy of Wales, was babysitting at the couple’s home when they came home drunk and persuaded the teen to have sex with the woman.

John Ford, 46, allegedly gave the teen drugs so that he can loosen up and have sex with his wife while he watched.

His 24-year-old partner Nicola Mason, agreed to engage in the sex act with the teen, who was still a virgin at the time.

The couple was arrested on sex abuse charges, but they denied all allegations made by the teen against them.

Driver loses his license after hiding car keys in his behind after leading police on high speed chase

Kyle Cooper 
By: Anika Rao

A man was arrested after he led police on a high speed chase.

However, when he was stopped, the man claimed that he was not the driver of the car.

28-year-old Kyle Cooper of Accrington, England, was stopped after he had been involved in the car chase.

When questioned by officers, Cooper denied driving the car, claiming he was a passenger and refused a breathalyzer test on the road.

Officers were unable to locate the car keys, which supported the man’s claim that he was not the driver.

However, when he was taken into custody, officers observed that he was uncomfortable while sitting. After a subsequent search of his body, officers found the keys inside him.

Cooper, a father of one child, was also found to be almost two times the legal limit for alcohol. In court, Cooper was found guilty of driving drunk and driving without insurance among other driving offenses.

Cooper, who works as a forklift truck driver, had his driver’s license revoked and was disqualified from driving for three years.

He was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work. He was given a curfew and was ordered to pay a fine of £600 (1 pound = $1.62).

Police officer arrested after being seen on video shoplifting from store for the second time

Officer Larry Wagner 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A police department in Kentucky, was forced to arrest one of their own.

The officer of the Louisville Metropolitan Police, is facing charges after being accused of shoplifting.

44-year-old Larry Wagner, was accused of shoplifting at the Cabella's hunting, an outdoor equipment store.

Workers at the store said that this was the second time the officer walked out with merchandise without paying, and they have the surveillance video to prove it.

Wagner was allegedly seen removing the merchandise from their packages and hid them. He then left without paying on two separate occasions.

Wagner was arrested and is facing two charges for unlawful taking under $500.

Sgt. Phil Russell of the Louisville Metro Police Department, reviewed the security videos, which showed the 22 year veteran officer taking items without paying for them.

Teen arrested after sexually assaulting 11-year-old girl while robbing her parents’ home (video)

Luis Contreras 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A mother thought that her daughter had a bad dream when she said that a man was in her room.

However, it turned out that the teen robbed the family’s home before he sexually assaulted the girl.

18-year-old Luis Contreras of California, was arrested after allegedly breaking into the house in Oxnard, and sexually assaulting the child, police said.

Officers responded to the home shortly before 2:00 a.m., after receiving the report that the 11-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted.

The man allegedly gained entry to the residence by cutting the screen to one of the windows of the house, police said.

Once inside, he allegedly took several items from the residence and placed them in a bag. He then went upstairs and entered the bedroom where two children were sleeping.

The man went over to the 11-year-old girl and assaulted her while the girl’s 6-year-old brother slept nearby.

When the girl awoke, Contreras fled the scene. During the course of the initial investigation, a call came in to alert authorities of another burglary, police said.

In the second incident, a man allegedly entered the residence through a window and took a cell phone, but fled after being confronted by the resident.

Police arrested Contreras in connection with both incidents. He was booked into the Ventura County Jail on suspicion of robbery and forcible sexual assault of a child under 14 years of age.

His bond was set at $500,000. Detectives were investigating similar crimes that have occurred in the area over the past year, which they now believe may be linked to Contreras.

Two men arrested for pimping 13-year-old girl to men at club after girl said she was 19 years old

Victor Moreno-Hernandez and Steven Toth  
By: Devansh Dutt

Two men were arrested for allowing men to sleep with a 13-year-old girl.

The men claim that the child lied about her age, and said that she was 19 years old.

A manager of the Beaverton's Stars Cabaret in Oregon, joined a pimp to turn the 13 year old into a prostitute, police said.

The two allegedly plied the child with drugs, and ordered her strip and dance at the club. She then had sex with customers in a backroom at the club.

When her work at the club was over, the two men sexually abused her and split the money she earned, police said.

43-year-old Steven Toth, the manager of the club, pleaded guilty to the charges in a deal with prosecutors. In exchange, he testify against his “business partner.”

Victor Moreno-Hernandez, 28, who is accused of being the pimp, pleaded not guilty to 16 charges.

In a separate case, Toth was charged with three counts of prostituting adult strippers. In the plea deal, two charges were dropped and he pleaded guilty to one charge.

Gummy bears producer issues recall after accidentally making jellies in the form of male private parts

Gummy bears illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

Consumers were shocked to see gummy bears shaped in the form of male private parts.

Now, the company that produces the gummy bears issued a recall of the defective products.

Dutch Rusk of New Zealand, imported the gummy bears called Dragon Sweets from China, about six weeks ago.

Two weeks later, the company began receiving complaints from people, who found that the jellies were shaped as male private parts.

Dutch Rusk said that the company immediately recalled the boxes once it started receiving complaints.

A spokesperson for the company said that when they received the first call they thought that the person was joking. The person however, offered to send them the bag of defective jellies.

The company had apologized to customers and compensated them with free candy.

The company said that the recall cost them thousands of dollars. The manufacturer also apologized and compensated the company.

Elderly man dies on bus after slapping passenger who refused to give up seat

Rescue workers try to save the man 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A dispute over a seat may have caused a man to suddenly die in public.

Police in China, are reviewing surveillance video of a dispute between two men that ended with one of the men dying.

According to the initial investigation, the elderly man died of a heart attack after getting into a heated argument with a younger man over a seat.

According to police, the dispute lasted for about 10 minutes, with the older man slapping the younger man.

The elderly man got onto bus No. 919 in Zhengzhou, Henan province at about 4:30 p.m., and asked the young man to give up his seat.

When the passenger refused to do so, the two got into the heated argument and the elderly man allegedly slapped the younger man four times until other passengers separated the two.

Someone offered the older man a seat, but the argument continued. Suddenly, the angry old man collapsed and died.

Medical emergency workers who arrived at the scene about 5:00 p.m., tried to revive the man, but were unsuccessful.

Dead lion found in freezer of restaurant during health inspection

Lion illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A health inspector was shocked with what he saw in a freezer of a restaurant.

The animal's body was discovered alongside food that was being served to unsuspecting customers.

The restaurant owner of West Sussex, United Kingdom, told the health inspector that the lion was donated to him by a nearby zoo to feed his pack of dogs.

Environmental health inspectors have the power to close restaurants if they find health hazards. As the lion was the only health code violation of the restaurant, it was allowed to continue operating.

In March, a restaurant consultant made a shocking discovery. The kitchen of the restaurant was infested with snakes.

It's disgusting, but not exactly a surprise to find restaurants infested with bugs, cockroaches, mice or rats. They usually infest the kitchen or dining room walls.

An animal definitely not expected to see at a restaurant is a snake.

However, that's what Ben Vaughn, saw in the Pig-N-Whistle restaurant in Millington, Tennessee. Vaughn, a restaurant consultant, was recording for the Food Network show "Health Inspectors," when he saw garden snakes in the corner of the restaurant.

The snakes were not very new residents. A shed skin sat right next to the snake, showing that the animal had been hanging out there long enough to shed skin.

In the TV program, which has not been shown yet, Vaughn tries to help exterminate the restaurant of its plagues to be able to pass the next health inspection.

Father arrested after killing his 5 young children and burying them alongside busy highway (video)

Timothy Ray Jones 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A father was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing his five young children and placing their bodies in garbage bags, police in Mississippi said.

Now, 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones from South Carolina, led police to the places where he buried his children.

He was caught after being pulled over at a checkpoint. Jones was arrested on Saturday, after he seemed to be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The suspect, who is divorced from his children's mother and shared custody, was arrested after police found his name on a list compiled by the National Crime Information Center.

His former wife reported him and the children missing last week. Jones buried his children in Alabama. He admitted that he killed his children, aged between 1 and 8.

The children were identified as Merah, 8, Elias, 7, Nathan, 6, Gabriel, 2, and Abigail, 1. Several months ago, Jones had been investigated on a child abuse complaint.

Thief steals underwear from 26 sleeping women

Underwear illustration 
By: Anika Rao

26 women reported that they woke up one morning, without their underwear.

Apparently, someone stole their clothes while they slept, police in Zimbabwe said.

Gokwe Region Police said that the 26 women reported waking up to find that their underwear had disappeared during the night, but found their panties later in the day, discarded in a bushy area.

Some women gladly took back their underwear, but others threw them away out of fear for witchcraft. The women lit a large fire and burned their underwear.

The police chief of the village where the incident occurred said that he suspects a supernatural involvement as he saw an owl carrying away an adult dog while he was discussing the issue of the stolen underwear with village leaders.

"It's amazing what's going on these days in the area, and I believe it would be prudent for the villagers to stop with their witchcraft," the chief said.

Teen arrested for kissing girl’s hand without consent

Hand illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A teen was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly kissing a girl’s hand without consent, police in Illinois said.

Mundelein Police said that they arrested the 18-year-old man on Wednesday, after being accused of kissing the girl on a bus.

The incident began when the man sat down next to the girl on the bus, and asked her to give him a high five. The girl complied and gave him a high five.

That is when he grabbed her hand and kissed it. He got off the bus on the 100 block of Hawthorn Center at Hawthorn Mall. He was arrested after the girl reported the incident to the police.

She was not injured. Earlier this week, an employee of a supermarket, who had a habit of forcefully hugging female customers, was arrested on charges of assault, police in Michigan said.

Now, Fred Civis, was fired from Plumb’s supermarket after owners said that they received several complaints from customers.

Civis worked at the supermarket for the past 39 years. The latest victim decided to file a complaint with police, who arrived at his home and arrested him on charges of assault.

However, some area residents have come out in support of Civis, saying that they believe he is being persecuted for his kindness.

During a rally outside of Plumb’s, one employee came outside, gave Civis a hug and told him that she missed him. Civis remains defiant, saying that he wants his job back so he can keep on hugging customers.

A Facebook page supporting a boycott of Plumb’s has nearly 10,0000 likes.

"We have policies in place in all our Plumb’s to ensure that all who come to our shop are treated properly and with respect," James Nader, CEO of Plumb’s said in a statement.

"The decision to fire Fred Civis was difficult. The decision came after multiple violations of our policies, one of which led to a criminal complaint from a shopper at our store in Whitehall. Though we have been strongly criticized for our decision we remain firm in our belief that the safety and comfort of our customers always come first," Nader also said.

Man destined to become television star commits suicide because he was too short as a child

Jonathan McNally 
By: Aarav Sen

A popular man who was scheduled to appear on a reality television show, committed suicide because he was too short as a child.

The personal trainer committed suicide after battling depression over his height.

Jonathan McNally of the United Kingdom, signed up to appear on a new version of “The only way is Essex,” before he was found hanged.

His family said that the 27-year-old man of Shard End, who was 5 feet 7 inches tall, had suffered from depression since 15 years old.

A Medical Examiner ruled that his death was a suicide. Throughout his childhood, he was told that he was 2 years behind in growth.

He was depressed about his height from a young age. Eventually, he grew to 5 feet 7 inches tall, but he remained depressed.

McNally was scheduled to appear in the reality show called “The Project” after auditions were held in Birmingham.

Teen faces 2 years in prison for taking indecent photos of himself with Jesus statue

The Jesus statue 
By: Hydar Tomar

A teen was arrested on charges of desecration of a venerated object after allegedly taking indecent photos of himself next to a Jesus statue, police in Pennsylvania said.

Everett Police said that the teen was arrested after posting the indecent photos of himself with the Jesus statue on Facebook.

The 14-year-old boy took the photos several months ago, next to the Jesus statue that was erected outside a building of the “Love in the Name of Christ” organization.

The teen will be tried in family court on a charge of desecration of a venerated object. Police charged the teen because they believe he knew that people who see the photo, would be outraged.

The teenager, whose name has not been released, could face up to two years in a juvenile prison if convicted.

Police find 50 dead cats in freezers while searching child porn suspect’s home (video)

Douglas Westcott 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Florida police made a shocking discovery while searching the home of a child porn suspect.

Palm Beach County investigators, who were serving a search warrant for child pornography on the home near Greenacres on Wednesday, found at least 50 dead cats stashed away in four freezers.

Animal control personnel also seized approximately 30 to 35 live cats. Some of those cats are suffering from respiratory infections and other ailments.

55-year-old Douglas Westcott was adamant about keeping his animals. Detectives also seized a computer. Westcott was taken into custody on three counts of material depicting the sexual behavior of children.

Westcott said that he will fight the county in court in order to regain control of his animals. Experts said that Westcott might be suffering from an animal hoarding phobia.

Hot-looking woman sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing former husband who raped her

Tracey Grissom 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A good-looking woman is off the streets after a jury found her guilty of killing her former husband.

Tracey Grissom claimed that she was a battered woman, and she feared for her life when she killed the man.

Tracey killed her former husband Hunter Grissom, at a Binion Creek boat landing in broad daylight after she claimed that he approached her and threatened her life.

She shot and killed him in self defense. However, a judge did not allow the jury to hear about the man’s previous arrest for sexually assaulting Tracey.

Prosecutors told the jury that Tracey killed her former husband for his insurance money of $103,000. Unaware of the domestic abuse situation, the jury convicted the woman. She faces 25 years to life in prison.

Before sentencing Tracey, she was finally given a chance to tell her side of the story. She showed the court photos of the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband.

Tracey reportedly needed surgery after she was forcefully raped by her husband.

Now, she was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the crime. One juror felt that Tracey did not get a fair trial because they were not informed of her domestic abuse history.

“I didn't think it was a fair trial. I didn't think it was right,” juror Janice Kelley said. “I have been abused and I know what it is like,” she said after sentencing.

Tracey’s lawyer will appeal the case.

Girl dies and her friend is hospitalized after sharing E-coli infected turkey sandwich

Serena Profitt and Brad Sutton 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A family outing turned tragic when two young kids got very sick.

Two family friends of Oregon, were at a restaurant for dinner where their two young children shared a turkey sandwich.

The children became ill and were hospitalized. 4-year-old Serena Profitt of Portland, tested positive for E-coli, and died from kidney failure and other complications.

Her 5-year-old friend, Brad Sutton, also became ill after sharing the turkey sandwich. His mother, Elizabeth Sutton, said that her son was undergoing dialysis.

For now, he is in stable condition, but doctors had warned that he might suffer a stroke or other complications. Oregon health officials and the Tacoma Health Department are investigating.


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