Life of 5-year-old boy of Syria saved at Israeli hospital after being struck in the face by stray bullet

The bullet 
By: Aarav Sen

A father of Syria, was overwhelmed with joy when doctors were able to save his son, who was hit by a bullet.

The 5-year-old boy was treated at Rambam Hospital in Haifa.

He underwent a long and complicated surgery that saved his life.

The incident began when the boy heard shots being fired and ran toward his father. While running for cover, the bullet struck the boy's face. The bullet traveled into his right cheek and then into his neck.

The victim’s father took his son and ran to an IDF hospital along the border with Syria. He was later transferred to the Rambam Hospital.

There, doctors performed tests to locate the bullet and found that it was close a to main vein.

“We explained to the father that the boy was lucky, because the bullet stopped before reaching a major artery,” said Dr. Salah Nasser.

The surgery lasted for two hours, and doctors were able to remove the bullet from the child.

Outside the operating room, the concerned father was very excited with the news that his son was out of danger.

“He hugged us and thanked us for saving his son," Nasser said. The child is now recovering from surgery and is expected to be discharged in a few days.

Man arrested after posing as police officer and threatening to shoot Crown Heights man during illegal traffic stop

Pointing gun illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A young man who posed as a police officer, was arrested after making an illegal traffic stop and threatening to kill a Crown Heights man, prosecutors in New York said.

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson announced that the 20-year-old Brooklyn man has been indicted on charges including impersonating a police officer and menacing for threatening to kill the driver he had pulled over in a phony “traffic stop” in Crown Heights.

20-year-old Maurice Joiner of 1519 Lincoln Place in Crown Heights, will be arraigned in Brooklyn Supreme Court on charges of first-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree menacing, second-degree harassment, possession of an imitation pistol, and possession of mace.

If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

According to the investigation, about 7:40 p.m., a 30-year-old Brooklyn man driving a van with a female passenger in the vicinity of Utica Avenue and Lincoln Place, made a U-turn and cut off Joiner’s vehicle. The two drivers exchanged words.

According to the investigation, Joiner pulled behind the van and turned on flashing red and blue lights similar to police emergency lights on the dashboard of his own vehicle, a Lincoln Aviator, resulting in the driver of the van pulling over.

Joiner allegedly exited his vehicle and approached the van, cursing. The van driver became nervous and drove away. Joiner then got back in his vehicle and pulled alongside the van, displayed what appeared to be a pistol and a police shield.

He told the driver that he was going to “blow his head off.”

The van passenger took down Joiner’s license plate number and called 911. Police officers from the 77th Precinct pulled Joiner over and found an air pistol, handcuffs, the blue and red light, a gold metal security officer shield, a bulletproof vest and mace.

Female 20-year-old Israeli soldier manages to stop 2 terror attacks (video)

Corporal Lihi Meir 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A young female Israeli soldier managed to stop two terrorists before they struck their targets, the IDF Blog reported.

The IDF Field Intelligence Corps is responsible for monitoring Israel’s most sensitive borders.

Hundreds of observers, most of them female soldiers, scan video monitors around the clock, searching for the smallest details.

These soldiers are the eyes of the nation, ensuring the safety of Israel’s civilians on a daily basis. 20-year-old Corporal Lihi Meir is one of the soldiers responsible for Gaza’s northern border.

Pressure, adrenaline and speed – these are the words she used to describe when she spotted and thwarted a terrorist infiltration during Operation Protective Edge.

On July 8, armed terrorists attempted to infiltrate an army base from the Mediterranean Sea. The base was located next to the sea, near Israel’s southern community of Zikim.

Corporel Lihi was part of the team of observers, who identified and thwarted the infiltration.

“When we identified the infiltration, we immediately realized that a very serious threat was unfolding before our eyes,” said Corporal Lihi.

Infantry forces immediately arrived on the scene together with the Air Force and Navy. The terrorists were neutralized, thanks to Corporel Lihi and her team.

July 21, 2014 is a day Corporal Lihi won’t forget. Around 6:30 a.m., as she was monitoring her surveillance screen, she detected 5 moving figures. They were five terrorists who had managed to infiltrate Israel through a tunnel from Gaza.

“The terrorists were laying on the ground, wearing IDF uniforms, equipped with body armor, helmets and weapons. I didn’t have time to think, I just acted,” she said, recalling those crucial moments.

Corporal Lihi immediately sent IDF soldiers to the site of the infiltration. The soldiers neutralized two terrorist cells composed of 9 members, who were planning to carry out kidnappings and attacks in Israeli towns near the border. They thought that by wearing IDF uniforms, they wouldn’t be detected.

“The terrorists were neutralized and the incident was considered over, but my mission was far from being over,” said Lihi. “After the event, I went right back to my screens to continue monitoring the area, searching for threats.”

New York City bar that calls itself ‘the bar for pregnant women’ encourages pregnant women to drink (video)

Gestations Facebook page 
By: Stacy Max

(Scroll down for video) A New York City bar is under fire after encouraging pregnant women to drink.

The bar called Gestations, which is located in the East Village, wrote: “All you mothers-to-be should come check out our trimester specials and our nine-month happy hour because now you’re drinking for two!”

In a message on Facebook the bar wrote: “The bigger the belly the more you can drink. This is true for men and pregnant women.”

Another message on Facebook reads: “Gestations is NYC’s first bar that lets you drink for two.” People were quick to condemn the new bar on social media sites.

“You are promoting actions that are dangerous to the health of an unborn child. Unfortunately, many babies are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, which produces learning and behavior disabilities as well as physical ones as well. Everyone knows that excessive drinking is equal to using drugs while pregnant. Why would you promote this kind of behavior? I hope that this is a joke?” Angela Holkmann wrote.

“I hope they allow smoking!” John Gruey wrote.

Teen woman sentenced to 10 years prison for raping 11-year-old boy after inviting him for the night

Handcuffs illustration  
By: Anika Rao

A teen was sentenced to a long prison term for raping a young boy.

18-year-old Lvnia Mundoza of Harare, Zimbabwe, sexually abused an 11-year-old boy after offering him a place for the night.

Magistrate Temba Kuwanda ruled that Mundoza will serve at least six years behind bars before she can be released on condition of good behavior.

The incident began when the 11-year-old boy had sold his father’s Kapenta fish without his permission. The father became angry.

The court heard that when the child's father confronted him, he ran out of the house and met his 18-year-old neighbor who offered to protect him.

The court heard that Mundoza, who lives close to the boy’s home, invited the child into her parents' home and offered him a room for the night.

Unaware of the impending sexual abuse, the child accepted the offer and slept in the neighbor's house. During the night, Mundoza awoke, went into the room where the child was sleeping and forcefully had sex with him without consent.

The sex abuse was discovered after the child suffered abdominal pain due to a sexually transmitted disease, prompting him to spill the beans and leading to the arrest of his teenage assailant.

Magistrate Kuwanda lashed out at Mundoza for risking the boy's life by exposing him to the dangers of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, all in an attempt to satisfy her own sexual desire.

Love struck man causes chaos after leaving package containing love songs for former wife

Bomb squad 
By: Devansh Dutt

A man who wanted to win back his former wife, caused panic after police mistook his romantic gesture for a bomb.

The police in Florence, Alabama, were called on Thursday afternoon, on a report of a suspicious package on a car.

The bomb squad was at the scene to neutralize the package in case it contained a bomb.

Police said they were called about the suspicious package, which turned out to be a package left by the man for his former wife.

Police said they were called to Wilson Park Medical Center around 2:30 p.m., when a woman saw the suspicious package on her vehicle.

Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler said that the package was left on the car by the woman’s former husband. The couple divorced a few months ago, and had recently started talking again.

The woman told police she received a call from her former husband, saying that he had left a package on her car. She got nervous and called the police.

Florence Police scanned the package and found that it contained a collection of love song cassettes. It also contained a note from the man pleading with his former wife to take him back. Tyler said that police will not press charges against the man.

Elderly woman locks police officer in her basement while searching her home without warrant

Venus Green 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) An elderly woman received $95,000 after she locked an officer in her basement.

Venus Green of Baltimore, Maryland, was angry when the police officer placed her in handcuffs and insisted on searching her home without a warrant.

As soon as the officer went to her basement she locked him downstairs. The incident began when Green’s grandson Tallie, was shot.

Tallie said that he was shot in a convenience store, but police insisted that it happened inside Mrs. Green’s house.

According to Green, the officer continued questioning her grandson and would not allow emergency workers to treat him despite his injuries.

When Green insisted that police allow her grandson to be treated as he was clearly in pain, the officer told her: “Oh, you did, come on, come inside I'll prove that you did.”

The police wanted to go to the basement where Tallie lived, but Green refused on the basis that the police had no warrant.

Green refused to allow the officer to go downstairs, but he insisted saying: “I'll find that gun I'll prove that you did it.”
A fight broke out between the woman and the male officer.

The officer then threw the elderly woman onto a chair, handcuffed and ridiculed her, according to Green.

While she was handcuffed, the officer went downstairs.
Mrs. Green then locked the door. Green suffered injuries due to the incident. She sued the police department for assault and violations of her rights. They finally settled for $95,000.

Teacher arrested after transporting student to gay club to watch him in action (video)

Sean Shaynak with students 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A teacher in New York, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and sex crimes.

The Brooklyn teacher is accused of taking several female students to clubs and nudist beaches.

The mathematics and physics professor allegedly gave straight A’s to girls, who were sleeping with him, prosecutors said.

The trouble for the 44-year-old Sean Shaynak, who was a Brooklyn Technical High School teacher, began when he was arrested for sending a photo of his privates to a student.

During the investigation, authorities learned of his crimes. According to a new unsealed 36-count indictment, the victims are between 13 and 19 years old.

Shaynak transported one 15-year-old girl, without permission, to a nude beach in New Jersey, where he plied her with vodka, tequila and whiskey until she passed out.

The two exchanged 10,000 text messages in which the teacher asked the girl to participate in lesbian sex with another student.

With another teenager, Shaynak had a four-month long sexual relationship, which allegedly included taking her to a gay sex club out of state and having her watch him be “serviced” by other men.

The teacher is being held on $1 million bond.

Two female teachers accused of having sex with the same student

Classroom illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) Two teachers are being investigated over allegations of having sex with a student at their school in Louisiana.

Police are investigating allegations that the two teachers had sex with the same male student.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations involving a couple of teachers at the Destrehan High School.

So far, one teacher was arrested. 32-year-old Shelley Dufresne of Montz, was booked into jail on one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, which means that the teen was a willing participant. However, due to his age, he cannot legally consent to having sex with an adult.

Dufresne was released after posting $200,000 bond. According to police, the victim is a 16-year-old boy.

The incident allegedly occurred off grounds. The teachers were placed on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

White woman who gave birth to black baby sues sperm bank for giving her sperm from black donor

Black baby illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A white woman became extremely angry when she gave birth to a black baby, according to a lawsuit filed in Ohio.

36-year-old Jennifer Cramblett is suing a Downers Grove sperm bank for allegedly giving her vials of sperm from a black donor when she really wanted a white baby.

She claims that it is difficult for her and her partner to raise the black 2-year-old girl in an all white community. Cramblett of Uniontown, accused the Midwest Sperm Bank for wrongful birth and emotional distress.

Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon, chose donor No. 380, who is white, but doctors received vials of donor No. 330, who is black.

Cramblett learned of the error when she was pregnant and ordered more vials so that she can have another child with the same sperm donor, according to the lawsuit.

Cramblett gave birth to Payton.

She and her partner easily bonded with her, yet she lives every day with the fears, anxieties and uncertainties about her future.

Cramblett said that she did not know any black person until she went to college, and her entire community is racially intolerant.

Cramblett’s therapists have advised her to move to a racially diverse community with good schools.

$80,000 worth of chicken found rotting in trailer after truck driver’s failed ransom attempt

Christopher Hall insert 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A truck driver thought he can earn extra cash by forcing a company to pay ransom for a truckload of chicken.

The trucker from Nampa, Idaho, who was employed by Dixie River Freight Inc, was driving a tractor-trailer carrying 35,000 pounds of frozen chicken, which was worth $80,000.

The driver decided to hold the chicken for ransom. He sent text messages to his company, saying that he will deliver the chicken in exchange for a ransom.

When the company refused, the suspect dumped the 53-foot trailer in Wye, Montana, and left. The truck was reported stolen, but was only found this week.

The trailer was abandoned at the Flying J truck stop and was found dripping juices of rotting chickens. “This is quite unusual. It is not only unpleasant, but it is a waste of food and resources, as well as criminal,” Paige Pavalone, the spokesperson for the Missoula County Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities are searching for the driver, who was identified as 42-year-old Christopher Hall. He was wanted for a parole violation and is now facing theft charges.

Now, the health department has to find a way to get the rotten meat to a landfill. It seems that the best plan now is to wrap the entire chicken trailer and take it to the landfill.

Dixie River's insurance company will have to determine if the truck can be cleaned well enough for it to be safe to use again.

Reverend commits suicide after being found guilty of having sex with married woman

Bedroom illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A reverend killed himself after having sex with a married woman.

Reverend Menard Zvenyika of Zimbabwe, was accused of impregnating the married woman and was found guilty of adultery.

The reverend was suspended from the church after having sex with Rosemary Nyamukachi, 35. Her husband, Chezhira Mukobvu, filed a lawsuit against the pastor demanding $10 000.

The day the reverend was supposed to be in court over the lawsuit, he committed suicide.

The pastor of the Reformed Church, Rev Zvenyika, has criticized the disciplinary commission.

At the funeral, Makaudze told people that pastors who handled the case of adultery against Zvenyika, relied too much on a woman whom he described as a prostitute.

“What boggles the mind is that they believed evidence given by a woman who claimed she was pregnant when she was not,” said Rev Makaudze.

The pastor also criticized the reverend saying: “no problem is big enough to justify suicide.”

Drug dealing parents order 5-year-old child to sit on bags of drugs to hide it from police

Marco and Sandy Cuevas 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A 5-year-old boy was used by his parents to conceal their drug stash, according to police in California.

The boy and his siblings were removed from the home after the child tested positive for drugs.

According to police, the five-year-old child was taken along for a drug deal and he was found in possession of a half a pound bag of drugs.

His parents, Marco Cuevas, 31, and his pregnant wife, Sandy, 29, were arrested after police said that they were caught selling drugs from a car.

After the couple, who have three children, were arrested, his young son was found in the back seat with a bag of cocaine.

Surprisingly, preliminary tests showed that the child had a significant level of cocaine in his system.

The father was found with two ounces of cocaine, while his wife, who is said to be seven months pregnant, had $10,000 in cash when she was arrested on Friday.

A search of the family home in Sylmar, discovered more drugs and weapons, according to the sheriff's office in Ventura County.

Officers seized $75,000 in cash, marijuana, pills, 16 weapons and nearly 3,000 rounds of ammunition.

The couple’s three children were taken into protective custody. Marco, who has a history of drug convictions, is being held in custody with bail set at $1 million.

He was charged with selling cocaine, conspiracy to sell cocaine, child endangerment and weapons violations.

Sandy was released after posting bail. She was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, conspiracy to sell cocaine and endangering the welfare of her children.

19-year-old woman get $818 ticket after being caught driving in the carpool lane with stuffed bear (video)

Stuffed bear in front seat of woman’s car 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A teen was caught using a large stuffed animal to gain access to an HOV lane on a busy highway, police in Washington said.

A Washington State Trooper stopped the 19-year-old woman for speeding on Monday morning.

The officer said that he expected to let her go with a speeding ticket, but when she rolled down the tinted windows of her Volkswagen Jetta, he discovered that the stuffed bear was sitting in the passenger seat.

The woman told the officer that she had no room in the back seat of the vehicle so she placed the bear in the front. The woman was driving in the carpool lane, which requires two passengers.

The driver was recorded going 74 miles per hour in a 60 miles per hour zone. She was issued a ticket for speeding and driving in the carpool lane illegally.

In total, the tickets amounted to $818.

Teen killed while taking selfie near train tracks after train slams into her

Varsha Alva 
By: Aarav Sen

A teen is dead after a train slammed into her while taking a selfie near the train tracks, police in India said.

Puttur Police said that 19-year-old Varsha Alva, was snapping photos of herself at a scenic stretch of railroad tracks when the passenger train slammed into her.

Alva died instantly, while her friend, Rachana, lost her arm. Alva was a student at Vivekananda College of Engineering and Technology.

According to the police investigation, the teens were busy taking pictures and did not hear or see the approaching train. Rachana is recovering at a hospital.

The teens managed to upload several photos to the Internet before the train slammed into them. The photos have since gone viral.

Plane dumps human waste on woman’s house and car

Airplane illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A woman of New Zealand, is angry after a plane dumped human waste on her house and car.

Karen Bass of Auckland, said that when she awoke on Sunday, she found her house and car covered in human feces.

There were brown spots throughout her property and her silver car. Bass said that her house is directly in the flight path of planes coming into Auckland International Airport.

The angry woman complained that the first thing she smelled when she opened her door that morning, was human waste. The mess was everywhere, she said.

Bass will send the waste to a lab to have it tested.

Officials told the woman to complain directly to the airline, but the woman said that she had no way of knowing which airline dropped the waste on her property.

School security guard arrested for raping 13-year-old girl on school premises

Security guard illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A school security guard was arrested on charges of rape for allegedly raping a teen girl on school premises, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they arrested 40-year-old Matthew Sunday, after being accused of dragging the 13-year-old girl into a bathroom, where he raped her.

According to the police investigation, Sunday saw the teen approaching the school premises and ordered her to stop. He then grabbed her and forced her into the bathroom.

He locked the door and raped her. After a few minutes, the girl managed to escape and told a teacher what happened. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors confirmed that she was raped.

Sunday, faces life imprisonment if convicted of the charges. He pleaded not guilty, and he was released on N100,000 ($1 = N163.85) bail.

Man kills his wife with nicotine to collect $500,000 life insurance (video)

Paul Curry 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A man who wanted to cash in his wife’s life insurance policy, decided to poison her with nicotine, prosecutors in California said.

57-year-old Paul Curry of San Onofre, a former nuclear engineer, was convicted on Tuesday of first-degree murder.

Curry was overcome by greed and decided to cash in on his 50-year-old wife’s $500,000 life insurance policy. Curry was questioned after the death of his wife Linda, but the case went cold, and Curry moved away and remarried.

He also collected $547,695 in life insurance and benefits, prosecutors said. According to the police investigation, Curry gave his wife a sleeping pill, then poisoned her with a nicotine injection.

According to the Medical Examiner, she had a high level of Ambien in her system, a sleep aid that was not prescribed to her, and injection marks behind the ears.

Curry denied all the allegations.

Mother beats her young children because their father did not answer the phone

Nicole Breault-Pequeno 
By: Devansh Dutt

A woman was arrested on child abuse charges after allegedly slapping her children when their father did not answer her phone calls, police in Arizona said.

Scottsdale Police said that they arrested 30-year-old Nicole Breault-Pequeno, on charges of child abuse after her children were found alone while she was wandering near her apartment building intoxicated.

Police were called to the home at 3600 N. Hayden Road, after witnesses saw the intoxicated woman in front of the building. When police arrived they learned that Breault-Pequeno had two children, ages 6 and 10.

Breault-Pequeno was charged with child neglect and possession of cocaine. Child welfare services took her children in their custody and then handed them over to her paternal grandmother.

The grandmother took the kids to the doctor, who saw bite marks on the right leg of the 10-year-old girl.

The girls were interviewed by police and the six year old said that they were left alone in a hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, while their mother went drinking at the bar.

She claimed that her mother pulled her hair until her head hit an ironing board and choked her until she had trouble breathing.

The 10-year-old girl told police that her mother was mad because her father did not come home. The girl’s mother told her to call her father, and every time he did not answer, she was slapped on her arms and legs.

Once, her mother thought she heard the police and told the girl to hide under the bed, When the girl could not fit under the bed fast enough, the mother bit her leg.

Breault-Pequeno was charged with two counts of child abuse. The mother denied all the allegations.