Company sells out entire stock of Ebola plush toys

Ebola plush toys 
By: Feng Qian

A company said that thanks to the recent surge of reported Ebola cases they have managed to sell out the entire stock of Ebola plush toys.

Giantmicrobes Inc., which manufactures a line of plush toys based on viruses and other microscopic organisms, sells a regular size stuffed Ebola for just $9.95 and a giant toy for $29.95.

"Since its discovery in 1976, Ebola has become the T. Rex of microbes," the manufacturer based in Stamford, Connecticut, said.

With the latest Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 4,500 people, mostly in West Africa, customers have snatched up the toy, which looks like half of a pretzel.

Giantmicrobes lists the World Health Organization as one of its largest customers, together with pharmaceutical companies and the American Red Cross.

The company also sells anthrax, botulism, cholera, and dengue fever plush toys.

Man arrested after raping his uncle’s dog

Dogs illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on charges of rape after he was caught sleeping with his uncle’s dog, police in the Philippines said.

The incident with the dog unfolded early on Sunday morning in Barangay Cubacub, Mandaue.

36-year-old Danilo Udto was seen by his uncle, Salvador Secuya, with the dog. Secuya said that he caught the suspect in the act of molesting his dog.

Police officers who responded to the scene, found several empty bottles of liquor. According to the police investigation, the suspect drank alcohol with several of his friends until the early hours of the morning.

Around 3:30 a.m., Udto left his drinking buddies and started playing with the dog that was chained to a fence outside his home. After playing with the dog, the suspect got naked and started having sex with it.

Secuya woke up after hearing his dog barking. He went outside, and saw Udto, who works as a painter, having sex with his dog. Police said that the suspect was drunk and his speech was slurred.

Woman dies after anesthesiologist drank half a bottle of vodka before treating her during childbirth

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By: Wayne Morin

A woman is dead after an anesthesiologist showed up drunk for a procedure during childbirth, police in France said.

Now, the doctor has admitted being under the influence of alcohol during the botched procedure that left the woman, who was originally from the United Kingdom, dead.

The incident began following a successful Caesarean procedure. New mother Xynthia Hawke and her baby, were in good health.

Despite having an epidural, Hawke was in great pain at the Kappa Clinic near Bayonne. Doctors ordered a second dose for her.

The anesthesiologist, 45-year-old Helga Wauters, who is originally from Belgium, decided to have some vodka before the second procedure.

Wauters struggled to insert a breathing tube during the procedure, and the pipe ended up inside her esophagus. Hawke went into a coma and died several days later.

The baby, a boy named Isaac, survived. Wauters admitted to police that she had been drinking before the procedure. She was charged with manslaughter.

"The night of the incident, I drank half a bottle of a mixture of vodka and water. I was not drunk, I was working at 70 percent of my abilities," Wauters told a judge.

"I need vodka so that I do not shake," she added.

Man sees his wife for the first time since becoming blind 33 years ago

Larry Hester with his wife 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) It was an emotional moment for everyone who witnessed a man being able to see his wife for the first time in 33 years.

The 66-year-old man of North Carolina, became the 7th person in the United States, to receive a bionic eye, which helped him see his wife for the first time in 33 years, according to the Duke Medicine website.

Larry Hester was diagnosed with retinas pigmentosa in his early 30s and has been blind ever since.

Last month, doctors began the process of inserting a bionic eye called an Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Device.
Now, when his eye was tested, and Hester confirmed that he was able to see his wife.

His wife, who was overwhelmed with joy, asked the doctor if she was allowed to kiss her husband, before planting a kiss on his lips.

Man jumps to his death from high-rise building over love triangle with two other men

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A love triangle between three men led to the death of a 32-year-old man.

The incident unfolded in New York City, when the distraught man jumped to his death from a great height of a Midtown Manhattan luxury high-rise on Saturday morning.

Witnesses said that the incident took place about 8:45 a.m., during a fight among three men.

The victim fell from an apartment balcony on the 33rd-floor of the Ritz Plaza on W. 48th St. near Eighth Ave. He landed on the fourth floor, police said.

The deceased did not live in the building, residents said.

Witness said that they saw the victim fighting with another man, who was desperately trying to save him and was screaming for help.

Medical examiners remove the body from where it landed, while police are investigating the incident.

Drunk father arrested for using his 8-year-old son as designated driver

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By: Wayne Morin

A father was arrested for allowing his son to drive when he was to drunk.

Frank Gordon Conway allegedly told police that he “does not see a problem” with allowing his son to be the designated driver while he is drunk.

The boy ended up driving through a parking lot and yard before crashing into a tree.

The father of Pennsylvania, was driving drunk before allowing his 8-year-old son to take the wheel.

The 46-year-old from Wheatfield Township, West Wheatfield, was charged with child endangerment, reckless endangerment and two summary counts of permitting an unlicensed driver and permitting careless driving.

The boy told authorities that he sat between his father's legs while operating the steering wheel and pedals of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

As a result of the crash, the 8-year-old boy suffered injuries to his face and chest.

Female teacher suspended from school for physically fighting a student during class

The teacher in the black pants 
By: Tanya Malhotra

In a bizarre incident that was caught on video, a teacher was seen physically fighting a student.

The teacher of Maryland, is under fire after a video emerged showing her fighting a 17-year-old girl.

The beginning of the video, which was recorded on a cell phone, shows the girl pushing a chair in the direction of the teacher in her classroom at the Carver Vocational-Technical High in Baltimore.

The 17-year-old girl reportedly became upset after the teacher told her to stop using her cell phone during an exam.

The video taken inside the classroom showed that the teenager pushed the swivel chair in the direction of her teacher.

The argument between the teacher and the student intensified, and it spilled outside the classroom and into the hallway, where the teenager threw a book at her teacher.

That's when the teacher charged at the girl, and the two began fighting physically. A tall male student tried to intervene and break up the fight, but to no avail.

The teacher was seen on video hitting the girl against a locker and pulling her long hair. At one point, the teacher was heard screaming:”I'll kill you.”

School spokesperson Anne Fullerton said that the teacher was treated for minor injuries and was placed on administrative leave pending an internal and external investigation.

The student was charged with assaulting the teacher and was later released to a parent.

Facebook dispute between girls ends in with three-year-old girl being shot dead

Amiracle Williams 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A young girl lost her life in a fight over Facebook posts.

Police in Michigan, have arrested two people who were involved in the Detroit shooting.

The fight ended with four people being injured and 3-year-old Amiracle Williams shot dead.

Police said that it all started with a fight on Facebook. Some teens were upset over Facebook posts and confronted Amiracle’s 17-year-old sister.

Amiracle’s 40-year-old father, who feared for the safety of his daughter, shot a man. The man was rushed to the hospital.

After the shooting, a man returned to the scene and shot Amiracle, her father, her mother, 36, and her sister.

Amiracle succumbed to her injuries while her family members are fighting for their lives.

Police arrested a man and a woman over the incident, but they are looking for four others. Police said that the people they are looking for are gang members.

Grandmother bites off tongue of rapist as he tried to kiss her by force

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By: Chan Yuan

A man lost a piece of his tongue after he tried to kiss a woman while raping her.

The 30-year-old man tried to kiss his 75-year-old victim early Saturday morning.

The woman was on her way home from Tsomo, Eastern Cape in South Africa, when she was attacked. The thug raped and beat her, but she got her revenge when he tried to kiss her.

The grandmother tried to fight off her attacker, but was unsuccessful. However, the woman bit down hard and took off a piece of his tongue.

The distraught rapist ran away, leaving the portion of the tongue behind.

The woman went to police and handed over the tongue as evidence. Police began an investigation into the incident.

The officers went to hospitals and clinics around the area to see if the suspect had sought medical attention for his injury.

Police arrested the suspect when they found him on his way to a local clinic. Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Namhla Mdleleni confirmed the incident.

“The suspect appeared in Tsomo Magistrate’s Court on charges of assault and rape.The tongue is being kept at the morgue for further investigation,” the spokesperson said.

Female teacher, 46, arrested for having relationship with underage girl

Johanna Feazell  
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A teacher in Missouri, was arrested after having a relationship with her student.

The high school teacher was charged with statutory sodomy and attempted enticement of a child.

The teacher, 46-year-old Johanna Feazell, had a crush on her student, who is 30 years her junior.

Feazell was an English and Language Arts teacher for eighth grade in the Marshfield School District, for the past 15 years. She also has coached girls basketball for some time.

A police detective began investigating Feazell, after the girl's mother said she found a hidden cell phone in the room of her daughter.

The only contact on the phone was the teacher and it was labeled “sweetheart.” The girl admitted to having a relationship with the teacher for several years.

The girl told the detective that Feazell, gave her the phone so they could have voice conversations and secretly text.

The detective learned that Marshfield school administrators had issued notices of deficiency to Feazell twice after she was caught texting and writing letters to the girl.

The detective met with Feazell at school, and said that she admitted buying the phone for the girl. The detective took the phone as part of the investigation.

The girl gave the detective the security access code for the phone, and said that some of the text messages in it were about the sexual encounter the girl had with Feazell at the teacher’s home.

Feazell was arrested and her bail was set at $100,000.

Police recruit gives teen alcohol in exchange for sex

Cyrus Sukhadia 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A soon to be police officer in Pennsylvania, was arrested before being sworn into duty for a number of crimes.

The Pittsburgh police recruit was suspended after being accused of providing alcohol to a student in exchange for sex.

He was further charged with intimidating a witness in the case.

According to the criminal complaint, Cyrus Sukhadia, 21, picked up an 18-year-old woman from school on three different occasions.

He then bought alcohol for the teen and drove her to his home for sex. The woman told police that she knew Sukhadia was a recruit because she saw his gun and police vest in his closet.

The woman told police that Sukhadia knew she was only 18 years old, and was unable to buy alcohol for herself.

Sukhadia is accused of threatening the teen, saying that if she ever went to the police he would “plant enough cocaine on her to put her in prison for 20 years.”

Man granted divorce from his wife after she admits to being possessed by a genie and refusing to have sex with her husband

Possessed woman illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman who refused to have sex with her husband, told a court that she was possessed by a genie, according to court documents in the United Arab Emirates.

Now, the Dubai court has granted a divorce to the man, who said that his wife is possessed by spirits.

After persistently denying him sex, the woman finally told her husband to discuss the issue with her parents.

The parents told the man that his wife was in fact possessed by a genie, and that several religious scholars had tried unsuccessfully, to exorcise the spirit.

The husband filed for divorce at the Dubai Sharia Court.

The husband’s lawyer told the court that the woman and her family cheated his client by hiding the fact that she was possessed.

The court granted the husband a divorce, but asked him to pay about 40,000 dirhams ($11,000) in maintenance to his wife.

However, the Dubai Court of Appeals later upheld the divorce, but canceled the alimony, ruling that the woman does not deserve it because she was not honest about the genie.

Woman gets $35,000 for falling off toilet seat when wall tile fell to the floor

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman sued a contractor after she fell off her toilet when a tile fell down and crashed on the floor, according to court proceedings in Ireland.

Now, the 61-year-old woman, who was injured when she fell off the toilet at her Shankill, Dublin, home, has been awarded almost 28,000 euros (1 euro = $1.28) in damages.

Judge Jacqueline Linnane ruled that Isabela O'Sullivan, got a real scare when the tile fell off the wall while she was sitting on the toilet.

The woman told the court that she fell forward and injured her right knee. O'Sullivan had placed new tiles on her toilet walls several weeks before the incident.

Neil Kelly, the contractor who installed the tiles on the bathroom wall, denied that the work had not been done properly.

Kelly believes that O'Sullivan wanted different tiles on her bathroom walls and pulled off some of the new tiles.

O'Sullivan however, claimed that she had gone to the bathroom, and as she sat on the toilet, she noticed one tile tumbling down to the floor.

The shock made ​​her fall forward. She laid on the floor for several minutes, before calling a friend for help. O'Sullivan went to a doctor several times, complaining of continuous pain in the knee.

She had undergone physical therapy and her doctor referred her to a specialist. X-rays revealed that O'Sullivan had an underlying degenerative condition in her knee.

She is no longer able to take long walks as usual. A forensic engineer told the court that the tile fell due to poor workmanship and the possibility of improper adhesive.

O'Sullivan was awarded 25,000 euros for pain and suffering, 2,500 euros for new tiles and 350 euros for other costs.

Prison cell decorated to accommodate wedding of 30-year-old inmate

Wedding ceremony illustration 
By: Feng Qian

Prison officials decorated an inmate’s cell in order for him to feel comfortable on his wedding night, a spokesperson for a prison in Saudi Arabia said.

The prison, which is located in Buraydah, was decorated for the wedding of the 30-year-old prisoner.

“To celebrate the event, prison managers used proper decoration to set the right mood for the night,” Saleh al-Korzaii, an official of the prison, said.

Al-Korzaii also said that prisoners are sometimes allowed to leave prison to attend a wedding ceremony without restrictions, depending on the crime they committed.

Prisons are keen to ensure the health, safety and comfort of each inmate. Officials however, did not say how long the bride was allowed to stay with her new husband in the cell.

Woman sentenced to jail after failing to cut the grass of her front yard (video)

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By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman was sentenced to serve 5 days in jail after failing to cut the grass of her front yard, prosecutors in Tennessee said.
Karen Holloway of Lenoir City, received a warning from the city to cut her grass.

Holloway admitted that her yard definitely needed attention, but personal family issues have kept her behind in doing yard work.

"Karen D. Holloway was given notice to correct a violation on her property located at 810 West Broadway. Section 302.4 requires all grass cut to less than 12 inches. To date, Holloway has not complied with the notice she received," the citation read.

Holloway said that she was surprised when Judge Terry Vann, sentenced her to 5 days in jail. She even offered to do five days of community service instead of jail time, but Vann declined her offer, insisting that she serve time behind bars.

"Why put me in prison with child molesters and people who have committed real crimes, all because I have not kept my yard up to the city code?" Holloway asked.

Holloway claims that she was not read her rights or told she could have a lawyer present.

Man arrested after telling casino workers that his wife has Ebola

Emanuel Smith 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on charges of inducing panic after allegedly telling workers at a casino that his wife has Ebola, police in Ohio said.

Cleveland Police said that 60-year-old Emanuel Smith, told a Horseshoe Casino dealer that he was dodging his sick former wife, who had traveled to West Africa.

According to the police investigation, Smith and his former wife do not have Ebola, and they have not traveled to Africa. An attorney for Smith said that his client’s comments were blown out of context.

Smith was also charged with trespassing and entering a fun place to cause a disturbance.

Officials temporarily closed the casino where Smith played, and reported the incident to the Centers for Disease Control and local health departments.

Smith was ordered to stay away from the casino and his bail was set at $10,000.

Man seen walking naked while holding Bible on public street (video)

The suspect 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man was detained on charges of public indecency after allegedly walking on a public street while holding a Bible, police in Mississippi.

Hattiesburg Police said that the incident with the naked man unfolded on Wednesday.

The man walked down Hutchinson Avenue, near the Hattiesburg High School at 1:30 p.m.

When approached, the suspect quoted verses from the Bible. Police were called to the scene, and took the man into custody near Hardy Street.

The man was taken to a local hospital for observation. According to the initial police investigation, the man had not taken his prescribed medication, leading to the incident.