7 and 8 year old boys accused of raping girls

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By: Feng Qian

Police in the United Kingdom, said that two children were accused of raping girls.

The two boys, aged 7 and 8, are suspected of committing rape. However, due to their age, they cannot be punished for their crimes.

Police in Greater Manchester, released the details of the alleged crimes, but because of the ages of the alleged offenders, their names were not released.

Police said that they are just two of about 1,000 children who were accused of committing crimes but cannot be prosecuted.

According to police, the 7-year-old boy was accused of raping a girl under 13, while the 8-year-old boy was accused of raping a girl under 16.

They can never be tried for the heinous crimes because under the law, children under 10 years old cannot be charged or taken to court.

Due to age restrictions, justice can never be served for most young victims.

Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick said that although children under 10 years old cannot be charged, “special measures” have been put in place for child offenders in these situations.

“If we identify that the individual suspected of that crime is under the age of 10, they are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Investigations are handled sensitively by specially-trained officers as there are often a number of complex factors that need to be considered with regard to both the victim and the offender.

“For instance, we and a number of partner agencies such as social services, local safeguarding boards and youth offending teams work closely with the parents or guardians of that person to address the cause of the behavior,” Chadwick said.

Nude pregnant woman dies after colliding with boyfriend’s car

The two cars after the crash 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A pregnant woman was killed and her baby is in critical condition after she collided with her boyfriend’s car.

Police in Texas, said that the pregnant woman was thrown from her Dodge Ram truck after hitting her boyfriend's car.

She was rushed to a hospital with severe head injuries and her baby was delivered before she was pronounced dead.

Houston Police said that the woman, who was six months pregnant, was believed to have been fighting with her boyfriend before they got into separate vehicles around 2:00 a.m.

At some point, while driving on the Sam Houston Parkway, the two cars collided with each other before both crashed into an auto body shop.

Police believe that the woman, who was identified as Monica Ramirez, was not wearing a seatbelt, and she did not wear any clothing when she was thrown from her truck.

Doctors were able to deliver her baby, who is now in the neonatal intensive care unit, before she tragically died.

Authorities said that the boyfriend may have been intoxicated at time of the accident. A blood test was taken at the hospital to determine if alcohol was a factor in the accident.

The boyfriend is being treated at the hospital, where he is said to be in stable condition and is cooperating with authorities.

Police agree to watch father spank daughter to ensure he doesn't break the law

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By: Chan Yuan

Parents are scared to discipline their children out of fear that they might be charged with child abuse.

One father in Florida, called police to supervise the spanking of his daughter.

The Okeechobee Sheriff's Office received a call from a father, who wanted to be supervised while spanking his child to ensure that he does not break the law.

The father said that he wanted to discipline his 12-year-old daughter for getting into a heated argument with her sister, but did not want to break the law.

The man called his local police department and asked if they could supervise while he spanked her, and they agreed. A deputy went to the man’s home and watched the father spank his daughter on the behind.

Sheriff Noel Stephen said that this is not the first time a parent called, requesting a sheriff to be at the home while disciplining a child.

Officer Stephen said that he has personally supervised approximately 12 spankings.

“It’s definitely not something we advise to do, and even though law enforcement has been willing to help out in this situation, watching a parent discipline their child is something that’s done only when a deputy has no other calls to handle,” Stephen said.

Woman walks her dog by attaching leash to her Mercedes

Dog walked while chained to Mercedes 
By: Chan Yuan

Dog lovers Italy, are outraged after seeing a woman walk her dog by attaching its leash to her luxury car.

Animal rights activists in Kottingbrunn, condemned the actions of the woman who was caught walking her dog while sitting behind the wheel of her Mercedes.

The woman was seen by several witnesses dragging the dog next to the car with a choke collar on a leather leash. The dog was being dragged along the side of the road as the woman drove her car.

When confronted by concerned citizens, the woman explained that she recently had back surgery and could not walk her dog.

The Association Against Animal Cruelty (VGT) filed a complaint with the police against the woman on charges of animal cruelty.

Young woman horrified to step on dead body floating in hot tub at spa (video)

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By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman fled in panic after stepping on a dead body floating in a hot tub at her favorite spa, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that 84-year-old Hock Ma of Queens, died after being found submerged in the hot tub at the luxury spa by another user.

Ma of Forest Hills, died on Sunday night, after being pulled from the water of the hot tub at Spa Castle in College Point. An autopsy showed that Ma died of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

According to witnesses at the scene, a young woman who had gone to the hot tub, ran around screaming for help, saying that there was an unresponsive man in the water.

She said that she walked into the water and felt something at her feet. Ma was pulled out of the water and employees administered CPR until rescuers arrived.

Ma was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Spa Castle has another location in Manhattan, and one in Texas.

Large fire breaks out in fire station causing extensive damage (video)

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By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A large fire broke out inside a fire station, which caused extensive damage to the living area, fire officials in Canada said.

Several fire crews in the Halifax, were called to put out the fire that broke out in one of their own stations on Thursday morning.

The fire broke out around 10:00 a.m. at the fire station in Harrietsfield. Twelve trucks from other fire stations were called to the scene.

Firefighters had the fire under control by 11:00 a.m. Investigators said that no one was in the building when the fire broke out.

The back of the building suffered extensive damage. The back of the fire station contains office space, training rooms, a boiler room and a kitchen.

The fire trucks at the station did not suffer any damage. An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.

Twitter users were quick to point out the irony of the situation as seen on this Twitter handle:

53-year-old man jumps into Cadillac hearse containing body and drives off as horrified family watches (video)

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By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A family was horrified to see a man jumping into a hearse, which contained their loved one’s body, and driving off, police in California said.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that 53-year-old Ronnie Skipper, stole the hearse as the family was preparing for the burial.

Skipper has been charged with grand theft of an automobile,
driving or taking a vehicle without consent and unlawful transportation of remains.

The defendant was arraigned at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Department 30. Skipper was previously convicted of attempted second-degree robbery, according to court records.

According to the police investigation, police received a call regarding a black Cadillac hearse that was stolen from a church in the 4900 block of Avalon Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Additionally, law enforcement was alerted that the vehicle held a casket with body remains.

Authorities immediately began a search, and discovered the hearse pulled over with several people holding down the driver.

The motorist was later identified as Skipper. Soon after, Skipper was arrested by police and subsequently charged in connection with the incident.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces seven years in state prison.

Bathroom police to make sure people are using their toilets at home (video)

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By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Police in India, were equipped with tablets with which they will monitor use of toilets.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he launched a program throughout the country to check whether people are using their toilets as part of the cleanliness drive.

Police officers will go to homes with mobile phones, tablets and iPads, with which they will monitor toilets in rural areas by taking videos and photos.

The footage will be uploaded to a website in real time for the public to see. A shortage of toilets costs the country more than $50 billion a year, mainly as a result of hygiene-related diseases.

About 626 million residents relieve themselves in open places.

The government has doubled spending on toilet construction and requested financial donations from companies in the country to help.

Man takes his goldfish for surgery after it suffered from constipation

The fish being monitored before surgery 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A pet owner of England, spent a lot of money on surgery to save his goldfish after it became constipated.

The man took the fish to a veterinary clinic in North Walsham, Norfolk, after noticing that the fish was struggling to eliminate waste.

He had hoped it would be a simple procedure, but was informed by the staff at Toll Barn Veterinary Center that the fish required delicate surgery at a cost of £300 (about $465).

The pet owner agreed to pay the fee and surgery was performed on the goldfish.

Veterinarian Faye Bethell, 29, carefully administered an anesthetic before using tiny instruments to remove two lumps of waste from the fish.

She used a mini heart-rate monitor to check the fish before using a miniature scalpel to remove the waste. She then sewed each cut with three stitches before using a special glue to cover and waterproof the fish's scales.

The procedure lasted for about 50 minutes, and the fish made a full recovery.

“The actual surgery is quite simple, but the administration of anesthesia is quite complicated,” Bethell said. She also said that if left untreated the fish would have died.

Police chief claims he accidentally shot his wife who is now fighting for her life

William and Margaret McCollom 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A police chief in Georgia, is under investigation after he shot his wife.

The wife of Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom was hospitalized and is in critical condition after being shot by her husband.

Police responded to the couple's home shortly after 4:15 a.m., where they found the victim, 58-year-old Margaret McCollom, with a gunshot wound. She was taken by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center.

The local police called the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to handle the case.

William McCollom called police and said that he accidentally shot his wife twice with his service weapon. After further investigation, it was determined that she was only struck by one bullet.

Investigators did not disclose where Margaret was injured, or what led to the shooting, but they did say that the shooting took place in the couple’s bedroom.

Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington said that the police chief was placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

William McCollom has been in law enforcement for almost 30 years, and the chief in Peachtree City for over one year.

Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard said that charges could be filed against the police chief even if the shooting is ruled an accident.

Couple gets married inside the frozen food aisle at Costco

The bride walking down the aisle at Costco 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A couple was given permission to walk down the aisle and exchange vows at Costco.

The couple of Santa Maria, California, was accompanied by many friends and family members as they walked down the isle inside the store.

The couple decided to exchange their vows in the place where they first met - the frozen food section of their local Costco.

Robert and Meredith Bonilla, who were married after Costco was closed for the night, said that they chose the frozen food section because it was the spot where they first met about a year ago.

The frozen food aisle was lined with seasonal poinsettias as friends and family members watched the bride and groom exchange vows.

The couple exchanged vows on top of wooden pallets before posing for photos at different places around the Costco store.

Costco provided a love seat so that they can sit, relax and enjoy each other’s company as a married couple while in the store.

Family survives after crashing and being dragged under fuel tanker (video)

Heather Slack with her children in an ambulance 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Firefighters were shocked to find people alive in a car that crashed and was dragged under a fuel tanker.

The family of Utah, is happy to be alive after their car crashed into the fuel tanker. The mother drove her car with two of her children when the vehicle slid on a sheet of ice.

“The car went under the semi-truck and was dragged for about 200 meters,” Sgt. Blaine Robbins of the Utah Highway Patrol said.

“It's an absolute miracle that no one was hurt. They were very lucky,” he added.

The accident occurred shortly after 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, when the green Toyota Avalon lost control and crashed into the tanker.

Heather Slack of Eagle Mountain, was driving the car while other family members followed closely behind. After seeing the car’s roof caved under the tanker, family members prepared for the worst.

The tanker was carrying 8,000 gallons of fuel, which caused a large response by rescuers. When Firefighters reached the car, they were shocked to find that the family was alive and not hurt.

They were taken to a nearby hospital for observation. During their ride to the hospital, Heather Slack hugged her children and was glad that they were all fine.

Mother seen carrying her baby in designer handbag

Xue Hsueh holding her baby in handbag 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Many women like to show off their designer handbags.

However, one mother of China, used her expensive bag as a carry case for her baby boy.

26-year-old Xue Hsueh placed her baby in her designer handbag while chatting with friends. One of her friends thought it was so cute and took a photo of the child in the bag.

She later posted the photo to the Internet, which caused a firestorm. Many people did not agree that it was “cute” or “fine” to place a nine-month-old child in a handbag.

The mother faced a lot of backlash. Some people pointed out that a child is not like a dog.

However, Hsueh defended herself, saying that her baby was only very briefly in the bag. She added that it had been done while she was joking about what childcare would look like under men.

She said that her son was amused while in the bag.

Factory owners send HIV infected people to attack customers for refusing to pay their bill

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By: Wayne Morin

Customers of a clothing factory who refused to pay their bill, were attacked by a group of HIV infected people, police in China said.

Shanghai Police said that they received a complaint from a company after theirs employees were threatened and attacked by people who claimed to have HIV.

According to the police investigation, the company that filed the complaint refused to pay a clothing factory 3 million yuan ($484,000) after receiving a shipment of clothes.

The company claimed that the clothes were of poor quality. In response, the factory sent a group of people to demand payment.

When the company refused their demands, several of them began scratching and biting company employees. The company said that they have hired security guards to protect its employees.

Convenience store customers force female employee to lay on the ground for serving hot coffee instead of ice coffee

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A group of people who ordered ice coffee at a convenience store, forced a female employee to kneel on her feet as an apology, police in Japan said.

The Kushiro Police Department said that they have arrested 4 people for threatening and forcing the female employee to perform an extreme form of apology in Hokkaido.

Hiroki Matsunaga and Tomokazu Kabeya, both 38, and two others were arrested on charges of assault.

According to the police investigation, the 4 entered the convenience store around 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, and ordered coffee.

When the female employee served them hot coffee, the four people became extremely angry, saying that they wanted ice coffee.

They then forced the woman to lay on the floor for about 20 minutes and forced her to bow down until her forehead touched the floor.

The four also threatened to call their friends over to the store to teach the employee a lesson.

During questioning by police, one suspect denied the allegations while the three others admitted to abusing the employee.