Petco dog treats suspected of killing thousands of pets (video)

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By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Petco announced that it is no longer selling certain dog treats after they were suspected of sickening and killing thousands of pets.

A spokesperson for the company said on Monday, that it has removed all remaining dog and cat treats made in China, from its website and stores across the country due to concerns that they may have sickened thousands of pets and killed more than 1,000 dogs.

Petco is the first large pet retailer to pull Chinese made treats from its stores. Meanwhile, PetSmart Inc. said on Monday, that it plans to have the treats removed from shelves soon.

The Food and Drug Administration of the United States (FDA) receiving more than 4,800 complaints about diseases of domestic animals, including deaths, after pets ate chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats, which were made in China.

Symptoms can occur within hours or days after eating the treats, the FDA warned, and may include decreased appetite or activity, vomiting, diarrhea, increased water consumption and increased or decreased urine.

In severe cases, pets can be diagnosed with pancreatitis, gastrointestinal bleeding and kidney failure.

Woman kills her mother-in-law by tying up her hands and legs for 24 hours

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By: Chan Yuan

A woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing her mother-in-law by tying her hands and legs for 24 hours, police in Japan said.

Kochi Police said that they arrested 49-year-old Miwako Maehara on Sunday, after the 82-year-old woman identified as Sueko, died at her home.

According to the police investigation, Maehara tied up the woman’s hands and legs with tape around 11:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Maehara, her 54-year-old husband and her 18-year-old daughter, lived in the home with Sueko. Maehara called her daughter on Sunday morning, and asked her to remove the tape from the hands and legs of Sueko.

Around 6:30 p.m., Maehara's husband realized that his mother was not breathing and called police. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

A coroner ruled that the cause of death was hypothermia. Police also found bruises on the body of Sueko.

Maehara told investigators that she tied the hands and legs of Sueko because she struggled with changing the woman’s dirty diapers.

Elderly man breaks seat on train after being told to stop smoking

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By: Wayne Morin

An elderly man was arrested on charges of destruction of property after allegedly breaking a seat on a train, police in Japan said.

Hokkaido Police said that they have arrested 68-year-old Yoji Nishimura, after he caused train service to be suspended over his refusal to stop smoking.

According the police investigation, the incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, in an express train from Sapporo to Kushiro.

At some point, Nishimura started smoking a cigarette inside the train. When the manager of the train told him to stop, he became enraged and broke a seat.

The train made an emergency stop at the Urahoro Station, where it remained for about 90 minutes, while police conducted their investigation.

Nishimura was charged with destruction of property and obstruction of business. Nishimura denied all the allegations.

Pediatrician drugs and gang rapes young girls at hospital

Doctor Michael Salmon 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A pediatrician was arrested on charges of rape after allegedly drugging and gang raping girls at a hospital, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

79-year-old Michael Salmon was brought before the Reading Crown Court, after being accused of gang raping a seriously ill 12-year-old girl along with two other men in a hospital bed.

Another patient told investigators that Salmon raped her after performing an illegal abortion when she was 16 years old. Other victims were assaulted while their parents sat outside the doctor’s examination room.

The court also heard how Salmon abused his position at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire. A 12-year-old patient who suffered from a genetic condition that causes tumors, was raped after being given a drug.

Salmon put the drug in her drink, and when the girl drank it she felt dizzy. Salmon and two other men raped her in a hospital room before taking her in a wheelchair back to her room.

Salmon also raped a 16-year-old girl who suffered from digestive problems. When she became pregnant, Salmon summoned her to his home where he conducted a painful abortion in his bedroom.

Minutes later, he forced her into bed and raped her. Salmon denied all the allegations, calling all his victims gold diggers.

Top pediatric neurologist recorded snorting cocaine while treating patients

Dr. Colin Ferrie caught doing cocaine 
By: Feng Qian

A top pediatric neurologist was suspended from his position after being recorded snorting cocaine while treating patients, health officials in the United Kingdom said.

Dr. Colin Ferrie, a pediatric neurologist consultant at the Leeds General Infirmary and the Hull Royal Infirmary, is one of the leading experts in childhood epilepsy.

Ferrie was allegedly recorded on video taking cocaine and consuming a powerful drug known as GHB. He has been suspended from practicing medicine after allegations were made public.

GHB, or gamma-hydroxybutyrate, produces feelings of euphoria and can reduce inhibitions. At higher doses, the drug can also have a sedative effect and cause extreme drowsiness.

For two hours on Wednesday, Ferrie was seen repeatedly taking doses of the drug, which is also known as liquid ecstasy. An hour after Ferrie consumed the drug, an operator at Leeds General Infirmary confirmed that he was still on duty.

It was also alleged that Dr. Ferrie spoke about his experiences taking the highly addictive drug crystal meth. Police launched an investigation, but so far, no charges have been filed.

Elderly man rapes 15-year-old girl as punishment for stealing his flowers

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By: Chan Yuan

An elderly man who caught a teen girl stealing his flowers, decided to punish her by raping her, police in Nigeria said.

Delta State Police said that they arrested the 72-year-old man on charges of rape after being accused of raping the 15-year-old girl.

According to the police investigation, the suspect, identified as Nnamdi, was complaining about the people walking into his garden and taking flowers without his permission.

On Saturday, the suspect decided to catch the thief red-handed. He hid behind some bushes to catch the thief by surprise.

Suddenly, he saw the 15-year-old girl entering his garden and taking some flowers. He dragged the girl into his home and raped her.

The girl escaped and notified the police. Police arrested the suspect, and he confessed to the crime.

During questioning, Nnamdi told police that he was tired of people stealing his flowers and decided to take matters into his own hands.

Driver slaps lovers on their behinds for making out on public bus

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By: Wayne Morin

Two lovers in Nigeria, were slapped on their behinds after being caught making out on a public bus.

The incident unfolded when Ben and Ajoke of Lagos, were caught making out at 1:30 a.m., in the back of the public bus traveling along Iyalode Street.

The bus driver, identified as Bashiru, said that commuters complained that the couple was making out in public. Bashiru said that he decided to teach the lovers a lesson rather than calling the police.

He ordered them to lay down naked and he slapped their behinds. Bashiru hit the man’s behind 12 times and the woman was hit 6 times.

Bashiru claimed that this wasn’t the first time that the couple had sex on his bus. He said that the two regularly had sex on his bus, bringing him bad luck.

Hospital allows 22-year-old man to die so his organs can be used for transplants

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By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A hospital in Illinois, was accused of allowing a young man to die in order to use his organs for transplants, according to documents filed in Federal court in Chicago.

The mother of 22-year-old Randall Bianchi, alleges that staff members of the Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, improperly cut off her son’s life support equipment and allowed him to die.

The lawsuit accuses doctors of administering medical treatment designed to protect her son’s organs for donations when they should have been trying to save his life.

Lydia Cassaro of Florida, claims that doctors dismissed her desire to keep her son alive. Instead, doctors consulted with her son’s father and cut off the life support equipment.

The hospital as well as several doctors and nurses, were named as defendants in the lawsuit. The father of Bianchi, was not named in the lawsuit.

Bianchi served as a Marine, but struggled with a drug addiction. On the day Bianchi proposed to his girlfriend, he was found unconscious of a heroin overdose.

The driver’s license of Bianchi, stated that he wished to donate his organs. Bianchi had no health insurance.

School priest admits to sexually assaulting children (video)

Father Robert Harrison 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Police are investigating a school priest after he allegedly admitted to sexually assaulting several children, officials of New York’s Cardinal Hayes High School said.

Father Robert Harrison, who taught for 26 years and coached basketball for 20 years in the Bronx, was banned from the church.

Cardinal Hayes High School President Father Joseph P. Tierney told parents that Harrison made the admission during an investigation into his personal finances.

Tierney said however, that the school has not received any complaints from victims. The school immediately dismissed Harrison from his post and the matter was handed over to the police.

Harrison said that he abused students in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Students were encouraged to come forward if they experienced any abuse.

Man kills his wife because she nagged about not receiving a present (video)

Gloria Resto 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman is dead after she nagged her husband about not receiving a present, police in Massachusetts said.

The Boston Police Department said that 51-year-old Julio Resto pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges at the Waltham District Court, in connection with the death of 42-year-old Gloria Resto.

Julio Resto is being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, Resto first tried to strangle his wife and then stabbed her with a kitchen knife in their apartment early on Wednesday morning.

Julio Resto told police that his wife was upset because he did not buy her a present. After the stabbing, Resto tried to commit suicide by stuffing a towel in the exhaust pipe of his car.

The suicide attempt however, failed. Officers who arrived at the scene found the dead body of Gloria Resto. They also found her son asleep in his bed unharmed.

Teens defecate and smear human waste on classroom walls

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By: Chan Yuan

A group of teens broke into a classroom, where they defecated and smeared the walls with human waste, police in North Carolina said.

The Wrightsville Beach Police Department said that they arrested three teenagers who broke into and vandalized the classroom at an elementary school.

Officers were called to the Wrightsville Beach Elementary School located at 220 Coral Drive, after a teacher found the teens in the classroom.

The teens, two 14 year olds and a 13 year old, allegedly defecated in the classroom and smeared the walls with their waste.

Police are preparing to file charges against the children who are not students at the school. The parents of the suspects had been called to the scene, and they cleaned the classroom walls.

Man breaks into home and tries to commit suicide with spatula

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By: Wayne Morin

A man was taken to a hospital after breaking into a home and trying to commit suicide with a spatula, police in New Jersey said.

The Ewing Police Department said that 48-year-old Dwayne Jackson of New York City, was visiting a friend in a house on Arden Avenue around 11:30 p.m., when he began to act strangely.

Jackson ran out of the house and went to another house in the 200 block of Ewingville Road. He knocked on the door, and a 72-year-old woman opened.

Jackson asked to use her phone. She refused his request and Jackson asked how to get to Trenton. She gave him directions and tried to close the door.

However, Jackson forced himself into the home. Jackson entered the kitchen, went through the drawers, pulled out a spatula and tried to cut his throat.

When that did not work, he found a butcher knife and stabbed himself in the stomach. A 76-year-old man came out of a bedroom with a loaded gun.

Jackson attacked the man and managed to wrestle away the weapon. Jackson then put the gun to his chin and fired. The elderly couple was unharmed.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found Jackson laying face down on the floor of the house.

He was transported by ambulance to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, where he was said to be in stable condition.

7-hour flight turns into a 40-hour nightmare for passengers

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By: Wayne Morin

A flight that was supposed to last just 7 hours lasted one and a half days.

Passengers on a flight from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Dusseldorf, Germany, went through a series of disasters, which led to several delays of the flight.

Etihad Airways flight EY23 got off to a bad start on Friday, when it was forced to wait 13 hours for take off due to heavy fog in the Persian Gulf.

Unfortunately, passengers were not allowed to go off the plane and were forced to wait over 13 hours in their seats. However, the misery was not over for the unlucky travelers as a man became sick during the flight.

The 73-year-old man suffered a medical emergency mid air. The plane was diverted to Vienna, Austria, so that he could receive treatment. The elderly man later died. The death was ruled to be of natural causes.

However, by the time the plane was ready to take off again, the crew was already over their time limit for service and therefore were banned from continuing on with the flight.

The airline arranged hotel rooms for the passengers in the Vienna, where they spent the night.

The plane arrived in Dusseldorf on Sunday afternoon, finally freeing the exhausted passengers.

Man catches his wife having sex with her professor after coming home early from business trip

The professor with Chen’s wife 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A businessman of Taiwan, who was away from home for business, decided to surprise his wife and come home early.

The man who was identified as Chen, was working abroad in Vietnam, before he decided to go home to Zhanghua, without telling his wife about his plans.

However, the surprise backfired on him. Chen wanted to record his surprise reunion. However, he caught his wife on camera having an affair with her professor.

Chen’s wife had been going to school and recently completed her master's degree. She was pursuing her PHD, while her husband was away for business.

Unfortunately, her professor was interested in improving more than just her degree. He began having a relationship with her behind her husband’s back.

After she was caught cheating, Chen filed for divorce.

Chen's wife has since dropped out of school, so she can focus on her divorce.

Her former lover resigned from his position as a professor after the video of him sleeping with his married student was uploaded to the Internet.

Teen jailed after mother finds contract for sex between him and his sister

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A teenager was sentenced to jail for incest after having sex with his younger sister.

The 17-year-old boy was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after admitting to having sex with his 12-year-old sister.

The teen’s mother of Waldviertel, Austria, called police after she found evidence of the sexual abuse.

At the trial in Krems, the court heard that the incest was discovered when her mother found a written contract between the teenager and his sister.

In the contract, the girl agree to perform sexual favors in exchange for being allowed to play with some of his electronic gadgets and toys.

The teen was sentenced to two and a half years of conditional detention, of which five months must be served in prison.

Wife of Mexican mayor arrested for mass murder and other organized crimes

Jose Luis Abarca and Maria de los Angeles Pineda 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Police have arrested Maria de los Angeles Pineda, the wife of a mayor in Mexico, for mass murder and other organized crimes.

The mayor and his wife of Guerreros, were on the run after they were accused of ordering the kidnapping and killing of 43 students.

Since mayor Jose Luis Abarca was on the run, authorities replaced him with a new mayor. The couple has since been arrested and charged with a host of crimes.

Pineda, who is accused of ordering the kidnapping of 43 students in a case that has shaken the country, is now facing federal charges of money laundering and organized crime activities, authorities said.

Pineda was arrested and transferred to a highly secured federal prison after prosecutors accused her of using illicit funds and being involved with a drug cartel.

Pineda and her husband fled the small town of Iguala, where students were abducted as they traveled by bus to protest against local corruption.

Both have been charged with murder and kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of the students and teachers.

The remains of the students were found in a mass grave outside the city. DNA testing cannot be used in this case and FBI agents are helping to run genetic testing.

People stood outside the court where the two were charged and are demanding justice for the students who were brutally murdered.

Authorities said that Pineda and her husband were the masterminds behind the kidnapping and murder of the students.

Father cuts off man’s hair after finding him at home with his 17-year-old daughter

Reginald Hardy 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A father was arrested after he assaulted a man while trying to protect his daughter.

The father hit a 19-year-old man in the face and cut off his dreadlocks after he found him sneaking around in his apartment with his 17-year-old daughter, police said.

Reginald Hardy, 38, said that he is sorry for physically attacking the man after he found him inside his Reading, Pennsylvania, home on Friday night.

However, he also wants the man to apologize for being disrespectful to the him in his own home.

Hardy, whose daughter moved in with him a few weeks ago, said that he saw a man running through his apartment before hiding inside the bathroom.

The father confronted the 19-year-old man, and the two got into a scuffle. Court documents reveal that Hardy hit the teenager in the face, grabbed him by the hair and dragged him into the kitchen, where he cut off his dreadlocks with a knife.

As the man tried to leave, Hardy allegedly told him not to run because he had a gun and will shoot him in the back.

After the attack, Hardy was charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and other crimes.

Police said that Hardy cooperated with the investigation. He was released from jail after posting $50,000 bond.

“He knows that he should not have been there,” Hardy said. “I am a father looking out for my daughter. That's all,” he added.

Some of his neighbors agreed and support the father for trying to protect his underage daughter.

Sheriff deputy and his family shot dead by his stepson

Deputy Sam Driskell 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Police are investigating a crime scene, where 4 people were found dead.

A sheriff deputy of Georgia, his wife, daughter and stepson were found dead in their family home near Douglasville.

According to the initial investigation, the 21-year-old stepson killed his family before apparently committing suicide.

He allegedly shot his stepfather, 52-year-old Deputy Sam Driskell, 36-year-old Muachin Driskell who is the wife of the deputy, and the couple’s 12 -year-old daughter Carolyn, authorities said.

Sam Driskell was a detective for 10 years with the sheriff's office. He was in charge of the sex offender registry. The stepson was identified as Felix Almonte. He was also found dead at the home, authorities said.

Officers went to check on Driskell, after he failed to show up for a court hearing on Tuesday.

11-year-old girl and her 15-year-old sister murder their 16-year-old brother

Ariel and Nicole Kornegay 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Two young girls are in police custody after they shot and killed another teen.

Police in Florida, said that a 15-year-old girl and her 11-year-old sister have been arrested and charged with the murder of their 16-year-old brother.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office said that Misty “Ariel” Kornegay, 15, grabbed the gun from her parents' room and fatally shot her brother.

The incident occurred sometime before 10:00 p.m. on Monday, in their parents’ living room. 11-year-old Nicole Kornegay assisted in the crime.

Both are charged with premeditated murder.

Officials learned of the death after a police officer in nearby White Springs, spotted the two girls and stopped to speak with them.

After the older girl confessed to the shooting, the officer went to the home and found the 16-year-old boy dead.

The parents of children, Keith Kornegay, 37 and Misty Kornegay, 33, were out of town at the time of the shooting, but were later arrested on charges of child neglect for failing to supervise their children.

A three-year-old girl was found in the house. She was left alone in the home after her sisters left. The 3-year-old was taken into custody by the Department of Children and Families, the sheriff's office said.

New York police officer injured after riding on hood of patrol car for fun (video)

The officer on the hood of a patrol car 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Two New York police officers are in trouble after a joyride ended with an officer being injured.

The horse play went wrong after the officer fell from the hood of the patrol car and hit his head on a street in Brooklyn.

A surveillance video showed that the officer laid on the hood of the police car until it came to a sudden stop.

He then tumbled to the ground.

The incident occurred in the 70th precinct in Flatbush, around 7:50 a.m.

The officer fell backwards, hitting his head on the ground.

He suffered a head injury and was taken to Lutheran Medical Center. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Police said they did not know why the officer was riding on the hood of the car. Both officers involved are facing disciplinary actions.