Beer company to sell drinks made from urine

Beer illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A beer company received approval from the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission to use filtered wastewater to produce beer.

The light yellow lager beer will be brewed by home brewers using recycled wastewater.

Clean Water Services of Oregon, said it hopes to show consumers soon how pure recycled wastewater really is. Drinking recycled wastewater is quite common in some parts of the world, but to a lesser degree in the United States.

Clean Water Services said that they are proud of its recycling system and applied to the Commission on Environmental Quality to be allowed to brew beer.

Permission was granted on Wednesday.

Oregon Brew Crew now produces a wastewater beer and serves it at company events, but the final product will have to be approved by health and safety officials.

One health authority approved the idea, giving credit to the high quality of treated water, additional microbial reduction in the process of brewing and a low risk of health in general.

ISIS chief blows himself up while planting bomb on busy road

Roadside bomb illustration 
By: Feng Qian

The ISIS chief of Pakistan, blew himself up as he was planting a bomb on a busy road, police said.

Peshawar Police said that 42-year-old Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, was killed when the bomb he was planting accidentally exploded.

Saeed along with two of his accomplices were killed on Thursday, when the bomb they were planting exploded.

In January, a terrorist accidentally blew himself up along with his class of students while demonstrating how to use a suicide vest, police in Iraq said.

Baghdad Police said that a commander of the terrorist group ISIS, who was training students in a camp north of the city, detonated an explosive belt early on Monday, killing himself and 21 other terrorists

In addition to the 22 fatalities, 15 others were wounded in the explosion in the terrorist complex. Other explosives, including bombs packed in at least 10 vehicles ready for operations, were found in the camp.

Eight terrorists were arrested while trying to escape from police.

Drunk roommates stab each other after arguing about which smartphone is better

Elias Acevedo 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Two drunk roommates were rushed to a hospital after stabbing each other during a fight about smartphones, police in Oklahoma said.

Tulsa Police said that the two men were fighting about which mobile operating system is better, iPhone or Android.

Police were called after a woman found a bloodied man, stumbling through the parking lot of the Evergreen Apartments at 1:00 a.m.

When police arrived at the apartment complex, they learned that the friends had been drinking alcohol and discussing their mobile phones.

Police said that the two men smashed beer bottles and stabbed each other with them. One of the men broke a bottle on the back of the head of the other man.

Both men are being treated at a hospital for their injuries. The men were identified as Jiaro Mendez and Elias Acevedo. Acevedo has been arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

Dentist pulls out all of his patient's teeth to cure his erectile dysfunction

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By: Wayne Morin

A dentist was slapped with a lawsuit after pulling out all of his patient's teeth for no reason, according to court documents in Germany.

Now, the dentist was ordered to pay 20,000 euros in compensation to the man who had all his teeth removed in an effort to cure his erectile dysfunction and schizophrenia.

The patient, who was identified as Alex S., thought that his teeth were destroying the flow of energy in his body.

The dentist, who boasts of being a recognized healer, claimed that he had to remove all off the teeth because he was suffering from inflammation of the bone and was allergic to the fillings.

An independent medical examination of the patient showed that this was false.

In fact, the inflammation did not start until after the dentist began removing all 19 of the patient's teeth, a process that lasted four weeks.

The dentist also claimed that the victim failed to pay him 50,000 euros for the dental work. The dentist said that he did not realize that his patient suffered from mental problems.

After the ruling, the dentist said that he is considering leaving dentistry behind.

Naked woman hides drugs in 3-year-old son’s toys

Ashley Whisman 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of drug possession after allegedly hiding drugs in her young son’s toys, police in Pennsylvania said.

Johnstown police said that neighbors of the woman saw her taking off her clothes and laying naked on the floor.

When officers arrived, they found that 26-year-old Ashley Whisman hid drugs inside the toys belonging to her 3-year-old son.

Whisman’s speech was slurred and her arms were covered with track marks, scratches and injuries. On her way to a hospital, she tried to hide a bag of marijuana and a needle.

The woman’s son told police that he was hungry. Whisman faces charges of drug possession and child endangerment.

Judge fumes and kicks out people from court after viewer stinks up room by loudly breaking wind

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A judge became extremely angry and cleared the courtroom after he sentenced a man to several months in jail, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

The public gallery of the courtroom in Mansfield, was cleared of people after someone loudly broke wind.

About 10 people had been watching the case at the Mansfield Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday afternoon, in which a man was being sentenced to prison for assault.

And as the judge ruled that the accused should spend the next few months behind bars, the embarrassing slip could be heard from behind the glass partition, separating the public from the court.

The laughter and the stink led to discontinuation of the proceedings, and as a result, everyone was ordered to leave the courtroom.

Once the room was disinfected, the sentencing continued.

41-year-old David John Dennett pleaded guilty to carrying an ax into a bar and assaulting a patron. No charges have been filed in the breaking wind case.

Teen kills herself after video of her having sex with 2 boys went viral in the Internet

Teen illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A teen in South Africa, committed suicide after a video that showed her having sex with two boys went viral on the Internet, according to an official of the Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children.

19-year-old Christina Fokona overdosed on her mother’s high blood pressure medication, doctors said.

Fokona switched schools and was ashamed to be seen outside after a video that showed her having sex with two boys at school was uploaded to the Internet.

She was only 15 years old when the video was recorded. The two sexual partners of Fokona, aged 14 and 16 at the time, were initially charged with rape.

The charges were dropped after Fokona admitted that the sex was consensual. The three were later charged with consensual sexual penetration.

According to the law, children between the ages of 12 and 15 cannot legally have sex. The charges were dropped after the teens joined a program.

Now, the Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children is asking government officials to annul the law that turns children having sex into criminals.

The organization is one of several trying to decriminalize consensual sexual acts between children aged 12 to 15. They argue that prosecution causes unnecessary trauma to the children.

Man kidnaps his employer’s 15-year-old maid and rapes her

Teen illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of kidnapping after kidnapping the young maid of his employer, prosecutors in Nigeria said.

27-year-old Chukwuma Okeke of Lagos, was sentenced to serve 1 year in prison after pleading guilty to the kidnapping and rape of his employer’s 15-year-old maid.

According to the police investigation, Okeke sneaked into the home of his employer, which is located at 18b Prince Bode Oluwo Street around 1:00 p.m., and kidnapped the girl.

Okeke worked as the driver of Emeka Umeevuruo, while the girl worked as the maid at the residence. When Umeevuruo arrived home that evening, he noticed that the house work was not done and the girl was missing.

Umeevuruo tried calling the girl’s cellphone, but when there was no answer, he immediately went to the nearest police station to file a missing person report.

Police questioned the employees of Umeevuruo, and when they went to Okeke’s home, they found the girl. Okeke told police that he kidnapped the girl in order to have sex with her.

Mother of two children arrested for trimming neighbor’s tree

Karen Gaynor 
By: Chan Yuan

A mother was arrested and treated as a common criminal after trimming her neighbor's tree.

Karen Gaynor of Rotherham, England, appeared in court on charges of causing criminal damage for trimming the tree.

Gaynor’s next door neighbors Michael and Kay Daye, filed a complaint with the South Yorkshire Police over the tree. The two women had a long-standing dispute over the boundaries of their properties.

The court heard that 53-year-old Gaynor asked council officials about pruning the branches that were hanging over her garden. Officials told the woman that she can prune the tree, but refused to show her how much she can cut.

Prosecutors said that her tree pruning “was far beyond the legal excuse” and she caused “unnecessary damage.”

The mother of two children was held in jail for 6 hours before she was released on bail. Gaynor said that she was under tremendous amount of stress for the 7 months until her case went to trial.

It took a judge 15 minutes of hearing the case to find Gaynor not guilty of the charges. The judge said that she acted with good intentions.

Many people were outraged over the arrest of Gaynor.

Authorities in Rotherham, were recently slammed for ignoring widespread child abuse and the grooming of teenage girls.

Man kills wife’s lover after finding them in bed together

Couple in bed illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A man killed his wife’s lover after finding them having sex.

The lovers were having sex near the woman’s home in Dutywa, South Africa, on Monday night, when her husband caught them.

The angry husband allegedly assaulted his wife's lover and then held him hostage.

The husband contacted the man’s family and demanded six cows to pay for the damage caused to him and his marriage.

The family of the man offered to give him 3 three cows, as that was all they had. However, the husband refused to release him.

The victim’s family then went to the Dutywa police station to file a complaint. When police arrived, they found the 28-year-old lover dead.

Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said that a 40-year-old was arrested and will be charged with murder.

“It is unclear at this point what happened to the wife of the suspect,” said Manatha.

Convicted rapist asks to be put back in prison because he cannot control himself

Trevor Byrne 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man fired his legal team and represented himself in court when he asked a judge to put him back in prison.

The convicted rapist has asked to be put back in jail because he cannot comply with the conditions of his release.

32-year-old Trevor Byrne of Ireland, was sentenced to 8 years in prison with two years suspended for attempting to rob a 24-year-old woman just 14 hours after being released from prison, where he had served a sentence of 15 years for raping another woman.

When he was released from prison, he was under strict conditions, including to stay under close supervision by the probation service and abstain from alcohol.

Since his release, Byrne was returned to court in Dublin on numerous occasions. He was accused of breaching the terms of his suspended sentence.

He was jailed again for a period of six months after being caught with six cans of beer. Byrne said that he needed to stay away from drugs.

He was recently taken back to court by the Probation Services for not being in contact with his officer. Byrne shut off his phone and disappeared repeatedly without notifying his officer.

Byrne represented himself at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. He said that he had fired his legal team because “they do not comply with his instructions.”

He told Judge Patricia Ryan that he did not agree to have his life controlled 24/7. “I’m entitled to take a few days out of my life to get my head together. Every time I do better I seem to make things worse,” he told the judge.

The judge agreed to revoke the suspended sentence and he was led back to a jail cell by prison officials.

Woman must forfeit 34-room mansion for enslaving an undocumented worker

Mansion illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A woman lost her appeal in court and must now forfeit her mansion.

The widow of a wealthy hotelier was found guilty of harboring an illegal immigrant for more than five years.

A court ordered the woman to forfeit her mansion with 34 rooms in New York, to the federal government because it housed an undocumented immigrant.

40-year-old Annie George challenged the order of a lower court to give up her home in Rexford. She claimed that loss of the house, called Llenroc, was a harsh punishment.

However, the judges of the Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed.

“When considering the gravity of her crime of which she was convicted, it does not demonstrate gross disproportionately,” Appeals Judge Reena Raggi wrote.

Authorities said the woman worked nonstop.

George, whose husband Krishnan Raghavan, 52, and son George Kolath, 11, died in a plane crash, hired Valsamma Mathai, 49, from India, to care for her 5 children.

Mathai was rescued by police after they were notified that the woman was being treated as a slave. She was forced to work from, 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., seven days a week with no time off, according to the court documents.

George did not pay Mathai her monthly salary over five years. Matha received only about $26,000 rather than the $317,000 she was owed.

Mathai said that she slept in a closet and was forbidden to leave the 30,000 square foot mansion overlooking the Mohawk River.

George claimed that she did not know Mathai was in the United States illegally.

Forfeiture is allowed by law in this case because she was convicted of harboring an illegal immigrant inside the mansion.

12-year-old girl dies after being sucked into grinding machine by her dress

Grinder illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A young girl is dead after being sucked into a grinding machine at a factory, police in Nigeria said.

Bauchi State Police said that on Wednesday, 12-year-old Aisha Baba was killed after being sent by her mother to grind some nuts.

While grinding the nuts, her clothes got caught up in the machine and she was pulled inside. As a result, the victim suffered serious injuries.

She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

In June, a man died after getting sucked into a wood chipper while clearing out brush in front of an apartment complex, rescue workers in Florida said.

Davie Police said that the professional landscaper died on Monday, when he accidentally fell into the wood chipper.

42-year-old Hernan Gutierrez, fell into the teeth of his industrial wood chipper, and his whole body ended up inside the machine. He died instantly.

Police say Gutierrez was working with two other men to clean the weeds out of the building for seniors, when the accident occurred. According to the initial police investigation, he was inserting branches of trees into the wood chipper so they could be cut into small pieces.

The man's colleagues were not with him when he was sucked in and no foul play is expected.

Husband beats his wife to death for coming home late

Enslaved woman illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing his wife because she came home late, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they have arrested 57-year-old Ikechukwu Anajekwu, after being accused of the beating death of 40-year-old Obiageli Anajekwu.

The murder occurred in the couple’s home located at 7 Okoye Close.

According to the police investigation, Ikechukwu Anajekwu came home from work at 7:00 p.m., and did not find his wife at home.

He asked his neighbors, and no one seemed to know where his wife went. When she came home at 10:00 p.m., the angry husband began accusing her of infidelity.

The wife told him that she was caught up in a traffic jam on the road, but he rejected her excuse and beat her until she died. An hour later, the husband took his wife to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Neighbors who witnessed the attack, called the police and Ikechukwu Anajekwu was arrested on charges of murder.

Man saves thousands of dollars on diapers by changing supermarket tags

Kevin Hargrove 
By: Feng Qian

A man came up with a scam, which saved him thousands of dollars on diapers.

The young father of Brooklyn, New York, allegedly changed price codes of diapers with items that are just 99 cents.

24-year-old Kevin Hargrove allegedly admitted to the scam, which he carried out at different Stop & Shop supermarkets.

Hargrove was arrested Thursday, after it was discovered that he made regular trips to various Stop & Shop locations and changed price tags on diaper for items of 99 cents, and then paid at the self checkout counter.

Hargrove said that he scammed Stop & Shop supermarkets in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

“I've been doing this for as long as I can remember,” Hargrove told police.


The young father told detectives that he kept some diapers for his own family, and sold the rest on the streets, officials said.

He stole a wide variety of brands and sizes. At one point, he allegedly paid $1.06 for about $100 worth of diapers.

Hargrove was arrested on charges of third-degree aggravated theft and two counts of second-degree falsifying business records. Bail was set at $9,000 bond or $4,500 in cash.

Man sets bar bouncer on fire after being kicked out of club

Ivan Luis Rodriguez 
By: Chan Yuan

A bouncer suffered severe burn wounds after he was set on fire by an angry man.

Police in Florida, are searching for the suspect who managed to set the bouncer on fire.

Police were called to the Neely's Grog House at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, after receiving a report that a bouncer was on fire.

Investigators said that bar patron, Ivan Luis Rodriguez, 45, was thrown out from the club in the evening for not paying his tab.

The bartender told police that Rodriguez, tried to pay his tab with a personal check. She said the suspect checks have previously bounced, so he was asked to pay with a debit card or cash.

When Rodriguez was unable to pay, he tried to hustle other patrons at the pool table. After learning that Rodriguez was trying to make money on the pool tables, he was expelled from the bar by the bouncer.

Rodriguez left, and police said that he returned to the bar with a cup full of gasoline and threw it on the bouncer.

The two men got into a scuffle, and Rodríguez lit a cigarette lighter, which immediately set the bouncer’s clothing on fire.

Rodriguez then drove off in a van.

The victim suffered serious burns all over his body. He was transferred to a burn unit in Miami.

Police detectives are actively looking for Rodriguez, who lives in Port St. Lucie.

Babysitter checking Facebook learns he has kidnapped baby in his bed

The abducted boy 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man was shocked to learn that there was an amber alert for a missing child who was sleeping in his home.

John Truong of Washington, called police after he realized that the baby who was brought to him by his sister for the night, was actually a kidnapped child.

Truong’s sister Alyssa Chang, brought the 2-year-old boy to his house and told him that the boy belonged to her boyfriend.

Truong and his wife agreed to care for the child. The next morning, while the child slept, Truong checked his Facebook account and learned that the child had been kidnapped and was the subject of an Amber Alert.

“It was like a scene out of a movie,” Truong said.

"I am eating my breakfast, I'm checking my Facebook, I suddenly see this Amber Alert for this child who is in my bed, I'm like, ‘Oh my God, what's happening?’” Truong said.

After contacting police, Truong learned that the child and his mother had been abducted by Chang and the child’s paternal grandmother, Vien Nguyen.

Chang is in a relationship with the baby's father.

The two women attacked the mother in her home in Des Moines, and tied her up. They drove the bound woman and child 20 miles to the town of Fife.

They left the woman in the garage and took the baby home. The baby's mother managed to free herself and ran to a neighbor's house for help.

After Truong called the police to report the baby, his sister and Nguyen were taken into custody.

Truong said that he believed that his sister wanted to help her boyfriend when she got into this mess.

2 people sick after eating pot brownies at District Attorney's Office

Brownies illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police were called when 2 people became sick after eating brownies at the Office of the District Attorney.

Police in Alabama, said that 2 employees became ill from eating brownies that may have been laced with marijuana.

One of the people who ate the brownies, was a pregnant woman, while the other employee has a heart murmur, Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon said. At least one of them was hospitalized.

Authorities are investigating whether brownies given to the Baldwin County District Attorney on Tuesday, were laced with a drug.

A person who was employed as a temporary worker with the District Attorney’s Office, brought the brownies to work shortly before prosecutors were to begin a jury trial.

The worker denied knowledge of the brownies being laced with drugs.

A spokesperson for the DA’s Office said that the brownies are being tested and that so far, there is no conclusive evidence that they were laced with drugs.

The 2 affected employees have recovered.

Police are still investigating the incident. The person who brought the brownies to the DA’s Office could face charges.


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