Man shoots his 13-year-old daughter with gun because she had bad grades

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A father shot his teen daughter with a gun after she came home from school with bad grades, police in Wisconsin said.

The 29-year-old father is accused of forcing the girl to bend over in the living room before shooting her three times in the back.

After being shot three times, she got up and started walking to her room. At that point, she was shot on the inside of the left thigh. The shooting caused her to bleed and left scars.

The father was released on bail with the condition that he does not possess any weapons. The father denied the allegations, saying that his daughter made up the story because she wants to live with her mother.

The girl now lives with her mom. If convicted, the father could face up to 10 years in prison.

Woman kills her husband and hides his body in pile of feces

Charlene Mess 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing her husband before dumping his body in a pile of feces, police in New York said.

The New York State Police said they were called to the Mess dairy farm located on Exchange Street in Attica on Monday, after 52-year-old Douglas Mess was reported missing by his son.

Douglas had not been seen since 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, and did not show up to work on Monday.

Officers conducted a ground and air search, and found the body of Douglas hidden in a pile of manure in the back of his farm.

Police said that 48-​​year-old Charlene Mess, killed her husband. Charlene Mess has been charged with second-degree murder. Charlene and Douglas Mess had marital problems.

Charlene Mess is being held without bail.

21-year-old mother blames poisonous spider for the beating death of her 1-year-old daughter

Taylor Lynn Fast 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman was arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of a child after calling police to say that her daughter was bitten by a poisonous spider, police in Missouri said.

Festus Police said that they arrested 21-year-old Taylor Lynn Fast, after police found the dead body of her 17-month-old daughter Layla in her home.

Taylor called police on Sunday morning, saying that her daughter had been bitten by a spider, and she was unconscious.

When police officers arrived at the scene, they saw that Layla had serious injuries to the face and neck, and had bruises on most of her body.

The girl looked as if she was involved in a car accident. A three-year-old child who was also in the house, is being treated for a broken leg and bruises.

Police are looking for Fast’s boyfriend. Police plan to file more serious charges against the mother once they speak with the boyfriend.

Man stabs bus passenger with knife because he refused to give him a cigarette

Skyler W. Wheeler 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on charges of assault after stabbing a bus passenger because he refused to give him a cigarette, police in Kentucky said.

Louisville Metro Police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Skyler W. Wheeler, after being accused of stabbing the unidentified man several times in the back.

According to the arrest report, the incident took place around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the police investigation, Wheeler was at a bus stop when he asked the victim for a cigarette.

When that person did not give him one, Wheeler began beating him. Wheeler threw the victim to the ground and began kicking him.

Wheeler then pulled a knife and stabbed the victim several times in the back. The victim was taken to University Hospital. A witness identified the suspect as Wheeler, police said.

As Wheeler was arrested, an officer checked his jacket pocket, where he found a pill bottle containing nine unmarked prescription pills.

Wheeler was arrested and charged with assault and having a prescription controlled substance that was not in its proper container.

His bail was set at $100,000.

8-year-old boy mistakes used condom for balloon before putting it in his mouth

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By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A boy in Colorado, will undergo testing for the next year after he mistook a used condom for a balloon and placed it in his mouth.

A teacher saw the 8-year-old boy with the condom in his mouth and quickly took it away.

The teacher then told the boy to wash his hands and rinse his mouth.

The condom was discarded before being tested, meaning that the child will have to undergo frequent testing for sexually transmitted diseases for next year to make sure that he did not catch any disease.

The incident unfolded in a school playground. The boy is at risk for HIV, Hepatitis C, Herpes, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia.

The mother of the boy is devastated, saying that the child is at risk of being sick for life, costing him millions of dollars in medical bills just because of a used condom.

Couple who met through dating website learn they are brother and sister

The siblings 
By: Chan Yuan

A man and woman met on a dating website and began flirting with each other only to learn that they are siblings.

The strange situation developed when Erik de Vries, 24, and Josephine Egberts, 22, began chatting on the popular dating website Tinder.

Erik said that the more the woman spoke about her background the weirder things got and he soon began to wonder if the love interest was actually his long lost sister.

The siblings had not seen each other for 16 years since their parents separated. Erik and his brother, moved to Belgium with her dad and Josephine stayed in Holland with her mother - and the two completely lost contact.

When Erik decided to return to Holland earlier this year, he used Tinder to find love. Erik and Josephine got along well at first, but after learning details about her past, he began to be uncomfortable.

When Josephine said that she lost contact with her twin brothers Maarten, Erik knew that she was indeed his sister.

After more conversation, they found out that they were brother and sister. The siblings were overjoyed to meet each other in person after net seeing each other for 16 years.

Erik admitted that when he realized that he flirted with his own sister “it is a little embarrassing.”

The two were brought together for a family portrait by the Dutch dating site, along with her twin brother Maarten.

3-year-old kills mother by pushing her down elevator shaft

Xie Hong Feng 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A mother was found dead in an elevator shaft and her 3-year-old son said that he pushed her down, police said.

45-year-old Xie Hong Feng of Ningbo, China, was found dead at the bottom of the elevator shaft after she had been trying to find her keys.

Building manager Shao Yang, 52, said that the woman was taking out her garbage when she dropped the keys into the elevator shaft, and asked him to help her find the keys.

“I told her that I will manually move the elevator up one floor, keeping the door open so she could try to get the keys, which she had dropped into the narrow space between the elevator and the 5th floor,” Yang said.

After he manually moved the elevator, Yang came back to help the woman, but he did not find her and only saw her 3-year-old standing there.

“When I asked him where his mother the was, the boy told me that he had pushed his mom and pointed to the elevator shaft,” Yang added.

Yang looked down and saw Feng laying at the bottom of the elevator shaft.

He immediately grabbed the boy so that he does not fall and called the police.

A police spokesperson said: “Unfortunately there is no surveillance video, so we have no way to really know what happened.

“If the child says he pushed then we will have to accept that, although we will not press charges, and it was definitely an accident,” the spokesperson said.

Fen’s distraught husband, Tang, 50, said: “This is the saddest thing. It is not just that my wife is dead, but my son is facing the prospect of having to bear the guilt of her death for the rest of his life.”

Father of 7 children killed by deer on the way to hospital with pregnant wife

The Rogan family 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man died in a freak accident on the way to the hospital for the birth of his 8th child.

The father died when a deer crashed through the windshield of the family car while taking his pregnant wife to the hospital for the birth of their 8th child.

The accident occurred when the deer was hit by another vehicle and thrown into the windshield of the van driven by 42-year-old Michael Rogan.

Rogan, a former Marine, died early Friday, after the crash near the city of Cleveland, Wisconsin.

His wife, Niki, and their seven children aged between 2 and 15 who were also in the car, suffered minor injuries.

Rogan was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the town of Marshfield.

After the deer hit their car, Niki managed to steer the van to the side of the road. Niki was taken to the hospital, where she gave birth to a baby boy named Blaise.

Friends establish a GoFundMe account to help the family in order to cover funeral expenses. They originally wanted to collect donations of $5,000. However, within 4 days, they have raised over $350,000.

Niki home schools her children and the money will allow her to continue doing so. She will also replace the van and cover the family’s medical expenses.

Man beats his wife for demanding too much sex

Couple in bed illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested for beating his wife when she wanted too much sex.

The man of Gutu, Zimbabwe, told police that he was unable to keep up with his wife’s desire for sex.

He said that his wife made persistent sexual advances in bed, but he was too tired.

29-year-old Givemore Makonye of Masunda Village, appeared before Magistrate Edwin Marecha for assaulting his wife, who was identified as Varaidzo Chiro, for making sexual advances towards him.

The judge was told that Makonye, beat his wife with his hands and stomped on her with his feet after she kept asking for sex.

The woman was badly bruised. The left side of the forehead was swollen due to the assault.

The defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail and was offered the option of paying a fine of $100 if he preferred to pay rather than spend time in jail.

Suspect throws buckets filled with adult dirty diapers into river

Dirty diapers 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Police in Maine, are looking for the person who is dumping smelly adult diapers in a river.

The Maine Warden Service is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the person placing 5-gallon buckets full of dirty diapers in Franklin County streams.

24 bright orange buckets have been recovered from rivers in Wilton and Farmington within the last two months, authorities said.

Police said that this is not only a case of littering, but the waste is polluting the water because the lids will not stay in those buckets forever, Warden Daniel Christianson said.

“That's horrible, because people are fishing here and I think that they eat the fish. This is disgusting,” a witness said after learning of the contaminated diapers in the water.

Rangers are confident that they will be able to find the person responsible for throwing the buckets into the rivers.

Christianson said that when the culprit is finally captured, the person could be charged with littering, which carries a fine of $200 per container, totaling around $4,800.

Man accidentally runs over and kills pregnant wife while she demanded money to fix her car

Honda Civic illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman was killed while arguing with her husband over money to fix her car.

The woman of Texas, was 36 weeks pregnant when she was accidentally killed by her husband during an argument, but doctors managed to save her baby.

The couple, who was not named, were arguing in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 10800 South Glen near South Kirkwood Road in southwest Houston.

The husband admitted to police that during the heat of the argument, he tried to drive away in his green Chevrolet pickup when his wife grabbed the door handle.

She slipped and fell to the ground and her husband ran her over. Police said that the couple got into an argument when the woman demanded money from her husband to get her Honda Civic fixed.

The husband did not have the money and told her that she will have to wait until he has money to get the car fixed. “However, she wanted the money immediately,” Houston police investigator Rolando Saenz said.

Police spent several hours questioning the man about the tragic events. They also interviewed witnesses, and police believe that the woman was killed by accident.

“Witnesses at the scene said that the husband was crying, and called police for help,” Saenz said.

Police have not filed charges against the husband.

Paramedics rushed the woman to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, where doctors successfully delivered her baby by Caesarean section. The baby is said to be in stable condition.

However, doctors were unable to save the mother and she succumbed to her injuries.

Mother refuses to seek medical help for toddler brutally beaten by father

Frankie Aubrey and Stephanie Williams  
By: Wayne Morin

A mother was jailed after she refused to get medical help for her toddler after she was brutally beaten.

Stephanie Williams of Maryland, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for not helping her young daughter after she was beaten by her father.

21-month-old Anayah was taken away from her parents by social services and placed in foster care. However, she was later returned to her parents despite the objection from doctors who said that there was evidence of prior abuse.

The parents claimed that their daughter got hurt when she fell, and they regained custody of their daughter.

After being returned to her parents, Anayah was severely abused by her father and she died of her injuries.

The father, 25-year-old Frankie Aubrey Williams, faces murder charges after it was confirmed that the girl died as a result of being abused.

Frankie Aubrey Williams confessed to hitting the child, but plans to defend himself with an insanity defense in court.

Stephanie Williams, was convicted of first-degree child abuse resulting in death. Prosecutors said that the mother did not seek medical attention for her daughter after returning home from work despite the fact that the child showed signs that she was seriously ill.

The mother told investigators that she was afraid to go to a doctor even after her daughter was in pain, vomiting, and had difficulty breathing, because her husband told her that child protective services will take the child from them.

Boy hugs his bikini clad grandmother as she is taken away by police for driving drunk

Patricia Ebel 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A young boy hugged his nearly nude grandmother as she was led away in handcuffs.

The grandmother was wearing only a bikini when she was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving with her 10-year-old grandson in the vehicle, police said.

Patricia Ebel, 49, crashed into the rear of another vehicle that was stopped at a red light.

Ebel failed several field sobriety tests in Naples, Florida, and was arrested at the scene in front of her grandson.

Ebel was driving a black BMW, when she crashed into the rear of the car.

Ebel refused to take a breathalyzer test and smelled of alcohol, police said. The driver of the other car was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

The woman and her grandson were unhurt. The boy was seen on video running up to his grandmother and hugging her before she was taken away in a patrol car.

The woman and her grandson had spent the day swimming in a pool.

Ebel was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

New Zealand Prime Minister pulls waitress’ ponytail numerous times because it excites him

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By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A waitress of Auckland, has accused New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, of pulling her hair numerous times as he came to get drinks at the cafe where she is employed.

On Wednesday morning, Key apologized to the waitress for pulling her ponytail several times, a pattern that she considered harassment.

Key said that he never intended to make her feel uncomfortable.

Speaking at the airport in Los Angeles, California, while en route to Turkey, Key repeated the apology, saying he had a lot of fun at the cafe and played lot of jokes.

The hair pulling took place in the context of fun and he had apologized to her when he realized that she was offended, a spokesperson for the prime minister said.

Key also gave the woman 2 bottles of expensive wine as a good gesture. The waitress accused Key of acting as a school bully.

On numerous occasions over about six months, Key had pulled her ponytail during visits to the cafe, where he frequented with his wife.

Despite her attempts to avoid him, the hair pulling continued, the waitress said. According to the waitress, Key approached the terminal to order drinks and pulled her hair.

When she turned around, Key pretended that his wife had pulled the hair. Later, Key told her that she has a very tempting ponytail.

Airplane dumps used toilet paper on homes and lawns

Toilet paper illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Residents in Pennsylvania, are angry after an airplane dumped used toilet paper on their homes and lawns.

The incident unfolded around 6:30 a.m., hitting several properties in West Pittston.

When people came out of their homes, they saw torn pieces of used toilet paper and shredded plastic bags covering their roofs, lawns and trees.

13-year-old Tori Viccica of 221 Wyoming Avenue, said that the toilet paper smelled really bad.

Residents called the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and they were told to contact the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The families are demanding that the properties be properly cleaned up. The FAA confirmed that an investigation into the matter is ongoing.

Officials examined samples of the remains and will determine whether a plane passed through the area where the material was dumped.

Young woman beats up her landlord because he told her to stop smoking

Woman smoking illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly beating up her landlord because he told her to stop smoking in his apartment, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they have arrested 24-year-old Doris Okafor on Monday, after being accused of assaulting her landlord in his home.

Okafor of 43 4th Avenue, faces charges of conspiracy and assault causing harm.

According to the police investigation, around 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Okafor and four other suspect who are still on the run, went over to her landlord’s home, which is located at 66 Emmanuel Street.

The woman and her four accomplices assaulted Godwin Ulom, before fleeing from the scene.

Ulom told investigators that he told the woman to stop smoking in his apartment and not to hang out with gang members.

If convicted, Okafor faced up to three years in prison for the assault and up to two years in prison for the conspiracy. Okafor pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Okafor was booked into jail and released after posting N20,000 ($100) bail.

Fiance threatens to publicize girlfriend's sex video if she refuses to marry him

Recording video illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on charges of extortion after threatening his girlfriend with releasing a sex video if she refuses to marry him, police in the United Arab Emirates said.

Lebanon Police said that the salesman threatened to kill his girlfriend and show her parents the video of them having sex if she did not marry him.

Prosecutors told a court that 32-year-old A.K. was engaged to 27-year-old H.N., for three years. The couple separated after H.N. discovered that A.K. was already married with children.

She told police shortly after the split, A.K. began sending threatening text messages and made calls demanding her to marry him.

In March, a man was arrested on charges of extortion after threatening to publicize his partner’s nude photos if he does not pay him $20,000 police in China said.

Shanghai Police said that the suspect identified as Zhang, is accused of threatening to publish compromising pictures of his gay lover, who was identified as Chen, unless he was paid a total of 121,600 yuan ($19,400).

Investigators said that Chen agreed to pay the money because he did not want his family to discover that he was gay.