Nestle to destroy $50 million worth of noodles after tests found them unsafe and hazardous

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By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Nestle announced that it will destroy millions of dollars worth of noodles after food regulators in India, found them to be unsafe for consumption.

Nestle said it will destroy more than $50 million worth of its hugely popular Maggi noodles, following the ban imposed by health officials.

Regulators said that tests found the noodles unsafe and dangerous, and they accused Nestle of failing to comply with food safety laws.

The company insists that the noodles are safe and is appealing the ban. The company said that the noodles were removed from the shelves of stores and warehouses.

Tests found that some packages contained a high amount of lead. Nestle said that it asked officials for the test results, and they promised to return the noodles to the market in the future.

Police officers caught eating pot brownies while raiding marijuana dispensary

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By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A police department was slapped with a lawsuit after officers were caught on video eating pot brownies during a raid, according to court documents in California.

Members of the Santa Ana Police Department have been caught on video eating brownies containing marijuana during a raid at a dispensary.

Hidden video cameras at the Sky High Holistic, recorded officers eating marijuana-laced cakes and cookies last month, according to a lawyer who is suing the city.

Officers were also seen playing darts and making disparaging remarks to a woman in a wheelchair. The lawsuit was filed in federal court against the city, Mayor Miguel Pulido, and 11 other city employees.

The lawsuit alleges that the officers caused more than $100,000 in damages. The police launched an investigation against its officers, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Man successfully robs bank after threatening teller with adult toy vibrator

Aaron Stein 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of robbery after allegedly robbing a bank by threatening a teller with an adult vibrator, police in Pennsylvania said.

Allegheny County police said that a bomb squad blew up a briefcase and other suspicious items in the car of the suspect who robbed a PNC bank on Monday.

35-year-old Aaron Stein faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault, robbery, threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction and possession of a weapon of mass destruction.

In the case, police found an adult vibrator. Stein robbed the PNC Bank in Crafton. He told the teller that he had a bomb, and showed her wires hanging out of his shirt.

He left the bank with a large amount of cash. After arresting the suspect on a highway, officers found the money in a garbage bag below the passenger seat.

They also found a black box, containing the vibrator, wires and a cellphone. The items were detonated as a precaution.

Prostitute has sex with friend’s 6-year-old son and infects him with HIV

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By: Wayne Morin

A mother was horrified to learn that her son was infected with HIV by her close friend.

Mercy Muchemwa of Masvingo, Zimbabwe, was arrested after she allegedly infected a 6-year-old boy with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) after repeatedly raping him.

Muchemwa, who was a close friend of the child's mother, bought his silence by giving him cash ranging from $1 to $2 after raping him.

The matter came to light when the child was diagnosed with an advanced form of a sexually transmitted disease.

Prosecutor Mukai Mutumhe said that after the boy learned of his illness, he was asked who violated him, and he said that it was the friend of his mother.

Muchemwa was arrested and charged with of aggravated indecent assault. She is being held without bail.

Jail officer breaks arms of 77-year-old woman for throwing a paper cup

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By: Wayne Morin

An elderly woman suffered broken arms after being accused of throwing a paper cup in prison, according to court documents in New York.

Now, the 77-year-old woman has sued New York City and a Rikers Island corrections officer for breaking her arms.

According to the lawsuit, the prisoner's arms were broken when she was pushed to the ground after throwing a paper cup.

Correction Officer Charlene Rosado was named as the one who pushed her to the ground. Initially he denied the allegations, saying that she fell on her own.

However, when he was shown surveillance video, he changed his story, saying that he pushed her as part of a spontaneous reaction.

The civil rights lawsuit was filed in Manhattan. She is seeking $3 million in damages. M.J. Norwick is mentally disabled and weighs just 106 pounds.

She suffered a heart attack and was released from the hospital just eight days before the assault. Norwick is in jail after being accused of attempted murder.

National Football League team cheerleader rapes 15-year-old boy in her vacation home after seeing his picture in Instagram

Molly Shattuck 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A National Football League team cheerleader was arrested, charged and convicted of rape after having sex with a boy in her vacation home, prosecutors in Maryland said.

The former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader pleaded guilty on Tuesday, to a charge of rape after being accused of having sex with the 15-year-old boy who was a classmate of her child.

48-year-old Molly Shattuck faces up to 15 years in prison when she is sentenced in August. Shattuck was banned from contacting the boy or having unsupervised contact with minors other than her own children.

Shattuck must register as a sex offender, undergo a mental health evaluation and receive counseling for sexual disorders. Shattuck's relationship with the boy began after she saw his picture on Instagram.

She invited the boy to join her and her three sons at a vacation rental home. She gave the child alcohol before performing sex acts on him.

Nude man high on drugs beats small dog to death on busy street

Oscar Castaneda 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested on charges of animal cruelty after allegedly beating a small dog to death on a busy street, police in California said.

Porterville Police said that they received calls from concerned citizens about a man beating a puppy on the street.

Police officers who arrived on Thurman Avenue and Third Street early on Sunday morning, found 27-year-old Oscar Castaneda completely nude with a small dog laying dead nearby.

As officers tried to arrest Castaneda, he started kicking a biting them. He also made several attempts to grab hold of an officer’s service weapon.

Police used a Taser to take him into custody. One officer was treated at a nearby hospital and released.

Castaneda was charged with animal cruelty, resisting arrest, indecent exposure, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

Man slams former wife into concrete floor for trying to walk out of his home with his toaster

Katya Wildman (left) and Stephan Law (insert) 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after slamming his former wife into a concrete floor for trying to steal his toaster, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 42-year-old Stephan Law of North Finchley, was ordered to pay 39-year-old Katya Wildman 75 pounds ($118) after pleading guilty to assault.

According to the police investigation, Wildman, a fashion designer, came to her former husband’s home to take a toaster, which she believed belonged to her.

However, the two began fighting over the toaster until Wildman was slammed into a concrete floor. Law pleaded guilty to assault and was given a conditional discharge.

He was also ordered to pay 350 pounds ($550) in court costs. A judge issued a restraining order against Law, which will be in effect for the next three years.

Woman secretly gives away her baby to gay friend while telling her lover that she had an abortion

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By: Chan Yuan

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of fraud after giving away her baby to her gay friend while telling her lover that she had an abortion, prosecutors in Scotland said.

Now, 29-year-old Vikki Gilmore of Perth, was sentenced to serve 3 years in prison after keeping the father of her 3-year-old girl out of the child's life.

The woman’s gay friend, 35-year-old Christopher Yates of Glasgow, was also sentenced to serve 3 years in jail. The girl’s father, 34-year-old Steven North, was extremely happy with the jail sentences imposed on the two.

A psychiatrist testified that the mother’s behavior likely caused lasting psychological damage and trauma to the child.

According to the police investigation, Gilmore and Yates conspired to defraud the biological father of the child by telling him that the pregnancy was terminated.

Gilmore claimed that she had sex with her gay friend and thought that the baby was his. Yates testified that he believed Gilmore’s story that the baby was his.

However, the jury did not believe their story and found them guilty of fraud.

Toddler dies of methanol poisoning after parents use industrial alcohol to treat fever

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By: Mahesh Sarin

Well meaning parents wanted to help reduce the fever of their young daughter, but they actually poisoned her.

The 2-year-old died of methanol poisoning in Dongguan, China, after her parents applied industrial alcohol to her skin to help her fever.

Xiao Dong came down with a fever on Saturday. Her father took a bottle of industrial alcohol from his business and used it to clean the child's armpit in the hope of reducing her temperature.

Minutes later, Xiao Dong fainted and was rushed to the Children's Hospital in Shenzhen.

“When they came to the hospital, they did not know that the alcohol caused this," Ma Weike, a doctor at the hospital, said. “They thought it was the fever that caused the child to lose consciousness,” Weike added.

Sadly, Xiao Dong died of methanol poisoning the next day.

Xiao Dong's parents said that they had heard that alcohol can be used to lower the fever of a child, but were not aware of the dangers.

Industrial alcohol has a 95 percent methyl content and is easily absorbed into the skin, especially children.

According to Weike, the father used about 1,000 ml of industrial alcohol on Xiao Dong, an amount which could be lethal, even to an adult.

May she rest in peace.

Man has sex with his wife’s dog because she loved it more than him

Jonathan Edward Medley 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman set up a spy camera after she suspected that her husband was cheating on her, police in Alabama said.

39-year-old Jonathan Edward Medley is accused of having sex with his wife's dog named Buster.

Medley of Geneva, was charged with animal cruelty after his wife discovered him having sex with her 2-year-old shih tzu.

His wife made the disturbing discovery while spying on him for fear that he was sleeping with another woman, police said.

“She really thought he was having an affair with another woman and she hid a recording device,” said Geneva Police Capt. Ricky Morgan.

“She learned that he was indeed unfaithful, but not with another woman. She caught him having sex with her beloved dog,” Morgan added.

Morgan said that Medley was “upset because he felt that she was paying more attention to the dog than him.”

Buster was injured during the assault. The dog was taken to a veterinarian, where it is recovering.

Medley was held on $535 bail after his arrest. He only faces a misdemeanor charge under the Alabama bestiality law.

Gang rape victim forced to undergo purification ritual after getting pregnant

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By: Feng Qian

A married woman is being humiliated after she was gang raped.

The 23-year-old mother of two children in India, was kidnapped before being repeatedly raped by more than five men over several months.

When the traumatized victim was finally released and returned home, she learned that she was pregnant.

She turned to the court in her hometown of Gujrat for permission to have an abortion, but her request was denied by the Gujarat High Court, because she was too advanced in her pregnancy.

Her husband, who chose to stand by her, became an outcast, and his own family and in-laws refuse to talk to him.

The man refused to leave his wife as she is the mother to their 2 children despite the fact that she is pregnant with another man’s baby.

The courts ordered the woman to undergo “purification tests.” The process includes asking the victim a series of questions to determine if she is telling the truth when saying that she was gang raped.

The questioning is done while balancing a 22 pound stone on the head.

If the woman passes the purification test then no-one can point fingers or banish her and her family. However, if the woman fails the test, she might get ostracized from the community and her family is shamed.

The ritual is being supported by the woman’s parents who are concerned about what will happen to them when the baby is born.

“I have two children who are still single. If she delivers the baby nobody will want to marry them,” the victim’s mother said.

Drunk woman pulls down her pants and urinates in front of horrified diners at restaurant

Maria Keenan 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of disorderly conduct after pulling down her pants and urinating in a crowded restaurant, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

59-year-old Maria Keenan of Kensington, got into a confrontation with diners and employees of Food Express locate don Prescot Street.

Keenan pleaded guilty to one count of drunk and disorderly conduct at the Liverpool Magistrate’s Court.

According to the police investigation, Keenan pulled down her pants and urinated in the restaurant before throwing knives and forks on the floor.

The restaurant was full of customers at the time of the incident. The police were called, and as they approached, she shouted insults at them and told officers f*** off.

The court heard that she had been banned from urinating in the public in the past and has an outstanding Criminal Behaviour Order.

Keenan told the judge that she is very sorry for what happened, and admitted to having a serious alcohol problem. She was sentenced to pay a fine of 50 pounds ($78).

Drunk man eats wet cement after mistaking it for food

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By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A drunk man was rushed to a hospital after eating wet cement, which he mistook as food, doctors in China said.

Nanjing Police said that they received calls from concerned citizens who saw the man scooping out fresh cement from a bucket near a construction site.

When police arrived, the man told them that he was very hungry following a night of heavy drinking. On his way home, he saw the bucket of cement on the floor and decided to eat it as he thought it was sesame paste.

He had eaten 9 ounces of concrete before police stopped him. The man was rushed to a hospital where he underwent a stomach washing procedure.

Doctors said that he should make a full recovery thanks to the quick action of the police.

Man dies after cafe served him glass of liquid soap instead of white wine

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A man died after drinking what he believed to be white wine at a cafe, police in Spain said.

Castello Police said that 50-year-old Andres Lorente, was served dishwashing detergent instead of white wine before he died.

Lorente suffered severe burns to the trachea, throat and stomach. The incident unfolded on Sunday afternoon. According to the police investigation, Lorente ordered a glass of white wine.

The waiter went to a refrigerator and took out a bottle of white wine that contained soap. The error occurred because someone poured the soap into the empty wine bottle and placed it in the refrigerator.

The soap was colorless and odorless so neither the waiter nor Lorente realized that it really wasn’t white wine. The victim, a divorced father of two children, was taken by ambulance to a hospital as his condition worsened.

Police said that they have arrested the owner of the cafe on charges of manslaughter, and the shop was shut down.

Group of women beat little girl because her shadow touched a man

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By: Chan Yuan

A group of women who became angry when a little girl’s shadow touched a man, decided to give her a beating, police in India said.

Gadi Malhera Police said that the father of the girl filed a complaint after his girl was beaten while taking water from a lake.

The women became angry after the 11-year-old girl’s shadow touched Puran Yadav who happened to pass by. The women also threatened to kill the girl if she ever came back to take water from the lake.

Yadav physically tried to prevent the victim from going to the police, but the father, Raju Vanshkar, managed to get there. Yadav claimed that the girl poisoned his food because her shadow touched it.

Police have filed assault charges against Yadav, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Drunk man dies after pulling the trigger of a gun next to his head to check if there was a bullet inside

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By: Chan Yuan

A man accidentally shot and killed himself in front of his friends.

Police in Florida, said that the man was checking to see if their was a bullet left in the chamber of a gun when he killed himself.

49-year-old Charles Cooper died after he put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger. He was out with friends on a fishing trip outside of Orlando, when the incident occurred.

Cooper had been drinking beer before shooting himself around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Friends of Cooper told investigators that he removed the magazine from the gun and the friend asked if there was still a round in the chamber.

Cooper then raised the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, discharging the last round, which killed him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A full autopsy will be performed. However, police said that there is no evidence to suggest anything other than an accident.

Man crushed to death in cardboard compactor at recycling plant

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By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Police in Florida, are investigating a horrific workplace accident.

Police said that a man was crushed in a machine at a recycling plant.

43-year-old David Rossman tried to clear a jam in a massive cardboard compactor machine when he fell inside.

After missing for 20 minutes, his coworkers went to look for him and he was found dead inside the compactor. Coworkers said that the machine makes a loud noise so it was impossible to hear if he screamed for help.

“There is a ladder to get out after clearing the blockage. The door to the cubby was open, the ladder was there and they were able to find the employee. He had been crushed,” said Winter Garden Police Lt. Scott Allen.

The accident occurred just before 9:00 a.m. on Monday.

Coworkers said that they are still trying to cope with the sudden loss of their friend, who left behind a wife and a child.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified. Police are investigating the death as an accident.

Principal has sex with student on camping trip while her husband slept nearby

Anne Lakey 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A principal in the United Kingdom, was arrested after being accused of sleeping with young boys.

One of the victims, who is now a grown man, told a court that his principal took his virginity during a camping trip when he was 15 years old.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said that Anne Lakey, 55, had sex with him when he slipped into her tent during a school trip.

He told the jury at the Teesside Crown Court that he managed to lose his virginity before the age of 16, “which seemed so important at the time.”

Lakey of Stanley, County Durham, denies 13 counts of indecent assault. Six charges are related to her allegedly having sex with a boy who was 14 years old, and the rest relate to the 15-year-old boy.

The victim told the jury that he was on a group camping trip when he slipped into Lakey’s tent and had sex for the first time.

At that time, she was married to Eamonn Toland, who was sleeping in another tent about 20 meters away. The couple has since separated.

The teenager said that he waited until it was pitch black before slipping into his principal's tent. “It was Lakey’s idea,” he told the court.

He got into her sleeping bag, kissed and hugged before having sex, he said.

The victim told prosecutor Caroline Goodwin, that it was a “mess of confusing feelings.”

“The atmosphere, sex for the first time, hiding in the dark, being in the tent with the woman while her husband 20 meters away, was a mess of mixed feelings,” he said.

17-year-old boy leads group of youngsters to gang rape 15 year-old girl

Gregory Wagner 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A boy was arrested and charged as an adult after allegedly leading a group to gang rape a young girl.

17-year-old Gregory Wagner of Wisconsin, faces 80 years in prison after he was charged as an adult in this case.

Wagner and two other boys met the 15-year-old girl at a skate park and invited her to one of their homes in West Allis, Police said.

There, the trio gave the girl “dirty Sprite,” a combination of prescription cough syrup and soda. After drinking it, she felt dizzy and fell to the ground.

She woke up in a garage, where Wagner and other 15-year-old boys repeatedly raped her, police said.

One of the boys put his hands around her neck when she began screaming. The teenagers recorded the rape and posted one of the videos to Facebook.

After the rape, the girl was left bleeding. She was finally able to get away and called a friend to take her home.

Wagner was charged with 2 counts of second degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 16. He is charged as an adult. The other two boys were arrested and charged as juveniles.