Two black men rape white woman in shopping center while yelling racial slurs

By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A rape victim said that she was targeted by two black men because the color of her skin, according to police in Colorado.

Aurora police said that they are searching for two black men who were accused of raping a white woman at a shopping center.

Police believe that the attack was racially motivated as the suspects were screaming racial slurs while raping the 23-year-old woman.

According to the police investigation, the rape unfolded at the Mission Viejo Plaza Shopping Center near Hampden Avenue and Chambers Road, on Friday morning.

After raping the woman, the two men fled from the scene. The victim, who was not identified, did not know her attackers. Doctors expect the victim to recover.

11-year-old boy points loaded gun at homeowner and demands money

Boy holding gun (illustration)
By: Tanya Malhotra

A young boy is facing a charge of armed robbery after pointing a loaded gun at a homeowner and demanding money, according to police in Mississippi.

Amory Police Chief Ronnie Bowen said that on Friday at approximately 6:00 p.m., the 11-year-old boy went to a home in Amory on 8th Street and asked the homeowner for a ride home.

During the drive, the boy pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the homeowner, demanding money. The homeowner was able to wrestle the gun away from the boy.

The homeowner then brought the boy to the Amory Police Department, where he was detained. The boy was transported to a juvenile detention center and the case is pending in the Monroe County Youth Court.

Police did not say whether the boy and the homeowner knew each other prior to the incident.

Man has sex with family dog named Baby Girl in front of his roommate more than 100 times

Bradley Jean Hubbard
By: Feng Qian

The roommate of a man who had sex with the family dog, called police to report him because she could not keep quiet any longer about the abuse, according to police in Florida.

Pensacola police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Bradley Jean Hubbard, after being accused of having sex with the family pet named “Baby Girl.”

Hubbard has been charged with engaging in sexual conduct with an animal and causing death, pain or suffering to an animal.

He was booked into the Escambia County Jail, and her bail has been set at $15,000.

According to the police investigation, Hubbard lived with his father and his father's girlfriend during the period of the offenses.

Hubbard’s roommate reported the incident, saying that she had seen Hubbard take the animal to his bedroom and have sexual contact with the dog.

She estimated that it had occurred more than 100 times in recent years. The woman said that she heard the dog scream in pain during each incident.

Hubbard denied the allegations. The dog was taken to a veterinarian for an examination. The animal's genitals showed signs of abuse.

12-year-old boy fatally stabs his mother and injures his sister

Pamela Wolosz
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman who was a retired U.S. Air Force officer, has been stabbed to death by her 12-year-old son, according to police in Oregon.

On Tuesday around 8:30 a.m., officers from the Ashland Police Department responded to the 900 block of Morton for a report of an assault.

On arrival, the officers found one victim dead and another seriously injured. Both victims were stabbed multiple times. The deceased victim has been identified as Pamela Wolosz, 52.

The injured victim's name is not being released as she is a juvenile. She is currently being treated at an area hospital, and is expected to survive at this time.

The investigation led officers to arrest a 12-year-old boy for the assault and homicide. The victims are the mother and 16-year-old sister of the 12-year-old boy.

The Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit has been activated and detectives from the Oregon State Police, Medford Police, Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Central Point Police are assisting in the investigation.

The Jackson County District Attorney's office is also on scene and is assisting as needed.

There is no further threat to the community at this time. The thoughts of the entire law enforcement community are with this family, as well as with the entire community.

The Ashland Police Department encourages any person affected by this tragedy to seek out the appropriate emotional support.

The boy’s father was home at the time of the incident. He has been identified as James Haswell Holmes, who described himself as a work at home father.

Wolosz was a retired U.S. Air Force officer. 12-year-old Ezekiel "Zeke" Holmes, has been charged with one count of murder in juvenile court.

Man rapes 12-year-old girl on the street in the afternoon

The suspect
By: Wayne Morin

Police are looking for the man who raped a young girl as she was walking home from school in the afternoon, according to police in the United Kingdom.

The Greater Manchester Police have released a photo of the man they believe is responsible for raping the 12-year-old girl.

According to the police investigation, the girl was raped while walking on Chapel Street, close to the Horseshoe pub.

She had been walking on the road sometime between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., when she was grabbed from behind by a man who dragged her into the alleyway which runs behind Cardus Street.

He raped her, and then ran away from the scene in the direction of Stockport Road. Police have urged anyone with information to come forward.

Woman brokenhearted after animal abuser fatally shot her cat in the intestines

By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman’s cat died after an animal abuser used a gun to shoot it in the intestines, according to police in the United Kingdom.

The RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is appealing for information after the cat suffered fatal injuries by being shot with an air rifle in a Staffordshire village.

2-year-old Monty died just hours after a pellet went through its intestines, causing serious injuries. It is thought that it was shot in a wooded area between Cheadle Road and Hillside Road.

It is the second cat shooting incident in the area, which was reported to the RSPCA.

The first incident happened early last month, which left a cat needing surgery on the leg after being shot with an air rifle at close range.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “It is very concerning that someone deliberately targeted an innocent animal like this. Monty would have been in horrific pain as a result of this incredibly cruel act.

“His poor owners are heartbroken by what happened and are worried that someone who lives near them harmed Monty. We and the police are investigating this matter, and we would like to remind people that the penalties faced if caught deliberately using an air gun to injure an animal can be up to six months in prison and a £20,000 ($23,000) fine if found guilty under the Animal Welfare Act.”

Monty’s owner, Diane Lockett, said that Monty’s death left them devastated over the festive period.

“Christmas was forgotten about. We were supposed to have all of the family over at ours for a big Christmas dinner, but I couldn’t face doing it because we were all so upset,” she said.

“Monty was such a lovely cat. He used to go off wandering for hours at a time, but as he got older, he didn’t go out for very long and he never went too far. We all miss him so much,” she added.

Anyone with information about the two incidents should contact the Staffordshire Police on 101.

Dog breaks its leg after being thrown out of window of speeding car

Do looking out of window of car (illustration)
By: Tanya Malhotra

Police are looking for the person responsible for breaking the leg of a dog that was thrown out of a moving vehicle, according to police in the United Kingdom.

The RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is appealing for information after the dog was thrown out of a car in Willenhall, West Midlands, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Two people who were walking home from a party, witnessed the female brown Staffordshire bull terrier being thrown from the window of a dark-colored Ford Focus on High Road, at about 2:00 a.m.

The car was traveling at approximately 40 miles per hour, and the people who saw the incident were unable to get the license plate number.

RSPCA inspector Rob Crutchley, who is investigating the incident, said: “The dog had an injury to her leg as a result of the incident, which was immediately treated.

“It was very shocking for the two people who found her. The dog was terrified after her ordeal.

“She is not microchipped so we have no way of tracing where she came from. We’d also like to rule out whether she was stolen. We are keen to speak to anyone who has any information to get in touch with us in complete anonymity on 0300 123 8018.”

The dog is currently in the care of the dog wardens.

11-year-old boy raped at Scout camp

Sad boy (illustration)
By: Feng Qian

Police launched an investigation after an 11-year-old boy was raped during a trip to a Scout camp in the Netherlands, according to police in the United Kingdom.

A man from Stockport, disclosed to the Manchester police that he was raped when he was 11 years old at a Scout campsite in Baarn, Utrecht.

The incident took place in the summer of 1985, sometime from mid-July to the end of August, at the Scoutcentrum Buitenzorg camp.

Detectives have been carrying out extensive enquiries, but are now appealing to anyone who might have been at the camp that summer and has any information about the incident.

Detective Constable Phil Hargreaves, from the Greater Manchester Police public protection division, said: "This man was very brave in coming forward to police and reporting this incident.

"A specialist team of officers have been working with him and offering him support, and we will continue to do so. Help and support will always be there for people who come forward and report sexual offenses.

"We have followed extensive enquiries and we now want to speak to anyone who was at the camp that summer.

"Even if you didn't witness anything, or have any knowledge of the incident, you may still have information, which could be vital to this investigation.

"We know scout groups from across the UK and Europe visited the camp, so it may be that you are not from the Greater Manchester area, but I would still urge you to get in touch.

Anyone with any information should call the investigating team on 0161 856 7994 or 101 and leave a message for Detective Constable Phil Hargreaves or Detective Sergeant John Chatterton.”

How To Choose A Reliable Contractor For A Job In Your Home

Contractors (illustration)
By: Michelle Parker

Finding a contractor to do any home improvement job can be stressful.

You want to find a contractor who is professional, honest and get a fair price.

Here are tips on how to find the best contractor in your area.

Get three estimates. Reputable business people don't have a problem with giving you a written estimate.

If a contractor gets irritated when learning that you are shopping around for the best price for the quality work that you expect, then drop them.

Don't deal with them even if their estimates are the lowest.

Get estimates in writing. Professional contractors will give you a clear and itemized bill for everything they are going to do in your home.

If the price of one contractor is much lower than the other, then stay away. Remember that if it is too good to be true, then it's not true.

The low price may indicate that the contractor will be using
very low quality supplies or they will ask for more money during the job.

If you will refuse to give them more money during the job, then they may leave you with an unfinished job and a lot of aggravation.

Look at the appearance of the contractor who is giving you the estimate. If they look disheveled and dirty, stay away as this may indicate their style of work.

You don't want a messy job to ruin your home.

Ask the contractors for references. Speak to those people and ask them if you can come to their homes so you can see the contractor's work.

They may also give you good ideas, which you might be able to use in your home.

Check the contractor’s license and insurance.

Do a Google search on their names. You may find very valuable information about each of the contractors from people who have used them before.

Go with gut feeling. Go with the person who you feel you can best work with, even if their price is a bit more expensive.

Once your hire a person, put every detail in writing. Don't just sign a contract before you read it carefully and you understand what you are singing.

Whatever is not in writing will not be done. Contractors might be nice, but this is their business and they need to make the most money possible from the job.

Remember, construction takes longer than expected. If you must have things done by a specific date, make sure to write it in the contract.

You may want to offer incentives for the contractor to finish the job earlier than promised. You can offer the contractor a bonus of more money if they are completely done before that date.

You can also add a penalty for every week that the job is not done after the promised date.

However, you have to make sure to discuss it clearly and write it into the contract. If the contractor is not willing to add this clause to the contract, then you know that the job will probably take much longer than promised.

Ask your insurance company for recommendations. You can do this even if the insurance company is not paying for the job.

Many insurance companies have agreements with reputable local contractors so their recommendations can be very useful.

Don't pay for labor up front. Some contractors will ask for money for the supplies upfront, but no reputable contractor will ask you for the full amount of money in advance.

Principal shaves his head in front of students in support of boy with shaved head who was bullied

Jackson Johnston shaving Tim Hadley’s hair
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Staff members at a school in Iowa, took video of their principal showing compassion to a student.

The principal learned that students were bullying a sixth grader for shaving his hair.

Pekin Middle School principal Tim Hadley, said that instead of calling the bullies into his office and punishing them for their actions, he decided to use the incident to teach all of them a valuable lesson.

11-year-old Jackson Johnston was being bullied by students for shaving off his hair in support of his 58-year-old grandfather Rick, who is known as “Papa,” and is battling lymphoma.

Jackson's mother, Amber Johnston, said that Rick’s hair started falling out from chemotherapy treatments, but he did not want to spook the children by shaving it.

Jackson decided to shave his head in order to make his grandfather feel better.

Jackson went to his grandfather, he pulled off his hat and welcomed his grandfather to “join the club.”

Rick was overwhelmed by the sweet and loving gesture. However, his classmates did not like it. When Jackson arrived to school, his classmates made fun of his new haircut.

Hadley, 35, whose grandfather died of cancer, his mother had thyroid cancer and his mother-in-law had uterus cancer, asked Jackson to shave his hair off in front of other students to teach
the students to stand up for what’s right and to care about others.

Armed robber is shot and killed while trying to rob gun shop

Jimmy Groover
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) An armed robber was shot and killed while he and his accomplice tried to rob a gun store.

The two armed robbers walked into the Dixie Gun and Pawn shop in Mableton, Georgia, at 11:00 a.m., dressed in ski masks.

At first, they aimed the gun at an unarmed employee. The employee put his hands up in the air and pleaded for mercy as he walked towards the store owner.

The store owner, 64-year-old Jimmy Groover, was standing with his back to the armed robbers and he did not immediately realize that his employee was being held at gunpoint.

The armed robbers ordered the employees and the two customers to get down on the ground or they will be killed.

As soon as Groover turned his back, the armed man shot at him. The bullet hit the glass window.

Groover then grabbed his own gun from the holster on his waist and shot at the robbers.

One of the masked robbers fell to the ground and he died at the scene, while the accomplice managed to escape.

Groover is upset over the fact that he had no other choice, but to shoot at the armed robbers to protect his workers, customers and himself.

“I hate that this happened. I have been doing this 30 years. Nothing like this has ever happened. I never wanted this to happen, but I want to go home at night too,” Groover said.

No charges were filed against Groover after police reviewed the stores surveillance videos and ruled that it was a clear case of self-defense.

The shocking video of the incident was uploaded to the Internet. Police are still looking for the accomplice.

New Yorker calls police to 'stop the wind from blowing' because it is disturbing sleep

Wind (illustration)
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Police have released an audio clip about a person who was unable to sleep due to strong wind.

Police in New York, were advised that a resident was unable to sleep due to the noise of the strong wind and is seeking help to stop it.

Police in Niagara Falls, released the audio of the dispatcher, asking officers if they can fight the force of nature in order to help the “victim.”

In the audio, the dispatcher is heard saying: “All cars be advised, someone called to see if the police could stop the wind from blowing so they could sleep.

“If any of you guys could do that, could you let me know?”

The wind in that area at the time was reportedly blowing at 16 miles per hour and it caused about 3,000 utility customers to lose power.

Great grandmother is rescued after being locked in cage by her son and daughter-in-law for years

The grandmother locked in the cage
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Police in China, have launched an investigation after receiving a tip of an elderly woman being kept in a cage.

Shocking videos show the 92-year-old great-grandmother forced to live in a dirty cage for years by her own son and daughter-in-law.

The video shows the woman of Guangxi Province, living in a 100 square foot cold room that was made out of cinder blocks without a door. Instead of a door, the family installed iron bars to keep her from escaping.

The cold room was empty except from one wooden bed and a thin blanket. The elderly woman was frail and malnourished.

According to the great-grandmother, she had been kept in the locked cage for several years and she had not been given enough food or clothing.

The great-grandmother was rescued and was taken to a hospital, where she is being treated.

The son and daughter-in-law were initially questioned by the Fengshan County Administration Office. However, officials reported that they had a bad attitude and they did not cooperate.

Officials then reported the case to the local government, which immediately began an investigation and rescued the woman.

The couple is facing a number of charges including elder abuse.

Grandson kills his veteran grandfather after hearing story about Vietnam war

Zachary Miller
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man was killed by his grandson after sharing stories about his past.

24-year-old Zachary Miller of Kokomo, Indiana, called police to report that he killed his grandfather.

When officers arrived, they found 67-year-old John Miller lying on the floor and Zachary sitting nearby in a chair.

Zachary was arrested on charges of murder and assault after he admitted to hitting his grandfather over the head with a frying pan.

Zachary told detectives that he then “choked him for so long that his arms got tired.”

According to court documents, Zachary cut his grandfather's wrist to see him “bleed out.”

When questioned about the motive of the attack, Zachary told police “because of a story about Vietnam.”

His grandmother Betty Miller, said that her husband loved Zachary, who recently began showing signs of mental illness.

The family tried to get help for the 27-year-old man and he began taking medication. Betty said that they began fearing for their lives after Zachary killed her dog two weeks ago.

Federal Marshals seize personal property from police officer to pay for black man he shot

Dontrell Stephens and Adams Lin
By: Tanya Malhotra

A police officer in Florida, is fighting to get back his personal belongings that were seized by federal Marshals.

Marshals went to the home of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Sgt. Adams Lin, and ordered to go outside.

Lin watched helplessly as federal Marshals carried out a judge’s order to seize all of his personal belongings.

Marshals took the officer's personal property, including his car, clothes, furniture and television.

The items will be sold at auction and the money will go to
23-year-old Dontrell Stephens, who was left paralyzed after he was shot by Lin.

Lin was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.

A jury awarded Stephens $22.4 million, after they found that Lin used excessive force when he shot Stephens.

The officer stopped him for riding his bicycle erratically during rush-hour traffic.

Stephens was left paralyzed and is unable to work, but the officer has not paid him anything.

Attorney Jack Scarola, who represents Stephens, had previously asked a judge to seize Lin’s wages for Stephens. Judge Seltzer denied that request because Lin, who is divorced, provides more than 50 percent of the support to his young daughter.

Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association president John Kazanjian said he has never heard of an officer's belongings being seized to sell on the auction block.

“It makes us have to think every time when we go out to do our job: Are we going to be civilly liable? Do we have to rent all of our property? This is a bad, bad precedent,” Kazanjian said.