Sunday, October 24, 2010

Car dealer: Halloween monsters too real -

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Virginia auto dealer has removed a local woman's Halloween monsters from his showroom after customer complaints they were scary or devilish.

Tom Robertson, general sales manager at Greenbrier Dodge in Chesapeake, told The Virginian-Pilot one woman was so startled by Georgette Gaynor's life-size figures she slipped.Car dealer: Halloween monsters too real -

Teacher banned from classroom for life -

LONDON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The General Teaching Council has decided one teacher in southeastern England is so incompetent he must be banned from the profession for life. The council has suspended 13 teachers' licenses for varying periods in the past decade. Nisar Ahmed is the first to get a life sentence, the Daily Mail reported.Teacher banned from classroom for life -

Congratulations, you may now kiss yourself - Yahoo! News

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Chen Wei-yih has posed for a set of photos in a flowing white dress, enlisted a wedding planner and rented a banquet hall for a marriage celebration with 30 friends.
But there is no groom. Chen will marry herself.
Congratulations, you may now kiss yourself - Yahoo! News

Guy falls off cliff, students pray instead of calling 911

Redding - Rather than call police when their drinking partner fell - or was pushed - off a nearly 200-foot cliff, two students at a Redding Bible school tried first to reach the severely wounded man and pray him back to life. Jason Michael Carlsen alleges in a lawsuit that when Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry students Sarah Elisabeth Koivumaki and Zachary Gudelunas couldn’t reach him to heal him with their prayers, they spent hours debating whether to call the police....More

Nanny cam leads to arrest

Paul Carlos wondered why his 2-year-old son was so well behaved with his babysitter, so he set up a secret camera to record her with the child. When he played the tape, he watched in horror as she allegedly beat the small boy into submission. Now the babysitter, 52-year-old Erin Denny, is jailed on a felony charge of aggravated battery to a child. But the child’s father was arrested as well for allegedly coming after the woman and pursuing her in circles around a kitchen island....More

Man charged with assault with sandwich

Maine - A man turned himself into police on a simple assault warrant alleging that he threw a sandwich at a deli clerk. Capt. Michael Raiche said Goulet became angry when he got off the phone and saw that his sandwich wasn’t finished and called her a vulgar name. “He then took the sandwich that was already made for his son and threw it at her face,” Raiche said....More

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Teen Knocks Over Portable Toilet With Boy Inside

Delaware - New Castle County Police have charged a 14-year-old after he forced a 7-year-old into a portable toilet and knocked it over with the boy inside. Police say three boys, ages 7 and 8, were riding their bikes in Hann Park when the teenager threatened one and forced him into a “Port-o-John.” The teen pushed over the toilet onto the door, preventing the boy from escaping. The boy suffered a knee injury and was covered in waste....More

NY bike bandits wore gorilla, chicken suits

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROCKY POINT, N.Y. -- Police say the thieves who stole a New York teenager's bicycle were, well, animals. Suffolk County police say two people in gorilla costumes and a third i...More

Burns down garage to get rid of black widow spiders

California - A person trying to exterminate black widows with a homemade open-flame torch ignited a fire that damaged a home’s garage in central Fresno, a Fire Department spokeswoman said. The torch ignited a combustible material, causing the fire. No damage estimate was available....More

Sunday, October 10, 2010

1,000 Teachers Fired for Abusing Young Girls

Kenya - More than 1,000 teachers have been fired for sexually abusing girls over the last two years, according to a new report from the Kenyan government. Last year, 600 teachers were dismissed over allegations of sexual abuse, and 500 more have been let go this year. The allegations range from inappropriate kissing and touching to impregnating girls as young as 12....More

Man falls in river chasing one-legged goose

Wisconsin - Wausau authorities have rescued and arrested a drunken man who plunged into the Wisconsin River while chasing a one-legged goose. The 40-year-old Wausau man told officers he wanted to catch the bird and roast it. He says he took off his shirt and shoes and jumped into the frigid water. Authorities say he was overcome by the cold water and had to be rescued by firefighters. The man had been drinking heavily...More.

Cops raid elderly couple by mistake

Chicago - An elderly couple said they were terrified when police knocked open their door late at night on a mistaken drug raid. Anna Jakymec, 84, said she initially thought her husband, Andrij, 89, had fallen out of bed when she heard a loud crashing at 11:30 p.m. but she soon discovered about 20 police officers were in the front room with her door knocked open. A sheriff’s police spokeswoman said the incident is being investigated...More

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Reflective "death ray" torments Vegas sunbathers (Reuters)

Reuters - MGM Resorts International is taking the heat for an intense beam of searing desert sunlight, jokingly dubbed the "death ray," that some hotel guests say poses a risk of severe burns to bathers lounging poolside.More

911 emergency call: My toilet’s overflowing

Florida - It appears residents in Broward County have their definitions for “nonsense” and “emergency” mixed up. According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office call center, nearly half the 911 calls they receive are for things not quite a life or death situation - unless you consider a fast food order an emergency. To paraphrase the immortal words of Flavor Flav, 911 callers are a joke in this town. “‘My toilet’s overflowing, what do I do?’ That’s my personal favorite,” BSO Sheriff Al Lamberti said.More

Saudi prince strangled servant at London hotel

London - A gay Saudi prince beat and strangled his male servant to death in a frenzied sexual assault at their luxury London hotel suite. Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir al Saud, 34, who is a grandson of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, killed Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz after abusing him for weeks. The 32-year-old victim was found with severe injuries including bite marks on his cheeks in a bloodstained bed in the suite at the Landmark Hotel, which he was sharing with the prince. More