Friday, September 30, 2011

Cat with 2 faces marks 12 years of defying odds, setting records

Here's one instance when being two-faced isn't a bad thing, especially when it lands you in the Guinness records for defying death.Frank and Louie is one cool cat, born in Massachusetts 12 --more

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Morgue ready in case bodies come back to life

ISTANBUL  — Officials in a city in rural eastern Turkey, responding to an ancient local fear of being buried alive, have equipped the local morgue with the latest gadgetry in case any of ..Morgue ready in case bodies come back to life

Sperm Donor Tells Fiance He May Have 70 Kids

A Style Network special called ‘Sperm Donor’ that follows the life of ‘Ben,’ an unassuming guy who’s been a sperm donor for years, premiered. He’s recently been contacted by 15-20 of his biological children, and he reveals to his fiance that his sperm may be responsible for fathering as many as 70 offspring. To her credit, Ben’s fiance manages to contain her reaction, but the shock, and possibly horror, in her face is evident. Ben’s fiance tells him she sees his actions as selfish, and the gravity of his decision seems to hit him in a way it hadn’t before.  more

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

96-year-old woman arrested for fatally shooting nephew

St. Augustine, Florida – A 96-year-old wheelchair-bound Florida woman went on a rampage, fatally shooting her nephew with a .357 Magnum. St. Augustine police said they found Johnny Rice, 53, sprawled on the floor of his bedroom, with a gunshot wound to the chest. Amanda Rice Stevenson was arrested hours after the attack, and charged with murder. She was being held without bail. The granny gunman pulled the trigger over a domestic situation. Neighbors said Rice and his wife, Deborah, were terrified of their aunt, who was prone to violent mood-swings.  More 

Woman injured by exploding toilet

Washington DC – A toilet reportedly exploded and injured a woman at the General Services Administration Building in D.C. The D.C. Fire and EMS Department confirms a woman went to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. “The GSA National Capital Regional Office Building experienced a building mechanical incident, which we understand may have resulted in injuries,” a GSA statement reads. “Due to a mechanical failure, there is high air pressure in the domestic water system that resulted in damage to toilets. There has been damage to flushed toilets that has resulted in injuries.”  more 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stupid Couple steals copper to pay for wedding

Pennsylvania – Preparing for a weekend wedding, an Eastvale couple cut copper wire valued at $7,146 from 18 utility poles. April C. Cater, 24, and Joseph Russell, 23, both of 700 2nd Ave., were charged with theft, criminal conspiracy and criminal mischief. Russell told police they planned to be married and he had lost his job at an auto parts store. Cater told police she followed a route and when PennPower officials inspected the area and found transformer ground wires from 18 utility poles had been cut and that each pole would cost $397 to repair.  more 

Crocodile turns orange after eating filter

MELBOURNE, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- An Australian woman whose 8-foot crocodile turned bright orange after eating the water filter from its tank does not appear to be otherwise affected-Crocodile turns orange after eating filter

Monday, September 26, 2011

Girl shoots sister in head with shotgun while playing CSI

ndiana – An 11-year-old girl in Indiana accidentally shot her 14-year-old sister in the head with a shotgun while playing CSI, authorities said. The incident occurred while the two siblings were home alone, according to the Logansport Pharos-Tribune. The older sibling survived and is hospitalized, but her condition was not released. Authorities are still investigating exactly what happened, but told the newspaper they don’t believe the shooting was intentional. more

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Squawks lead police to stolen birds

CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Police in Clearwater, Fla., said they got some help in solving the case of 29 stolen birds from the noisy objects of the theft.--Squawks lead police to stolen birds

Boxer Arturo Gatti's death: Suicide or murder?

To look at them together it's clear: Amanda Gatti lives for her 3-year-old boy, Arturo Jr.

"He's everything I asked God for," Amanda told "48 Hours Mystery" correspondent Erin Moriarty in her first American television interview. "Junior makes me complete....More

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dad attacked son over daughter's tattoo

ORANGE PARK, Fla., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a father attempted to hit his 17-year-old son with his vehicle and a crowbar because he took his sister to get a tattoo.---Dad attacked son over daughter's tattoo

A small-town judge go to jail or go to church

Bay Minette, Alabama – A small-town judge in Alabama is giving non-violent offenders a choice at sentencing: go to jail or go to church under a program dubbed “Operation Restore Our Community,” the city judge in Bay Minette lets misdemeanor offenders serve time and pay a fine or go to church every Sunday for a year. If offenders choose church, they can pick the place of worship as long as they check in weekly with the pastor and police. After a year of Sundays in the pew, the offender’s case will be dismissed...more

Drunk calls stewardess sexy before spitting on crew member

UK – A drunken business class passenger called a BA stewardess ‘sexy’ and told her he loved her before spitting on another member of the crew. Timothy Bradley, a 32-year-old mortgage consultant, had been drinking heavily even before boarding the flight from Arizona to Heathrow. The American continued downing beer and wine after taking his seat and when issued with a written warning by the 747′s captain he screwed it up and carried on drinking. Bradley even asked a member of the transatlantic cabin crew: ‘Do you think I’m going to stab the pilot?’  More

Friday, September 23, 2011

Boy finds 30-year-old human fingers in jar (Reuters)

Reuters - A French schoolboy has dug up a glass jar containing severed human fingers preserved in alcohol which police believe may belong to a local carpenter who lost four digits in an accident 30 years ago.---Boy finds 30-year-old human fingers in jar (Reuters)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Laughter therapy as effective as anti-psychotic drugs in treating dementia

A new study has found that humour therapy is as effective as widely used anti-psychotic drugs in managing agitation in patients with dementia, and avoids serious drug side effects.--Laughter therapy as effective as anti-psychotic drugs in treating dementia

Man wins dumpling eating contest, then dies (Reuters)

Reuters - A 77-year-old Ukrainian man won a jar full of sour cream for coming first in a dumpling eating contest nd then promptly died, local media reported on Wednesday.--Man wins dumpling eating contest, then dies (Reuters)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Man pulls shotgun over no hot sauce at Taco Bell

Kansas City, Missouri - Police in Missouri said they arrested a man accused of threatening a Taco Bell employee with a shotgun because he did not receive hot sauce with his meal. Kansas City police said Jeremy Combs, 30, went through the Taco Bell drive-through and returned with his shotgun after discovering there were no packets of hot sauce in his bag.....More

Kid brings Mom’s crack pipe, drugs to show and tell

Sweet Springs, Missouri - The task for the fresh-faced kindergartner students was to bring important family items for show and tell. But one kindergartner floored his teacher and local law enforcement officers when police say he pulled his mother’s crack pipe and an ounce of drugs from his backpack. The child’s mother was charged with possession of a controlled substance and one count of first-degree child endangerment. Bond was set at $7,500 for 32-year-old Michelle Marie Cheatham.  ..More

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

China suspends popular talent show for "exceeding time limits" (Reuters)

Reuters - China has ordered a popular television talent show off the air for a year after it exceeded broadcasting time limits, replacing it with programs that "promote moral ethics" such as public safety and housework tips, state media said on Monday.---More

Noisy roosters booted from New York garden

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Volunteers say two roosters were evicted from a community garden in New York after neighbors complained about too much cock-a-doodle-doo-ing.---Noisy roosters booted from New York garden

78-Year-Old Man Kills 21-Year-Old Wife?

Port St. Lucie, Florida - Police in Port St. Lucie are investigating a bizarre apparent murder-suicide. Police believe a 78-year-old man shot and killed his 21-year-old wife, then set their home on fire before killing himself. Danielle Santiago, a friend of the woman, said the couple met on the Internet. “But from what she told me, his pictures were younger on the computer, but he actually went over to the Philippines to meet her family,” Santiago said. Police have not yet identified the couple, pending notification of next of kin. More

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Arkansas town searching for toe-sucking assailant (Reuters)

Reuters - There's nothing illegal about a foot fetish but police in Conway, Arkansas, are looking for a toe-sucking man they said has crossed the line into assault.---Arkansas town searching for toe-sucking assailant (Reuters)

Robot to attempt Hawaii triathlon (Reuters)

Reuters - After scaling the cliff walls of the Grand Canyon and driving the Le Mans racetrack for 24 hours, a tiny Japanese robot is set for a new challenge -- Hawaii's grueling Ironman Triathlon course.---Robot to attempt Hawaii triathlon (Reuters)

Woman spikes husband’s coffee with Xanax

Deland, Florida - Police in Florida said a woman was charged with attempted murder after she allegedly began spiking her husband’s coffee with Xanax. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said Donald Goetz, 47, told deputies he did not know why he had been feeling ill for the past week until his wife, Melissa Goetz, left him an accidental voicemail message with her telling another woman about putting Xanax in his coffee. Melissa Goetz told deputies her husband was abusive and she put the Xanax in his coffee to calm him down and curb the physical abuse.  More

Woman Attacks one-legged man

 Florida - Police in Florida said they arrested a woman who admitted to dumping a cucumber salad over the head of her boyfriend’s one-legged father. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the home of Michael Dyer at about 4 p.m. by his son, Daron Dyer, who reported a domestic disturbance. Deputies said Alicia Ducharme, 48, Daron Dyer’s girlfriend, had argued with Michael Dyer, who accused her of stealing food and money from him, before she dumped the salad on his head. Michael Dyer’s left leg is amputated at the knee and he uses an electric scooter to get around.  More

King Crabs invade Antarctica

King crabs — three-feet-wide red monsters that devour everything in their path — have invaded Antarctica. While it sounds a little like a horror movie, it's actual a large scale global warming problem. According to the New Scientist, three years ago, scientists had predicted that this would happen, but they believed the earth would have warmed to this degree in the next 100 years...More

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Stolen 500-pound bear statue found in dorm

Davenport, Iowa - Police in Iowa said a 500-pound bear statue stolen from its usual street corner spot was found in a college dormitory two days later. Investigators said the 6-foot-tall solid oak bear, which was taken from the corner of Locust and Clarke streets in Davenport, was found two days later in the dormitory housing St. Ambrose University students. Police said the students cooperated with requests to return the statue to its owners.  More

Amish men jailed for not displaying buggy safety signs (Reuters)

Reuters - Eight members of a traditional Amish sect were behind bars on Tuesday after refusing to pay fines for failure to display orange-red safety triangles on their horse-drawn buggies...Amish men jailed for not displaying buggy safety signs (Reuters)

Banning half-naked men, love triangles on TV (Reuters)

Reuters - Iran has banned TV programs showing half-naked men and love triangles, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Monday, in the latest sign of a conservative crackdown on media in the Islamic state.
Banning half-naked men, love triangles on TV (Reuters)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Eel entered man’s penis at beauty spa

China - The eel treatment in question is a similar concept to the popular London spas that offer fish pedicures. Thinking that the eels would make him look ten years younger, Nan dived into the water and let them feast upon layers of dead skin. But after laying in the spa bath, Nan felt a sharp pain and realised a small eel was working its way up his urethra and into his bladder. ‘I climbed into the bath and I could feel the eels nibbling my body. But then suddenly I felt a severe pain and realised a small eel had gone into the end of my penis,’ the 56-year-old from Honghu, Hubei province said. ‘I tried to hold it and take it out, but the eel was too slippery to be held and it disappeared up my penis.’ The man underwent a three-hour operation to remove the six-inch eel.  More

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Weatherman in Bathtub with Naked Dead Man Resigns

Little Rock Arkansas - An Arkansas meteorologist who was found sleeping in a hot tub with a dead body has resigned from his position with the TV station in which he was employeed. Authorities said Brett Cummins and the body of 24-year-old Dexter Williams were found in an unfilled hot tub. Williams was wearing a chain around his neck that looked like a dog collar, and police found blood, but no water, in the tub. Police have interviewed Cummins and his friend Christopher Barbour, who lives at the home. But no charges have been filed, and Hampton has said no foul play was involved.  More

Baby suckles directly from cow for milk

Cambodia - The boy, Tha Sophat, made international headlines after his grandfather revealed he had been feeding himself directly from a cow since July when a storm destroyed his home storm and his parents left for Thailand to find work. After he stopped breast-feeding from his mother, the boy became ill, said the 46-year-old grandfather. The boy watched a calf nurse from its mother, and began to do the same thing, feeding directly from the cow each day, Um Oeung added. When the grandfather pulled him away, the boy cried, so he let him continue.  More

Woman blames neighbor for 150 lbs of mail

Jacksonville, Florida - A Florida woman says she believes her neighbor is behind a harassment campaign that has resulted in 150 pounds of unsolicited mail arriving at her home. Dana Kraus of Jacksonville said the unwanted items, which have been arriving since January, include about 70 magazine subscriptions. She said the falsified subscriptions left her on the hook for about $1,000. Kraus said she believes her neighbor, Randall Green, is behind the campaign. Kraus obtained an injunction against Green after authorities discovered he had ordered materials from a hair restoration company in her name.  More

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Google Street View Camera Captures Naked Woman

Miami, Florida - She was caught without clothes by the Google camera as she stood on the doorstep of her home, with a water jug in her hand. It is unknown why she was naked. In a second image, the woman appears to notice the Google Street View car as it continues driving down her block. As expected, Google has altered the Street View photos so that the naked woman is now behind a pixelation shroud.  More

Old Man Fires At Snake, Shoots Himself

Florida - A 75-year-old Florida man was recovering after accidentally shooting himself while trying to shoot a snake. Police responded to a report of a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a home in Volusia, Florida. When officers arrived on the scene they found 75-year-old Garrett Bauernschmidt suffering from gunshot wounds to two fingers on his left hand. His caretaker told police that she had come home to find a large water moccasin snake near the front door. Bauernschmidt got a .38 caliber handgun, fired one shot at the snake and missed. The gun discharged a second time as he manipulated the safety, injuring him.  More

Teen defendant urinates in courtroom

 Texas - Corey Webb was facing an aggravated assault charge after he allegedly pulled a gun from his backpack and shot an officer at the Smith Juvenile Detention Centre while trying to escape in July 2010. During his trial in Smith County, the judge first reprimanded Webb for continually mumbling during witness testimonies. Webb then tried to fire his attorney, telling Judge Kerry Russell: “I don’t think he’s going to defend me to the best of his ability.” When told that meant he would have to represent himself, Lloyd decided to keep his lawyer. The court was then adjourned for lunch and as people were leaving, Webb unbuckled his pants, walked over to a rubbish bin and peed into it. The furious judge reprimanded the teen. “I don’t know how you were raised, but peeing in a trash can in a state district courtroom is inappropriate behaviour.  More

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Man dies after getting entangled in clothes airer

A man was killed in a bizarre accident at his home after getting entangled in an indoor clothes airer, used commonly for drying washed clothes.--Man dies after getting entangled in clothes airer

Teens Suspended for Forced Piercing

Georgia - Three teens in Fayette County have been suspended from school and face battery charges after they allegedly held down a 13-year old girl and tried to pierce her belly button. The incident happened during lunch period in the courtyard of Fayette County High School. Fayetteville police Detective Mike Whitlow said the 13-year-old had agreed to let her fellow students pierce her navel but had second thoughts when she saw the size of the needle to be used. The others allegedly went ahead with the procedure. One student was arrested as an adult.  17-year-old, Christian Tucker, was charged as an adult with battery, disruption of a public school and piercing the body of a person under the age of 18.  More

Friday, September 9, 2011

Bathroom fumes kill woman at McDonald’s

 Pooler, Georgia - An elderly woman died and eight other people were hospitalized after breathing in toxic fumes at a McDonald’s restaurant in Georgia.Investigators said a toxic mix of chemicals used to clean bathrooms was to blame for sickening customers at the McDonald’s in Pooler, Ga., 10 miles west of Savannah. One McDonald’s employee, five customers and three firefighters were hospitalized with breathing problems. Anne Felton, an 81-year-old woman from Ponte Verde, Fla., was found unconscious in the restaurant’s bathroom and later died.  More

Mother Locks Baby in Car Trunk To Attend Pop Concert

Neumunster, Germany - A couple who locked their eight-month-old baby in the trunk of their car while attending a pop concert appealed for the child to be returned from foster care. At the concert, they placed the baby boy in the trunk of the car, among discarded diapers, food and dirty laundry. Passersby heard the sound of a baby screaming and alerted police. But when an announcer at the concert asked the parents to make themselves known, they did not respond. Police eventually smashed their way into the vehicle and saved the child, who was sweating badly and was hospitalized. But the boy’s 18-year-old mother defended her actions saying that she kept the window of the car open and parked in the shade.  More

Coffee Shop Cited for Nude Waitresses

San Jose, California - Looks like San Jose police are finally cracking down on the sexy Vietnamese coffee shops in the area that are offering more than just sugar with their Joe. While on patrol SJPD officers observed several female waitresses showing off a little too much skin, in one of the shops on the 1600 block of Tully Road. Three female workers of the Quyen Cafe, ages 22, 22, and 23,  were identified and cited for display of public nudity, a municipal code violation. They were only cited, not arrested, but will still have to appear in court.  More

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Driver throws passenger off bus

Washington DC - Metro has launched a full investigation into an incident that seems to show a Metrobus driver forcefully throwing a passenger off a bus and to the ground. The video surfaced and quickly got the attention of Metro officials. While the Metrobus driver and passenger are in an argument, you can hear the passenger ask the driver to take him to the next stop — possibly without paying first. When the bus driver asks the man to get off the bus and the man stays, the driver pushes the man, takes the man’s hand off a pole, picks him up and throws him to the ground. You can hear other riders on board the bus react. More  

Man Arrested For Not Turning Off Phone

Texas - Police in El Paso, Texas arrested a Southwest Airlines passenger on a flight from Phoenix after he refused to turn off his cell phone. Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Whitney Eichinger in Dallas told The Associated Press Tuesday the man turned his cell phone on as flight 1833 landed. Eichinger says when the man was asked to turn his phone off, he did not and when the plane pulled up to the gate, El Paso authorities met the aircraft.  More 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Confrontation Over Headphones Led 2 Students Getting Shot

 Los Angeles, California - Officials say that a fight over headphones is what led to two USC students being shot at a party being held near the campus. Police say the shooting happened early in the morning at a party in a student-filled off campus apartment complex. They say the three suspects in the shootings were not invited guests and were not students. The suspects are still at-large. Police explained that a student at the party noticed his Dr. Dre headphones were missing. He spotted a suspect with the headphones and confronted him.  More  

Woman survives night outside in collapsed chair

Texas - Evelyn Rogers, 75, of Liberty Hill had gone outside to water her plants about 6 p.m. when she sat down to rest on a canvas chair because it was so hot. When Rogers sat down, she saw a piece of plastic sticking out underneath the chair’s bottom and pulled on it. That’s when the entire bottom of the chair ripped out, and she fell through the opening onto her patio, with most of her body encased by the chair’s aluminum frame. “I couldn’t get out of it, and I couldn’t turn it over,” she said last week from the hospital, where she was still recovering from her overnight ordeal. Ethan Mueller was delivering the American-Statesman about 5 a.m. He said last week that he almost drove away after tossing the paper, but he heard Rogers’ dog barking “pretty furiously.” “That’s when I noticed a sound like a cat fighting with a dog, and I saw Evelyn waving her hands, but I couldn’t tell from a distance what the situation was,” he said.  More 

Man arrested for biting pet python twice

Sacramento, California - Police were called to the northern part of the city expecting to respond to an assault. While officers were speaking to David Senk, 54, found lying at the scene, a witness accused him of taking two bites out of the snake. The python is recovering after being given emergency surgery. It was turned over to the city’s Animal Care Services after losing a few ribs. “She’s doing well,” Gina Knepp, acting animal care services manager, told the Sacramento Bee. “We did surgery on her last night and I think we saved her life.” Mr Senk was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully maiming or mutilating a reptile.  More  

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mutant pig alien born after UFOs seen

Guatemala - Residents of the Guatemalan village have decided that the pig’s odd human-shaped head is the doing of visitors from outer space, after strange bright lights were spotted hovering in the sky on the night of its birth. The pig, which is one of a litter of 11, has been described as looking like a cross between a human and something from the Alien movies. We don’t know for certain but it could have been caused by a genetic problem or by environmental pollution. In another part of the world, pathologists are investigating a series of animal mutilations in Wales, with aliens once again the suspected culprits. It is thought that the surgical-style injuries are too sophisticated for other animals to cause and once again bright lights were seen near the scene.  More 

Former cowboy lassos dogs in canal

 Moxee, Washington - A farmworker who says he learned how to lasso 30 years ago while working on a cattle ranch in Mexico still knows his ropes. Jesus Villanueva was working when he heard a disturbance along the Roza irrigation canal. A woman and her husband were trying to save their two dogs being swept away in the current. The dogs couldn’t climb up the steep concrete sides of the canal. A Yakima sheriff’s deputy had a rope but was having no luck. It took Villanueva just one lasso for each dog to bring them ashore. Noya Deats had run nearly three miles along the canal, trying to save her dogs while calling her husband and the sheriff’s office for help. Despite signs warning folks to stay out of the canal, Deats said she has let her dogs, Fawn and Nia, off their leash before without any problems. But when they decided to take a swim they were swept away. More 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Bat Bites Girl, 5, At Wal-Mart

Minnesota - A 5-year-old North Branch girl is recovering after an unusual run-in with a bat at a retail store. She’s barely able to move, all because of what happened on a trip to a Wal-Mart in Cambridge. “She’s very traumatized,” said Holly Townley, Zoe’s mother. “The bat flew down the pizza aisle, flew back at us, flew down and landed on her, attacking her and bit her leg.” Her left leg still has a mark from the bat bite. On her right leg, is a mark from the painful treatment that followed. She had a series of three shots for rabies. Although doctors don’t know for sure whether or not the bat had rabies, they consider it rabid because bats don’t bite. The attack itself was traumatizing, but the treatment’s side effects are causing even more problems. “She had a 103-degree temp, very achy, sore joints - almost as if she were a 90-year-old man,” said Holly. After three trips to the emergency room, Holly asked Wal-Mart to help to pay medical bills, but she said they refused.  More  

Man fires pistol out window fighting against a fleet of UFOs

Hedemora, Sweden - A Swedish man accused of firing a gun from his apartment window told police he was fighting against a fleet of UFOs. The 23-year-old Hedemora man, whose name was not released, allegedly began shooting the pistol out of his apartment and the mother of his child called police. Police said it took several hours to convince the man to stop shooting at the sky. They said he told them he was shooting down UFOs that exploded when hit. The man was charged with illegal weapon possession and threatening a police officer, but officers said they did not feel threatened by the man. A psychiatrist who has a previous conviction for attempted manslaughter, said he may have been suffering from a severe psychiatric ailment at the time of the incident.  More