Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Four Killed in Ohio Plane Crash Were Young University Students

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Tuesday, August 26 2014) – Reported by madn3wz

At least four people are reported killed in a small plane crash on Monday night when a plane they were flying crashed near a regional airport outside of Cleveland. All four people killed in the plane crash tragedy were young university students, according to media reports.

Four University Students Perish in Small Plane Crash in Ohio (Image Credit: NY Daily News)  

According to further details; a four-seat, single-engine aircraft, Cessna 172R, crashed and then shortly after takeoff from Cuyahoga County Regional Airport about 10 p.m. Monday. The plane exploded and engulfed by fire that trapped all four on board inside the burning wreckage.

The plane was reportedly rented by William Felten of Saginaw, Michigan, who is among the dead along with John Hill, 18, of St. Simons, Ga.; freshman Abraham Pishevar of Rockville, Md.; and Lucas Marcelli, 20, from Massillon, Ohio. The plane was being piloted by Felten.

"We are truly heartbroken about these promising lives cut short," Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder said in a statement, "and feel profound sympathy for their loved ones and friends."

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Source: The Associated Press

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Malaysian Flight MH17 Shot Down in Ukraine, 295 on Board Feared Dead (Photos)

KIEV, Ukraine (Thursday: July 17, 2014) – Reported by madn3wz

A Malaysian Airline plane was reportedly shot down over war-torn part of the Ukraine on Thursday leaving the doubts about the fate of 295 on board. Flight MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

A man stands next to the wreckage of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine, near the town of Shaktarsk, on July 17, 2014.(AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)

There are unconfirmed reports that all 295 aboard were killed in the tragedy , however, an official confirmation is yet to be made from Ukraine or Malaysia.

In a tweet, Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Tun Razak has made a statement on the downed Flight MH17.

“I am shocked by reports that an MH plane crashed. We are launching an immediate investigation.

Continue reading .... HERE

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

World Cup Updates: Team USA Loses to Belgium, But Tim Howard Wins Millions of Hearts

SALVADOR, Brazil (Tuesday, July 01) - Reported by madn3wz

Belgium wins and through to the next round to face Argentina on Saturday (July 5).

World Cup Updates: Team USA Loses to Belgium, But Tim Howard Wins Millions of Hearts

Last match of the Round-16 was played today between the United States and Belgium at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador. Belgium advances to the quarter-finals after beating the United States 2-1 in extra time.

Though Belgium won against the United States; but the soccer fans will never forget the heroics of the U.S. goalkeepper - Tim Howard, who kept on defying the Belgian attack throughout 120 minutes of the match. Howard had 16 saves, the most by any goalkeeper in the last 5 decades.

Continue reading HERE.

Israel holds murdered teenagers' funerals

JERUSALEM, Israel (Tuesday, July 01) - Reported by madn3wz

Funerals of slain Israeli teens were held at on Tuesday afternoon in each of the victims’ hometowns, a day after the bodies of three teenagers were found in the West Bank. Tens of thousands of mourners converged to attend the funeral ceremonies of the teenagers.

Avi and Rachel Fraenkel embrace during the funeral of their son, Naftali, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Nof Ayalon, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (Image credit: The Montreal Gazette)

Addressing thousands of mourners, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described their killers as "heinous murderers".

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon was present in the funeral ceremony of 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach in Elad, while Finance Minister Yair Lapid attended the funeral of 16-year-old Gil-ad Shaar in Talmon.

The burial service of 16-year-old Naftali Fraenkel was held in Nof Ayalon and attended by Education Minister Shai Piron. The three teenagers were laid to rest side-by-side at the Modi'in Cemetery, after services were held at the teens' respective hometowns. 

Mourners arrived in large convoys of buses arranged for the ceremony. PM Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres were among the speakers to eulogize the youths, whose bodies were wrapped in blue and white Israeli flags and laid on stretchers.

The bodies of all three were found on Monday, north of the Palestinian town Halhul, just north of Hebron. They had been missing since June 12. Israel has blamed the Palestinian militant group Hamas for the deaths. Hamas has denied any involvement.

On Monday night, following the discovery of the bodies, an urgent cabinet meeting was called to assess the situation and to decide how to respond. Then Israel launched a massive air strike on the Gaza Strip, hitting 34 targets which the IDF said were terror-related. 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Breaking News!! Bodies of Three Missing Israeli Teens Found in West Bank

TEL AVIV, Israel (Monday, June 30) - Reported by madn3wz

The bodies of the three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped earlier this month were found by security forces in a field northwest of Hebron on Monday afternoon.

Missing Israeli Teens Found Dead in West Bank

Israeli military source confirms, on the condition of anonymity, that the bodies found near the village of Halhul are of the three missing teen settlers who were disappeared on June 12 from a close vicinity.

Israel yet to announce the discovery formally. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a special cabinet meeting later Monday night before releasing the news formally.

According to Israel Radio; Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon had announced earlier on Monday evening  that there was some progress in the search operation for Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel (who also holds an American passport) and Eyal Yifrah.

Three missing teens were last seen hitchhiking near Hebron. Their disappearance sparked a massive social media campaign under the hashtag #bringbackourboys.

Palestinian militant group Hamas was accused by Israeli behind the abduction of the teenagers; but Hamas has repeatedly denied the accusation.

Report Tags: Israel, Kidnapped teen, Israeli teens kidnapped, Bodies found of Missing Israeli teens, Hamas, Hebron, Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrah


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BALTIMORE: Police Asked Public's Help in Hunt of Shooting Suspects Who Killed Two, Another in Critical Condition

BALTIMORE, Maryland (Monday, June 30) - Reported by madn3wz

Three people were shot in a shooting rampage near the Edgewood Lyndhurst Recreation Center in Southeast Baltimore on Sunday evening, state police have said. Two of the victims were died while third one is reportedly in critical condition.

Police Asked Public's Help in Hunt of Shooting Suspects Who Killed Two, Another in Critical Condition

The men died in the shooting were identified as Cedric Stancil, 18, and 20-year-old Jamal Campbell. The identity of the third victim was not immediately released by the police.

According to details; police responded to a 911 call around 7:00 p.m. (local time) on Sunday but they only found three men suffering from gunshot wounds. All three were shifted to nearby hospital where Stancil was pronounced dead immediately while Campbell was reported expired around midnight.

Intial investigation and eyewitnesses accounts hinted towards more than one suspect, most probably two. Suspects are still at large and police have requested for the public's help in finding them.


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Emergency Slide Deployed in United Airline's Flight Forced Emergency Landing

WICHITA, Kansas (Monday, June 30) - Reported by madn3wz

A California-bound United Airline's flight, carrying 101 people including 5 crew members, was diverted to Wichita in Sunday night after an evacuation slide inflated inside the cabin and forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

Emergency Slide Deployed Inside Cabin of United's Flight 1463

According to details; Flight 1463 was on its way from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., but landed in Wichita about 10:30 p.m. after the deployment of plane’s emergency evacuation slide in the rear side of the cabin due to some unknown fault.

The Boeing 737-700 was carrying 96 passengers and five crew members. All passengers were seated at the time the slide deployed and no one injured in the incident, an airline statement read.

“No one was injured and the flight landed safely. We are flying in another aircraft to resume the flight and get our customers to their final destination as quickly as possible," the airline said in a statement.

One of the many eyewitnesses told that when he turned back, after hearing a hiss and pop, he saw the plane's evacuation slide - which would normally go outside the plane during an emergency - inflating inside the cabin.

The airline provided hotel accommodations for the passengers, and a new flight was arranged to transport the passengers on Monday morning.

United Airline's maintenance team will inspect the aircraft to determine why the slide was deployed.


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

No Injuries Reported as Two Ryanair Boeings Collided at Stansted Airport, London

LONDON (Sunday, June 29) - Reported by madn3wz

Authorities are investigating the  cause behind the collision of two Ryanair jets at the London's Stansted Airport, one of the country's busiest airports, early in the morning on Saturday.

Two Ryanair Jets Collided at Stansted Airport, London

According to details; the incident happened at around 6:45 a.m. when a Warsaw-bound Boeing 737-800 collided with a Boeing 737-800 from Frankfurt Hahn. The plane bound for Warsaw was heading to runway to take-off when it struck against the other that had just landed.

The wing tip of one plane and the tail cone of another "made contact", said Ryanair spokes person Robin Kiely.

"This morning at London Stansted the wing tip and tail cone of two Ryanair aircraft made contact while one aircraft was taxiing to stand and the other was commencing pushback from stand," said Kiely in an official statement.

Both planes carried 189 passengers but fortunately no one was injured in the incident, an airport spokesperson confirmed. Eyewitnesses, who was aboard Warsaw-bound flight, tweeted that police helped passengers off the planes.

Passengers of the out bound flight faced delays of up to three hours before they were boarded again on another plane to fly for the destination - Warsaw.

The BBC News reported that Essex Police conducted "routine breath tests" on both pilots following the accident, but foundno evidence of alcohol consumption. 

The 'Air Accident Investigating Board' has been probing into the incident to establish the real cause behind tragedy.

Breaking!!! 7 injured in New Orleans shooting rampage

New Orleans, Louisiana (Sunday, June 29) - Reported by madn3wz

At least seven people are reported injured in a mass shooting tragedy at New Orlean's Bourbon Street early in the morning on Sunday. Very few details are available immediately.

7 injured in New Orleans shooting (image credit: webcamplaza.net)

According to the available details; the shooting happened about 2 a.m. in the 700 block of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter - a popular gathering place for tourists and revellers, where many of them pack bars and clubs.

There's no immediate information about the conditions of the wounded, who were transported to a nearby hospital.

Further details yet to be available. Come again for the updates on this emerging story.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

KFC Investigations Biased, Media Hiding Facts: Claims Victoria Wilcher’s aunt Teri Rials Bates

JACKSON, Mississippi (Wednesday, June 25) - Reported by madn3wz

Though the incomplete investigations by KFC hinted towards the incident of kicking out a little girl from KFC due to her facial scars was never happened; but KFC pledges to donate $ 30,000 for the family of 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher toward her medical bills.

The family of he 3-year-old Mississippi girl is still sticking with the story gone viral earlier and believe that the KFC investigations are biased and media is trying to hide the fact for some unknown reasons.

The Facebook page administered by Victoria’s aunt, Teri Rials Bates, claims that Victoria's incident was not a hoax and based on the true facts. Facebook page says:

“I promise it's not a hoax. I never thought any of this would blow up the way it has. The article circling the web calling this a hoax is untrue."

Bates' Facebook page says further, "The article itself says the investigation is not complete. It is not over until KFC releases a statement. The media outlet running this story is not connected with KFC. The family has not asked for anything, a attorney is handling all the media publicity for the family pro bono."

In the end Bates requested, "Please do not believe untrue media. I have personally watched this family go without to provide for Victoria. They have not and would not do anything to hurt Victoria in any way."

On the other hand, the two separate investigation reports, one of them by an independent third-party consultant suggest that the whole story was fabricated to attract the attention of masses aiming to raise funds for the treatment of Victoria Wilcher.

The story of Victoria Wilcher, who was disfigured by dog attack, being asked to leave a KFC in Jackson because her appearance was scaring other customers first posted on Facebook by Victoria Wilcher's grandmother - Kelly Mullins - on May 15.

The story gone viral on social media and the family received more than $135,000 as cash donations. KFC also announced to pay $30,000 for the victim's family.

Local media in Mississippi is calling it a fundraising hoax — specifically, a “Kentucky Fried Hoax” by a local Laurel Leader-Call.

Tags: Victoria Wilcher, KFC Hoax, Scarred Girl Hoax, Fund-raising Hoax, Victoria Wilcher Hoax, KFC Fund Raising Hoax, Jackson KFC, Kelly Mullins, Victoria Wilcher family, Victoria Wilcher KFC Story, KFC Hoax Investigations

"Operation Cross Country" against Sex Trafficking: FBI targets pimps, rescues 168 children

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, June 24) - Reported by madn3wz

In an annual nationwide crackdown dubbed as "Operation Cross Country" 168 children were rescued after the joint operation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),  state, and local law enforcement agencies, the FBI announced Monday.

FBI Director James Comey Reveals Outcomes of  "Operation Cross Country" 

More than 280 pimps were also nabbed during the crackdown carried over in 106 cities. More than two dozen children were rescued and 38 pimps arrested in California alone. The pimps face state and federal charges.

Many of rescued children had never been reported missing, the FBI report revealed.

"These are not faraway kids in faraway lands," FBI Director James Comey said in announcing the annual enforcement push known as Operation Cross Country. Instead, he added, "These are America's children."

FBI's report reveal that the child sex traffickers "use fear and force and treat children as commodities of sex."

“Targeting and harming America’s children through commercial sex trafficking is a heinous crime, with serious consequences,” Comey said further. “Every child deserves to be safe and sound. Through targeted measures like Operation Cross Country, we can end the cycle of victimization.”

It was the 8th annual operation of it's type in which law enforcement agencies along side Feds targeted areas like truck stops, casinos, websites that advertise escort services and even some streets. From there, intelligence is collected and arrests often unfold systematized efforts to prostitute and exploit women and children.

The FBI says nearly 3,600 children have so far been recovered from the streets in such operations over the years the operations have resulted in over 1,450 felony convictions and confiscation of close to $3.1 million in property and cash.


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It's Not FIFA World Cup -- U.S. vs. Germany: American student rescued from big German vagina

Tübingen, Germany (Tuesday, June 24, 2014) – Reported by madn3wz

More than 20 fire-fighters rescued a young American exchange student who was trapped inside a 6-foot stone sculptured vagina in front of Tübingen University’s Institute for Microbiology and Virology.

American student rescued from big German vagina

According to details; the bizarre incident happened last Friday when an unnamed undergraduate found himself in awkward situation while trying to make a selfie to impress his friends back home. He got struck inside the 32-ton Veronese marble artwork by the Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara.

German newspaper Süddeutsche reports; Tübingen police responded to an absurd emergency call on Friday afternoon informing that "a person is trapped in a stone-vulva".

The student was rescued by 22 fire-fighters after the successful efforts of half-an-hour without using any tools.

"We were able to pull the victim out with our bare hands after about 30 minutes," a local fire department squad leader told NBC News.

The giant Vagina statue by Fernando de la Jara has been erected outside Tübingen University since 2001 dubbed as 'Chacán-Pi (Making Love)' is meant to signify "the gateway to the world", reported Süddeutsche.



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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Santa Barbara Rampage: 7 Killed, 7 Injured (Watch Sheriff's News Briefing)

SANTA BARBARA, CA. (Saturday, May 24) – Reported by madn3wz

At least seven people were killed, including the suspect, Friday night by a drive-by shooter who went on a "mass murder" rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus, authorities said Saturday.

Santa Barbara Shooting Claimed Seven Lives
Seven other were also reported injured in the tragic shooting spree which is dubbed as "premeditated mass murder" by police after an initial analysis of written and videotaped evidence. The County Sheriff Bill Brown also called the shooter as "severely mentally disturbed."

"We have obtained and are currently analyzing videotaped evidence that suggests that this atrocity was a premeditated mass murder," Sheriff Brown told reporters.

The gunman got into two gun battles with deputies in the beachside community of Isla Vista before crashing his black BMW into a parked car, Brown told further. The suspect was found dead with a gun shot in his head but it wasn't immediately clear whether he was killed by gunfire or if he committed suicide, he said.

Watch Bill Brown News Briefing and Continue Reading HERE.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Small Plane Crash Killed All Three On Board at Lanseria airport, South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Mon, Feb. 03) – Reported by madn3wz

All three people on board killed in a small plane crash at Lanseria airport, the second-largest airport in South Africa on Monday morning. The bad weather is believed to be the primary on as it was heavily raining when the plane went down.

Small Plane Crash Killed All Three On Board at Lanseria airport, South Africa

According to details; Beechcraft King Air BE90, carrying one passenger and two crew members, crashed while trying to land at Lanseria airport, northwest of Johannesburg. 

It is reported that the crash happened because pilot was trying to avoid hitting the building opposite to the runway, which couldn't be seen easily due to heavy rain around.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman Funeral: Westboro Baptists Church Plan to Picket

New York City, NY (Sun, Feb. 02) – Reported by madn3wz

Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) plans to picket Philip Seymour Hoffman’s funeral

Westboro Baptists Church to Picket Philip Seymour Hoffman Funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an American unaffiliated Baptist church known for its extreme ideologies, especially those against gay people but in recent past WBC has also involved in picketing the funerals of celebrities.

Oscar-winning actor Hoffman found dead Sunday morning in his Manhattan apartment, according to NYC police. He was 46. The apparent cause of the death is reported to be the overdose of drugs.

Hoffman's body was discovered by one of his personal assistants at about 11:35 am Sunday in the bathroom of his apartment. Apparently the cause of the death is drug overdose as his body was found with a hypodermic needle still in his arm.

Police also found three empty packets of heroin in Hoffman’s apartment.

Statement from the family of the deceased actor:

“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciated the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers.”

Oscar-Winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment aged 46

New York City, NY (Sun, Feb. 02) – Reported by madn3wz
Academy award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in his Manhattan apartment, according to NYC police. He was 46.
Oscar-Winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment aged 46

According to further details; Hoffman's body was discovered by one of his personal assistants at about 11:35 am Sunday in the bathroom of his apartment. Apparently the cause of the death is drug overdose as his body was found with a hypodermic needle still in his arm.
Police found what they believe to be heroin inside the apartment, a source told CNN.
Read the statement from the family of the deceased actor .... HERE

Friday, January 17, 2014

High-ranked German Among 14 Killed in Kabul Cafe Attack Carried Out by Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (Fri, Jan 17, 2014) – Reported by madn3wz

Foreigners are among the 14 killed as a result of suicide attack and heavy gunfire at a popular restaurant in the center of Kabul on Friday evening, local media reported.

Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in Kabul restaurant attack

Gunfire was heard for more than 20 minutes after the huge explosion, an eyewitness told BBC News.

According to details; a suicide bomber blew himself up at about 7:30 p.m. (local time) at the entrance of the Taverna du Liban restaurant, very popular among expats living in the capital city, followed by two armed men vivid shooting spree inside the restaurant. The Lebanese restaurant was full of diners, mostly foreigners, at the time of attack.

Taliban has claimed responsibility of the attack in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, where many embassies and restaurants are serving the foreigners, saying it had been deliberately targeting foreign officials.

Taliban claimed the responsibility through an email to reporters saying it had targeted “a foreign restaurant where foreign invaders were having dinner.” They further claimed that a high-ranked German official is killed in the attack; but the German foreign ministry said it could not confirm that Germans were involved.

The gunmen were killed by Afghan security forces, CNN reported. Gen. Zaher Zaher, the police chief, confirmed the death toll at 14.


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