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  • Official: Amish Girls Sexually Abused in Abduction

    08/16/2014 8:00:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 61 replies
    abc ^ | august 16, 2014 | george m. walsh
    Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday. St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain's disclosure came hours after the county's sheriff said the couple charged in the kidnapping were prowling for easy targets and may have planned to abduct other children. Stephen Howells Jr. and Nicole Vaisey, both of Hermon, were arrested and arraigned Friday on charges they abducted the 7-year-old and 12-year-old sisters with the intent to physically or sexually abuse them. "We felt that there was the definite potential that there was...
  • Desperate search for two Amish girls abducted from their family's roadside vegetable stand

    08/14/2014 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    mail online ^ | Lydia Warren For Mailonline
    A desperate search is underway for two Amish girls after they were apparently abducted from their family's roadside stand in northern New York last night. Six-year-old Delila Miller and 12-year-old Fannie Miller were bundled into a white car as they went to help a customer in Oswegatchie around 7.20pm on Wednesday, according to reports. On Thursday, St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said his office has received 'numerous leads' and that state troopers, forest rangers and U.S. Border Patrol agents were part of the search. Dive teams have also been called in to scour the nearby Oswegatchie River. 'There's no...
  • Terrorists trying to transfer about 150 orphans from Donetsk region to Russia

    07/12/2014 1:11:17 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 12.07.2014 00700 13:12 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, July 12 /Ukrinform/. Terrorists, led by the so-called "deputy minister of social policy of the Donetsk People's Republic," are trying to forcibly transfer to Russia orphans from orphanages in Donetsk and Maryinka, the Donetsk region, the OstroV online newspaper reported on Saturday. "There are no legal documents for the transfer abroad of children from Maryinka and Donetsk, therefore crossing the border will be illegal. Kids do not want to leave anywhere," graduates of the Maryinka orphanage told reporters.
  • Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Shelly Dadon

    07/06/2014 3:49:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/7/14 | Ari Sofer, Gil Ronen
    In a dramatic development Sunday, police have announced that the murder of 20-year-old Afula resident Shelly Dadon has been solved. Police and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) arrested a taxi driver from the Arab village of Iblin in the Galilee, on suspicion that he carried out the murder for "nationalistic" reasons. The suspect, named as 38-year-old Hassin Yousef Hassin Khalifah, subsequently confessed under police interrogation to committing the murder, and even reconstructed the crime for police. Shelly Danon left her home to Migdal Ha'emek on May 1 for a job interview. A few hours later, her body was found...
  • Police: Abu Khder Suspects 'Connected Themselves' to Murder

    07/06/2014 3:44:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/7/14 | Yaakov Levi
    Six suspects were in custody Sunday night on suspicion of being involved in the murder of Mohammed Abu Khder. The six were arrested earlier Sunday. According to Channel Ten news, police were granted a request Sunday afternoon to extend the remand of five of the six for eight days. The sixth one will remain in custody for five days. Earlier reports said that three of the six had been released. Reports also said that the six are mostly members of an extended family, and live in Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, and the town of Adam in the Binyamin region. Police sources...
  • Footage 'Shows Moment Arab Teen Abducted'; but Questions Remain

    Photo CCTV footage has emerged which purportedly shows the moment 16-year-old Mohammed Abu-Khder was abducted on Tuesday night from the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina in Jerusalem, hours before his dead body was found burned in Jerusalem Forest. The video was obtained by the Daily Telegraph, which said it had been handed the footage by the Abu-Khder family. The British paper said that while Israeli police had obtained film from two nearby cameras showing the abduction from different angles, the family had not handed this film to police yet - although it did not explain why the family would withhold...
  • Watch: Arab Rioters Beat One of Their Own in Jerusalem

    07/02/2014 4:07:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/7/14
    A video has surfaced Wednesday demonstrating the full extent of the violence in Jerusalem Wednesday, as enraged Arab rioters began mercilessly beating one of their own. Video Al-Quds reports that a crowd of angry rioters descended on a Palestinian Arab man during anti-Israel riots on Wednesday, beating him with their hands and with sticks until IDF forces physically rescued him from his compatriots. According to the news outlet, the rioters were convinced that their victim - fellow rioter 40 year-old Yousef Abu Badria - was an undercover police officer. Badria was treated for his injuries and later escorted out of...
  • Child Saved After Being Snatched in Walmart (Perp Killed by Fast-Thinking Cop- VIDEO)

    07/01/2014 7:13:00 PM PDT · by equalator · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | 7-1-2014
    A man was shot and killed after he snatched a two-year-old girl out of a shopping cart and held her hostage in an Oklahoma grocery store. The surveillance video shows the dramatic moments as wanted felon Sammie Wallace grabs a two-year-old girl inside the store in Midwest City. The man grabbed the child from the shopping cart for no apparent reason and then began to hold a knife to her throat as he began to ramble and make crazy, incoherent demands. As her mom screams for help, other shoppers call 911 and begin surrounding Wallace. Officers spent 30 minutes negotiating...
  • The next kidnap victim: Miss Israel?

    07/01/2014 6:01:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | Carl In Jerusalem
    The IDF is investigating a kidnap threat left on the Facebook page of Mor Maman, the current Miss Israel. The scare came after she posted a photo of herself after her first week in the army. Her photo was shared by an Arab youth on Facebook, who tagged her and included the threat in an Arabic caption, “the next kidnapping target.” She initially ignored the share until she arrived home for the weekend and told her family what had happened. “…they said ‘it’s serious,’ and that I’d have to report the incident immediately,” she said. “I immediately understood that...
  • Watch: Passerby Gives Hanin Zoabi a Piece of His Mind

    07/01/2014 2:13:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/7/14
    The past few days haven't been easy for Balad MK Hanin Zoabi. After exercising her "moral duty" to openly sympathize with the kidnapper-murderers of three Israeli teenagers, she has faced an angry backlash from fellow MKs, been served a mock "deportation order" - and could face a very real police investigation - been kicked out of a restaurant and effectively disowned by her extended family. Now, it turns out she's been heckled by a member of the public, too. In a video uploaded to Facebook last month, a man confronts the radical Arab MK and calmly gives her a piece...
  • Abbas Calls 'Emergency Meeting' Over Bodies Found

    06/30/2014 3:58:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/6/14
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has called an "emergency meeting" over the news that the bodies of Gilad Sha'ar (16), Naftali Frenkel (16), and Eyal Yifrah (19) have been found in the PA. "Abbas has convened an urgent meeting of the Palestinian leadership tonight to discuss the latest developments," his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina told AFP. .....
  • Shin Bet reveals identity of two main suspected kidnappers

    06/28/2014 2:48:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 26/6/14 | Yaakov Lapin
    The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed on Thursday the identity of the two chief suspects wanted for involvement in the kidnapping of three Israeli youths earlier this month. Both Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha are from Hebron and longstanding Hamas members. The Shin Bet added that both were wanted as soon as security forces learned of the kidnapping. “Since then, the Shin Bet and IDF have been carrying out a wide-scale search aimed at capturing the wanted suspects,” the security agency stated. “The first aim is to track down the location of the abducted youths.” Eyal Yifrah, 19,...
  • MK Zoabi Slammed by Party for Calling Abbas a 'Traitor'

    06/27/2014 2:24:41 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/14
    Chairman Wassal Taha of the National Democratic Assembly (at-Tajamuʿ al-Waṭanī ad-Dīmūqraṭī in Arabic-Balad in Hebrew) issued a statement, Friday, expressing his complete opposition to a statement, this week by Member of Knesset Hanin Zoabi that Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority (PA) committed an act of treason through security coordination with Israel in its search for three teens abducted on June 12th in Judea, according to a Friday report by Kol Yisrael government radio. The statement said Zoabi's words did not represent the position of the party. .....
  • US Urges 'Restraint' in Search for Kidnapped Teenagers

    06/18/2014 1:47:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/14
    The United States on Wednesday called on both Israel and the Palestinian Arabs to "show restraint" as Israel tightened their grip on Hamas hunting for three kidnapped teenagers, AFP reports. "We recognize this is an incredibly sensitive and difficult circumstance on the ground, and we feel all sides should exercise restraint," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. Israeli troops have pressed their biggest arrest operation in years, imposing a tight lockdown on huge swathes of Judea and Samaria in the hunt for the three boys kidnapped six days ago. So far, there has been no claim of responsibility for...
  • Zionist Arab's Family Planned to Abduct Him for Opposing Kidnap

    06/17/2014 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/14 | Gil Ronen
    Three relatives of a Muslim Arab youth Mohammed Zoabi from Nazareth, who expressed his support for the abducted yeshiva students in a Facebook video, planned to abduct him to the PA-controlled city of Jenin and harm him there, according to police. Three suspects were arrested Tuesday and brought before a judge for arraignment. They claimed they never meant to carry out their threats, but said they only wanted to "warn" the youth not to continue expressing opinions that are seen as controversial in his family and in Arab society in general. Zoabi, who defines himself as a Zionist, was not...
  • Georgia elderly man decapitated, wife missing; police seek clues

    05/08/2014 11:11:05 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/8/2014 | CNN
    The Georgia couple is described as "sweet as can be," and authorities are scrambling to unravel the mystery of how Russell Dermond, 88, was killed and then reportedly decapitated, and his 87-year-old wife disappeared. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is treating Shirley Dermond's disappearance from the Eatonton home -- where her husband was found dead Tuesday -- as an abduction, Sheriff Howard Sills said in a statement. Police suspect that Russell Dermond was killed between Friday and Sunday. The Dermonds' friends hadn't heard from them in days and went to their home in the upscale, gated, lakeside Great Waters community,...
  • Nigerian Islamist leader threatens to sell abducted girls 'as slaves'

    05/05/2014 6:36:22 PM PDT · by AMitchum · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/5/2014 | Colin Freeman
    Pressure was growing on Monday night for Western military drones to be used in the hunt for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria, as the terrorist thought to be holding them threatened to “marry off” girls aged as young as nine. Experts said that unmanned spy planes of the kind used in Afghanistan could be deployed along with satellite-operated cameras to search the vast areas of desert and woodland where the girls are thought to be hidden. Over the weekend, the Nigerian military massed for a search operation in the Sambisa Forest region, although on Sunday, President Goodluck Jonathan...
  • Kerry Rails Against Terrorists: 'They Don’t Offer a Health Care Plan'

    05/05/2014 7:49:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-4-14 | Patrick Goodenough
    Amid a swelling international outcry over the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist terrorists, Secretary of State John Kerry at the weekend again pledged U.S. support for efforts to locate and rescue them. “The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime, and we will do everything possible to support the Nigerian government to return these young women to their homes and to hold the perpetrators to justice,” he said in a speech in the Ethiopian capital, Ethiopia. “I will tell you, my friends, I have seen this scourge of terror across the planet,...
  • UKRAINE Simon Ostrovsky: ‘I Had It Pretty Easy, Because I Was Let Go’

    04/25/2014 10:59:45 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    VICE NEWS ^ | April 25, 2014 6:00 am | Simon Ostrovsky
    On Thursday, armed gunmen who held me prisoner for three nights and three days released me into the streets of Sloviansk, in eastern Ukraine. My release was as unexplained as my capture. On Monday night I was pulled out of a car at a checkpoint, then blindfolded, beaten, and tied up with tape. After spending hours alone on the floor of a damp cell with my hands tied behind my back and a hat pulled over my eyes, I was led into a room where I was accused of working for the CIA, FBI, and Right Sector, the Ukrainian ultra-nationalist...
  • Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky has been freed

    04/24/2014 10:05:44 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    poynter.org ^ | 24.04.2014 12:57 pm | Kristen Hare
    This tweet came from BBC Moscow’s acting bureau chief: Kevin Bishop @bishopk Urgent: hostage @SimonOstrovsky free and safe with me in car en route to Donetsk @RadioCanada J-François Bélanger Simon Ostrovsky is free - BBC has spoken to him direct. He is on his way to Donetsk. “VICE News is delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend Simon Ostrovsky has been safely released and is in good health,” VICE said in a statement to Poynter. “We would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time. Out of respect for Simon and his family’s privacy, we have...
  • Ukraine restarts military campaign in east after politician ‘killed’

    04/23/2014 3:21:52 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 7 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:14 PM EDT | Tanya Talaga
    Ukraine has restarted a military offensive in the eastern part of the country after two brutally beaten bodies were discovered in the Donetsk region — one is thought to be a local politician. Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov said the politician’s name is Vladimir Rybak, reports the BBC. “The terrorists who effectively took the whole Donetsk region hostage have now gone too far,” the BBC reported Turchynov saying. Two “brutally tortured individuals” have been found near Sloviansk, in the Donetsk region where pro-Russian separatists have been strategically taking over key government buildings, Turchynov said in a statement reported by...
  • Homeowner holds two at gunpoint in driveway UPDATED Wednesday 4:45 p.m

    02/26/2014 9:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    browncountyindiana.com ^ | 18 February, 2014 | NA
    PEOGA -- Charges have been filed against three people involved in a gun-pointing incident outside a home in northern Brown County. On Feb. 19, the Brown County Prosecutor’s Office charged 20-year-old Jacob C. Phillips of Brown County, 25-year-old John Jacob Miller of Freetown and 18-year-old Samantha D. Artis of Columbus with Class D felony receiving stolen property. The three showed up at the home Phillips lives in at 4011 Locust Grove Drive sometime before 10:42 a.m. Feb. 18. Phillips had sent his father text messages that Miller and Artis had kidnapped him, and they were bringing him to the Phillips’...
  • Dad Breaks Gag Order To Speak Out About Why a Hospital is Holding His Daughter Against His Will

    02/17/2014 3:11:38 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 37 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Liz Klimas
    The last time Lou Pelletier spoke with his 15-year-old daughter was Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day. For this father of four, though, the day held a different meaning for his youngest valentine: It marked one year since she was taken and placed in a psychiatric ward against her parents’ will. “We need help,” Lou Pelletier told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview, explaining why he made the decision to break a judge’s gag order and talk about the situation. “I’m trying to save my daughter’s life,” he said. “While still being able to live,” Jessica, one of Justina’s older sisters, added....
  • 911 calls received after Texas sign company makes truck sticker depicting kidnapped woman

    09/10/2013 11:01:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7 September 2013 | By James Daniel
    A tailgate decal on the back of a truck that shows a woman to be bound and tied in the back, is causing a bit stir in Texas. At first glance, the optical illusion given off by the decal is so convincing that it really does appear that there is a woman in the back. The sticker is the work of Hornet Signs, a marketing and advertising company in Waco. According to Brad Kolb, the owner of the company, the sticker was put on an employee’s truck to gauge how realistic their decals are. 'I wasn't expecting the reactions we...
  • Fruit Cove man arrested for attempted murder

    08/25/2013 1:48:10 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 1 replies
    staugustinenews ^ | August 24, 2013 | staugustine
    At 1:00 p.m. today, Historic City News has learned that 29-year-old James Patrick Tadros, who resides at 1104 Hideaway Drive North in Fruit Cove, will face a judge in Duval County and be arraigned on charges of attempted murder, false imprisonment and criminal mischief; after an incident last night that sent police to Best Buy on Southside Boulevard near the Avenues Mall — strobe lights flashing and sirens blaring.
  • Revealed: California killer who abducted teenage girl is shot dead in Idaho wilderness

    08/11/2013 9:30:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8-11-13 | Lydia Warren, Michael Zennie and Jessica Jerreat
    Full Title: Revealed: California killer who abducted teenage girl is shot dead in Idaho wilderness 18 years TO THE DAY after his own father committed suicide while holding another 16-year-old hostage James DiMaggio's kidnapping of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, whom was said to have a 'crush on,' could be a horrific case of history repeating itself, it has been revealed. DiMaggio's father, also named James DiMaggio, shockingly killed himself 18 years ago to the day that DiMaggio was shot dead by an FBI agent in the Idaho wilderness. Hannah was found safe and is expected to be reunited with her father...
  • TX:Husband shoots 2 bank robbery suspects who kidnapped him, his wife

    08/04/2013 5:04:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies
    khou.com ^ | 2 August, 2013 | Andrew Horansky
    COLUMBUS, Texas -- Two bank robbery suspects were shot in Colorado County Thursday night by a man who said they kidnapped him and his wife, a bank employee. According to the Colorado County Sheriff’s Office, the couple had been held at gunpoint by the suspects inside their home just north of Columbus. They were then forced to drive to the First National Bank of Eagle Lake in Columbus. The suspects then forced the woman to take out an undisclosed amount of funds, investigators said. “We believe they had knowledge that she was an employee of the bank for them to...
  • Body of missing Michigan woman, 20, who was abducted from dollar store..

    07/18/2013 2:09:45 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 66 replies
    Daily Mail / Mail Online ^ | July 18, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    FULL TITLE: "Body of missing Michigan woman, 20, who was abducted from dollar store in deadly heist is found in wooded area two miles away" Brenna Kathleen Marcus, 20, had been missing since Monday nightShe was kidnapped after her co-worker, 20-year-old Joseph Orlando, was shot dead at the Family Dollar store in MichiganDetectives found her car outside the store but no trace of herThey have released CCTV footage of a man suspected of abducting her The body of 20-year-old Brenna Machus, who was kidnapped following a deadly heist at the dollar store where she worked on Monday, has been found...
  • Two teens chase kidnapping suspect on bikes to save 5-year-old girl

    07/15/2013 3:51:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    970WFLA ^ | 7/15/13
    Police say a 5-year-old girl is safe after being the victim of an apparent abduction. Relatives of Joceyln Rojas said she is doing "well" after being abducted for more than two hours Thursday. At a news conference Friday morning, investigators said they think a man lured the girl into his car by offering to get her ice cream. Police are checking with ice cream shops in the area.
  • Teen saves 5-year-old from abduction

    07/15/2013 10:22:37 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 15,2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Boggs, a McCaskey freshman who lives in Gable Park Woods, had been hanging out with a friend at nearby Lancaster Arms apartments and helping move a couch when a man came by asking if they'd seen a missing girl. They hadn't, Boggs said, so they went to watch TV. A short time later, his friend went outside and saw lots of police officers and people from the neighborhood looking for the girl. Police said that the girl had been taken that afternoon from the 100 block of Jennings Drive. Boggs and about six friends joined the search. That’s when, Boggs...
  • Pennsylvania teens chase down kidnapper's car on their BIKES and save five-year-old girl

    07/12/2013 9:47:25 PM PDT · by Windflier · 38 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 12 July 2013 | Alex Greig
    Two Pennsylvania teens are being hailed as heroes after they chased down a man in a car who had snatched a five-year-old girl from her grandmother's front yard - on their bikes. Jocelyn Rojas, five, was missing for two hours yesterday when Temar Boggs and a friend saw the child in a car near Lancaster Township and gave chase. After Boggs, 15, and his friend had been tailing the vehicle for 15 minutes, the driver let the little girl out of the car and sped off.
  • Man Kidnaps Child In Walmart - Shot Dead By Police

    07/01/2013 4:00:27 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 46 replies
    Live leak ^ | 7/1/13 | Live leak
    Man Kidnaps Child In Walmart - Shot Dead By Police Midwest City, Oklahoma: Midwest City Police have released surveillance video from a Walmart of a man who took a 2-year-old girl from a mother's shopping cart, and held a knife to the child's throat. Police Chief Brandon Clabes held a news conference Friday morning to reveal new details about the June 17 officer-involved shooting. Capt. David Huff shot and killed 37-year-old Sammie Lamont Wallace after he threatened the little girl. The video released shows Wallace walking into the Walmart Neighborhood Market at Reno and Midwest Boulevard around 3 p.m. He's...
  • Summer Camp: Hamas Teaches Children to Kill and Kidnap Israelis

    06/14/2013 8:56:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Front Lines ^ | 6/14/13 | Candice Lanier
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  • Kidnap victim Michelle Knight is deaf in one ear and will need facial reconstruction surgery...

    05/12/2013 8:58:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    mail online ^ | Michael Zennie In Cleveland and Rachel Quigley
    FULL TITLE: Kidnap victim Michelle Knight is deaf in one ear and will need facial reconstruction surgery after years of brutal beatings at the hands of her captor Michelle Knight, the longest-held Cleveland kidnap victim, suffered such severe beatings while locked inside the house of horrors that she will require facial reconstruction surgery, her family said. Knight, 32, was released from hospital on Friday, five days after she and two other victims Amanda Berry, 27, and Gina DeJesus, 23, along with Berry's six-year-old daughter were rescued following a decade held captive in the dungeon-like home. 'When she was severely beaten,...
  • Kidnap victim reveals there was ANOTHER girl being held at the house before she vanished...

    05/08/2013 8:58:20 PM PDT · by Windflier · 45 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8 May 2013 | Lydia Warren
    Police have started searching properties near the home where three missing women were imprisoned for a decade after one of the victims told police there could be other girls, it has emerged. Michelle Knight, who was found at the Cleveland home on Monday after being held against her will for more than 10 years, said that there was another girl at the home around 10 years ago. But Knight, who herself was kidnapped in 2002, said the victim then disappeared. In police interviews she added that she did not know how many other women were in the house because they...
  • DETAILS OF KIDNAPPING OF GREEK AND SYRIAC ORTHODOX METROPOLITANS OF ALEPPO

    04/28/2013 12:57:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | April 26, 2013
    FULL TITLE: THE WHOLE STORY OF THE KIDNAPPING OF THE GREEK AND SYRIAC ORTHODOX METROPOLITANS OF ALEPPO The two kidnapped metropolitans are Metropolitan Youhanna Ibrahim, Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, and Boulos Yazigi, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo and Alexandretta, brother of Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X Yazigi, who has been struck with a double tragedy. Bishop Matta Khoury, secretary to Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Zakka I Iwas, spoke to al-Joumhouria on behalf of the patriarch, who had just come out of the hospital on the night of the incident. He confirmed, also in his capacity as Bishop of Bab Touma...
  • Beaumont Serial Robber Caught After Victim Shot Him

    04/08/2013 7:33:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    setxhomepage.com ^ | 7 April, 2013 | Erin Nichols
    After striking again early Sunday morning, a Beaumont serial robber has finally been caught, but not before he targeted a victim who fought back. Beaumont and Lumberton Police collectively captured 21-year-old Scott Allen Willis Sunday after he committed two more robberies in Lumberton. Police say Willis, along with the help of 22-year-old Malik Washington and 21-year-old Ariel Malveaux, first abducted a woman in the 200 block of Village Creek Parkway. They drove her to an ATM and made her withdraw money before releasing her. Then they attempted to rob two women at their home in the 100 block of Dennis...
  • Suspect in S. Ala. bus shooting said to have child in bunker

    01/29/2013 7:23:38 PM PST · by jodster36 · 23 replies
    WFSA News ^ | 1/29/13 | John Shyrock
    The Dale County Sheriff's Department has established a command post location at the intersection of 231 North and Private Road 1539 in Dale County, Alabama following a shooting Multiple agencies are present assisting with the incident where multiple reports are indicating that a bus driver was shot and a student on-board the bus was taken hostage. The incident started around 3:40pm Tuesday near Destiny Church The Sheriff's Department is confirming that one adult male was shot, though they could not say how serious the person's injuries were. There are no suspects in custody and officials would not confirm a child hostage situation Though there's no confirmed evidence of explosive devices,...
  • Some Hostages Killed, but Raid Rescues Many, Algeria Says

    01/17/2013 12:50:39 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 17, 2013 | By ADAM NOSSITER, ALAN COWELL and SCOTT SAYARE
    BAMAKO, Mali — Kidnappers and at least some of their hostages were killed on Thursday as Algerian forces raided a gas facility where a heavily armed group of Islamist extremists was holding dozens of captives, including Americans and other foreigners, the Algerian government announced. In a statement on national radio, the communications minister, Mohand Saïd Oublaïd, said that many of the hostages had been freed, but he warned that the military assault was not yet complete and that some captives remained trapped inside the remote facility in the Algerian desert. “The operation resulted in the neutralization of a large number...
  • Police: Woman tries snatching child from mom

    10/26/2012 6:18:02 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    ABC 13 KTRK-TV Houston ^ | 25 Oct 2012 | Eric Barajas reporting
    LEAGUE CITY, TX (KTRK) -- A woman waiting for her husband to get off of work almost had her baby snatched from her, and now the woman accused of trying to kidnap the baby is in jail. The incident happened around 4:45pm in the parking lot of a grocery store in the 200 block of South Egret Bay Boulevard. The woman was waiting for her husband to finish his shift. She had her one-year-old son sitting on her lap in the front seat of the car when another woman approached and tried to pull the baby out of her lap....
  • Saddam Lookalike Attacked & Almost Kidnapped & Forced To Impersonate Dictator In Porn Film

    09/14/2012 9:02:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 September 2012 | Rebecca Seales
    Saddam lookalike attacked by gang who tried to kidnap him and force him to impersonate the dictator in porn film An Egyptian Saddam Hussein lookalike claims an Iraqi gang tried to kidnap him and force him to make a pornographic film impersonating the late dictator. Mohamed Bishr, who comes from Alexandria, said the group hoped to sell their video as exclusive erotic footage of the former leader. He claims the gang beat him severely when he refused to go along with the plan, despite being offered $333,000 (£205,000). The devout Muslim says the gang made threatening phone calls saying they...
  • Shotgun-Wielding Mom Saves Two-Year-Old From Kidnapper (CA)

    09/06/2012 6:14:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    guns.com ^ | 6 August, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Stealing candy from a baby is pretty easy, but stealing a baby from a gun-toting mother is a whole different story. Just this past Tuesday, Brianne Rodriguez was placed in a deadly struggle with the fate of her two-year-old daughter hanging in the balance. At around 8:40 a.m., a man knocked on Rodriguez’s front door of her home in Fresno County, California, but she wisely decided not to answer. A few moments later Rodriguez heard somebody breaking in through the backdoor and things quickly went from bad to worse when the ski mask-wearing intruder attacked Rodriguez. She said the man...
  • Suspect shot and killed by the victim(FL)

    06/11/2012 4:47:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    wflx.com ^ | 10 June, 2012 | NA
    SUBURBAN WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A man who forced a Suburban West Palm Beach couple at gunpoint into their home was shot and killed Sunday morning with his own gun according to investigators. Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies are now investigating this shooting as a homicide after they said the victims managed to use the suspect's handgun to free themselves. "At first I thought it was someone breaking into a car when I heard the glass break. Then I heard a scream so I knew it was bad. I tried to look out but I didn't see anything,"...
  • "Authorities" Take Newborn From Hospital

    04/19/2012 2:54:49 PM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 4/19/12 | The New THOMA$ REPORT
    All day hospital people have been giving this mother conflicting information about her baby, then denying they did it. They have been doing things to that baby not allowed without parental consent. A social worker has been threatening to “take the baby” if she did not agree to things about which they would not answer her questions. “Put yourself in Jodi’s shoes at this moment. You gave birth that morning in an ambulance. The hospital has made wild and conflicting claims about your baby’s health all day long. You are exhausted. You are in pain. Your husband has gone to...
  • Man kidnaps mom, threatens to beat her with Jesus picture

    04/16/2012 5:38:14 PM PDT · by mnehring · 11 replies
    DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - A Denham Springs man is awaiting his sentencing for kidnapping his own mother and threatening to beat her with a picture of Jesus and a statue of the Virgin Mary. The man's mother told police that she woke up in the middle of the night on August 4th, 2011 to find Kenneth Roberts Jr., 49, standing over her head. She claimed he threatened to beat her with the picture of Jesus and statue of Mary unless she drove him to an ATM and withdraw $80 so he could repay a debt to a drug dealer....
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Judge rejects releasing TBI file of ex-judge Richard Baumgartner

    03/09/2012 10:52:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    KNOXVILLE — A judge said today he has no authority to make public the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's file on former judge Richard Baumgartner. "This court has no authority whatsoever to decide on its own, 'I'm going to let the public see this file,'" Special Judge John Kerry Blackwood said at a specially-called hearing in Knox County Criminal Court. Blackwood said the portions of the file not made public contain phone records and recorded conversations in which Baumgartner discusses sex with two women and makes "crude remarks" about people. "What you're not going to find (in the TBI file) is...
  • {Chilling} Video: Girl Escapes Kidnap Attempt In Walmart (GA)

    02/09/2012 6:58:44 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 29 replies
    Sky News ^ | 09 FEB 12 | Sky News
    Dramatic CCTV footage has emerged of the moment a convicted killer allegedly tried to kidnap a young girl at a Walmart store. Seven-year-old Brittany Baxter was grabbed by the man at the store in Bremen, Georgia, USA, on Wednesday. In the footage a man can be seen grabbing the girl and trying to carry her away through an aisle of the large store.
  • Lancaster County woman kidnapped, murdered in Kershaw County(SC)

    12/27/2011 9:44:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    thestate.com ^ | 27 December, 2011 | KELLY DAVIS
    A Lancaster County woman was beaten to death in Kershaw County with a baseball bat after being kidnapped and assaulted, authorities said. A suspect is in custody and the attack appears random, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said. “This was a horribly brutal and senseless crime,” he said. “One of the worst I have ever seen.” According to Matthews: Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of the Town of Kershaw, was in a convenience store around noon Monday and reportedly was harassed by a man later identified as Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23. Around 1:15 p.m., Melton’s grandmother contacted Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies...
  • Nationals Catcher Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela

    11/09/2011 8:13:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    abc ^ | 11/9/2011 | JORGE RUEDA
    Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela. Ramos, 24, was taken away in an SUV by four armed men in Santa Ines in central Carabobo state, Kathe Vilera, spokeswoman for the catcher's Venezuelan League team, said through her official Twitter account. "This is sad, worrisome and true that Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped," she said. Ramos was playing winter ball with the Aragua Tigers. She said the rising Major League Baseball star was kidnapped at 6:45 p.m. local time (2315 GMT) and that police have been notified. Santa Ines lies...