Couple gives birth to twins 8 months after adopting triplets because they were told they cannot have kids
Feb 26 2014
A couple, who was told they cannot have children, ended up having five kids within 9 months.
Andy and Sarah Justice of Tulsa, Oklahoma, were trying to get pregnant for three years.
However, when that did not happen they went to see a specialist. The doctor told the couple that treatments would cost them in the range of $60,000 and that would only give them a 10 percent chance of getting pregnant.
The couple decided against the expensive treatment that might not yield results. Instead, they decided to adopt children.
They adopted triplets, and while the newborns were still in the neonatal unit, the woman learned that she was pregnant. A short time later, they learned that Sarah Justice was expecting not one but two babies.
When the triplets were eight months old, Sarah gave birth to twins, bringing the number of children from zero to five in less than a year. The couple is very happy with their large family.
Feb 26 2014
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records confirmed a Las Vegas man who performed 53 flips in a wind tunnel broke the record for most midair forward somersaults in 60 seconds.
Brad Hess, general manager at Vegas Indoor Skydiving, said he spent months practicing and perfecting his technique prior to his successful Guinness World Record attempt Feb. 8, , the Las Vegas Sun reported Tuesday.
"It was just perseverance, really," Hess said. "I was literally practicing two or three times a day, and that resulted in doing 200 to 300 flips a day."
Guinness confirmed Feb. 14 the attempt bested the previous record of 39 full somersaults.
Hess said the most difficult part of the record was getting used to the feeling of spinning in midair, which he likened to "being really drunk and learning to walk straight."
A Tennessee teenager may not be allowed to attend his high school graduation after administrators found a knife inside his father’s car and slapped the student with a 10-day suspension.
On Thursday, during a random lockdown at Northeast High School in Clarksville, the car that David Duren-Sanner drove to school was chosen to be searched, according to News Channel 5. Duren-Sanner, a senior, said he gave permission for officials to look inside the car because he had nothing to hide.
But administrators found a knife belonging to his father -- who is a commercial fisherman -- wedged between the seats. Duren-Sanner said he did not know about the knife.
Duren-Sanner was suspended for 10 days and reprimanded to attend 90 days at an alternative school. He plans to appeal the suspension at a hearing Wednesday with the school board.
If the suspension is upheld, Duren-Sanner may not be able to walk at graduation, attend prom or his JROTC ball, and he may not be able to graduate at all, his family told News Channel 5.
Duren-Sanner is also facing weapons charges from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.
More than 900 people have signed an online petition in support of Duren-Sanner, calling for the school to drop the punishments against him. The school did not respond to requests for comment from News Channel 5.
SAN DIEGO – A San Diego family is suing Petco after the death of their 10-year-old son from a bacterial infection they say he contracted from his pet rat.
Attorney John Gomez told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his firm filed the lawsuit Monday in San Diego County seeking an unspecified amount for the suffering endured by the Pankey family, whose son, Aidan, died June 12, 2013, hours after he was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pains.
The San Diego County medical examiner's office ruled that the cause of death was streptobacillus moniliformis infection, commonly known as rat-bite fever, after exposure to an infected rat.
The retailer in a statement expressed its condolences.
"We are deeply saddened by the Pankey family's tragic loss," Petco said in a statement. "The health and safety of people and pets is always a top priority, and we take the family's concerns very seriously."
The boy's grandmother purchased the male rat, which Aidan named Alex, because her only grandson wanted a mate for his female rat, Gomez said. The boy took the rat home May 27, 2013, and woke up the night of June 11 in severe pain with a fever and stomach problems. He was pale, lethargic and could barely walk, according to the lawsuit. He died at 1:09 a.m. the next day.
"He was a bright, energetic, friendly, happy kid who actually had a prior rat, who was a female, and he had this idea in his young head of having his female rat get married," Gomez said.
The lawsuit was not filed until now because attorneys were awaiting the lab results from the federal Centers for Disease Control, which tested the rat to confirm it was infected, Gomez said. The agency ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Feb 25 2014
A Chinese bank clerk was caught on CCTV laughing at an incompetent bank robber who threatened her with a meat cleaver - despite the fact that she was hidden behind an unbreakable security barrier.
Dozy robber De Ke, 28, also stopped mid-robbery in Shanghai to answer a his mobile phone, leaning against the glass to tell whoever it was that he was busy and to call back later.
Bank clerk Rong Ku, 41, told local media: "I might have taken it seriously if he'd had a gun as you never know really if the security glass will stop a bullet, but I knew he had no chance of getting through with a meat cleaver.
"It was a bizarre situation and I just had to laugh, especially when he took a telephone call in the middle of the robbery.
"He said 'this is a robbery' in a really quiet voice and then asked me to hold on while he took a phone call."
As he shouted down the phone, a security guard intervened, allowing another customer to disarm the robber before police arrived on the scene.
Emergency workers were called to save a woman who was buried alive beneath cement.
The incident began after the woman got into a messy car wreck with a cement truck.
The woman, who was driving her car in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China, slammed into a truck carrying cement. After the impact, the truck overturned, crushing the car. Cement began pouring out on top of the woman's car.
Rescue workers who arrived at the scene, began to remove the layers of cement from the woman’s car door in order to free her. After some hard work, they were finally able to pull the woman from the wreckage and from the wet cement.
Emergency personnel stood by to assist the woman after she was rescued. Amazingly she was relatively unscathed.
Feb 25 2014
Apparently undercooked breakfast food is an emergency in at least one state…
According to a 911 call posted online by the Tampa Police Department, a Florida woman called the emergency number to report that she was served raw, uncooked waffles at a Village Inn in Tampa.
"They gave me some raw waffles," the call begins "and I told him that I don't want the waffles."
According to the clip, the call was placed on January 31, 2013.
“[The restaurant] sold me something that was uncooked, I'm already paying for the whole waffle that was already uncooked, so you want me to pay for the half of waffle too that ain't uncooked,” the woman told the 911 operator.
She then tells the operator that she wants the waffle charges taken off her bill.
According to Tampa PD’s posting, about half of the 911 calls they receive aren't emergencies.
“The dispatchers on the other end of the 911 line have a tough job waiting for the next emergency, but did you know that approximately 50% of the calls they receive on 911 aren't emergencies?” the department wrote.
A Bible saved the life of a Ohio bus driver after the man was shot twice in the chest early Monday, police said.
Rickey Waggoner, a Dayton RTA bus driver, was making a mechanical fix outside his bus when three assailants approached him and shot him in what appears to have been a gang initiation, the Dayton Daily News reported.
Waggoner was shot twice in the chest at close range, but a contemporary version of the Bible, titled "The Message," absorbed the bullets that would otherwise have killed the 49-year-old bus driver, according to police documents obtained by the newspaper.
There was obviously some kind of intervention involved in this incident because (Waggoner) should probably not be here," Dayton Police Sgt. Michael Pauley told the paper at the scene.
Sgt. Richard Blommel of the Dayton Police homicide squad declined to comment on the shooting when contacted by FoxNews.com.
Reached at his home in Lakeside, Mont., Eugene H. Peterson, author of "The Message," told FoxNews.com that he was thrilled to know his book stopped bullets.
That's wonderful," said Peterson, who is 81. "I've heard stories about that happening during the second World War. I'm glad to be in the club."
Waggoner reportedly told police that one of the assailants was heard telling another to kill the man "if you want to be all the way in the club."
Waggoner was shot in the leg after he tried to wrestle the weapon away from one of the suspects, according to the newspaper. While another assailant stabbed him in the arm, Waggoner was able to grab both the gun and knife, prompting the suspects -- described as being 15 to 18 years old -- to flee. Waggoner then sought refuge inside his ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
A man was happy to be reunited with his car, which was stolen 30 years ago.
The California man was shocked when police called him and said that they found his car that had been stolen 30 years earlier.
In 1984, Ian Wilson bought a 1957 Chevy, which he wanted to restore. However, before he was able to do so, the car was stolen.
Wilson is a retired mechanic, and he had an eye out for his stolen car, hoping to spot it on the road. However, after a number of years, he gave up on ever seeing his beloved car again.
Now, his dream came true. Police found his car, and it was in much better shape than when it was stolen.
“There are all sorts of added chrome under the hood. The headers are brand spankin new and the tires seem to have not even been around the block,” Wilson said.
Recently, Wilson received a call from the California Highway Patrol saying that his car had been found in a container at the Port of Los Angeles, which was heading to Australia.
Seems like someone had redone the car, but without having ownership to the car and with the car being reported as stolen, it was unable to be used in the United States.
Now, Wilson was reunited with the car for which he paid only $375 at the time. Today, it is said to be worth a lot more.
Feb 23 2014
A series of blunders helped police capture a hapless bank robber as he attempted to escape with more than $20,000 (£12,000).
Firstly he dropped the loot on the floor of the bank in Maryland.
He then took up valuable time collecting the cash into an upturned umbrella he found on the floor.
After eventually making his getaway, he slipped on ice and cut his head open.
Still he managed to make it to the getaway car - but all the delays caught up with him as police managed to stop the vehicle and make the arrest.
According to the Baltimore Sun, 42-year-old Robert C Williams was charged with robbery. A mugshot released by the Laurel Police Department showed him with a bandage on his head.