Danielle Nebelung was being held in the county jail on a $10,000 bond after arraignment on an aggravated assault charge in 41A District Court in Shelby Township, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies responded to the 49000 block of Marseilles about 2:45 a.m. Saturday for a domestic violence incident. They met with the 36-year-old resident who said that he had been involved in an altercation with his live-in girlfriend, which ended in her biting off part of his ear.
He told deputies that his girlfriend arrived home and they argued. As he tried to walk into a bedroom, she followed him and began to punch him in the face and head, the sheriff’s office said.
As he turned his back to her, she jumped onto his back and bit off the top part of his left ear, according to the sheriff’s office.
He was treated by medical personnel. The portion of his ear was located and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
According to a criminal complaint, Francis Calar, 53, was pleasuring himself inside a Ford sedan at 10:30 AM when a military cop approached the vehicle. Calar, seen at right, initially did not notice the officer since he was “intently focused on an image on the screen of his laptop computer.”
As described in a criminal complaint sworn by FBI Agent Andrew Stearns, Calar–a married father of two boys–was staring at a sexually explicit photo of a young girl. When he spotted the officer, Calar “quickly close his laptop and threw it on the passenger seat.” After the cop directed Calar to exit his car, he reportedly said, “Yes I know you seen what I was doing and what I was looking at.”
In subsequent interviews with law enforcement officials, Calar “advised that he has an active interest in child pornography,” and said that he often parks in the same Fort Carson lot so that he can access an unsecured Internet connection and “visit chat rooms and search for child pornography during breaks from work.” Calar’s Facebook page describes him as a “technical trainer” at Fort Carson.
Calar, Agent Stearns reported, was “adamant that his sexual interest in children is purely ‘fantasy.’” He told investigators that he is “active with children” and currently coaches girls volleyball and boys baseball. Additonally, Calar said that he has previously taught Sunday school at his church and recently resigned as the girls volleyball coach at Mesa Ridge High School in Colorado Springs.
Charged with possession of child pornography, Calar is scheduled this afternoon for an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Denver. If convicted of the felony count, he faces a minimum of five years in prison (and as much as 10 years in custody).
In 1986, a newborn wrapped in a red sweater was found abandoned in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant. Nearly three decades later, the baby is all grown up and looking for her biological mother, and tens of thousands of people are trying to help.
Katheryn Deprill began her quest on March 2 by posting a photo on her Facebook page in which she held up a sign that said, “Looking for my birth mother. … She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown PA. Please help me find her by sharing my post.”
Deprill, a 27-year-old married mother of three, figured the photo would be reposted by friends, maybe friends of friends. A week later, it’s been shared nearly 27,000 times by Facebook users around the world. Deprill’s story is rocketing around the media world, too.
But there’s still no sign of the mystery woman who left her in a restaurant bathroom.
Deprill, an EMT who lives outside Allentown in South Whitehall Township, said there’s so much she wants to tell her birth mom.
“Number one is, I would really like to say, ‘Thank you for not throwing me away, thank you for giving me the gift of life, and look what I’ve become,’” Deprill said Monday.
She’d like to know her family medical history, as well. And she has so many questions about the circumstances of her birth and abandonment.
“What made her do it? Why did she feel that she shouldn’t leave me at a hospital? Was she going through a horrible time?”
Deprill learned about her abandonment as a 12-year-old, when her sixth-grade teacher assigned the class to a project focusing on the students’ family backgrounds. Deprill came home and demanded answers from her adoptive parents, Brenda and Carl Hollis. They slid a scrapbook in front of her that held newspaper clippings from 1986.
The articles explained how a Burger King patron had heard a baby’s cries and discovered Katheryn on the bathroom floor. How a restaurant worker then called police. How police were trying to track down the mother.
“I comprehended it, but it still didn’t sink in that it was me, that a mother could just lay her baby down and walk away. That is just mind-blowing to me,” Deprill said.
She launched her search with the blessing of her parents. In fact, it was her mother who suggested holding up a sign and posting it on social media.
Deprill said she is “definitely not looking to replace my brothers and sister nor my adoptive parents, because I’ve had the best life. It was the best childhood ever.”
At the same time, “I would really like to see somebody who looks like me, and maybe I have (biological) brothers and sisters. … I’m really frustrated. I just wish I knew more about her.”
Some people have told Deprill that her birth mother is unlikely to come forward for fear of being prosecuted. But Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said there’s a two-year statute of limitations on child abandonment.
“Even if that were not the case,” he said via email, “I believe most DAs would exercise sound discretion and not prosecute someone under these circumstances.”
One family had to have their home fumigated after spotting the Brazilian wandering spider on a banana – but how dangerous is it?
A family were forced to flee their home after hundreds of potentially deadly spiders swarmed out of a bunch of bananas.
Jamie and Crystal Roberts were horrified when the suspected Brazilian wandering spiders – the world’s deadliest – suddenly appeared in their home.
Shocked Jamie, 31, who bought the fruit from his local corner shop, spotted white patches covering it and assumed it was harmless mould.
But when he took a closer looks at the bananas he realised they were infested with a spider nest containing hundreds of the creepy crawlies.
But what is the Brazilian wandering spider – and how dangerous is it?
Here are the top 10 facts you need to know about the world’s most toxic spider.
1. Their Greek name Phoneutria actually means “murderess” – an indication of their deadly bite.
2. They are known as the wandering spider because they do not build webs, but instead walk the jungle floor at night looking for prey.
The spiders are nocturnal, and so find places to hide during the day.
This is why they are so dangerous, because they hide in houses and cars, where they are easily disturbed by humans.
3. They may be considered the most toxic spider, but they are not the biggest. Their leg-span reaches up to five inches.
4. When the spiders are defending themselves, they lift their body up on their hind legs in a defensive display.
The first two pairs of legs are lifted high in the air, while the spider sways from side to side.
5. The Brazilian wandering spider appears in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s most venomous spider.
Guinness World Records says that while the spider is the most toxic, an effective antivenom is available and few fatalities occur.
6. If you are bitten, chances are nothing bad will happen. Out of 7,000 cases, only 10 people died from its bite.
The spider only inject venom in approximately one-third of bites, and even then it’s usually only a small quantity.
7. The venom causes extreme pain and inflammation, loss of muscle control and breathing problems, resulting in paralysis and eventual asphyxiation.
Despite this, the Brazilian wandering spider’s venom is being studied by scientists.
8. The spider’s bite can cause an unwanted erection in men, sometimes lasting for four hours.
Scientists are hoping they can use the spider’s venom in erectile dysfunction medication.
9. This is not the first time Brazilian wandering spiders have made their way to the UK.
In 2005, pub chef Matthew Stevens was bitten by a spider hiding in a banana shipment in Bridgwater.
Due to quick medical care he survived, but still took nearly a week to recover from the bite.
He said: “I was never scared of spiders before but I certainly am now. I do feel very lucky, it was extremely painful.”
10. Then, in 2008, Co-op worker Kate Whitmore spotted the deadly spider while stacking boxes of bananas in Kent.
The 25-year-old mother-of-two said: “I looked down and noticed this thing. I screamed for my supervisor.
“I’m not usually scared of spiders, but it was huge and creepy and had long hairy legs.”
The RSPCA captured the spider without it biting anyone.
The unnamed teacher at Forest Heights Middle School admitted to the mistake, saying the homemade sex tape accidentally got mixed up with her lesson notes, and apologized.
One father, Nicolas Tolerson, told KARK-TV, “(My son) says she was performing sex acts. My heart goes out not only to my son, but other kids in the classroom.” Tolerson also said he wants “something done.”
School leaders said it was a mistake and certainly not planned, and that they are working to find the appropriate disciplinary action.
Here’s a full video report from KARK-TV. (*triple-checks to make sure I posted the right video*)
According to a New York Times report, police arrived at Frank Giardina’s Flushing, Queens apartment on Friday night after a neighbor complained about loud noise. They were surprised when Giardina greeted them with a marijuana pipe in his hand.
“Oh, that’s weed,” Giardina said when asked about the odor emanating from the flat.
That was reason enough for the officers to write up a summons. But Giardina first had to gather his ID and was kind enough to invite them inside, where they quickly found five pounds of heroin resting on the kitchen table.
That’s worth as much as $400,000 on the street.
A full search quickly ensued, resulting in the discovery of more heroin and of 1,948 glassine bags, commonly used to package and sell small units of the drug.
Giardini has since been charged with first-degree criminal drug possession and illegal possession of marijuana. Although he has never been arrested before, he could face eight years in prison.
Officers indicate that the area is not known for drug trafficking, but such operations are appearing more frequently in unexpected areas in order to avert suspicion. According to the New York Times, heroin seizures in the city jumped 67 percent over the last four years.
In February, CBS News reported on another heroin mill bust that occurred just a week before Philip Seymour Hoffman’s overdose. In that bust, cops found $8 million worth of the drug in a Bronx apartment. Thay apartment was a fully-functioning drug distribution operation where workers packaged bricks of heroin into small baggies for distribution.