Plane crash survivor cheats death again after bus plunges off cliff, killing 21

A survivor of a plane crash that killed dozens of Brazilians soccer players five years ago avoided death for a second time this week when he crawled from the wreckage of a bus crash that claimed 21 lives in Bolivia. Erwin Tumiri, a crew member on the doomed jet, was on a coach traveling along the highway linking the cities of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz when it crashed down a hillside in the early hours of Tuesday. The aircraft mechanic was one of just six survivors of LaMia Flight 2933, which was transporting the Chapecoense soccer team from Bolivia to Colombia when it … Continue reading Plane crash survivor cheats death again after bus plunges off cliff, killing 21

LOL: A Brazilian soccer fan paid his team $186,000 so that a key player could feature in a crucial match

 Rodinei is on-loan at Internacional from Flamengo. A fan of a Brazilian soccer team who paid his club $186,000 so that one of his team’s key players could feature in a derby match saw his gamble backfire spectacularly on Sunday as the player was sent off and the team lost. According to ESPN, on Friday, Internacional supporter Elusmar Maggi Scheffer paid the club the hefty sum of one million reals ($186,000) as a no-strings attached gift, but is understood that he gave the money to ensure that star player Rodinei was cleared to play against Flamengo. “Internacional this Friday received … Continue reading LOL: A Brazilian soccer fan paid his team $186,000 so that a key player could feature in a crucial match

Man skips job interview to rob bank, gets caught after wearing mask wrong

A man has been arrested after he allegedly skipped a job interview to rob a bank, police in Ohio say.Bruce Morway allegedly robbed a bank in North Olmsted, Ohio when he was supposed to be at a job interview, police said. Bruce Morway, 57, is accused of robbing the Key Bank at Great Northern Shopping Center in North Olmsted on February 11. In a post on Facebook on Wednesday, the North Olmsted Police Department said the man was supposed to be in the city for a job interview at the time “but decided on other plans.” According to cleveland.com, Morway claimed he … Continue reading Man skips job interview to rob bank, gets caught after wearing mask wrong

Ukraine state auctions debtors’ underwear

In what can only be described as totally strange but true, an underwear is among confiscated items up for auction in Ukraine, following bailiffs’ raids on debtors. Pants were seized in the central city of Kryvyi Rih and are advertised on a justice ministry website for online auctions, called Setam. The starting price for one pair is 19.4 hryvnia (£0.50; $0.70). There have also been cases of the state auctioning off cows and sheep. The Covid-19 pandemic has raised the number of registered Ukrainian debtors above 2m. The number of debtors grew by 300,000 last year, according to official data. There … Continue reading Ukraine state auctions debtors’ underwear

74-year-old Arizona woman allegedly hit boyfriend in the head with a hammer for leaving TV on

A woman named Marilyn Ann Kepler, 74, has been charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence after she allegedly hit her boyfriend over the head with a hammer, police said Tuesday. Kepler, from Bullhead City, Arizona, was upset with her boyfriend, who has not been publicly identified, because he had left the television on overnight and ruined her sleep, police said in a statement.  Marilyn Ann Kepler. The boyfriend, also 74, told police that he woke up to Kepler hitting him with the hammer. He was able to convince her to take him to get medical attention, but Kepler instead … Continue reading 74-year-old Arizona woman allegedly hit boyfriend in the head with a hammer for leaving TV on

UK teenager wakes up from coma with no knowledge of pandemic

A British teenager is slowly emerging from a coma after nearly a year and has no knowledge of the coronavirus pandemic, despite having twice contracted covid-19. Joseph Flavill, 19, suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was hit by a car in the central English town of Burton-on-Trent on March 1 last year, about three weeks before a first national lockdown was imposed to curb the spread of the virus. During that time, his family has been largely unable to visit him due to coronavirus restrictions, mostly trying to communicate with him via video link instead, his mother has not … Continue reading UK teenager wakes up from coma with no knowledge of pandemic

Maine woman is killed by husband in murder-suicide 3 years after her dad, mom died the same way

Robert and Jessica Dapolito  Three years ago, Maine resident Jessica Dapolito was devastated when she learned that her father shot and killed her mother before turning the gun on himself. Now her friends and family are shocked to learn that she suffered the same fate at the hands of her longtime partner, Robert Dapolito. Jessica’s murder came to light on Jan. 25 at about 9:40 a.m., when a Maine State Police Trooper and a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a call from a loved one asking to check on her at the home in New Sharon where she lived … Continue reading Maine woman is killed by husband in murder-suicide 3 years after her dad, mom died the same way

Dad who plays state lottery to help local schools wins for the sixth time

Bryan Moss | CREDIT: IDAHO LOTTERY An Idaho father is proving just how lucky he truly is after winning the lottery for the sixth time in his life. On Thursday, the Idaho Lottery announced in a press release that Bryan Moss had claimed the first $250,000 jackpot on the Idaho Lottery Scratch Game $250,000 Crossword. The exciting moment marked the sixth time that Moss had won a large prize from the state lottery, though Thursday was his largest jackpot and the first time he’s ever won a top prize, the release stated. “This is a remarkable run of good luck for Mr. … Continue reading Dad who plays state lottery to help local schools wins for the sixth time

French woman, declared dead, fights to prove she’s alive

A 58-year-old French woman, who was wrongfully declared dead in a long-running dispute with a former employee, goes to court Monday in the city of Lyon to try resurrect her existence.© JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK Jeanne Pouchain has been trying to prove she’s alive ever since a labour court, allegedly acting on information provided by a former employee, noted her down in November 2017 as dead Reports of Jeanne Pouchain’s death have been greatly exaggerated as AFP discovered when it met her at her home in the southeastern town of Saint-Joseph, near Lyon, recently. Pouchain has been trying to prove she’s alive ever … Continue reading French woman, declared dead, fights to prove she’s alive

Naked fugitive rescued from mangroves by Australian fishermen

Two fishermen have rescued a naked fugitive who they found clinging to trees over a crocodile-infested swamp in northern Australia, Kev Joiner and Cam Faust stumbled across the man in East Point near the city of Darwin on Sunday. The friends were laying crab traps when they heard the man crying for help, clinging to the branches of mangroves, they said the man begged them for water and said he had been out there for four days, living off snails. Australian TV network 9News said the 40-year-old man had allegedly breached bail for armed robbery. “We didn’t believe him at … Continue reading Naked fugitive rescued from mangroves by Australian fishermen

German club sells 72,000 tickets for game in empty stadium to raise funds

German third-tier football club Dynamo Dresden has said it sold more than 72,000 tickets for a game played in an empty stadium with no fans. Former East German champion Dynamo offered fans the “ghost tickets” named after the German habit of dubbing empty-stadium matches “ghost games” for €5 as a way to raise funds for the club during the coronavirus pandemic. Fans could receive a commemorative ticket to keep. The 72,112 tickets sold for Tuesday’s German Cup game against Darmstadt was more than double the capacity of Dresden’s stadium, only two games in the club’s history, both away games, had … Continue reading German club sells 72,000 tickets for game in empty stadium to raise funds

Wealthy French Man Leaves Money in Will to 50 Cats Who Live in a Russian Museum

A group of cats living in the basement of a Russian museum is feeling fur-tunate after a French philanthropist left them a sum of money in his will.© Provided by People OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty The basement of the state hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, which houses nearly 3 million works of art, artifacts, and sculptures, has also been home to a group of cats for several centuries since the time of Empress Elizabeth, according to CNN. The founder of the museum, Catherine the Great, designated the animals as the guardians of the art galleries and used the felines to keep rodents away from … Continue reading Wealthy French Man Leaves Money in Will to 50 Cats Who Live in a Russian Museum