Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Small Bits of News

Accused Witch Gives Birth While Being Hung
February 26, 2008 - A PREGNANT woman in Papua New Guinea who was hung from a tree after being accused of sorcery gave birth to her baby while struggling to free herself.
Nolan Yekum and her husband Paul were dragged from their house and hung from a tree by fellow tribesmen who accused them of sorcery after the couple's neighbor suddenly died.
Their ordeal occurred in Kilip village near Banz in Western Highlands Province.
The woman and her baby girl, her third child, were doing well in Mt Hagen Hospital after two weeks in hiding, the report said.
Her husband said men entered their house in the middle of the night with a rope and tied it round their necks, accusing them of sorcery over their neighbor’s death.
They were dragged outside and hung from a tree, he said.
"We managed to loosen the noose to get our feet on the ground ... we were able to free ourselves. "My wife, who was about seven months pregnant, delivered the baby while struggling to free herself.
Man Found Living Under A Crack House
PALATKA,FL -- Palatka Police say they busted a crack house Monday morning, and what they found at the house surprised them.Officers went to 1107 South 10th Street to serve an arrest warrant and arrested six people in the house.

Officers also found someone living underneath the front porch. In a space that was only four-and-a-half feet tall, there was a television; bed, chair, and microwave... even a toaster.
Assistant Chief James Griffith with the Palatka Police said, he's never come across something like that before. "As far as setting up a residence with electricity running off of extension cords underneath a house, no -- I can't recall any like that," Griffith said.
Police say 23-year-old Thomas Tyrone Williams was living under the house. He was arrested for drug possession. While investigators said they found one of the worst crack houses they've ever seen and an unusual dwelling underneath it, they also discovered seven children in the house.
All of the children are younger than six years old. "Most disturbing was some of the crack cocaine was found in one of the backpacks that belonged to one of the children," Griffith said.
Naked trio seen having sex in moving car
Feb. 25, 2008 VICTORIA, British Columbia -- Police in Victoria, British Columbia, was alerted by startled motorists to a car on the Trans Canada Highway with a naked man and two naked women having sex. Calls began coming in Sunday afternoon from witnesses, some of whom trailed the car into the provincial capital city, Victoria Police Constable Kris Rice told the Victoria Times-Colonist. "There were some reports that they seemed to want attention from other drivers as they engaged in sexual acts," he said. The owner of the vehicle was traced from the license plates and officers went to that address to await the car's return, Rice said. On arrival, only one of the women was inside with the male driver, both in their 20s, the report said. The unidentified driver said he had dropped the other woman off. "Both were determined to be in the nude," Rice said.The woman was taken to a hospital for psychiatric assessment, while the driver will likely only face such charges as driving without due care and attention, as police didn't witness any sexual acts, the report said.

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