investigators were scrambling Wednesday to determine the cause of a crash that killed all 176 people on board a plane that came down shortly after takeoff from Tehran's international airport.
The Boeing 737 jet, operated by Ukraine International Airlines, took off early on Wednesday en route to the Ukrainian capital Kiev with 167 passengers and nine crew on board.
Earlier reports from Iranian state media had said 180 people were on board Flight PS752. Eighty-two Iranians, 63 Canadians, and 11 Ukrainians died in the crash, according to a tweet from Ukrainian foreign minister Vadym Prystaiko.
NEW YORK -
A dangerous pit bull running loose on Hoyt Street in Spring Valley, NY, attacked a baby boy taking a walk with his sister on the quiet block.
The vicious canine attacked a one-year old Jewish boy after throwing down the child’s sister who was watching him. The girl suffered a minor injury to her leg, but the dog grabbed at the baby, trying to pull him away.
A member of Chaveirim of Rockland who observed what was transpiring immediately ran to the scene and tried defending the children. He saw that the dog had locked its jaw on the baby’s garment, and he immediately drew a knife and cut the child garment to release it from the dog’s grip.
A young man ran over to help, and he was severely bitten by the pit-bull, suffering several deep bite wounds on his hand and arm.
Several members of Chaveirim of Rockland quickly arrived on the scene and immobilized the dog until the police arrived.
The young man was transported to Westchester Medical Center by Hatzolah of Rockland.
Readers are asked to daven for the refuah sheleimah of Aharon ben Toiba, who is undergoing surgery following the attack.
Neighbors asserted they had complained for months to the Spring Valley Police Department for months about this dog but there was no adequate response to their complaints.
The Spring Valley Police Dept released a picture of the dog and announced that it is currently being held at the Hi Tor Animal Shelter. The SVPD said they are looking for information about the owner of the dog, and requested anyone with information to contact them at 845-356-7400.
A 93-year-old man was caught on camera repeatedly shooting an apartment maintenance manager at point-blank range before being taken into custody in Las Vegas, authorities say.
Las Vegas police raced to reports of shots fired at a local apartment complex on Jan. 2. Surveillance video inside the management office captured how the incident started.
The suspect, a resident of the complex, was allegedly angry about water damage in his apartment. The maintenance manager is seen talking to the man as a woman who is sitting behind the desk secretly speaks to a police dispatcher on the phone.
A man who was knocked unconscious during a road rage incident last week remains hospitalized, and police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the three men captured on video in the assault.
A motorist was stopped at a red light on Woodman Avenue at Victory Boulevard in Van Nuys at 9:30 p.m. on New Year’s Day when a Jeep that had been driving erratically pulled behind him, authorities said.
Both vehicles eventually pulled over, according to a news release from the LAPD, and the driver and the Jeep’s occupants faced off in the street. It was not immediately clear what spurred the confrontation, but video shows one of the men from the Jeep punching the other driver in the head, knocking him to the ground. The three then ran to their vehicle — a black Jeep with tinted windows —and fled south on Woodman Avenue, the video shows.
The injured man was taken to a hospital, where he has not regained consciousness since the attack, police said.
A Ukrainian International Airlines plane with 180 passengers on board has crashed after take off from an airport in Iran.
The Boeing 737 is said to have crash-landed due to technical problems, but in this unverified video footage appearing to show a possible missile strike on the airline.
Sources in Iraq have notified us this is the exact moment ballistic missiles reigned down on US troops homes in Anbar Province, Iraq.
Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops in a major escalation that brought the two longtime foes closer to war.
Iranian state TV said it was in revenge for the U.S. killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whose death last week in an American drone strike near Baghdad prompted angry calls to avenge his slaying.
Andy Ngo- A 75-year-old restaurant owner in Philadelphia had nearly all the windows of his business destroyed early on New Year’s Day in an attack he blames on Antifa.
“They’re terrorists. They just knocked out $20,000 worth of glass,” says restaurant owner Jack Gillespie. He says the vandalism this week is the culmination of weeks of targeted harassment by left-wing activists and Antifa groups angry that members of two right-wing organizations were allowed to patronize the Millcreek Tavern.
Skies turned blood red above parts of southeast Australia on Sunday as residents sought refuge from deadly bushfires, and a senior firefighter described the previous 24 hours as "one of our worst days ever."
BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -- Hundreds of tumbleweed have forced the closure of SR 240 at milepost 10.
Washington Department of Transportation is on scene trying to remove the debris from the road.
Several motorists were stranded for hours.
Several videos showing the aftermath of the US bombing of Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani have surfaced.
The pre-dawn attack also killed Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a major escalation of regional tensions.
General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite al-Quds force, has been reported killed alongside six others following a US air attack at Baghdad's international airport.
Iraqi officials and the state television reported that aside from Soleimani, Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was also killed in the attack.
Ahmed al-Assadi, a spokesman for Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) umbrella grouping of Iran-backed militias, also confirmed the deaths of Soleimani and Muhandis.
Sources from the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) earlier told Al Jazeera that the rockets destroyed two vehicles carrying "high-profile guests", who had arrived at the airport and were being escorted by a PMF official.
There are terrifying scenes that took place at a school in Wolfsburg: on New Year's Eve, more than 30 men rage at a school and record their destruction on a video. When the police arrive, the violence escalated.
A school in Wolfsburg was badly damaged on New Year's Eve. More than 30 men destroyed windows in the Westhagen district and threw fireworks into classrooms. When police officers arrived at the scene, they were also attacked with fireworks. A cell phone video, which the perpetrators apparently put online themselves, shows the severe devastation at the Albert Schweitzer High School. The police temporarily arrested four suspects between the ages of 18 and 23.
When the police arrive at the scene of the operation, the emergency services were shot at with rockets, the police say. It is not the only incident of violence against the police on New Year's Eve. There were also attacks against emergency services in Frankfurt and Hamburg. In Leipzig, left-wing extremists tried to arrest the helmets and attacked them while they were already on the ground.
An Arkansas police officer has been praised after buying groceries for parents who were caught shoplifting food items from Walmart.
Field Training Officer Kenneth Martin, of the Fort Smith Police Department, has been awarded Employee of the Month for his sensitive response to the attempted theft, which occurred at a store on Zero Street on November 30 last year in front of two children, KFSM reported.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Riverside bakery owner captured on camera the moments that he was harassed with bigoted remarks by a total stranger.
Alex Podlas, the owner of Bakery Ribault, said he was trying to park Wednesday at the Publix in Five Points when a man approached his vehicle in the parking lot and began hurling obscenities and insults. Podlas recorded the confrontation on his phone.
The seven-minute video was uploaded to Facebook, where it has been viewed more than 20,000 times and has attracted a lot of attention. Podlas said he has no idea who the man is, and News4Jax has been unable to independently confirm the man’s identity.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is looking for a kidnapping victim and suspect.
On Jan. 1, patrol officers responded to a residence near Warm Springs Road and I-125 where a homeowner captured a suspicious situation on their home surveillance video.
Around 12:48 a.m., the video shows a white female adult running from a white sedan. The woman runs to a house where she begins banging on the door and screams for help. A black male adult exits the vehicle, runs to her, and begins to hit and kick her as he drags her into the vehicle.
The location and identities of the victim and suspect are unknown.
Frightening videos from St. Louis on New Year's Eve have emerged, showing well armed thugs patrolling the streets and firing weapons of war into the air and across buildings.
The New York Times reported: Just minutes into New Year’s Day, a teenage boy was shot and wounded in the leg on the North Side of St. Louis. A few minutes later, four people were shot in a different neighborhood, three fatally. By morning, the police were investigating 10 shootings, including five deaths, across the city.
In a recent report by Sin Chew Daily, it is said that an old man in Jiangsu, China had passed away after a long time bout of illness.
According to a video that was included in the Chinese daily’s report, a group of the old man’s children had come to attend his wake, as most children are meant to do after their parents pass away. But it is learned that apparently, the old man had abandoned his wife and his children over 40 years ago for another woman while staying in the same village as his first wife and family.
After spending his life with this new girlfriend of his, he passed away and naturally, there are funerary costs to bear. As you know, funerals aren’t cheap affairs. So what did the old man’s girlfriend do?
She sent the bill to the children born from the old man’s first marriage, expecting them to pay. Which, as you understand, pissed them off a lot.
It pissed them off enough for them to open the lid of the old man’s casket, and then drag his corpse out from it.
In a fit of blind rage, his children pulled his corpse down onto the floor before they started slapping the old man’s embalmed face over and over. Their justification was that since their late-father had left them and their mother for another woman, they had to endure a number of hardships on their own.
In the video, the woman then reaches out and grabs the Pope’s right hand, yanking him toward her. Pope Francis appears surprised and upset even as the woman shakes his hand and speaks with him.
The Pope then slaps the woman’s hand and appears visibly upset. A security guard intervenes, and the woman eventually lets go.
The heated encounter isn’t the first time the Pope has become upset during public events. Earlier this year, Pope Francis appeared to become irritated when a line of worshippers tried to kiss his papal ring, a common sign of respect that dates back centuries.
Crowds of angry Iraqis protesting America’s recent airstrikes against an Iran-backed militia laid siege to the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad Tuesday, chanting “Down, Down USA!” as they stormed through a main gate, prompting U.S. troops to fire back tear gas in response.
On Tuesday afternoon the chaotic scene was still unfolding in the Iraqi capital. At least six U.S. soldiers were seen standing on the roof of the main building pointing their firearms at the demonstrators and sounds of gunfire could be heard. Two Iraqi foreign ministry officials initially told Reuters the U.S. ambassador and staff were evacuated, but U.S. officials pushed back, telling Fox News that was not correct. Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller was not evacuated, but was out of the country on a previously planned vacation, an official said. “Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible,” President Trump tweeted. “In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!”
Deputy Police Chief Dan Shupp said the shooting took place approximately 35 minutes after the 911 call was received. He confirmed the officer responsible for shooting the suspect has been assigned special duty until the investigation is completed.
Because the incident is being investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Shupp said it's up to BCI to determine why Kirk did what he did. As for Kirk's motive, Shupp said he was going to let the video speak for itself.
In a news release Monday, Shupp asserts the video reinforces the need to use deadly force.
According to the police report on the incident, the initial call was for a robbery. The report's narrative said once officers arrived at the business, Kirk had taken the hostage. Police established a perimeter and attempted to negotiate with the suspect.
The body cam footage starts with the officer stepping around the back corner of the building. Kirk can be heard shouting from the business' back door, although it's difficult to see him.
The officer's rifle can be seen in the shot, but he lets it hang from its strap while he talks to the suspect. Over the course of the five-minute clip, the officer attempts to determine what Kirk wants.
Throughout the clip, Kirk can be heard asking officers to him. He warns the surrounding officers not to "value (his) life over her life," referring to the hostage. Kirk becomes increasingly agitated, warning officers if they don't "put a bullet in (his) head," he was going to the hostage, then they'd have to him anyway.
Towards the end of the clip, sobs can be heard from the hostage. Kirk yells that the woman has a child and tells the officers not to let her die "on him."
Kirk then quiets himself, softly telling the officers they already knows what he wants them to do.
The officer then responds " want us to take your life, we don't want to do that."
"Listen, man, you're talking about a permanent solution to a temporary problem."
After ducking inside the building, Kirk brings the hostage outside with him. The officer asks for her name, and then asks Kirk to let her go.
Kirk begins yelling he won't be negotiating. The hostage slips inside, a shot is heard, Kirk collapses, and the officer begins calling for a medic before the video ends.
What is happening in the black community in NYC? Why are there so many blacks that hate Jews? During the last two weeks, we've seen an explosion in attacks on the Jewish community in New York City. Is this a recent trend or has this been an ongoing thing?
Have the wounds of Crown Heights never healed but rather festered?
A FEMALE acrobat is fighting for life after a horrific 20ft plunge in front of screaming kids at a Christmas performance in Russia.
Yelena Prikhodskaya, 30, suffered a skull fracture when she slid during her rope swinging circus act in Vladivistok.
Police say several juveniles were among eight people arrested after at least three fights broke out at a Rhode Island mall.
Police say a small disagreement involving two young men broke out on the third floor of the Providence Place Mall at about 9 p.m. Saturday.
Upon police and security personnel arrival, the disagreement developed into two large groups of people creating a disturbance by the escalators.
Detroit — Police Chief James Craig has a message for the brazen motorists who blocked all lanes of westbound Interstate 94 on Sunday night to have a "side-show" with 360-degree turns: Police are coming for you.
Craig said Monday at a press conference outside Public Safety Headquarters that the vehicle seen on a social media website video driving in circles across all lanes of I-94 near Trumbull around 8:10 p.m. was a red or orange Camaro, with tinted windows, a black gas cap and aftermarket rims.
The video shows cars backed up behind parked vehicles, while the Camaro spins with its tires screeching and several people stand nearby recording video.
Craig estimated the freeway was illegally blocked for 10-15 minutes during the incident. Some 911 calls about the incident came into Michigan State Police dispatch, Craig said.
A gunman killed two people during a Sunday morning service at a church in White Settlement before members of the congregation fatally shot him, authorities say.
Police in White Settlement, about eight miles west of Fort Worth, were called before 11 a.m. to the West Freeway Church of Christ at 1900 South Las Vegas Trail after two members who are part of the church’s security team opened fire on the gunman.
MedStar spokeswoman Macara Trusty soon reported that the gunman and one of his victims had died at a hospital. The second victim was resuscitated after going into cardiac arrest on the way to a hospital, but authorities announced at an evening news conference that the person died later.
The names of the gunman and the people he killed have not been released.
LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas – A semi-truck was involved in a major pileup along Highway 84 in Lubbock County, Texas Friday and it was all captured on camera.
At about 10:30 a.m. emergency crews were sent to the area just southeast of Slaton to reports of a semi-truck rollover in the westbound lanes of the highway.
While officials were at the scene, there were more wrecks, including one in the eastbound lanes.
A camera crew from the NBC affiliate in Lubbock was at the scene and captured the moments a semi-truck was sideswiped by an SUV, forcing it to rear-end another vehicle and causing it to jack-knife.
The semi-truck missed emergency crews by seconds and they can be seen jumping out of the way.
A DPS trooper who was outside a vehicle when the crash happened was injured. The trailer rolled on top of a truck, pinning one person inside.
The trooper was taken to the hospital with serious injuries but is expected to recover. The person inside the truck was alert and talked to the first responders trying to get them out.
A group of attackers forced a man into a van, pistol-whipped him and robbed him of his iPhone before leaving him duct-taped and zip-tied on a street in Brooklyn, the NYPD said.
The 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old man were walking near Herkimer Street and Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 3 a.m. on Dec. 21 when the group grabbed the 28-year-old and shoved him into a Honda Odyssey, video shows.
As the attackers forced the 28-year-old into the van, one of them fired a shot at the 26-year-old man, police said.
A new report by Daily Mail states that a 19-year-old man was arrested for murdering a suspected pedophile priest.
Alexandre V worked as a housekeeper for Roger Matassoli, 91, before he attacked and murdered him while working at the Catholic Priest’s home. V shoved a crucifix down the man’s throat and then fled in the murdered man’s car.
Matassoli was later found dead by police officers, who noted that the body has been tortured and suffered from asphyxiation.
The grisly murder was allegedly revenge for the clergyman abusing him when he was younger. In addition to abusing him, the priest is also accused of sexually abusing at least four other boys between 1960 and 2000. Among those abused is Mr. V’s father.
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Authorities are investigating what triggered a brawl at Westroads Mall Thursday night involving a crowd of teenagers.
The disturbance eventually spilled out into the parking lot where police confirm that pepper balls were used to contain the disturbance.
Cell phone video from inside shows the chaos as authorities tried to calm the melee.
Police said the crowd had grown progressively unruly throughout the night until the conflict boiled over into physical battles. There was a report of one injury that was not considered serious.
A video from Sahra Schwartz showed a large group comprised of middle school age to high school age people. There appeared to have been approximately 30 to 40 people involved.
Tables and chairs were knocked over as several fights broke out.
Puru- A painter fell from the top of a staircase of approximately 10 meters in the district of San Martin de Porres. However, it was not a simple accident, because an old man in a wheelchair was caught by security cameras causing the fall.
The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon in block 2 of San Juan Bautista Street. In the video the old man is seen moving along the path to a staircase and shake it violently causing the painter, Francisco Fernandez Sanchez (46), will fall apathetically on the road.
The images show that the metal ladder was supported by a three-story house and to give it greater stability it had been tied to a door with a rope, which hindered part of the path. Apparently this would have been the reason why the man was enraged.
Adam Carranza, who came to his home and went with his granddaughter in a car, said that if the ladder had tilted to the other side could have fallen on them.
“This fact is unfortunate because in an intentional way the ladder of the worker who was painting my house was demolished. Thank God there have been no cases to regret, the boy is alive,” he told RPP News.
He also denied that the noose placed hindered the passage of the man in a wheelchair. “He had already passed quietly, and in a minute and a half he returns enraged and pulls the stairs intentionally,” he said.
In addition, he assured that it is not the first time that the old man has altercations with the neighbors and that this afternoon he had argued with a lady who “kindly” had helped him with his wheelchair.
The painter Francisco Fernandez He has no fractures, but he has been prescribed pain relievers for pain caused by a blow in the Cayetano Heredia Hospital.
The man in a wheelchair is not yet identified, but it is known that he sells bags and incense in the Palao market in San Martin de Porres. The complaint was filed with the district police station.
This is the chilling moment a two-year-old boy was kidnapped while his grandmother's back was turned for just a few seconds in a supermarket in South Africa this week.
CCTV footage shows a supermarket security guard plucking the unnamed boy from a shopping trolley while his grandmother is at the till at the The Crescent mall in Umhlanga, Durban.
When she realised the boy was gone, the grandmother ran outside and confronted the fleeing guard and retrieved her grandson.
He has now been charged with kidnapping and police say his motivations are 'unclear'.
Many had to be wondering exactly what the hell was going on as a crazed Mount Vernon woman working at the fast-food chain had a bizarre and scary meltdown.
The video shows a 48-year-old employee at the Bronx Burger King swinging the restaurant's door before being confronted by a male customer. The woman responded by making what sounds like hissing noises while pointing and locking her hands like she was casting a magic spell on the man.
She then runs in and then out of the kitchen before attacks a sitting coworker without warning. Another woman and two men can be seen trying to pull her off of the woman. This doesn't go too well.
Finally, the police arrive and arrest the "possessed" woman, as she can repeatedly be heard yelling "Don't touch me!".