Saturday, October 27, 2018

Convicted murderer set free by Detroit judge

Fox 2 Detroit photo

He spent 17 years in prison. For a murder he didn't commit. Now a 48-year-old Detroit man is - finally - free.

With the utterance by the judge of the simple words, "I will grant the people's motion. Mr. Ahmed the case against you is dismissed," Mubarez Ahmed became a free man.

It was an emotional moment for him. "I wanted to tear up." Ahmed said. But he maintained his composure in court.

Ahmed was convicted in 2002 on two counts of second degree murder. After two people were shot dead in their car on Detroit's west side.

But his conviction was vacated after the sole identifying witness recanted her testimony.

Twenty-five student attorneys at the University of Michigan's Innocence Clinic spent nine years working to get him out of prison.

It's a story I reported on on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.

Friday, October 26, 2018

An Ontario woman is charged with practicing witchcraft!

It's not quite Halloween yet. And it's not Salem.

But a Canadian woman is being charged with witchcraft.

And when I heard it, I knew I had to report it on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.

The 27-year-old woman is facing charges of fraud, possession of property obtained by crime and -- believe it or not -- pretending to practice witchcraft.

York Regional Police say the woman bilked a senior citizen over more than $600,000. 

They say Samantha Stevenson -- known ''professionally'' as Psychic Evanna Lopez -- convinced the 67-year-old man to sell his home and then give her the cash. In order to rid himself of evil spirits.

Cops want a lot of publicity on this case. So that other older folks don't get similarly tricked.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Bridezilla alert: Bride fattens up bridesmaids before the wedding because, you know, no one can outshine the bride!

At a wedding no woman is supposed to look better than the bride. But one woman in Australia went a long way to be sure she'd be better looking than her bridesmaids. Such a long way that I just had to report this on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.

The woman -- only identified by the Australian website Whimn as "Penny" -- says she and her sisters have always been competitive.

Yes, the bridesmaids are her sisters. Her slightly-fatter-than-her sisters.

She admits that after she got engaged, she started serving her sisters special breakfast smoothies in order to fatten them up before the wedding.

It worked. Her two sisters had to alter their bridesmaid dresses before they could fit in them in order to stand up at her wedding!

Here's a math equation for you: Spiders + blowtorch = fire!

A man uses a blowtorch to kill spiders in a Fresno, California home. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, I did a story about this on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115 that explains what could -- and did go wrong!

The good news is, he may very well have gotten rid of the spiders. But in the process, he set the home on fire.

And worse for him -- it wasn't his house. He was house sitting for his parents.

Fresno firefighters say the guy wanted to rid the house of black widow spiders. So he decided to use the blowtorch on them. Setting off a two-alarm fire that gutted the attic and the second story of the house.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Why did this kid bring a microwave oven, of all things, to school?

His school banned book bags as being unsafe.

So one student decided to try something a little different to get around the rule.

Jacob Ford says he found the new rule at Britain's Spalding Grammar  School ''ridiculous." So he decided to carry a microwave oven with his books inside to classes. And when I heard about this, I knew it was my kind of story to report on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.

He -- and probably some of his schoolmates -- found his silent protest funny. But the school didn't go along with his joke. And suspended Ford for two days.

The new rule was put into place after younger students were struck in the face or knocked backwards by bags swinging around in the corridors. 

It didn't take this jailbird very long to commit a crime after he was released

Kevin E. Jones

What do you do if you're released from jail but have no way of getting home?

Cops in Topeka, Kansas say one jailbird decided to steal a car. And now finds himself behind bars. Again.

They tell us his flirtation with freedom was short-lived. And that story was so interesting, I had to report it on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.

Police say 33-year-old Kevin E. Jones was released from the Shawnee County Jail. And helped himself to a car. A car that was parked in the jail parking lot!

Cops say they know it was Jones. Because they captured the theft on cam.

And it didn't take them long to catch up with him either. Responding, they say, to a 911 call of a man breaking into a car.

They say when they got there, they found Jones being held by neighbors.

And the car stolen from the jail? Well, it was parked nearby.