LOCAL SF & BAY AREA:
According to the Examiner last night, one 23-year-old Matthew Leydem of San Francisco mistakenly fell off a cliff above Ocean Beach yesterday. He was OK though, as the Fire Department was able to pull him back up using a harness and no injuries were reported.MORE ›
Robert Klatt, 32, was charged with child molestation on Tuesday. The San Jose minister is accused of “lewd and lascivious acts with a minor for allegedly victimizing two junior-high-age youths.” Witnesses and potential victims are urged to call Detective Latendresse of the San Jose Police Department’s sexual assault unit at 408-277-4102. For those who want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP or visit svcrimestopper.org. [CBS 5]
The SFPD released the following video of the man in a wheelchair who was shot by officers at 10th and Howard and streets in SoMa on Tuesday. According to The Chronicle, “A witness used his cell phone to capture the shooting on video, which shows four officers surrounding the suspect in his wheelchair. In the video, one of the officers shoots the suspect using a beanbag gun, and the suspect appears to throw the knife aside. A split second later the suspect is shot in the groin with a handgun.” MORE ›
Close Great White Shark encounter caught on video
Breaking news stories from Western Australia
Toronto Star Staff
Two fishermen got quite the fright when a Great White Shark began circling their small vessel off the southeast coast of Australia. The two men filmed the estimated 16 foot shark circling their vessel, but quickly took off once the animal lunged at their boat. “It almost took the motor off,” one man is heard saying. “I was pretty quick to jump on the throttle and get on outta there,” said another. Shark teeth were found embedded in their propeller when they reached the shore.
Passengers Subdue Potential Hijacker On Turkish Jet
by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A Turkish Airlines passenger claiming to have a bomb tried to force his way into the cockpit on a flight from Norway to Istanbul on Wednesday, but he was subdued by others and the plane landed safely, Turkish media reported. There were no injuries.
The man was arrested after Flight 1754 from Oslo landed at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport at 9:30 p.m. and police said he did not have any explosives, Anatolia news agency reported. The agency said he began shouting threats on the flight after putting on a ski mask, and demanded that the plane return to Oslo.
However, two passengers were able to restrain him, according to Anatolia. Earlier, it said the man, identified by Anatolia as 40-year-old Cuma Yasar, was subdued by flight attendants. Anatolia said the man was carrying a card identifying him as a disabled person. No further details on the man and his motive were immediately available.
The Boeing 737-800 was carrying 60 passengers, including a child, and seven crew members.
Angry Witches Cast Spells To Protest Romanian Taxes
by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Solace for world leaders trying to enforce painful austerity measures: At least you’re not running Romania.
Angry witches are using cat excrement and dead dogs to cast spells on the president and government who are forcing them to pay taxes. Also in the eye of the taxman are fortune tellers, who should have seen it coming. Read More : Click