World's oldest man, Auschwitz survivor dies at 113

Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 5:57 AM

A picture taken on January 21, 2016, shows Yisrael Kristal sitting in his home in the Israeli city of Haifa.
Yisrael, an Israeli Holocaust survivor, died Friday at the age of 113.
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A picture taken on January 21, 2016, shows Yisrael Kristal sitting in his home in the Israeli city of Haifa. Yisrael, an Israeli Holocaust survivor, died Friday at the age of 113.(SHULA KOPERSHTOUK/AFP/Getty Images)

Yisrael Kristal, a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp and recognized last year by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday. He was 113, Reuters reported.

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According to Guinness, Kristal was born in Poland on Sept. 15, 1903. At the Auschwitz death camp, his first wife, two children and other family members were killed by the Nazis. He married again after the war and moved to Israel in 1950.

Kristal was awarded a Guinness certificate as the world's oldest man on March 11, 2016, when he was 112 years and 178 days old. He died in Haifa aged 113 years, 330 days, Reuters reported.

Jeanne Calment, a French woman, had the longest confirmed human lifespan, according to Guinness. She died in 1997 at the age of 122.

Video captured by mom shows lightning bolt that nearly killed her son

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 11:26 PM

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Video captured by Argentinian mother Carolina Kotur shows the moment her son was nearly struck by lightning as he played in their yard during a recent storm. Even with other tall objects apparently around him, the electricity seemed to aim right at him.

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The unnamed 12-year-old boy survived the near-strike, reports the Daily Mail. In the moments before the lightning bolt struck, the boy was playing with an umbrella and a drainpipe that was gushing water.

Kotur says she was inside comforting her daughter, who is frightened by such storms, when she began filming.

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“It was morning. I was with my daughter in the room, calming her, because she is scared of lightning, said Kotur. “My son was walking in the rain and I started filming because I was making a joke, and right next to him the lightning struck.”

“Thank God, nothing happened to him,” she added.

The Daily Mail reports that the strong storm system has claimed the lives of people and livestock in Argentina and neighboring Paraguay.

Woman dies after ambulance doesn't show up, police say

Published: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 1:43 AM

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An East Liverpool, Ohio, woman died at a Pittsburgh hospital after police say potentially lifesaving help didn't arrive.

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The officer says he feels defeated. He and his partner found a woman suffering from a brain aneurysm.

Patrolman Jacob Talbott and another officer found the woman unresponsive Saturday morning. 

They said they called right away for an ambulance, and dispatchers said one would be on the way.

But after waiting, they said they called back and were told the EMS crew wasn't coming – and the other two local ambulance companies couldn't come either.

“We were just going to take her to the hospital ourselves. We didn't have time to wait for an ambulance company out of Hancock County in West Virginia,” Talbott said.

So Talbott put the woman in the front seat of his cruiser. The other officer jumped in the back seat and started CPR. They sped off to a local hospital.

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The woman was then flown to a hospital in Pittsburgh, where she died.

“I was holding out hope, saying a lot of prayers, asking for a miracle that she'd make it. Finding out she didn't make it is rather tough,” Talbott said.

Talbott said he wants answers from the ambulance companies and said it's unacceptable that none of them showed up.

“I'm not real happy that an ambulance service committed and five minutes later they no longer have a crew available,” Talbott said. 

The woman's name has not been released.

The name of the company that initially agreed to respond but didn't is Ambulance Service Inc., police said.

The company did not answer WKBN’s request for comment.

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Steve Harvey shares inspirational message about faith and God

Published: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 2:33 AM

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Steve Harvey spent his Sunday reflecting on God.

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Honor God ALWAYS.

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The TV personality shared a moving post with fans on Facebook on Sunday and spoke candidly about his relationship with God and his faith.

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“If you honor God, God gives you grace and faith. Since you can’t buy it, since you can’t purchase grace, you can’t purchase faith, He gives it out to whoever He wants to have it,” Harvey said. “But you can do some things to get more of it.”

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He added: “Gratitude and honor. If you are grateful, He will give you more things to be grateful for. If you honor Him and give Him credit, you give Him the praise and the honor, He will do things for you that you can’t even explain. He will reveal stuff to you that you will never know. He’ll show you things your eyes can’t see. That’s the beauty of gratitude and honoring Him.”

Funeral ruined when men show up with guns, refuse to leave, police say

Published: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 2:07 AM

Kavon Woods and Gregory Dunlap
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Kavon Woods and Gregory Dunlap(Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

Two men were arrested and two juveniles were issued summons after they allegedly disrupted a funeral ceremony with a display of guns and loud music.

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The incident happened Saturday at a cemetery in Whitehaven, Tennessee.

Police were called to the scene by the mother of the deceased person for whom the funeral was being held. She told officers a group of males drove up in several vehicles and began hanging out the window with guns in their hands.

The funeral home workers became so fearful that the left the burial ceremony, according to a police report.

When officers arrived, they told everyone not attending the service to leave. Several individuals, including Kavon Woods and Gregory Dunlap, began yelling and said they didn’t have to leave, according to the report. Woods allegedly turned up the volume of the music in his car to further disrupt the ceremony.

Woods, Dunlap and two juveniles were taken into custody.

Police said Woods’ vehicle was blocking others from leaving. It was towed from the scene. Inside, officers found a .45 caliber Glock magazine containing six bullets in the center console, the report stated.

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Officers later learned Dunlap was the driver of another vehicle on the scene. Several funeral goers reported seeing guns placed inside the car before police arrived.

After securing permission, police searched the car and found a .45 caliber Glock 36 with a magazine containing 10 bullets, a .40 caliber Glock 23 with one chambered round and an extended clip with 20 rounds, and a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson bullet. The Glock 23 was stolen, according to a check run on the guns.

The two juveniles were issued summons and released to their parents.

Woods and Dunlap were charged with disorderly conduct. Both have since bonded out of jail.

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