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Dodger Stadium Storage Shed Catches Fire Again


The Dodger Stadium storage shed that caught fire Saturday night during a baseball game, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, caught fire again early Monday morning. This last fire was reported at 5 a.m. and was put out within fifteen minutes. Los Angeles fire spokesman Erik Scott said the fire appeared to be rekindled from the Saturday night fire.

“This appears to be a small smoldering fire from the previous fire,” he said. “There is no indication this was a separate fire.”

On Saturday night, it took firefighters about 20 minutes and 41 firefighters to put out a fire involving paper products in the same storage room at the stadium. The Saturday night fire occurred while the Dodgers were playing the Florida Marlins.

Tonight, the Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies.

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A Craigslist.org Hookup Leaves Math Teacher Arrested

Ashraf Boulos Hindi, a math teacher in the William S. Hart School District in Santa Clarita has been arrested in a Ventura County Sheriff’s sting operation at a Motel 6 in Camarillo, where the suspect allegedly provided drugs to an undercover deputy, authorities said.

Apparently, 29-year old Hindi hooked up with a sheriff’s investigator posing as a female seeking companionship through Craigslist.org where he began interacting with her on May 28. To further lure the "adult female," and sheriff’s investigator, Hindi offered to bring cocaine, marijuana and alcohol to the motel, according to Ventura County Sgt. John J. Gleason, where they were to meet.

When Hindi arrived at the Motel 6 about 3 p.m., investigators took him into custody without incident and found him to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana, authorities said.

Hindi was arrested on suspicion of transporting and offering a controlled substance and possession of controlled substance, and booked into Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Hindi’s employment as a high school teacher was confirmed and the school officials notified, Gleason said. Further investigation turned up cocaine at his Canyon Country home.

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Woman Severs Attacker’s Penis And Delivers It To Police As Evidence

Bag with PenisMonju Begum, 40, married and a mother of three children, says her neighbour Mozammel Haq Mazi had been harassing her for the past six months in Mirzapur village, Jhalakathi, about 200km (124 miles) south of the capital, Dhaka. Mazi forced his way into her shanty and started assaulting her. Police say she cut off his penis during this alleged attempt to rape her and she took it to the police station as evidence.

Mr Mazi, who denies the accusation, has been admitted to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital in Barisal town.

“We will arrest him once his condition gets better,” police spokesman Abul Khaer told the BBC.

“She said she fought back and cut off his penis and brought it to our police station in a polythene bag to prove that Mr Mazi tried to rape her,” said Khaer.

“She has registered a case accusing him of attempted rape,” he said.

“It is quite an unusual incident. As far as I am aware, this is the first time that a woman has brought a severed penis to the police station as evidence.”

Mr. Mazi, who denies the allegations, states “we were having an affair and recently she suggested that both of us can go and settle down in Dhaka.”

“I refused and told her that I cannot leave my wife and children, so she took revenge on me.”

Prof AMSM Sharfuzzaman, a senior surgeon at the hospital told the BBC it had not been possible to reattach his penis. “Police brought his severed penis several hours after the incident,” he said. “We are treating him so that he can urinate normally without the penis.”

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