Woman Hides Dead Baby in Closet

August 31, 2014
Broken Dreams

Broken Dreams

Police in Kraków have arrested a woman who hid the remains of her newborn in a closet. She gave birth at home; it is as of yet unknown whether or not the baby was born alive. The police were first notified by one of her neighbours who noticed a bloodied shopping bag in the trash container around the block. When police officers began to investigate, they heard from various sources that one of the residents of the building had been pregnant and, presumably, had given birth, but the baby was nowhere to be seen. The police then interviewed the woman. At first, she denied having had been pregnant altogether; however, as the police continued to question her, she admitted that she had been expecting a child but the baby was stillborn. She claimed to have buried the body by the road near the housing estate. The police searched the place but could not find the remains. Only then did the woman reveal that she kept the dead newborn at home, hidden in a closet. Now, depending on the autopsy results, the woman will face charges of desecrating human remains and possibly murder.
interia.pl

Subscribe to Newzar here


Hunting Games

August 26, 2014
Armed Danger

Armed Danger

A hunting rifle has five times the power of a Kalashnikov. The bullet can rip through the organs of a human body, leaving no chance of survival. The Polish Hunting Association (Polski Związek Łowiecki) has safety regulations in place to minimise the risk of anyone getting hurt whenever one of its 116,000 members goes hunting. Nevertheless, this sport claims lives every year. In August, a 60-year-old man was hunting in a forest near Łęczyca (Łódź province). A bullet from his rifle hit 21-year-old Łukasz who was sitting in a car, 300 metres from the shooter. It only took a couple of minutes for Łukasz to bleed out and die. Now, the hunter is being accused of involuntary manslaughter, but the tragedy could well have been averted had the 60-year-old removed cartridges from the rifle upon exiting hid hideout, as PZŁ regulations dictate. Although hunters are required to participate in annual training sessions, in reality no consequences await those who cannot shoot well. What is more, hunters’ health is not controlled past the initial tests necessary to receive a license; after that, only their own better judgement can prevent them from hunting should they, for example, develop an eye condition.
Gazeta Wyborcza

Get Newzar directly by email


LOT Passengers Afraid of Ukraine

July 26, 2014
No Ukraine Fly

No Ukraine Fly

The last days saw the unspeakable horror of the Malaysian aircraft disaster in which 295 people lost their lives. The plane was shot down during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. While the culprit of the disaster still remains unknown, Polish citizens who often visit Ukraine are becoming increasingly scared of crossing the Polish-Ukrainian border. Many customers of LOT Polish Airlines have already bought tickets to Ukraine, but are now wondering whether they should stay in Poland. In order to calm their fears, a LOT spokesperson claims that there are no flights near the danger zone in Ukraine. Those passengers, however, who are travelling to Odessa, Lviv or Kiev within the next few days can change the date of their flight without any additional fees. This procedure is applicable only for tickets for flights scheduled between 17 July and 15 August. Passengers who have such tickets can choose another date within a 12-month period. This will enable LOT customers to avoid unnecessary stress during their journey. Nevertheless, to pacify those who have to fly to Poland’s eastern neighbour and are still afraid, LOT stresses that the area that is now rife with separatists is not included on its flight paths. Even flights to Far Eastern countries do not fly over the danger zone in Eastern Ukraine. Those who are flying to Moscow or Tbilisi should not be anxious: the flight paths are also safe. Passengers who want to change the date of their flight should visit the LOT official website. What is more, special telephone lines have been activated for those who do not have access to the internet.
gazeta.pl

Get Newzar here for free


Mysterious Death

July 25, 2014
Shrouded in Mystery

Shrouded in Mystery

In Zawiercie, Silesia, a 21-year-old man died shortly after being examined by doctors in a local hospital. He arrived at the hospital with seemingly superficial injuries, which he attributed to an accidental fall. After being discharged, the young man left with a female friend, who had accompanied him to the hospital, to her place. The woman popped out for a while and when she returned she found her friend lying unconscious on the floor. She called for help, but EMTs were unable to resuscitate the man. The cause of death has not been determined, pending autopsy and toxicology results; however, the police have been able to ascertain that the man consumed large quantities of alcohol just prior to his sudden death. Meanwhile, friends of the 21-year-old have informed the media that the young man was assaulted by the police, which was why he supposedly had to go to hospital in the first place. The police say that there is no truth to these revelations. Nevertheless, on Saturday evening, a group of about twenty people who believe there is much more to the story, protested in front of the local police station.
tvn24.pl

Get Newzar here for free


Tragic Summer in Warsaw

July 23, 2014
Watery Death

Watery Death

Since the holiday season started, 22 people have already drowned in the province of Masovia (up to the start of July); 18 of them in Warsaw or the surrounding area. Warsaw Metropolitan Police informs us that there are several particularly dangerous places on the water map of Masovia, where the number of accidents is highest. These so-called “black spots” have even been signposted for safety reasons. This year, there will be 13 new spots added to the already existing 90. The greatest number of tragic accidents has taken place on so-called wild beaches. A large number of drownings were registered last year: up to 62 in Masovia, including 37 in Warsaw and its surroundings, which was more than during the past 2 years put together. This year is also not promising to be a good year by looking at the already high number of people who have lost their lives. “Alcohol and recklessness are, unfortunately, the main reasons why people drown. Other tragic accidents are the result of ignorance, especially amongst the youngest, most inexperienced swimmers, who do not realise that calm-looking water may be rough or have a swift current under the surface,” according to Adam Struzik of the Warsaw Metropolitan Police. “Many people from Warsaw enjoy sun and nice weather beside the water. Unfortunately, every year fatal are accidents caused by a lack of concern for safety,” he added.
wp.pl

Subscribe to Newzar here

 


Skye McCole Bartusiak Dies at 21

July 23, 2014
RIP Skye McCole Bartusiak

RIP Skye McCole Bartusiak

Skye McCole Bartusiak, an American actress of Polish descent, was found dead in her apartment in Texas. The cause of death is unknown, but according to various media reports, the 21-year-old actress died in her sleep. Skye made her film debut at the age of seven in “The Prophet’s Game”, but was best known for playing Mel Gibson’s daughter in “The Patriot”. Her credits include guess appearances in numerous popular television series, such as “Lost”, “24”, “CSI”, “House”, “Law and Order: SVU”. She received three nominations to the Young Artist Awards, one of them for her role in “The Patriot”, which Skye said was her personal favourite. She starred in various movies, including “Don’t Say a Word” alongside Michael Douglas and, most recently, in “Sick Boy”. Her death has been confirmed by her long-time friend and fellow actress Abigail Breslin, who wrote on Twitter: “One of my very good friends and someone who was like a sister to me, Skye McCole Bartusiak passed away today. So devastated”.
tvn24.pl

Subscribe to Newzar here


Mother Refuses to Accept Son’s Death

July 18, 2014
Heartbreaking

Heartbreaking

According to doctors, 17-year-old Kamil died on Friday, after suffering serious injuries in a car accident. His father has agreed that the teenager’s organs should be donated for transplantation. Kamil’s mother, however, refuses to accept that he has passed away and demands that the death certificate is annulled, so that she can move her son to another medical facility for treatment. For the last few days, a group of people who knew Kamil has been demonstrating in front of the hospital in which the 17-year-old died. The protesters do not believe that their friend is brain-dead and say that his doctors are too eager to go ahead with the transplants. According to friends of Kamil, he is about to be “murdered for his organs”, which is why they “came to make sure that the doctors knew that someone was watching”. Kamil’s father says that even though he understands his ex-wife’s position, he believes the doctors when they tell him that nothing can be done for his child. He adds, “If the doctors could transplant Kamil’s organs, they would be able to save other people’s lives, and, in that way, Kamil would live on, his heart beating in another person”. The doctors have assured the mother that no steps would be taken without both parents’ consent.
tvn24.pl

Subscribe to Newzar here


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 354 other followers