Beauty queen, Emma Coronel Aispuro, is attracting widespread media attention this week following the arrest of her husband, infamous drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
The former beauty queen married Guzman on the day she turned 18 years-old during a lavish ceremony in central Mexico in 2007.
Reports vary, but the groom was believed to be 57-years-old at the time. Ever since, officials have kept a close eye on Aispuro because of her close association with the head of the Sinaloa cartel. more >>
Members of a Florida church are protesting an A&G Restaurant in Winter Haven that they say treated two female parishioners overly harshly after the women were arrested last month on allegations that they left the restaurant without paying.
After a mother-daughter lunch at the restaurant on Jan. 14 Ruthena Lewis escorted her mother to the car before returning inside, ostensibly to pay.
But according to police reports, after restaurant staff member Crystal Henson charged Ruthena's credit card, it was declined. Hensen told police that Lewis held the cancel button down while she attempted to process the card. more >>
The Christian fundamentalist school Bob Jones University (BJU) announced on Tuesday that it would be rehiring the sex abuse watchdog group it had terminated in January.
The Greenville, S.C., university confirmed in a statement that it had met in-person with members of Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment in Lynchberg, Va., on Feb. 18 and 19 "to discuss any issues that might stand in the way of GRACE's completion of thorough, transparent and objective review."
The university said the organization, which is led by Liberty University law school professor and Billy Graham's grandson, Boz Tchividian, had "satisfactorily addressed the university's concerns" and that it was "confident the review can be completed in a timely and professional manner." more >>
A 4-month-old baby girl died in New Mexico Sunday after suffering what police describe as an allegedly brutal sexual assault by her mother's 19-year-old boyfriend, the details of which are so graphic they cannot be aired.
"That baby, because of the trauma to her body, was rushed to the hospital right away and a full investigation was launched," Officer Simon Drobik told KOB 4 of the incident prior to the death of the baby, identified as Izabellah. "I literally cannot explain to you what happened because it is so graphic you will not be able to air the charges."
Albuquerque Police in New Mexico said that baby Izabellah was stuck on life support battling brain damage and trauma injuries before she was pronounced dead on Sunday. more >>
The 78-year-old pastor of the world's largest Pentecostal church convicted of embezzling $12 million told his congregation on Sunday that through "this suffering" he had learned that "an individual shouldn't possess anything."
"Besides health, status, fame, authority, money... these are all matters that are outside the body and unworthy of any pursuit," Pastor David Yonggi Cho told Yoido Full Gospel Church, in Seoul, South Korea.
Cho added that he hopes that God forgives him for his actions. more >>
A church in California is selling some of its property in an attempt to pay for the bail of its pastor, who was recently arrested after authorities determined his church to be fraudulently registered.
Members of Fellowship Baptist Church in Vacaville, Calif., held two estate sales over the weekend, the proceeds of which will go to releasing Pastor Mark Lewis, who is held on a $575,000 bond, from jail. One church official told FOX40 that a "few thousand dollars" was raised by selling large furniture from the church's parsonage, as well as selling the church van.
Lewis was first arrested in January for allegedly conspiring with three other adults to throw a Molotov cocktail into the home of former girlfriend Sarah Nottingham. Although the other suspects remained in jail, Lewis was released on a hefty $500,000 bond two days later. more >>