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Thursday 19 October 2017

Car overturns and kills man

A 71-year old man died in the early hours of yesterday morning on his property in Glaslough, Co Monaghan.

It is believed that the man, named locally as Howard Wallace, had been attempting to roll-start his car on his own when it careered down a lane way and overturned.

The retired haulier had just returned home from hospital on Thursday evening after being treated for an illness.

Garda confirmed that one vehicle was involved in the accident; it is believed Mr Wallace was found around 5am. The pensioner is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Mother stabs teacher in class

Authorities say the mother of a pupil at a pre-school in Albi, southern France, stabbed a teacher to death in front of her class, on the last day of the school year.

The education minister said the mother apparently had "serious psychiatric problems." Police said she was taken into custody.

Train smash injures 33

Police say a train has collided with a truck at a railway crossing in southwestern Germany, leaving 33 people injured - four of them seriously.

The accident happened at Talhausen, south of Stuttgart.

The truck driver and a passenger were lightly injured. Thirty-one people aboard the train were also hurt.

Elvis act in firearms arrest

An Elvis impersonator who sparked a 24-hour armed police hunt has been charged with a weapons offence.

Derrel Weaver (60), is accused of unlawful possession of a firearm.

Police closed a primary school and surrounded and sealed off the village of Widegates, Cornwall, last week over fears that Weaver could have access to firearms.

The manhunt was launched following an alleged domestic-related incident at Weaver's home, on June 26. He was arrested the following day.

Albums released by Weaver, include covers of numerous Elvis songs such as Blue Suede Shoes and Return To Sender.

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