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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Man dumped murder 'clues'

An Albanian man who pleaded guilty to disposing of two pieces of evidence in a Dublin murder case will be sentenced next week.

Kastriot Boza (38), of Newgrove Avenue, Sandymount, admitted disposing of a meat knife and a blood-stained carpet with intent to impede the apprehension of a person he knew or believed to be guilty of murder.

Boza pleaded guilty to the charges, which took place at a flat in Cabra Park on or about January 6 and 7, 2009. He was remanded in custody for sentencing on February 6.



Seinfeld actor



dies aged 77

Veteran British actor Ian Abercrombie, who played Elaine's boss Mr Pitt on Seinfeld and was the voice of Chancellor Palpatine in the animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, has died at 77.

A friend, Cathy Lind Hayes, said he died from complications of kidney failure and had recently been diagnosed with lymphoma.

Essex-born Abercrombie began his career as a dancer and made his American stage debut in a 1951 production of Stalag 17.



Youth left car on roundabout

A YOUTH who parked a van in the middle of a busy roundabout in Dublin during a stand-off with gardai been remanded on bail pending sentence.

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children's Court to parking dangerously in Santry, on September 27, 2010. Gardai had been trying to seize an untaxed car from a motorist when a group of his friends and relatives arrived and confronted officers.

The teen got into a van, parked it in the roundabout then threw the keys away.



Kansas salutes Dorothy's Toto

A Kansas state legislator is trying to give the dog breed that played Toto in The Wizard Of Oz a leg up by making it a state symbol.

Ed Trimmer's bill would designate the Cairn Terrier the official dog of the state -- which also has an official tree and grass.

Brenda Moore, who works with the South Central Kansas Kennel Club, says the breed was chosen because of its role in the film.

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