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Men's trial over ¤100k cocaine

TWO men allegedly caught with more than €100,000 worth of cocaine are facing trial on the charges.

Brian Rigney (34) and John Halpin (33) were arrested following an operation by members of the Blanchardstown Drug Unit.

It is alleged that gardai raided a house in Blanchardstown and found cocaine with a street value of €120,000 as well as drug paraphernalia.

Rigney, of Fortlawn Avenue, and Halpin, of Whitestown Avenue, both in Blanchardstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of cocaine as well as having the drug for sale or supply. The alleged incident took place at a house at Fortlawn Avenue on December 9, 2011. Judge David McHugh adjourned the case for four weeks.



Killer Bundy's mother dies

The mother of serial killer Ted Bundy has died in her hometown of Tacoma, Washington. She was 88.

In the mid-1970s, Louise Bundy was a married mother-of-five working as a secretary when authorities across the nation began to accuse her eldest son in a series of gruesome killings.

Ted Bundy ultimately confessed to murdering more than 24 women, and was executed in 1989. Louise Bundy called him twice on the day of his execution.



Flag man faces criminal charge

A man who climbed a New Jersey roller coaster swept into the Atlantic Ocean during Superstorm Sandy and unfurled an American flag on it faces a disorderly conduct charge.

Christopher Angelo used a canoe to reach the site. He put the flag in place and then left the coaster and hopped into a police boat.

He was handcuffed and escorted to a police car on the beach in Seaside Heights.