Thursday 14 December 2017

Shopkeeper (27) facing trial

A SHOPKEEPER accused of handling more than €9,000 in stolen euro notes is facing trial on the charge.

Radu Budai (27) is facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court after the matter was deemed to be too serious for the District Court.

The defendant, of Reuben Street in Rialto, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with handling stolen property. The alleged incident took place at the AIB Bank, Annesley Bridge, North Strand, Dublin 3, on September 23 last year.

Judge Anthony Halpin adjourned the matter for six weeks to a date in March.

20 crashes on 3-mile stretch

About 20 vehicles were involved in crashes along a three-mile stretch of road in northern Tennessee, as a winter storm dumped several inches of snow on parts of America's South, blinding motorists.

The eight crashes on Interstate 75 were originally reported by Campbell County dispatch as a chain-reaction pile-up that involved 10 to 15 vehicles including multiple tractor-trailers and a Greyhound bus. Police said a child was seriously injured.

Protesters fight on in Senegal

Protesters demanding the departure of Senegal's ageing president seized control of a three-street stretch in the heart of the capital Dakar, erecting barricades and throwing rocks at police as demonstrations intensified just days before a contentious election.

The state-owned news service confirmed the death of a young man in a suburb of the capital where the demonstrations later spread.

President Abdoulaye Wade (85) is insisting on running again, despite the deepening unrest.

Avalanche near ski resort kills 3

An avalanche near a popular ski resort in Washington state killed three people.

John Gifford, general manager at the Stevens Pass ski area, said he was unsure how many people were caught up in yesterday's slide, or whether there were additional injuries. But he said up to eight people initially reported as missing had been accounted for.

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