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Sunday 17 December 2017

Speeding cases dismissed

A JUDGE has dismissed three alleged speeding offences detected by GoSafe vans including a summons for non-payment brought against a limited company. Judge Paul Kelly made the rulings at yesterday's sitting of Carndonagh District Court.

The defendant in one case was listed as 'Eddie McDaid Construction Limited' a company with an address at 14 Maxwell Road, Rathmines.

A vehicle registered to the company had been detected doing 89km/hr in an 80km/h zone at Cashel, Carndonagh on March 28 this year. A subsequent fixed penalty hadn't been paid.

Judge Kelly said that he could not convict a limited company on the charge.

Two other cases were also dismissed against motorists who said they hadn't received the original fixed penalty notices. Death of Elvis photographer

Alfred Wertheimer (85), the photographer whose photographs of Elvis Presley documented the start of a legendary career, has died. Wertheimer's editor and gallery curator, Chris Murray, said Wertheimer died of natural causes at his New York apartment.

Among the most famous shots is "The Kiss," a photo of Elvis nuzzling a woman fan backstage.

Priscilla Presley said Tuesday that no photographer was able to get as close with Elvis ever again.

Jonestown victims buried

Five victims of the 1978 mass suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, have been laid to rest in Oakland, California, after their cremated remains were recently discovered inside an abandoned funeral home in Delaware.

The remains were buried in a grave where more than 400 other unclaimed or unidentified Jonestown victims are interred..

Mob charge for 'Skinny Joey'

The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob could face more prison time after a judge summoned him for a parole violation hearing.

Federal prosecutors say Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino (52) met up with fellow mobsters during his three years of supervised release in the Miami area.

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