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Sunday 17 December 2017

Teen accused of death threat

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy accused of threatening to slit his social worker's throat has been remanded on continuing bail pending directions from the DPP.

The HSE social worker was threatened and prevented from getting out of her car during the alleged incident, which went on for 30 to 40 minutes, the Dublin Children's Court has already heard.

The boy had initially been refused bail at that court after he had been charged with damaging to the social worker's car and threatening to kill her in Dublin city centre on April 16.

However the boy was later granted bail in the High Court.



Bus crash firm gets safety rap

A TOUR bus that crashed while returning to Manhattan's Chinatown from a casino, claiming 15 lives, was probably caused by a driver suffering from too little sleep and a bus company that provided too little safety oversight.

The US National Transportation Safety Board said the driver, Ophadell Williams, had almost no sleep in the three days leading up to the March 12, 2011 accident.

Williams has pleaded not guilty in New York to charges of manslaughter and homicide.



Olympics fans glued to telly

SPORTS fans will watch more than 24 hours of television during the 17 days of the Olympic Games, according to new research.

A report, commissioned by digital television service Freeview, found the average viewer will watch 97 minutes a day every day for the duration of the event.

And more than eight million people will share their experience online with more than 180 million Olympic-inspired tweets expected to be sent during the games.



Will And Grace star to divorce

ACTRESS Debra Messing has filed for divorce from her writer-producer husband.

The former Will And Grace star filed her petition in Los Angeles citing irreconcilable differences.

Messing married Daniel Zelman in September 2000 but the couple separated in February 2010. They have an eight-year-old son.

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