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Bail for teen on car ram charge

A YOUTH who denies ramming two Garda vehicles with a car has been remanded on continuing bail pending his hearing at the Dublin Children's Court.

The boy (17) had been charged earlier with failing to stop for gardai, dangerous driving, and criminal damage to four vehicles, including two garda patrol cars, as well driving without a licence or insurance on December 12 last.

Judge Smyth remanded the teenager to appear again on a date in October when the hearing will be held.



Fans vomited on at ball game

A 21-year-old New Jersey man has been jailed for vomiting on another spectator and his 11-year-old daughter in the stands at a baseball game.

Matthew Clemmens admitted the charges in May and was sentenced to one to three months in jail, two years of probation and 50 hours of community service.

Several family members burst into sobs as Clemmens was taken into custody.

The spectator who was vomited on, Michael Vangelo, said his daughter refuses to talk about what happened.



Chinese mine blast kills 15

An explosion at a coal mine in northern China has killed at least 15 people.

Work safety officials at the central and provincial level said today's early morning explosion happened in the dormitory area of the Liugou mine in Linfen city in Shanxi province. The cause of the blast is still under investigation.

China's mining industry is by far the world's deadliest. Accidents and blasts killed more than 2,600 coal miners last year.



Boy to face trial in assault case

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy is to face trial for allegedly attacking a man who was left needing emergency brain surgery.

Judge John Lindsay refused jurisdiction to keep the case in the Children's Court in Dublin and held that it should be sent forward for trial to the Circuit Court, which has wider sentencing powers.

The teenager, who had been refused bail, was further remanded in custody pending the preparation of the book of evidence in the case.


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