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Teen refuses probation offer

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy, who pleaded guilty to attacking a man in a shop, has been locked up for four months after turning down a chance of probation.

Judge O'Connor noted from a pre-sentence probation report that the boy has not come to further garda attention and had admitted culpability. But the teenager was not remorseful and did not show any empathy for his victim, the court heard.

The defence lawyer stated the boy did not want to be placed on probation. The judge said the court had little option but to impose the detention sentence.


Former Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly has become a mother.

The 33-year-old - now known to TV audiences for her role in Mr Selfridge - and her husband Ryan Clark became parents to baby girl Orla on Tuesday.

Kelly bowed out of Corrie in 2012 following a six-year stint in the soap playing Becky McDonald.

The actress said that she was "overwhelmed with joy to announce the arrival of our daughter".


A retired police captain who allegedly shot a man in a cinema because he was texting, sent a text himself moments before the incident.

According to records released by prosecutors, Curtis Reeves texted his son, who was on his way to the cinema in Pasco, Florida, saying he was inside the building.

Reeves (71) has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Chad Oulson on January 13.


Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has been found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.

The 62-year-old, one of the most powerful figures in German football, was charged with dodging €3.5m in taxes via an undeclared Swiss bank account.

But when his trial opened on Monday, he admitted to avoiding €15m more. An examination of documents provided to investigators before the trial revealed that he owed €27.2m in total.