Sunday 25 February 2018

Groom is suspect in bride murder probe

The groom is being sought after his young bride was stabbed to death hours after their marriage -- her body was found in a bathtub in the silver sequin dress she wore at her wedding reception.

Arnoldo Jimenez (30) is wanted on a first-degree murder warrant after the death of Estrella Carrera (26) said US police in the Chicago suburb of Burbank. "It was a very brutal killing," Captain Joseph Ford said. "Something like this really motivates you to work even harder."

Young robbers (8) fled to playground

This was no ordinary heist. The culprits were a pair of eight-year-olds and they hid their stash at the playground.

Police in Austria's Tyrol province say an employee of a tyre store surprised the two boys during an attempted break-in, a few days after a window was broken and a mobile phone, keys and other objects were taken from the same business. Police said the two fled but were found later at a nearby playground -- and so were the items stolen previously.

'Sickening' Boyle joke rings hollow

Comedian Frankie Boyle has been attacked over his "sickening" comments about 2,100 schoolchildren who formed the Olympic rings in their school grounds to raise money for charity.

The pupils of Bay House School in Gosport, Hampshire, won a new world record by arranging themselves in the shape of the Olympic logo but Boyle described their effort as "the most autistic response to a global sporting event". Caroline Dinenage MP said: "It sickens me, these people spend their lives being spiteful towards others."

'Morality priest' fathered a child

The Legion of Christ religious order admitted that it knew that its most famous priest had fathered a child years ago yet did not remove him from teaching morality to seminarians or speaking publicly about ethics.

The Legion said it was sorry it had not acted "earlier and more firmly" to remove the Reverend Thomas Williams from his ministry as a spokesman, author and television personality.

'Blue Peter' axed from BBC1 slot

Children's television programmes including the long running 'Blue Peter' and 'Newsround' will be moved off BBC1 and BBC2 as part of cost-cutting measures.

The shows will move to digital channels CBBC and CBeebies as part of the Delivering Quality First (DQF) scheme.

Irish Independent

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