Thursday 18 January 2018

In brief: Officer sues over hair in deli bagel

A police officer is suing a New Jersey delicatessen and its cook, who admitted stuffing body hair into the officer's bagel sandwich in revenge for a traffic arrest.

The lawsuit filed by Jeremy Merck, of the Evesham, New Jersey, Police Department seeks unspecified damages from Good Foods to Go in Marlton, New Jersey, and its cook, Ryan Burke.

Clinton's mother dies aged 92

Dorothy Howell Rodham, the mother of US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, died yesterday in Washington. She was 92.

Mrs Rodham died shortly after midnight at George Washington University Hospital surrounded by relatives, according to a statement from the Clinton family. She is survived by her daughter; her son-in-law, former US president Bill Clinton; sons Hugh Rodham and Tony Rodham, and their wives, Maria and Megan; and four grandchildren.

Teen faces jail in Bali over drugs

A 14-year-old Australian is facing up to 12 years in jail accused of possessing marijuana while on holiday with his parents on the Indonesian island of Bali.

The boy, wearing a mask to protect his identity, arrived at Denpasar District Court with his mother for a brief private hearing yesterday. Prosecutor I Gusti Putu Gede Atmaja said afterwards he faced up to 12 years in prison if found guilty of buying 3.6g of marijuana.

Naked driver runs riot in Moscow

A naked and drunk motorist sped through central Moscow, crashing into 17 cars before being stopped by police who chased him across a large part of the capital, state TV said.

"When police made him open his door, it became clear he was completely naked," said state TV, showing lines of cars with shattered windscreens and battered sides.

Couple arrested on sandwich theft

A pregnant woman and her husband were arrested for allegedly stealing two sandwiches at a supermarket in Honolulu, Hawaii, resulting in their three-year-old daughter being put into state care for 18 hours, officials said at the weekend.

The supermarket that called the police was a Safeway in Makiki, a neighbourhood in Honolulu. A statement from a company spokesman said Safeway was checking on the incident.

Police fired after working for Paris

Protecting Paris Hilton on the side could put you in danger of losing your real job.

Three Polish police commandos will lose their posts in an elite anti-terrorist unit for serving as bodyguards for the controversial celebrity during a recent visit to Poland.

Fans' last chance to see DJ Savile

Fans of Jimmy Savile will have a final chance to say goodbye to the larger-than-life DJ, broadcaster and fundraiser ahead of his funeral.

Jimmy's body will be taken to a city centre hotel in his home town of Leeds on November 8 so wellwishers can say goodbye to him ahead of a Requiem Mass in the city the following day. The broadcasting icon will be buried in the North Yorkshire seaside resort of Scarborough, which he loved and where he also had a flat.

Huntley's ex gives birth to first child

Maxine Carr -- who provided a false alibi for Soham murderer Ian Huntley -- has become a mother.

The 34-year-old gave birth to her first child earlier this year. The former teaching assistant is believed to have married her child's father, who is aware of her past. Carr, the ex-girlfriend of Huntley, served 21 months in prison for providing him with a false alibi after he murdered Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, both 10, in Soham, Cambridgeshire, in 2002.

Irish Independent

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