Thursday 12 December 2019

Night terror for walker who fell off a cliff while asleep

An outcropping situated in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky. A 27 year old man suffered minor injuries after plummeting down a steep incline in the northern part of the Daniel Boone National Forest early last Thursday, a few yards into his night-time stroll.
An outcropping situated in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky. A 27 year old man suffered minor injuries after plummeting down a steep incline in the northern part of the Daniel Boone National Forest early last Thursday, a few yards into his night-time stroll.

An Ohio man fell 60 feet off a cliff while sleepwalking in a national forest in Kentucky, but suffered only minor injuries, officials said yesterday.

Ryan Campbell, 27, was camping with his friends in the northern part of the Daniel Boone National Forest early last Thursday when he plummeted down a steep incline a few yards into his night-time stroll.

Ungodly work

A writer in Utah has sued another writer for allegedly copying her Christian romance novel, adding "graphic sex scenes," and then selling the story, court records showed.

Established Christian novelist Rachel Ann Nunes said in a suit filed in a federal Utah court late last month that her book, 'A Bid for Love', was plagiarised by Tiffanie Rushton's "eerily similar" story, 'The Auction Deal', court records show.

The long way round

A Maryland man alleged to have cocaine on his face and clothes and to be driving while drunk was arrested after he told an officer he thought he was in Chicago, not Maryland.

Artis Ray Gordon, 69, of Baltimore, was arrested on Friday night when a state trooper responded to a car accident outside of Baltimore, the spokesman said.

Bare cheek

A Paris court has thrown out a legal case against nine activists who bared their breasts in a rowdy protest inside Notre Dame Cathedral, ruling that there was insufficient evidence of any material damage.

Prosecutors had sought fines against the activists from feminist group Femen, who pounded a huge church bell in the landmark Paris cathedral in February last year to express anger at the Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage.

Twice caught

Police have arrested a California man who they say stole the same Ferrari - twice.

Earnie Hooks, of Los Angeles, was arrested last week behind the wheel of the €193,000 car. Court records said he has pleaded not guilty to car theft and resisting police.

Police in Fontana said they stopped Hooks at a drink-driving checkpoint on August 29 and discovered that the black 2014 Ferrari 458 Spider he was driving had been reported stolen. Hooks drove away from the checkpoint and later abandoned the car, which was impounded.

The next morning, he stole it from the impound police lot. Police caught him in it days later.

Irish Independent

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