Salzburg judge charged for possession of child pornography

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Salzburg Juvenile Court Judge, Peter H. appeared in court himself yesterday for possession of child pornography. The 47-year-old has been sentenced to five months behind bars and a 2,250 Euro fine.  Whilst his career as a magistrate is over he will still keep his new position in the Department of Justice. The criminal would only […]

Gunpowder experiment puts pensioner in clinic

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An elderly man was seriously injured as he charged a cannon. The 70-year-old was engulfed in flames at his home yesterday morning (Thurs) when the gunpowder he wanted to stick into the weapon detonated in his hands. He suffered burns all over his body and severe injuries to both hands, according to the police in […]

Tyrol hit by power cut double strike

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The Innsbruck area has been affected by a power cut for a second time in as many days. Local electricity providers said today (Thurs) around 3,000 households had been affected by the 45-minute disruption yesterday afternoon. They explained investigations into the cause were ongoing. Tyrolean officials stressed that the most recent incident was unrelated to […]

Cows rescued from fire

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Twenty cattle were saved after lightning struck at a farm in Lower Austria. Eleven fire brigades consisting of 130 men managed to herd the animals out of the barn just in time. The fire fighters also ensured that the flames would not spread to the adjacent house of the farming family. No one was injured […]

More than 600 recruits did drugs last year

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Nearly 700 conscripts tested positive on drugs last year, the defence ministry has announced.The ministry – which is headed by Social Democrat (SPÖ) Norbert Darabos – was pressed to reveal the figure after the Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ) filed a request in the federal parliament. The opposition party was informed yesterday (Thurs) […]

Burned body is missing mum, police say

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A young mother-of-two who had been missing for more than half a year was found dead in Slovakia.Police in Bratislava said today (Thurs) that a burned corpse found in the Slovakian capital recently was identified as Flora S. in a DNA sample check. The 28-year-old waitress based in Vienna’s Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus district was reported as missing […]

Internet user gets €150,000 bill for two days

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A Styrian woman had the shock of her life when she was informed by her internet provider that she amassed a 150,000-Euro bill in two days.The 53-year-old from Bad Aussee decided to inform the police who assigned a team of internet fraud experts to examine the issue. An investigator said today (Thurs) that felons based […]

Intercell names new CEO

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Struggling vaccine developer Intercell AG has presented a new company chief.The Vienna-based research firm said today (Thurs) board member Thomas Lingelbach will take over as CEO next Tuesday (10 May). Current head Gerd Zettlmeissl will leave the company “to pursue other personal and professional interests,” Intercell added.Lingelbach has been the company’s COO since 2006. He […]

Forstinger under fire for ‘Wehrmacht’ gas can sale

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A leading car equipment chain has apologised after it emerged that it offered a petrol can named after a World War Two (WWII) military force.Forstinger, which runs around 120 stories across Austria, promised today (Thurs) to remove the “Wehrmacht” gas canister from its shelves within the next few days after a member of the Austrian […]

One in three women consider plastic surgery

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A third of Austrian women can imagine undergoing cosmetic surgery, a poll has revealed.Researcher Marketagent said today (Thurs) around 33 per cent of women considered plastic surgery as an option, while only one in six men said the same.Breast reductions and enlargements were identified as the most popular potential surgery among women in the poll, […]