Boar ends up in cesspit

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Fire fighters called to save a couple from drowning in a cesspool found a wild boar stuck in the mud. Firemen rushed to a farm in Thalheim near Wels in Upper Austria yesterday (Thurs) after a caller claimed the owners of the estate were about to die in a liquid manure tank. However, all the […]

Hobby hairdresser convicted over gun mishap

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A 50-year-old woman from Lower Austria has received a suspended jail sentence for shooting an elderly woman by accident. The 77-year-old woman was at the offender’s home to have her hair done before attending a birthday party. She was hit by a bullet into the neck while sitting under a hood drier when the hobby […]

Drug racket exposed

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Upper Austrian investigators smashed what is believed to be one of the busiest drug trafficking organisations of the country.The four suspects – three men and one woman aged between 19 and 27 – are accused of having dealt with heroin and marijuana worth 160,000 Euros. The illegal substances were smuggled into Austria from Eastern Europe […]

Kid stuck in gate

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Fire fighters freed a boy who got trapped in an iron gate with his head, it was reported today (Weds).A woman called the local fire brigade for help after spotting how six-year-old Leon could not get back or forth in Wels, Upper Austria, on Monday evening. The kid got away unscathed after firemen freed him […]

Night-time shooter ‘forgot’ about flats

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An elderly Upper Austrian man who shot at a house in New Year’s Eve claimed he “forgot” that the building was located in the direction he fired at.Police in Wels have been investigating after a bullet went through the window of a family’s flat in Wels shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve. The horrified […]

Police warn of bathing salts drug craze

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More and more teenagers are consuming bathing salts to get high, police officials have warned.Hermann Feldbacher, a drug expert at the Upper Austrian police department, said today (Fri): “There is a trend for an increasing number of very young addicts to buy bathing salts, incense sticks and other cheap products.”Speaking to Viennese newspaper Heute, Feldbacher […]

Allergic AC/DC fans make full recovery

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All of the dozens of AC/DC fans who needed treatment for showing allergic reactions during a concert on Saturday will make a full recovery, medical officials in Wels have announced.Around 150 visitors of the Australian hard rock legends’ concert in the Upper Austrian city had to be treated after they complained about burning eyes.Doctors found […]

Five-year-old boy rescued from postal container

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A five-year-old boy has been rescued by volunteer firemen after getting trapped inside a postal container.The inquisitive Upper Austria lad had been playing with the one-cubic-metre container when he fell inside, the lid closing on top of him.His panicked mum who saw the incident quickly called the Wels firebrigade who cut him free from the […]

WWII bombs call AC/DC’s Wels concert into question

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A concert by Australian rock legends AC/DC at an Austrian airport could be cancelled because of unexploded WWII bombs.State broadcaster ORF reported yesterday (Weds), that the concert venue – the airport in Wels, Upper Austria – had been the target of heavy bombing by the Allies during the war.It added that Helmut Track, the city […]