first_imgA mother of four of Front Road, West La Penitence, Greater Georgetown is presently battling for her life at a city hospital after she was shot while asleep in the wee hours of Monday morning.Alicia HenryInjured is Alicia Henry, who was shot in her back while she was asleep with her husband and her baby at their home. The shooting occurred at about 02:00h.Reports are that gunmen on motorcycles opened fire in the neighbourbood and bullets hit the walls of Henry’s wooden home.However, one of the bullets penetrated the wall and struck the sleeping woman. Her 11-month-old baby as well as her husband were not injured.When this newspaper visited the area neighbours recalled that they heard a series of loud noises like firecrackers exploding.The house in which the mother of four was shotA female neighbour, stated that it was Alicia’s family began shouting for help that neighbours realised what had occurred.According to reports, the injured woman’s bedroom is towards the front of the house which faces the public road.This newspaper was told that motorcycles were heard passing through the street when the shots were fired.According to neighbours, the injured woman had been rushed to the hospital where she was admitted.last_img read more

first_imgGardai are hunting a man who tried to rob a casino in Letterkenny at knifepoint last night.Man tried to rob casino in LetterkennyThe man entered the Majestic Casino on the town’s Port Road just before 11pm.He produced a knife and then began shouting at staff that he wanted the money. However staff refused to hand over any money and the man fled the scene on foot.He ran up the street towards the Main Street area of the town empty-handed.He is described as being more than 6ft tall and was wearing a navy-coloured jacket with a dark coloured scarf over his face with dark trousers.Witnesses said he spoke with an Irish accent. Nobody was hurt during the attempted raid which last only a couple of minutes.Gardai in Letterkenny have appealed for anybody who may have witnessed the incident or saw the man running up the Port Road in the direction of the town’s Main Street to contact them. STAFF OF CASINO HELD AT KNIFEPOINT DURING ATTEMPTED RAID was last modified: September 14th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:knifeletterkennyMajetic Casinorobberlast_img read more

first_imgThree Indian American attorneys: Preeta Bansal of New York’s Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & From; Sri Srinivasan of O-Melveny & Myers (Washington DC) and Prakash Mehta of Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld (Washington, DC) made the National Law Journal’s list of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America.The list includes such high powered names as presidential troubleshooter Vernon Jordan and American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony Romero.  Related Itemslast_img read more