Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Around Slovakia

Gypsy teenagers killed in hit and run
Jozef Štumpel to start season with Slovan
Police arrest bride outside church

Bánovce nad Bebravou
Gypsy teenagers killed in hit and run

Three 15-year old Romany teenagers were killed September 6 at dusk when a speeding car struck them as they were walking along a road in Bánovce nad Bebravou (Trenčín region). Local police apprehended a 28-year old man from Dolné Vestenice that day, who admitted to the killings.
Investigating police found the lower part of a leg (one of the victims') still stuck under the car's bumper. The three dead boys - Štefan C from Veľké Kapušany, Martin T and Ondrej B from Snina - had run away that day from a local Youth Re-education Institute.
The driver had been using a borrowed Fiat Regatta. He said he had not seen the youths walking on the road when he hit them, and that he'd fled the scene for fear of being punished.


Bratislava
Jozef Štumpel to start season with Slovan

Jozef Štumpel, a defenceman with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, signed a one month contract with Slovan Bratislava. Štumpel will play with the defending Extraliga champs while his contract dispute with the Kings is settled in the US.
"When I was young I dreamed about playing for Slovan," said Štumpel, a native of Nitra. "I am glad I can keep myself in shape with this team."


Trenčianske Teplice
Police arrest bride outside church

The wedding of 25-year old Mária H. and her 50-year old Dutch husband went smoothly until police arrested the bride outside the church in Trenčianske Teplice on September 11. Mária, who had been living abroad in the Netherlands to avoid arrest, was charged with several crimes, most recently for attacking a civil servant.
A police spokeswoman said that Mária had returned to Slovakia only briefly for the marriage. The reception took place as planned that afternoon, albeit without the bride who was released from custody after midnight.


Compiled by Chris Togneri
from TASR

Top stories

President to appoint missing Constitutional Court justices

The court will have its full complement of judges after three years.

President Andrej Kiska

Austrian natural gas station close to Slovak border exploded Video

The incident, which claimed one fatality and at least 18 injuries, also created an emergency in a Slovak village close to the Austrian border.

The explosion of Austrian natural gas station in Baumgarten, December 12.

Blog: Environmental sustainability is the future for sustainability in business

A great example of how you can make a difference by sharing your passion with others: Ivana Maleš, co-founder of the Institute for Circular Economy, describes her journey to a sustainability consultant.

Illustrative stock photo

Slovak film won the main prize of Silk Road IFF in China Photo

The Little Harbour, which was already shown at Berlinale where it received the Children’s Jury Award, continues its worldwide success.

Director Iveta Grófová receives the prize in Tallin