Smallville actress pleads guilty to charges relating to sex trafficking

US actress Allison Mack has pleaded guilty to charges linked to an alleged sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group. In a statement,Mack admitted to recruiting women by telling them they were joining a female mentorship group. She said: ‘I must take full responsibility for my conduct’. Mack, known for the US television series […]

Bonnici pleads not guilty after admitting the double-murder with police

Joseph Bonnici, 38, has been remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to the killing of his mother and sister. The man from Għaxaq admitted to the police that he had murdered his mother and sister and took the officers to the field in Għaxaq where he tried to bury them, a court was told […]

David Beckham to face court over driving offence

David Beckham will face a full court hearing for driving while using his mobile phone. The former football star, 43, could face six penalty points and a £200 fine after he admitted the offence in London’s West End. Beckham admitted using his mobile while driving in Great Portland Street, after being spotted by a member […]

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud banned from driving

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud has been banned from driving after admitting his fourth offence in nine months. The French international, who helped lead the side to World Cup victory, has been banned for six months after admitting speeding in his Bentley. The striker, 32, was clocked at 60mph in a 50mph zone in north-west London […]

Jail for man who broke into Taylor Swift’s home

A man who broke into Taylor Swift’s New York City home and fell asleep has been jailed for six months. Roger Alvarado, 22, from Homestead in Florida, was sentenced in court after pleading guilty to criminal contempt and attempted burglary. The New York Post reported that Alvarado plans to return to Florida after his jail stint […]

Gwyneth Paltrow sued over alleged ski resort crash

A doctor has filed a massive €2.7 million lawsuit against Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow. Terry Sanderson accused the actress of seriously injuring him in a ‘hit-and-run’ crash at a ski resort in 2016. Court documents show that he claims that Paltrow was skiing with an instructor in Utah when she ‘lost control’ and knocked him […]

Smiling Ronaldo leaves court after accepting €19m fine

Cristiano Ronaldo has pleaded guilty to tax fraud and received a two-year suspended sentence and a £16.7m fine. Ronaldo struck a deal with Spain’s state prosecutor and tax authorities last year over his punishment. The agreement will cost him nearly €19 million in fines. The charges date back to his time when he played for […]

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud admits fourth driving offence

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud could lose his driving licence after admitting speeding in his Bentley at 10mph over the limit – his fourth offence in less than a year. The 32-year-old, who lifted the World Cup for France last year, was clocked at 60mph in a 50mph zone in north-west London in May. The former […]

Rihanna sues her dad for using her Fenty brand name

Rihanna has taken her father to court, accusing him of exploiting the use of their last name. The Umbrella star, 30, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, filed a lawsuit in the US federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday. She accused her father Ronald Fenty of fraud over his Fenty Entertainment company. The court […]

Malta to slash the legal drink-driving limit

New laws are being drawn up to reduce the legal drink-drive limit in Malta following the success of 89.7 Bay’s nationwide ‘Don’t Risk‘ public awareness campaign. The change will slash the legal alcohol limit from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood. Campaigners believe the new limit will cut the number of deaths and […]

Drugs worth €150,000 seized in hotel in Sliema

Malta Police have made two arrests after a major drugs seizure at a hotel in Sliema. Cocaine with a street value of around €150,000 was discovered after a couple landed at Malta Airport on a flight from Paris. A spokesman for Malta Police told 89.7 Bay: ‘A man and a woman from the Caribbean have been arrested. […]

Man charged with murdering ex-girlfriend in Malta

A man has appeared in court in Valletta charged with the horrific murder of his ex-girlfriend. Jelle Rijpma, 22, who works in the booming iGaming industry in Malta, pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody. Shannon Mak was found dead in a street in Sta Venera on Friday morning, just hours after she had […]

Malta Police seize drugs worth €100,000 in car

Three men are due to appear in court in Valletta after drugs with a street value of €100,000 were found in a car. The trio, aged between 25 and 40, were arrested after officers discovered around 1.5 kilos of suspected cocaine in several bags on the back seat. Apart from the drugs, officers also found […]

Two arrested after spate of shop thefts in Malta

Malta Police have made two arrests following a spate of thefts from shops in the past week. The two suspects, a man and a woman, have been accused of stealing from retail outlets in Zejtun, Birkirkara and Msida. The woman is also allegedly accused of using a stolen bank card at a shop in Msida, […]