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León province News & Information

Crime/Incidents Wed, Apr 5, 2017

US pilgrim Denise Pikka Thiem's murder suspect found guilty

THE killer of an American-Chinese tourist walking the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route has been found guilty, exactly two years to the day since his victim vanished. Denise Pikka Thiem, then 41, sent an email on...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Mar 15, 2017

'Camino de Santiago' murder suspect in the dock

THE ONLY suspect in the murder of American-Chinese tourist Denise Pikka Thiem, who was killed whilst walking the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route, is now on trial and has so far refused to testify. Miguel Ángel...

Food & Drink Sat, Mar 4, 2017

Wedding and christening party crowds walk out of...

OVER 120 diners who left a restaurant without paying struck again within days at another banquet hall in the same area, and are thought to have made two other attempts. On the second occasion, around 200 diners were...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Mother and daughter who murdered MP jailed for 22 and 20...

A WOMAN who shot dead the MP for León has been sentenced to 22 years in prison and her daughter to 20 years for conspiracy. Montserrat González, 56, openly admitted to the murder of Isabel Carrasco (PP) and insisted...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Mayor of León province town found dead

A MAYOR of a town in centre-northern Spain has been found dead within 24 hours of his family reporting him missing. Luis Rodríguez Aller (pictured), who has been mayor of Vegacervera (León province) non-stop since the...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Murder trial starts for mother and daughter accused of...

THE fatal shooting of MP for the province of León, Isabel Carrasco has finally come to trial and the mother and daughter thought to be behind the murder could face up to 23 years each in jail. Montserrat González, 56,...

Crime/Incidents Sun, May 31, 2015

Swarm of 30,000 bees forces city-centre street closure

A SWARM of over 30,000 bees which entered a parked car in the northern city of León forced Local Police to close an entire street for three hours yesterday (Saturday). Pedestrians were diverted until gone 20.00hrs, and...

Politics Tue, May 26, 2015

PP wins with own two votes in village where 97% abstained

JUST two votes from the population of a small hamlet in the province of León were enough for the PP to get in - because 97% of residents did not bother to go to the polls. Felechares de la Valdería, which comes under...

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