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The 9 at 9: Saturday

A close call during a shooting in Dublin, North Korean missiles and angel sharks in Irish waters…
May 4th 2019, 9:01 AM 9,651 2

EVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #CLOSE CALL A delivery driver was caught up in a gang feud after shots were fired over her car when she arrived at a house in Finglas to deliver a takeaway order. 

2. #THE NORTH Alison Bennington, the first openly gay DUP local election candidate, was elected to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. 

3. #MISSILES Military chiefs in South Korea reported a number of short-range missiles were fired off the east coast of North Korea yesterday.

4. #KRIEGEL A court heard from a witness in the Ana Kriegel murder trial who said he saw a schoolboy ‘make a beeline’ towards a farmhouse where her body was found. 

5. #APPEAL Gardaí are appealing for help in locating a missing 18-month-old girl and her grandfather who are missing from Blanchardstown, Co Dublin. 

6. #VENEZUELA US president Donald Trump said he held positive talks with Russian president Vladamir Putin over the ongoing conflict in Venezuela. 

7. #SHARKS The number of angel sharks in Irish waters has declined by 95% according to a new study which analyses data over a 40-year period. 

8. #FLORIDA Passengers on board a Boeing 737 jet in Florida had a lucky escape after the plane skidded off a runway and into a river.

9. #WEATHER Met Éireann says much of the country will experience sunny spells this May bank holiday weekend but frosty temperatures will be felt in most places. 

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