Randa rockfall in same area as massive 1991 avalanche

April 22 rockfall in Randa, on the road to Zermatt

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Several huge boulders crashed down the mountainside in the same area where a series of massive 1991 Randa rockfalls took place, mid-morning Wednesday 22 April, say Valais police. No one was injured and home, roads and the train line were not touched, but the rockfall left a cloud of dust. Road and […]

88-yr-old robbed of CHF20,000

Thieves caught at French border GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – An 88-year-old man is presumably sleeping easier for having had his CHF20,000 restored to him, thanks to the quick reactions of a citizen who saw him robbed in Lausanne. The elderly man was robbed at 10:40 the first of April, shortly after taking out CHF20,000 from a […]

41-yr-old French skier dies at Diableret

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A 41-year-old French man who lives in the Montreux area died Wednesday afternoon while skiing off-piste at Diablerets, says Vaud police. He hit two rock ledges and fell 300 metres to his death. He was declared dead at the scene by a Rega helicopter emergency team called to the scene at 17:00 […]

Four skiers, from Cern, injured in avalanche (update)

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (update 13 April) – One man has died and another remains in critical condition following an avalanche in canton Valais Sunday. Four members of the Cern ski club were injured in an avalanche Sunday above the Val d’Herens. A 49-year-old Frenchman died in hospital in Sion and a 33-year-old Swiss man who lives […]

E-bike death in Ecublens, police seek witnesses

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A 60-year-old area man died Friday evening when his electric bicycle was hit by a car driven by an Italian man who lives in canton Vaud. It appears that the cyclist did not yield the right of way, but police are seeking more information about the accident, which occurred at 19:30 Friday […]

Missing persons alert: Vaud youth, 25

Missing youth, Cédric N'Iemvo

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Police are asking the public for help finding a 25-year-old man who has been missing since 13 March. Cédric N’lemvo, who lives in Chavornay, is “psychologically fragile”, according to police; he has previously disappeared but returned home after a few days. This time, his family has had no news for nearly one […]

Breaking news: 1 dead, 3 injured in VS avalanche

Pigne d'Arolla from the east (source: Wikipedia)

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – One person has died and three others are slightly injured, following an avalanche Friday afternoon at Pigne d’Arolla in canton Valais, in the area of Evolène. They were part of a group of seven people, five ski tourers and two guides, who left the Chanrion hut, heading for the Vignettes hut Friday […]

Alps Germanwings crash: live press conference

German co-pilot appears to have intentionally crashed plane GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – RTS is regularly updating from the live press conference with the Marseille prosecutor in charge of the Germanwings crash earlier this week, Brice Robin, in French. Details as they break from the BBC, Le Monde. Attention is now turning to understanding why the co-pilot, […]

Lutry murder: Irishman confesses to killing wife

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A 49-year-old Irishman has confessed to police that he inflicted some 50 stab wounds on his wife, 46, and killed her, Monday 23 March, in Lutry’s old town. The man, whose name will not be provided or confirmed by police, was hospitalized Monday after trying to kill himself, but he was released […]

Lutry: Irish man hospitalized after wife murdered

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The body of a 46-year-old woman, lying in a pool of blood, and her incoherent Irish husband, age 49, were discovered by police called to the scene of the woman’s murder, in Lutry Monday afternoon. A workman who was scheduled to do a job at Grande-rue 2, first floor, in the village […]