GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – News summaries for the Lake Geneva area:
Murder: man shoots ex-wife in Geneva
A 35-year-old man is under arrest on suspicion of shooting his 42-year-old ex-wife, a Mexican woman, Geneva police said Saturday, without providing many details. The Tribune de Geneve reports that he was under orders to stay away from her, but he was arrested at her apartment in Sécheron after the shooting late Friday night 13 June. The couple had two children.
The Bol d’Or Mirabaud from Geneva to Le Bouveret and back was won by D35 Ladycat in 5 hours 38 minutes Saturday 14 June, with Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard at the helm. Brother of Dona, Ernesto Bertarelli, came in third, just four minutes behind his sister.
Passengers traveling between Lausanne and Geneva today experienced delays; the source of the problem was a “person incident” in Rolle Saturday morning. In other train news TGV service between France and Switzerland will continue to have delays and cancellations Sunday, with a strike in France not yet resolved (SBB/CFF page with updates). In Zurich some 200,000 people turned out for the grand opening of part of the new “Diametric” train line in Zurich. The Löwenstrasse underground station and the Weinberg tunnel are the key parts of this first stage in the new line.
Paraglider safely home
A man who went missing near Apples in canton Vaud after paragliding with two others was found safely Saturday after spending a night in a tree. He lost altitude rapidly during his flight and landed in a tree but was able to climb down after a precarious night, then flagged a car and contacted his family.