Morning top 5: Dublin Bus strike; Washington shooting and pro-choice march

The top stories this Saturday morning

Thousand of commuters are facing severe travel disruption again today as the sixth day of the Dublin Bus strike gets underway.

Business owners in the capital say the action is costing them thousands of euro in trade.

Drivers at the company are in a long-running row with management over pay, with 13 more strike days scheduled for this month and next.

Dublin Bus says the industrial action has cost it in excess of €4m and continues to impact the financial stability of the company.

****

Police in the US state of Washington say at least three women have been killed in a shooting at a shopping mall north of Seattle.

One man is also in a critical condition and several others are injured following the attack at the Cascade Mall in Burlington last night.

Washington State Patrol believe there was just one gunman.

****

The wife of a black man shot dead by police in North Carolina can be heard repeatedly telling officers he was unarmed, in a video she filmed herself.

Police say he did have a gun.

The killing of 43-year-old Keith Scott has sparked three nights of protests in Charlotte.

In the video, his wife pleads with officers not to shoot - after the sound of gunfire, it also records her reaction.

****

Thousands of people are expected to turn out for a pro-choice march in Dublin today.

The 5th Annual March for Choice is organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign and will begin at 2.00pm.

The March coincides with the annual Global Day of Action for Safe and Legal Abortion.

****

A three year old boy who fell from a building in Offaly yesterday remains in hospital this morning.

The toddler was transferred to Temple Street Children's Hospital from Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin last night.

His condition is still being described as serious.