Morning top 5: Firearms found in Vegas gunman's home; Tom Petty dies; and Ireland's Town unveiled

The top stories this Tuesday morning

Police say they have recovered more weapons from the home of a gunman who killed 59 people in Las Vegas.

Officers recovered 19 firearms, explosives and ammunition.

Stephen Paddock opened fire from a 32nd floor window into crowds at a music festival below.

Earlier, police found several pounds of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used to make explosives, in the 64-year-old's car.

More than 500 people were injured.

Las Vegas Police Department said authorities were still unclear about the gunman's motive.


American rocker Tom Petty has died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The family of the 66-year-old say they are devastated.

He was reportedly rushed to hospital in California after being found unconscious and not breathing.


A national strike has been called across Catalonia today.

It follows Sunday's unofficial independence referendum in which two million people voted.

Some 90% of them backed separation from Spain.

There is anger after more than 800 people were left injured as Spanish Police tried to stop people voting.


Police in Belfast are investigating a paramilitary-style shooting in the north of the city.

A 30-year-old man was shot in the legs in Velsheda Court in the Ardoyne area.

His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.


Newstalk Breakfast will this morning name the town that statistically best represents the entire country.

The show will broadcast live from the town today.

The special broadcast is being held to mark one week out from the Budget and to ask people what they want from Budget 2018.