Scotland's papers: Trump closes in and 999 OAP found dead

One story dominates the front pages - the race for the White House. The Herald writes that the result was on a knife edge as Donald Trump threatened to pull off the biggest upset in US presidential history.

Under the headline Mad as Hell, The National reports tensions mounting in the final hours of the "bitter battle" to become president of the United States of America. Only one thing was clear, says the paper, Donald Trump has done far better than expected.

Donald Trump has stormed to within reach of the White House with shock victories in a swathe of battleground states that sent shockwaves through the Clinton campaign, says The Times Scotland.

The Scotsman says that Donald Trump has taken major strides towards the White House by winning the key battleground states of Florida and Ohio, with aides already claiming victory in the presidential race.

In other news, The Press and Journal reports on the story of a man found dead in his sheltered housing home who had made a 999 call 18 hours before he was discovered.

The Scottish Daily Mail carries the same story but says officers who responded to the call from the 72-year-old went to the wrong address.

The Scottish Sun reports on the case of a 61-year-old man, who came to Scotland after fleeing Zimbabwe, describing how he thought he would die after being hit by bricks and fireworks in Barmulloch in Glasgow during a bonfire night attack.

Footballer Joey Barton exited Rangers with a coffee machine under his arm after security "frogmarched" him to clear his locker at the club, claims the Daily Record.

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