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Officers shot



Rogelio Santander     Armando Luis Juarez


DALLAS - A Dallas police officer has died after a theft suspect opened fire at a Home Depot in Lake Highlands, a shooting that left a second officer and a security guard in critical condition.  Officer Rogelio Santander, 27, died Wednesday at Hospital.  The wounded officer is Crystal Almeida, 26. The third victim was identified as Scott Painter, a Home Depot loss-prevention officer.  Armando Luis Juarez, 29, was arrested Tuesday night after a police chase.   (Dallas News)


MORE:   Officer dies   Fast facts


Officer shot



Eugene Cole          John Williams


NORRIDGEWOCK - Cpl Eugene Cole, 62, a Somerset County sheriff's corporal was shot and killed Wednesday morning on US Route 2 in Norridgewock and the suspect remained at large.   The suspect was identified as John Williams, 29.  (Central Maine)


MORE:   Deputy shot   Officer shot 


Cold case arrest


SACRAMENTO - The East Area Rapist, also known as the Golden State Killer, the Original Night Stalker and the Diamond Knot Killer, is believed to have killed at least 12 people, raped at least 45 victims and burglarized hundreds of homes during the 70s and 80s.  Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, is listed in jail records as being booked on 2 counts of murder.   (Sacramento Bee) 


MORE:   Authorities think they have killer in custody   Suspect arrested 





Kim Wall                Peter Madsen


COPENHAGEN - Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen was found guilty Wednesday of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall during a private submarine trip. He was sentenced to life in prison.  (AP)


MORE:   Murder of Kim Wall 


Guru sentenced


Asaram Bapu


NEW DELHI - An Indian court on Wednesday found a high-profile spiritual guru guilty of raping a teenage female devotee in 2013 and sentenced him to life in prison.  The verdict against Asaram Bapu, 77, was read out inside the prison where he is being held in Jodhpur in Rajasthan state because of fears that his followers might resort to violence.  (AP)


MORE:   Godman jailed 


Air Canada charged


TORONTO - Air Canada has been charged with a string of offences in the death of an employee killed at Toronto's Pearson International Airport after the baggage-handling tractor he was driving flipped over, ejecting him onto the tarmac.  Federal officials allege 5 health and safety violations by the airline 'contributed' to the death of Ian Henrey Pervez, 25, who was killed while working a night shift on April 22, 2016.   (CBC) 


World Press Freedom index 2018


The 2018 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters without Borders, reflects growing animosity towards journalists. Hostility towards the media, openly encouraged by political leaders, and the efforts of authoritarian regimes to export their vision of journalism pose a threat to democracies.  (RSF) 


Planet netsweeper


This report describes our investigation into the global proliferation of Internet filtering systems manufactured by the Canadian company, Netsweeper.  After undertaking a mapping of worldwide country installations, we focus in on 10 country cases in which we verify that Netsweeper systems are being used to censor the Internet for subscribers of consumer Internet Service Providers, and where human rights and corporate social responsibility questions are acute.   (Citizen Lab) 


Warning of risks


Customers seeking information about their family history can complete a simple at-home DNA test, usually by spitting into a vial, and send it in to genealogy services such as AncestryDNA or 23andMe. A short time later, the company will send the consumer all kinds of personal data. For example, 23andMe provides customers with information on their family tree, their genetic predisposition to certain diseases and even, their likely traits.  (CTV)   


3rd allegation


Yves St-Denis


QUEBEC CITY - A former city councillor in the Laurentians has filed a police complaint against Argenteuil MNA Yves St-Denis, claiming she was sexually assaulted last year.  It's the third allegation of inappropriate behaviour levelled against the provincial politician this month.  St-Denis quit the Liberal caucus last week, after admitting he sent a sexually explicit photo in 2014 to a party employee. The following day, his cousin, Nathalie St-Denis, had come forward to accuse him of sexual assault in 1998, when she was 16 and he was 24.  (Huffington Post)


Arrest in van attack


Alek Minassian


TORONTO - Alek Minassian, 25, was arrested after a van plowed into pedestrians along a busy stretch of Yonge St, killing 10 and injuring 15 others.  One of the 10 victims of the fatal attack has been identified as Invesco employee Anne Marie D'Amico.   (CP24) 


MORE:   Toronto van attack   Socially awkward   What we know so far   Pedestrians struck   Van attack   Fast facts   The cop who didn't shoot   Victims begin being identified   A look at the victims

COMMENT:   Most diverse neighbourhood   Labelling a pointless exercise  




QINGYUAN - Police in a southern Chinese city have caught a man suspected of setting a fire at a 3-storey building Tuesday that killed 18 people and injured 5 others.  Authorities arrested Liu Chunlu, 32, in the county-level city of Yingde.  China Central Television reported the suspect had set fire to a karaoke parlour after an argument with others.  The suspect blocked the entrance of the joint with his motorcycle and then ignited it, setting it ablaze, CCTV said. The parlour had only one passage for entering and exiting, the report said.  (AP)


MORE:   Karaoke bar fire


Mob killed Canadian



Olivia Arevalo Lomas     Sebastian Woodroffe


YARINACOCHA - Saturday, the National Police found the corpse of the Canadian Sebastian Paul Woodroffe buried in the human settlement Victoria Gracia, in Ucayali , after a mob lynched him in this community located in the town of San Pablo de Tushmo. The foreign citizen was accused of murdering Olivia Arevalo, a Shipibo-Konibo woman who died Thursday of 2 shots to the chest.  (El Comercio)


MORE:   Indigenous leader murdered   Canadian lynched   Accused of murder   Canadian not the only suspect   Peru orders arrest of 2 suspect in killing of Canadian 


Waffle House shooter in custody  


Travis Reinking


NASHVILLE - 4 people are dead and at least 7 others injured after a gunman opened fire at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday morning before James Shaw Jr, wrestled the AR-15 out of Reinking's hands.  Police arrested Travis Reinking, 29, less than a mile from the scene of the shooting.   Taurean C Sanderlin, 29; Joe R. Perez, 20; DeEbony Groves, 21; and Akilah Dasilva, 23 have been identified as the victims.  (Tennessean) 


MORE:   BMW theft  


Budget deficits increase


OTTAWA - The Trudeau government is on track to run deficits nearly $8B deeper than expected over the next two years, the federal budget watchdog said Monday in a new report.  The Parliamentary Budget Officer estimated the Liberals will post a $22.1B shortfall this fiscal year, which would be $4B more than the projection of $18.1B in the federal government's February budget.  For 2019-20, Jean-Denis Frechette's team predicted a $21.4B deficit, $3.9B higher than the government's forecast of $17.5B.   (CP)


REPORT:   Economic and fiscal outlook April 2018  .pdf 


Defamation suit


Patrick Brown


TORONTO - Lawyers representing former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown on Monday filed a statement of claim in Superior Court against CTV, which first reported accusations of sexual misconduct levied by 2 women.   Brown is seeking more than $8M in damages from CTV, a division of Bell Media. The statement of claim also names several reporters and producers with the media organization.  (CBC)


MORE:    Brown sues CTV   Defamation lawsuit   Ex-party leader files lawsuit 


Billionaire held


Vincent Bollore


PARIS - Billionaire French tycoon Vincent Bollore, 66, was detained Tuesday as part of a corruption investigation involving his group's acquisition of contracts to operate ports in West Africa.   Investigators are probing allegations that the tentacular group corrupted public officials to clinch the Lome port deal in 2010 as well as the Conakry deal in 2011.  (AFP)


MORE:   Tycoon held


Murder rate soars


MEXICO CITY - Some 7,667 people were killed in Mexico in the first quarter of 2018, up 20% on the same period last year, making it the most violent year in two decades, government figures showed Sunday.  In 2017, the figure stood at 6,406 violent deaths, according to the Mexican security services.  The bloodshed follows a proliferation of gangs involved in drug trafficking, as well as stealing fuel, kidnappings, extortion and other criminal activities.  (AFP)


PREVIOUS:   Cartels


Wedding airstrike


HAJJAH - At least 20 people attending a wedding party in northern Yemen, including the bride, are reported to have been killed in an air strike.  Medics and residents said more than 30 others were also injured in the attack late on Sunday in Bani Qais district.  The rebel Houthi movement blamed the raid on a Saudi-led coalition that is supporting Yemen's government in the country's civil war.   (BBC)


PREVIOUS:   Yemeni Civil War 


Bus crash


NORTH HWANGHAE PROVINCE - A North Korean tour bus has crashed killing 36 people including 32 Chinese nationals and 4 North Koreans in North Hwanghae province on Sunday night.  (BBC) 


New anti-terror powers


LONDON - Security services and police are to be given tougher powers to act against terrorism suspects in communities where the threat of people being radicalized is thought to be highest.  Under a new strategy, authorities will aim to identify plotters before they have finalized any plans for terror attacks.  The new document, due to be published in the coming weeks, sets out how police and MI5 will be able to warn government agencies, councils and devolved administrations about people on their radar before the suspects are deemed dangerous enough to be placed under surveillance.  (Independent UK) 


PM resigns


Serzh Sargsyan


YEREVAN - Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan said he was resigning on Monday to help maintain civic peace following almost 2 weeks of street protests that have plunged the impoverished ex-Soviet republic into political crisis.  Sarksyan, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had served as Armenia's president for a decade until this month and had faced accusations of clinging to power when parliament elected him as prime minister last week.  (Reuters)


PREVIOUS:   2018 Armenian protests   Politics of Armenia 


Buttocks grabbed


HALIFAX - Police are investigating an incident that allegedly occurred after 2am on Saturday.  The alleged incident occurred in a pub close to the Nova Centre, which hosted the Liberal gathering.  Liberal MP Francis Drouin, 34, was in a crowded bar when a lady turned agitated as a result of believing somebody within the bar grabbed her buttocks.  (Global)


MORE:   Case of mistaken identity   


Death toll rising 


MANAGUA - The death toll from anti-government protests in Nicaragua has risen to 25 as the national police were accused of using live rounds against demonstrators.  President Daniel Ortega said on Saturday that he was ready to consider changing an unpopular social security overhaul announced last week, which would increase worker contributions and lower pensions. He also appeared to try to justify what has been a heavy-handed response by the government and allied groups, accusing protesters - most of them university students - of being manipulated by rightwing parties funded from the US and infiltrated by gangsters.  (Guardian UK) 


MORE:   Reporter killed on Facebook live

PREVIOUS:   Deadly protests


Bad books


TORONTO - As Ontarians head to the polls in June, voters have to make sense of 2 competing versions of their province's bottom line: The Auditor-General's and the Kathleen Wynne government's. Matthew McClearn investigates how creative accounting in hydro revenue made their math so different.  (Globe & Mail) 




LONDON, ON - Officers were called to a home on Grey St just before 10pm Tuesday in response to a 911 call about a stabbing.  A male was found suffering serious injuries and he later died in hospital.  (CP)


MORE:   Stabbing   Homicide 





Joel Newby             Joshua Bewley


TORONTO - Police responded to a call of a stabbing around 8am on April 20 at 40 Gordonridge Place, in Scarborough.  Officers arrived on scene and located Joel Newby, 23, with multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police said the suspect, identified as Joshua Bewley, 27, is wanted for first-degree murder.  (Global)


MORE:    Fatal stabbing   Suspect sought  




Randal Hastings


THOMPSON - Around 1am Saturday, RCMP were called to the Burntwood Hotel for a report of an injured male in the parking lot.  A 35-year-old man was transported to hospital where he died.  Randal Hastings is facing second-degree murder charges.   (CBC)


PREVIOUS:   Homicide   Found dead    


Victims identified  


CALGARY - Just after 3 pm on Friday, police were called to the alley behind a condo complex in the 0-100-block of Evanston Manor NW after receiving reports of gunshots. When police arrived they found the bodies of Joshua Brendan Bamfo, 25, and Mahad Abdirahman Ainanshe, 23, slumped over in the front seats of a Nissan Murrano.  (Calgary Sun)


MORE:   Identified   Shooting victims identified   Police release names 




Chad Stevenson


EDMONTON - Police said Chad Stevenson, 41, whose body was found on April 16 just north of McConachie Drive died as a result of blunt force trauma.  Stevenson was reported missing by his family after he was last seen in the Cy Becker neighbourhood on Nov 7, 2017. His vehicle, a maroon 2006 Pontiac Montana, was found on March 20, 2018.  Investigators believe he was killed in 2017.  (CTV)


MORE:   Deemed a homicide   Missing a homicide   Killed last year 




MONTREAL - SQ say they have arrested 'influential' members of the Hells Angels and dismantled 3 of the biggest drug trafficking rings in the province.  The drug rings provided mainly cocaine and synthetic drugs to QC, ON and NB, and were controlled by the Montreal , Trois-Rivieres and South charpters of the Hells Angels.  The Crown said that 64 people appeared in court.   Among those who appeared was Carl Ranger, 40, a member of the Repentigny police service.  (CBC)


MORE:   More than 60 arrested 


6 years


KAMLOOPS - A former police officer and youth sports coach who used his authority and trust in multiple communities to groom teenaged boys before sexually assaulting them has been sentenced to 6 years in a federal penitentiary.  Alan Davidson, 62, was convicted of 5 charges in BC dating back more than 35 years and pleaded guilty to 2 more charges stemming from incidents in SK, where he was working as an RCMP constable, in the 1980s and early 1990s.   (Kamloops This Week)


Half the beer found


LONGUEUIL - A little more than half of the 20,000 cases of beer stolen last month near Montreal have been recovered thanks to a tip.  Police said 11,000 cases of Grolsch were recovered in a warehouse in a borough in SW Montreal.  The beer was reported stolen from a warehouse south of Montreal on March 12.  (CP)


Mother and daughter murdered


SEPT-ILES - Emily-Ann Anderson, 25, and her 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Kaylee, were victims of a double homicide on Monday morning in an apartment building on Ave Brochu in Sept-Iles.  Police are questioned a suspect, a man in his twenties.   (Journal de Quebec)


MORE:   Double homicide 


Suspicious death


EDMONTON - Officers found the victim after being called to investigate a weapons complaint in the area of 78 St and 143 Ave around 2pm Monday.   She was taken to hospital where she later died of her injuries.  The death has been ruled suspicious.   (CBC)


MORE:   Body found   Police presence   Suspicious death 


Man found dead


RED SUCKER LAKE FN - RCMP received a call at 10am about a dead man on the side of the road in Red Sucker Lake, MB.  RCMP said officers found a man with signs of trauma and the death is being treated as a homicide.   (CTV) 




GATINEAU - Officers called to do a wellness check discovered the body of Joey Morin, 23, in the basement of his home on Fernand-Arvisais St just before 10am Saturday.  An autopsy performed Monday morning has led police to believe Morin was killed.   (CBC)


MORE:   Homicide   Homicide 


4 dead in car fire  


Joey Gagnon, Tammy Gagnon (Robitaille)

Cole Gagnon, and Brandy Gagnon


TIMMINS - The remains of 4 people were found on Friday afternoon after a caller reported that a vehicle was on fire. The bodies were found in a 2004 Chrysler Interpid sedan on Price Road.  Police said they are looking for information on or sightings of 4 people: Joey Gagnon, 37, Tammy Gagnon (Robitaille), 34, Cole Gagnon, 16 and Brandy Gagnon, 14. Police say all 4 are from Timmins, but they cannot confirm they are the deceased.  Police also clarified the remains of 3 people were found inside the vehicle, while a fourth body was found nearby. (CBC)


MORE:   Police name 4 missing persons   Police news release 


Woman impaired


VANCOUVER - Police are investigating a woman for impaired driving after she was involved in a crash with an unmarked police cruiser early Tuesday morning in Vancouver's West End.   (CTV)


RELATED:   Saskatoon man charged with impaired driving after hitting police car 


Civil forfeiture trial begins


VANCOUVER - At the centre of the trial are the clubhouses belonging to the Nanaimo, Kelowna and East End chapters of the Hells Angels, which the province has seized under the Civil Forfeiture Act.  The case has the potential to decide the future of civil forfeiture in this province, as lawyers for the motorcycle gang are expected to argue that portions of the law are unconstitutional.  BC law allows the province to seize property from suspected criminals without obtaining a conviction or charges. Because the proceedings are carried out in civil court, the government only has to prove that someone is more likely than not to be guilty of a crime - unlike criminal proceedings, where guilt must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.   (CBC)


MORE:   Clubhouses likely to be used to plan future crimes, Forfeiture Office says   Lawyers argue undercover evidence inadmissible

PREVIOUS:   Greed and corruption BC 


2010 shooting justified


WINNIPEG - On May 9, 2010, Lance Muir, 42, was killed on Langside St. Police were responding to a break and enter there involving Muir.  Police have said Muir had a lengthy criminal record and was well known to them. The inquest report said Muir was shot by police while driving a stolen car toward an officer after police shouted commands at Muir to stop.  (Global)


Argument escalated


VANCOUVER - Police responded to Kingsway St around 1:30am Sunday after 2 men, who apparently knew each other, got into an argument that escalated.  Dam Minh Huu, 55, was found injured at the scene. He was transported to hospital where he died.  Detectives arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with the incident.   (CTV)


MORE:   Suspect arrested    Argument death


Inmate found dead


CORRECTIONAL CENTRE FOR WOMEN - An inmate at the Correctional Centre for Women in Clarenville died in the early hours of Saturday morning.  The inmate was sent to hospital, but died shortly after. Sources say her mental health was a factor.   (CBC) 


MORE:   Not foul play  


Warrant issued



Iain Armstrong        Jordan Cushnie


EDMONTON - Officers responded to Southgate Centre at approximately 10:25am Tuesday after Jordan Martin Cushnie, 23, attempted to steal from a mall kiosk and severely beat Iain Armstrong, 61, after he stepped in.  Armstrong died in hospital Friday.  EPS has issued a second-degree murder warrant for Cushnie.  (CTV)


MORE:   Suspect identified   Warrant issued   Wanted


Passenger dies


BURLINGTON - The single-vehicle collision occurred on the Queen Elizabeth Way near Guelph Line at around 12:30am Saturday.  OPP say that investigators believe that a black Toyota may have been involved in a street race with one or possibly two Audi cars at the time.  The other vehicles sped away from the scene.  A 26-year-old man, who was a passenger in the Toyota, was initially rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition but was later pronounced dead.  The 23-year-old driver of the vehicle, meanwhile, was unharmed.  (CP24) 


Suspicious death


SILVER HARBOUR - Police were called just before 5am Friday. When officers arrived, they found a 36-year-old man dead.  The Mounties say the death is considered suspicious, and arrested a 29-year-old man at the scene. The suspect and the victim knew each other.  (CTV) 


Neighbourhood shocked 


WALLACEBURG - A 24-year-old Dover Township man was found dead at 57 Book St, Wallaceburg Wednesday night. Kourtny Audette, 25, was arrested and charged in connection with the death.  (Blackburn News)  


MORE:   Suspect in jail  




EDMONTON - Firefighters found a man's body inside a home near 29 St and 113 Ave on Wednesday and police were called to the scene around 9am.  Evan James Auger, 34, died from blunt force trauma.   (Edmonton Journal)


MORE:   Victim killed   Blow to the head   Homicide  


1 charged, 1 wanted


Cecil Tompkins


EDMONTON - On Sept 13, 2017, Nexhmi 'Nick' Nuhi, 76, was found dead inside a house at 11119 94 St.   Jared Bird, 29, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder.  Police are now looking for Cecil Tompkins, 37. He is wanted for first-degree murder. On Sept. 18, 2017, officers were called to the same home where Blayne Joseph Burnstick, 25, was found dead. An autopsy revealed he also died of a gunshot wound. In March, police announced Edward Piche, 29, was charged with second-degree murder in Burnstick's death. (Global) 


MORE:   Charge laid   Wanted

PREVIOUS:   Edmonton rooming house murders 


OC member charged


CALGARY - Cuc Lung, 34, and Quang Tran, 38, had just returned to their home on Redstone Manor NE at about 8pm on Sept 20, 2016 when they were shot in their vehicle.  On Oct. 7, 2016, Edmonton police found Phu Phan dead in the driveway of his home when officers were called to reports of a shooting in the area of 171 Ave and 126 St. Jimmy Truong, 26, was arrested Thursday and has been charged with 3 counts of first-degree murder.  Police said 2 men, in addition to Truong, are still of interest to the investigation.   (Global)


MORE:   Murders tied to OC   Man charged with 3 murders   Murder charges

PREVIOUS:   Victims identified   2 shot   2 dead in shooting  Victim identified   Man identified   Police identify victim   Fatal shooting  


Impaired charges


EDMONTON - The collision happened at about 6:15am on Nov 11, 2017 - when a vehicle headed north on Manning drive hit another vehicle headed west on 17 St.  Investigators found the second vehicle had failed to stop at a stop sign before it was hit.  A passenger in the back seat of the car, a 20-year-old female, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police said the female passenger was not wearing a seatbelt. Colten Parr, 25, was facing a number of driving and weapons charges including: impaired driving causing death+.  (CTV)


MORE:   Impaired charges 


Unfit to stand trial



Letisha Reimer         Gabriel Klein


VANCOUVER - A BC Supreme Court justice has found that Gabriel Klein, accused of stabbing Letisha Reimer, 13, to death Nov 1, 2016, is mentally unfit to stand trial.  (CBC)


MORE:   Not fit for court

PREVIOUS:   Charges   Random school attack   Homeless drifter charged    No connections 


Plea deal


VANCOUVER - Jason McBride, Jujhar Khun-Khun and Michael Jones are expected to plead guilty May 1 to lesser charges in connection with the Aug. 14, 2011 shooting outside Kelowna Delta Grand hotel.  McBride is expected to plead guilty to the second-degree murder of Jonathan Bacon, while the other two will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit murder.  (Vancouver Sun)


PREVIOUS:   Death of Jonathan Bacon   Gangs 


Mother to be charged



Rosalie                    Audrey Gagnon


QUEBEC CITY - Audrey Gagnon, the mother of 2-year-old girl Rosalie Gagnon will be charged with murder following the death of her child.  She was scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, but police said that could be delayed as she is treated for self-inflicted wounds suffered while she was in custody.  (CTV)


MORE:    Missing girl found dead   Toddler was stabbed   Mother is lone suspect     



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