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Army base attacked

 

MAZAR-E SHARIF - More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base on Friday.  The Taliban said in a statement they had carried out the attack, using suicide bombers to breach defences.   (BBC) 

 

Violence spiral  

 

Reuters

 

CARACAS - At least 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in Venezuela's capital amid a spiraling political crisis.  Most of the deaths took place in El Valle, a working class neighbourhood near Caracas' biggest military base where opposition leaders say 13 people were hit with an electrical current while trying to loot a bakery protected by an electric fence.  Across the country, clashes have been intense as protests grow in size and fervour.  (AP) 

 

PREVIOUS:   Deadly protests   Opposition marches    Maduro brags   Cartels 

 

Bus crash

 

PRETORIA -   At least 20 children were killed in a bus crash outside the South African capital Pretoria on Friday.  The minibus collided with a truck on a road between the towns of Bronkhorstspruit and Verena.  (AFP)

 

MORE:   Bus, truck collision 

 

Murder charge stayed

 

MONTREAL - A Montreal man accused of first-degree murder is the second Quebecer to have his murder case stayed because it has taken too long for his case to get to trial.  Ryan Wolfson was set to stand trial for the first-degree murder of Pierre-Paul Fortier, who died in Oct 2012.  Wolfson's trial was set to begin in Sept 2017 - nearly 5 years after he was arrested and charged in connection with the deaths of both Fortier and a second man.  (CBC)

 

RELATED:   Judge stays sex assault case

 

Judge lifts ban

 

OTTAWA - An Ontario Superior Court justice has issued a ruling to lift a publication ban and unseal large sections of a redacted RCMP affidavit concerning the criminal investigation of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman for alleged breach of trust in leaking government secrets.  Justice Phillips's decision is stayed for 7 days to allow Vice-Adm. Norman's legal team to consider an appeal. The publication ban currently covers 76 of 123 paragraphs in the affidavit, about 60% of the document. (Globe & Mail) 

  

PREVIOUS:   Whistleblowers   Corporate scandals

 

School funding ruling

 

YORKTON - A SK judge has ruled that the provincial government must stop paying for non-Catholic students to attend Catholic schools in the province.  The ruling stands to upend the provincial government's current practice of paying for any students who attend Catholic schools, regardless of students' religious affiliations.   (CBC)

 

JUDGMENT:   2017 SKQB 109   .pdf

MORE:   Funding ruling   Far reaching consequences

PREVIOUS:   Catholic secondary schools

 

Defamation suit overturned

 

Andrew Weaver

 

VANCOUVER - A BC judge wrongly decided 3 National Post writers defamed a prominent climate scientist, and a new trial is required to fix the errors, according to the BC Court of Appeal.  In the case brought by Andrew Weaver, now leader of the BC Green Party, the trial judge's key mistake was to determine the allegedly defamatory meaning of 4 separate articles by reading them together, as a whole, and then assigning joint liability to all the authors, the court ruled.  (National Post)

 

JUDGMENT:   2017 BCCA 0160 

 

Ethics issues

 

Vic Toews

 

WINNIPEG - Canada's ethics commissioner has found former Conservative cabinet minister Vic Toews broke the rules by doing consulting work for 2 MB First Nations after he left office.  Toews was also found guilty in 2005 of violating Manitoba's Elections Act.  (CBC)

 

MORE:   Toews under fire 

 

Some refugees paid to come

 

OTTAWA - A handful of Syrian refugees paid their sponsors to come to Canada, a government study published Friday reveals.  The Immigration Department evaluation of the Liberals' landmark refugee program surveyed 581 of the 8,918 privately sponsored Syrian refugees who arrived between November 2015 and March 2016. Just over 26,000 Syrians were resettled in Canada during that time.  Of those surveyed, 23 said they paid someone to complete their sponsorship application, or to provide for their own support while in Canada, with some suggesting they were asked to pay. (CBC) 

 

PREVIOUS:   Migrants 

 

Russian MP outraged

 

MOSCOW - A member of the Russian parliament is outraged after his son was handed down a sentence of 27 years in prison for computer hacking crimes in the US.  Roman Seleznev, 32, was convicted in August for stealing credit card data from US restaurants, causing nearly $170M in damages.    Mr Seleznev, a member of the lower house of the Russian legislature known as the Duma, is an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  (BBC)

  

Massive cloud of smoke

 

CBC

 

VANCOUVER - As 4:20pm approached on Thursday, thousands of people at Vancouver's Sunset Beach were asked to sit down to avoid chaos while 420 event organizers began throwing hundreds of pre-rolled joints into the crowd. Police reported that the crowd appeared to be larger than last year's event, estimating attendance around 35,000 people.  (CBC)

 

MORE:   420 is different this year 

RELATED:   400,000 expected at Surrey Vaisakhi parade  

 

Following the reported money

 

VANCOUVER - When it comes to election campaigns, money matters.   BC has been dubbed the 'Wild West' of political fundraising because there are no limits on the amount of money deep-pocketed donors, such as companies and unions can contribute. It is one of only a few provinces in Canada that doesn't cap political donations.  (CBC)

 

PREVIOUS:   Party Funding

RELATED:   BC Liberals, NDP against 18-year-old voters

 

Child sex bust

 

AURORA - A multi-year investigation targeting offenders who solicit child sex workers has led to the arrests of more than 100 men since 2014.  At a news conference on Friday, York region police announced the results of a years-long undercover operation, 'Project Raphael,' aimed at finding and arresting those who solicit sex from underage children.  (CTV)

 

MORE:   Project Raphael 

 

Linesman sues

 

PostMedia

 

CALGARY - NHL linesman Don Henderson has filed a $10.25M lawsuit against the Calgary Flames and defenceman Dennis Wideman.  In a statement of claim Henderson says he has not been able to return to work officiating NHL games since the Jan. 27, 2016, incident, which landed Wideman a 10-game suspension.  (PostMedia)  

 

MORE:   Lawsuit 

 

Victim, gunman identified

 

          

Xavier Jugele      Karim Cheurfi

 

PARIS - Karim Cheurfi, 39, was known as a threat to the country and described as an 'extremist' by authorities, who had placed him on a watch list. It's believed he was radicalized while serving a 20-year jail sentence for attempting to kill 2 officers in 2001, before his release last year.  Traffic officer Xavier Jugele, 37, died instantly with a shot to the head, while 2 others hurt before Cheurfi himself was gunned down by police.  (Daily Mail)

 

MORE:  Attack   IS claims attack   How the attack unfolded 

 

Bus bomber

 

DORTMUND - The man who bombed the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team allegedly hoped to make millions off an expected slump in the team's share price by using an obscure financial trade, a 'put option.'  German prosecutors say the 28-year-old suspect took out a 5-figure loan to buy thousands of them against Borussia Dortmund's shares on the same day as the April 11 bus attack.   (AP)

 

PREVIOUS:   Borussia Dortmund team bus bombing 

 

Execution

 

VARNER - Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared 3 convicted killers, but courts still could scuttle the remainder of the nation's most ambitious death penalty schedule since capital punishment was restored in 1976.  Ledell Lee was pronounced dead at 11:56pm Thursday, 4 minutes before his death warrant was due to expire at midnight, capping a chaotic week of legal wrangling.   (AP)

 

Suing

 

CHEROKEE NATION - The suit names the 3 largest drug distributors in the US: McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen, which together control roughly 85% of prescription drug distribution in the country. Also named in the suit are some of the biggest names in the retail drug business: CVS, Walgreens and Walmart.  In 2015, the lawsuit says, nearly 845M milligrams of opioids were distributed in the 14 counties that make up the Cherokee Nation. That is enough to provide every adult and child with 955 5mg pills.  (Washington Post)

 

Overdoses

 

VANCOUVER - The synthetic opioid fentanyl is driving a massive increase in overdose deaths in BC according to a report from the BC Coroners Service.  While overdose deaths that did not involve fentanyl have been stable at about 293 a year since 2011, total deaths due to overdose jumped to 922 last year.  Samples of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine tested by Health Canada now routinely contain fentanyl.  The coroner estimates 339 people have died of overdose in the first 3 months of 2017. (Vancouver Sun)

 

REPORT:   Fentanyl detected BC overdose deaths Jan 2012-Feb 2017  .pdf     Latest trends in ON opioid related deaths    .pdf

MORE:   Opioid deaths on rise in ON

 

Retroactive change violates charter

 

VANCOUVER - A BC court has ruled that one of the changes to the criminal pardons system made by the previous Conservative federal government violates offenders' charter rights.  BC Supreme Court Justice Heather MacNaughton ruled that move to make the changes retroactive violated offenders' rights to not have their punishment increased after they've been sentenced.  (CBC) 

 

Human smuggling charge

 

Michelle Omoruyi

 

REGINA - A Regina woman is facing charges after a 4-month investigation into human smuggling.  Police arrested Michelle Omoruyi, 43, who was driving a vehicle with the 9 people in it.  She has been charged with one count of human smuggling.  The 9 people weren't harmed, and were all taken into custody by the CBSA. They have since been released.  All of the asylum seekers are from West Africa, and all are now claiming refugee status in Canada.  RCMP said a significant amount of cash was seized from a house connected to Omoruyi.   (CBC)

 

MORE:   Charge laid   3 more arrested   $2k each  

RELATED:   No free ticket to Canada   887 intercepted in March   Numbers only tell part of the story

PREVIOUS:   Migrants 

 

We have a problem

 

TORONTO - The provincial government introduced measures this morning aimed at cooling Ontario's surging real estate and rental markets, with the goal of making housing 'fairer and more affordable.'  Premier Kathleen Wynne said it's hoped the 16 measures - most of which will be contained in legislation that must first pass before they proceed - will curb housing costs that are rising 'way faster than people's paycheques.'   (CBC)

 

MORE:   Changes explained 

 

Woman admits to Ponzi scheme

 

VANCOUVER - A West Vancouver woman has admitted in a settlement agreement with the BC Securities Commission that she fraudulently raised at least $30M from investors in a Ponzi scheme.  Virginia Mary Tan, in her mid-60s, has agreed to a $3M penalty as part of the settlement.    (Vancouver Sun)  

 

PREVIOUS:   177 investors caught in scheme

  

OC bust

 

BARCELONA - Spanish police have arrested 25 Chinese nationals suspected of forming a criminal gang whose primary business was trafficking and sexually exploiting women in Barcelona brothels.  The gang is also suspected of attempted murder, growing and dealing cannabis, among other drugs, and of having criminal connections in the Netherlands, Britain and Canada.  (Reuters) 

 

Drug convictions tossed

 

Annie Dookhan

 

BOSTON - Prosecutors moved to throw out more than 21,000 drug convictions on Tuesday, 5 years after a chemist at the state drug lab was caught tampering with evidence and falsifying tests.  The state's highest court had ordered district attorneys in 7 counties to produce lists by Tuesday indicating how many of approximately 24,000 cases involving Annie Dookhan they would be unable or unwilling to prosecute if the defendants were granted new trials.  (AP) 

 

Boyfriend wanted

 

LONDON - The boyfriend of Ferne McCann posted photos of his lap of luxury lifestyle just days before police announced they were hunting him over a nightclub acid attack.  Arthur Collins is being sought by detectives when a dangerous substance was thrown in the Mangle Nightclub.    (Daily Mail) 

 

Your headphones are spying on you

 

CHICAGO - Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged.  The complaint filed on Tuesday in federal court in Chicago seeks an injunction to stop Bose's 'wholesale disregard' for the privacy of customers who download its free Bose Connect app from Apple Inc or Google Play stores to their smartphones.   (Reuters)

 

Bus plunges

 

HT

 

CHAUPAL - 44 passengers were killed on Wednesday when a private bus carrying more than 50 passengers fell into the Tons river in Himachal Pradesh.  (HT)  

 

MORE:   Bus plunges into gorge 

 

Union files

 

OTTAWA - The National Police Federation filed an application for certification at the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board in Ottawa late Tuesday.  The federation is seeking to represent 17,945 members of the RCMP under the rank of inspector.  More than half that number have already signed up with the NPF. Most joined the organization over the past 2 weeks.  (CBC)

     

COMMENT:   Way more than money 

PREVIOUS:   National Police Federation  

Top cop warns Mounties   Stripe campaign grows   'Pink duct tape   Pay protest   QC Mounties attempt to form own union  

    

Trying to spin

 

OTTAWA - President Donald Trump singled Canada out by name Tuesday as he put dairy farmers north of the border on notice that they are in the US' fair-trade sights.  (CP)

 

Comparison Toronto v Milwaukee

Milk (regular), (1 liter)   $2.09C v $1.06C

Eggs (12)                      $3.04C v $2.69C

Local Cheese (1kg)      $11.85C v $14.44C

MORE:    Executive order-buy US and hire US   Canada spins back  

COMMENT:   Milking Trump   Consumers paying for 2 Gov't supported wrongs

PREVIOUS:   Framing

 

Shooting

 

TORONTO - Hamilton resident Leonard Pinnock, 33, was waiting in a vehicle parked outside a strip mall near Dufferin St and Bowie Ave at around 9:30pm when he was shot multiple times by an unknown assailant.  (CTV)  

 

MORE:   Victim identified 

 

Body of toddler found

 

EDMONTON - At about 2:30pm Friday, police were called to the area of 155 Ave and Castle Downs Road, after a passerby found the body of the deceased male toddler near a church.  (CTV)  

 

MORE:   EPS ask for help 

 

Identified 

 

HOPE - On April 20, just before 7:30am police responded to a report of a deceased male located on a rural Forest Service Road north of Hope.  The male victim was identified by the IHIT as Michael Walter Bonin, 20, a Prince George resident.  (The Progress)    

 

MORE:   Victim identified   Man murdered

PREVIOUS:   Suspicious death   RCMP  news release   Body found  

 

Identified

 

WHITEHORSE - RCMP officers found Wendy Margaret Carlick, 51, and Sarah Macintosh, 53, at a residence in the McIntyre subdivision on April 19. Police say both women lived in Whitehorse and Macintosh was a member of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation.  RCMP say both deaths are being treated as homicides.  (CBC)

 

Bus crash

 

QUESNEL - Police say 1 person is dead and several others are injured in a crash involving Greyhound bus and 3 other vehicles in BC's Cariboo region.  RCMP say the crash happened Friday just before 5:15pm on Highway 97 south of Kersley, BC.  4 vehicles travelling north were involved, including the bus, a car, a pick-up truck and a tractor pulling a piece of farm equipment.  (CP)  

 

MORE:   Greyhound crash 

 

Convicted

 

YORKTON - A Cote FN man has been convicted of Second Degree Murder.  A judge found Chester Whitehawk, 34, guilty of the Feb 2016 death of Chad Cote, 20.  Court heard Cote died from blunt force trauma, after being hit in the head with a metal rotor, and then was stabbed 16 times.  (CJGX)

 

PREVIOUS:   Murder trial concludes    Charged   Man charged       

 

13 years

 

Stephen Morse

 

VANCOUVER - A man who pleaded guilty to a violent assault of a South Surrey senior has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.  Stephen Thomas Morse, 43, entered his plea last week to some of the charges initially filed in 2015, including sexual assault and aggravated assault. The charges stem from an incident in Aug 2015.   (CTV)  

 

PREVIOUS:   Charged 

 

20 years

 

THUNDER BAY - Donald Milani, 69, was convicted of a number of charges in Nov, including breaking and entering and committing sexual assault, committing an indictable offense while disguised, sexual assault with a weapon, unlawful confinement, and robbery.  All the charges stem from a series of home invasion sexual assaults that took place in rural areas around Thunder Bay between 1985 and 1987. (CBC)  

 

MORE:   20 years sentence 

 

Community at risk

 

Christopher Watts

 

VANCOUVER - In the nearly 18 months since he was released from prison, Christopher Watts has been sent back into custody 5 times.  Watts, who is now 56, spent more than a decade in prison in connection with the 2001 death of Amanda Raymond.  The parole board decided earlier this month to recommend that Watts be charged criminally with breaching his LTSO - something that it has pushed for twice since his 2015 release, but has never actually happened.   (CTV)

 

PREVIOUS:   Short lived freedom 

 

City in trouble

 

SAULT STE MARIE - The city of Sault Ste. Marie is putting Essar Steel on notice.  The municipality is owed millions of dollars in backtaxes by the steelmaker, and that number is growing.  Essar has been under CCAA protection since Nov of 2015.  The steelmaker owes about $26M to the city, which is about a quarter of city's total tax levy.  (CBC)

 

MORE:   Steelworkers lose bid to appeal

PREVIOUS:   Essar Steel Algoma CCAA monitor

 

Death suspicious

 

YELLOW GRASS - Emergency crews were called to the fire at a home in Yellow Grass, SK, at 8:40pm Thursday. A woman was found at the house. She was pronounced dead at the scene.  The fire has since been extinguished and investigators consider the death suspicious.  (CTV) 

 

MORE:   Woman found dead 

 

Logging train derailment

 

WOSS - Rescue crews converged on Woss from across the north island Thursday morning after word that a logging train had derailed trapping 5 people.  Rail cars were being loaded farther up the tracks in a re-load yard when a cable may have snapped, releasing the train cars.  They then rolled down the tracks hitting a crew working with some equipment before derailing and spilling the logs. 2 people were pronounced dead at the scene.  (CHEK)

 

MORE:   2 killed   2 dead 

 

Double homicide

 

WILLIAMS LAKE - Police have confirmed the names of the victims of a double homicide as Jonathan Sellars, 30, and Devon Stewart, 26.  RCMP said they were first called April 18th to a home on Mackenzie Ave where they found the 2 victims.  Police determined the deaths to be suspicious.  (CFJC)  

 

MORE:   2 victims identified 

 

Death suspicious

 

WHITEHORSE - Greg Alvin Dawson, 45, was found dead on April 6.  Police say an autopsy was performed several days later.  'The results indicated that foul play could not be ruled out.'   (CBC) 

 

Charged 

 

NANAIMO - A Victoria man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a targeted shooting of a man in the lobby of the Howard Johnson Hotel in Nanaimo early Wednesday morning.  Brandon Tyler Woody, 30, is charged with murdering Andrew Alexander McLean, 34, while using a firearm.   (Victoria Times Colonist) 

 

MORE:   Targeted shooting    Charges laid

PREVIOUS:   Man in custody

 

Charged

 

MARKHAM - Police say Noel Williams, 27, was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the area of McCowan Road and Bur Oak Ave at around 1am on Feb 10. On April 19, Richmond Hill resident Jasper Atienza, 28, was arrested and charged in connection with the homicide.  (CP24)

 

PREVIOUS:   Shooting 

 

12-year-old charged

 

GARDEN HILL - RCMP officers went to a home in Garden Hill where they found the 11-year-old with life-threatening injuries. He later died.  During the investigation, they discovered that 3 boys - one 12-year-old and two 11-year-olds - were playing in the home when they found an improperly stored firearm. While the 12-year-old was handling it, the gun discharged.  The 12-year-old has been charged with negligence causing death and careless use of a firearm. The boy's father, who is 36 years old, will be charged with careless storage of a firearm.   (CBC) 

 

Guilty plea

 

       

Christa Cachene        Isaiah Rider

 

CALGARY - Isaiah Rider, 18, admitted in court that he killed Christa Cachene inside her Ranchlands home following a house party in 2015.  In an agreed statement of facts Rider said he got into a fight with Cachene, 26, stabbed her and pushed her down some stairs.  (CTV)

 

PREVIOUS:   Suspect arrested   Arrested   Mounties find wanted man   Wanted in custody  Victim was pregnant  

 

Spending for personal advantage

 

DISTRICT OF GUYSBOROUGH - A NS Ombudsman's report on spending in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough says a "concerning dynamic" existed around overall responsibility and accountability among councilors for travel and expense spending.  The report finds no wrongdoing, but says the system was built for "personal advantage" and allowed officials access to a form of short term loan and indiscriminate purchasing on corporate credit cards, including alcohol and various meals at restaurants.  (CP)

 

Homicide

 

                   

Martin RW Hauck          Glenn Gaetan

 

TORONTO - Police were called to Queen St E and Booth Ave at 1:50am on Monday morning for a medical assistance call.  They arrived to find a man with 'apparent injuries.'  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  The victim has been identified as Martin RW Hauck, 56.  A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Glenn Gaetan, 25, of Toronto for first degree murder.  (CP24)

 

MORE:   Suspect surrenders to police

 

Not foul play

 

AROLAND FN - Officers were called to a residence in the community on the morning of April 14 with reports of an injured male.  Officers found a 30-year-old Aroland First Nation man and transported him to hospital for medical treatment, but he died of his injuries.  A 26-year-old man was subsequently charged with assault with a weapon.  A post-mortem examination revealed that foul play was not the cause of the man's death.  The assault with a weapon charge remains in place but that the alleged assault was not the cause of the man's death. (CBC)

 

PREVIOUS:   Suspicious death   

 

Policy to not tell public

 

HAMILTON - SIU did not tell the public about most of its investigations into the conduct of Hamilton police officers last year, including 4 allegations of sexual assault and a vehicle death in which police were involved.  According to information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, since Jan 1, 2016, the SIU opened 17 investigations involving the Hamilton Police Service - but it only publicized 6 of them.  An SIU spokesperson said it's actually the organization's policy to not notify the public in cases of sexual assault claims.   (CBC) 

 

PREVIOUS:   Watchdog misses target   SIU annual report 2015-16   .pdf   Speed up investigations  

 

Suicides to be eligible

 

TORONTO - Officers who kill themselves after suffering job-related mental illness will no longer be automatically excluded from the posthumous honour following a settlement with Ontario's Human Rights Commission.   (Toronto Star) 

 

More inner workings of gang exposed

 

VANCOUVER - It was another interesting day at the murder trial of Cory Vallee as a former United Nations gang member described the inner workings of the gang both before and after its founder Clay Roueche was arrested in the US in May 2008.  (Vancouver Sun)   

 

PREVIOUS:   Gangster testifies

 

Man charged

 

GARDINER MINES - Richard Wayne MacNeil, 40, faces a count of first degree murder in the death of Sara Beth Ann Forbes, 33.  Police say Forbes' body was found inside a house at 87 O'Brien St after they got a 911 call from the home at around noon, Tuesday.  (Coastal Radio)

 

MORE:   Man charged 

 

Son charged

 

       

Kathy Dickout           Jason Glenn Dickout

 

EDMONTON - Officers responding to a call for assistance at 13019 32 St around 12:30am Monday found the body of Kathy Dickout, 53.   Jason Glenn Dickout, 30, is charged with second-degree murder.  (Edmonton Journal)

 

MORE:   Charged

PREVIOUS:   Suspicious death   Woman found dead 

 

Cold case arrest

 

Paul Hepher

 

CALGARY - 16 years after Paul Hepher, 50, was shot dead in a Calgary basement, police have charged a suspect with second-degree murder.  Terrance Lane Wardale, 61, is accused of killing Hepher, an amateur musician, in 2001.  In early 2014, police said new DNA related evidence was obtained and, on May 21 of that year, an RCMP crime lab confirmed a match to forensic evidence left at the scene.  (CBC)

 

MORE:   DNA played a huge role    DNA leads to charges   Cold case arrest 

 

100 years

 

         

Audrey Carey             Morrison Lampley

 

SAN FRANCISCO - Morrison Lampley was one of 3 people charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 killings.  Lila Alligood was sentenced to 50 years to life, while accomplice Sean Angold got 15 years. Angold received the lesser sentence for agreeing to testify against the others.  The trio admitted killing Audrey Carey, 23, of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC.   Steve Carter, 67, was killed 2 days later in Marin County north of San Francisco.  (AP)

 

MORE:   3 sentenced

PREVIOUS:   3 suspects    Plea deal   Scary 'tweakers'   Canadian found dead   Woman found dead   Canadian tourist killed     

 

10 years

 

       

Roxanne Louie            Grace Robotti

 

KELOWNA - Grace Robotti has been handed a life sentence for killing the mother of her great-grandson, Roxanne Louie.  The 67-year-old Penticton woman has no chance of parole for 10 years.  She was convicted of 2nd degree murder in the killing of Louie earlier this month.  (Global)

 

MORE:   Sentenced

PREVIOUS:   Found guilty   Guilty  Charged   Body recovered   Missing case now murder  

 

Owner dies in hospital

 

Simon Grant

 

LA RONGE - Simon Grant, 64, the owner of Louisiana's Bar-B-Que, died in hospital Monday, less than 48 hours after police responded to an armed robbery and found him seriously injured at the business.  The call came in to RCMP just before 11pm Saturday.  Investigators believe masked men entered the restaurant and assaulted Grant before fleeing the scene with cash.   (CTV)  

 

MORE:   Owner succumbs to injuries   Owner dead after armed robbery   3 suspects sought  

 

Semi hit-and-run

 

Marvin Knutson

 

GREAT FALLS - The man who was killed in a crash just outside of Great Falls on Saturday night has been identified as Marvin Knutson, 72, from Swift Current, SK.  A semi truck was southbound on I-15 when the driver decided to turn into the 'authorized only' section in the median to get to the weigh station.  The Caravan moved into the passing lane to avoid the semi but still made contact with the right rear side of the trailer.  The semi truck driver continued into the weigh station, stopped for a moment, but then drove away.  (KRTV)  

 

MORE:   Victim identified 

 

Victim ID'd 

 

BRAMPTON - Jordan Buchner, 23, was found in the parking lot at Masta's Lounge at around 3am on Saturday. He had suffered a single gunshot wound and died at the scene.  (Sun Media)

 

MORE:   Police identify man   Man identified

PREVIOUS:   Shooting   Man dead  

 

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