El Chapo wanted the Hells Angels to kill ‘Catboy’, had ties to Montreal Mafia

Canadian drug trafficker Stephen Tello, known as “Catboy,” came within a whisker of being murdered on the orders of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who suspected the former real estate agent was stealing from him. (Montreal Gazette)

Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso found dead

A Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso has been found dead, says his family, two days after he was abducted. Kirk Woodman, originally from Halifax, was abducted Tuesday night by a dozen gunmen at a mining site owned by Vancouver-based Progress Minerals near the border with Niger, in an area the government says is under growing threat from armed jihadists. (CBC News)

Sex offence against child only brings 14 month sentence for Kelowna man

A Kelowna resident who pleaded guilty to sexually interfering with an eight-year-old girl has been sentenced to 14 months in jail. (Vancouver Sun)

Feds say ‘star’ DEA agent abroad stole millions

MIAMI - A U.S. federal narcotics agent known for his expensive tastes and high-profile drug seizures has been implicated in a multimillion-dollar money-laundering conspiracy that involved the very cartel criminals he was charged with fighting in Colombia. (AP)

Devil’s Army boss released on bail in murder case

VICTORIA - Devil’s Army president Richard “Ricky” Alexander has been released on $600,000 bail after being charged last year with first-degree murder. (Vancouver Sun)

Man facing multiple charges after ramming police SUV during ‘crime spree’

LETHBRIDGE - Shortly after releasing a photo of him ramming a police car, Mounties got their man after the driver led police on a chase through a rural area east of Lethbridge. (Calgary Herald)

Angry Eagles fan attacks girlfriend after loss, puts dog in microwave, police say

Upset about the Philadelphia Eagles playoff loss on Sunday, a 31-year-old woman attacked her girlfriend inside their room at the Best Western hotel in Hanover Township, Northampton County, and placed the girlfriend’s dog inside a microwave, according to court records. (The Morning Call)

US judge rules authorities can’t force people to unlock technology

A judge in California ruled Thursday that U.S. authorities cannot force people to unlock technology via fingerprint or facial recognition, even with a search warrant. Magistrate Judge Kandis Westmore, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, made the ruling as investigators tried to access someone's property in Oakland. (Fox News)

Alberta RCMP looking for two missing 12-yr-olds

Alberta RCMP are looking for two missing 12-year-olds believed to be travelling together. Rhianna Pelletier of Innisfail and Nicolas Givotkoff of Red Deer were both reported missing on Jan. 14. (CBC News)

Man shot dead, another wounded while sitting in parked SUV in Queens

NEW YORK - Two men were shot, one fatally, while sitting in an Audi SUV in Queens, police said Monday. (New York Post)