‘Good Samaritan’ rapist busted

Cops on Saturday busted the brute who allegedly raped a woman after posing as a good Samaritan in Brownsville earlier this month. Jason Lopez, 40, was charged with first-degree rape, third-degree robbery, sex abuse, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching, cops said. (New York Post)

China’s detention of 2 Canadians ‘unacceptable’: US Secretary of State

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant. (Global News)

Bikers come from near and far for funeral of BC Hells Angel

VANCOUVER - More than 300 mourners packed a Maple Ridge church Saturday to remember slain Hells Angel Chad Wilson. Some members of the notorious biker gang and their support clubs arrived on Harleys — many of which had temporary one-day insurance to attend the service at the Maple Ridge Alliance Church on Dewdney Trunk Road. (Vancouver Sun)

Montana man pleads guilty to killing 2 people, putting them in acid

MISSOULA - A Montana man pleaded guilty Friday to stabbing two people to death, including a teenage girl, dismembering their bodies and then trying to dissolve them in tubs filled with acid in the basement of a home. (New York Post)

Winnipeg pastor guilty of arranging to meet teen for sex

Nathan George Rieger, 53, was arrested on August 10 after arranging to meet with whom he believed to be a 15-year-old girl for sex. It was actually a sting operation set up by the Arroyo Grande Police Department. Rieger was taken into custody when he arrived at the set meeting place. (KSBY)
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  • Two street gangsters jailed in gun, arson conspiracy

    Two young men involved in a violent Lower Mainland gang conflict were handed lengthy sentences in B.C. Supreme Court Thursday. Taqdir Singh Gill and Walta Abay, along with five others, were arrested in October 2017 after a Vancouver Police and Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit investigation called Project Temper. Gill and Abay were originally charged with conspiracy to commit murder, as well as other counts. (Vancouver Sun)

    Vice-Admiral Norman’s trial offers glimpse into cutthroat Ottawa politics

    Ottawa — to borrow a phrase from Dickens — is sometimes a city of cutthroats in fine linen. Arguments in court today over the relevance of federal documents to the criminal case against the military's former second-in-command offered another reminder of that. (CBC)
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  • Thunder Bay police charge man with 2nd degree murder in killing of Braiden Jacob

    The Thunder Bay Police Service said Friday that a man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob. Police say the 22-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday and faces a charge of second-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday.Jacob's body was found on Dec. 9 shortly after 11:30 a.m. near the southern portion of Chapples Park in Thunder Bay. (CBC)

    Strasbourg shooting suspect killed by police

    STRASBOURG - The man suspected of killing at least three people and wounding 13 others at Strasbourg's famed Christmas market has been killed by French police, following a shoot-out not far from the scene of Tuesday's attack. (CNN)
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  • Unfounded bomb threats reported in cities across North America

    Dozens of bomb threats — all believed to be unfounded — were reported in major cities across Canada and the United States on Thursday.  Officials from both countries said they believe the threats — clumsily written emails demanding $20,000 US payments of bitcoin — may have all come from the same source. (CBC)
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