Country Thunder: RCMP made 46 arrests, issue 307 tickets during festival

The RCMP says a majority of the calls it responded to during this year’s Country Thunder festival were alcohol-related. The festival is now wrapping up, and the RCMP has provided final numbers on its enforcement activity over the weekend. (Regina Leader Post)

Founder of African American museum found dead in car trunk

BATON ROUGE - The 75-year-old founder of an African American history museum in Louisiana was found dead in the trunk of a car in what police are calling a “heinous act.” (New York Post)

Chinese researcher escorted from infectious disease lab amidst RCMP investigation

A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg amidst an RCMP investigation into what's being described as a possible "policy breach."

Newark cop shoots and kills ex-wife, wounds her boyfriend

A Newark police officer killed his ex-wife and wounded her boyfriend in shooting late Sunday night in Morris County before being arrested at his parents’ home on Monday morning, authorities said.(

Drugs, guns, hand grenades seized in drug bust

SYLVAN LAKE - Three people are facing a combined 35 charges after RCMP busted a drug trafficking operation where drugs, cash and weapons including three hand grenades were seized. (Edmonton Journal)

RCMP helicopter, K9 help end crime spree in northeast Alberta

A crime spree east of Edmonton that culminated with the torching of a stolen vehicle has been smashed thanks to a joint police operation drawing in a helicopter, dog unit and a spike belt. (Edmonton Journal)

IIO investigation after man falls from West End building and dies

VANCOUVER - The Independent Investigations Office is looking into an incident after a man fell to his death from a West End apartment building. Just after noon on Saturday, Vancouver police responded to several reports of someone throwing items out of an apartment window in a building on Bidwell Street near Haro Street. (The Province)

Tacoma police shoot and kill man throwing incendiary devices at ICE detention centre

An armed man was killed, stopped by police while allegedly trying to burn down Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center. The violence forced people to cancel a planned immigrants’ rights rally ahead of expected roundups of illegal immigrants across the country. (KIRO)

Sicko who extorted 100 girls, women for nude pics jailed 35 years

A twisted perv who blackmailed more than 100 women and girls — some as young as 10 — to get nude photos has been jailed 35 years. (Toronto Sun)

KNIGHT: Police playing whack-a-mole

Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver is located in the historic Japantown part of the Downtown Eastside. It was opened in 1902 and for many years has been host to the Powell Street Festival put on by the local Japanese community celebrating their culture. For the first time this year there will be no Powell Street Festival. It’s too dangerous. (True North)