BC gangster Jarrod Bacon out on statutory release

VANCOUVER - B.C. gangster Jarrod Bacon was let out of prison on statutory release this summer in spite of the fact that the parole board and his case managers believe he has more interest in securing his ties to the criminal underworld than changing his ways. (The Province)

Militants, police killed in failed attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi

KARACHI - Separatist militants armed with guns and a suicide vest tried to storm the Chinese consulate in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Friday, in one of the most serious attacks in years against Chinese nationals in the Islamic state. No Chinese nationals or consulate staff were harmed.(NPR)

President, principal of St. Mike’s resign in wake of sex assault scandal

TORONTO - The president and principal of beleaguered St. Michael’s College School have resigned as police continue their investigation into allegations of a physical and sexual abuse at the prestigious educational institution. (Toronto Sun)
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  • Toronto gang leader and rapper sobs after jury convicts him of 1st degree murder

    A Toronto gang leader and rapper broke down and cried Wednesday evening after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 revenge shooting death of Neeko Mitchell outside a Rexdale community centre. (Toronto Star)

    Man jailed after killing, sexual assault at Catholic supply store

    ST. LOUIS - A man was charged Wednesday with killing one woman and sexually assaulting two others after herding them at gunpoint into the back room of a suburban St. Louis religious supplies shop. The arrest of 53-year-old Thomas Bruce, of Imperial, ended a two-day manhunt that followed the brazen Monday afternoon attack at a Catholic Supply store in another St. Louis suburb, Ballwin. The attack frightened the region and led some schools, churches and businesses to close. (CBS news)
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  • Possible fraud, theft of public funds led to removal of senior officers of the legislature

    VICTORIA - Two senior officers of the B.C. legislature who were publicly escorted out of the building in Victoria this week amid a criminal probe are being investigated for possible fraud and theft involving public funds, two sources told Postmedia News Wednesday. (Vancouver Sun)
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  • Vancouver cop from storied family suspended, demoted

    A Vancouver cop from a storied police family has been suspended without pay for six days and demoted in rank after an investigation into allegations that he assaulted a civilian while off-duty. (The Province)

    Hardside Hells Angel found slain under bridge

    A full-patch Hells Angel with the Hardside Chapter was found murdered under the Golden Ears Bridge on Sunday. Chad Wilson, a former Hells Angel in San Diego, then Haney, joined the biker gang’s newest chapter when it formed last year. (Vancouver Sun)
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  • Man wounded after car shot at more than a dozen times on Hwy. 410

    TORONTO - A man drove himself to a hospital in Brampton Tuesday following a shooting near Highway 410, police said. (CBC)

    Chicago Hospital shooting: Young cop, doctor, pharmacy resident, gunman dead

    A Chicago police officer and two other people were killed in an attack at a South Side hospital Monday afternoon that sent medical personnel and police scrambling through halls, stairwells and even the nursery in search of victims and the shooter before he was found dead. (Chicago Tribune)