Law & Order

Accused BC killer claims he was busy with other crimes

VANCOUVER -- A man accused of murdering five people in an arson fire in Vancouver says he was out committing other crimes the night of the blaze.

5-year-old dies as Alberta lake rescue goes wrong

BROOKS, Alta. -- A five-year-old girl is dead and seven other people are recovering from hypothermia after a family in distress and their rescuers capsized on a wind-swept Alberta lake.

Assault in Davie Village puts gay man in hospital

A White Rock man will undergo surgery today after he was violently attacked in Davie Village early Saturday morning in what police are calling a hate crime. Jordan Smith, 27, had been holding hands with a male friend as he walked down the 900 bloc...

Autistic boy found after Amber Alert

Precious Yutangco Toronto Star 28.09.2008
Autistic boy found after Amber Alert

An autistic boy, who police suspected was kidnapped by his father, has been found safe and sound. Hamilton police issued an Amber Alert Monday, after Austin Large, 13, and his father Elias Large, left for a fishing trip in the North Bay area on th...

Milgaards slowed wheels of justice, report says

KATHERINE O'NEILL The Globe and Mail 27.09.2008
Milgaards slowed wheels of justice, report says

SASKATOON -- Almost 40 years after her son was wrongfully convicted of murder, Joyce Milgaard wants his infamous case to become an election campaign issue in light of a new report calling on Ottawa to set up an independent review body to avoid sim...

Accused hacker freed on bail in $1.8M theft case

Daryl Slade Calgary Herald 26.09.2008
Accused hacker freed on bail in $1.8M theft case

The alleged mastermind of a $1.8-million theft from a Calgary financial company has been granted bail. Provincial court Judge John Bascom ordered Ehud Tenenbaum -- who spent time in jail for hacking into the U.S. Defence Department's computer syst...

Murders may have been case of mistaken identity

Police are probing the theory that two upstanding young men from Toronto were murdered in a case of mistaken identity. Homicide investigators said at a news conference Wednesday they have no leads on a suspect or a motive in the shooting deaths of...

Judge to render verdict in first 'Toronto 18' trial

TORONTO — A Toronto-area youth accused of being part of an Islamic terrorist conspiracy finds out Thursday morning whether a judge agrees with the charge.

Harper promises to remould Canada's youth justice laws

Andrew Mayeda and Mike Blanchfield Ottawa Citizen 24.09.2008
Harper promises to remould Canada's youth justice laws

Conservative leader Stephen Harper promised yesterday to scrap Canada's young offenders law and replace it with a tougher version under which youth who commit serious violent crimes will no longer be able to keep their names out of the news.

Police offering $50K reward for information on double homicide

TORONTO — Toronto police are offering $50,000 for information on the shooting deaths of two young men earlier this summer.

Caped bank robber left suspicious package behind

Toronto police re-opened a section of Queen Street in Leslieville following a robbery attempt in which a suspect wearing a black Halloween cape left a suspicious-looking package behind, triggering a scare.

Man drowns after going for swim near Centre Island

The search for a 26-year-old man who went missing after going for a swim off the shores of Toronto's Centre Island has ended in tragedy.

Suspect charged in north Toronto stabbing

Carmen Chai Toronto Star 23.09.2008
Suspect charged in north Toronto stabbing

Toronto police have charged a man in connection to a stabbing at a grocery store on Friday afternoon. Around noon on Sept. 19, a 34-year-old woman was walking near the Real Canadian Superstore in the Dufferin St. and Hwy. 407 area when a man asked...

PMO calls in spooks to find pranksters who sent emails in Harper's name

OTTAWA — The Prime Minister's Office has asked Canada's secretive electronic counter-espionage police to investigate how someone might have gained access to a government Internet service to send out spoof emails in Stephen Harper's name.

Man's death on Internet

Man's death on Internet

EDMONTON -- Edmonton's 20th homicide, the slaying of a 30-year-old with alleged gang ties, unfolded before a traffic camera perched near an intersection.

Toronto police probe weekend shootings

More gun violence rocked Toronto streets overnight. Police were flooded with calls at 4 a.m. after a round of shots were fired near Dundas Street West and Centre Street.

Police boost firepower in Calgary

Gwendolyn Richards Calgary Herald 20.09.2008
Police boost firepower in Calgary

New assault rifles, touted as safer and more accurate, will be in the hands of some Calgary police officers by Sunday. The Colt C8A2 rifles will be issued to 120 officers after they undergo 40 hours of training, including one night session designe...

Woman accused of killing 7-year-old Toronto girl appears in court

TORONTO - Donna Irving, one of two people facing first-degree murder charges in the death of seven-year-old Katelynn Sampson, made a brief appearance in court Friday.

Woman sexually assaulted for 10 minutes on quiet residential street near U of T campus

For 10 minutes, a young woman was sexually assaulted during a vicious attack in a downtown neighbourhood, but not one person answered her screams.

Video, images released in Driftwood shooting

Police have released security camera video and still images of three suspects in the Driftwood shooting earlier this week. All three individuals are shown in the video walking separately towards the scene of the shooting on a basketball court at 4...

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