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Dellen Millard seeks mistrial as jury continues deliberations

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, December 14, 2017 11:09AM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 14, 2017 11:10AM EST TORONTO — A man accused of killing a former lover and burning her body is seeking a mistrial as the jury continues to deliberate on a verdict. Dellen Millard, who is representing himself, says the lawyer of his co-accused, Mark Smich, crossed the line in his closing address to the jury when he purportedly blamed Millard for the death of Laura Babcock. The Crown alleges Millard and Smich killed Babcock in theRead More

More than four years behind bars for man convicted in fiery fatal crash

A judge has handed down a sentence the 21-year-old man who pleaded guilty to charges he faced for his role in a fiery fatal collision. Eric Lestar was impaired, at more than twice the legal blood alcohol limit, when he got behind the wheel and sped through traffic in October 2016. He rear-ended the SUV Joann Christou, 50, was driving. The SUV burst into flames with Christou trapped inside, she was pronounced dead at the scene. On Monday, Judge Larry Anderson sentenced Lestar to four years and three months behindRead More

French baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

PARIS — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the world’s largest dairy groups, said it was warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become sick since Dec. 1. According to a list published on the French health ministry’s website, the recall affects customers in countries around the world, including: Britain and Greece in Europe, Morocco and Sudan in Africa, Peru and Colombia in South America andRead More

NYC explosion: Device explodes on subway platform

Colleen Long, The Associated Press Published Monday, December 11, 2017 8:08AM EST Last Updated Monday, December 11, 2017 8:50AM EST NEW YORK — A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a man had a pipe bomb strapped to him when it went off on a New York City subway platform. The explosion happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday. Details were still developing. The person was arrested and has non-life-threatening injuries. Another person on the platform sustained non-life-threatening injuries The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymityRead More

‘Well, there’s no limit on it’: Ohio student makes a fortune buying Canadian-invented ether cryptocurrency – Business

Anne Gaviola Eddy Zillan is an 18-year-old high school senior in Cleveland. He loves going to car shows and he plans to attend dental school after he graduates to become an orthodontist. In many ways, he’s like most students his age except for the fact that he’s made a fortune buying and selling cryptocurrencies. In about three years, Zillan has turned about $12,000 US into more than $500,000. It all started with gifts he got at 13. “A portion of the money I received for my bar mitzvah, I used it toRead More

City holds grand opening for new Calgary Zoo bridge

The City of Calgary has an early Christmas gift for Calgarians in the form of a new route to access one of the city’s premier attractions. Following just about a year of traffic hassles, southeast commuters and businesses were all invited to take part in the festivities to open the new 12 Street S.E. Bridge. The bridge boasts improved bike and pedestrian paths alongside wider lanes that will soon be open for vehicles to use. Another nearby bridge, the Baines Bridge, and the Zoo Road has also been refurbished toRead More

First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Interested in NASA? Add NASA as an interest to stay up to date on the latest NASA news, video, and analysis from ABC News. America’s first black astronaut, Air Force Maj. Robert Lawrence Jr., finally got full honors Friday on the 50th anniversary of his death. Several hundred people gathered at Kennedy Space Center to commemorate Lawrence, who almost certainly would have gone on to fly in space had he not died in a plane crash on Dec. 8, 1967. The crowd included NASA dignitaries, astronauts, fellow Omega Psi PhiRead More

‘Making a Murderer’ defendant Brendan Dassey’s confession stands: court

Michael Tarm, The Associated Press Published Friday, December 8, 2017 4:19PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 8, 2017 4:52PM EST CHICAGO — A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the “Making a Murderer” series from prison, though one dissenting judge called the case “a profound miscarriage of justice.” The full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed Brendan Dassey’s claims that investigators tricked him into confessing that he took part in raping and killing photographer Teresa HalbachRead More

Georgetown shopkeeper takes down robbery suspect outside store

Halton Regional Police say a convenience store owner thwarted a suspect who allegedly attempted to rob him in the Glen Williams area of Georgetown on Thursday evening. Just before 6 p.m. Thursday, investigators say a male suspect entered Preston’s Food Market on Confederation Street and allegedly demanded all the cash available inside. Police say the owner of the store chased the suspect outside and “grappled him to the ground” with the help of passersby. Citizens held the suspect down until police arrived and he was arrested. No one was injuredRead More

Gym bans coach following allegations of sexual abuse

MONTREAL — An Edmonton gym has banned a gymnastics coach from its premises amid allegations he sexually abused some of his former students. Champions Gymnastics says it is taking the allegations against Michel Arsenault seriously. Its move comes after a report by the CBC’s French-language network that Arsenault sexually abused at least three gymnasts in Quebec when they were minors in the 1980s and early ’90s. Radio-Canada says Arsenault did not respond to requests for comment. Champions Gymnastics says Arsenault will no longer be involved in any of its activities.Read More