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Armed 25-year-old man shot dead by police after hostages taken inside Vaughan bank

Rachael D’Amore, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 2:29PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:47PM EST York Regional Police say officers have shot and killed an armed suspect after he allegedly stormed a Vaughan bank, taking staff and customers hostage. Police were made aware of the situation shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Const. Andy Pattenden said officers responded to the RBC bank branch near Major Mackenzie Drive West and Dufferin Street after receiving calls about a man inside the bank with a gun. When officersRead More

Windsor to host Can-Am Police-Fire Games in 2022

Mayor Drew Dilkens announced Tuesday morning that the city’s bid to host the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games was successful. The Can-Am Police-Fire Games is a multi-sport event hosted every two years in either Canada or the United States. We’re thrilled to be setting up another signature event for our city and region,” said Mayor Dilkens. It is a six day event with traditional sports such as soft-ball, swimming and track and field to more specified events such as SWAT competitions. Police Chief Al Frederick, Fire Chief Stephen Laforet, along withRead More

Woman who sexually abused young girl apologizes during sentencing hearing

Ryan Flanagan, CTV Kitchener Published Monday, December 11, 2017 6:16PM EST Last Updated Monday, December 11, 2017 6:27PM EST A Kitchener woman cried in court Monday as she read out a letter to the seven-year-old girl she committed sexual offences against. Monday was the sentencing hearing for Sonya Lucas, one of three people convicted in connection with attacks on the girl – whose availability for sexual purposes had been advertised online. Court has heard that Lucas accompanied the men at the girl’s home in Hamilton on one occasion, while workingRead 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

Firefighters brace for second week of California wildfires

LOS ANGELES – Officials say the largest, most destructive wildfire burning in Southern California is expected to grow as it enters its second week. The Thomas Fire north of Los Angeles has burned more than 700 square kilometres, prompted tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed nearly 800 structures. The fire that started Dec. 4 is 15 per cent contained. It was fanned by dry Santa Ana winds that spit embers ahead of fire lines. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown says the containment number will likely go down notRead More

Box Office: ‘Coco’ wins as ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ waits in the wings

LOS ANGELES ( – With anticipation building for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites. (L-R) Director Lee Unkrich, Anthony Gonzalez, who plays the voice of Miguel, co-director/screenwriter Adrian Molina and producer Darla K. Anderson attends Disney-Pixar’s U.S. premiere of “Coco” in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 8, 2017. REUTERS/David McNew “Coco” joined “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” “Fate of the Furious” and “Split” as 2017 titlesRead More

Science Rocks in the Gateway City

Young technology buffs gather in North Bay for a lego-inspired robotics competition with an environmental twist. Joey Slattery reports. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Final day for voters to cast advance ballots in Calgary-Lougheed byelection

Time is running out for voters in the southwest riding of Calgary-Lougheed to cast their advance ballots in the upcoming byelection later this month. UCP leader Jason Kenney is running for his seat in the legislature after longtime MLA Dave Rodney stepped down in November. The leader of the Liberal Party, David Khan, is also running in the byelection alongside four other candidates. A candidate forum is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Braeside Community Centre. The advance polls close at 8:00 p.m. and Election Day is onRead More

Charlie Sheen sues tabloid over assault allegation

The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:19PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:21PM EST NEW YORK — Charlie Sheen is suing the National Enquirer, saying that the magazine defamed him by alleging he sexually assaulted teen actor Corey Haim. In papers filed Friday in Los Angeles, Sheen called the tabloid’s allegations “ridiculous” and “disgusting.” The Enquirer’s Nov. 8 edition includes a quote from actor Dominick Brascia, saying that Sheen had assaulted Haim when he was in his mid-teens and Sheen around 20. Sheen and Haim, whoRead More

Collision in Longueuil sends four children to hospital

Police are investigating a possible road rage incident on Highway 132 where a man and four children were involved in a vehicle collision. Police received several calls about a man in a van who was driving dangerously at around 10 a.m. on Saturday. The erratic driving started several kilometers away. The driver, a man in his 40s, first struck a vehicle on Highway 40 West at Henri-Bourassa Blvd., then another at Marien Ave. He finally hit another vehicle, throwing it onto a wall on the 132 West near Roland-Therrien Blvd.Read More