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RCMP arrest two men in connection with armed robberies

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The Portage la Prairie RCMP have made two arrests following two armed robberies, one of which involved a screwdriver, on Friday. Around 8:30 p.m. the RCMP went to Tupper Street in Portage la Prairie for an armed robbery. Officers said two people were walking home from work when they were reportedly approached by two men, who robbed them of a cellphone, debit card, money and a backpack at knifepoint. The suspects then fled. While RCMP investigated the incident, another armed robbery was reported nearby, this one involving a screwdriver insteadRead More


Wrongfully convicted men speak to university students

Wrongfully convicted men speak to university students

David Milgaard and William Mullins-Johnson both served time for crimes they did not commit. The pair spoke to a packed house at the University of Guelph on Tuesday evening. “The system needs to change, and one of the most effective ways is to educate the next generation coming up,” said Mullins-Johnson. The two exonerees were joined by a University of Toronto law professor to encourage students not to convict someone before a verdict is reached. “It’s just too easy for everyone, not just the lawyers, the jury, to fall intoRead More


OPP arrest two men in connection with alleged kidnapping

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Two local men are facing multiple charges in connection with what police are calling a ‘targeted kidnapping’ in Midland. Provincial Police say they were made aware of a kidnapping that occurred during the afternoon on Saturday in Little Lake Park. Police say the investigation led to the arrest of a 30-year-old Midland man and a 44-year-old man from Tay Township.  Both of the accused face kidnapping, violent robbery, and aggravated assault charges. Police say they are looking for a third Midland man in regards to his involvement in the allegedRead More