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Boy, 16, sought in fatal shooting of 2 men from Toronto’s rap scene

Jahvante Smart and Ernest Modekwe

TORONTO — Police say they’re looking for a 16-year-old boy in a shooting that left two emerging artists in the Toronto rap scene dead. Jahvante Smart, 21, known as Smoke Dawg and Ernest (Kosi) Modekwe, 28, known as Koba Prime, were gunned down in Toronto’s Entertainment District on June 30. Police say a woman shot in the same incident is expected to recover. Investigators say the Toronto teen is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, and they’re asking anyone who knows his whereaboutsRead More


Jean-Marc Vallee wants to keep HBO ties after ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Sharp Objects’

Jean-Marc Vallee

TORONTO — Oscar-nominated Montreal director Jean-Marc Vallee never thought he’d work in television. Now, he adores it. After helming HBO’s hit series “Big Little Lies” and the new southern gothic mystery “Sharp Objects,” he says he “absolutely” wants to continue working with the network. “I feel I’m part of the family and I want to keep developing the relationship,” Vallee said in a recent phone interview. “It’s all about people, and when you find your people, you just don’t want to change. That’s why I’m introducing to my American friendsRead More


Man arrested in Saint Hyacinthe murder

SQ headquarters

A suspect was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a murder in Saint Hyacinthe, Que.  The SQ said that around noon on Tuesday, it received several phone calls about a man who was injured in a pedestrian crossing.  The victim was identified as 60-year old Denis Chasse, a native of the town. The SQ hasn’t released the cause of death.  The suspect is in his thirties and is set to appear in court on Wednesday.  Both he and Chasse were known to police.  The investigation is ongoing.  Source link #canadiannewsRead More


Habs go heavy on centers on second day of NHL draft

NHL Draft in Dallas

After picking Finnish center Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the third overall pick on Friday night, the Montreal Canadiens continued to add depth up the middle during the NHL draft’s second day. Overall, the Canadiens added another six centremen to their ranks. In the second round, they took Swede Jacob Olofsson while adding Canadian Cameron Hills in the third. In the later rounds, they selected Allan McShane of Barrie, ON, Cole Fonstad, Samuel Houde and Brett Stapley. Also selected were several wingers, including Finish-American Jesse Ylonen at thirty-fifth overall. Ylonen’s father, Juha,Read More


Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Byward Market stabbing

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Ottawa Police say a 27-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed early Saturday morning. Officers say they were called to an address on York St. near Byward Market Square just before 2:45 a.m. There, police found the man with what they describe as “serious and life-threatening injuries.” Police say they have no suspects at this time. The incident is under investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police.  Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories”Read More


Senior attacked and robbed outside northeast casino, surveillance stills released

Persons of interest - senior robbed outside casino

The Calgary Police Service is asking for help from the public as investigators attempt to identify a woman who robbed an 88-year-old man in the parking lot of a northeast casino. At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, an 88-year-old man left Casino Calgary, in the 1400 block of Meridian Road N.E., and entered his car. Police say a woman approached the man’s vehicle and attempted to sell him some jewelry. The senior refused the offer and the woman allegedly reached into the car and attacked the man. AnRead More


Raptors Uprising gamers show off their well-appointed high-tech home in Toronto

Raptors Uprising GC

TORONTO — It comes with 10 gaming stations, six bedrooms, ping-pong and a pool table, not to mention big-screen TVs galore and a spacious deck complete with a barbecue and hot tub. But depending on your definition, there is more work than play in the well-appointed house that serves as home to the six members of the Raptors Uprising GC (Gaming Club), who carry the gaming colours of the Raptors in the NBA 2K League. Toronto’s Yusuf (Yusuf–Scarbz) Abdulla and American teammates Christopher (Detoxys) Doyle, Kenneth (Kenny) Hailey, Seanquai (KingQuai614)Read More


Kim Jong Un ‘liable for crimes against humanity’: report

Kim Jong Un

In U.S. President Donald Trump’s words, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gone from heading a “cruel dictatorship” to being “very honourable” over the past few months. To human rights investigators, however, “crimes against humanity have been — and continue to be — committed on a massive scale” in Kim’s isolated kingdom. A Dec. 2017 report prepared by the International Bar Association (IBA) War Crimes Committee called on the international community to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly committed in North Korea’s network of political prisons, which the IBA hasRead More


Judge faces quandary in sex assault case after teenage complainant quits showing up

Scales of justice

A sexual assault complainant who testified against her alleged attacker — but then simply refused to finish cross-examination — has presented a rare quandary for the justice system. The matter in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court underscores the tenuous balance between the right to cross-examine a witness — a cornerstone of the adversarial court process — with the importance of minimizing the potentially traumatic impact the legal system can have on alleged victims. At issue is a he-said, she-said case: A 19-year-old woman said she had been sexually assaulted byRead More


Man faces slew of charges going wrong way on 401, SIU investigating

OPP cruisers

CTV London Published Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:27PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:46PM EDT A 20-year-old Lambton County man is facing numerous charges after going the wrong way on the 401 near Dutton. OPP say the incident happened Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. He is charged with the following: • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle • Driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood • Driving while disqualified • Refuse to provide breath sample at road side  • Possession of a schedule I substance Read More