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Court agrees to review decision to reopen ‘Serial’ case

Adnan Syed

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court will review a decision to reopen a high-profile case for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.” Earlier this year, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed, upholding a 2016 lower court ruling. But the state’s top court has now agreed to consider whether Syed’s murder conviction should be reinstated. A Thursday court document says the case will be set for argument during a December session. Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing hisRead More


Manitoba seeing 25% increase in road fatalities in 2018

Road fatalities

Road-related deaths have seen a sharp increase in 2018 according to some startling numbers out of Manitoba Public Insurance. This year there’s been around a 25 per cent uptick in fatalities compared to 2017. “We’re also seeing an increase in fatalities on weekends,” said Brian Smiley, the MPI media relations coordinator. According to Smiley, the increase in weekend road deaths is a trend they’ve been noticing over the past few years. He said some possible explanations for this pattern are the fact that there’s more driver on the road asRead More


Firefighters rescue tiny pup from chair

Firefighters rescue tiny pup from chair

Firefighters need to be ready for every call, whether it’s a big fire or a very tiny rescue. Members of the Innisfil fire department were called to a home on Monday after a 3-month-old Chihuahua got stuck in a reclining chair. Firefighters were able to get the dog out quickly and back into the arms of the owner. No animals, or furniture, were hurt during the rescue. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss”Read More


Man dead following motorcycle crash at St. Thomas Raceway Park

OPP cruisers

Elgin OPP are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision at St. Thomas Raceway Park. Emergency crews were called to the track on Sparta Line around 9:30 p.m. Friday for single vehicle crash involving the bike. The man lost control of the motorcycle shortly after he crossed the finish line. A man was suffering from life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries. He has been identified as Bradley Schaafsma, 32, of St. Thomas. The investigation continues. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around theRead More


City faces $425K in external fees for lawsuit over Downtown police HQ project

Winnipeg police headquarters

The city is facing another cost overrun related to the Downtown Police Headquarters project. A new report says in order to sue over deficiencies with the building, the city’s legal department needs an over expenditure of $270,000. If approved the city wants to hire law firm Marr Finlayson Pollock. The report estimates all external legal fees could total up to $425,000. Mayor Brian Bowman says he supports the move, saying this term of council has had to clean up the mess from the scandal-plagued project. The city filed a statementRead More


OHL dreams? Brantford to study Civic Centre reno plan

OHL dreams? Brantford to study Civic Centre reno plan

In Brantford, it’s a question that never quite stops being asked. The city is bigger than five of the 17 Ontario communities which currently host Ontario Hockey League teams. It’s centrally located. It has its own place in hockey history, having given the game such legends as Wayne Gretzky and Doug Jarvis. So why doesn’t it have its own OHL team? Currently, junior hockey competition in Brantford tops out at junior B. The 99ers – named after Gretzky, of course – compete at that level. The 99ers play their homeRead More


‘You get a twist in your soul’: Van de Vorst journey continues after McKay sentenced

Jordan Van de Vorst, his wife Chanda and their children, two-year-old Miguire and five-year-old Kamryn, are seen in this image from Facebook. All were killed in the crash.

It’s been 883 days since the Van de Vorst family lost four members of their family and 677 days since the woman responsible for the deaths was sentenced for the crimes. On Friday, their late son and brother’s birthday, Linda and Lou Van de Vorst along with their daughters, traveled to a hotel in Maple Creek. The next day they drove further, to Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge to read victim impact statements at Catherine McKay’s parole board hearing. She was denied unescorted temporary absences to see her family by theRead More


North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation

North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation

Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 25, 2018 1:30AM EDT SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea said Friday that it’s still willing to sit for talks with the United States “at any time, (in) any format,” a remarkably restrained and diplomatic response, from a nation noted for its proud belligerence, to U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt cancellation of a summit with the North’s autocratic leader, Kim Jong Un. The statement by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, a longtime nuclear negotiator and senior diplomat,Read More


Mississauga blast: 15 hurt in explosion at Indian restaurant

Police release photos of explosion suspects

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:43PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 7:33AM EDT Police in Mississauga, Ont., are on the hunt for two men who entered an Indian restaurant on Thursday night and detonated what police described as an improvised explosive device, injuring 15 people. Three of those suffered serious blast injuries and were taken to trauma centres; the rest sustained smaller shrapnel injuries. The majority of the victims have been treated and released, while the three most seriously injured are now in stable condition. PeelRead More


Ovechkin shines in Game 7 as Caps beat Lightning 4-0

Ovechkin stars in win over Lightning

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night. Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots for his second straight shutout and the Lightning, who led the NHL in goals during the regular season, failed to score in the last 159 minutes, 27 seconds – a stretch of nearly eight periods. Ovechkin, who hadRead More