July 23rd, 2018

Provincial News

Baby found unresponsive in Calgary home dies in hospital

By The Canadian Press on July 13th, 2018

CALGARY – Police say a baby that was rushed to hospital when the child was found unresponsive in a northeast Calgary home has died. They say a call came in from a home in the Pineridge neighbourhood just before 8 a.m. on Friday. It’s believed the baby suffered cardiac arrest. The medical examiner has been ... Read More »

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Unexpected arrival at Calgary arrest scene triggers police gunfire

By The Canadian Press on July 13th, 2018

CALGARY – One person is in hospital after a police-involved shooting during an arrest attempt in Calgary Police say a suspected stolen vehicle that was spotted Thursday afternoon was tracked for about six hours before it eventually pulled into a southeast neighbourhood around 10:30 p.m. Tactical unit members were trying to make an arrest when ... Read More »

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Alberta Mountie charged with assault with a weapon, accused of pointing Taser

By The Canadian Press on July 12th, 2018

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. – Alberta RCMP say a Mountie has been charged with assault with a weapon after a Taser was allegedly pointed at a municipal employee. Police say last December a conducted energy weapon was pointed at the head of the worker at the Sherwood Park RCMP detachment. RCMP say the Mountie is accused ... Read More »

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Body of toddler found downstream from where he disappeared in northern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on July 12th, 2018

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – RCMP believe they have recovered the body of a two-year-old Grande Prairie boy who disappeared along the Wapiti River in northern Alberta last week. Mounties say a child’s body was found today on a construction berm in the Peace River, about 220 kilometres downstream from where the toddler was last seen. ... Read More »

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Alberta man gets long prison term for girlfriend’s ‘cruel and cowardly’ death

By The Canadian Press on July 11th, 2018

CALGARY – A Calgary man convicted of killing his girlfriend and attempting to frame her death as a suicide has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Luke Anthony MacLeod, who is 34, was sentenced Tuesday after he pleaded guilty in April to a charge of manslaughter in the March 2015 death of Sheri Michelle ... Read More »

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Former Lethbridge, Alta., teacher sentenced to five years for child porn

By The Canadian Press on July 10th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A former teacher in southern Alberta has been sentenced to four years in prison on child pornography charges. Dwayne Schnell was removed from the Lethbridge school where he taught grades 7 to 12 after he was charged in October. He pleaded guilty to making and distributing child pornography, and publication of an ... Read More »

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Teen girl died: Charges in Alberta crash between transport truck and school bus

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2018

THORHILD, Alta. – Charges have been laid in the death of a teenage girl who was on a school bus involved in a collision with a transport truck. Maisie Watkinson, who was 15, died on March 7 when the bus was hit from behind while taking students to school in Thorhild, about 85 kilometres north ... Read More »

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Man and motive sought after fuel pumped, poured, ignited, at Calgary gas bar

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2018

CALGARY – Police are looking for a suspect after a gas pump at a Calgary convenience store was set on fire. The man drove into the northeast-area business sometime after 3:00 a.m. Monday and bought a fuel container and some gasoline. Investigators say the gas was then poured on the base of a pump and ... Read More »

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Boy, 10 drowns in Astotin Lake in Elk Island National Park: RCMP

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2018

Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., RCMP say a 10-year-old boy has drowned in Astotin Lake in Elk Island National Park. Police say officers were dispatched to the park Sunday evening to investigate a report of a missing child. A release issued late Sunday night says the boy was found in the lake by family members, and was ... Read More »

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Search resumes for toddler who disappeared near river in Alberta

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2018

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – The search has resumed for a two-year-old boy who went missing near the Wapiti River in western Alberta. Grande Prairie RCMP say the toddler disappeared near the Canfor Bridge in the Regional Municipality of Greenview, Alta., on Friday evening. They say police and Grande Prairie Technical Search and Rescue used boats, ... Read More »

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