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Off-duty B.C. Mountie charged for allegedly having loaded gun in vehicle
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Off-duty B.C. Mountie charged for allegedly having loaded gun in vehicle

A British Columbia RCMP officer is facing firearms charges over alleged behaviour while off duty earlier this summer. The BC Prosecution Service said Monday that Const. Olavo Castro, an officer with the B.C. Highway Patrol, was charged with one count of occupying a vehicle knowing there was a restricted firearm in it and one count of unauthorized possession of a loaded restricted firearm in a motor vehicle.The incident is alleged to have occurred on July 1 in Williams Lake.Global News has requested more information on the circumstances of the alleged offence and whether it involved a police service weapon from the RCMP. Trending Stories Story continues below advertisement Const. Castro’s status with the force was also not immediately...
New Trial for N. Carolina Insurance Magnate Set for March
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New Trial for N. Carolina Insurance Magnate Set for March

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A new trial for a North Carolina-based insurance magnate whose previous convictions on corruption-related charges were overturned is set for early March, a federal judge decided on Monday.Attorneys for Greg E. Lindberg and the U.S. government met with U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn, who set a schedule for proceedings leading to a tentative trial date, according to a description of the hearing posted on the federal courts’ web site.Cogburn released Lindberg from a minimum-security prison in Alabama last month, weeks after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated Lindberg's convictions from March 2020 and ordered a new trial.Lindberg had been sentenced to more than seven years after being convicted of attempting to bribe North Carolina’s insurance commissioner...
2 OPP cruisers vandalized during violent night in Wasaga Beach, Ont.
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2 OPP cruisers vandalized during violent night in Wasaga Beach, Ont.

Two OPP cruises were vandalized during a violent night in Wasaga Beach over the weekend that also saw property damage at two stores, including a break-in, police say. Ontario Provincial Police said in a statement that they responded to “numerous calls for service” in Wasaga Beach Saturday night into Sunday morning.An unauthorized car meet event was happening in the town over the weekend.Videos on social media appear to show different vehicles performing stunts, as well as rowdy crowds gathered in the road. Read more: New details released on accident that killed 21-year-old skydiving student in Innisfil, Ont. “Numerous investigations are underway to identify those responsible for Highway Traffic Act infractions and mischief incidents during the overnight hour...
‘Noel loves Stephanie’: Penticton Mounties looking for ring owner
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‘Noel loves Stephanie’: Penticton Mounties looking for ring owner

Penticton Mounties are looking for Noel or Stephanie and an empty ring finger that may be the last piece of a recently discovered puzzle. While swimming in the Penticton Channel, someone found a ring inscribed with the words “Noel Loves Stephanie” and a date. They turned it in to Mounties, who are now looking for the rightful owner.“This may be the one ring to rule them all, and we want to return it,” Const. Dayne Lyons said in a press release. 1:53 Lost engagement ring found in middle of carrot after 13 years Lost engagement ring found in middle of carrot after 13 years – Aug 16, 2017 To ...
Uvalde School Board Fires Police Chief After Mass Shooting
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Uvalde School Board Fires Police Chief After Mass Shooting

By ACACIA CORONADO, Associated PressUVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Uvalde school district fired police chief Pete Arredondo on Wednesday under mounting pressure in the grieving Texas town to punish officers over letting a gunman at Robb Elementary School remain in a fourth-grade classroom for more than an hour with an AR-15 style rifle as 19 children and two teachers were killed.In a unanimous vote, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s board of trustees fired Arredondo in an auditorium of parents and survivors of the May 24 massacre. Arredondo, who did not attend the meeting, becomes the first officer to lose his job following one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history.His ouster came three months to the day after the tragedy, and less than two weeks before stud...
Police seeking witnesses after indecent act reported in Oshawa, Ont.
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Police seeking witnesses after indecent act reported in Oshawa, Ont.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an indecent act in Oshawa, Ont. In a tweet Wednesday, Durham Regional Police said the incident occurred on Aug. 16, between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.Officers said a male suspect was seen nude on Somerville Street between Switzer Avenue and Sunset Drive.“Investigators are also looking to speak to the occupants of a black SUV that was seen in the area,” the tweet read. Trending Stories Anyone with information is asked to contact police.Police are looking for witnesses in relation to an Indecent Act on August 16th between 6pm & 7pm. A male was seen nude on Somerville St between Switzer Ave & Sunset Dr in Oshawa. Investigators are also looking to speak to the occupants of a ...
Ex-St. Louis Alderman Pleads Guilty in Federal Bribery Case
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Ex-St. Louis Alderman Pleads Guilty in Federal Bribery Case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The first of three former St. Louis aldermen accused in a federal bribery case has pleaded guilty to helping a small-business owner get financial breaks in exchange for cars, cash and campaign donations.Former Alderman John Collins-Muhammad on Tuesday admitted to the bribery, racketeering and wire fraud crimes, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday.He faces between three and four years in prison if U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Clark accepts his plea agreement. He will remain free on pretrial release until a Dec. 6 sentencing.A grand jury in May indicted Collins-Muhammad, as well as former Alderman Jeffery Boyd, and Lewis Reed, former president of the Board of Aldermen, for the scheme. All three resigned.Prosecutors accused Collins-Muhammad of accepting $7,000...
Arrest made in May 2021 fatal hit and run: Saskatoon police – Saskatoon
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Arrest made in May 2021 fatal hit and run: Saskatoon police – Saskatoon

The Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) said the woman believed to be the driver involved in a fatal collision has turned herself in to Edmonton police.Chasity Erin Kyplain, 38, is charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision that resulted in the death of a person.The collision happened on May 10, 2021 in the 3200 block of 33rd Street West.A 33-year-old woman was killed in the crash. Police have not released her name.Kyplain is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon provincial court at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Story continues below advertisement Police added anyone with information about the crash is encouraged to contact them at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. © 2022 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. ...
Police investigating string of Point Douglas serious assaults
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Police investigating string of Point Douglas serious assaults

In the span of about an hour Monday morning, three people were taken to hospital after three serious incidents in Point Douglas that police believe are all related. The first one happened at around 4:30 a.m., when officers found a man with serious injuries in a parking lot in the 800 block of Main Street. He was taken to hospital in critical condition.At around 5 a.m., officers found an injured man in the 600 block of Main Street and he was taken to hospital in unstable condition.And then at around 5:30 a.m., police in the area of Logan Avenue and the Disraeli Freeway found an injured man who said he’d been assaulted. He was taken to hospital in stable condition.READ MORE: Woman’s body found in Winnipeg apartment, homicide unit investigatingNo arrests have been made and police are...
Sen. Graham Testimony in Georgia Election Probe Put on Hold
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Sen. Graham Testimony in Georgia Election Probe Put on Hold

By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Sunday agreed to temporarily put on hold a lower court's order requiring that U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham testify before a special grand jury that’s investigating illegal plots to overturn Donald Trump's 2020 presidential election loss in Georgia.A subpoena had instructed the South Carolina Republican to appear before the special grand jury on Tuesday.U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May had denied Graham's request last Monday to quash his subpoena and on Friday rejected his effort to put her decision on hold while he appealed. Graham's lawyers then appealed to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.On Sunday, a three-judge panel of the appeals court issued the order temporarily pausing May's order declining to qua...