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2 men charged in connection with grandparent scam in Durham Region: police
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2 men charged in connection with grandparent scam in Durham Region: police

Two men have been charged in connection with an alleged grandparent scam in Durham Region. Durham Regional Police said on Dec. 28, a victim was contacted by a person who was claiming to be a police officer, who told them their grandson had been arrested.“For the grandson to avoid charges the victim was told to pay $9,000,” police said in a news release.Officers said the suspects allegedly went to the victim’s residence “under the guise of being court officers and collected the money.”Officers said the victim contacted police.Police said on Thursday, a second victim was allegedly contacted by a person claiming to be a court officer who old them their grandson had been in an accident. Trending Now Story continues below advertisement Polic...
On anniversary of Jan. 6, companies face new scrutiny of political spending
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On anniversary of Jan. 6, companies face new scrutiny of political spending

Two years after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol sharpened shareholders’ focus on corporate political spending, major U.S. companies are facing new pressures to better monitor and disclose how they dole out cash in Washington, D.C.  The anniversary of the attack comes as public companies and shareholders are gearing up for what promises to be a contentious proxy season, experts say, when shareholders will be asking not only for more comprehensive details on companies’ political outlays, but also for better oversight of how that spending aligns with corporate values. And with a closely divided Congress dimming hopes for legislative remedies, some lawmakers and consumer advocates are pressing President Joe Biden to help address the transparency issue by issuing an execu...
Woodstock, Ont. teen faces child pornography charges
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Woodstock, Ont. teen faces child pornography charges

A 17-year-old boy from Woodstock, Ont., is facing multiple child pornography charges. According to police, the charges stem from a search warrant executed in October 2022 by the Woodstock Police Service internet child exploitation unit and the criminal investigations bureau. Trending Now Trending Now On Jan. 4, the 17-year-old male, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was charged with distributing child pornography, possession of child pornography, and access to any child pornography.The teen was held in custody for a bail hearing. Source link
Hearing, Document Release Likely in Idaho Slayings Case
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Hearing, Document Release Likely in Idaho Slayings Case

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The man accused in the November slayings of four University of Idaho students is back in Idaho, where he’s charged with four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary, and could make his first court appearance as early as Thursday.Bryan Kohberger's return to the state also means sealed documents that could answer key questions in the closely watched case will soon be released publicly.Kohberger, a 28-year-old doctoral student at Washington State University, was flown by Pennsylvania State Police to a small regional airport near the Idaho border and handed over to local authorities Wednesday evening. Uniformed law enforcement officers were waiting on the tarmac for the plane to land, and then escorted the handcuffed Kohberger to a caravan of five vehicles for ...
Violent offender arrested for breaking release conditions: Vancouver police – BC
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Violent offender arrested for breaking release conditions: Vancouver police – BC

Vancouver police say they have arrested a violent offender who was wanted Canada-wide for allegedly violating his release conditions. Dillon Juel Stanton, 32, was located in downtown Vancouver on Friday night and immediately taken to jail.Stanton was serving a three-year sentence for an armed robbery in Coquitlam in 2017.He was in the community on statutory release and had been ordered to live in a Vancouver halfway house, but allegedly breached his conditions. Trending Now Trending Now Stanton’s father, a well-known Hells Angel, was shot dead in the family’s yard in 2010. 2:38 Two at-large following violent crime spree ...
Officer Killed, 2nd Wounded in Pennsylvania; Suspect Sought
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Officer Killed, 2nd Wounded in Pennsylvania; Suspect Sought

BRACKENRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania are looking for a gunman they say shot and killed a police officer and wounded another during a foot pursuit near Pittsburgh on Sunday.The shootings happened in separate incidents just blocks apart in Brackenridge, an Allegheny County town northeast of Pittsburgh. The gunman carjacked a vehicle after the shootings Sunday afternoon and is considered “extremely dangerous,” assistant police Superintendent Victor Joseph told a news briefing reported by WTAE-TV.Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies were looking for a suspect identified as Aaron Lamont Swan, 28, of the nearby city of Duquesne. Police spokesman Christopher Kearns told reporters that Swan had been sought for a parole violation involving a weapons charge.The officers...
Man dead after gunshot reports in southeast Edmonton – Edmonton
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Man dead after gunshot reports in southeast Edmonton – Edmonton

Police in Edmonton are looking into the death of a man in Millwoods early Friday morning. EPS said around 12:30 a.m., officers got a call about gunshots in the area of 26 Street and 19A Avenue, in the southeast neighbourhood of Laurel.Police found a 28-year-old man in medical distress and tried to save his life. EMS arrived, treated the man and brought him to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. Trending Now Trending Now An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. Police are treating the death as suspicious and the homicide unit has taken over the investigation. 2:10 Edmonton police chief Dale McFee calls 2022 a challenging year ...
Biden Pardons 6 Convicted of Murder, Drug, Alcohol Crimes
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Biden Pardons 6 Convicted of Murder, Drug, Alcohol Crimes

KINGSHILL, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — President Joe Biden has pardoned six people who have served out sentences after convictions on a murder charge and drug- and alcohol-related crimes, including an 80-year-old woman convicted of killing her abusive husband about a half-century ago and a man who pleaded guilty to using a telephone for a cocaine transaction in the 1970s.The White House said those pardoned are people who went on to serve their communities. It said the pardons reflect Biden’s view people deserve a second chance.Those granted pardons are:— Beverly Ann Ibn-Tamas, 80, of Columbus, Ohio. At age 33, Ibn-Tamas was convicted of killing her husband. She testified that her husband beat her, verbally abused her and threatened her. She told jurors that she shot him moments after he ...
B.C. man accused of stealing dozens of Christmas presents released from jail before the holidays – BC
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B.C. man accused of stealing dozens of Christmas presents released from jail before the holidays – BC

An alleged porch pirate charged after Vancouver police seized thousands of dollars worth of stolen Christmas presents from a Burnaby home earlier this month has been released from jail in time for the holidays. James Donald Wood, 59, appeared in Vancouver Provincial Court Friday and was released on $2,000 bail with a $500 deposit. Read more: VPD busts alleged porch pirate in raid on Burnaby home Read More VPD busts alleged porch pirate in raid on Burnaby home Wood is accused of two counts of theft in connection with a Dec. 7 raid on a home in the 6700-block of Kitchener Street in Burnaby.“I heard them say VPD were executing a search warrant,” neighbour Melvina Ca...
Stolen wedding rings, military medals recovered by Calgary police – Calgary
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Stolen wedding rings, military medals recovered by Calgary police – Calgary

Some memories a Calgary homeowner thought were lost following a break and enter last week have been recovered by police. “(The) best way to describe it is a Christmas miracle,” Brian Cole told Global News on Thursday. “Getting some of my stuff back – haven’t gotten it all back yet – but I have faith in our men and women in blue.“Lots of emotions. Lots of tears of joy.”On Dec. 14, a woman broke into a Mayland Heights home in the 800 block of 19 Street N.E. via a basement window. Police said the woman stole jewelry belonging to the homeowner’s deceased wife and military medals and memorabilia which belonged to the owner’s deceased father. More than $ 40,000 worth of photography equipment was also stolen.Police said the woman drove away in a stolen vehicle that was parked in the alle...