May 26th, 2017

Provincial News

Edmonton police withdraw charges against man in hit-and-run that killed teen

By The Canadian Press on May 26th, 2017

EDMONTON – Police have withdrawn a charge of second-degree murder against a man who was wanted in a fatal hit-and-run in Edmonton earlier this week. A warrant was issued Tuesday for the arrest of Justin Handbury, and when the 31-year-old turned himself in, the charge and others were laid. Police say today they’ve withdrawn all ... Read More »

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Police in Red Deer seeks man who steals lottery tickets, escapes in stolen cars

By The Canadian Press on May 26th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – Police in central Alberta are looking for help to nab a man who steals trays of lottery tickets from convenience stores, then escapes in stolen vehicles. The man went into an Express 24 in Red Deer, Alta., on May 19 around 8:30 p.m. and stole a tray of lottery tickets. The ... Read More »

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Edmonton man accused of sexually assaulting woman he met on online dating site

By The Canadian Press on May 26th, 2017

EDMONTON – An Edmonton man has been charged with sexual assaulting a woman he met on an online dating site. Police say the man and woman met in July 2016 through an online dating website. They say the two had several conversations and then they met for coffee dates. It’s alleged the man drove the ... Read More »

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Edmonton junior high teacher fired after arrest on child pornography charges

By The Canadian Press on May 26th, 2017

EDMONTON – A junior high school teacher in Edmonton who is also a private music instructor is facing three child pornography charges. Police say they started investigating last December after a referral from the RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Co-ordination Centre about someone uploading child porn. The Edmonton home of the accused man was searched and ... Read More »

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Man wanted for murder in death of Edmonton senior found in rural field

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

EDMONTON – A man wanted in the slaying of an Edmonton senior has been arrested after being found in a field near Rimby, Alta. Police issued an arrest warrant for Walter James Jenkins, 34, after Frederick John Dunn, 67, was found dead in his home last weekend. Police believe Dunn could have been dead for ... Read More »

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Suspect in fatal hit-and-run that killed 18-year-old now charged with murder

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

EDMONTON – A man wanted on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run in Edmonton earlier this week has turned himself in to police. A warrant had been issued Tuesday for the arrest of Justin Handbury, 31. On Monday, an 18-year-old man died in hospital after he was hit by a white Ford F-150 pickup ... Read More »

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Woman sentenced to 3+ years for sending porn photos of her son to man in Idaho

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – An Alberta woman has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for sending pornographic photos of her four-year-old son to a man in Idaho. The 44-year-old woman, who can’t be named to protect the identity of her son, pleaded guilty in April to sexual assault, making child pornography and distributing ... Read More »

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Edmonton, Calgary should each get another seat in Alberta legislature: report

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

EDMONTON – A report by the Electoral Boundaries Commission suggests Calgary and Edmonton should each get an additional seat in the legislature. The commission is working to update Alberta’s political map for the 2019 provincial election. The report says the province should continue to have 87 constituencies, but some of them need to be changed ... Read More »

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Alberta’s auditor general says immediate action needed to improve health care

By John Cotter, The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta’s auditor general is calling for immediate action to improve a health-care system he says is still falling short despite years of recommendations on how to make it better. Merwan Saher says too many roadblocks continue to prevent the government and health providers from working together to give people the best quality of ... Read More »

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Calgary police ask for help in arrest of man wanted in Quebec City assault

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

Calgary police are asking for help from the public to find a man wanted in an assault in Quebec City. Cedrick Leblond, who is 31, is wanted on a charge of aggravated assault in an incident in a nightclub. He’s described as Caucasian, 6 feet, one inch tall, 225 pounds, with short brown hair and ... Read More »

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Four people dead in Alberta after two pickup trucks collide head-on

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

ELK POINT, Alta. – Four men are dead and a fifth man is in hospital after two pickup trucks collided head-on in east-central Alberta. RCMP at Elk Point say the crash happened early Wednesday evening on Highway 29 as a westbound Ford was passing another vehicle and collided with an eastbound Dodge. A 64-year-old man ... Read More »

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