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  • 16.03.2017 21:32

    A wanted man walking along the highway in Leduc County with a loaded rifle was arrested by an off duty Edmonton police officer. At 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, Leduc RCMP got a call from an off duty Edmonton police officer – still wearing his full uniform as he was driving home – saw a suspicious man walking on the side of the road near Highway 625 and Range Road 232 carrying a rifle and a ...

  • 15.03.2017 19:18

    Mounties are hoping witnesses will come forward to help find the driver of a truck that struck a teenage girl in Langdon before fleeing. Police said the 13-year-old was walking with a friend on the side of 4 St. about 5:40 p.m. Feb. 17 when a truck hit her, throwing her into the ditch. The unidentified girl suffered serious injuries and had to be airlifted to hospital by STARS Air Ambulance. Since ...

  • 15.03.2017 17:26

    An SUV driving in the wrong direction on the QE2 slammed head on into a semi truck early Wednesday morning, police say. The Airdrie RCMP are investigating a serious three-vehicle collision that took place at 2:43 a.m. Police say an SUV hit a semi truck, and a second semi then collided with the first transport truck. The male driver of the SUV was taken to hospital, while the two drivers of the semis ...

  • 15.03.2017 01:20

    Edmonton auto shop owners were swindled out of more than $70,000 worth of tires in 2016 with fraudsters using stolen credit cards to pay for bulk purchases. Edmonton Police Service investigated eight cases of fraudulent credit cards last year with one local shop losing $36,000 on one purchase. Another shop was hit twice in the same month for a total of $8,360. The other frauds were for lesser amounts. ...

  • 13.03.2017 23:04

    A man was critically injured after a city police officer opened fire responding to a gun call that sent bystanders fleeing a north Edmonton intersection where a long-barreled gun still lies on the road. The man was transported in critical condition to the Royal Alexandra Hospital with undetermined injuries as officers converged on the area near 137 Avenue and 50 Street shortly after 11:30 a.m. Monday. ...

  • 13.03.2017 03:34

    A mother and daughter were killed and a man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision just east of Jasper Saturday night. While on patrol, Jasper RCMP came across the collision on Highway 16, about 15 kilometres east of town, at about 10:45 p.m. A van and truck were involved in the collision, police said. Two occupants in the van, a 33-year-old woman and her 10-year-old daughter, died at the ...

  • 11.03.2017 22:54

    A woman whose son was shot to death stood in court Friday and asked her son's killer why he would commit such a "cowardly act of violence." The mother received no answer from Josh Petrin — a high-ranking, full-patch member of the White Boy Posse who was handed a 10-year sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter for the 2008 shooting death of Mitchell Chambers, 23.  This ...

  • 11.03.2017 03:46

    A large hunting knife was found near the body of a man shot dead by a city police officer Thursday in southwest Edmonton, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team said in a news release Friday. The police officer opened fire on the 55-year-old driver of a minivan after both got out of their vehicles during an impaired driving stop in a cul-de-sac on Hollands Landing ...

  • 11.03.2017 03:46

    A man accused of breaking a woman’s arms with a crowbar in what police have called a road rage attack was himself the victim of a violent crime in 2014. Jared Matthew Eliasson, 28, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault. Police say the 34-year-old woman was driving to her Edmonton home Tuesday morning and honked her horn while ...

  • 11.03.2017 03:20

    Over $3 million worth of vintage cars, collectibles, and restored farm machinery were destroyed in a warehouse fire in a north of Olds. Just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, members of the Olds Fire Department were called to a rural location north of Olds on Range Road 14 where they found a large structure completely engulfed in smoke and flame. In a statement, the Olds Fire Department said the 40,000-square-foot ...

  • 11.03.2017 01:30

    CALGARY — An Alberta woman who drugged and killed her nine-year-old daughter has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance at parole for 18 years. Laura Coward faced an automatic life sentence after she pleaded guilty in a Calgary courtroom last month to the second-degree murder of Amber Lucius. But it was up to Court of Queen's Bench Scott Brooker to decide how long she'd have to wait ...

  • 10.03.2017 02:24

    Edmonton police arrested a man in connection to Tuesday’s violent road rage attack that left a woman in hospital with two broken arms. Jared Matthew Eliasson, 28, has been charged with attempt to commit murder, possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public and aggravated assault. Eliasson was arrested on Wednesday, police said in a release. Police thanked the public for submitting ...

  • 10.03.2017 00:12

    Calgary police are looking for a man they say posed as a ride-share driver and sexually assaulted his unsuspecting passenger. Early Sunday morning, a woman was waiting for a pre-arranged ride-share outside a downtown restaurant in the 300 block of 11th Avenue S.W. A driver pulled up in a Dodge Caravan, identified himself with a ride-sharing company, and asked the group she was standing with if anyone ...

  • 09.03.2017 22:54

    The former chief of a Nova Scotia First Nation says a Molotov cocktail thrown at his truck last week was an act of revenge taken by drug dealers — and it's time for the Mi'kmaq community to start banning such individuals. Alex McDonald, a longtime band councillor, told APTN News that drug-related crimes are increasing in Sipekne’Katik First Nation, and that councillors and other concerned citizens ...

  • 09.03.2017 19:12

    EDMONTON — An Edmonton mother has been charged after her seven-month-old infant was left in a parked vehicle while the temperature outside was -28 C. Police say officers rescued the child from the back seat of a locked Toyota in a commercial parking lot after a concerned citizen called. They say officers decided to break the front driver's side window to retrieve the crying baby after a lengthy, ...

  • 09.03.2017 17:28

    SASKATOON — Thirty children from across Canada are being recruited to take part in a new pilot study at the University of Saskatchewan looking at the safety and tolerability of cannabis treatment for childhood epilepsy. Health Canada recently approved the study, which will include children between the ages of one to 10 years and involve the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, ...

  • 09.03.2017 15:56

    A man has been charged with the city's ninth homicide of the year after a woman's body was discovered in a north Edmonton apartment Monday night. Emergency crews called police after finding the woman dead — identified in court documents as Kristi Schienmann, 30 — in a suite near 162 Avenue and 51 Street around 7:30 p.m. Monday. Ryan Vogt, Schienmann's brother-in-law, issued ...

  • 09.03.2017 03:02

    It took two years for Longview's Charlotte Judd to find a pooch with the characteristics needed to replace her cherished service dog Shiloh. But now Sampson, a 10-month-old Pyrenees cross, who looked like he could fill those large paw prints may never recover from a suspected poisoning over the weekend, that left both him and the family's other four legged friend Quinn in serious peril. What ...

  • 08.03.2017 06:42

    The Edmonton police are looking for help identifying a suspect who attacked a woman with a crowbar, after she honked at his stopped vehicle. The situation unfolded at about 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the King Edward neighbourhood, said a police news release, which included photos from a dash-camera of the suspect car. A 34-year-old Edmonton woman was driving northbound on 87th Street and encountered a ...

  • 08.03.2017 05:46

    A woman has two broken arms after a road rage attack with a crowbar in south Edmonton early Tuesday morning. Police are searching for a man and a silver Chevrolet Aveo. They believe the vehicle, shown in images taken from a dashboard camera, was involved in what they describe as a "vicious" beating. Southwest division police officers were called to the area of 76 Avenue and 87 Street NW around ...

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