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  • 04.03.2017 03:12

    EDMONTON — A jury has found an Edmonton man guilty of first-degree murder for stabbing two co-workers to death in a bloody attack at a grocery warehouse. Jayme Pasieka, who is 32, has also been convicted on four counts of attempted murder in the attack three years ago. Pasieka looked blankly ahead as the verdicts were read. Relatives and friends of the victims hugged, cried and held hands. Jayme Pasieka. ...

  • 04.03.2017 02:54

    Heartbreaking victim impact statements, including one from the father of a slain Alberta girl, were heard Friday in the case of a woman who drugged her daughter and set the SUV she was in ablaze. Duane Lucius spoke of the tragic loss of his only daughter, Amber, at the hands of his ex-wife, Laura Coward. "The most I miss is her warm hugs as we laugh and smile," Lucius said, as he held on ...

  • 04.03.2017 02:54

    CALGARY — The father of a nine-year-old girl who was drugged and killed by her mother told the woman's sentencing hearing Friday that he will never forgive her for the pain she has caused. Duane Lucius said he can't understand how his former wife could do such a thing to her own child. "I try to be strong for my family and friends," Lucius told a Calgary court. "I feel upset ...

  • 04.03.2017 01:14

    EDMONTON — Paleontologists at the University of Alberta have a new theory for why some dinosaurs stood on two feet instead of four. The researchers found clues in the tails of the ancient creatures’ much smaller ancestors, proto-dinosaurs. Lead author Scott Persons says the tails of proto-dinosaurs had big, leg-powering muscles. Eventually, the ancient creatures evolved to run faster and ...

  • 03.03.2017 21:02

    Raids on homes east of Calgary have netted a large amount of methamphetamine and stolen property that police say was part of an organized crime operation. Warrants executed Feb. 25 at four homes in Strathmore and two others also led to the arrests of nine people in what the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) says was a drug trafficking network with tentacles throughout southern Alberta. ...

  • 02.03.2017 04:44

    A man faces charges after the Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement Unit (EDGE) seized hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine. “We’re working to dismantle the drug trade in Edmonton and let criminals know they’re not wanted in our neighbourhoods,” Staff Sgt. Kevin Berge of the EDGE unit said in a news release Wednesday. “Every arrest and drug seizure makes a difference.” ...

  • 02.03.2017 01:06

    EDMONTON — A mentally ill man who is accused of killing two co-workers and wounding four others at a grocery warehouse says he attacked the men to get help. Jayme Pasieka has pleaded not guilty to 10 charges including first-degree murder and attempted murder in the stabbings. He took the stand in his own defence Wednesday. Pasieka, 32, testified before a jury in a calm, quiet voice that he had suffered ...

  • 01.03.2017 20:32

    A psychiatrist told a jury trial Tuesday that though the man accused of stabbing six people in an Edmonton warehouse suffers from a severe mental illness, he believes the suspect would have had the capacity to plan the attack. Jayme Pasieka, 32, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Fitzroy Harris, 50, and Thierno Bah, 41, at the Loblaw warehouse where all of them worked ...

  • 28.02.2017 21:18

    The driver of a minivan that slammed head-on into a pickup truck has died, EMS says. Just before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, emergency crews were called to a two-vehicle crash on Edmonton Trail at Greenview Drive N.E. Upon arrival, paramedics found the driver of the minivan, a man in his early 80s, was initially determined to be in serious condition, but he began to deteriorate, prompting crews to perform CPR. ...

  • 27.02.2017 22:02

    EDMONTON — An accident investigator says it will be challenging to determine exactly what caused a plane crash that killed two flight instructors from Mount Royal University. Fred Burow of the Transportation Safety Board says the plane’s major components were destroyed in the crash and the resulting fire. The aircraft also wasn’t carrying — nor was it required to carry — ...

  • 24.02.2017 15:30

    A Calgary man is trying to find his brother — who he has never met before — with the help of social media. Jay Haskin posted a photo on Facebook earlier this month in hopes of locating his older brother, who was given up for adoption at birth. "So I have a brother I've never met," Haskin wrote in the post, which has been shared more than 28,000 times since Feb. 12. Haskin explained that ...

  • 23.02.2017 05:08

    A High River Mountie was dragged after hanging on the driver's side doorway of a stolen vehicle on Wednesday morning. The confrontation came after a call in the Sheppard Park area after several vehicles had their windows smashed out. Twenty-five minutes after, they received a second call about a possible stolen truck. The truck was found in the southeast of High River, near the Bank of Montreal. ...

  • 22.02.2017 21:38

     If everything goes according to plan, Darby Allen will be enjoying retirement life Vancouver with his wife, Maria, by this time next month. He will be making plans to travel, said he might buy a boat and looks forward to keeping active with hikes and walks. But during all that time, his mind will remain fixated on the emotional and mental wellness of the firefighters he has led as their fire ...

  • 22.02.2017 02:12

    A new community in Alberta aims to bring the outdoors in. Carraig Ridge will be a community of 44 households located halfway between Calgary and Banff National Park. Every home will have a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains, designed “to bring the surrounding landscape into the house," the development's website says. Five current listings on Sotheby’s range in price from about $1 million ...

  • 21.02.2017 22:50

    Calgary police used an undercover sting operation to target one of their own for allegedly stealing seized drugs, court heard Tuesday. Det. Jeff MacQueen testified Const. Robert Cumming was made the subject of an investigation after texts were discovered between him and another officer during an unrelated operation. "I was asked to look into Const. Cumming's dealings on drug calls," MacQueen ...

  • 20.02.2017 03:44

    One man was killed in a rollover near the village of Standard, about 90 kilometres east of Calgary. Around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday RCMP from Strathmore were called to an area near the intersection of Highway 561 and Highway 840 for reports of a crash. When emergency crews arrived they found the driver of an SUV had rolled his vehicle. The 35-year-old man from Strathmore was pronounced dead on the scene. ...

  • 19.02.2017 20:26

    Enbridge is cleaning up a pipeline leak of 200,000 litres of oil condensate in Strathcona County. The leak, released from line 2A near Anthony Henday Drive and 92 Avenue, happened 3 p.m. on Friday night and the spill has been put into a privately-owned excavation pit where construction work was being done. The National Energy Board learned of the incident at 8:30 p.m. "The line strike took place ...

  • 19.02.2017 05:02

    Mounties in High River are hoping to take a bite out of a couple of alleged meat thieves believed responsible for a brazen mid-day grocery heist Friday. A little before 2 p.m., an elderly male entered the town's Co-op grocery store on 1 Street S.E. and started filling his cart with food. "He walked in the door, grabbed a cart and headed straight for the meat aisle," said Const. John Rotheisler, ...

  • 19.02.2017 01:48

    CALGARY — A man sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of a Calgary couple and their grandson has been assaulted in jail, according to his lawyer. Kim Ross says his client Douglas Garland was attacked Friday night in the Calgary Remand Centre where he is awaiting transfer to a federal institution. Douglas Garland is escorted into a Calgary police station on July 14, 2014. ...

  • 17.02.2017 00:42

    CALGARY — Douglas Garland has been found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder. Garland, who is 57, was charged in the deaths of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O'Brien in June 2014. The victims' family wept openly as the verdict was read. There was no reaction from Garland. Jurors deliberated between eight and nine hours before reaching a decision. They were sent away ...

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