Canada Law & Crime
2 teens arrested, suspect sought after armed bank robbery in Durham Region
Cop scored 20Gs a month running protection racket for drug dealers: Crown
Mississauga man who plotted terror attacks deserves life in prison: U.S. prosecutors
Third suspect sought near Hwy. 401 in Ajax after shots fired at bank
Tommy Lee pursuing legal action against son Brandon: report
BONOKOSKI: Convicted Sikh terrorist’s lawyer plays the petulant bully
Words of Robert Durst's victims should be used against him: Prosecutors
Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison
2018-04-19 09:47:30 A Canadian woman was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison after attempting to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia on a cruise ship. Roberge will serve at least four years and nine months without parole. At some point she will be deported back to Canada. Roberge — who became known as “Cocaine Babe” in headlines — and her accomplice, Isabelle Lagace, 29, documented their travels by posting photos on their Instagram accounts during the weeks-long cruise that stopped at 17 ports in 11 countries before ending in Sydney   Read More ...
Immigrants and cops caught in sanctuary 'war' between Trump and California
2018-03-13 09:07:11 Law enforcement association says California's sanctuary laws make it 'taboo to even do your job' Kim Brunhuber is a CBC News Senior Reporter based in Los Angeles. He has travelled the world from Sierra Leone to Afghanistan as a videojournalist, shooting and editing pieces for TV, radio and online. Originally from Montreal, he speaks French and Spanish, and is also a published novelist   Read More ...
Crown appeals sentences in case of 2 Alta. men convicted of killing a family
2018-03-13 09:04:18 CALGARY - The Crown is appealing sentences handed to two Alberta men convicted of murdering a family whose bodies were found in the charred remains of their home. Notice of the appeals, filed Monday in Calgary, claim the sentences for Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank of life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years were "demonstrably unfit." The Crown had argued that the two men deserved the maximum of 75 years without hope of parole for what the prosecution called a contract killing of sorts   Read More ...
U.S. military reviewing rules for helmet cams after Niger attack
2018-03-13 07:04:31 WASHINGTON - U.S. military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen American soldier to make a propaganda video that highlighted the killing of four U.S. forces. Weeks after the deadly October ambush, people linked to the militants shopped around the grisly footage to news organizations   Read More ...
2 teens arrested, suspect sought after armed bank robbery in Durham Region
2018-03-13 04:32:51 Two teenagers have been taken into custody and a third outstanding suspect is sought by police after an armed bank robbery took place in Durham Region on Monday afternoon. Durham Regional Police said two suspects entered a Scotiabank branch on Highway 2 in Courtice at around 1 p.m. Officers allege the suspects were armed with handguns at the time. Before fleeing the scene, the suspects allegedly made a demand for an unknown amount of cash   Read More ...
Corruption trial begins, Crown says Hamilton cop sold police secrets to drug dealers
2018-03-13 03:06:03 Det. Const. Craig Ruthowsky faces charges including bribery and trafficking cocaine An assistant Crown attorney says a Hamilton police officer spent months on a drug dealer's payroll, taking money in exchange for providing tips and advice that would help the dealer and his associates evade police detection and charges. The secret worlds of drug dealers, confidential informants and police undercover stings were all laid bare Monday in Superior Court in Toronto, as the jury trial began for Det   Read More ...
Cop scored 20Gs a month running protection racket for drug dealers: Crown
2018-03-13 00:13:50 A Hamilton cop ran a $20,000-a-month protection scheme where he provided drug dealers inside police information that “made them better, more effective drug traffickers,” a jury heard Monday. In his opening to the jury, Crown attorney John Pollard alleged that Det.-Const. Craig Ruthowsky gave Mr. X — a key Crown witness and former mid-level cocaine dealer — “time and locations of pending search warrants, the identity of confidential informants and covert investigative techniques” used by cops   Read More ...
U.K. names Novichok nerve agents in ex-spy poisoning: What are they?
2018-03-13 00:07:45 Soviet-developed substances work slowly, made with non-banned chemicals Related Stories The use of Russian developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter makes it "highly likely" that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union near the end of the Cold War   Read More ...
Police in Texas say 3 package bombs likely related
2018-03-13 00:07:41 FBI, ATF also investigating after string of blasts in Austin Package bombs that killed a teenager and wounded two women Monday in Austin are probably linked to a similar bombing that killed a man in the city earlier this month, authorities said, and investigators are considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were minorities. The first of Monday's attacks killed a 17-year-old boy and wounded a 40-year-old woman, both of them black   Read More ...
Ex-soldier gets life in prison after pleading guilty to killing father, stepmother
2018-03-12 23:37:28 MONTREAL — A former member of the Canadian Forces has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder charges in the deaths of his father and stepmother. Guillaume Gelinas entered the pleas Monday, four years after Luc Gelinas and Julie Lemieux were killed in their home in Terrebonne, just north of Montreal. Superior Court Justice Michel Pennou accepted the joint suggestion from the Crown and defence lawyers that Gelinas be eligible for parole only after serving 18 years in prison   Read More ...
Cops shot at during bank robbery
2018-03-12 23:13:25 Durham Regional Police are looking for bandits after shots were fired at officers during a bank robbery in Clarington on Monday afternoon. “Shots were fired at officers,” said Const. George Tudos. “There were no injuries. One officer had minor injuries, but it wasn’t a result of the shooting.” The robbery happened at the Bank of Nova Scotia on Hwy. 2 in Clarington   Read More ...
Mississauga man who plotted terror attacks deserves life in prison: U.S. prosecutors
2018-03-12 23:06:59 American prosecutors are requesting a life sentence for a Canadian man who admitted to plotting terrorist attacks on New York City landmarks at the behest of a high-ranking Islamic State operative. Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 20-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., pleaded guilty in October 2016 to planning bombings and mass shootings at Times Square, in subway stations and at concert venues while still a teenager   Read More ...
Third suspect sought near Hwy. 401 in Ajax after shots fired at bank
2018-03-12 23:06:55 Police are searching for a third outstanding suspect near Highway 401 in Ajax after a bank robbery took place in Durham Region on Monday. Durham Regional Police allege three suspects fled the scene after shots were fired during a bank robbery in Clarington. No charges have been laid. “We’re currently still seeking a third suspect and we have set up another perimeter and we’re going to be searching the area once again in efforts to try to locate a third suspect,” Tudos said   Read More ...
Meghan Markle would be 'petrified' in terrifying terror training
2018-03-12 22:11:31 Meghan Markle has discovered the chilling royal reality of terrorist threats. The 36-year-old actress — set to marry Prince Harry on May 19 at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle — was put through a terrifying mock kidnapping. It’s part of the tough security training all royals are subjected to. “Even though Meghan will have known the enemy was not real, I guarantee that she will have been petrified,” a former Special Air Service commando told the Daily Express   Read More ...
Canadian who plotted terror attacks deserves life in prison: U.S. prosecutors
2018-03-12 22:04:27 American prosecutors are requesting a life sentence for a Canadian man who admitted to plotting terrorist attacks on New York City landmarks at the behest of a high-ranking Islamic State operative. Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 20-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., pleaded guilty in October 2016 to planning bombings and mass shootings at Times Square, in subway stations and at concert venues while still a teenager   Read More ...
Police in Texas say 2 package bombs may be linked
2018-03-12 21:08:03 A 3rd explosion occurred Monday afternoon, but police have not determined if it is connected Investigators believe a package bomb that killed a teenager and wounded a woman in Austin on Monday is linked to a similar bombing that killed a man elsewhere in the city this month, and they're considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were black   Read More ...
Saskatoon police consider murder charges after 2 fatally OD on cocaine suspected of containing fentanyl
2018-03-12 21:07:57 Saskatoon police say they are considering whether murder charges are warranted after two fatal drug overdoses involving cocaine suspected to contain fentanyl occurred on the weekend. Police released the street name — Lil Joe or Joe Bro — and the phone number of the alleged drug dealer who they suspect is responsible after two people fatally overdosed on Saturday after taking cocaine   Read More ...
Judge orders release of DNA in convicted child killer's appeal
2018-03-12 21:07:52 In a unanimous decision, B.C. Court of Appeal judges have ordered the release of a sealed DNA sample from a 35-year-old murder case for further testing. Lawyers for Phillip Tallio, convicted in the 1980s of murdering his cousin, claim the evidence could prove he was wrongfully convicted — and potentially prove another relative was the real killer. Tallio was 17 when he was accused of suffocating his cousin, 22-month-old Delavina Mack, at a party in Bella Coola, B   Read More ...
Police search underway on Hwy. 401 in Ajax after shots fired at bank
2018-03-12 21:04:59 A bank robbery in Durham Region has led to a multi-jurisdiction police search on Highway 401 in Ajax. Durham Regional Police allege three suspects fled the scene after shots were fired during a bank robbery in Clarington. Schmidt said roads have been blocked off in the area to accommodate a ground search for the three suspects and a handgun. “Our helicopter is on station there assisting with the ground search and that will continue,” he said   Read More ...
Deadly exploding packages in Texas linked, race could be factor: Police
2018-03-12 20:15:34 AUSTIN, Texas — Investigators believe a package bomb that killed a teenager and wounded a woman in Austin on Monday is linked to a similar bombing that killed a man in another part of the city this month, and they’re considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were black. The explosion Monday happened inside of a home near the Windsor Park neighbourhood and killed a 17-year-old boy and badly wounded a woman who is expected to survive, said Austin’s police chief, Brian Manley   Read More ...
Heather Locklear told police ‘I will shoot you,’ and other arrest details: report
2018-03-12 20:06:14 NOTE: The article below contains foul language. Please read at your own discretion.Former Melrose Place star Heather Locklear was arrested two weeks ago in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on one count of domestic violence and three counts of battery on a police officer and emergency personnel, and only now are more details emerging. People magazine obtained the search warrant and the affidavit of probable cause documents prepared by Senior Deputy Sheriff Keith Hall, who used accounts from officers who were on-scene (Sergeant Camo, along with Deputy Officers Alldredge and Nesgis) in conjunction with body-cam footage to investigate Locklear’s arrest and the incidents that preceded it   Read More ...
Teen charged with attempted murder after East York stabbing
2018-03-12 18:41:38 A 15-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a 23-year-old man was attacked and repeatedly stabbed in East York last week. The incident occurred in the area of Secord Avenue and Newman Avenue at around 5:30 p.m. on March 7. Police allege that two males met up with a 23-year-old man in the area and attacked him, repeatedly stabbing him in the neck and head   Read More ...
Winner of US$560M Powerball jackpot can stay anonymous: judge
2018-03-12 18:41:03 NASHUA, N.H. -- A judge has ruled that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private. Judge Charles Temple said in a ruling Monday that disclosing the woman's name would be an invasion of privacy. He ruled, however, that her hometown can be released publicly. The unidentified woman signed her ticket after the Jan   Read More ...
U.S. pushes UN to demand truce in Syria's eastern Ghouta, Damascus
2018-03-12 18:10:40 Ambassador warns if Security Council doesn't act on Syria, the U.S. will The United States pushed the United Nations Security Council on Monday to demand a ceasefire in Damascus and rebel-held eastern Ghouta, where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces say they are targeting "terrorist" groups that are shelling the capital. The United Nations has described eastern Ghouta as "hell on Earth   Read More ...
Winner of $560M Powerball jackpot can stay anonymous, U.S. state judge rules
2018-03-12 18:10:24 The New Hampshire woman won the 8th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history Related Stories A New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million US can keep her identity private, a judge has ruled. The ruling issued Monday by Judge Charles Temple of New Hampshire Superior Court said disclosing the woman's name would be an invasion of privacy, but that her hometown can be released publicly   Read More ...
Elon Musk calls lack of A.I. oversight 'insane,' says it's more dangerous than 'nukes'
2018-03-12 18:09:01 Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, spoke at a SXSW event on March 11, where he called for further government oversight of artificial intelligence, saying the technology has the potential to be more dangerous than nuclear weapons. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE:   Read More ...
Nun who begged Katy Perry not to buy her convent dies after collapsing in court
2018-03-12 17:11:51 LOS ANGELES — A nun involved in a lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles died after collapsing during a court appearance. Archbishop Jose H. Gomez says Sister Catherine Rose Holzman died Friday. She was 89. Hours before her death, Holzman spoke to KTTV, speaking out against a judge’s ruling that cleared the way for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to sell a convent in the Los Feliz neighbourhood to Perry   Read More ...
Family files lawsuit over lost embryos at Ohio hospital
2018-03-12 16:34:24 CLEVELAND -- An Ohio hospital where as many as 2,000 frozen eggs and embryos were damaged by a storage tank malfunction is being sued by a couple who lost two embryos. The lawsuit was filed Sunday on behalf of Amber and Elliott Ash. Lawyers are seeking class action status, which would require approval from a judge. The suit was filed on the same day The Washington Post reported that a San Francisco fertility clinic said thousands of frozen eggs and embryos may have been damaged in a liquid nitrogen failure in a storage tank earlier this month   Read More ...
Tommy Lee pursuing legal action against son Brandon: report
2018-03-12 16:13:32 Tommy Lee is reportedly pursuing legal action against his son Brandon Lee after their brawl. The former Motley Crue rocker was hospitalized after getting knocked out by his 21-year-old son during a heated argument at his home on Monday night. And according to PageSix.com, Tommy is moving forward with a battery claim against Brandon in an effort to teach his son a lesson   Read More ...
A Vancouver businessman laundered ‘tens of millions’ of crime cash, the U.S. alleges
2018-03-12 16:06:40 A Vancouver businessman alleged to have sold encrypted BlackBerry’s to international drug-trafficking organizations laundered “tens of millions” of dollars of his illicit profits, U.S. law enforcement says in court documents. Vincent Ramos, who owns Phantom Security Communications, was arrested in Washington state last Wednesday and is facing racketeering, drug-trafficking, conspiracy and money-laundering charges in San Diego. The U.S. alleges he sold 20,000 of his specialized devices, as well as access to his encrypted communication network, to organized crime groups around the world, including the deadly Sinaloa cartel in Mexico, headed by Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman   Read More ...
Daycare owner sentenced for drugging children, leaving them to go tanning
2018-03-12 16:06:24 An Oregon woman who operated an unlicensed daycare centre has been sentenced to over 21 years for using sleeping drugs on children so she could run errands, including working out at the gym and visiting the tanning salon. January Irene Neatherlin, 32, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment and one count of third-degree assault, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office   Read More ...
Educ'alcool calls for tough regulations on high-sugar alcohol beverages
2018-03-12 12:38:30 Éduc’alcool, a Quebec organization that promotes the responsible consumption of alcohol, wants the federal and provincial governments to come up with concrete and lasting measures to govern highly sweetened alcoholic beverages. It’s suspected that the consumption of the same kind of product contributed to the death of 14-year-old Athena Gervais, who was found dead March 1 behind her Laval high school   Read More ...
Explosive allegations against male prison guards contained in lawsuit
2018-03-12 12:11:15 After more than eight years as a prison guard at the maximum-security Edmonton Institution, "Jessica" stopped wearing her body armour to work. According to a statement of claim filed with the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, by January 2016, "Jessica was suicidal.... She would hope that an inmate would stab her to end her ordeal." Every day she thought about driving off a bridge, about trying to make it look like an accident so she wouldn't bring shame on her family   Read More ...
Tommy Lee pursuing legal action against son Brandon?
2018-03-12 03:05:37 Tommy Lee is reportedly pursuing legal action against his son Brandon Lee after their brawl. The former Motley Crue rocker was hospitalized after getting knocked out by his 21-year-old son during a heated argument at his home on Monday night. And according to PageSix.com, Tommy is moving forward with a battery claim against Brandon in an effort to teach his son a lesson   Read More ...
Mexico: Crude bomb caused ferry blast; terrorism ruled out
2018-03-12 02:31:50 MEXICO CITY -- Authorities said Sunday that a crude explosive device caused a ferry blast that injured more than two-dozen people last month in Playa del Carmen, where the U.S. Embassy has warned travellers to stay away from the ferries and parts of the Caribbean resort city. Prosecutors said they believe there is no motivation for a terrorist group to have carried out the attack and also think criminal gangs would not have done it, knowing it would draw unwanted attention and increased security   Read More ...
Labrador woman uninjured after alleged kidnapping by her husband, police say
2018-03-12 02:06:10 HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. — A Labrador woman is safe after police say she was taken against her will by her husband. RCMP are investigating the alleged kidnapping and forcible confinement in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. They say officers conducted extensive patrols of the area in response to a complaint on Saturday afternoon, but were unable to locate the couple. Police say they received a call from the woman in Churchill Falls about two hours after the incident was reported   Read More ...
As nerve agent contamination follows Russian ex-spy attack, U.K. under pressure to act
2018-03-11 20:04:12 SALISBURY, England — The health implications of the nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his adult daughter broadened Sunday when British officials conceded that limited traces of contamination were found in a restaurant and a pub in Salisbury, a city in England. Public health officials said the risk of others being sickened by the chemicals that put the father and daughter in critical condition a week ago was very low   Read More ...
Donald Trump says U.S. should consider death penalty for drug dealers
2018-03-11 18:03:53 U.S. President Donald Trump visited Western Pennsylvania on Saturday night to stump for state Rep. Rick Saccone ahead of a special election on Tuesday.The race between Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb is unexpectedly close in an area Trump easily won in 2016.In a wide-ranging 75-minute speech in front of a large crowd in Moon Township, the president not only pushed for the local candidate, but also spoke to a wide-ranging number of topics, including drugs in the U   Read More ...
Donald Trump talks with Kim Jong Un not just ‘theatre’: CIA chief Mike Pompeo
2018-03-11 17:03:05 Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Sunday an upcoming meeting between U.S. President and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not just for show.“President Trump isn’t doing this for theatre. He’s going to solve a problem,” said Pompeo told the Fox News Sunday program.The United States expects North Korea to halt all nuclear and missile testing in advance of any meeting, Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said   Read More ...
Mattis says U.S.-North Korea diplomacy is at delicate stage
2018-03-11 14:31:46 U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the diplomatic push to solve the North Korean nuclear weapons crisis was at such a delicate stage that he won't publicly discuss the talks or related issues such as U.S.-South Korean military exercises. Mattis was among advisers who were in the White House when U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday decided to accept the offer by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet by May   Read More ...