Archive For April 30, 2017

Global Regina, Saskatoon win 5 Prairie region RTDNA awards

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Global Regina, Saskatoon win 5 Prairie region RTDNA awards

Global Regina and Global Saskatoon took home some hardware this weekend as winners of the 2017 Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards of excellence in the Prairie region. Story continues below Related Global Edmonton snags 6 awards at Prairie Regional RTDNAs The 41 winners were announced at the regional meeting in Calgary on Saturday…

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RCMP search for suspect after armed robbery at Airdrie CIBC

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RCMP search for suspect after armed robbery at Airdrie CIBC

RCMP in Airdrie are looking for a male suspect they say is responsible for an armed robbery that happened Saturday afternoon.Investigators say a lone man entered the CIBC on Main Street in Airdrie at about 12:35 p.m., pulled his hoodie over the bottom of his face and demanded cash from a teller. He was reportedly…

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Tottenham on top in north London for first time in 22 years

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Tottenham on top in north London for first time in 22 years

LONDON—Tottenham shifted the balance of power in north London’s soccer rivalry by securing its first Premier League finish above Arsenal in 22 years with a 2-0 victory over its neighbour on Sunday.Arsenal imploded inside 77 seconds at the start of the second half to hand Tottenham a ninth consecutive league win. In the penultimate game…

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N. Carolina restaurant vows to fire employees who sang ‘F*** Tha Police’ as cops ate

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N. Carolina restaurant vows to fire employees who sang ‘F*** Tha Police’ as cops ate

The owner of a Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q in Raleigh, North Carolina has pledged to fire a group of employees who allegedly sang the N.W.A. song “F*** tha Police” while a group of police sat down to eat at the restaurant. Story continues below In a Facebook post, the Raleigh Police Protective Association, an advocacy group…

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Ghanaian soccer star storms off field after racist chants during Italian league game

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Ghanaian soccer star storms off field after racist chants during Italian league game

ROME, April 30 (Reuters) – Pescara’s Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari abandoned the pitch on Sunday, saying he had been booked for complaining about racist chanting from the crowd during his team’s 1-0 defeat at Cagliari in Serie A.Muntari was shown the yellow card for dissent by referee Daniele Minelli in the 90th minute and walked…

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Latest use of sedative keeps death penalty debate alive

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Latest use of sedative keeps death penalty debate alive

Williams killed Greenwood’s father in a vehicle accident after he escaped from prison. After his conviction in Hurd’s killing, Kenneth Williams escaped from Cummins prison the following year and killed Boren at his home a couple miles away. He first killed Cecil Boren and, during a police chase, he killed Michael Greenwood in a auto…

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Arrest made over possible violent hate crime in Nanaimo

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Arrest made over possible violent hate crime in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP have arrested a Qualicum Beach man over a possible hate crime that occurred Thursday.Police said 28-year-old Gabriel Stephen Nelson was charged with aggravated assault, forcible confinement and robbery after a man was allegedly held and beaten in a downtown Nanaimo hotel on Thursday morning. Story continues below The victim, who was a businessman visiting Nanaimo,…

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Idaho communities look fight acts of hate in wake of locker room assault

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Idaho communities look fight acts of hate in wake of locker room assault

BOISE, IDAHO—Bukky Ogunrinola’s mother taught her years ago to use caution in how she dressed and presented herself in public. Being a young black woman in Idaho meant living in a world where she’s sometimes greeted with suspicion.Still, the 16-year-old was stunned to wake up one cold January morning to see the windows of her…

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U.S. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, First Cuban-American Elected to Congress, Retiring Next Year

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U.S. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, First Cuban-American Elected to Congress, Retiring Next Year

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress and the first congressional Republican to publicly support marriage equality, is retiring next year at the end of her term. Ros-Lehtinen, 64, will have spent almost three decades in Congress, having been elected for the first time in 1989. Her unexpected retirement was first reported…

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Spring cleaning in full swing across Montreal

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Spring cleaning in full swing across Montreal

This weekend kicked off Montreal’s Grande Corvée, an annual event aimed at cleaning up and beautifying the city.Spring cleaning events are taking place in various Montreal boroughs and will continue into next week as well.According to Anie Samson, vice-president of the city’s executive committee committee – which is responsible for cleanliness – keeping the city…

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