Category: News

Weapons used to help end lengthy chase

RCMP used their weapons to apprehend a suspected truck thief after chasing him through Central Alberta on Monday. The identity of the 27-year-old Blackfalds man has not been released by police. However, RCMP say he is under guard at York Regional Hospital Centre where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries to his arm and […]

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Rural doctor shortage examined

A Sundre physician is searching for a new way to encourage medical students to work in rural areas. Dr. Carol Rowntree is concerned about finding a doctor to eventually replace her. Now she’s working to identify students interested in rural practice and has put a rural physician mentorship program in place for 11 students at […]

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Siege stalls aid delivery

UMM QASR, Iraq (AP) — Tonnes of desperately needed food and water reached this port city escorted by attack helicopters and a minesweeping ship, but the people it could benefit most — 1.3 million residents of nearby Basra — remained under siege Friday and under fire from Iraqi fighters. Iraq’s second-largest city, just 30 kilometres […]

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Guidelines set for deer hunters

  A crowd of hunters clad in orange surrounded the bed of a pick-up truck parked near the Wildlife Management Area’s weigh station. Many “oohs” and “ahhhs” were uttered as members of the gang admired the majestically crowned king of the hardwoods, a 10-point whitetail buck – its wide rack glistening with splendor in the […]

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Scooters not ‘street legal’

  Santa might be putting electric and gas-powered scooters under the tree this season. Local law enforcement officials warn, however, that the newest mode of transportation for children and teens might not be allowed on rural and state highways. “(We urge) parents and guardians to be aware of and study (state) laws carefully before the […]

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Three arrested on drug charges

  Zoom Three people, including at least one Nicholls State University student, were arrested Monday after an anonymous tipster alerted police to alleged drug activity at a local hotel. Thomas Hunter Mitchell Zoom Thomas Hunter Mitchell, 18, of 35 Winchester Cove in Jackson, Tenn., Hardy J. Ledet, 18, of 316 North Canal Blvd. in Thibodaux […]

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Man arrested for sex with teen

A South Lafourche man was arrested Tuesday for reportedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl. Albert B. Dean, 22, of 144 E. 95th St. in Cut Off, has been charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, a Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office report said. Juvenile investigators received a call Tuesday from the alleged victim’s mother, […]

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