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Property crimes spike

Police are cracking down on organized crime and making headway when it comes to safer youth and safe roads, according to the Red Deer RCMP’s annual policing report.

But the year-to-end results show a significant spike in total property crimes from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30 over the last five years. READ

Murder suspect had history of violence

Police are looking for a second suspect in a recent stabbing death, but the one facing a murder charge was the subject of a violent-offender warning. READ

Murder charge laid in stabbing death

A 31-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder following the the death of a man in the Village Mall parking lot on Nov. 18. READ

Fight for Sight

Adriana Tietzsch broke down in tears when she learned her daughter Francesca was losing her eyesight. READ

Filmmaker in search of identity

From Springbrook’s firefighting airplanes to Sylvan Lake’s row of veterans’ flags, Central Alberta has many stories to tell. READ

Police treating deaths of man, woman and teen found in Alberta home as homicides

RCMP say they are treating the deaths of three people in a rural home west of Edmonton as homicides. READ

Utility companies voice cautious support for Alberta climate change plans

Members of Alberta's utility sector are voicing their support for the NDP government's climate change plans, including phasing out coal power by 2030. READ

Man pleads guilty to shooting innocent bystander at Calgary restaurant

A Calgary man has admitted to shooting an innocent bystander at a restaurant on New Year's Day in 2009. READ

Trudeau tells world climate change fight begins at home, everyone's responsible

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled to Europe to tell the world that the fight against climate change starts at home. READ

Canada opens refugee processing centre in Jordan, aims to see 500 people a day

A trickle of Syrian refugees seeking to leave Jordan flowed into Canada's processing centre in Amman on Sunday, the first day of operations at what will eventually become the hub of much of the Syrian refugee resettlement program. READ

Jury at Guy Turcotte murder trial sequestered

The 11 jurors at the first-degree murder trial of ex-Quebec doctor Guy Turcotte have been sequestered. READ

Defence case continues at trial into murder of New Brunswick businessman

A forensic computer expert says while the last recorded activity by Richard Oland was at 5:39 p.m. on the day he was killed, the New Brunswick businessman could have been using the computer for hours after that. READ

New Canadian renounces oath to the Queen, pledges 'true' loyalty only to Canada

A Toronto man publicly recanted "the royalty part" of the mandatory Oath of Allegiance to the Queen moments after becoming a Canadian citizen on Monday, choosing to pledge his "true" loyalty only to Canada and its people. READ

Speculation swirls over motive after judge seals documents in Colorado clinic shooting

The man accused of killing three people, including a police officer, at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs lived a troubled, isolated life in the Carolinas and Colorado, but acquaintances said he never hinted that he would target the organization. READ

Turkish premier: Military did job protecting airspace, no apology to Russia for downing jet

Turkey won't apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, the Turkish prime minister said Monday, stressing that the military was doing its job defending the country's airspace. READ

Iraqi officials: Suicide bombing against Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad kills 9, wounds 21

A suicide bomber targeted Shiite Muslims taking part in an annual pilgrimage in Baghdad on Monday, killing nine people and wounding another 21, Iraqi security officials said. READ

NDP ramps up meetings on Bill 6

With opposition to new farm legislation taking root, the Alberta government has decided to almost double the number of sessions it is holding across the province about its new farm safety legislation. READ

Veteran councillor says Red Deer North getting a raw deal

A veteran Red Deer city councillor may be throwing in the towel on the twinning of the G.H. Dawe Community Centre arena. READ

Carbon tax could result in significant tax hike, says city manager

Red Deer will no doubt feel the pinch of a carbon tax. READ

Woman stabbed Wednesday night on way home from work

Police are looking for a suspect who stabbed a 23-year-old woman in the chest before grabbing her purse on Wednesday night. READ

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