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Man jailed one month for fatal crash

A Clearwater County man received one month jail for being drunk during a crash that killed an Ontario woman.

Christopher William Ross, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of having a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08 on Wednesday in Red Deer provincial court. READ

RCMP need assistance locating man wanted on a number of warrants

A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for breach of parole conditions may be in Central Alberta. READ

Psych assessment ordered for accused

A psychiatric assessment has been ordered for a woman accused of stabbing a nurse at the hospital at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre in March. READ

Penhold fire causes injury

A Penhold senior suffered burns to her hand and smoke inhalation after her mobile home went up in flames on Wednesday READ

Man in custody, motorcyclist dead after alleged drunk driving crash

A 44-year-old Springbrook man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a Ford 150 truck in Red Deer on Wednesday. READ

Invasive mussels discovered on boat at Sunbreaker Cove

Sylvan Lake has had a close call with unwanted mussels. READ

Red Deer woman guilty of perjury

Lying on the stand by taking responsibility for a stabbing death her boyfriend committed was a deliberate decision by a Red Deer woman and not made under duress, a judge has ruled. READ

Police raid on Rocky garage nets drugs, documents

Rocky RCMP seized a large quantity of narcotics, and multiple registration and insurance cards from a garage in Rocky Mountain House early Wednesday morning. READ

Priority Crimes Task Force raids property near Penhold

One man is in custody after police recovered stolen property, including trucks and tools, at a rural property near Penhold on Tuesday. READ

Incoming Alberta premier appoints longtime NDP member Brian Mason as house leader

Incoming Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has appointed longtime NDP MLA Brian Mason as the new government house leader. READ

Group raising $4M to buy large natural area outside Edmonton

An environmental group is trying to raise money to preserve what it calls one of the largest undeveloped landscapes near the city of Edmonton. READ

Harper announces extra money for RCMP and border services to fight terrorism

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there is “no legitimate reason of any kind” for any Canadian to become involved in jihadist or terrorist movements. READ

Legal experts decry retroactive Conservative law but say it can’t be stopped

Legal and parliamentary experts say there’s nothing to stop the Harper government from retroactively rewriting a law to absolve RCMP wrongdoing and stuffing the changes in an omnibus budget bill — even as police investigate. READ

Aboriginal jury numbers not grounds for overturning conviction: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the manslaughter conviction of an Ontario aboriginal man should not be overturned because of a lack of aboriginal jurors. READ

Mediocre efforts by Canadian cities to prepare for floods: study

A new study concludes that major Canadian cities have done a mediocre job of preparing for floods. READ

Game of election debate chicken continues: opposition parties agree to TV debate

The game of election debate chicken continues, this time with the opposition parties agreeing to a pair of debates on the major TV networks and the Conservatives snubbing the talks. READ

After seizing Palmyra, Islamic State extremists overrun ancient site

Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the central Syrian town, activists and officials said, raising concerns the extremists might destroy some of the priceless ruins as they have done in neighbouring Iraq. READ

Premier to Ireland: Vote for gay marriage to ’obliterate’ social barriers, irrational fears

Prime Minister Enda Kenny is urging Ireland’s voters to support the legalization of gay marriage in a referendum that pits the power of the Catholic Church against his secular-minded government. READ

Ukraine’s parliament tears up military co-operation agreement with Russia

Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday voted to suspend military co-operation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signalling a further break in relations between the once-close partners. READ

RCMP searching for armed robbery suspect

Red Deer RCMP are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery at a convenience store on Saturday. READ

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