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Snow, cold weather coming to Central Alberta

A blast of winter is expected to bring snow and cold temperatures over the next few days.

Snow fall warnings were issued for Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, Nordegg and Stettler on Friday afternoon. READ

Sneaking man steals credit cards

Red Deer RCMP are searching for a suspect in a credit card theft. READ

Red Deer South MLA Dallas won't seek re-election

Red Deer South MLA Cal Dallas announced today that he will not seek a third term in the legislature. READ

Prentice, cabinet to take 5% pay cut

EDMONTON — Premier Jim Prentice says he and his cabinet ministers will cut their pay by five per cent to set a tone of self-sacrifice as Alberta deals with billions of dollars in lost oil revenue. READ

Key piece of evidence in Malley case obtained from garbage receptacle

A key piece of evidence that led to a financial advisor’s arrest in an Innisfail bomb-murder plot was obtained by police by sifting through garbage at a Wendy’s, court heard today. READ

Accused fails to show at trial for home invasion charges

Police have been asked to track down and arrest a home invasion suspect who failed to show up for his trial on Thursday. READ

Prentice to talk up Alberta’s economy next week at Washington, New York

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jim Prentice will speak to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in New York next week as part of his tour to promote cross-border relations. READ

Gas truck explodes at Mexico City children’s hospital, at least 2 dead, dozens injured

MEXICO CITY — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped. READ

Woman killed in bombing was involved in three vehicle collisions in 7 year period

The Innisfail women killed in a bombing in 2011 was involved in three motor vehicle collisions between 2004 and 2011, and she received more than $750,000 in injury settlements. Victoria Shachtay, 23, was killed while opening a Christmas present disguising a bomb on Nov. 25, 2011. READ

NAFTA environment watchdog won’t probe oilsands tailings ponds

The three countries that run the North American Free Trade Agreement’s environmental watchdog have voted against an investigation into how Canada oversees Alberta’s oilsands. READ

New Conservative anti-terror bill needs to walk a fine line, Kenney says

OTTAWA — There’s a fine line between legitimate religious expression and inciting terrorism, says Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney. READ

Penhold residence held large amount of stolen property

The Priority Crimes Task Force seized an undisclosed amount of stolen property from a Penhold residence on Saturday.. READ

Jordan offers swap to Islamic State group to save pilot

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group Wednesday in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along with a Japanese hostage. READ

Man picks up child; also exposes himself to group of young girls

Red Deer RCMP have released a composite drawing of a man who exposed himself to four eight-year-old girls on Saturday afternoon. READ

Police seeking witnesses to Glendale Express 24 robbery

RCMP are searching for a man who robbed the Glendale Express 24 at gunpoint on Saturday. READ

Red Deer North MLA Jablonski decides not to seek sixth term

Red Deer North MLA Mary Anne Jablonski has called it a career. READ

Alberta NDP announces tour to hear from residents on next budget and low oil

The New Democrats are hitting the road to get their own take on what Albertans want Premier Jim Prentice to do given the collapse in oil prices. READ

Truck spills part of its load of diluted hydrochloric acid west of Edmonton

A transport truck has dumped part of its load of diluted hydrochloric acid after rolling off a highway in a remote area west of Edmonton. READ

Alberta’s Prentice, Saskatchewan’s Wall skipping premiers’ trip to Ottawa

Two of western Canada’s conservative premiers, Alberta’s Jim Prentice and Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall, are skipping this week’s premiers’ meeting in Ottawa. READ

Oldest fossils found in London museum kick off quest for snakes with legs

Sometimes, the best fossil hunting is done indoors. The chance discovery of a misidentified fossil in a London museum has led a University of Alberta paleontologist to push back the date of the earliest known snake by almost 70 million years — and has kicked off his quest for the first four-legged slitherer. READ

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