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Stabbing suspect charged with five counts of first-degree murder

CALGARY — Calgary police say the son of one of their own is a suspect in the worst mass murder in the city’s history, a bloody and baffling attack on a group of university students at a house party.

Five young people were celebrating the last day of classes at the University of Calgary when they were stabbed to death early Tuesday. A suspect was arrested a short time later after he was tracked down and bitten by a police dog. READ

Man charged after multiple vehicles nailed by stolen truck

A Red Deer man has been charged with theft and multiple vehicle hit and runs. READ

Man used date rape drug as alcohol substitute

Avoiding the caloric intake of alcohol, a Red Deer body builder used a watered-down date-rape drug socially to get the same feeling as consuming alcohol. READ

Measles case feared at Mattie McCullough Elementary

About 40 students and five teachers face the prospect of being out of class until May due to a probable measles case at a local elementary school. READ

RCMP warn of predators outside bars

Red Deer police are warning people to be cautious of predators when leaving bars. READ

Cause of gas leak, explosion at Red Deer home still unknown

It may be a couple of weeks before fire investigators have any definite answers as to what caused the gas leak and subsequent explosion and fire in a Red Deer home on Saturday morning. READ

Hydrocarbon cleanup continues at Dodds Lake

Crews in Innisfail have been hard at work since Friday cleaning up a spill of hydrocarbons that was discovered flowing into Dodds Lake. READ

UPDATE: Lee Specialties fined $90,000 for sale to Iran

A Red Deer tool maker has been fined $90,000 for selling illegal goods to a buyer in Iran. READ

Alberta Mountie faces sex charges involving Saskatchewan girl, 12, in 1982

A senior RCMP officer has been charged with sexual offences involving a 12-year-old girl more than three decades ago. READ

Alberta Tories announce rules for leadership race, with $30,000 maximum donation

Alberta’s governing Progressive Conservative party has set the individual donation limit at $30,000 for its upcoming leadership race. READ

Alberta ignored rules to hand out contracts on everything from yoga to Coca Cola

New documents released by the Wildrose party show that Alberta Health Services ran roughshod over its own policy to hand out almost a billion dollars in sole-sourced contracts. READ

Former prime minister Campbell hired as principal of Alberta leadership college

The University of Alberta has hired former prime minister Kim Campbell to help create a leadership development program. Campbell has been named as the founding principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. READ

Former Harper chief of staff Wright won’t face criminal charges, RCMP says

RCMP officials say Nigel Wright, former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, won’t face criminal charges in connection with the ongoing Senate expenses scandal. READ

Hundreds line up to pay respects to former finance minister Jim Flaherty

Hundreds of dignitaries and citizens lined up Tuesday to pay respects to Jim Flaherty, the former finance minister whose unexpected death last week shocked many across the country. READ

Poilievre open to considering Senate proposals for changing election bill

Pierre Poilievre says he’s open to considering nine recommendations from a Senate committee for changing his controversial overhaul of election laws. READ

Solemn tributes honour victims, mark year since bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon

Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies. READ

Ukraine’s security forces say they have secured airport from attack

In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they clashed Tuesday with about 30 armed gunmen at a small airport. READ

India’s Supreme Court passes landmark verdict recognizing ’transgender’ as third gender

India’s top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents. READ

Robotic sub aborts first search for Malaysian jet after reaching maximum depth in Indian Ocean

A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday. READ

Blast, flames damage home

Damage is now being assessed at a Red Deer house that exploded and then burst into flames early Saturday morning. READ

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