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Second bank robbed; suspect being sought

Police are looking for a suspect after a second bank in Red Deer was robbed this week.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Friday, Red Deer RCMP were called to the Alberta Treasury Branch at Bower Place to a report of robbery. They said a suspect left the bank on foot headed westbound from the bank near the intersection of Gaetz Avenue and Molly Banister Drive. READ

Drunk driver back in jail

A Lacombe woman who was imprisoned after killing two teenagers in 2012 when she was driving drunk has had her day parole revoked. April Gail Beauclair was convicted of two counts of impaired driving causing death and was sentenced to three and a half years on Oct. 11, 2012. READ

RCMP seek suspect in bank robbery

Police are seeking a robbery suspect after a stocky man held up a Red Deer bank on Wednesday and made off with some cash. No weapon was seen when the male demanded cash at the RBC Royal Bank at 6791-50th Ave at about 11:20 a.m. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money towards the nearby Dairy Queen. READ

Police searching for 16-year-old Blackfalds girl

Police are requesting the public’s help in locating Jamaica Daniels. The 16-year-old girl left her Blackfalds home on Oct. 11 and is considered missing. READ

Police search for suspect in taxi assault

A taxi driver and passenger were assaulted early Saturday morning in Red Deer, police said Wednesday. Red Deer RCMP said two men leaving Lotus nightclub in the downtown decided to share a taxi with another man, who they did not know, as they were all going to the north end of Red Deer. READ

Pastor at Lutheran church in Edmonton faces child porn charges

A Lutheran church pastor in Alberta is facing child pornography charges and has resigned from his job. READ

Magnotta murder trial hears from Karla Homolka’s sister, ex-PM’s son

Relatives of a former prime minister and a notorious killer testified at Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial Friday after their names and return addresses were listed on packages sent by the accused. READ

No deal on legal-aid funding at federal-provincial justice ministers meeting

Federal, provincial and territorial justice ministers were unable to reach a deal in meetings this week on increased funding from Ottawa for legal aid. READ

Container ship full of oil, diesel adrift off British Columbia coast

A Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tonnes of fuel was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia’s northern coast Friday, a scenario a nearby First Nation community described as its “worst fear.” READ

Harper cites spectre of long-dead gun registry, fears 'back door’ resurrection

He says he doesn’t want to sound paranoid, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper is concerned his own federal bureaucracy is trying to bring back the long gun registry “through the back door.” READ

On Twitter, Kenney defends his 'no veils’ policy at citizenship ceremonies

Jason Kenney took to Twitter on Friday to publicly promote his directives while immigration minister to forbid Muslim women from wearing niqabs while taking the oath of citizenship. READ

Next phase of coalition anti-ISIL campaign might involve training Iraqi troops

Canada’s bombing campaign against Islamist insurgents could eventually lead to an Afghan-style mission to train the Iraqi army, but it’s an open question whether the Harper government will commit to such a venture. READ

UN document admits WHO badly fumbled response to Ebola, says top officials unaware of severity

In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. READ

Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo roars toward nighttime pass over Bermuda as Category 3 storm

Hurricane Gonzalo pounded Bermuda with wind and heavy surf Friday, bearing down on the tiny British territory as a powerful Category 3 storm that could raise coastal seas as much as 10 feet (3 metres). READ

US man gets life in prison without parole for teen’s killing in dispute over loud music

A man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Florida convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. READ

Part of downtown Calgary lights up again after five-day power outage

The lights are back on in part of downtown Calgary after an underground electrical fire last weekend knocked out power to scores of buildings and hundreds of residents. READ

Alberta Opposition says more illegal donations were made to PC party

Alberta’s Opposition says a freedom-of-information request has revealed more illegal donations to the PC Party. READ

Magnotta jury watches so-called murder video published on the Internet in 2012

Jurors hearing Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial remained largely impassive this afternoon as they watched a graphic video depicting Jun Lin’s corpse being dismembered. READ

Federal bill to expand anti-terror powers through tracking, source shield

The Conservative government plans to amend the law governing the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to give the spy agency more authority to track terrorists overseas. READ

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