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Wrong-way pickup crashes into semi on Hwy 2 near Lacombe

A pickup truck travelling the wrong way down Hwy 2 collided head-on with a semi trailer near Lacombe early Friday morning.

Blackfalds RCMP said that at about 5 a.m., a southbound pickup collided with a northbound semi hauling two empty fuel tankers. READ

15-year-old Shania Evans missing since Oct. 16

Red Deer RCMP seek the public’s help in locating 15-year-old Shaina Evans. Evans was reported missing on Oct. 16. READ

RCMP trying to locate Paige Hamborg, 15

Red Deer RCMP are trying to locate Paige Hamborg, 15. The teen was last seen on Thursday, at about 8 p.m. when she left her home. Police have made checks at various locations but have not been able to find her. READ

Windows broken, 'go home’ message painted on northeastern Alberta mosque

A mosque in northeastern Alberta was being cleaned up after a brick was thrown through its windows and a “go home” message was painted on the wall. READ

Slain soldier riding Highway of Heroes on last trip to Hamilton hometown

Strains of “O Canada” mingled with traffic noise as thousands of people paid their respects to a soldier gunned down at the National War Memorial this week as he made his final journey back to his hometown of Hamilton on Friday. READ

Ottawa gunman launched attack with slow-loading, John Wayne-style rifle: experts

Firearms experts say the Ottawa gunman’s choice of a slow-loading, old-time hunting rifle suggests his rampage was either a poorly concocted plan or designed as a one-way trip from the start. READ

Magnotta murder trial hears from European witnesses

People who crossed paths with Luka Rocco Magnotta in France and Germany while he was the subject of an international manhunt were heard from Friday at his first-degree murder trial. READ

Powder-filled envelope sends employee at Cdn consulate in Turkey to hospital

Canada’s consulate in Istanbul was closed Friday after an employee opened a package filled with yellow powder. READ

Ebola case in New York City brings demands for quarantining doctors

The case of the U.S. doctor stricken with Ebola left lawmakers, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers wondering why he was out on the town after his return from West Africa — and why stronger steps aren’t being taken to quarantine medical workers. READ

Investigators see no clear terror link in hatchet attack on NYC officers

A man who brazenly attacked a group of police officers with a hatchet on a busy street described himself as a Muslim convert and ranted online against America, but he had no clear ties to international terrorism, police said Friday. READ

Sweden calls off weeklong search for suspected submarine in Stockholm archipelago

Swedish authorities called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago Friday, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea. READ

House of Commons gets underway in wake of stunning Parliament Hill attack

Canada’s seat of government put on a back-slapping display of fortitude and common purpose Thursday as MPs convened in the shadow of a brazen, deadly attack. READ

Top court refuses to hear appeal from Calgary psychiatrist convicted of sex assault

The Supreme Court of Canada has shut the door on a psychiatrist’s request to appeal three convictions for sexually assaulting his court-appointed patients. READ

Magnotta jury watches original images used to create so-called murder video

Jurors at Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial saw video clips on Thursday that show the accused holding an oscillating saw as he stands over a man who is sleeping. READ

Defence lawyer wants autopsies on Winnipeg storage-locker babies monitored

A woman accused of concealing the bodies of six babies in a storage locker has made her first appearance in court where her lawyer asked that the autopsies by monitored. READ

Man arrested in downtown Halifax after driver finds firearm on bus

Police arrested a man in Halifax and recovered a firearm on a nearby public transit bus Thursday after receiving a report of someone carrying what appeared to be a rifle wrapped in fabric in the city’s downtown. READ

Lawyers argue Ottawa has no right to strip certain people of citizenship

Constitutional lawyers are in Federal Court today, challenging a law that allows the government to strip a Canadian-born person of their citizenship. READ

Judge places publication ban on murder conviction assessment in Nova Scotia case

A judge granted a publication ban Thursday on a preliminary assessment of the case of a Nova Scotia man whose murder conviction may have been the result of a miscarriage of justice. READ

White House fence jumper charged with assault, making threats

The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday. READ

Canada will change in wake of shooting: former MP

A former Central Alberta Conservative MP said the country will change in the wake of the shooting on Parliament Hill on Wednesday. READ

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