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Sentencing underway for woman who ordered dog attack

A Sundre woman will soon learn her sentence for ordering her dogs to viciously attack a woman in 2012.

Rita Phillip, 59, was convicted in June 2014 in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench. On Thursday, sentencing submissions were tendered by Crown and defence counsel. READ

Drunken incident at city school an ‘anomaly’: official

It was over almost as soon as it happened, but the actions of an intoxicated man who punched a teacher and chased students at a Red Deer school was enough to unnerve some. READ

Career criminal back in jail for dangerous driving

A career criminal who was shot at three times by police as he fled arrest in a stolen vehicle last April was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Friday. READ

Man who pleaded guilty to six charges to be sentenced on Friday

A man who crashed a stolen car, stole the car of a Good Samaritan who had pulled over to help, and then hit and killed a dog will be sentenced later this week. READ

Malley trial opens in Red Deer

An Innisfail financial advisor is on trial for the bombing death of an Innisfail woman. READ

Suspect denied right to obtain and instruct counsel: lawyer

Suspected drug trafficker Ahmed Nur was denied his right to speak to a lawyer for 10 hours as police conducted an investigation, his lawyer told court on Thursday. READ

Arson sentencing delayed

Sentencing has been delayed until mid-October for a Red Deer man who has admitted to burning a vehicle alleged to have been involved in a fatal collision. READ

Local pharmacist accused of tampering with prescriptions

Formal charges have been laid against a former Innisfail pharmacist accused of stealing a massive quantity of painkillers from her employer. READ

One of two ATM thefts turned into dismal failure

After his accomplice pleaded guilty on Monday, a Sylvan Lake man decided he’d rather also plead guilty to a string of property crimes than face a two-week jury trial. READ

Central Alberta couple charged with starving their baby

A west Central Alberta couple has been ordered to stand trial, accused of starving their baby. READ

Charges dropped against Innisfail car dealer

Charges have been withdrawn against an Innisfail car dealer accused of theft. READ

Sylvan Lake duo face drug trial next year

Sylvan Lake residents arrested in a drug raid on June 15 will go to trial next summer. READ

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