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Court Report

Wife of drunk driving victim shocked by gaps in justice system

Court proceedings involving an Airdrie man who caused a fatal collision near Rocky Mountain House have exposed serious flaws in Canada’s criminal justice system, says the wife of the man who was killed.

On June 15, 2013, Rocky resident Wayne Rinas, 52, was heading north on Hwy 22, about 15 km north of Rocky, when his pickup truck was struck head-on by a southbound pickup truck driven by Peter MacLaurin, 25, of Airdrie. READ

Sentencing delayed for man who crashed pickup through wall in Sylvan Lake

Sentencing has been adjourned until Thursday for a Three Hills man who admits to causing the crash that wrecked a utility building, broke a gas line and forced a brief evacuation in Sylvan Lake this year. READ

Hearing continues in abuse case

The preliminary hearing continues today for a 62-year-old woman accused of beating and emotionally abusing her four children when they were still little and living with their parents. READ

Business owner found guilty in water diversion case

A Red Deer businessman was found guilty on four environmental counts for diverting water onto neighbouring hay fields causing a landslide in 2010. READ

Charges laid after police seize drugs and replica guns

Three men were taken into custody with one now facing charges after police seized a number of drugs at a home in Red Deer on July 17. READ

Groping suspect facing more charges

More charges have been laid against a Red Deer man accused of groping a woman while inside a Red Deer supermarket. READ

Crown, defence present closing arguments in mudslide case

Closing arguments wrapped up on Monday in a court case involving a company accused of causing a mudslide on neighbouring property four years ago. READ

Lawyers to make final submissions next week in water diversion trial

Lawyers will make their final submissions on Monday in the trial of a local business accused of creating an illegal water diversion that caused a landslide on a neighbouring farm. READ

Neighbour was worried about damage

A man who lives beside the site of a local business on trial for allegations of an illegal water diversion said he was worried about the potential for damage to his own property. READ

Red Deer man faces seven years in prison for his role in home invasion

A Red Deer man faces seven years in prison for his role in a February 2014 home invasion. 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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