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Police release sketch of sex assault suspect

Police have released a sketch of the man suspected of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on a transit bus in Red Deer on Friday afternoon.

RCMP say the girl and a friend were on public transit when a man sat next to the girl. He made sexually suggestive remarks to the girl while touching himself through his clothing. He then touched the girl in a sexual manner before immediately exiting the bus. READ

Three Hills RCMP searching for suspect in online frauds

Three Hills RCMP is seeking public assistance to find a man suspected in a string of online fraud cases over the past year. READ

Man pleads guilty to several offences including arson and violating parole

A Red Deer man has pleaded not guilty to several offences, including arson and violating his parole earlier this summer. READ

Woman facing many charges hired new lawyer and seeks bail

A woman facing a long string of charges after several incidents over the summer has hired a new lawyer and is once again seeking bail. READ

Central Alberta crime spree nets more than a dozen charges

A man faces 14 charges in connection to a daylong armed crime spree throughout Central Alberta. READ

Trial date in theft case will be set on Oct. 6

A trial date will be set for two men accused of stealing a trailer and skid steer from a work site near Bowden in July. READ

Crops under siege

Already reeling from unseasonal snowfall that flattened fields and put the brakes on this year’s harvest, Central Alberta farmers were bracing last night for a killing frost that would further undermine the yield and quality of their 2014 crops. READ

Woman’s trial awaits co-accused’s trial

Trial dates for a woman arrested on drug charges have been adjourned for six months because her defence will hinge on the trial of the man arrested with her. READ

Drug sale suspect faces trial in 2016

Trial dates have been tentatively set for a Red Deer man accused of conspiring to sell drugs to benefit a criminal organization. Croft Monroe-Bowes, 35, was arraigned in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on charges laid on Dec. 12, 2012, following raids at a series of homes in Red Deer. READ

City man sought after missing court date

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a suspect who missed court in Red Deer on Monday. Richard Bradley Krepps, 29, was scheduled for arraignment on drug and weapons charges arising from an incident in Red Deer on Oct. 17, 2013. READ

Jail time gives addict incentive to fight her addiction

Cocaine provided the relief a young mother sought when she was left alone to raise three children, including one with special needs. READ

Shooting death case delayed again

Criminal proceedings have been delayed again against a man accused of shooting a hunting partner in the fall of 2009. READ

Woman accused of injuring three set to enter plea

A Red Deer woman accused of injuring three others while driving under the influence of alcohol is to enter her pleas later this month. Kelsey Jean Machuik, 25, was arrested at about 11:30 p.m. on July 21 by Red Deer City RCMP investigating a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 30th Avenue and 55th Street. READ

Hunting death trial death pushed back to later this week

A Lacombe man who was charged with killing his hunting companion has had his trial pushed back to later this week. READ

Man charged with assault on police officers seeks trial by judge alone

The man alleged to have crashed a pickup truck into two police vehicles while trying to avoid a traffic stop has asked that his charges be heard in the Court of Queen’s Bench with a preliminary hearing first. 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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