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Mother guilty of assault on son

A former Bentley-area woman accused of 15 years of sexual, physical and emotion abuse against her children was acquitted of all but one charge.

The now 63-year-old was found guilty of one count of assault causing bodily harm for a violent beating she gave to one of her sons, leaving him with two black eyes. READ

Eleven people charged with impaired driving in August

Local Mounties charged 11 people — including one that crashed into a police car ­— with impaired driving last month. READ

Former Red Deer Rebel guilty of arson

A former Red Deer Rebel has pleaded guilty to two arson charges when he tried to burn down a Langley home his father owned. READ

Man charged with drug offences fails to appear in court

A preliminary hearing for a man arrested in a drug raid was put on hold when he failed to come to court. READ

Alleged gang members to stand trial

A case involving two Red Deer-area residents with alleged ties to the Red Scorpions gang is heading straight to trial. READ

'A travesty of justice'

Hoping to have something good come out of her son’s death, a Red Deer mother is trying to change how hit-and-run collisions are prosecuted. READ

Youth pleads not guilty to nine sex assault charges

A piecemeal trial has been ordered for a youth accused of several sexual assaults, some of which took allegedly place during his involvement with youth organizations in Central Alberta. READ

Woman guilty in death of longboarder

Fourteen months after Trystan Sorensen was run down and killed as he longboarded west of Penhold, a woman has admitted her guilt. READ

Charges laid in Rimbey crime spree

Charges have been laid after a crime spree through western Alberta that include a burned pickup truck, rammed police cars, thefts, drugs and firearms. READ

Teenager held in custody for five armed robberies

A teenage boy is headed to closed custody for a string of armed robberies in Blackfalds that caused “harm and fear.” READ

Mazzei wants out of jail

After six months in jail, a Red Deer woman facing numerous charges has told a judge she was ready to make a plea deal. READ

Black Knight Inn staff assaulted by suspect with metal pipe

A rowdy hotel guest who whacked a Black Knight Inn employee with a metal pipe and forced another to jump down the laundry chute on Tuesday will have his day in court. READ

Suspects arrested after machete, bearspray used in Eastview robbery

An 18-year-old man will face forcible confinement and weapon-related charges after allegedly wielding a machete and spraying staff with bear spray in order to rob the Express 24 Foodmart on Erickson Drive early Monday morning. READ

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. 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

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