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Man jailed for role in kidnapping, extortion plot

One of four local men accused in a kidnapping and extortion scheme has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for the part he played.

Scheduled for trial in 2015, Gregory James Roberts was brought before Justice Monica Bast in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Tuesday after a plea negotiation between his lawyer and the Crown. READ

17-year-old male charged after Hunting Hills threat incident

RCMP have laid charges against a Red Deer teen believed to be at the centre of a credible threat to harm students at Hunting Hills High School. READ

Olds high school student facing sexual assault charge

A 15-year-old male student is facing charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement after an incident at Olds High School was reported to RCMP in March. READ

CFB Petawawa soldier charged with more sexual assault, voyeurism offences

Ontario Provincial Police have laid a raft of new sexual assault and voyeurism charges against a 31-year-old soldier from CFB Petawawa. READ

Stabbing suspect charged with five counts of first-degree murder

Calgary police say the son of one of their own is a suspect in the worst mass murder in the city’s history, a bloody and baffling attack on a group of university students at a house party. READ

Man charged after multiple vehicles nailed by stolen truck

A Red Deer man has been charged with theft and multiple vehicle hit and runs. READ

Man used date rape drug as alcohol substitute

Avoiding the caloric intake of alcohol, a Red Deer body builder used a watered-down date-rape drug socially to get the same feeling as consuming alcohol. READ

UPDATE: Lee Specialties fined $90,000 for sale to Iran

A Red Deer tool maker has been fined $90,000 for selling illegal goods to a buyer in Iran. READ

Probable measles exposure case includes Red Deer-area elementary school

Alberta Health Services officials will provide more information Friday on what they are calling a new “probable” case of measles in the Central Zone. 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

Two teens, ages 13 and 14, charged with armed robbery

RCMP have laid charges against two young teens in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in Delburne on Monday. READ

Defence applies to strike guilty plea in home invasion

Testimony from a co-accused’s trial could undo a guilty plea from one of three men believed to be involved in a violent home invasion. READ

Meth-fuelled crime spree costs man five years

A methamphetamine-fuelled crime spree, in which a Red Deer man would steal a vehicle and drive it to the next vehicle he stole, ended with a five-year jail sentence. READ

Woman, 18, charged with first-degree murder

An O’Chiese teenager faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of a young man from the same area. 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

Co-accused decides to plead guilty ahead of jury trial

Forgoing a jury trial that started Monday afternoon, one of the co-accused chose instead to plead guilty to four charges related to break-ins of Red Deer business in February 2013. READ

Cars, trucks theft suspect wants to deal quickly with long string of charges

A man facing 17 charges, including nine possession of stolen property — mostly cars and trucks — wants to deal with these charges as quickly as possible. READ

Man allegedly tried eating drugs to hide them from police

A Central Alberta man has pleaded not guilty to a slew of charges laid for crimes allegedly committed while he was out on bail on other charges. READ

RCMP pursued tractor thief suspect with passerby's snowmobile: UPDATED

Blackfalds RCMP were led on a long, wild rural chase by a suspect who first stole a snowmobile, then attempted to take an ATV, and finally fled in a tractor full of firearms on Wednesday. READ

Hearing set into robbery

Two of the three men charged with robbing the Gaetz Avenue Mac’s Convenience Store are headed to a preliminary inquiry. Both Stephen Earl Donaldson, 20, and Jordan Curtis Baron, 19, of Ponoka, elected to be tried by a judge alone in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench. READ

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