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Parole hearing for drunk driver cancelled

A parole hearing scheduled for a Lacombe woman convicted in a drunk driving crash that killed two Red Deer teenagers has been cancelled.

April Gail Beauclair, 33, was convicted in October 2012 of two counts impaired driving causing death and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in custody. READ

Judge reserves decision in abuse case

A decision in the case of alleged sexual, physical and emotional abuse at the hands of a former Bentley-area resident may come down to whether her children’s testimony is corroborative or conspiratorial. READ

Siblings testify about extreme abuse suffered at hands of mother

A former Bentley-area woman ruled her household with an iron fist, say her four children, who testified in court to extreme physical, emotional and sexual abuse. READ

Mother denies abusing children

A Red Deer mother denied in court on Tuesday that she sexually assaulted one of her sons or regularly abused all four of her children. READ

Malley denied bail pending his appeal

The Innisfail man convicted of first-degree murder in the bombing death of a quadriplegic single mother will have to wait in jail while his appeal is heard by the courts. READ

Dangerous offender status upheld against Red Deer man

Dangerous offender status has been upheld by Alberta’s top court for a man convicted of violently beating and sexually assaulting an elderly woman on her way to the grocery store. READ

Drunk driver may qualify for unescorted absences

A Lacombe woman convicted in the death of two Red Deer teenagers may soon be eligible for unescorted temporary absences. READ

Preliminary inquiry starts for gang-style shooting death

A preliminary inquiry started on Monday into the gang-style shooting death of a Red Deer man on New Year’s Day two years ago. READ

Pine Lake RV park at centre of fraud allegations

An Edmonton man is facing fraud allegations for collecting more than $2.5 million in investment money for a Pine Lake RV park that was never developed. READ

Stettler drug shooting nets six-year jail term

Two cars tore through Stettler in a “bumper car”-style chase, ending when one man shot another all over a $750 drug debt. READ

Warrant issued for man charged with arson

A Red Deer man accused of setting a trailer on fire now has a warrant for his arrest, after he missed the start of his preliminary inquiry. 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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