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Parkhurst guilty of more charges

A man serving six years in prison after a violent arrest in Red Deer was sentenced on Friday for the incident that he was wanted for in the first place.

Richard Allan Parkhurst, 50, pleaded guilty before Judge Bert Skinner in Red Deer provincial court to stealing a $60,000 truck and driving while disqualified. READ

Judge allows grieving mom to display ‘shrine’ to son in court

A grieving mom will be allowed to display her son’s ashes and other items in court during appearances of the people charged in connection with his death. READ

Police surveillance pointed to drug trafficking

Suitcases with bundles of cash, cocaine worth up to $46,000, a busy house with frequent visitors, and more pointed to cocaine trafficking, said a police expert at a Red Deer drug trial on Friday. 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

Student guilty of uttering threats at Hunting Hills High School

A 17-year-old student was convicted of uttering threats for leaving a “chilling and specific” note threatening to shoot staff and students at a Red Deer high school. READ

Confidential tip lead to arrest in drug case

What started as a tip from a confidential informant led police on an extensive surveillance of several Red Deer residences. READ

Man who shot Fas Gas clerk jailed nine years

The man who shot a Red Deer gas station clerk during a robbery and then left empty-handed has been sent to jail for nine years. READ

Voir dire examines police conduct in drug case

Thousands of dollars in cash seized during a 2011 drug bust had been saved up over the previous year for a car and a wedding gift, a suspect told a police officer in a taped statement. 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

Arrest warrant issued for suspect in Sylvan Lake armed robbery

Sylvan Lake RCMP have issued an arrest warrant for a man believed to be armed and dangerous and wanted in an armed robbery. 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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