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Sexual assault victim 'brutally traumatized'

Not only did Kevin Roy Gladue disfigure an O’Chiese woman when he broke her jaw, his actions endangered her life as she ran away and became lost in the woods for 12 days.

The woman, who can’t be identified because of a publication ban, was trying to get away from Gladue who had attempted to sexually assault her. READ

Four facing firearms charges

Four men face a combined 62 charges, the bulk being firearm related, after a recent arrest by Red Deer RCMP. READ

Teen convicted of four sex assaults

A Red Deer teen has been convicted of four sex assaults, all with some relation to the time he spend with local Scouts and Cadets groups. But, the now 18-year-old was acquitted of five other charges including the more egregious two counts of sexual assault with a weapon charges. READ

Man gets four months in jail for Sylvan Lake thefts

A man who broke in to a Sylvan Lake condo building and rummaged through several vehicles will spend the next four months in prison. Chance Tosh Muranaka, 42, of Sylvan Lake, pleaded guilty to several charges stemming from the Dec. 13, 2015 incident. READ

Three RCMP officers acquitted of assaulting man drinking root beer

Three RCMP officers were justified in their actions subduing and arresting a man for obstruction after he refused to comply with their demands, a judge ruled. READ

RCMP officers take the stand to defend handling of root-beer incident

RCMP officers believed a man was obstructing a liquor offence investigation when he refused to comply with their instructions. READ

Dispute over root beer led to assault by RCMP: victim

Three RCMP officers are on trial for allegedly assaulting a man in Sylvan Lake for carrying an open bottle of root beer. READ

Teen charged with sex crimes testifies at trial

Although he admitted to exposing himself twice, the Crown maintains a man accused of sexually assaulting five youths minimized his role in his testimony. READ

Judge allows statement of teen accused of sex crimes against minors

A judge has ruled that a central Alberta teen's statement to police after his arrest for alleged sex crimes involving minors can be entered into his trial as evidence. READ

Man charged after 2014 fatal dirt bike collision in Sylvan Lake

A Sylvan Lake man faces three serious charges, including drunk driving, following a fatal collision between two dirt bikes that occurred over a year ago in town. READ

Accused acquitted after judge rules search that found 78 kilos illegal

An accused drug trafficker walked free from a Red Deer court on Tuesday after a judge ruled police searched his pickup illegally. 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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