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A safe place to start over

They are two women who are moving forward, leaving behind domestic violence and abuse, thanks to the only second-stage housing facility in Red Deer, known as Julietta’s Place.

Molly and Lily — not their real names — are dissimilar in ages and experiences. But in common, sadly, they both have suffered domestic violence, and some of the often accompanying other forms of abuse — financial, sexual, emotional and psychological. READ

Sneaking man steals credit cards

Red Deer RCMP are searching for a suspect in a credit card theft. READ

Red Deer South MLA Dallas won't seek re-election

Red Deer South MLA Cal Dallas announced today that he will not seek a third term in the legislature. READ

Rat trapped at Stettler Regional Landfill on weekend

Stettler County is on the lookout for rats after an adolescent Norway rat was trapped at Stettler Regional Landfill on the weekend. READ

School board moving ahead to develop LGBTQ policy

The Red Deer Public School District board is moving ahead with developing a comprehensive policy that will offer a safe environment for sexual minorities at their schools. READ

Lacombe County to help support City of Lacombe rec projects

Lacombe County approved $1.35 million in funding help for City of Lacombe recreation projects on Thursday. But there is a string attached. READ

Business confidence at lowest level since 2009

Hopes that Alberta business operators might shrug off the effects of low oil prices were dashed on Thursday, when Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses released the results of its latest member survey. READ

Number of flu deaths holds steady in Central Alberta

Central Alberta is holding steady at six confirmed flu-related deaths, according to Alberta Health Services statistics released on Thursday. Across the province, 52 flu-related deaths were reported as of the Jan. 24 statistics, which are now up-to-date after a data backlog from Christmas. READ

Accused fails to show at trial for home invasion charges

Police have been asked to track down and arrest a home invasion suspect who failed to show up for his trial on Thursday. READ

Drawing released of man who tried to take photo of woman in washroom

Red Deer RCMP have released a composite drawing of a man who is suspected of trying to photograph a woman in a washroom stall on Jan. 14. READ

Five people arrested in connection with seizure of 16 firearms

Five people were arrested following a police seizure of 16 firearms from a Red Deer residence close to two schools. READ

Come to the rescue: Almost 50 dogs recovering in Red Deer after Milk River seizure

Three shelters in Red Deer are nursing almost 50 dogs back to health following the largest seizure of neglected dogs in Alberta’s history. Alberta Animal Services, Red Deer SPCA and Klassic Kennels are caring for the canines after taking them in nearly two weeks ago. Erica Coomber, Alberta Animal Services shelter administrator, said the dogs were severely underweight, malnourished and parasite-ridden when they arrived on Jan. 14. READ

Stolen goods seized from notorious residence

A man faces additional charges after police seized drugs, weapons and stolen tools and equipment from a notorious Penhold residence. Innisfail RCMP Staff Sgt. Chris Matechuk said a search warrant on Saturday netted the stolen goods, including a replica firearm and rifle reported stolen from Three Hills. The charges came after a two-week investigation. READ

Microbrewery approved by MPC

It’s still months away from pouring its first pint, but a proposed Red Deer microbrewery is a step closer to satiating the thirst of local beer enthusiasts. READ

Penhold residence held large amount of stolen property

The Priority Crimes Task Force seized an undisclosed amount of stolen property from a Penhold residence on Saturday.. READ

Youth faces charges after Monday standoff

A 17-year-old Red Deer male youth faces several charges following a police standoff in the parking lot of an industrial park near Red Deer on Monday afternoon. READ

Police arrest man who missed trial date

Police have arrested a Red Deer man who missed the third day of his trial on charges arising from a fatal collision. He is now in custody. READ

Preliminary inquiry set for 2016 for two men accused of killing three people near Castor

A 10-day preliminary inquiry has been set for 2016 for the two men accused of killing three people on a farm near Castor. READ

Man suspected of pointing handgun at passing motorist sought by police

Red Deer RCMP are looking for a man suspected of pointing a handgun at a passing motorist in Parkland Mall’s parking lot on Sunday. READ

Innisfail landowner wins right to appeal transmission tower

An Innisfail landowner trying to block the building of a transmission tower on his property will get his day in court this spring. READ

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