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Drugs seized following traffic complaint on Hwy 2

Innisfail police seized $30,000 worth of drugs following a traffic complaint on Hwy 2 on Wednesday.

Innisfail RCMP say they stopped a northbound SUV after receiving a complaint just after midnight near Innisfail. READ

Armed robbery at Eastview Husky Wednesday; suspects and information sought

Police are hunting for two suspects who robbed the Eastview Husky gas station at gunpoint on Wednesday night. READ

Bring it on! Exelta cheerleaders excited to compete at championship this weekend

Red Deer cheerleaders will be at the provincial championships at West Edmonton Mall this weekend despite terrorist threats against the mall. READ

RCMP hunting for armed robbery suspects

Police are looking for two suspects who brandished a handgun while robbing the Express 24 in Highland Green on Feb. 27. READ

Rocky man receives medal for bravery in B.C. rescue

A Rocky Mountain House man who helped save a man from a burning vehicle will be recognized for his efforts on Friday. READ

Man tried to abduct seven-year-old girl in Red Deer

Police are looking for a suspect who attempted to kidnap a young girl from Kentwood on Monday. READ

Jonathon Wood: 'He had so much more to do'

Carrying the words that were synonymous with Jonathon David Wood, their family kept their heads up and their hearts strong as they heard the sentence for the man convicted of killing him. READ

Pocket of warm air headed our way after chilly start to March

Weathered Central Albertans thinking about easing up on the vigilance, be warned — winter is still coming. READ

No damage, injuries from small fire at hospital

No damage or injuries were reported from a small lint fire in the laundry department of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Tuesday morning. READ

Man who pleaded guilty to six charges to be sentenced on Friday

A man who crashed a stolen car, stole the car of a Good Samaritan who had pulled over to help, and then hit and killed a dog will be sentenced later this week. READ

Red Deer couple grateful for support after generator stolen

The phone started ringing right away at Gilles and Sherrel Comeau’s home after a story appeared in Saturday’s Advocate about a generator that was stolen from their home. READ

Buchanan urges city council to revisit crime map debate

Red Deer city Coun. Buck Buchanan is not giving up the fight to have the city’s crimes plotted on a map. READ

Candlelight vigil to mark ‘horrible day’ 10 years ago

A candlelight vigil will be held in Mayerthorpe today to commemorate the fallen four RCMP officers on the 10th anniversary of their deaths. READ

Touched by an angel

It’s one thing to say you believe in someone or a cause, it’s another to back it up. Former Red Deer College student Curtis Hargrove is putting his feet and his wallet where his heart is. READ

Family homeless after fire in four-plex

A family of four is homeless after a fire in a Riverside Meadows four-plex on Saturday. READ

City of Red Deer recognizes top employee

A 34-year employee has received the City of Red Deer’s top employee award. Brian Stevens, who started with the city as a labourer and is now wastewater collection operator in the Environmental Services Department, was presented with the Bob Stollings Memorial Award on Friday. READ

RCMP advise drivers to use extreme caution on slippery roads

Red Deer RCMP are advising motorists to drive with extreme caution on Hwy 2 as both north and south sections are slippery. READ

Dugan named Veterinarian of the Year

Red Deer can lay claim to the 2014 Veterinarian of the Year. On Saturday night, Dr. John Dugan Sr. received the prestigious award from the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association at the ABVMA’s membership recognition banquet in Calgary. READ

Rotary Club, Rotaract making a difference in the Philippines

Rotary Club of Red Deer East and Rotaract Red Deer are making a difference in the lives of people in the Philippines. On Feb. 17 members returned from a 20-day trip to the Southeast Asian country where they visited a school to distribute 357 sustainable feminine hygiene kits in Tanauan City, and a fresh water project at the indigenous Aeta village in Subic Bay. READ

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