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Red Deer RCMP inadvertently rescue man; charge six people

When Red Deer RCMP executed an arrest warrant at a hotel in the city on Thursday, they interrupted an alleged aggravated assault and forcible confinement, and ended up charging six people.

RCMP went to a room at the Aladdin Hotel in North Red Deer in the afternoon, investigating the whereabouts of Darren Lagrelle, 19, who was wanted on outstanding warrants. READ

Youth sentenced to probation on theft, mischief charges

Staring down the “business end” of what he believed to be a nine-millimetre hand gun, a Red Deer man backed away from his friend’s truck and called 911. READ

Teen held in custody for role in violent robbery

A convenience store clerk, blinded after being sprayed with bear spray, had a saw held against his throat as a teen demanded cash. READ

All aboard the election train

The train wants to go apparently. Some Central Alberta federal election candidates are already on it, some have their tickets in hand, but some haven’t quite got to the wicket yet. READ

Waste not want not: Sylvan Lake pumped about water recycling

What do you do with 800,000 litres of barely-used water? If you are in Sylvan Lake, you recycle it of course. READ

Inglewood school to be a ‘great community centre’

A school in west Inglewood is slowly becoming a reality for students in the Red Deer Public School District. READ

Letkeman in a league of his own

Reign Letkeman is living a dream. READ

Scratching an itch: study tackles common summer irritation

A study at the University of Alberta is taking aim at microscopic wiggly-squigglies that can turn a nice day at the beach into a week or more of itchiness-scratchiness. READ

Wildlife hospital on brink of extinction

Injured and sick animals in Central Alberta may be sent to either Calgary or Edmonton for care should the Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s hospital be forced to close. READ

Mother wants some good to come out of her adopted son’s death

Filled with compassion and forgiveness, the adoptive mother of a Red Deer teen killed in Calgary last week reflected on how those who committed the act must feel. READ

Fentanyl seized during Lacombe traffic stop

Lacombe Police Service seized 40 hits of an illicit drug that is taking lives at an alarming rate in the province. READ

Central Alberta Radio Fun Flyers host second annual air show

It was just like a real air show, only mini. READ

Send in the clowns: Street performers pack downtown

In an effort to get some fun in before the rain came down, people packed into downtown Red Deer to take in the wonder of the 13th annual CentreFest. READ

Lacombe affordable housing project to help at-risk male youth

A new housing project in Lacombe will provide affordable transitional housing to at-risk male youth in the community. READ

Local charity still in need of new roof

Loaves and Fishes, a local charity that helps disadvantaged people, is still in need of help to replace its roof. READ

Hundreds of insurance claims filed after hail storm

Hail damage claims have come in fast and furious since Tuesday’s storm in Central Alberta. READ

Street performers bring their zany acts to downtown red deer

Master of ceremonies Queen Elizabeth II officiated over acrobats, whips, contortionists and juggling flaming hockey sticks to kick off the 13th annual CentreFest on the steps of City Hall on Friday. READ

Fraud charges going to trial

Enough evidence was presented at a preliminary inquiry to move to trial on charges against a woman accused of stealing more than $1 million from an oilfield company. READ

Appeals court cuts sentence on robbery charge

Fifteen months in jail for robbery was too long, according to the Alberta Court of Appeals, after a judge imposed a longer sentence than the Crown sought for a Stettler woman. READ

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