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Jury convicts couple in son's death

LETHBRIDGE — The mother of a toddler who died of meningitis began weeping uncontrollably Tuesday after a jury found her and her husband guilty of failing to provide their ill son with the necessaries of life.

David and Collet Stephan were charged after 19-month-old Ezekiel died in March 2012. READ

Alberta child advocate wants suicide prevention for aboriginal youth

Alberta's child advocate is calling on the province to fund a suicide prevention strategy to tackle what he calls a "terrible trend of aboriginal youth suicide." READ

Liberal infrastructure changes mean money for ferries, small roads

Provincial governments are being told the first phase of the Liberal infrastructure program will cover the cost of new projects, as long as they are completed in three years. READ

Alberta finance minister looking to boost budget with investors

Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci is taking the province's latest budget on a get-to-know you visit with investors and credit-rating agencies. READ

Notley's pleas to federal cabinet on pipelines and EI make no immediate headway

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's pleas to the federal cabinet to give the province a pipeline and enrich employment insurance seem to be gaining little traction. READ

Man charged in death of father and daughter facing new murder charge

A southern Alberta man accused of killing a two-year-old girl and her father last September is facing a new charge of first-degree murder. READ

Notley says Alberta's fate is Canada's fate

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley used a provincewide TV address Thursday to deliver one of her strongest statements to date on the need for new pipelines, saying Alberta’s fate is Canada’s fate. READ

Alberta shuts down environmental monitoring agency after report

Alberta is closing its arm's-length environmental monitoring agency and moving its work back into government after a critical report. 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

Two sudden deaths in Red Deer not related: RCMP

Red Deer RCMP say two sudden deaths in Red Deer on Saturday are not connected. READ

Motorcyclist from Sylvan Lake killed in collision

A 28-year-old Sylvan Lake man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Jasper National Park on Monday. READ

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Red Deer and area

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by Environment Canada for the City of Red Deer and surrounding areas. READ

'Give me a chance:’ Omar Khadr asks Canadians after 13 years in prison

EDMONTON — Omar Khadr arrived at his new home Thursday after almost 13 years behind bars — four of them as a convicted war criminal — and asked Canadians to give him a chance to show he’s worthy of their trust. 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

Air and ground searches begin for missing 68-year-old woman

The search for the 68-year-old woman from the Red Deer area who disappeared almost a week ago intensified with air and ground searches on Wednesday. READ

The stress of not knowing

It is most unusual for Roze Burk to go out in the evening on her own. The 68-year-old woman — last seen on Thursday evening at the Deer Park Co-op in Red Deer — is a homebody. She loves her cats and dogs, especially her beloved West Highland terrier named Jewel, given to her by family a few years ago. READ

Package that closed part of West Edmonton Mall turns out to be DVD player

EDMONTON — A portion of West Edmonton Mall was closed to shoppers Tuesday today as police investigated a suspicious package. Officers said they determined after an hour that a mysterious box left on a bench outside a sports store was a DVD player. READ

Four children injured in Three Hills area ATV incident

Three Hills RCMP are investigating after four children under the age of 10 were injured in an ATV incident on Wednesday. READ

Sneaking man suspect in credit card theft

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

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