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Sneaking man suspect in credit card theft

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

Suspects fled after two police cars rammed; still on loose

Police are on the lookout for two men after a couple of police cars were rammed and damaged with a stolen vehicle, Red Deer RCMP said on Wednesday. READ

Prentice takes the reins

EDMONTON — Alberta premier-designate Jim Prentice began the job of righting the listing Progressive Conservative ship Sunday by announcing his transition team. Prentice, in an email, announced his five-member team to take him to the premier’s office. READ

Some residents still out as High River rebuilds

HIGH RIVER — Fred Plotnikoff and his girlfriend Bert Ager’s home has been a tiny room in a trailer for the last 10 months. READ

Man shot near Pine Lake

A man is in hospital and is expected to recover after being shot in the rural Pine Lake area early Monday morning. READ

Owner agrees to have dog put down after animal bites woman in Calgary

A dog owner in Calgary has chosen to have the animal put down after it unexpectedly attacked a woman and bit her. Animal services officials say the woman had to go to hospital after she was bitten while out walking on Wednesday. READ

Alberta won’t attend World Petroleum Congress in Russia over Ukraine crisis

Alberta is pulling out of next month’s World Petroleum Congress in Moscow to protest Russia’s actions in Ukraine. READ

Liam, Olivia top list of most popular baby names in Alberta

Alberta parents looking for something different to name their babies took a turn toward science fiction and fantasy in 2013. 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

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

Walk home turned fatal for young man

An autopsy has determined that a young man from Maskwacis died from exposure to the cold. READ

Transplanted Canadian grey wolves called too successful

It was a successful experiment in recovering an endangered species — too successful, for some, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now ponders lifting protections for transplanted Canadian grey wolves across the United States. READ

Cows and calves killed in barn roof collapse

A dairy barn north of Rocky Mountain House is the latest in the season’s growing list of roof casualties. READ

Avian flu claims life of Red Deer health-care worker

The Albertan who became the first person in North America to die from avian flu last week was from Red Deer. READ

Woman seriously injured in Penhold crash

One woman was taken to hospital in serious condition after a collision on Hwy 2A on Wednesday evening. READ

Tow, travel advisories issued for area highways

Warmer weather and blowing snow have turned the Hwy 2 north of Red Deer and surrounding highways into a “skating rink”, RCMP said Monday. READ

Sylvan Lake duo face drug trial next year

Sylvan Lake residents arrested in a drug raid on June 15 will go to trial next summer. READ

Charges dropped against Innisfail car dealer

Charges have been withdrawn against an Innisfail car dealer accused of theft. READ

Extendicare workers ratify contract

Union members at eight Extendicare seniors care facilities, including in Red Deer, have ratified settlement recommendations made by a government-imposed Disputes Inquiry Board in September. READ

Date for second trial involving Olds death not yet scheduled

A new trial date has yet to be set for the man accused of killing an Olds College student after an incident outside a bar in the late summer of 2010. READ

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