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2/2/2014

Slippery Sunday in Niagara

 It is a very icy, slippery morning in Niagara. Environment Canada is warning that we are dealing with the dangerous conditions as temperatures plunge back below freezing. Snow, rain, and freezing rain yesterday and this morning left a slushy mess-- and the dip in temperatures could leave many roads and sidewalks glazed in ice. Areas to the north will have about 15 centimetres of new snow on the ground by later this morning.   read more
10/28/2013

Harper says top aide was dismissed

It is one word that completely changes the picture of what was going on in the Prime Minister's Office earlier this year.    Prime Minister Harper told a Halifax radio show this morning that his former chief of staff Nigel Wright was ``dismissed'' after writing a 90-thousand dollar cheque to repay Senator Mike Duffy's housing expenses.    Up until now, Harper has insisted Wright resigned.    At issue is an alleged coverup in which the PMO paid off Duffy so that he could repay disputed expenses, in return for which a Tory-dominated Senate audit committee would whitewash Duffy's behaviour and ... read more
10/28/2013

Grandmother of boy who starved to death wants to testify

A woman convicted in her grandson's starvation death is facing stiff opposition to her request for involvement in an inquest examining the case.    Elva Bottineau called the lawyer representing the coroner from prison last week to say she wished to seek standing at the inquest.    Bottineau and her partner Norman Kidman are currently serving life sentences for second-degree murder in Jeffrey Baldwin's death 11 years ago.    Lawyers for Jeffrey's surviving siblings and the office of Ontario's advocate for children and youth say Bottineau's request would only delay the inquest and serve as a soapbox for a convicted ... read more
10/28/2013

Missing St. Catharines man found

Police have found a missing St. Catharines senior. Michael Ondruska, who has Alzheimer's,  left his home Sunday night on foot around 10:30. Police launched a search, and heard from a woman on Rideau Cr just after 8am Monday morning who saw the man in the area. Ondruska is now back with his family, police are thanking the public for their help. read more
10/28/2013

Man hit and killed in Niagara Falls

Police are investigating after a man was hit and killed walking in the Falls Sunday night. It happened around 10:30pm, police say the 50 year old man was hit by a car on Sodom at Miller road. The man, fatally injured while the two men inside the Buick weren't Police aren't releasing the man's name until they've contacted his family. Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). read more
10/28/2013

Police searching for a missing man with Alzheimer's in St. Catharines

Police are asking for help while they look for a missing 86 year old St. Catharines man. Michael Ondruska, who has Alzheimer's,  left his home yesterday on Trelawne Drive around 10:30pm and hasn't been seen since. Ondruska is described as 5 foot 6, with a slight build and dirty blond hair.  He was wearing a blue check pyjama top, beige pants and dark slippers. He was last seen walking eastbound on Trelawne. Police are asking for nearby residents to check their backyards, sheds, property and vehicles for Ondruska. If anyone has any information that would assist in the case, ... read more
10/27/2013

Lou Reed dead at 71

Lou Reed, the punk-poet of rock n' roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the 1960s cult band Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, has died.    Reed's literary agent Andrew Wylie says the legendary musician died Sunday morning in Southampton at age 71 of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant.    Reed never approached the commercial success of such contemporaries as the Beatles and Bob Dylan, but no songwriter to emerge after Dylan so radically expanded the territory of rock lyrics.    And no band did more than the ... read more
10/27/2013

Mom, 4 young kids killed in NYC stabbing rampage

A mother and her four young children were killed in a late-night stabbing rampage at their Brooklyn home, and a man has been taken into custody, police said Sunday.Officers who arrived at the gruesome scene in the Sunset Park section late Saturday found all five victims unconscious and unresponsive, police said.Two girls, 9-year-old Linda Zhuo and 7-year-old Amy Zhuo, were pronounced dead at the scene, along with the youngest child, 1-year-old William Zhuo. Their brother, 5-year-old Kevin Zhuo, and 37-year-old mother, Qiao Zhen Li, were taken to hospitals, where they also were pronounced dead.A man identified by ... read more
10/27/2013

Bullies: They're not just in middle school

Was a losing team bullied? Is your angry spouse a bully? How about that co-worker who's always criticizing you? Or the politicians who forced a government shutdown?Bullies aren't just for middle schoolers. These days, they're everywhere.In Texas last week, the football coach at Aledo High School was accused of bullying after his team won 91-0. With no mercy rule in place to stem lopsided victories, the coach even tried to minimize the blowout by benching his starters and letting the clock run uninterrupted after halftime.A parent from the losing team accused the coach of "bullying" — an ... read more
10/27/2013

Inmate at Thorold detention centre charged with assault

An inmate at the Thorold detention centre is now charged with assault following an incident in mid October.Police responded to the jail on the 17th to reports of an inmate being assaulted by another in the custodial holding area of the prison.The victim received medical treatment for minor injuries. The accused, 40 year old Adam White, has been charged with assault.  White has been brought before the court to answer to this charge and remains in custody at the Niagara Detention Centre.  read more