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Arrests made in Winnipeg: Police investigating rental scam in Ottawa, Banff

7 monthes ago   |   By

Winnipeg police have charged two women in an apartment rental scam that targeted people in Ontario and Alberta.
Officers say several people responded to ads for apartments for rent in Ottawa and Banff in 2015.
They were asked to send e-transfer security deposits in advance, but then had no further contact with the poster of the ads.
Police in Ottawa and Banff aided investigators with Winnipeg's financial crime unit.
The two suspects, who are 41 and 43, were recently arrested in Winnipeg.
The each face charges of fraud and have been released on promises to appear in court.
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Kansas officer dies in motorcycle crash;, pedestrian charged

7 monthes ago   |   By

CONCORDIA, Kan. - Authorities say a Kansas police officer died when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle that had slowed to avoid a pedestrian walking on the highway.
The pedestrian was later arrested and faces charges of second-degree murder and pedestrian under the influence.
The Concordia Blade-Empire reports 48-year-old Concordia officer Marc Henry was killed Monday afternoon on Highway 81 in Ottawa County.
Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. Roy Henry says several cars slowed to avoid the man walking along the highway when Henry hit one of them from behind.
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Police: Man Stomps On, Kills Ducklings That Entered His Yard

Police: Man Stomps On, Kills Ducklings That Entered His Yard

7 monthes ago   |   By

MELBOURNE, Fla. - A man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly attacking four ducks with a stick and stomping them to death outside of his home, police say.
Magdiel Marrero-Pena was taken into custody on June 11 after his neighbor saw the 41-year-old killing the animals - three of which were ducklings - in his backyard.
Credit: BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE / WKMG
“I think this guy really has some issues and I just felt that I had to call you, he's going to start, may start killing neighbors next,” the witness told a 911 operator, according to WKMG .
Marrero-Pena reportedly...
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Ex-police chief, 2 officers accused of framing teen for burglaries to boost arrest stats

Ex-police chief, 2 officers accused of framing teen for burglaries to boost arrest stats

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They each face up to 11 years in prison for allegedly framing a Florida teen for several burglaries.
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Fake police officers arrested by the real ones with real badges

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Two men are charged with impersonating police officers in Michigan. Prosecutors say they had real guns, handcuffs and badges that looked real.
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Police officer accused of stealing steaks from grocery store faces 49 charges

Police officer accused of stealing steaks from grocery store faces 49 charges

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A police officer repeatedly drove his patrol car to grocery stores to steal food over a period of several months, the police chief says.
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Lawmakers in one state propose giving $10 million to fund US-Mexico border wall

Lawmakers in one state propose giving $10 million to fund US-Mexico border wall

Some lawmakers in drug-ravaged West Virginia want to pitch in millions of dollars for a wall-building effort along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more ...

Man accused of making threats to White House, other targets in Washington...

Man accused of making threats to White House, other targets in Washington using explosives

He planned to use explosives that included an anti-tank rocket, a U.S. attorney said. Read more ...

'Frosty had the last laugh': Vandal tries to run over giant snowman, hits...

'Frosty had the last laugh': Vandal tries to run over giant snowman, hits tree stump instead

A would-be vandal was stumped after they tried to run over a 9-foot snowman in Kentucky, only to find it had been built over a large tree stump. Read more ...

Self-driving vehicles set to deliver groceries

Self-driving vehicles set to deliver groceries

Stop & Shop says it plans to launch 'driverless grocery vehicles' in the Greater Boston area beginning this spring. Read more ...

'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' is latest Disney live-action remake

'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' is latest Disney live-action remake

Because Disney nostalgia never ends. Read more ...

'It's time to raise the stakes': Nonprofit aims high to help families in need

'It's time to raise the stakes': Nonprofit aims high to help families in need

One in three families struggles to provide enough diapers for their children. Nonprofit ShareBaby wants to change that. Read more ...

‘I don't know what we're gonna do': Federal workers seeking odd jobs...

‘I don't know what we're gonna do': Federal workers seeking odd jobs, unemployment benefits

The partial government shutdown, which looms with no end in sight, is disrupting lives, from missed paychecks to uncertainty with work. Read more ...

Couple who called 911 says Wisconsin teen, not them, should get $50,000 reward

Couple who called 911 says Wisconsin teen, not them, should get $50,000 reward

The couple who dialed 911 says they don't want the $50,000 reward. They say Jayme Closs should get it because "She got herself out." Read more ...

Louisville holds off Boston College 80-70

Louisville holds off Boston College 80-70

Jordan Nwora scored 18 of his career-high 32 points before the break before adding five points late that helped Louisville hold off Boston College 80-70 on Wednesday night. Read more ...

Backlash Erupts After Gillette Launches A New MeToo-Inspired Ad Campaign

Backlash Erupts After Gillette Launches A New MeToo-Inspired Ad Campaign

Gillette's new ad campaign is trending on youtube, but has more than twice as many dislikes than likes. Some are threatening a boycott, offended by the company's call for a new... Read more ...