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Hamilton Shooting Suspect Arrested in Hagersville

Friday, 08 December 2017 08:08
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Police say a man wanted in connection the fatal shooting of a Good Samaritan in Hamilton has been arrested.

Yosif Al-Hasnawi - described by police as a brave young man who was trying to do the right thing - was shot when he tried to intervene as two men were accosting an older man in downtown Hamilton on Saturday night.

A second-degree murder warrant was issued on Monday for 19-year-old Dale Burningsky King, who police say was arrested Thursday afternoon in Hagersville.

Hamilton police say a female arrested at the same time is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

A 20-year-old man who was arrested on Monday in connection with the shooting also faces a charge of accessory after the fact to murder.

(The Canadian Press)

 

Big Money For Local Bike Lanes

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 08:49
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Ontario's Transportation Minister says the government is spending more than twice the amount previously announced to help build bike lanes across the province.

Steven Del Duca says $93 million -- up from $45 million -- is being set aside this year to help 120 communities build bike lanes and biking infrastructure.

It's part of a four-year municipal commuter plan that's meant to help the province reach its greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Locally, London will see $3.3 million, Simcoe will receive $1.6 million. Woodstock is in line for $182,000, Strathroy-Caradoc $165,000, St. Thomas will receive $361,000 and Ingersoll just over $25,000.

Funding for the program comes from the proceeds of the cap-and-trade program.

(MH)

 

London House Explosion

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 08:45
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An explosion rocked an East London neighbourhood yesterday, sending one man to hospital.

The blast could be heard up to a kilometer away from the home on Hamilton Road.  Police say there were a number of rental units in the house and 4 or 5 people were inside at the time.

The explosion started a fire, one man suffered serious burns and was taken to hospital.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

(MH)

 

Former Blue Jay Fired By Sportsnet

Friday, 01 December 2017 09:21
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Gregg Zaun has been fired from Sportsnet due to “inappropriate behaviour and comments” toward female employees.

Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, said in a statement Thursday that the company was terminating the contract of the Blue Jays analyst effective immediately.

“This week, we received complaints from multiple female employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behaviour by Gregg Zaun in the workplace,” the statement said. “After investigating the matter, we decided to terminate his contract, effective immediately. This type of behaviour completely contradicts our standards and our core values. We believe in a professional workplace where all employees feel comfortable and respected. We are grateful to our employees who spoke with us and we will take every measure to protect their privacy.”

Zaun, a former Blue Jays catcher, began a part-time broadcasting career with Sportsnet following the 2006 season. He initially signed a two-year deal as a MLB studio analyst with Sportsnet in 2011 and continued working with the network until his termination.

Zaun, 46, played 16 major league seasons, including five years in Toronto from 2004-2008. He captured a World Series with the Florida Marlins in 1997.

(The Canadian Press)

 

Area Cops Recognized for Bravery

Thursday, 30 November 2017 09:13
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Three area police officers have been honoured with Ontario Medals for Police Bravery. The medals are awarded annually to honour police officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect and serve their community. On New Year's Day, Brantford Police Const. Jeremy Morton and Brant OPP Constables Paul Drake and Christopher Thompson repeatedly entered a burning house to save an individual believed to be trapped in an upstairs bedroom. The occupant was safe at a neighbours' residence and all three officers were taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.  Since 1975, 274 Ontario Medals for Police Bravery have been awarded.

(IM)

 

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