Happy 91st to Her Majesty
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/21/2017 10:12:00 AM.
Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 today. A 41-gun salute was held this afternoon in Hyde Park, followed by a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London. A troop of the Royal Horse Artillery also held a procession with horse-and-gun carriages past Buckingham Palace, while Her Majesty quietly celebrated at home. She is Britain's oldest and longest-serving monarch, reigning since February 8, 1952.

Robbery In Oshawa
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/20/2017 5:50:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police are on the hunt for a man who robbed an Esso station at gunpoint on Tuesday. The suspect demanded cash from an employee just before 4am, then assaulted the woman and stole her vehicle. Police later received information about a suspicious vehicle involved in a collision. Witnesses say the suspect was seen getting into a dark SUV which fled the scene. He's described as a white male in his 30's with a heavy build, and was wearing a motorcycle helmet to conceal his identity. Anyone with information is asked to visit www.crimestoppers.ca

Facebook Murder Suspect Takes His Own Life
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/19/2017 5:55:00 AM.
Cleveland murder suspect Steve Stephens shot himself dead yesterday after a police pursuit ensued when a McDonald's employee spotted the man's vehicle in the drive thru. When Stephens placed his order for chicken nuggets and fries, quick-thinking crew members recognized the suspect and told him his fries would be a few minutes. Meanwhile, police arrived and Stephens drove away. They were able to block in his vehicle, and the suspect shot himself in the head. Stephens was wanted for the alleged murder of Robert Goodman, a video he had posted on Facebook, and had successfully alluded police for two days.

More Outdoor Patios Possible This Summer
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/18/2017 5:41:00 AM.
Durham Region could be seeing more outdoor patios open up this summer. In Bowmanville and Newcastle, councilors are discussing a pilot project that would permit certain restaurants to turn on-street parking into patio areas for food and beverage service. A request was made at last week's meeting to see if a trial run can be set up for this summer. Concerns were raised about possible interference with streetscaping, and other community improvement plans.

Local Concerns Over Nuclear Materials
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/17/2017 7:59:00 AM.
Durham Region residents are concerned about the possibility that some transport trucks containing nuclear material could be passing through the area on route to the United States. About 6,000 gallons of highly-enriched uranium would be shipped in liquid form from the Chalk River nuclear facility north of Ottawa to a plant in South Carolina. A Canada-US agreement stipulates that the material is to be returned once it is no longer needed in Canada. Up to 150 shipments over four years may be necessary to complete the delivery. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission says the shipment would pose minimal risk to the public.  

Three Car Crash In Whitby
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/13/2017 8:57:00 AM.
A multi-vehicle collision in Whitby on Wednesday has prompted an investigation by the SIU. The three-car crash happened at the intersection of Dundas Street and McQuay Boulevard around noon. According to investigators, a Durham Regional Police officer was following a pickup truck travelling westbound on Dundas before the accident. The 39 year-old driver then struck two vehicles, including the passenger side of a car travelling through the intersection. A K-9 unit officer arrested the driver after he fled on foot. The driver of the first vehicle that was struck was a 25 year-old man who was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Gas Prices Soar
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/12/2017 7:27:00 AM.
Gas prices jumped an average of 6 cents per litre overnight at stations across south Durham Region. In Uxbridge, some pumps are now as high as $1.20/l. Analysts say the price hike is the result of refineries, suppliers, and retailers making an annual change-over from winter-blended fuel to a summer blend, which is required to be in place by Saturday. The summer fuel is better able to withstand hotter temperatures and prevent damage to vehicles. Average prices have soared nearly 20 cents per litre compared to this time last year. The new carbon taxes mandated by the Province are also responsible for higher prices in 2017.

Airline Passenger Resists Forceful Removal
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/11/2017 7:37:00 AM.
Passenger videos from a recent United Airlines flight show a man being forcefully removed from the plane after refusing to give up his seat. The flight was overbooked, and the airline randomly asked passengers to voluntarily give up their seats to make room for staff. The video shows the man repeating, "I have to go home," as blood comes out of his mouth and security officers drag him to the front of the plane. United Airlines said in a statement that the man defied security officers, and even ran back onto the plane after he was removed. Although the airline is standing behind the actions of staff, an apology was issued. 

Reminder From Police: Secure Your Loads
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/10/2017 8:22:00 AM.
A woman is in critical condition after a couch fell from a vehicle on the 401 in Pickering on the weekend. The resulting two-car crash near Whites Road injured three other people, blocking lanes for several hours while authorities investigated. Police say the 61 year-old woman is fighting for her life, and remind all drivers carrying loads to make sure they are properly and safely secured to their vehicles. 

US Missiles Strike Syrian Base
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/7/2017 9:30:00 AM.
The United States has launched a military strike on a Syrian government airbase on the orders of President Donald Trump. Yesterday, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase that was home to Syrian warplanes that carried out a suspected chemical weapons attack earlier in the week. Trump delivered a brief statement to reporters in Palm Beach, FL, saying there can be no dispute that Syria violated it's obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention, ignoring the urging of the UN Security Council. Yesterday's strike was the first direct military action taken against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's six-year civil war. 

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