Vigil Sunday for 9-year-old Brampton boy killed by shot to head

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/27/2013 2:13:00 PM

In Brampton, a community will come together Sunday to remember Kesean Williams.

The 9-year-old boy was killed while watching TV in his living room Wednesday night.  Police say he was hit in the head by a bullet fired outside his house.

A vigil for the 4th grader is set for 3:30pm outside his home on Ardglen Dr.

Peel Police say the home was targeted in what they have called an "apalling" crime, but they don't believe Kesean or his family members were the intended targets.

Kesean, his 15-year-old brother & their mother had only moved into the house a week before.

Torso found in Kitchener garbage bin

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/27/2013 1:16:00 PM

A grisly discovery in Kitchener, where a human torso has turned up in a garbage bin behind an apartment building.

The body part was found by citizens on Saturday.

Police say the torso belongs to a white woman, her age & identity aren't known.  An autopsy set for Monday could start to answer some of those questions.

The torso was found dressed in a black T-shirt emblazoned with the words "Forget princess I want to be a vampire".

Terre Chartrand lives next door to where the torso was found.  She tells Newstalk 1010 the discovery is "really surprising" given the calm, family-oriented neighbourhood.

Chartrand says it's the kind of neighbourhood where everyone sits on their front porches & knows each other.  She says no one seems particularly worried about their safety, because the discovery of a torso is so out of character for the neighbourhood.

AUDIO: Ford brothers attack TTC chair Stintz over news stand contract

Posted By: James Moore · 1/27/2013 5:30:00 PM

The bounce is back in Rob Ford's step after winning his appeal in the conflict of interest case that could have cost him his job.

Even the mayor's shoulders looked like they had dropped a bit while he hosted Sunday's edition of NEWSTALK 1010's The City.

Ford sounded relaxed and at ease as he kicked off the show by congratulating Kathleen Wynne, who was elected the new premier of Ontario at the Liberal's leadership convention the night before.

"I've met Kathleen a number of times and she's very pleasant," says Ford.

"I'm looking forward to working with her."

Ford also took a few moments to thank his family, friends, and Toronto residents for their support during his recent legal troubles.  He then expressed his wish to further his agenda of "efficiencies, economic development, job creation, and transportation" as he continues his term at City Hall.

However, the tone of the ...

VIDEO: Wynne renews vow to recall legislature by Feb 19

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/27/2013 11:30:00 AM

Ontario's incoming premier says she'll recall the prorogued legislature by February 19th & work with the opposition to avoid a general election.

Kathleen Wynne won the Ontario Liberal leadership race Saturday & is set to become Ontario's 1st female leader & Canada's 1st openly gay premier.

Wynne says Ontarians don't want a general election & don't like the fact that the house has been idle since Premier Dalton McGuinty made his resignation announcement in October.

Once she's sworn in, Wynne will have to mend relations with the powerful teachers' unions, who are angry at the Liberals for using a controversial law to force contracts on about 126 000 public school teachers.

Public sector unions, who protested by the thousands outside Maple Leaf Gardens Saturday, have vowed to use their organizational might to defeat the Liberals in the next election.

Wynne will also have to deal with a trail of controversies ...

Fire at North York bagel shop

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/27/2013 11:15:00 AM

More than 50 firefighters are trying to put out a blaze at a bagel shop on Bathurst St, near Lawrence Ave W.

The 4-alarm fire started in the basement of Haymishe Bagel Shop.

Toronto Fire says no one has been hurt in the blaze.

The TTC says Bathurst buses are diverting around the fire.

UPDATE: 232 people killed in Brazilian nightclub fire

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/27/2013 8:42:00 AM

Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. It appeared to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.

Witnesses said a flare or firework lit by band members may have started the blaze.

Television images showed smoke pouring out of the Kiss nightclub as shirtless young men who had attended a university party joined firefighters using axes and sledgehammers to pound at windows and walls to free those trapped inside.

Guido Pedroso Melo, commander of the city's fire department, told the O Globo newspaper that firefighters had a hard time getting inside the club because ``there was a barrier of bodies blocking the entrance.''

Teenagers sprinted from the scene desperately seeking help. Others carried injured and burned ...

Toronto Police Discover Man's Body Near Centennial College Campus

Posted By: David Woodard · 1/27/2013 5:01:00 AM

Toronto Police are investigating after a man’s body was found near a Centennial College campus Saturday

The man's burned remains were found in a hydro field near Warden and Eglinton.

Police say the man was likely homeless and that the cold weather may have been a factor in his death.

A death which police believe was probably accidental.

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