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Update: Teenager charged in North York murder

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 2/2/2013 5:32:00 PM

A 25-year old woman is dead and a teenager has been charged with her murder.

Police were called to Clancy Dr, in the Van Horne Ave & Don Mills Dr area Saturday afternoon.

When they got there, the victim had serious injuries. She died in hospital.

18-year old Mohamed Adam Bharwani of Toronto has been charged with First Degree Murder.

The victim's name has not been released.

 

Woman dragged to her death in Scarborough

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 2/2/2013 4:24:00 PM

In Scarborough, a woman has been dragged to her death while strolling on the sidewalk.

It happened on Birchmount Rd, south of St. Clair Ave E Saturday morning.

Toronto Police Constable Clint Stibbe says the 65-year-old was hit by a car leaving an apartment building parking lot.  Stibbe says the Chevrolet Aveo dragged the woman into the street, at some point running her over.

Police arrived to find the woman still under the car.  She was freed & rushed to hospital where she died from her injuries.

Stibbe says it's too early to say whether charges will be laid against the 59-year-old woman behind the wheel of the car.

He says the traffic reconstruction team is still piecing together exactly what happened & why.  That includes a mechanical inspection of the car.

Body pulled from Quebec quarry landslide site

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 2/2/2013 3:25:00 PM

Rescue crews have recovered a man's body from a Quebec quarry, hit by a landslide this week.

Crews have been searching for 2 workers, a man & a woman, who went missing after their trucks were swept into a gravel pit dozens of metres deep on Tuesday.

The trucks were trapped in huge mounds of loose gravel at the bottom of the crater in L'Epiphanie, just outside Montreal.

Quebec provincial police say they'll keep looking until the 2nd body is found.

A 3rd worker whose vehicle also fell into the quarry was rescued by a police helicopter within hours of the collapse.

Rescue efforts have been complicated by bad weather & concerns about another possible landslide.

(With files from the Canadian Press)

PHOTO: Toronto from space

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 2/2/2013 1:55:00 PM

Looking good Toronto!

Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield has tweeted a photo of the Big Smoke from space. He tweets "On the shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto. Canada's most populous city."

Hadfield is on a 5-month mission to the International Space Station, where he is serving as its 1st Canadian commander.

PHOTO: President Obama fires a rifle

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 2/2/2013 1:30:00 PM

The White House has released a photo of Barack Obama firing a rifle, 2 days before he heads to Minnesota to discuss gun control.

The snapshot was released after some gun advocates raised doubts that the President had ever fired a gun.

Obama recently told  The New Republic magazine, "we do skeet shooting all the time" at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland. Obama's daughters do not take part.

The White House photo released Saturday is dated August 4, 2012 & shows Obama shooting at clay targets.

Obama is pushing a package of gun-control measures in response to the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre.

(With files from the Associated Press)

Police hunt for TTC groper

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 2/2/2013 11:36:00 AM

Police have a released a photo, hoping to catch a TTC groper.

A woman says she touched & sexually assaulted by a man on the subway Wednesday during the evening rush.  The incident happened after she boarded at King & headed north.

The woman says she also saw the man commit an indecent act.

The woman got off the subway at Bloor & the man continued north.

Police are looking for a white man 45-55 years old, standing 5'5 with a thin build. He was wearing a blue jacket with orange lining & grey track pants.

If you have any information, call Toronto Police at 416-808-5100 or contact Crime Stoppers.

UPDATE: Murder in Richmond Hill

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 2/2/2013 4:33:00 PM

York Regional Police are confirming now. they have a case of murder on their hands.

They were called out to a Richmond Hill condo complex on Yonge St, north of Elgin Mills just before 2am Saturday.

When they arrived, they found a woman's lifeless body.  A man at the scene has been charged with murder.

Police haven't said how the woman was killed or what ties the victim & suspect have to each other.  Police actually say they're still working to ID them.

Anyone with information is asked to call the YRP Homicide Unit at 1-866-287-5025 or contact Crime Stoppers.

Wiarton Willy makes his prediction

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 2/2/2013 9:42:00 AM

It's Groundhog Day _ the day millions of North Americans turn to weather prognosticating rodents in the hope
they'll call for an early spring.

And Wiarton Willie, Canada's most celebrated of all its furry forecasters is predicting an early spring.

Folklore has it that if a groundhog sees its shadow on Groundhog Day it'll flee back to its burrow, heralding six more weeks of
winter, and if it doesn't, it means spring's just around the corner.

Willie did not see his shadow this morning.

 On the East Coast, Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam was the first out of his burrow this morning to make his prediction to a worldwide audience via webcam, and sadly for those hoping for an early spring, the pride of Shubenacadie did see his shadow.

So did Quebec's groundhog, Fred, who gave his forecast in front of a church in Val d'Espoir, a community in the Gaspesie ...

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