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Ikea monkey's owner going to court to get him back

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 12/15/2012 5:14:00 PM

The owner of the now infamous Ikea monkey is going to court to get the animal back.

Yasmin Nakhuda will appear in Ontario Superior Court Thursday in her bid to bring Darwin home.

The Japanese macaque was taken to Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary in Sunderland after turning up in the parking lot of a North York Ikea last weekend.

Darwin made international headlines for his surprise appearance & his tiny double-breasted shearling coat.

Nakhuda says she left her pet in the car as she shopped & he escaped.

Her motion argues Darwin was "unlawfully" taken from her.  If she can't bring the monkey home, Nakhuda wants to at least have regular, scheduled access to him.

The victims of Sandy Hook

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 12/15/2012 5:14:00 PM

Connecticut state police have released the names of the 26 victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT.

20 1st graders are among the dead 12 girls, 8 boys. 6 women were also killed in the rampage.

Charlotte Bacon, 6

Daniel Barden, 7

Rachel Davino, 29

Olivia Engel, 6

Josephine Gay, 7

Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6

Dylan Hockley, 6

Dawn Hochsprung, 47

Madeline F. Hsu, 6

Catherine V Hubbard, 6

Chase Kowalski, 7

Jesse Lewis, 6

James Mattioli, 6

Grace McDonnell, 7

Anne Marie Murphy, 52

Emilie Parker, 6

Jack Pinto, 6

Noah Pozner, 6

Caroline Previdi, 6

Jessica Rekos, 6

Avielle Richman, 6

Lauren Rousseau, 30

Mary Sherlach, 56

Victoria Soto, 27

Benjamin Wheeler, 6

Allison N. Wyatt, 6

Have you seen this man?

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 12/15/2012 3:26:00 PM

Police are asking for your help to find a federal offender wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for breaking conditions of his parole.

Police are looking for 32-year-old Mark King who is known to hang out in the GTA.

He's white, 5'9 & 165lbs with brown hair & blue eyes.  He has the words "Soldiers of God" tattooed on his left hand & "Blue Eyes" on his neck.

Police think King could also be in Brampton, Kitchener, Waterloo or Guelph.

He's serving a 5-year sentence for robbery & break & enter.

Hillary Clinton suffers concussion

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 12/15/2012 12:31:00 PM

Hillary Clinton is recovering at home after suffering a concussion.

The US Secretary of State has reportedly been sick with a stomach virus, became dehydrated & fainted.

Clinton is scheduled to testify before the US House Foreign Affairs Committee December 20th on the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi back in September.

More chunks fall off Gardiner

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 12/15/2012 11:34:00 AM

It's happened again--bits of concrete have fallen off the Gardiner.

It happened late Friday night near Lower Simcoe St.

Police blocked the left westbound lane of Lake Shore Blvd for awhile.

This week, city staff released a report suggesting that the deck along 2 sections of the highway need replacing in the next 12 years.

Staff say that the Gardiner deck east of Jarvis won't be usable in 6 years.

(With files from Justine Lewkowicz)

UPDATE: Deadly wrong-way crash on Highway 404

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/15/2012 9:54:00 AM

OPP describe the scene of Saturday morning's deadly head-on crash on Highway 404 in Aurora as 'devastating.'

Sgt. David Woodford says a Dodge Neon was travelling southbound in the northbound lanes near Aurora Road when it collided with a Honda Accord just before 6:00am.

The drivers, both of them male, died on the scene but there was nobody else in either vehicle.

Woodford says the force of the impact sent scattered debris all over the highway.

"There's not much left of the vehicles ... you couldn't even tell what type they were," says Woodford.

The victims have not been identified.

There is no word yet on what might have caused the crash.

Police collision experts are investigating.

Highway 404 was closed for several hours at Aurora Road as OPP collected evidence and cleaned up the wreckage.

(with files from James Moore)

CFIA issues E. coli alert for certain Butcher's Choice beef burgers

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/15/2012 6:26:00 AM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning (CFIA)
the public not to consume certain  Butcher's Choice Beef Burgers
because they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.
   
The affected product - Butcher's Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef
Burgers and Butcher's Choice Garlic Peppercorn Beef Burgers - were
sold in 1.13 kilogram packages (UPC codes 0 60383 89364 4 and 0
60383 89363 7).
   
Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling the product as a precautionary
measure.
   
There have been no reports of illnesses associated with the
burgers.
   
The CFIA says it is testing additional products collected from
across the country and is conducting an investigation at the
producing facility that could lead to the recall being expanded.
   
Food contaminated with E. coli can cause serious and even
life-threatening illnesses.
   
(The Canadian Press)

Sandy Hook victims killed by multiple rifle shots

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 12/15/2012 5:13:00 PM

All of victims of an elementary school shooting in Newton Connecticut were killed by multiple rifle shots.

Medical examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver says all the victims were shot more than once, some hit by as many as 11 bullets.

Autopsies on the 20 children & 6 adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday will be done by Saturday night.

State Police are in the process of releasing the names & ages of the dead.  The children are all believed to be 1st graders.

Post mortem exams on suspected gunman 20-year-old Adam Lanza & his mother will be done Sunday morning.

Police say a gunman forced his way into Sandy Hook on Friday morning, though they haven't detailed how.

The school had recently installed a new security system that prompted visitors to ring a doorbell & appear on camera before being let in.

Authorities say Lanza shot his ...

Ford audit results coming next month

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/15/2012 5:31:00 AM

Mayor Rob Ford could be in trouble even if he wins his conflict of interest appeal.

The audit of his campaigna financial practices will be released next month.

The allegation is that the Ford campaign breached the Municipal Elections Act by exceeding the legal spending limit by over $150,000, and by allowing the family company to pay for $78,000 in campaign expenses.

If Ford is found to have violated the Act, he could be fined up to $25,000, or be removed from office.

Push to Set Up a New Doctor Organization

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 12/15/2012 5:31:00 AM

A memo that is going to be sent out to some doctors on Monday morning that could potentially lay the groundwork for some infighting amongst medical professionals has been obtained by Newstalk 1010.

The Coalition of Family Physicians and Specialists of Ontario says many of its members aren't happy with the recent contract between the province and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), so it wants to start an alternative to the OMA: DoctorsOntario.

President Dr. Douglas Mark says he hopes the new organization will pick up enough steam for them to represent over 50 per cent of the doctors in the province, allowing them to be recognized by Queen's Park. He reveals they want to represent doctors at the bargaining table.

The memo, signed by Mark, says "it's clear to us that the OMA doesn't really care about its members.  It just wants your money."   He's referring to the OMA ...

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