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AUDIO: NFL's Buffalo Bills charge into Toronto

Posted By: James Moore · 12/16/2012 5:11:00 PM

Sunday's rainy weather put a slight damper on pre-game celebrations on Front Street, as football fans geared up to watch the NFL's Buffalo Bills take on the Seattle Seahawks at Rogers Centre.

Several sections of downtown streets, including Front Street from Blue Jays Way to John Street, were closed off to allow fans to take part in a festival meant to recreate the atmosphere of the famous tailgating parties outside Buffalo's Ralph Wilson Stadium.

"In Buffalo, the tailgating is a great experience but this is just different.  You can't bring out the grills and the sausages, hot dogs and burgers but this is a great experience and (Toronto) really goes out of the way to make us feel welcome," says die-hard NFL fan Tom, who made the drive from Rochester with 3 of his buddies.

In addition to the football stars who were in town for the game, Korean pop ...

REPORT: Jays pick up ruling NL Cy Young winner

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 12/16/2012 4:25:00 PM

Citing MLB sources, Fox Sports says the Jays & New York Mets have a deal that would send R.A. Dickey to Toronto.

Fox says the deal is contingent on the Blue Jays & the knuckleballer coming to an agreement on a contract extension. The 2 sides reportedly have a 72-hour negotiation window that expires at 2 pm Tuesday.

Dickey, a 38-year-old right-hander, is signed for $5-million next season but is seeking an extension thought to be worth $25 million over 2 years.

The New York Post reports the Mets would also send catcher Josh Thole & a non-elite prospect to the Jays in exchange for catchers Travis D'Arnaud & John Buck, right-hander Noah Syndergaard & another non-elite prospect.

D'Arnaud is viewed as the Jays' #1 prospect, Syndergaard is #3.

Dickey, went 20-6 with an ERA of 2.73 for the Mets in 2012.  He also led the NL in strikeouts, ERA, ...

Adam Lanza & mother killed by gunshots to head

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 12/16/2012 2:32:00 PM

Authorities in Newtown, CT are revealing more about the final moments of Nancy Lanza & her son Adam, the shooter in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

A medical examiner says Nancy Lanza was shot multiple times in the head. Sources say she was killed in her bed.

After shooting his mom, Adam Lanza drove her car to Sandy Hook & is thought to have shot his way into the school.

Inside, Lanza killed 20 children aged 6 & 7 & 6 women.  The ME says all of them were killed by multiple rifle shots, some hit as many as 11 times.  Police are reportedly having a hard time figuring out how many shots were fired because some bullets hit more than 1 victim.

The medical examiner revealed Sunday Adam Lanza died of a single self-inflicted gun shot to the head.

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy said Lanza killed himself as ...

All clear after church threat in Newtown, CT

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 12/16/2012 1:25:00 PM

Police have given the all clear after a threat was made at church in Newtown, CT.

St. Rose of Lima has been packed to the rafters all weekend as the community grieves the 20 children & 6 adults killed in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Sunday, a crowded mass was interrupted when the priest announced "Please, everybody leave.  There is a threat".

At least a dozen police officers dressed in camouflage gear moved in on the church, searching it & neighbouring buildings.

A witness saw officers leave carrying something in a red tarp, but police say nothing dangerous was found.

Gunman Adam Lanza, his mom & 8 of the child victims worshipped at St. Rose of Lima.

(With files from the Associated Press)

Halton teachers joining one-day strikes

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/16/2012 10:46:00 AM

We have an update on the teachers' strikes across the province.

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario says teachers will hit the picket lines on Wednesday at the Halton District School Board.

Teachers will also be on strike that day at the Algoma and Bluewater boards, in Sault Ste Marie  and Wiarton.

The big day across the GTA will be Tuesday when teachers will strike in Toronto, Peel and Durham.

The Newtown Massacre

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 12/16/2012 6:35:00 PM

THE SHOOTING

A picturesque town in Connecticut has been devastated by the tragic killing of 27 people, 20 of them children.

Connecticut State Police confirmed Sunday it was Adam Lanza who shot his mother Nancy multiple times in the head at the home they shared in Newtown.

Adam Lanza then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School & forced his way in, an assault rifle, 2 handguns & hundreds of rounds of ammunition.  He brought along a shotgun but left it in the car.

On Sunday, police wouldn't specify where in the school exactly Lanza focused his bullets, saying only it was in 2 areas.

When the firing stopped 12 girls, 8 boys & 6 women were dead, killed by multiple gun shots.  Police say they came from a Bushmaster AR15 assault weapon whose magazines hold up to 30 bullets.  The medical examiners says some of the victims were hit as ...

CFIA expands beef burger recall

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 12/16/2012 7:47:00 AM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is expanding
a nationwide recall of frozen beef burgers that may be contaminated
with E. coli bacteria.
   
The public is now warned not to consume Cardinal Select brand
Prime Rib Beef Burgers sold in 1.13 kilogram packages with a best
before date of July 31, 2013 (UPC 0 63351 01561 1).
   
The same warning was issued yesterday for Butcher's Choice
Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers and Butcher's Choice Garlic Peppercorn
Beef Burgers sold at Loblaw stores across Canada.
   
This recalls are the result of an ongoing food safety
investigation at Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. in Brampton, Ont.
   
On Dec. 5 the Public Health Agency of Canada notified the CFIA
about five people who got sick after eating E. coli contaminated
burgers in Ontario and Quebec.  Officials, however, have still yet
to confirm whether the illnesses are connected to the burgers being...

NHL players begin voting on dissolving union

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/16/2012 6:36:00 AM

A critical vote is set to begin today that will
determine if the NHL labour battle moves from the negotiating table
to the courtroom.
   
The players are casting their ballots on whether or not to give
their executive board the authority to dissolve the NHL Players'
Association.
   
Doing so would allow the board to file a disclaimer of interest,
which is a step toward disbanding the union and giving the players
the chance to file anti-trust lawsuits against the league.
   
Two-thirds of the union's membership must vote in favour of the
move over a five-day period that ends Thursday, then the union
executive board must respond.
   
The league has already taken some pre-emptive action after it
filed a class-action complaint on Friday that asked a federal court
in New York to make a declaration on the legality of the lockout.
   
The NHL also filed an ...

Man wanted for attempted murder

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/16/2012 5:51:00 AM

Toronto Police are looking for a 46-year-old man wanted for attempted murder.

Police say a 32-year-old man was stabbed repeatedly in the neck and body near Spadina and College Saturday. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police are looking for Alejandro Ernesto Solano-Aguilera, photo attached.

UPDATE: Freezing rain warning in effect for parts of Ontario

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/16/2012 5:35:00 AM

The freezing rain warning has ended for York, Durham and Peel regions.

Barrie and Collingwood are still under a warning.

Environment Canada warns of hazardous winter driving conditions there this morning.

Road Closures for Bills game

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/16/2012 5:33:00 AM

The NFL is in Toronto today and there are road closures involved..

The Buffalo Bills will take on the Seattle Seahawks at the Rogers Centre.

The game starts at 4 p.m.

The following road closures, in the area of the Rogers Centre, will be in effect on Sunday, December 16, 2012, between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Road closures:

- Bremner Boulevard west of the entrance way into the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (south building) to Navy Wharf Court

- Bremner Boulevard eastbound from Navy Wharf Crescent to Rees Street

- Blue Jays Way northbound from Navy Wharf Crescent to the Renaissance Hotel driveway, south of Front Street

In addition to the NFL game there will be a pre-game party taking place between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Front Street West, between Blue Jays Way and John Street.

To accommodate the event and the set-up, the following road closures ...

Why some food donations aren't accepted

Posted By: Michelle Rosa · 12/16/2012 5:00:00 AM

It's the season for giving and non-profit organizations like the Daily Bread Food Bank need your help more than ever.

So why are grocery stores, throwing out food everyday that's near it's expiration date, when it could go to torontonians in need? It's simple, there aren't enough resources, logistically, to make that happen.

Executive Director of the Daily Bread Food Bank, Gail Nyberg hates to see food go to waste, but they have a limited amount of trucks at their disposition.

"it's not logistically possible for an agency like Daily Bread to pick up, on a daily basis, all of the, you know, 5 loaves here and 8 loaves there in every major supermarket, it just won't work."

Nyberg adds that Daily Bread does receive some frozen items from large grocers, "You know, quite often from food industry we get large donations of meat that are 3 or 4 days ...

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