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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's convictions on 45 child sex abuse counts will send him to prison for the rest of his life.
Jurors announced the verdict Friday night after weighing 48 charges accusing him of abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period.
Sandusky has been led away to jail in handcuffs.
Defence attorney Joe Amendola says Sandusky is disappointed by the verdict. Many of the charges carry mandatory minimum sentences that will keep the 68-year-old Sandusky behind bars for decades. Amendola calls it a ``life sentence.''
Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly is thanking the accusers who testified, calling them ``brave men.''
She says the trial was forced on them and that she hopes the verdict ``helps these victims heal ... and helps other victims of abuse to come forward.''
(The Associated Press)
More than 60,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars are being recalled by General Motors over a risk of engine fire.
GM says more than 500,000 vehicles have been called back world-wide.
The company says fires could ignite when fluids drip onto a plastic below the engine.
They say about 30 incidents of fire have been reported, but no one has been injured.
The recall covers 2011 and 2012 models that were produced at a plant in Lordstown, Ohio between September 2010 and May 2012.
The TTC is investigating after video surfaced showing one of the drivers applying make up while operating a streetcar.
The rider, who forwarded the video to the Toronto Sun, says the streetcar was plugging along St.Clair at about 50 km/h when he took teh video.
The incident is said to have taken place at 9 p.m Wednesday.
TTC Spokesman Brad Ross is looking into the video, and the complaint.
The Sun says 26 drivers have been disciplined for distracted driving in the past year.
It's a sad day for many people who work and live near Yonge and St.Clair.
'Senior's' is closing its doors, after 51 years in business.
The family run restaurant, on the corner of Yonge and Pleasant has been a second home to scores of radio people from Newstalk 1010, and CHUM for years.
Mary Marlett - the daughter of owner 86-year-old Eddy Marlett - says it is with mixed emotions that 'Seniors' will be closed, Saturday June 23rd.
Moving into the space that Senior's leaves behind, a Hero Burger restaurant.
A 17-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after an apparent stabbing in the city's west end.
The incident happened Friday, just after 1:30 p.m. on Bellevue Crescent near Weston and Lawrence.
Police say the boy was attacked by a crowd of 4 teenagers, and stabbed in the stomach.
EMS officials say the boy suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Cops aren't aware if any arrests have been made.
Newstalk 1010 told you Thursday about some maintenance and construction workers that have an exclusive contract with the Toronto District School Board overcharging for services.
For example, one employee claimed a maintenance worker charged $143 to put up a $17 pencil sharpener. Another, allegedly charged $19,000 to install a sign on the front live of a school.
Friday, TDSB Trustee Sam Sotiropoulos told the Jerry Agar show that a Whistleblower hotline should be set up for staff and employees to tell their stories of overspending.
He says employees should feel free to make their complaints, without fear of repercussions.
When you see a tweet that reads adult entertainment survey coming from the city of Toronto, there may be a double-take involved.
The city has posted an 11-question poll online as a way to help improve working conditions for adult entertainers here in Toronto.
The questions are mostly concerning bylaws, asking about "no touch" and "unobstructed view" provisions.
Director of Licensing Services for Toronto Bruce Robertson says it's all part of a larger review on the industry the city is undertaking. They will also be consulting with those who work in the industry. While he says there aren't a flood of complaints about workplace safety flooding in, the city does get enough to warrant this review.
As for making the survey politically correct, he says it took some time and brainstorming to come up with the right questions.
The survey will be up for another couple of weeks with a ...
A suspect in a fatal daylight shooting on a patio in Toronto's Little Italy has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance in July.
Dean Wiwchar appeared in a Toronto courtroom today on a charge of first-degree murder and will stay in custody pending his next court date on July 27.
His lawyer, Christopher Avery, says his client did not commit the crime and will plead not guilty.
He also says while 26-year-old Wiwchar has some ties to British Columbia, he has a girlfriend there and served time there behind bars, he is from Stouffville, and not B.C., as police said.
Police say the shooting on Monday was a targeted attack against John Raposo, who died from a shot to the head.
Avery said outside court that he is not aware of any ties his client has to ...
Mayor Rob Ford says he loves doing The City on Newstalk 1010, however the show will be taking a summer hiatus at the end of June.
It will return on Sunday, September 9.
Ford underlines it's a great way to speak to residents.
He doesn't want to single out one moment that has stood out in his head because he says there have been so many great shows.
On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the best, he rates being in front of the microphone a 10 and says he can't wait to come back in studio this fall.
A 31 year-old Toronto woman was the victim of a despicable robbery this week.
Susan McGregor is nine months pregnant and had her iPhone snatched right out of her hand on Wednesday.
It happened at Runnymede station on the Bloor-Danforth line. During a stop the crook grabbed her phone, and then as she tells the Toronto Sun he just "sauntered" off the train.
It's the type of theft TTC officials say is becoming more popular.
Thieves grab electronics out of the hands of riders when a train stops so they can quickly get off the train and out of the station before the victim realizes what happened.
A heart-warming turn to a story that started so cold, and ruthless.
The Toronto man who started a fundraising campaign (hoping to raise $5,000 for a vacation) has raised more than $440,000 for a school bus monitor brought to tears by Grade Seven students.
25-year-old Max Sidorov says he sympathize with Klein because he was bullied when he came to Canada 16 years ago after leaving Ukraine.
The video shows kids verbally attacking a school bus monitor in Rochester, New York and reaction to the kids hurling degrading insults at 68-year-old Karen Klein has been strong.
In the video, the students taunt Klein with a stream of profanity laced insults, jeers and physical ridicule.
Some boys even demand to know her address, saying they want to come to her house to perform sexual acts and steal from her.
The bullying continues for about 10 minutes in the video, reducing Klein ...
More details are emerging about the problems the Toronto District School board is having with construction and maintenance workers.
A continuing Toronto Star investigation now reports that some workers have been discovered in bars, spending far too long at Tim Horton's, and even a man and a woman "fooling around" in a car, all while on the public dime.
What appears to happen, according to the report, is that workers signed in to work at a location leave to "get parts" for the job and are later discovered by board officials.
According to the paper, 8 workers have been fired by the board for similar behaviour. It's not known if the TDSB is trying to recoup the wages paid to the workers who were slacking off.
Another case is also under investigation where a TDSB construction worker was spotted passing out pamphlets at home offering to do odd jobs, while ...
She horrified the country with her role in the torture and killing of Ontario school girls two decades ago, now she has three children of her own.
Years after her case gripped the country, Karla Homolka has been found living in the Caribbean under a different name with a husband and three young children.
The details of her life after 12 years in prison are detailed in an 46-page ebook by journalist Paula Todd, titled ``Finding Karla.''
``No matter how much we might want to forget Karla Homolka, she never really goes away, she hovers in any courtroom, if you think about it, where somebody is on trial for any kind of child abuse,'' Todd told The Canadian Press in an interview.
``We needed these answers.''
In the early 1990s, Homolka and her then-husband, Paul Bernardo, were convicted of crimes related to the rape and murder of two schoolgirls, Kristen ...
LeBron James and the Miami Heat have won the NBA championship.
James capped his title bid with 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, former Raptor Chris Bosh added 23 points, Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and the Heat finished off the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, winning 121-106.
It's the first title for James in his third NBA finals appearance. James chose to sign with Miami as a free agent during a TV special in 2010, joined by Bosh who chose to leave the Raptors.
(With files from the Associated Press)