Women murdered man, chopped off fingers to access bank account:cops

A lesbian couple have been accused of the gruesome dismemberment murder of an ex-boyfriend and of chopping off his fingers to access his bank account. (Toronto Sun)

Montreal hitman who claimed he took part in 42 homicides on day parole

A hitman who once claimed to police that he took part in 34 contract murders and killed another eight people for personal reasons has been released to a halfway house as he tries to rid himself of the effects of having been behind bars for most of his adult life. (Postmedia)

Boris Johnson hospitalized as Queen urges British resolve in address to nation

LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized on Sunday evening after 10 days of battling the coronavirus, unnerving a country that had gathered to watch Queen Elizabeth II rally fellow Britons to confront the pandemic and reassure them that when the crisis finally ebbed, “we will meet again.” (New York Times)

At least 19 die in drug cartel shoot-out in Northern Mexico

CIUDAD JUAREZ — A shootout between suspected drug cartel hitmen has killed 19 people in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua, the state government said on Saturday, in one of the country’s worst outbreaks of gang violence this year. (Toronto Sun)

Son charged with killing mother in Squamish townhome

A 21-year-old former child actor has been charged with second-degree murder in the slaying Tuesday of his mother at their Squamish home. Ryan Grantham was taken into custody in Vancouver, Sgt. Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said on Friday. (Vancouver Sun)

U.S. Navy relieves aircraft carrier commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action

The U.S. Navy relieved the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt's captain of his command on Thursday, punishing him for the leak of a scathing letter he sent to superiors that sought stronger measures for curbing a coronavirus outbreak aboard the ship. (CBC)

Crime in the time of COVID-19

A new pattern of neighbourhood crime in the time of COVID-19 is emerging and it looks something like this: fewer traffic violations, less drunk driving, fewer frauds but way more domestic violence, commercial break-ins and stunt driving. (National Post)

Police dog recovering from 9 stab wounds to the head

LAKELAND, FL - A Polk County Sheriff's K-9 was stabbed in the head nine times with a kitchen knife after trying to detain a man accused of burglarizing a home. (Patch.com)
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28 Texas spring-breakers test positive for coronavirus

MEXICO CITY - Twenty-eight U.S. spring break tourists who returned to Texas after vacationing with a large group in the Mexican beach resort of Cabo San Lucas have tested positive for coronavirus, drawing attention to possibly low detection of cases in Mexico. (Toronto Sun)
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Truck carrying toilet paper crashes, catches fire on Texas highway

A tractor-trailer hauling toilet paper crashed and caught fire near Dallas early Wednesday, spilling the hot commodity all over an interstate highway. Toilet paper was strewn on a stretch of the Interstate 20 in Hutchins, Texas after a 18-wheeler tipped on its side, The Dallas Morning News reported.(The Province)