Thursday, June 4, 2020

Gatwick drones pair released, ‘no longer suspect’

LONDON - A man and woman arrested in connection with drone sightings that grounded flights at Gatwick Airport have been released without charge. (BBC)

Chaos at Gatwick:Police using cutting edge technology to get drone

LONDON - The criminal who is illegally flying a drone at Gatwick Airport is being hunted by police and military personnel using cutting-edge technology. Gatwick has been brought to a standstill in the wake of the rogue drone terrorizing the airport. (Daily Mail)

2Chicago cops killed by train while chasing gunman

CHICAGO - Two Chicago police officers chasing a man with a gun were killed in a “devastating tragedy” when they were struck by a train Monday evening on the Far South Side, police said — bringing the total number of officers killed in the line of duty in 2018 to four. (Chicago Sun Times)
  • 'Devastating tragedy'
  • Stricter new drink driving laws come into effect across Canada

    As of today, Canadians will find it harder to get away with impaired driving: new rules that increase penalties and expand police powers to demand breath samples take effect across Canada. It gives police officers the right to ask for a breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop, lowering the bar from the previous legislation, which required that an officer have reasonable suspicion that a person had been drinking. (CTV)

    Winnipeg pastor guilty of arranging to meet teen for sex

    Nathan George Rieger, 53, was arrested on August 10 after arranging to meet with whom he believed to be a 15-year-old girl for sex. It was actually a sting operation set up by the Arroyo Grande Police Department. Rieger was taken into custody when he arrived at the set meeting place. (KSBY)
  • Winnipeg pastor found guilty of arranging meet for sex with teen
  • Thunder Bay police charge man with 2nd degree murder in killing of Braiden Jacob

    The Thunder Bay Police Service said Friday that a man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob. Police say the 22-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday and faces a charge of second-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday.Jacob's body was found on Dec. 9 shortly after 11:30 a.m. near the southern portion of Chapples Park in Thunder Bay. (CBC)

    Unfounded bomb threats reported in cities across North America

    Dozens of bomb threats — all believed to be unfounded — were reported in major cities across Canada and the United States on Thursday.  Officials from both countries said they believe the threats — clumsily written emails demanding $20,000 US payments of bitcoin — may have all come from the same source. (CBC)
  • 'It becomes a nightmare'
  • Georgia officer shot, killed during traffic stop, K9 critically wounded

    A DeKalb County police officer was shot and killed by a suspect Thursday during a traffic stop on Candler Road, authorities said. (

    1st degree murder charge laid in 20-yr-old Sudbury cold case

    Sudbury police say a 39-year-old North Bay, Ont., man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of Renee Sweeney 20 years ago. On Tuesday, police say Robert Steven Wright, also known as Steven or Steve Wright, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder. (CBC)

    Next OPP Commissioner focused on policing not controversy

    When it comes to community safety, Ron Taverner says he doesn’t allow distractions to alter his focus. With that in mind, the newly named OPP commissioner says he’s not following a political controversy surrounding his appointment, but instead is concentrating on his current job while preparing to take the reigns of his next one. (Toronto Sun)