Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Delta pilot suspected of being drunk removed from fully-loaded plane

A Delta pilot who authorities suspect was boozed up was booted off a fully boarded plane in Minneapolis and arrested, according to new reports. Gabriel Lyle Schroeder, 37, was cuffed just after 11 a.m. Tuesday after police at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport found him reeking of alcohol and with a bottle of booze on him. (New York Post)

‘If you don’t know the land, it will eat you up’: Manhunt for accused killers shifts to remote First Nations community

It’s difficult to rush into York Landing, as police found when the manhunt for two suspected killers shifted to the remote community in northern Manitoba. Thankfully, it is also hard to rush out of it.(National Post)

York Landing, Man., residents in lockdown as police search for B.C. double murder suspects

A northern Manitoba community is on edge and under lockdown as the police search for two fugitive homicide suspects entered its second week Monday. Over a dozen heavily armed police officers — using ground patrols, K-9 units, drones and helicopters — arrived in York Landing on Sunday night, and about 20 more are expected to arrive Monday morning to help search for Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, York Factory Cree Nation Chief Leroy Constant said.(CBC)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, rubber bullets in clash over banned march

HONG KONG - Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators hurling rocks in a rural Hong Kong town on Saturday as several thousand activists gathered to protest an attack by suspected triad gang members at a train station last weekend. (The Province)

Amber Alert: Girl, 2, found safe after an hour negotiation with father

HAMILTON - It took about an hour of "communication" with a 37-year-old man before he surrendered and handed over his two-year-old daughter, bringing an end to a brief Amber Alert overnight, police say. (CTV)

Police seek two missing teens after vehicle fire leads to body in northern B.C.

The RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service have both launched investigations following the discovery of a body near a highway pullout near Dease Lake in northwestern B.C. on Friday. (The Province)

Feds say officers’ lawsuit against RCMP shouldn’t proceed

OTTAWA - The federal government is fighting a proposed class-action lawsuit against the RCMP over bullying and intimidation of members, saying the national police force already has a comprehensive policy on harassment and the Mounties have made strides toward modernization. (CTV)

RCMP Corporal charged criminally just for doing his job

The RCMP has long been a dysfunctional organization. That’s certainly not a secret given the class action lawsuits they have settled in matters of sexual harassment, bullying of subordinate officers by senior members and general mismanagement. (True North)

Hong Kong police make ‘largest ever’ seizure of explosives

HONG KONG - Police in Hong Kong have seized what is thought to be the largest ever cache of high-powered explosives uncovered in the city, in a raid Friday night on a suspected bomb-making factory. (CNN)

Man killed in standoff a ‘ticking time bomb’ inquest hears

PRINCE GEORGE - The sister of a man who was shot and killed in a standoff with police at a remote cabin south of Valemount described him as a “ticking time bomb” with a “history of violence,” a coroner’s inquest into his death heard Monday. (The Province)