American Airlines pilot arrested before takeoff for 2015 triple murder

An American Airlines pilot was dragged from a plane in Kentucky and arrested this weekend for the 2015 triple-homicide of three of his former neighbors, authorities said. (New York Post)

Bullets fly on the Danforth again, and in Toronto’s east end

It was one violent Friday night and Saturday morning in Toronto. But the wild west shootout on The Danforth was a stark reminder of the horrific shooting rampage that happened in about the same location in Greektown nearly a year ago leaving two girls dead and 16 others wounded. (Toronto Sun)

Man arrested after fatal machete attack on Virginia hiking trail

A Massachusetts man faces a murder charge for allegedly attacking two hikers on the Appalachian Trail with a machete, leaving one one dead and the other severely wounded, federal authorities said Sunday. ( NBC News)

NYC transit cops nab serial killer with the help of smartphones

NEW YORK - Two transit cops were patrolling the subway in Manhattan Sunday when they spotted Nicholas Brent Gibson, a suspected serial killer, from a photo of him sent to their smartphones. Gibson, a.k.a. Brent Savage, was wanted in Miami, where he allegedly killed a 77-year-old victim with a sword — and claimed to have murdered six other people, dating to 1999, when he was just 12. (New York Post)

Toddler dies after being left in car amid heat wave

BURNABY - RCMP have launched an investigation after a baby who was left for hours in a vehicle in a busy neighborhood in Burnaby, B.C., died despite efforts to resuscitate him. (Globe & Mail)

1 dead, 2 seriously hurt after ‘violent struggle’ inside Brentwood Bay home

VICTORIA - One person is dead and two more are in hospital after what police call a “violent struggle” inside a Victoria-area home early Saturday morning. Central Saanich Police Chief Const. Les Sylven said officers were called to the 7200-block of Meadowlark Lane in Brentwood Bay at roughly 12:30 a.m. for reports of a disturbance. (Global News)

Man hanging out car window fires gun with officers in pursuit

LOS ANGELES - A passenger appeared to slip his upper body out the window of a moving car, assume a shooting posture and open fire indiscriminately with a large gun as authorities pursued him Friday on Los Angeles-area streets and at least one freeway. (NBC News)

Mounties defend their handling of the Norman investigation

The RCMP say they conducted a "thorough" investigation of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, whose criminal case ended dramatically this week when the Crown stayed a single charge of breach of trust. The Mounties released a statement Friday afternoon defending their handling of the entire matter and stating they respect the decision of the Public Prosecution Service to stay the charge. (CBC)

Former Mountie takes aim at toothless crime watchdog, hoping Ottawa has a fix

VICTORIA - Canada’s official watchdog on the proceeds of crime is little more than a collector of information — and not a very effective one at that, according to money-laundering expert Peter German. (Vancouver Sun)
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