America’s deadliest serial killer admits to more Ohio murders

Samuel Little’s serial killer roadshow rolled into Cleveland as more unsolved slayings were pegged to the most prolific monster in U.S. history. The 78-year-old was indicted Friday for the murders of two women in northern Ohio. (The Province)

‘Please let me out:” former Nxivm testifies about being held in a room for two years

NEW YORK - For two years, she said she was kept in a single room with blacked-out windows. She had only one set of clothes, which she wore for weeks at a time without washing. And she barely had any contact with the outside world. (CNN)

Maryland couple found dead in Dominican Republic hotel room

A Maryland couple has been found dead in their hotel room in the Dominican Republic. The news of the death of Edward Holmes and Cynthia Day, who were engaged and had posted numerous photos on social media showing how much they were enjoying their vacation, comes just days after a Delaware woman said that that she was assaulted while vacationing in the Dominican Republic earlier this year. It also comes weeks after the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for Americans traveling there, citing a rise in crime. (Fox News)

‘Nothing to see here, folks’: What Canadians are increasingly being told about national security matters

Whoddunit? What happened? Why’d it happen? It’s only natural that human beings will ask these questions if a shooting happens in their neighbourhood, a vehicle rams into pedestrians, or people in their city are arrested for having explosive devices. So natural that there are entire genres of books, movies and TV shows devoted to people asking these questions and doggedly pursuing answers. (Toronto Sun)

Homicide unit investigating two deaths in northwest Calgary

The Calgary police homicide unit is investigating an incident in the city’s northwest after two people were found dead Friday morning. Officers were called to Stoney Trail and Nose Hill Drive N.W. around 9 a.m. They cordoned off the Stoney Trail bridge above the Bow River, where the homicide team, medical examiner and police investigated a grey Mazda seen parked with its hazard lights still flashing. (Calgary Herald)

Virginia Beach shooting: ‘I’m going in’ brave cop says in dramatic audio

It was 35 minutes of terror. Audio of police radio dispatches from the shooting that left 12 people dead in Virginia Beach starts at 4:08 p.m. Friday with a steely-nerved dispatcher announcing, “One down — gunshot wound, 2405 Courthouse Drive, Building 2.” (New York Post)
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  • RCMP shortages highlight government’s failures

    Since last week’s opinion piece was published where I discussed the staffing shortages in the RCMP and how it was relative to crime concerns of folks who live in rural parts of the country, I have received a number of messages from people providing anecdotal snippets about service issues they are having or have had with the RCMP. (True North)

    R Kelly charged with more sex offences in Chicago

    CHICAGO - Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts involving one of the women who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage, including counts that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious he faces. (Fox 32)
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    10,000 people evacuated as multiple wildfires threaten northern Alberta communities

    SLAVE LAKE - Thousands of more people have been put on evacuation alert Thursday as smoke from out-of-control wildfires in northern Alberta billowed across the province. (Edmonton Journal)
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  • Canada can’t afford to let Huawei into our 5G networks

    Amid Beijing’s trade war with Canada, the anxiety over the financial consequences of offending the Chinese Communist Party deepens. But would appeasing Beijing by allowing Huawei into our fifth-generation (5G) networks make real economic sense? (National Post)