Merritt man arrested after a series of church arsons

Merritt RCMP said they’ve made an arrest in a series of arsons targeting churches last week. “ we had obtained some evidence that allowed us to get a search warrant,” said Cst. Tracy Dunsmore with the Merritt RCMP. “We a home in the Merritt area and obtained further evidence which allowed us to make an arrest.” (Global News)

Disgraced ex-cop avoids jail with guilty plea

VANCOUVER - A former RCMP officer won't serve jail time after pleading guilty to breach of trust and obstruction of justice in connection with his misconduct in the investigation into the deadliest gangland shooting in B.C.'s history. (CBC News)
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    Australia police make arrest in Israeli student murder case

    SYDNEY - Australia police on Friday (Jan 18) arrested a man in relation to the murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe, about two days after her body was found in Melbourne. (Channel News Asia)
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    Canadian drug trafficker Stephen Tello, known as “Catboy,” came within a whisker of being murdered on the orders of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who suspected the former real estate agent was stealing from him. (Montreal Gazette)

    Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso found dead

    A Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso has been found dead, says his family, two days after he was abducted. Kirk Woodman, originally from Halifax, was abducted Tuesday night by a dozen gunmen at a mining site owned by Vancouver-based Progress Minerals near the border with Niger, in an area the government says is under growing threat from armed jihadists. (CBC News)

    Sex offence against child only brings 14 month sentence for Kelowna man

    A Kelowna resident who pleaded guilty to sexually interfering with an eight-year-old girl has been sentenced to 14 months in jail. (Vancouver Sun)

    Feds say ‘star’ DEA agent abroad stole millions

    MIAMI - A U.S. federal narcotics agent known for his expensive tastes and high-profile drug seizures has been implicated in a multimillion-dollar money-laundering conspiracy that involved the very cartel criminals he was charged with fighting in Colombia. (AP)

    Devil’s Army boss released on bail in murder case

    VICTORIA - Devil’s Army president Richard “Ricky” Alexander has been released on $600,000 bail after being charged last year with first-degree murder. (Vancouver Sun)

    Man facing multiple charges after ramming police SUV during ‘crime spree’

    LETHBRIDGE - Shortly after releasing a photo of him ramming a police car, Mounties got their man after the driver led police on a chase through a rural area east of Lethbridge. (Calgary Herald)