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Police in Toronto release video of men who shot grandmother

The Toronto police released a security camera video today of two suspects wanted in the murder of an innocent bystander. They seek two young males in the death of Peggy Ann Smith, 61; she was not the intended target but was the only one hit.

Toronto Police release video of shootout that lead to kidnapping

Toronto Police have released a dramatic video that shows a shootout that took place in a downtown apartment building. Multiple shots were fired by numerous gunman and at least one man was wounded and two were kidnapped.

Woman parked in disabled space freaks out when questioned

Toronto - A man confronted an able-bodied woman outside a Toronto Tim Horton's after she returned to her car parked in a handicapped parking space. After she admitted she was not disabled, she threw two cups of coffee at the man as he recorded the exchange.

Police in North York region of Toronto shoot man dead

A man in the Greater Toronto region of North York was shot and killed by police on Friday evening outside a residential home. Police were responding to a call but have not yet said why they were called or who called them.

Toronto police investigating taxi scam

Toronto - The media has revealed a police investigation into some cab drivers stealing passengers' debit cards and then withdrawing money from their accounts at ATMs.

Toronto police arrest 21-year-old man in murder of woman, 82

Toronto - The Toronto police have arrested a young male in the murder of an 82-year-old woman. The man was recently released from prison where he spent time after being found guilty of a vicious assault.

One man shot dead, one wounded, outside Toronto restaurant

There was a shooting death in Toronto Saturday night as one man was killed outside a restaurant and another seriously wounded. When police arrived on scene an SUV was found riddled with bullets.

Toronto police: Two unconfirmed suicides over Ashley Madison hack

Toronto - At least two people may have committed suicide, and a number of "hate crimes" have been reported because of the hacking of the Ashley Madison website, Toronto police said on Monday.

Toronto police identify suspect in double murder at Moka Cafe

Police in the York region of Toronto have identified a suspect in the June 24 shooting of four people at the Moka Cafe. Two of those shot died, and police now say they seek Jason Hay as a person of interest in their deaths.

Toronto girl, 14, shot dead playing with gun, police seek owner

The death of 14-year-old girl in Toronto Thursday came about because she was "playing with a friend's gun," a source has said. Police are continuing to treat her death with suspicion, however, but said that it may be a "death by misadventure."

Early morning shooting in Toronto's Queen St. West area, 2 dead

On the heels of a shooting last week, Toronto is again the victim of gun violence this morning. Two people were shot dead in one shooting while in another area of the city another shooting saw a young male wounded.

Two shot dead in brazen daylight attack on Toronto cafe named

Two people were shot dead and two others seriously wounded when a gunman walked into a Toronto-area cafe in broad daylight Tuesday morning and started shooting. The brazen crime took place at about 8:18 a.m. in the town of Vaughan, north of Toronto.

Early morning murder in Toronto, police seek 3 suspects

A 31-year-old man was murdered at about 4 a.m. Sunday morning in a downtown Toronto restaurant. Two others, both female were also shot but have survived. Three suspects are being sought.

Toronto Police Chief Blair's contract won't be renewed

Toronto - On April 25, 2015 Chief William Blair will no longer be heading up the Toronto Police Services. The Police Services Board made the announcement Wednesday that Blair's contract was not renewed.

Toronto police seek suspect in robbery, torture of four teens

Toronto - Toronto police have issued a warrant for the arrest of an 18-year-old man after it is alleged four teens who answered an ad on Kijiji for the sale of car were robbed, held against their will, beaten and were victims of extortion.

T.O. security guard ambushed in heist, shot, 3 suspects caught

Toronto police are describing the attempted robbery of an armoured car in the early hours of Thursday as more of an ambush of a security guard. The guard was shot multiple times while outside the vehicle but managed to fire back.

Toronto police in another transit shooting, this time in subway

Toronto - Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating an incident between Toronto police and a man in his 20s on a subway platform in the city Friday evening. The SIU said there was "an interaction between the man and the police" at around 8 p.m.

Toronto police make arrest in 2009 murder of Christopher Skinner

Toronto - Toronto police announced the arrest of Agustin Caruso, 23. He is charged with killing 27-year-old Christopher Skinner who was hailing a taxi in the city's entertainment district in October 2009.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford's 'crack video' recovered by police

Toronto - Toronto's police chief announced Thursday that his department has recovered a video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.

Inquest into deaths of three people shot by Toronto police begins

Toronto - The inquest will examine the shooting deaths of three people by Toronto police. The shootings are unrelated but all involve people believed to be mentally ill and who engaged police with sharp-edged weapons.

Police: Purse of woman who died in Toronto subway station stolen

Toronto - After a woman committed suicide by jumping in front of a subway train, another woman is alleged to have stolen her purse, leaving police unable to identify the deceased jumper.

Toronto police investigate spitting incident as a hate crime

Toronto - Toronto police have begun an investigation into an alleged incident of spitting on a woman wearing a hijab. Police are investigating the occurrence as a hate crime.

Toronto father, daughter, rescue man who fell on subway tracks

Toronto - The pair are being hailed as heroes for risking their lives to rescue a man who suffered a medical episode and fell onto the subway tracks.

Toronto teen charged with stunt driving on Gardiner Expressway

Toronto - The 18-year-old man faces a stunt driving charge as well as one for speeding, after being clocked driving 167 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

Toronto man faces four child luring charges

Toronto - The 33-year-old man allegedly used classified ads and social media sites to seek underage girls by telling them they would appear in lingerie photo shoots.

Toronto: Brian Hutchings was arrested but what's the real story? Special

Toronto - Brian Hutchings was arrested yesterday in the Bleecker Street area, just days after he had escaped and beaten two officers during another arrest. His arrest is a tale of she said, he said depending on who you ask about it.

Op-Ed: MUSIC! Not Mischief students ready for big Toronto concert Special

Toronto - The music was pounding at St Mary's Catholic School in Toronto as young guitarists rehearsed for the upcoming MUSIC! Not Mischief concert at the end of the month. This year 16 schools will be represented in four police jurisdictions.

Toronto constable in hospital after car accident

Toronto - A Toronto constable was taken to hospital this morning after he was struck by a car while controlling traffic at Front Street West and Bathurst Street.

Two Toronto Police officers assaulted

Toronto - A man carrying a replica machine gun has been arrested after assaulting two Toronto Police officers, resulting in one of officers having a broken leg.

Toronto SIU closes case cuz review board won't release document Special

Toronto - On Wednesday the Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Ian Scott sent out a press release saying that the agency decided to close an investigation into the injuries sustained by 27-year-old Tyrone Phillips in July of 2012.
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