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Arthur Weinreb

Editor-at-Large based in Toronto, ON, Canada. Joined on Jun 20, 2011
Expertise in Government, Politics



Woman struck and killed by drunk driver after leaving his SUV

A 21-year-old Long Island, New York woman is dead and a 23-year-old man was arrested after it is alleged the woman got out of his car because he was drunk and was later struck and killed by the driver.

Three children killed, three injured after carjacked SUV crashes

Philadelphia - Three young siblings are dead and three women injured after an SUV, stolen earlier in the day, lost control and crashed onto a Philadelphia sidewalk. Police are offering a reward of $110,000 for information leading to arrests.

Flight returns to Toronto after passenger made alleged threat

Toronto - A Sunwing flight from Toronto to Panama City returned to Toronto after a passenger allegedly threatened to bomb the aircraft. The plane was met with heavily armed police who stormed the plane and arrested the suspect.

Ontario bill provides for seizure of cars when illegal guns found

Toronto - A private member's bill introduced by Liberal MPP Mike Colle would allow police to seize vehicles and suspend the license of drivers when an illegal handgun is found inside the vehicle.

Mayor of Quebec town dies after being stung by wasps

La Prairie - The 51-year old mayor of La Prairie, Quebec, just south of Montreal, died last weekend after she was stung by wasps at her cottage. It is believed she did not have an allergy to the insects.

Three Albuquerque teens charged with killing two homeless men

Albuquerque - Three teens have been arrested after it was alleged they beat two homeless men to death while a third managed to escape. According to police, the teens admitted beating other homeless people.

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.

Toronto woman charged with 97 counts in passport fraud scheme

Toronto - A 50-year-old former employee of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) faces the numerous offences after it was alleged she helped people obtain Canadian passports and other travel documents they were not legally entitled to.

Mountie who witnessed Greyhound bus beheading commits suicide

Winnipeg - A retired Mountie who witnessed Vincent Li stab and behead a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in 2008 has taken his own life. The former dog handler had been suffering from PTSD.

Suspended Canadian Senator Mike Duffy faces 31 charges

Ottawa - The RCMP announced that former Conservative Senator Mike Duffy, who was suspended from the Senate, has been charged with 31 fraud and corruption- related offences.

SC Mom jailed after leaving 9-year-old alone to play in park

North Augusta - Controversy erupted after a woman was jailed and her daughter taken into care because the little girl was left in a park to play alone while her mother worked her shift at a nearby McDonald's.

Video: Good Samaritans save woman, child, from carjacker

San Diego - When bystanders heard a little girl in a red van crying, they ran over to help. Some men dragged the alleged carjacker from the vehicle, punched and kicked him while he struggled and managed to hold him for police.

Missouri hit-and-run drunk driver gets 120 days for killing man

Kansas City - The family of Leroy "Buddy" Bronson, who was killed by a drunk driver who then fled the scene, were outraged by the sentence. It was less than the 15 years another man got for similarly killing Bronson's wife and daughter.

Tennessee woman charged with taking illegal drugs while pregnant

Madisonville - A 26-year-old woman is the first person to be charged under a new Tennessee law that makes a woman who takes drugs while pregnant guilty of misdemeanor assault.

Sole survivor of Texas family killings speaks at memorial

Spring - At a memorial held for Stephen Stay, his wife Katie, and four of their children, attendees were shocked when the lone survivor of the mass shooting, Cassidy Stay, 15 made an appearance. She had been shot in the head and listed in critical condition.

B.C. SPCA: Despite warnings, dogs still being left in hot cars

Despite the deaths of six dogs in May and repeated warnings in the media, people continue to leave dogs alone in vehicles in extreme temperatures.

Montreal mother leaves infant in hot car, gets a $60 ticket

Montreal - According to police, a 29-year-old woman left a seven-month-old boy in a hot SUV while she went into the Rockland shopping centre in the Town of Mount Royal. She was issued a ticket.

Police reveal motive of mom charged with killing her newborns

Pleasant Grove - Police in Pleasant Grove, Utah have released more information on the case of Megan Huntsman who has been charged with murdering six of her newborn children over a period of 10 years, including her motive for killing them.

Texas woman, 83, fights off burglar with stick, boiling water

Houston - The most common thing said about the man who broke into Lillie McClendon's Houston home is that he picked the wrong house to break into and demand money. The grandmother let him have it both verbally and physically.

Police find mother who abandoned baby in NYC subway station

New York City - The New York City Police Department say they have found the woman who allegedly abandoned a seven-month-old girl in a stroller in a busy subway station.
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