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Arthur Weinreb

Editor-at-Large based in Toronto, ON, Canada. Joined on Jun 20, 2011
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Tennessee boy, 11, guilty of murdering 8-year-old girl

White Pine - Benjamin Tiller, 11, wanted to see eight-year-old MaKayla Dyer's puppies. She said no. So he shot her. The little girl passed away in her mother's arms.

Toddler, 3, accidentally shoots and kills 9-year-old sister

Irondale - It is being characterized as a tragic accident. But according to the Washington Post, people in the U.S. are being shot by toddlers at the rate of once a week.

German mayor blames young girls for 'provoking' migrants

The mayor of a small German town caused outrage when he suggested young girls should not provoke migrants by passing a refugee centre while walking to school.

California doctor gets 30 years to life for overdose deaths

Los Angeles - Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng is the first doctor in the United States to be convicted of second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of three of her patients. She wrote the prescriptions but did not administer the drugs.

Italian woman faces possible jail time for poor housekeeping

Sonnino - After a complaint was made by her husband, a woman in Italy could be jailed for up to six years if found guilty of negligence in her household duties.

Man accused of robbing armless teen indicted for hate crime

Staten Island - A 20-year-old Staten Island man has been indicted for a hate crime after it was alleged he and two juveniles robbed a teen who was born without arms.

Texas man arrested in fatal road rage shooting

Arlington - Police in Arlington, Texas have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the death of a 26-year-old woman who was shot while driving on Interstate 30.

Two female flight attendants get into fight, plane diverts

Minneapolis - Incidents of planes having to divert because of unruly passengers seems to be increasing. But one Delta flight made an unscheduled landing after two flight attendants engaged in a mid-flight fist fight. The airlines has apologized.

Miami woman stops police officer, accuses him of speeding

Miami - It was a routine traffic stop but with a twist. A Miami civilian got the attention of a police officer and after he stopped, the woman accused him of speeding.

Multiple shootings, stabbing, fights, at Colorado Motorcycle Expo

Denver - Violence broke out at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo, held in Denver's National Western Complex, that led to the death of one person and seven others being hospitalized.

Police: Couple's security camera catches them committing arson

Mesa - It is far from unusual for criminals to be caught after police view security camera footage. In this case police allege a couple's own security system recorded them setting fire to the house next door.

Toronto Police Service having an extremely bad week

Toronto - Since Monday, one Toronto police officer has been found guilty of attempted murder, another faces charges under the Police Services Act for the way he discharged his firearm, and four other cops face criminal charges over allegations of planting drugs.

Ontario driver killed by flying truck wheel

Vaughan - Despite a clampdown by the provincial government that began almost 20 years ago, incidents of wheels coming off trucks on busy highways are still occurring.

7 passengers injured, plane makes emergency landing in St. John's

St. John's - An American Airlines flight from Miami to Milan was forced to make an emergency landing in St. John's, N.L. after encountering severe turbulence. Seven people, passengers and members of the flight crew, sustained injuries.

SC woman allegedly beats husband after he refuses sex

Rock Hill - She wanted to have sex. He wanted to watch television. Police allege a 51-year-old woman then threw objects at her husband and beat him with nunchuck sticks after he refused to follow her to the bedroom.

Wisconsin boy, 5, shot to death in back seat of dad's car

Beloit - Police in Beloit, Wisconsin have no motive and no suspects in the shooting into a vehicle that resulted in the death of a five-year-old boy.

Video: Oregon deputy saves toddler running towards him on highway

Newport - At first Deputy Jeremy Gautney saw what he thought was an animal running towards his car on Highway 101 near Newport. It turned out to be a two-year-old boy who had managed to leave a community centre where his parents were.

White Georgia cop charged in death of unarmed, black, naked, vet

Decatur - A grand jury in Georgia indicted DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen in the shooting death of Anthony Hill, 27. The Air Force veteran was naked and unarmed when he was shot to death in March 2015.

B.C. announces top auto insurance frauds of 2015

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) released the top six auto insurance frauds committed in 2015. While these are quite humorous, the ICBC points out the cost of these deceptions are borne by those who purchase insurance.

SC law would require journalists to register with the state

State Representative Mike Pitts (R) introduced a bill yesterday that would require journalists working in South Carolina to register with the state or face penalties.
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