"It is heartbreaking news," said Dae Joong (DJ) Yoon, executive director of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, who had been in contact with Adam Crapser. Crapser waived an appeal during the hearing Monday because he is desperate to get out of detention, his Seattle attorney, Lori Walls, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. When Crapser was 12, he moved in with Thomas and Dolly Crapser, their biological son, two other adoptees and several foster children.
Calgary continues to have "strong evidence of problematic conditions" in its real estate market, according to the latest report from the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CHMC). The quarterly Housing Market Assessment, released Wednesday, once again gave an overall red flag to Calgary, one of six cities to receive such a designation. The national housing market was also upgraded to the red status in the latest report, up from the previous report's yellow rating, which indicated "moderate" evidence of problematic conditions.
A First Nations man who has spent the last four years in solitary confinement is being moved to a different cell, Ontario's Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services said today. Adam Capay, 23, of Lac Seul First Nation is awaiting trial after being charged with murder in the death of another inmate in 2012. Ontario's Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane raised alarm bells about Capay after she visited him earlier this month during a tour of the Thunder Bay District Jail.
There's more to North Battleford, Sask., than sky-high crime rates, racial tension and an oil spill which has garnered national attention in recent months, says the city's new mayor. In Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw, at least four people are running for mayor. Bater, who previously served as provincial Liberal leader and North Battleford city councillor, was the only one to seek the job in his home town after incumbent Ian Hamilton announced he would not be running. Bater said the problems can't be ignored.
His presidential dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump pushed his business empire to the centre of his political campaign Wednesday. Hillary Clinton agreed, but not the way he meant it. "Donald Trump is the poster boy for everything wrong with our economy," she told several thousand supporters in Tampa, Florida.
[A Texas student was brutally assaulted in his room, all while his girlfriend watched helplessly via FaceTime nearly two hundred miles away. Photo: Baylee Luciani via KXAN]
Joseph Tanner was resting his arms on his surf board, his lower body dangling in the water, when something grabbed his right leg and yanked him under the waves. In an instant, Tanner knew he was being attacked by a shark in the chilly waters off the northern Oregon coast and he wondered if he would die, he recalled Wednesday, nearly three weeks after the Oct. 10 attack north of Cannon Beach.
A first of its kind trial has begun in Cranbrook, B.C. where three people are charged with transporting an underaged girl across the U.S. border where she was expected to marry a much older man. James Oler, Brandon Blackmore and Ruth Crossfield were charged over two years ago with unlawful removal of a child from Canada for sexual purposes. Blackmore and Crossfield are alleged to have taken part in shuttling the underaged girl into the U.S. to be married to an older American sect member, while James Oler was a leader of the B.C. sect at the time.
A few hours later, Murphy's question was answered. Breanne McCallion replied online that the proposal was from her boyfriend and that she said, "Yes" and was now engaged. "I have been dropping some hints, so I think he finally picked up on it," said McCallion.
A longtime Cleveland Indians fan is being given quite a reward after giving up his seat on a plane to make sure former outfielder Kenny Lofton arrived in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Game 1 of the World Series. The Indians are giving Ken Kostal, of Marblehead, tickets to Game 6, and a team spokesman said United is giving Kostal 62,200 airline miles for future use. Lofton had 622 career stolen bases.
The family of a father of two who died after a struggle at Winnipeg's remand centre wants answers about the circumstances of his death. Russell Spence, 31, of Winnipeg died Oct. 12 after he was involved in an altercation during processing at the centre. "Russell was a friendly giant," said Kevin Bittern, who is Spence's older brother.
Nunavut is giving out more than 800 baby boxes to parents of newborns in an attempt to reduce the territory's high rate of infant mortality. The territory's birth rate is the highest in Canada and about 850 babies are expected to be born in Nunavut in 2016-17. Nunavut also has the highest rate of infant mortality in the country, with a rate five times higher than the national average. "It's an issue that any mom or any parent would take to heart," said Tara MacAskill , the mother of a two-year-old and the Department of Health's lead on the baby box program.
A principal of a New York City public high school who was beaten by a student after asking him to turn down the music in his headphones is recovering. Dr. Matthew Tossman addressed a letter to his students at Manhattan Early College School for Advertising on Tuesday thanking them for their support. Tossman had asked an 18-year-old student on the lower Manhattan campus on Monday to turn down his music-blaring headphones.
A Brampton family is appealing for help to find a loved one who has been missing for seven weeks in Mexico, after spending tens of thousands of dollars to no avail. Shawn Ramta disappeared while on a two-week vacation in Mexico City. Raj Ramta, grandmother of the 34-year-old bodybuilder and entrepreneur, told CBC News her grandson told her he was going to the gym and would call back.
Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders will chase CFL history this weekend. Calgary (15-1-1) visits the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday afternoon to conclude its regular season. A win would give the Stampeders the best regular-season record in CFL history, slightly better than the 16-2 mark the Edmonton Eskimos established in 1989.
Police in Cheshire, England, posted a photo to their Facebook page on Oct. 21 of a tiny person seated in a pink miniature car on a residential street. The child is flanked by a police car and two officers and one of the officers is kneeling down next to the model vehicle.
Last December, returning from the Dufferin Mall, Nora Trueba saw immigration officials on her front porch, arresting her husband, Israel Ochoa. "Oh my god, I was in shock," Trueba recalled. In the U.S., Republican candidate Donald Trump's promise to forcibly remove 11-million illegal workers and build a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border has put the fate of migrant workers like Trueba and Ochoa at the forefront of the election campaign.
Wed, Oct 26: One person is dead after a crash between two tractor-trailers on Highway 401 in Milton.
As unthinkable as the alleged crimes of Elizabeth Wettlaufer may be, the Woodstock, Ontario nurse is not alone as a health care professional accused of murdering multiple patients. Criminal history includes several high-profile cases of so-called health-care killers — doctors, nurses and other health care workers who were able to commit murder over an extended period of time thanks to their professional power and their patients' vulnerability. American nurse Donald Harvey is believed to have murdered up to 57 hospital patients over 17 years in the 1970s and 80s.
When Nicole Inkster looked into her backyard in Clanwilliam, Man., last Wednesday, she didn't see her dogs and knew something wasn't right.
A Manitoba teen who died after being critically injured in a collision near Steinbach has helped 45 people through organ donation. Tyler Klassen, 16, lost control of his vehicle while passing a car on the gravel Hanover Road West on Oct. 22, two days after receiving his driver's license, a family friend says. "Tyler was brain dead and wouldn't recover," Doreen Dueck, a family spokesperson told CBC News.
Captain Michael Bradley had a slice of pizza and a slug of Gatorade. Coach Greg Vanney treated himself to a tall boy. Especially when it came after removing a giant monkey off the back of Toronto FC with the franchise's first ever playoff win in 10 seasons.
After experiencing feather-loss, a female Adelie penguin at Orlando's SeaWorld has been given a hand made wet suit by the park's wardrobe designer. (Oct. 26)
Two suspects in a string of nationwide jewelry heists appeared briefly Wednesday in a New Brunswick provincial court facing diamond-theft charges. Seventy-year-old Grigori Zaharov and 44-year-old Natalia Feldman of Vaughan, Ont., were arrested last week outside a Vaughan condo tower and flown back to New Brunswick, where they are charged with theft over $5,000. A Saint John store owner has said two people presented themselves as a couple in an argument over how many carats to buy, and then switched a $10,000 diamond with a fake while the salesperson was distracted.
The federal government wants existing homes to be more energy efficient and for developers to build more net zero homes. Very shortly the Liberal government is expected to introduce changes to the national building code that will require builders to include more net zero homes — buildings that produce as much energy as they use — in housing developments in the next 15 years. It's all part of a list of environment measures that will roll out in the lead-up to the crucial meeting on climate between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers in December.