Charges laid against 21-year-old after fatal July crash in Newfoundland

Charges laid against 21-year-old after fatal July crash in Newfoundland

GANDER, N.L.—A 21-year-old Newfoundland man is facing charges following a crash near Gander that killed two people earlier this year. Nicholas Villeneuve of Gander was charged Friday with two counts of impaired driving causing death and two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm. Police allege Villeneuve was behind the wheel of a pickup on […]

Report: Former MLB MVP Josh Hamilton arrested on felony charges

Report: Former MLB MVP Josh Hamilton arrested on felony charges

Former major league outfielder Josh Hamilton reportedly was arrested Wednesday on a third-degree felony charge of injury to a child in Fort Worth, Texas. CBS DFW reported Hamilton turned himself in at the Tarrant County courthouse and faced a $ 35,000 bond. The report also said one of the bond conditions prohibited Hamilton from contacting […]

RCMP surveying potential damage in wake of charges against top intelligence official

RCMP surveying potential damage in wake of charges against top intelligence official

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the force is still trying to understand the fallout of allegations levelled against one of their top intelligence officials and that RCMP officers are “shaken” by the charges. Cameron Ortis, director general of the RCMP’s national intelligence coordination centre, was arrested late last week and charged with preparing to share either safeguarded or operational information with […]

Olympic, world medallists among 5 Russian weightlifters facing new doping charges

Olympic, world medallists among 5 Russian weightlifters facing new doping charges

Five Russian weightlifters, all of them world or European championship medallists, face doping charges which could herald a new wave of cases across a range of sports. The International Weightlifting Federation said Tuesday that evidence against the five lifters, including Olympic bronze medallist Ruslan Albegov, comes from new investigations by the World Anti-Doping Agency into […]

Accused Christchurch mosque shooter pleads not guilty to all charges

Accused Christchurch mosque shooter pleads not guilty to all charges

WELLINGTON — An Australian man pleaded not guilty on Friday to 92 charges stemming from a massacre in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch three months ago and will stand trial in May next year. A lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons attacked Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch on New Zealand’s […]

Deal was in works with Jussie Smollett before charges dropped, documents show

Deal was in works with Jussie Smollett before charges dropped, documents show

New documents on the Jussie Smollett case show that prosecutors told Chicago police detectives a possible deal with the Empire actor was in the works a month before charges against him were dropped. The approximately 460 pages released Thursday reveal that Cook County prosecutors told the detectives investigating Smollett’s case that a deal with the actor could include […]

Phoenix police: No charges against ex-NBA player Mike Bibby

Phoenix police: No charges against ex-NBA player Mike Bibby

Phoenix police are not recommending any charges against former NBA player Mike Bibby following an investigation into accusations of sexual abuse and harassment of a teacher at a suburban high school. A police spokesman, Sgt. Vince Lewis, says the investigation didn’t find probable cause for charges against Bibby, who through his attorney denied the allegations […]

Decision to drop charges against Smollett 'a whitewash of justice,' Chicago mayor says

Decision to drop charges against Smollett 'a whitewash of justice,' Chicago mayor says

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling the dropping of charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett “a whitewash of justice.” Emanuel’s comments Tuesday came after the surprise news that prosecutors had dropped all charges accusing Smollett of lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago. Prosecutors haven’t explained why they made the decision, […]