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    RCMP investigation into python deaths complete

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    New Brunswick RCMP say they have investigated the deaths of two boys who were asphyxiated by a python and have handed the case to the Crown to determine whether charges should be laid.

  • New Brunswick legislature to sit next week

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    FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick legislature will resume next Tuesday for a special one-day session to enact changes to pensions for retirees from the now-defunct Fraser Papers in Edmundston.

  • Man charged after crashing into fire hall

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    NACKAWIC, N.B. – RCMP say a 56-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving after a vehicle crashed into the Nackawic
    fire hall.

  • New Brunswick and Maine sign cooperation agreement

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    WOODSTOCK, N.B. – An international border isn’t the only thing that connects New Brunswick to Maine anymore.

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd to play Moncton

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    Another classic rock band is coming to Moncton.

    Legendary southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd will play two shows in the Hub City this fall.

  • Greater Moncton YMCA receives provincial funding

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    The provincial government has provided $11,000 to the YMCA of Greater Moncton to keep the organization’s youth tutoring program operating.

    A total of more than 90 students at four schools around the region participate in the tutoring program.

  • Woman who tried to rob store with syringe to be sentenced

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    A woman who tried to rob a clothing store while armed with a syringe will be sentenced today in Moncton provincial court.

    The attempted robbery took place in April of last year when the woman entered the store, confronted the owner and an employee and demanded cash.

  • Moncton city council approves final phase of Magentic Hill Zoo’s Asian exhibit

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    The final phase of the Magnetic Hill Zoo’s new Asian exhibit is now underway.

    Once completed, the exhibit will house the zoo’s two new Amur tigers as well as other animals from the region including leopards, birds, deer and tortoises.

  • CFIA bans movement of spruce wood from Memramcook area

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    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has banned all movement of spruce logs and firewood from the Memramcook area after a single brown spruce longhorn beetle was recently found.

    The order comes just over a year after the CFIA announced New Brunswick was clear of the bug.

  • Preliminary hearing underway for accused in Loretta Saunders murder

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    Loretta Saunders disappeared from Halifax five months ago, on Feb.13. Almost two weeks later, and nearly 300 kilometres away, her body was found on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway near Salisbury, N.B. Loretta’s father, Clayton Saunders, said he didn’t want to be in court yesterday during the preliminary hearing for his daughter’s accused killers,

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  • No fish tale: Record-breaking freshwater drum caught in Irondequoit Bay on Lake Ontario

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    ALBANY, N.Y. – A fisherman from western New York has been credited with catching a record-breaking freshwater drum in Lake Ontario. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says James VanArsdall of West Henrietta caught the fish in Irondequoit (uh-RAHN’-duh-kwoyt) Bay in Monroe County on June 14. The fish measured 33.5 inches and weighed 26 pounds

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  • Spike Lee helps a film student face his past with PBS’ ‘Evolution of a Criminal’

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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – When a film student decided to revisit his criminal teenage past, he found a powerful ally in filmmaker Spike Lee. Lee was among Darius Clark Monroe’s professors at New York University’s film school when Monroe revealed to him that he had committed a bank robbery when he was 16 and had

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  • John Johnson returns to clear out and salvage remnants of his burned down home on Chiliwist Road, after the Carlton Complex fire burned through the valley, near Malott, Wash., on Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam) SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER

    Crews make gains on destructive Washington state wildfire; flash floods now a concern

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control. With more rain in the forecast, they just hope too much moisture doesn’t lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned away. The Carlton Complex of

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  • In this undated photo released by The Calehr family, Miguel Panduwinata, right, poses his mother Samira Calehr. Miguel and his brother Shaka Panduwinata were killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/The Calehr family)

    A haunting premonition: ‘What will happen if the airplane crashes?’ asks boy boarding MH17

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    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would drop Miguel and his

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  • Israeli soldiers kneel during a drill near the Israel and Gaza border, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state began an intensive effort to end more than two weeks of fighting that has killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis.(AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

    As battle rages, dozens of Gaza families plead for evacuation; 2 more Israeli troops killed

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    GAZA, Palestine – Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighbourhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in the conflict. The Palestinian Red Crescent says it’s trying to evacuate about 250 people from near Khan Younis,

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  • Theater shooting defendant returning to court for more hearings on which experts can testify

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    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The man charged with the Colorado theatre massacre is returning to court for the second day of hearings about what kinds of experts can testify at his trial. The hearing resumes Wednesday on a defence motion to bar testimony from firearms experts. On Tuesday, the judge heard testimony on whether experts on

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  • Attorney Mari Newman, center, talks with members of the media, as she stands with her plaintiffs and their supporters following a court hearing on sam sex marriage at the Federal District Court, in Denver, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Federal judge to rule whether to overturn Colorado’s gay marriage ban immediately

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    DENVER – A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule whether Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore says he will rule Wednesday. His decision will be in response to a lawsuit by six gay

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  • Jurors to resume deliberating Ventura’s claim that story in sniper’s memoir was defamation

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    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Jurors are due to reconvene in St. Paul to deliberate whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle. The case went to jurors midday Tuesday, but the group didn’t reach a verdict before breaking for the day. Ventura’s attorney asked them

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  • Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech say a romance won’t happen with their ‘Downton’ characters

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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech of “Downton Abbey” say Cupid’s arrow is not headed for their characters. While talking to a TV Critics’ panel Tuesday, the actors said they find it “very funny” some fans are hoping for a romantic pairing for in-laws Lady Mary Crawley and Tom Branson. Both characters

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  • Ottawa urged to run tiny deficit to create 75,000 new jobs: C.D. Howe report

    Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press 0


    OTTAWA – A new report issued by the C.D. Howe Institute says the federal government could create tens of thousands more jobs in the next three years if it stopped worrying so much about a tiny deficit and decided in favour of some stimulus spending. The report written by McMaster University economics professor William Scarth

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