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  • Police shooting suspect to make court appearance

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    The man charged in the June 4 shooting rampage in Moncton that left three Codiac RCMP officers dead will appear in court today to have his trial date set.

    Justin Bourque, 24, is facing three counts of first-degree murder and two of attempted murder.

  • Outgoing Codiac RCMP superintendent will step down at end of month

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    The outgoing officer in charge of the Codiac Regional RCMP says she will leave her post at the end of this month.

    Supt. Marlene Snowman says she’ll start her new job as chief superintendent and officer in charge of criminal operations in Nova Scotia on September 1.

  • McCain Foods closing PEI plant

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    A spokesman for the PEI potato industry says the industry is “reeling” from news the french fry processing plant operated by McCain Foods in Borden-Carleton is closing down.

    PEI Potato Board chairman Gary Linkletter says he had hoped the factory would be used to help meet the growing global demand for fries.

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    Federal Finance minister backs shale gas development in NB

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    Federal Finance minister Joe Oliver is expressing his support for an environmentally safe shale gas industry in New Brunswick.

    The Alward government supports the industry, but many residents are against it because of environmental concerns.

  • RCMP investigating downtown Moncton stabbing

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    Codiac RCMP are investigating a stabbing in downtown Moncton.

    Police say they got a call about a fight on Steadman Street just before 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

  • Castle Manor sold

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    Moncton’s historic Castle Manor has a new owner.

    Details about the terms of the sale haven’t been released, but realtor Kathy Guitard says an announcement will be made once the property closes.

  • Resurgo Place set to open

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    Resurgo Place in Moncton is set to open to the public tomorrow about a year later than expected because of construction delays and cost overruns.

    The $10-million building is an extension of the old Moncton Museum and includes the Transportation Discovery Centre and a new visitor centre.

  • NB Gas prices down this week

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    A decrease in the price of gas this week.

    Drivers will pay 1.9 cents per litre less for regular self serve gas with the maximum price set at $1.32

  • Lobster fishers wait and see about start of season

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    Fall lobster fishermen in PEI and New Brunswick will find out today whether the start of their fishing season will be delayed.

    Fishermen with Lobster Fishing Area 25 and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans had a conference call yesterday to discuss whether to open the season as scheduled on Friday or delay until Monday.

  • Man dies following ATV collision with moose

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    RCMP say a 71-year-old man is dead after his all-terrain vehicle crashed into a moose in northern New Brunswick.

    Police say the crash happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday near Island Lake, about 25 kilometres west of Bathurst.

  • Organizers: Authorities shut down Beijing Independent Film Festival on opening day

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    BEIJING, China – Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival on its opening day Saturday, a rare venue for the showing of films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls, the organizers said. Festival artistic director Wang Hongwei and executive director Fan Rong , both of Li Xianting

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  • Palestinians chant Islamic slogans while carrying the body of Ibrahim Hamad, an Islamic Jihad militant, during his funeral in Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Hamad was killed in an Israeli strike while riding a motorcycle Thursday night in Rafah, according to Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)

    Leader says Hamas agrees in writing to support Palestinian bid at International Criminal Court

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    GAZA, Palestinian Territories – A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigations. Moussa Abu Marzouk wrote on his Facebook page early Saturday that “Hamas has signed

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  • This June 1, 2013 photo provided by the New York State Department of Corrections shows Mark David Chapman at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, N.Y. Chapman, who killed John Lennon in 1980, was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday, Aug. 22, 2012. Chapman shot Lennon in December 1980 outside the Manhattan apartment building where the former Beatle lived. He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. (AP Photo/New York State Department of Corrections)

    Parole board refuses yet again to release John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – John Lennon’s killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the

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  • This undated photo provided by the Grand Teton National Park shows Twenty-three-year-old Aleksandr Sagiev, who was expected back at his job in a grocery store at Dornan's resort within the Grand Teton National Park on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. He was last seen at the complex's pizza restaurant the day before. Authorities are searching for the Russian student who failed to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park. (AP Photo/ Grand Teton National Park)

    Missing Russian student found dead in Grand Teton National Park in US

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    MOOSE, Wyo. – A Russian student who went missing in Grand Teton National Park has been found dead. The body of 20-year-old Aleksandr “Sasha” Sagiev was found in the park Friday. The student from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, was reported missing Monday after going for a hike. After a three-day search, Sagiev’s body was discovered below

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  • Maryland ban on grain alcohol hurts violin makers; they say it made a good varnish

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    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Binge drinkers and frat boys aren’t the only ones despairing over Maryland’s new ban on grain alcohol: Violin makers who used the liquor to make varnish are also affected. Silver Spring violin maker Howard Needham tells The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1sVB1y0) that nothing works better than Everclear grain alcohol for making the varnishes

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  • Suspicious object spotted on Juneau road turns out to be Star Wars toy taped to stick

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    JUNEAU, Alaska – Call Luke Skywalker for backup. Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/YIVmu4 ) reports the first officer on the scene wasn’t sure what to make of the object. A dispatcher sent out a second officer

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  • Documentary on alleged dismemberment killer pulled from Montreal film festival

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    MONTREAL – A documentary on alleged dismemberment killer Luka Rocco Magnotta has been pulled at the last minute from the Montreal World Film Festival and a French-language TV documentary channel. “Sex, Fame & Murder: The Luka Magnotta Story” was yanked because of a publication ban in force at Magnotta’s trial, which starts Sept. 8 in

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  • NFL, MIA reach confidential settlement over rapper’s use of middle finger during Super Bowl

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper’s flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance with Madonna. Attorney Howard E. King said in a statement Friday that the two had

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  • Chief suspect pleads guilty in Cuban human trafficking group that included Rangers OF Martin

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    MIAMI – A man accused of masterminding a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty Friday to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin. Eliezer Lazo, 41, entered the plea Friday in Miami federal court. Lazo is already serving a five-year prison sentence

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  • Tom Hanks says women deserve grass fields at World Cup; actor wants artificial turf cast away

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    TORONTO – Tom Hanks takes his soccer seriously. And when the Women’s World Cup comes to Canada in 2015, he wants the games played on grass fields. The actor is adding his voice to those protesting the use of artificial turf for the six Canadian venues. On Friday, Hanks tweeted: “Opinion: Women’s World Cup is

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