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September 19, 2018 6:31 PM Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she's finally avenged her miniature horse

A Texas great-grandmother says she's finally gotten revenge on the massive alligator that ate her miniature horse a few years ago. It took just one shot for Judy Cochran to dispatch the 12-foot, 580-pound gator at her ranch Sunday in Goodrich, the Houston Chronicle reported. Goodrich is about an hour northeast of Houston. "We think this is the gator 6

September 16, 2018 1:01 AM Calgary Stampeders hold off Hamilton Tiger-Cats in potential Grey Cup preview

Hamilton’s Dean, rookie returner Shakeir Ryan and defensive back Delvin Breaux Sr. scored for the Ticats, who failed to record an offensive touchdown. Calgary kicker Rene Paredes was 3 for 3, hitting from 13 and 24 yards twice. Hamilton kicker Lirim Hajrullahu missed a 43-yard attempt on the Ticats’ first drive of the game, but hit from 37, 28, and 13 yards 8

September 15, 2018 3:56 PM ‘We have to move forward:’ Humboldt station hires new play-by-play voice

HUMBOLDT, SASK.—A plan to bring hockey broadcasters in from across the country to call Humboldt Broncos games this season will not go ahead. Instead, local radio station CHBO Bolt FM has hired an up-and-coming Winnipeg broadcaster to take over for Tyler Bieber, its play-by-play voice who was killed along with 15 others in last April’s Broncos bus crash 10

September 13, 2018 9:48 AM Six dead, including gunman and his wife, in California shooting rampage

A gunman killed five people in back-to-back shootings in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday evening before turning the gun on himself when he was confronted by a deputy, authorities said. The violence began about 5:20 p.m. local time, when the man showed up to a trucking business with his wife and confronted another man, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood 13

September 12, 2018 9:31 PM Province appeals judge’s ruling on Toronto council cut

The Ontario government has filed notice to appeal a judge’s ruling that killed Premier Doug Ford’s original proposed cut to Toronto council. In doing so, it plans to argue that municipal voters do not have a Charter right to effective representation and that the province was treated unfairly by not having enough time to respond to the court challenges 10

September 10, 2018 5:08 PM Toronto police charge two landlords with negligence after fatal fire in May killed U of T student

Shortly after the fire at 10 Haida Crt., the Star visited several of these Scarborough houses. At one, 3321 Ellesmere Rd., the Star entered and saw a basement apartment home to eight international students with shared facilities and apparent safety hazards, including two mould-filled bathrooms, two kitchens — one of which did not have running water — and at least 8

August 29, 2018 2:00 AM Family of caregiver sues over fatal fire in Lindsay-area foster home

The family of a caregiver who died in a foster-home fire is accusing the Ontario government in a $5-million lawsuit of licensing a firetrap. Andrea Reid’s family alleges that the home, near Lindsay, Ont., should have never been allowed to care for children, citing poorly trained staff, the lack of a fire plan or escape routes in the event of an emergency 24

August 27, 2018 1:42 PM John McCain’s former Vietnamese jailer says he was ‘very fond of him’

Speaking to reporters after writing in a book of condolences, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink said McCain was “a great leader and real hero” who helped normalize relations between the former enemies. “He was a warrior, he was also a peacemaker and of course he fought and suffered during the Vietnam War, but then later as a senator, he was one of the leaders 22

August 24, 2018 1:12 PM John Lennon’s killer denied parole for 10th time

Chapman, 63, shot and killed the former Beatle outside Lennon’s Manhattan apartment on Dec. 8, 1980. He is serving 20-years-to-life in the Wende Correctional Facility in western New York. “You admittedly carefully planned and executed the murder of a world-famous person for no reason other than to gain notoriety,” the parole panel wrote in its denial 12

August 23, 2018 6:33 PM A doctor killed his family using a yoga ball filled with toxic gas, Hong Kong prosecutors say

It was not raining that day in 2015, but the windshield wipers were scraping against the glass; a passerby later said it appeared that Wong Siew-fung and her 16-year-old daughter had fallen asleep inside the car. But 45 minutes later, the same witness said, they had not moved. The mother and daughter were rushed to a hospital, where they were pronounced 13