Metro Edmonton

90 impaired charges laid at checkstops

Almost 100 Alberta motorists have been charged with impaired driving in checkstops over the past four months.Edmonton police, RCMP and Alberta Sheriffs have worked together since December, and have pulled over almost 16,000 vehicles at random checkstop locations. Of those pulled over, 90 were...

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 2:22 PM

Motorhome joyride suspects arrive in court

Two suspects were in court yesterday after Grande Prairie RCMP were led on a merry 20-minute chase over the weekend by a vehicle that was tough to miss — a hulking $100,000 motorhome.Needless to say, the Mounties got their man … and woman.Two suspects were arrested Saturday night after the 40-foot...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 6:28 AM

Female muggers strike again?

Police are investigating a pair of recent robberies where the description of the two female muggers and their vicious tactics are very similar.Late Thursday night, in the posh south-side Riverbend neighbourhood, a female pedestrian was approached by suspects matching the description of the two...

Monday, May 26, 2008, 6:37 AM

Police search for teenager in attack

A teenager who left a 15-year-old girl with serious head injuries early Friday in the city’s west-end is still being sought by police.Police say the girl was walking south from the east side of the Jasper Place Bus Terminal when she was thrown to the ground before being violently punched and kicked...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 7:12 AM

Divers search sunken SUV

Rescue divers were rushed to a north-end neighbourhood early yesterday morning, in search of passengers who had not made it out of an SUV after it was driven into a lake. After blasting straight into a residential lake near Cumberland Road and 129 Street, the driver of the SUV swam to shore, where...

Thursday, May 8, 2008, 8:07 AM

Woman faces murder charge in incinerator case

A 71-year-old woman faces first-degree murder after a man’s body — reported to be that of her husband — was discovered inside a faulty incinerator Tuesday afternoon outside of Edmonton. Anne Semenovich is charged with first degree murder and interfering with human remains in the death of Alex...

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 4:37 PM

Police lay charges in ‘complex’ case

City police and Pigeon Lake RCMP have arrested three people in connection with a “complex” case dating back to March 2007, when police looked into a possible link between a fire in Pigeon Lake and two in Edmonton. What they found were four men who allegedly used violence and fear to intimidate...

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 4:32 PM

Garneau death ‘non-criminal’

Results from an autopsy completed by Edmonton’s Medical Examiner on Monday concluded that the death of a 19-year-old man found on the steps of a Garneau home was non-criminal.Alex Pinzauti was found unconscious on the front steps of a home at 111 Street near University Avenue at around 7 a.m. on...

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 4:31 PM

Body in incinerator

Mounties in Stony Plain and Spruce Grove have nabbed four suspects from an acreage where a service worker discovered a man’s body in an incinerator yesterday. “The service worker had been called by a person from this residence to attempt to make this incinerator work,” said Cst. Barbara Roy. “When...

Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 6:54 AM

Affordable units coming

Edmonton will be home to 2,500 new affordable housing units by 2010, Mayor Stephen Mandel said yesterday, announcing new 12 projects slated for construction this year. Through funding by the provincial government and the Cornerstone Plan, construction is already underway on 392 units. Since its...

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 7:16 AM

One dead after high-speed rollover

A high-speed rollover near Morinville yesterday left one person dead and saw injured people littered all over the roadside. None were wearing seatbelts, RCMP in the town 40 kilometres north of Edmonton told Metro yesterday. Const. Laurel Kading said a 2005 Dodge Ram truck left the road at the...

Friday, April 11, 2008, 7:04 AM

Auditor general defends report

Alberta’s auditor general’s office is still standing behind an October 2007 report that says the province missed out on billions of dollars in oil royalties owed by energy companies. Doug Wylie, Alberta’s assistant auditor general who helped write the report, says he still supports it, one day...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 6:35 AM

Ready to rumble

More than a month after a provincial election, things are a little quiet in the Alberta Legislature. But all that will come to a close on Monday as provincial politicians are expected to rumble during the first sitting of the Legislature. This is the first time politicians will sit since the...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 6:53 AM