Cale Kooyman, 15, of Lacombe powered the Red Deer Marlins at the Alberta Summer Swimming Association provincial championships in Edmonton, winning four individual events and two relays.

Lacombe swimmer on golden pond

Lacombe speedster Cale Kooyman of the Red Deer Marlins made a clean sweep at the Alberta Summer Swimming Association provincial championships this month in Edmonton.

Max McKinnon, 15, created a tattoo fundraiser Friday in Lacombe to help mental-health education. McKinnon said $6,600 was raised as three artists gave 95 tattoos. Photo by John MacNeil, Lacombe Globe

Lacombe tattoo fundraiser makes mark

Colourful and personalized tattoos weren’t the only sign that the mental-health fundraiser last Friday in Lacombe had made its mark. With more than two hours left in the daylong schedule, staff at the host Cin City tattoo parlour had to advise a lineup of people that the demand was so great that they would have to return another day to receive a tattoo.

Local dignitaries join Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell and her husband, Doug, for the sod-turning ceremony Friday for construction of four Habitat for Humanity homes in the MacKenzie Ranch subdivision. Photo by John MacNeil, Lacombe Globe

Lt.-Gov. Mitchell visits Lacombe

In a determined effort befitting the Habitat for Humanity philosophy, the show went on despite cold, wet and muddy conditions last Friday as Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell helped Lacombe launch its first such housing project.

Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes stands with defence attorney Daniel King, left, at a court hearing, before beginning his life sentence with no chance of parole, in Centennial, Colorado August 26, 2015. Holmes was sentenced to 12 lifetimes and the maximum 3,318 years in prison. REUTERS/RJ Sangosti/Pool

Colorado movie gunman sentenced to 12 lifetimes

Condemning the movie massacre gunman to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a Batman film, a Colorado judge on Wednesday said evil and mental illness were not mutually exclusive.

A Sunset Police officer (R), and another law enforcement officer embrace in front of the Sunset Mini Mart where a man drove his vehicle into the store in Sunset, Louisiana, August 26, 2015. A police officer was shot and two people stabbed in a southwest Louisiana town on Wednesday, with a suspect barricading himself in a convenience store, police said. REUTERS/Leslie Westbrook/The Advocate

Police officer shot, 3 stabbed in Louisiana

Police stormed a grocery market in a southwestern Louisiana town on Wednesday to arrest a man accused of stabbing two people and shooting an officer before barricading himself inside the store, the St. Landry Parish sheriff said.

Protesters pray at the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis August 10, 2015 almost one year after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. A new municipal judge ordered sweeping changes to court practices in response to a scathing Justice Department report of the shooting. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Ferguson judge overhauls troubled court

A new municipal judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday ordered sweeping changes to court practices in response to a scathing Justice Department report following the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown a year ago.