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Mom accused of killing child denied bail

An Edmonton mother accused of killing her five-year-old daughter was denied release Friday in a bail hearing full of shocking, never-before-released allegations in the tragic case.Lauren Lafleche, 29, faces charges of second-degree murder and assault with a weapon in connection with the October 2015 death of her daughter, Shalaina Arcand.LaFleche w

A baby humboldt penguin (left) is watched by his dad Javier at the Calgary Zoo in Calgary, Alta., on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Born a month earlier, the healthy baby was just announced to the public this day; he does not yet have a name. Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun/Postmedia Network

Penguins may have panicked before drowning

A world expert on penguins — who reviewed the Calgary Zoo’s penguin enclosure in 2013 — said the drowning deaths of several Humboldt penguins on Thursday may have been the result of a natural response to a freak incident.

Man charged with human trafficking

Investigators are releasing the photo of an Edmonton man facing multiple human trafficking-related charges because they believe there may be more underage victims.The 24-year-old man is charged with procuring sex and trafficking a person under 18 years of age, material benefit form sexual services of a child, sexual exploitation and causing a child

Steven Vollrath has been found guilty of being one of three to abduct and chop off Richard Suter's thumb. Supplied

Thumb chopper claims tragic childhood

An Edmonton criminal convicted of the thumb-chopping abduction of a man who drove into a restaurant patio and killed a young boy is claiming he was on the streets at age eight and in a gang by 10.

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