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Recent articles by Jonny:

Trial dates set for EPS officer accused of kneeing restrained suspect

An Edmonton police officer accused of driving his knee into a restrained suspect will head to trial on an assault charge next year. → Read More

Edmonton man files $650,000 lawsuit against police over 'excessive use of force' during 2018 arrest

An Edmonton man taken to the ground at the scene of a car crash and restrained beneath a police officer's leg is suing the officers involved. → Read More

Alberta man accused of gun smuggling expected to plead guilty in United States

An Alberta man accused of smuggling guns across the Canadian border is expected to plead guilty to the crime in the United States, recently filed court documents show. → Read More

Prisoner who died at Edmonton Institution was worried for his safety, girlfriend says

A man who died at Edmonton's maximum security prison expressed fears for his safety in the lead-up to his death, his girlfriend says. → Read More

Former Alberta teacher sentenced to 8 years for killing abusive ex-husband

It was after midnight on May 25, 2014, when Deborah Doonanco grabbed the rifle from the coffee table and fired. Two rounds struck her ex-husband Kevin Feland in the chest. Moments before, in the midst of a drug binge, Feland himself had threatened Doonanco with the rifle, firing a round into the floor of her […] → Read More

Matthew McKnight appeals sex assault convictions, arguing Crown prosecutors broke rules of cross examination

Matthew McKnight, the former Edmonton nightclub promoter convicted of sexually assaulting five women during his time in the city's bar scene, is appealing his convictions on the grounds Crown prosecutors were "abusive, demeaning (and) prejudicial" during cross examination. → Read More

Inner city Edmonton landlord charged with fentanyl trafficking

A controversial landlord in Edmonton's inner city is facing fentanyl trafficking charges. → Read More

Crown appeals eight-year sentence for McKnight, convicted of sexually assaulting five women

Alberta's highest court is being asked to reexamine the sentence of a former Edmonton club promoter convicted of sexually assaulting five women. → Read More

Sentencing date set for EPS officer convicted of assaulting homeless man

Const. Matthew O'Mara was convicted in November of assaulting Craig Jephtas-Crail outside a downtown convenience store on Dec. 11, 2017. → Read More

Ethiopian community association reeling after building vandalized

Members of an Edmonton Ethiopian group are disheartened after an apparent vandal smashed windows at their community centre and defaced their sign. → Read More

'A tragedy you can't fathom': Samson Cree Nation chief asks for prayers after shooting death of 10-year-old

The chief of a Maskwacis First Nation is requesting prayers for his community after a ten-year-old was shot and killed in a home there Wednesday. → Read More

Police investigate after shots fired at Kenilworth house party

A home in Edmonton's Kenilworth neighbourhood was behind police tape Saturday morning after shots were fired at a house party overnight. → Read More

Second COVID case at Edmonton Remand Centre, prisoner was released before test results

Health officials have begun contact tracing after a man who spent the weekend at the Edmonton Remand Centre tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Man charged with second-degree murder in Edmonton City Centre mall stabbing granted bail

A man charged with second-degree murder after the stabbing death of a woman in a downtown mall parkade has been granted bail. → Read More

Matthew McKnight to be sentenced for five sex assaults July 31

A former Edmonton nightclub promoter convicted of raping five women will learn his fate next Friday afternoon. → Read More

Alberta courthouses to require masks as COVID-19 reopening begins

Anyone entering an Alberta courthouse will now be required to wear a face mask, the province's three courts announced Monday. → Read More

Alberta provincial court to resume in-person hearings July 6

Alberta's provincial court will resume in-person hearings in July after a COVID-19 induced hiatus. → Read More

Sentencing scheduled in former Edmonton club promoter's sex assault case

A former Edmonton nightclub promoter convicted of multiple sexual assaults will learn his fate next month. → Read More

Alberta appoints new chief provincial court judge

Judge Derek G. Redman will take over as chief judge of the provincial court of Alberta as of Aug. 1, the ministry of justice announced Tuesday. → Read More

Convicted child porn offender pleads guilty to new charges

A convicted child porn offender has pleaded guilty to three new offences. → Read More