‘They’re nervous as hell’: Gun deaths highlight simmering traumas inside Toronto schools

‘They’re nervous as hell’: Gun deaths highlight simmering traumas inside Toronto schools

In the halls at Woburn Collegiate Institute, students knew a fight was brewing before class let out at 3:15 pm on Halloween. Outside, the anticipation was palpable as at least one teen pulled out her cellphone and started filming, her voice rising as at least four boys appeared to get into it — one backing … Read more

Yatim inquest derailed by convicted officer’s 11th-hour ‘suicide by cop’ motion

Yatim inquest derailed by convicted officer’s 11th-hour ‘suicide by cop’ motion

The police officer who killed distressed teen Sammy Yatim on a Toronto streetcar nearly a decade ago is making a last-minute effort to have the shooting considered a “suicide by cop” at a coroner’s inquest, a move blasted as “outrageous” and “distasteful ” by a succession of lawyers at a special hearing Wednesday. A long-awaited … Read more

Mississauga hospital employee faces sexual assault charge

Mississauga hospital employee faces sexual assault charge

Peel Regional Police have arrested a Mississauga hospital employee in the alleged sexual assault of an elderly female patient. Police say the 32-year-old patient care assistant worked part-time at the Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga. Police say the victim wasn’t physically injured in the alleged incident in early November. Investigators from the Special Victims Unit … Read more

Amber Alert canceled after toddler found safe

Amber Alert canceled after toddler found safe

An Ontario Amber Alert issued for a two-year-old girl Wednesday evening was canceled after the toddler was safely located. The alert was put in effect around 7:40 pm by the Ontario Provincial authorities after Toronto Police Services requested. Police said the girl was seen at a residence on Keele St. Wednesday afternoon at 4 pm … Read more

Gunfight video proves dad opened fire at son’s Toronto birthday party, Crown says

Gunfight video proves dad opened fire at son’s Toronto birthday party, Crown says

A prosecutor is urging a Toronto judge to find that Kevin George was one of four men who engaged in a gunfight at a birthday party for his one-year-old son, saying the accused advertised his involvement by wearing a custom-made “Daddy Shark ” T shirt. George opened fire amid “a sea of ​​innocent people,” prosecutor … Read more

Disturbing video shows fatal shooting at Toronto high school

Disturbing video shows fatal shooting at Toronto high school

Toronto police have taken the unusual step of identifying the young suspect in a fatal Scarborough school shooting as an apparent eyewitness video emerged online, showing how the violence escalated in a schoolyard full of students. Classes had ended at Woburn Collegiate Institute on Monday afternoon just moments before the shooting that left one teen … Read more

Person dead in double shooting as Scarborough’s Woburn CI in lockdown

Person dead in double shooting as Scarborough’s Woburn CI in lockdown

One male is dead and another was taken to hospital after a double shooting in front of Scarborough’s Woburn Collegiate on Monday. The gunfire placed the Scarborough school into lockdown — leaving students and parents in terror — shortly after the school day had ended. It’s the second fatal shooting incident outside the school in … Read more

Brother of Toronto rapper Smoke Dawg acquitted of first-degree murder

Brother of Toronto rapper Smoke Dawg acquitted of first-degree murder

A Toronto jury has acquitted a man of first-degree murder, accepting that he was acting in self-defense when he fired six shots into 30-year-old Michael Lewis, including two into his head, in broad daylight in a crowded lakefront park . The defendant, Andrew Douglas, 29, is the older brother of murdered Regent Park rapper Smoke … Read more

Woman sentenced to 18 years for ‘torture’ of stepsons in Toronto home

Woman sentenced to 18 years for ‘torture’ of stepsons in Toronto home

WARNING: This article contains graphic details that some readers may find upsetting. “This is not a case of child abuse. It is a case of child torture,” a Toronto judge said in sentencing the stepmother of two boys to 18 years in prison on Friday. “Over the course of more than two-and-a-half years, they were … Read more

Barry and Honey Sherman homicide detectives seek information in 5 countries

Barry and Honey Sherman homicide detectives seek information in 5 countries

Toronto homicide detectives believe information in five countries may hold the key to who killed Barry and Honey Sherman, a Toronto court has heard. “The bulk of the investigation so far has been in Canada, but it is taking on a bit of an international flair,” said Detective Constable Dennis Yim, the lone detective working … Read more