The Feed – Thursday, April 26th

Tbay driver improvises & tough break for TO sports fans

 

 

Toronto/GTA

  • It’s probably a night MOST Toronto sports fans want to forget…  With all the major league teams in action, hopes were high that Toronto was going to have a good night – but it was only Raptors fans that got that sweet relief.  The Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 109-98 at ACC last night to take a 3-2 series lead in their first round playoff run.  The Toronto Maple Leafs are heading for the golf course after losing 7-4 to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their series.  Toronto was leading 4 to 3 going into the 3rd period, but it all fell apart after that.  The Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Boston Red Sox 4-3 at Rogers Centre and Toronto FC put up a good fight, but lost the CONCACAF final in penalty kicks 4-2 in Mexico.

  • One man is dead and three other people are in hospital after a crash involving a stolen car on the border of Brampton and Vaughan.  Peel Police were called to Highway 50 near Countryside Drive just before 1 o’ clock this morning.  Police say the vehicle, which was reported stolen, crashed into another vehicle and ended up in a ditch.  Four people were inside the stolen vehicle. The three other people were removed from the vehicle by firefighters.  The extent of their injuries is not yet known.

 

Ontario/Canada

  • The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has launched an inquiry into long flight delays, cancellations and baggage problems affecting hundreds of Sunwing passengers earlier this month.  The regulator said it has received more than 80 complaints from passengers on 23 Sunwing flights about tarmac delays, flight delays, flight cancellations and lost, damaged and delayed baggage. The incidents happened between April 14 and 18, coinciding with an ice storm in Toronto.  Passengers reported being stuck in planes on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport and not being served drinks or snacks. Other flights were delayed to and from the airport by as long as 29 hours.

 

World

  • Police in California have arrested a former police officer for a notorious spree of murders, rapes and burglaries in the 1970s and 80s.  Sacramento Police say they arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo.  The suspect has been living in the Sacramento area and was identified after new efforts to solve the case, investigators say.  DNA evidence played a part in the investigation.  Police blame the so-called “Golden State Killer” for 12 murders, 51 rapes and more than 120 burglaries.  Investigators believe the suspect was involved in several crimes while he was a police officer in the mid 70’s.

 

Say What?!

  • Look, I’m from the north – and I can attest not EVERYONE drives like a hillbilly up there!  Police say a driver pulled over in Thunder Bay had an unusual seating arrangement  – a folding lawn chair where a driver’s seat should have been!  They say an officer stopped a pickup truck on Tuesday afternoon after noticing the licence plates were allegedly not authorized for that vehicle.  The officer found the makeshift seat, broken windshield, broken seatbelt buckles and a broken door handle.  Turns out the driver was also uninsured.  He’s facing a number of charges.

 

 

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