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Second trial results in identical 12-year sentence for stabbing death in Lytton

Second trial results in identical 12-year sentence for stabbing death in Lytton

A 27-year-old man who killed his newfound friend in a drunken rage will serve the same 12-year sentence he was handed following his first trial in 2011. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley has sentenced Cory Bird this week. Earlier this year, a jury found Bird guilty of second-degree murder for the second time. The 12-year sentence is the minimum ...

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EDITORIAL: The Hot and Not of the week

Kamloops This Week looks at the stories of the week — the good, the bad and all in-between: HOT: The immediate response by City of Kamloops crews and all emergency personnel in the wake of Tuesday’s torrential downpour and subsequent flash flooding in Westsyde. The storm rolled in quickly and left a trail of mud and debris and damage to ...

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Shot kitten in Kamloops will have leg amputated

Shot kitten in Kamloops will have leg amputated

Paula Davies doesn’t know what Wheels was shot with, but the damage done to the 11-month-old brown tabby cat is clear. Wheels’ Monte Creek owners brought him to the Kamloops Veterinary Clinic, where Davies is a vet, on Monday because he wasn’t putting weight on one of his front paws. X-rays revealed not only had the kitten been shot, but ...

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Welfare fraudster to repay $5,000

Welfare fraudster to repay $5,000

The Crown is asking for a Chase woman to repay about $5,000 after she pleaded guilty yesterday to defrauding the Ministry of Social Development. Mary Kuch pleaded guilty in B.C. Supreme Court to fraud between March 2010 and May 2012, when she collected income assistance. She agreed to plea to the lesser crime after originally being charged with fraud over ...

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Motorcyclist killed in 5A crash

Motorcyclist killed in 5A crash

Emergency crews were called to a stretch of Highway 5A south of Knutsford just after 2 p.m. Thursday after a fatal single-vehicle motorcycle crash. The BC Coroners Service is investigating the incident and the name of the deceased has not been released. (DAVE EAGLES/KTW)

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UPDATE: Kamloops standoff was result of false 911 call

UPDATE: Kamloops standoff was result of false 911 call

A 911 call about a shooting that prompted Mounties from the Kamloops city and rural detachments to shut down streets in Brocklehurst has turned out to be a false alarm. Mounties surrounded a home at 1129 Lethbridge Ave. from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., believing a person was inside and had shot someone. In the end, the call turned out ...

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After the flash flood, cleanup begins

After the flash flood, cleanup begins

Red Cross representatives were visiting with residents of Oakdale Mobile Home Park on Thursday, including Roger Guay (left), two days after a torrential downpour led to flash flooding in the park. The surge of water caused plenty of  damage and led the City of Kamloops to declare a local state of emergency until 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Roto Rooter workers will be ...

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Crown obtains injunction to halt KTW story

Crown obtains injunction to halt KTW story

Midway through publication of a three-part series, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has imposed a ban on publication that prevents Kamloops This Week from reporting key facts in the RCMP case against accused murderer Peter Beckett. Crown prosecutor Sarah Firestone made an application to ban any publication of Crown disclosure — the detailed package of material, including police investigation reports, ...

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UPDATE: Kamloops Mounties dealing with man in home after shots-fired call

UPDATE: Kamloops Mounties dealing with man in home after shots-fired call

Kamloops Mounties have barricaded roads near 14th Street in Brocklehurst on Thursday afternoon as they responded to a shots-fired call at about 1 p.m. and dealt with a person in a house on 14th Street. As of 3;20 p.m., Mounties had their guns drawn at various points as a police negotiator dealt with an individual Const. George Buttuls called “unco-operative.” ...

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