Crown heading to Europe ‘shortly’ to prepare for Luka Magnotta trial

Global News

MONTREAL – Authorities in Quebec are expected to travel to Europe in the coming days to gather witness testimony for the trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta.

Jean-Pascal Boucher, a spokesman for the Crown prosecutor’s office in Montreal, says lawyers representing the Crown and the defence will leave for Germany and France “shortly” to interview civilians and law-enforcement personnel.

Boucher wouldn’t give a precise departure date.

VIDEO GALLERY: The trial of accused killer Luka Magnotta

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Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer will decide what information is admissible for the trial due to start on Sept. 8.

Magnotta is accused of killing and dismembering Concordia University student Jun Lin in Montreal in May 2012.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The case triggered an international manhunt that ultimately led to Magnotta’s arrest in Berlin a month later.

In addition to the murder charge against him, Magnotta is…

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The Tubby Rule ~ “Girls Are Not Eligible Under Any Conditions.”

The Baseball Bloggess


“I simply wanted to play the game that I loved.” ~ Kay “Tubby” Johnston Massar, the first girl to play Little League baseball, 1950.

Watch this stupid scene from an otherwise pretty good movie.

“There’s no crying in baseball.”

It’s a big lie and, if you have ever loved baseball … and loved a team … you’ve cried. If nothing else, you’ve sniffled a little (swallowed hard and wiped your nose on your shirt), which you might say is not crying, but, trust me, it is.

If you’ve never cried at least once when your team has let you down (see: Orioles, Cubs), or cried with joy when your team wins a World Series (see: Red Sox, Yankees, etc etc), or with despair when your team ruined your evening by squandering a perfectly adequate – and rare – five-hit, two-run performance by your struggling starter and then losing to one…

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St. Louis Park, Edina Warn Of Minnehaha Creek Dangers

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — More rain on the way could create more problems for folks who live along Minnehaha Creek.

One of the wettest springs on record in the Twin Cities has created dangerous conditions in the creek and an ongoing stressor for some homeowners like Chris Kellick.

“You see that big hump in front of the grass, and where the water’s rippling in front of the tree? That’s the bank, that’s the bank!” Kellick said.

Water from the creek has flowed 15 feet over its banks in Kellick’s backyard in Edina.

“This would be the lifeline to my house, this is the sump pump hose,” he said.

It’s kept his basement from flooding so far.

“This pump hose and this hose will be constantly active for the foreseeable future,” Kellick said.

This next round of rain could pose bigger problems for Kellick and other homeowners. The cities of St. Louis…

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Ray J Gets Arrested In Beverly Hills & Acts A Complete Fool



Public service announcement: Ray J is acting a fool, again! This time, the singer and reality star is arrested and booked for trespassing, vandalism, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer.

Ray J allegedly caused a disturbance at a Beverly Hills hotel after making unwanted contact with a woman’s butt. TMZ reports the cops were called and “they determined it was NOT a sexual battery — the contact was ‘incidental.’”

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Well, it didn’t end there. Sources say Brandy’s little brother became belligerent with officers and refused the leave the hotel so he was arrested. While being handcuffed, he kicked out the back window of the patrol unit vehicle and spit in an officer’s face!

The wannabe bad boy posted bail around 3 a.m. and was seen leaving jail — literally skipping!— without a worry…

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Report: Match-Fixing Plagued 2010 World Cup


Match-rigging was endemic to games in the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, according to a New York Times report, casting doubts on FIFA’s ability to prevent chicanery at this year’s tournament in Brazil.

Citing a confidential FIFA report and numerous interviews with soccer officials, referees, gamblers and investigators, the Times found that a match fixing syndicate breached the upper levels of global soccer in order to manipulate games and exploit them for betting purposes.

The reported match-fixing resulted in likely bribes and unfair calls, including penalty kicks and red cards for minor or nonexistent infractions. For instance, in an early game against Guatemala, South Africa scored on a penalty kick for a hand ball even though the player was clearly outside the penalty area.

In a match involving Nigeria, the referee gave a red card for a seemingly lesser infraction, and he later took…

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Report: West Virginia transfer Eron Harris sets visits to two Big Ten programs


One of the most sought-after transfers still on the market is West Virginia shooting guard Eron Harris. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 17.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in his sophomore season at West Virginia, but opted to transfer closer to his home in Indianapolis.

Harris also had impressive shooting splits as he shot 43 percent from the field, 42 percent from three-point range and 85 percent from the free-throw line.

Now it appears that Harris is focusing on three Big Ten schools, according to a report from Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star. Two of those Big Ten programs are also scheduled to get a visit from Harris in the near future.

Purdue has already received a visit from Harris and now Michigan State and Michigan will host the shooting guard on visits in the near future.

Michigan State is scheduled to host Harris on Saturday…

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Investment Adviser Charged In Florida For False Distress Call

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A financial adviser who is accused of embezzling millions of dollars from investors then vanishing faces new charges in Florida.

Miami federal prosecutors said 47-year-old Aubrey Lee Price of Valdosta, Georgia, sent a letter in June 2012 indicating he would commit suicide by jumping from his boat off Naples, Florida.

The letter resulted in the Coast Guard responding unnecessarily to a false distress call, a federal crime.

The charge carries a maximum six-year prison term.

Price is jailed in Georgia awaiting trial for allegedly embezzling $17 million from investors. He is also charged in New York with securities and wire fraud.

Price was arrested last New Year’s Eve on Interstate 95 in Georgia by a sheriff’s deputy who thought his truck’s windows were tinted too dark.

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