Chaotic scene on Dallas streets during sniping of police officers

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Two snipers shooting 11 police officers and killing at least four during a rally in Dallas, Texas created a terrifying situation for hundreds of peaceful marchers, who quickly fled from the scene as the sound of bullets reigned overhead.

Video footage from many people has surfaced on social media, showing that protesters were marching along a street in downtown, about half a mile from City Hall, when the shots erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover.

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READ MORE: Snipers kill officers, wound multiple others at Dallas protest; suspects still at large

“Go! Go! Go!” says one woman, who posted video on 长沙桑拿会所 the moment marchers heard shooting and quickly began running in the opposite direction.

“Somebody got shot!”

One of the most shared videos, by Michael Kevin Bautista, shows a number of officers seeking cover behind police cars in front of a tower.

“They’re shooting right now, and there’s an officer down right now,” he says.

“Oh my god, there’s people laying on the ground,” said @allisongriz, as she recorded video where multiple gunshots could be heard.

So far, there are no reports of any of the marchers being hit by the snipers, who are still at large.

The protesters had gathered after a Minnesota officer on Wednesday fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child in a St. Paul suburb. The aftermath of the shooting was purportedly livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video.

Brittany Peete, a demonstrator, said she didn’t hear the gunshots, but she “saw people rushing back toward me saying there was an active shooter.”

Peete said she saw a woman trip and nearly get trampled as people ran to get to safety.

“Everyone just started running,” Devante Odom, 21, told The Dallas Morning News. “We lost touch with two of our friends just trying to get out of there.”

Carlos Harris, who lives downtown told the newspaper that the shooters “were strategic. It was tap tap pause. Tap tap pause.”

‘We feel those injustices’: Rally held in Edmonton after deaths of 2 black men in U.S.

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Approximately 200 people gathered in Edmonton on Friday night to protest the recent killings of black men in the United States.

The Stop Killing Us rally was held at Centennial Square and was organized by a group called Finding the Antidote for Injustice and Racism.

READ MORE: Alton Sterling’s 15-year-old son weeps during his mother’s emotional speech

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The event included a vigil for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile followed by poetry, music and messages from speakers.

Sterling was killed early Tuesday morning by police officers in Baton Rouge, La. while Castile was killed in his car early Thursday morning in Falcon Heights, Minn. also by a police officer.

READ MORE: Philando Castile’s girlfriend speaks out after fatal shooting, says police ‘took his life for no reason’

“The black community is grieving. Their community of allies is grieving. We need a place for mourning. We need a place to come together with our community,” co-organizer Kassia Haynes said.

“We feel pain even if it’s not just in our city. We feel those injustices even if they’re not here. I think we see ourselves and Edmonton reflected in what’s happening in the rest of the world.”

READ MORE: Police officer blasts ‘racist’ colleagues after Alton Sterling’s death

Edmonton-Centre MLA David Shepherd attended the rally. He said, as an elected official, he felt it was important to be on hand to hear from fellow Edmontonians about their experiences with racism to make sure they know their voices are being heard.

“This is an important public conversation. I think a lot of the difficulties and issues that we have with systemic racism and other things happen because these aren’t conversations that are being had openly and honestly,” Shepherd said.

The MLA admits he grew up “pretty privileged” and apart from a few incidents in high school, said he hasn’t felt like he’s been targeted because of the colour of his skin. But he also knows that it doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.

“As I’ve been reading and learning and listening about the black experience in the U.S. and parts of Canada and even sometimes here in Edmonton, I’ve come to realize it’s a difficult thing.

“There’s issues of systemic racism and there are things that we need to be able to talk about openly as a society to be able to address them.”

Haynes said it is devastating that situations where people of colour are killed by police are still happening. She helped organize a similar rally in 2014 after 18-year-old Mike Brown was killed by a police officer.

“It’s dehumanizing that we keep seeing the same narrative play out over and over and over again without feeling that anything is changing,” she said.

Haynes said some members of Edmonton’s black community still encounter racism and racial profiling.

“We can’t get lost in this being an American issue. This is a Canadian issue as well.”

She said organizers plan to ask the City of Edmonton to have more transparency and dialogue with the city’s black community.

Attendee Staci Layne-Linton said it was “amazing” to see so many people of different races, ethnicities and ages at the event.

“It makes me feel like…the whole city is coming together. As a city, we are standing here,” she said.

“I think as a community to come together – it isn’t an us and them – we are all one. We are all united as one. We all bleed the same colour red.”

With files from Caley Ramsay, Global News. 

Video of assault on a UBC student by a transit officer released

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The most brutal blows of the assault lasted just nine seconds as Transit Police Cst. Edgardo Diaz Rodriguez delivered 10 baton strikes to his victim’s head, neck and back – all over alleged fare evasion.

That was in 2011. Today, the video of the assault was released, a month after Diaz Rodriguez was sentenced.

Josh Paterson, Executive Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, says the attack, which was captured on surveillance video at the Rupert Street SkyTrain station in August 2011, clearly demonstrates excessive force.

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“It’s shocking to see this kind of force used particularly when someone is running away. They’re clearly not posing any threat to officers if they are trying to get away,” he said.

The victim, then 22 years old, was at the SkyTrain station to meet a friend. When his friend ended up taking the bus instead, he went to leave and was confronted by two transit cops on the stairs over his unpaid fare. The former UBC football player told the officers he wasn’t even taking the train but they decided to issue him a violation ticket anyways. He provided his full name but the officers didn’t believe him so he was arrested for obstruction. When he tried to flee, he was tackled, punched and then subject to a brutal baton beating by Cst. Diaz Rodriguez.

Diaz Rodriguez pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm this past May. Last month he apologized in court during his sentencing – admitting he lost control of the situation, and was handed 12 months probation.

“One has to imagine that if any of us were at the SkyTrain station and took out batons and started to hit someone in this way that many times we would most likely be looking at jail time,” said Paterson.

Diaz Rodriguez is still the subject of two Police Act probes into the baton beating, which could end in his dismissal from the force. But the officer, who was also suspended for eight days last year after being found guilty of neglect of duty under the Police Act for an incident in 2013, remains on the job with pay doing administrative duties.

Transit Police spokesperson Anne Drennan is confident a similar situation will not repeat itself.

“There was an interim police chief at the time – a completely different regime and executive. I can tell you that the chief today and his executive would not have made the same decisions that were made five years ago, it would have been a very different situation,” she said.

Drennan also said excessive force by Transit Police officers is not condoned.

“When something like this happens and one of our own is found guilty of something like this and there is video that comes out like this that will shock people…we feel that it makes all of us look bad and none of us like that.”

The victim, whose identity is protected by a court order, just wants to move on with his life, telling Global News that some of the blows he took were harder than any of his football hits – and that night changed his life in more ways than you can imagine.

No more delays in approving any pipelines: Notley

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CALGARY – Premier Rachel Notley says there can’t be any unnecessary federal delays when it comes approving a new pipeline — any pipeline — to transport Alberta’s oil to international markets.

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The future of the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal is now in the hands of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government after the Federal Court of Appeal on June 30 quashed a permit issued for the project.

READ MORE: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley rethinking stance on Northern Gateway pipeline

“We’re just going to continue to work hard to make the case for why all of Canada needs this pipeline or a pipeline to get to tidewater and then a decision has to be made,” Notley said Friday.

“We just can’t dither on this for a lot longer.”

READ MORE: ‘Project means so much to Alberta and Canada’: Alberta association pushing for Energy East Pipeline

The previous Conservative cabinet approved the $7.9 billion project in 2014. The appeal court said the Tories failed to meaningfully consult with affected First Nations.

Meanwhile, Kinder Morgan’s bid to triple the capacity of its existing Trans Mountain pipeline between Edmonton and Burnaby, B.C., is before the federal government after the National Energy Board sanctioned the $6.8-billion project in May.

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“Frankly, if I was in the federal government, I would not shut down any of my options until I knew I had one option that’s successful. But that’s me,” she said.

“I think that Kinder Morgan tends to be the most obvious choice, but even that is not without its challenges.”

Enbridge Inc.’s (TSX:ENB) Northern Gateway pipeline would ship bitumen from Alberta to Kitimat, B.C., and bitumen-thinning diluent in the opposite direction.

Eight First Nations, four environmental groups and a labour union launched legal challenges against the approval, which were consolidated and heard by the appeal court in October.

Notley said she understands the need for First Nations to have a say in the Northern Gateway process.

She said Alberta is examining the court decision and will ask the federal government to take whatever action is necessary to meet those standards.

“But in a respectful way that engages meaningfully with affected stakeholders and in particular First Nations people because they have a strong set of rights under our laws.”

Notley said she hopes to meet with Trudeau when he visits the Calgary Stampede next week.

How one woman survived a two-year shopping ban

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Could you not shop for two years?

Cait Flanders, 31, has not bought anything other than essential, consumable goods since she vowed to stop spending in July of 2014.

READ MORE: How to survive a financial emergency

“I never identified as a shopaholic,” said Flanders, a full-time freelance writer in Victoria, B.C.

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“But I would say I was a mindless spender —; you know, you go to the store for two things and come out with five, or you see something on sale and talk yourself into thinking you need it, even though yesterday you didn’t need it.”

Flanders had already achieved a majorly impressive feat —; she paid off $30,000 of debt in two years, documented in her blog —;  when she realized she wasn’t making very smart money decisions.

“I had all this money again freed up in my budget, but instead of putting money into savings…I wen’t back to spending a lot of it,” said Flanders.

“It just didn’t make any sense.”

She said one day it was like a “switch” flipped in her head: instead of the common practice of saving 10 or 20 per cent of every paycheque and spending all the rest, people should be living on as little as possible.

WATCH: Money Smarts: Tips for paying down debt 

“We probably all overspend on lots of things without really realizing it.”

“As soon as I started thinking about that, I…realized I could walk around my home and see where my money had been going.”

READ MORE: Tips for paying off your debt and saving for the future

That’s when she decided to make a change.

“I decided to not shop —; it was just a year at first —; I decided to not shop for a year, and also went through my belongings and decided to get rid of things I didn’t use.”

She started on July 7, 2014 and gave herself strict rules. Consumables such as fuel for her vehicle and food got the green light. Clothes, books, electronics were on the banned list. If something had to be replaced, like when her one pair of jeans got an irreparable (she tried to fix it) hole, then she could replace them.

“One in, one out,” Flanders said. “It’s something you use often.”

READ MORE: 4 dos and don’ts of buying your first home

She says not buying books was her biggest challenge. In the past she would go online to order one book, and end up with three to get free shipping. That came to an end. She also cut out takeout coffee.

“Even though it’s a consumable per se, I wasn’t comfortable with how much I was spending on it.”

There was the odd new item purchase over the years. She needed a dress to attend multiple weddings one summer, new winter boots and a long-overdue new bed.

WATCH: How to save money on your next vacation 

After successfully completing one year, she decided to do it again.

“It’s probably just a lifestyle now, it has gotten really easy.”

On July 6, she officially completed her two-year shopping ban —; but she has no plans for a wild spending spree. For Flanders, living with less has become a way of life.

She has some trips planned, so the extent of her shopping will be stocking up on some supplies.

“I will be shopping this summer, but it will be camping related, camping gear.”

READ MORE: Millennials shaking up traditional order of love, marriage then kids

So is there at least one frivolous thing she’s dying to buy?

“Um, no. I don’t think so,” she said with a laugh. “I know that’s a terrible answer. I’m trying to think.”

One thing she is sure of, she’s not going to slide back into her old ways.

“Never,” Flanders said firmly.

She says you don’t have to go to her extremes to make a difference in your finances, but you do need to make sure you’re not setting yourself up for failure.

“Try to find the right balance so that you are enjoying life and don’t feel completely deprived,” said Flanders.

“If you feel totally deprived you’re not probably changing your spending habits, you’re just kind of pushing pause on a bigger issue and not changing yourself or setting yourself up for the long term.”

Here are some tips from Flanders for “baby steps” to reduce your spending:

Give up one thing for 30 days. Spending can become a habit, banning it for just 30 days can help break that habit.Keep a list of things you want to buy on impulse. Wait a few weeks and see if you still want it before you make the purchase.Be mindful of quality. Buying one good shirt instead of four cheap ones will reduce waste and help you live with less.

Saint John in holding pattern over L.N.G. tax deal

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The city of Saint John will have to wait a few more months before its controversial tax deal with Irving Oil over the Liquified Natural Gas facility can be repealed.

That deal will see Irving pay the city $500,000 per year in property tax —;  a number that’s believed to be far below its assessed value.

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READ MORE: City of Saint John wants more time to review possible repeal of LNG tax deal

The province has been asked by the city to repeal the agreement, struck in 2005, so it can access potentially millions of dollars more in yearly tax revenues.

It was hoped that would happen during the spring sitting of the legislature, however that didn’t happen.

The city received a letter late Thursday regarding the situation.

“There are some implications for other communities in which we want to ensure that we take some time to consult,” Premier Brian Gallant wrote in the letter. “So we’ve said to the City of Saint John ‘we can continue with the proposal that they’ve given but we we do have to consult.’”

That proposal involves extra property tax revenue received by the city for the L.N.G. property going into a trust fund until any appeal process has concluded. It could then be distributed among the municipalities through the unconditional grant formula which provides core funding to communities.

READ MORE: ‘Nasty in there’: all sides at odds as N.B. legislature adjourns for summer

Saint John Mayor Don Darling hasn’t commented on the specifics of the letter. In a statement Mayor Darling says he is “pleased with the language in the letter, and the province’s commitment to have a plan in place for the 2017 tax season”.

Councillor Gerry Lowe says the issue is important to all councillors.

“Because it’s a tax thing and that’s one of our main problems here in the city,” Lowe said.

“We’re not getting enough taxes in to look after the the residents of the city.”

Fredericton Councillor Eric Megarity heads the Cities of New Brunswick Association and says he hasn’t consulted his municipal colleagues yet but likes the potential for millions of extra dollars becoming available.

“If that money comes back, that’s $3.5-4 million that will be distributed among the municipalities that that need that equalization so that’s a win situation,” he said.

Saint John Common Council is expected to discuss the letter Monday night.

Dallas shooting: Police in Saskatoon, Regina lower flags to honour slain officers

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Flags were lowered to half-staff outside the stations of the Saskatoon Police Service and the Regina Police Service on Friday to honour the police officers killed in Dallas, Texas a day earlier.

Five Dallas police officers were killed and seven others were wounded in the gunfire that began around 8:45 p.m.

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    The officers were shot in an “ambush-style” attack, according to Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown.

    READ MORE: Suspect in Dallas police shooting that killed 5 cops ‘wanted to kill white people’

    Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill, who also serves as the president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, issued the following statement:

    “This is a tragedy felt by every member of law enforcement, not just in the United States but north of the border as well.

    “This incident shows the dangers faced by police officers in the course of their duties.  Sadly, the same can be said in Canada. This week marked the 10th anniversary of the deaths of RCMP Constables Robin Cameron and Marc Bourdages, who were gunned down while on duty near Spiritwood, Saskatchewan.”

    READ MORE: The Spiritwood RCMP shooting: 10 years later

    “We honour their names just as we will honour the names of the victims of the shooting in Dallas, Texas.”

    Acting Chief Corey Zaharuk offered his condolences in a statement on behalf of the Regina Police Service:

    “This is a very tragic event…as is any violence that takes lives and causes injuries.  These acts change people’s lives forever. We are shocked and saddened by this event, and extend our deepest sympathy to all involved.

    “In terms of what it may mean to our police service…we don’t know enough about the events in Dallas to try and analyze from a distance and offer comment.  We will stay connected to this event as observers, and our hearts go out to our neighbours to the south.  We will seek to learn in the coming days what the local or national implications for policing might be.”

    Flags fly at half-staff outside the city police station in Regina.

    Fire halls in Saskatoon also lowered their flags to honour the victims.

    The Dallas police officers were shot during a peaceful protest over police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, La., and St. Paul, Minn.

‘I feel that I have failed you’: mother asks for help finding Mekayla Bali

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Editor’s note: This story was originally published July 8, but was updated July 20 with the information of an extended child search alert.

As Mekayla Bali’s disappearance reaches past three months, family members and RCMP are asking for the public’s help.

The Missing Children Society of Canada sent an update Wednesday, saying a child search alert for Bali has been activated in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Bali, who was 16 at the time of her disappearance, was last seen at the STC bus depot on 1st Avenue North in Yorkton, Sask. at 1:45 p.m. CT on April 12.

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She was reported missing the same day.

READ MORE: Yorkton, Sask. teen missing for nearly two months

Mekayla’s mother, Paula, who spoke at an update in Regina, said the last time the family has heard from Mekayla when she was dropped off at school that morning.

She also said it is out of character for Mekayla not to be in contact with her family

“That feeling of not knowing if you are alright is beyond heartbreaking. It is unspeakable pain and worry, ” Paula said tearfully.

“I feel that I have failed you in my most important role in life as a mother because I can’t protect you right now.”

This week was Mekayla’s seventeenth birthday, Paula said.

“Mekayla, 17 years ago, my first whispered words to you were it’s me and you against the world,” Paula said.

“I pray for you to have peace, love and hope until that time when I will again hear your voice, feel your hugs and again touch your beautiful face.”

Insp. Jennifer Ebert, with the RCMP “F” Division South District, also spoke on Friday and said investigators have determined Bali did not board a bus on April 12.

RCMP did receive a tip yesterday that went back to Bali’s actions on April 12. Ebert said they are following up on that tip.

“The question we are asking the public is ‘where were you on April 12?’” Ebert said.

Ebert said investigators have conducted more than 100 interviews with people who know Bali or have seen or spoken to her in the days leading up to her disappearance.

“Investigators have developed a timeline of her whereabouts on the morning of April 12, 2016, with the exception of one hour between 10:45 a.m. and 11:55 a.m,” Ebert said.

Ebert also said the unknown adult man who may have been with Bali at the STC bus depot and was brought to the attention of the police via a tip, has not been located at this time.

The man, who police describe as between 40 and 50 years old, five-foot ten to six-foot two in height, with dark hair and a tattoo below his left elbow of a cross with flames around it, is not considered a suspect.

A sketch of the tattoo seen on the unknown man who may have information related to Bali’s disappearance.

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He was seen leaving the bus depot at the same time as Bali.

Bali is described as Caucasian, five-foot two, 125 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. She also goes by the name Mekayla Niebergall.

She is known to change her appearance. Police say her red-ish hair can be dyed blond or other colours. Bali is also known to wear her hair down, pulled back, straight or wavy.

Bali sometimes wears dark rimmed glasses and a teal/mint coloured infinity scarf.

Ebert said there is no evidence that Bali has a passport and has left Canada, but they have notified law enforcement at border crossings.

At this point in the investigation, Ebert said there is no indication of foul play.

“April the 12th is the last date we can confirm any details about Mekayla,” Ebert said.

“For Mekayla to have been missing since April 12 and to know nothing about where she’s been for the past months is very concerning to us and that’s why we are asking the public to please help us fill in the gaps.”

Anyone with information on Bali’s whereabouts is asked to contact Yorkton RCMP at 306-786-2400, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or their local police service.

With files from Brandon Gonez

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Saskatoon weather outlook – July 8

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Pack an umbrella and brace for a thunderstorm risk this weekend before heavier rain sets in!

 Saskatchewan’s 5th Tornado of 2016

Environment Canada has confirmed Saskatchewan’s fifth tornado of the year touched down near Estevan on Thursday.

READ MORE: Saskatchewan’s 5th tornado of 2016 confirmed along with numerous funnel clouds on Thursday

The tornado touched down approximately eight kilometres east-southeast of the city of Estevan at 11:30 a.m. for about five minutes.

The province’s 5th tornado of 2016 touches down a short distance from a Saskatchewan city.

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There are no reports of damage from the twister, but numerous videos surfaced on social media of the dust cloud it kicked up.

Saskatoon Forecast

Today

After an active week of weather with weather advisories for funnel clouds for the past three days, the work week is finishing on a bit of a calmer note.

A disturbance brought in some rain through the Saskatoon area late this morning, but despite the precipitation we managed to warm into the low 20s by noon – up from our 12 degree overnight low.

There is a fairly good chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the day as temperatures rise into the mid-20s.

Tonight

There is a fairly good chance of thunderstorms not only through the evening, but also overnight as the mercury falls back to around 14 degrees.

Saturday

Once clouds clear from the overnight disturbance and storms early tomorrow morning it looks like we’ll probably see some sunny breaks early in the day before clouds build back in during the afternoon with a chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the afternoon through the evening.

It’ll also be a nice, warm start to the weekend with an expected daytime high around 27 degrees, but it will be humid, so it will feel four to five degrees warmer like the low 30s in the afternoon.

There is the potential in the southeastern portion of the province for severe weather with supercellular thunderstorms developing and the potential for tornadoes.

Stay with Global News for any developments on that front and download the SkyTracker Weather App to stay up-to-date with the very latest and any watches and warnings that may be issued through the weekend.

Sunday

Clouds look like they’ll build in a bit earlier in the day on Sunday with a chance of late day showers or thunderstorms as the upper ridge that brought in the heat starts to break down.

As such temperatures are expected to be a few degrees cooler on Sunday, but still hitting a high in the mid-20s with a humidex making it feel a few degrees warmer.

Work Week Outlook

Heavier rain looks like it’ll move in midday on Monday as an upper level low pressure system, a precipitation packed system, slides through.

Some models are pushing rainfall totals as high as 40 to 50 millimetres from Monday through Tuesday and while there is still a bit of discrepancy in the track, 20 to 40 millimetres of rain is not unlikely over the period.

Daytime highs will also be pushed back into the high teens for the majority of the beginning of the week due to the rain before bumping back into the low 20s as the rain tapers off and sunshine returns midweek.

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July 8: This Your Saskatchewan photo of a monarch butterfly on some milkweed was taken in Vanscoy by Margaret Flack.

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Dallas shooting: What we know and don’t know about the ‘ambush’ on police officers

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A lone gunman – identified as Micah Xavier Johnson – killed five police officers and wounded seven others in Dallas Thursday night during an otherwise peaceful demonstration against the police shootings of two African American men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, earlier in the week.

VIDEO GALLERY: Ongoing coverage of the tragedy in Dallas

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Flags lowered to half-mast to pay tribute to officers shot in Dallas

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Dallas mayor talks faith, hope and love following recent deadly shootings

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Micah Xavier Johnson identified as alleged Dallas shooter

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Aerial footage shows Dallas shooting scene with police cars still present

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Dallas sniper ‘wanted to kill white people’: Police chief

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‘I need to get outta here’: Dallas shooting witnesses describe chaos

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Dallas police salute fallen officers

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Dallas mayor says he will stand behind his chief when it comes to security at future protests

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Dallas police chief begs the public for support following deadly shootings

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Dallas police chief praises the bravery of his officers following deadly shooting

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Police chief reads alleged comments from final suspect in Dallas police shooting

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Police used a bomb disposal robot to deliver explosive which killed final suspect in Dallas shooting

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Dallas police chief: We’re hurting, our profession is hurting



Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown described the violence as an “ambush-style” attack on the officers which also injured two civilians.

“We still don’t know all the facts. What we know is there has been a vicious, calculated and despicable attack against law enforcement,” President Obama told reporters in Poland. “Police were on duty doing their jobs, keeping people safe during peaceful protests.”

As details from the tragedy continue emerge here’s what we know, and still don’t know about the shootings in Dallas.

How the shootings began

WATCH ABOVE: Dramatic recording of Dallas 911 dispatch captures chaos as shooting unfolded

Gunfire erupted around 8:45 p.m. Dallas time during a peaceful protest over the high-profile deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, who were shot and killed by police earlier this week.

The chaos unfolded near El Centro College in the city’s downtown area and just a few blocks from where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

A video widely shared on social media showed a person with an assault-style rifle shoot a police officer in the back at point-blank range.

READ MORE: How a Dallas protester became a hunted suspect 

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says officials believe the attacker was a lone shooter. Three others were arrested but how they’re connected to the shooting – if at all – has not been revealed.

Rawlings said there were about 20 individuals who were dressed in gear and had rifles slung over their shoulders. Police chased and detained these people before realizing all the shooting came from one building at different levels.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says shooting suspect Micah Xavier Johnson was lone shooter

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says shooting suspect Micah Xavier Johnson was lone shooter

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings explains police confusion during protest shooting



“It is a heartbreaking moment for the city of Dallas,” Rawlings said. “I ask everybody to focus on one thing right now, and that is Dallas police officers, their families, those that are deceased, those that are in the hospital fighting for their lives.”

Who is the suspect Micah Xavier Johnson?

This photo taken from Facebook is believed to be 25-year-old Micah Johnson, according to reports.

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Law enforcement officials have identified 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson as the one who carried out the shootings.

He had no criminal record or ties to terror groups and was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve who had served a tour in Afghanistan, according to the Associated Press.

When authorities searched the home of Johnson on Friday they found bomb-making materials, ballistic vests, rifles, ammunition, and a personal journal of combat tactics. Among his Facebook “likes” were the African American Defence League and the New Black Panther Party, which was founded in Dallas. He also was a member of the Facebook group “Black Panther Party Mississippi.” A photo on Facebook showed Johnson wearing a dashiki – his raised, clinched fist over the words “Black Power.”

READ MORE: Suspect in Dallas police shooting that killed 5 cops ‘wanted to kill white people’

Johnson died after a firefight with police late Thursday night in a parking garage. Police Chief David Brown said Friday he was killed by an explosive delivered by a robot.

Brown said the Johnson told police negotiators that “he was upset about Black Lives Matter.”

“He said he was upset about the recent police shootings,” Brown told reporters. “The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”

Who were the 5 officers killed?

The official 桑拿会所 account of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) confirmed one of the officers killed was a transit officer saying, “Four DART police officers were shot in downtown Dallas. 1 deceased, others not life-threatening.”

The deceased DART officer has been identified as 43-year-old Brent Thompson. He joined the force in 2009.

DART Chief James Spiller told TODAY on Friday that Thompson was a great officer who served as a patrol officer.

“Brent was recently married in the last two weeks, so this is very heartbreaking for us, not only for that reason, but because we lost a member in blue,” Spiller said.

Michael Krol has also been identified as one of the fallen officers.

A native of Michigan, Krol moved to Dallas in 2007 to join the city’s police department.

“He always wanted to be a cop,” Brian Schoenbaechler, Krol’s brother-in-law, told The Detroit News. “He always wanted to help and serve other people.”

Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, 48, was identified by friends and family on social media as one of the Dallas police victims.

Ahrens served with the Dallas Police Department for 14 years, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Patrick Zamarripa was identified by family members as one of the five officers killed. The 32-year-old father had previously survived three tours in Iraq for the U.S. Navy and had a 2-year-old daughter.

WFAA also identified Michael Smith, 55, as one of the victims.

READ MORE: What we know about the 5 police officers killed

What we don’t know

WATCH ABOVE: Man wrongfully identified as suspect in Dallas shooting speaks out

During a press conference Friday, Police chief Brown said investigators believed that Johnson “did the shooting.”

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However, It’s still unknown how the attack was planned and whether the three other men who were apprehended were involved in the shooting.

“If there’s someone out there associated with this, we will find you,” Brown said

*With files from the Associated Press

Elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease missing in Burlington, Ont. for 3 days: police

Posted March 24th, 2019 by admin and filed in 长沙夜网
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Police in Burlington, Ont. are continuing to search for an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease who has been missing for more than three days.

Helen Robertson, 79, went missing from her home on Millcroft Park Drive at around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Residents have been told to expect a heavy police presence in that area Friday evening and are asked to check their properties, outdoor buildings and sheds.

Police believe she was wearing a red, long-sleeved collared shirt and non-matching running shoes; a white-and-blue Nike high top and a white-and-silver Reebok.

Investigators said she is known to walk long distances and they are concerned with the amount of time she has been missing in hot, humid weather.

An extensive ground search and aerial search were conducted with the help of the Durham Regional Police Service helicopter, but Robertson has still not been found.

READ MORE: Police searching for missing woman with Alzheimer’s disease in Toronto

Robertson is described by police as white, standing 5’2″, 110 pounds, with white collar-length hair, a slim build and glasses.

Members of the public are asked to continue to keep an eye out for Robertson and immediately report any sightings to the police at 905-825-4747, extension 2305.

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WATCH: Baby giant panda in Belgian zoo turns one month old

Posted March 24th, 2019 by admin and filed in 长沙夜网
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It was called a “true miracle” when giant panda Hao Hao gave birth to a male cub last month at the Pairi Daiza Zoo in Belgium. Now, the unnamed baby panda has reached its first milestone at one month old.

A video released by the zoo shows how much Baby P (as it is affectionately being called) has grown, showing signs of the characteristic black and white giant panda fur.

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Mom Hao Hao could be seen licking and nuzzling her cub in their private enclosure, a space which the zoo is live streaming onto screens to the public.

READ MORE: ‘Extremely mobile’ Toronto panda cubs reach 4-month milestone

Baby P now weighs 1.1 kilograms.

“They all looked astonished when they realized I weighed more than 1,100 grams,” the panda “wrote” on Facebook.

Giant pandas have a low reproductive rate in the wild and successfully breeding the species in captivity is notoriously difficult.

Last year, a baby giant panda died at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., at just five days old.

The Toronto Zoo is currently home to twin baby giant pandas that were born in October last year. Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue will move to the Calgary Zoo in 2018.

When Baby P was born, Pairi Daiza’s zoological director told the BBC that the newborn period was still risky for giant pandas, thus making this one-month anniversary a milestone.

According to National Geographic, there are only around 1,600 of the endangered species left in the wild.

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Moncton residents reflect on slain Mounties following Dallas shooting

Posted March 24th, 2019 by admin and filed in 长沙夜网
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For people in Moncton, the killing of five police officers in Dallas, Texas Thursday night is a stark reminder of the tragic events that unfolded in their community in June of 2014.

Retired RCMP officer Eric Suley visited the memorial on Friday for the three RCMP officers shot and killed when a shooter went on a rampage through the city after hearing the news of Thursday’s devastating deadly shooting in the U.S.

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“You never retire as a police officer if you’ve done it for a career, it’s something you always live with —; as veterans, our hearts are broken when police officers fall, it’s as simple as that,” Suley said.

READ MORE: Dallas shooting: What we know and don’t know about the ‘ambush’ on police officers

People in the city, as well as across the country, expressed sorrow and grief for the five officers who lost their lives when a shooter opened fire in an ambush-style attack during a peaceful protest in the city’s downtown.

“We’re talking about people that are sons, fathers, uncles —; these people have families. I think police officers put themselves in risks that we don’t, and we need to honour that,” said Moncton resident Olivier Weil.

Pastor David Milette, who comforted his parishioners in the aftermath of the Moncton shootings, says incidents like these show people are in need of guidance.

“To reach out and try to make things better by harming somebody else does not bring back the slain, does not bring back or make up for what happened in a different place,” Milette said.

READ MORE: Monument celebrating lives of fallen RCMP officers unveiled in Moncton

“People should remember that we’re all in this together, and the fact that injustice is perpetrated against one group or another group doesn’t make it any less everyone’s injustice.”