Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News: Top Atlantic News

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News: Top Atlantic News

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Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. AT. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory replaces The Canadian Press News Budget.

Contact the Atlantic News Desk at (902) 422-8496 (Ext. 225) if you have any questions.

TOP NEWS THIS HOUR:

Nova Scotia man guilty of three murders

NS-Triple-Murder

KENTVILLE, N.S. -- A Nova Scotia man has pleaded guilty to three slayings that date back more than a decade. Michael John Lawrence pleaded guilty today in the provincial Supreme Court in Kentville to three counts of first-degree murder. Moves National.

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Crew saw rocket fire before Gadhafi's fall

HMCS-Vancouver-Gadhafi

HALIFAX -- The commander of HMCS Vancouver says he and his crew witnessed a blaze of rocket fire overhead during the fall of Moammar Gadhafi's last hold out as forces closed in on the Libyan leader. Cmdr. Bradley Peats says the ship was several kilometres offshore when artillery fire intensified in Sirte as transitional forces encircled Gadhafi before he was killed on Oct. 20. Moves National. AUDIO.

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Ottawa stays out of Maritime bus dispute

Atl-Bus-Lockout

FREDERICTON -- The federal government has rejected a call to get involved in a labour dispute that has stopped intercity bus service in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island for more than a month. In an email, Labour Minister Lisa Raitt says she's disappointed the two sides in the dispute at Acadian Coach Lines have been unable to reach an agreement. Moved Atlantic. AUDIO.

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Man pleads guilty in daughter's death

NB-Daughter-Death

MONCTON, N.B. -- A New Brunswick man has pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing death after his 23-month-old daughter swallowed methadone and died. Anthony Michael Linfield entered the plea today in Moncton provincial court. Moved Atlantic.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Newfoundland closes office in Ottawa

NL-Ottawa-Office

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Newfoundland and Labrador has shut down its office of federal-provincial relations in Ottawa. …

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