Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News

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Top Atlantic News

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Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4:30 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.

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TOP STORIES THIS HOUR:

Father guilty of manslaughter in baby's death

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HALIFAX -- A Halifax man was found guilty Friday of manslaughter and aggravated assault in the death of his baby daughter by a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge. Judge Felix Cacchione described Ashiqur Rahman as a manipulative man who controlled what happened in his home. Rahman had pleaded not guilty to both charges in the death of seven-week-old Aurora Breakthrough in July 2009. Moved National and Atlantic. Will Be Updated.

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Halifax cops cleared of wrongdoing in scuffle

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HALIFAX -- A new independent agency set up to investigate complaints against the police has cleared two Halifax officers of any wrongdoing in the first report it has released since it was launched two months ago. Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team found that the officers used reasonable force during an April arrest that left a 61-year-old woman with a broken arm. Moved Atlantic. AUDIO.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Chicken processor fined after worker loses fingers

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- A Newfoundland and Labrador company has pleaded guilty to charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker lost three fingers. The provincial government says chicken processor and producer Country Ribbon Inc. was ordered to pay fines totalling $25,000 during a court appearance today. Moved Atlantic.

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Nova Scotia nurses reach tentative agreement

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HALIFAX -- The union representing acute and long-term care nurses in Nova Scotia reached a tentative deal Friday. If the agreement is ratified, nurses will receive wage increments equal to those negotiated or awarded to other health care unions in the province. Moved Atlantic.

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Newfoundland expands basic 911 service

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- The government of Newfoundland and Labrador plans to have basic, provincewide 911 service implemented by the end of 2014. The provincial government announced Friday that it is expanding the emergency service, which currently covers 40 per cent of the province. Moved Atlantic.

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Eight arrested after cocaine seized in New Brunswick

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. The Canada Border Services Agency says it seized about 170 kilograms of cocaine in two separate busts at the port of Saint John in New Brunswick. Five Ontario people were arrested this week in relation to a May 29 bust, where police seized about 121 kilograms of cocaine. …

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