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 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 NEWS THIS HOUR:

'Black Widow' to face trial next summer

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SYDNEY -- A trial date has been set for a 77-year-old woman accused of trying to kill a man only days after they were married in Nova Scotia.Crown prosecutor Diane McGrath (mah-GRAW) says Melissa Shephard -- dubbed the "Black Widow" for her criminal record linked to previous relationships -- is scheduled to go on trial June 10, 2013. Moves Atlantic and National. AUDIO.

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IN THE NEWS:

Lawyers group want release of loan term sheet

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ST. JOHN'S -- A group of lawyers opposed to the proposed Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project want the term sheet for the federal loan guarantee released for public scrutiny.Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed off on a loan guarantee Friday that's expected to save Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia more than $1 billion in borrowing costs on the $7.4-billion Muskrat Falls venture in Labrador. Moved Atlantic.

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Law to help police find missing people

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HALIFAX -- Police in Nova Scotia would be able to apply to a judge to access personal information such as text messages and banking records in their searches for missing people under legislation introduced today.Currently, police can only access this information if they believe a crime has been committed. Moved Atlantic.

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Man found dead may have set fire at home

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BERRY MILLS, NEW BRUNSWICK -- The RCMP say a man found dead a short distance from a fire at a home in New Brunswick may have been involved in setting the blaze. …

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