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:

Nova Scotia voters head to the polls

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HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia voters are casting their ballots today in an election that will decide the fate of Atlantic Canada's first NDP government.Premier Darrell Dexter is hanging his hopes on what he believes was a large block of undecided voters in the final days of the 31-day campaign. PHOTO. Moves Atlantic and National; Guard against duplication. Will be writethru. Polls close at 8 p.m. AT.

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Head strike killed Newfoundland woman: Crown

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ST. JOHN'S -- David Folker's relationship with the mother of their baby son was ending and she planned to limit his access to the child when he killed her and dumped her body along a wooded road, the Crown prosecutor alleges.Lloyd Strickland outlined the Crown's case against Folker on Tuesday in provincial Supreme Court in St. John's, N.L. PHOTO. Moved Atlantic.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Death of 91-year-old woman a homicide: police

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HALIFAX -- Police in Halifax say the death of a 91-year-old woman after an altercation at a care home was a homicide.Officers responded to Evan Hall at 156 Parkland Dr. shortly before 9:30 p.m. Saturday about an assault that was alleged to have happened earlier in the evening. Moved Atlantic.

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Newfoundland premier to shuffle cabinet

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ST. JOHN'S -- Premier Kathy Dunderdale of Newfoundland and Labrador will shuffle her cabinet Tuesday.The realignment was triggered after Jerome Kennedy, the finance minister, announced his resignation from politics. Moved Atlantic.

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Plea delay in case of fisherman disappearance

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PORT HAWKESBURY -- A 66-year-old Nova Scotia man who was scheduled to enter an election and plea to a second-degree murder charge in the disappearance and alleged slaying of a fisherman has had the matter delayed until next week. …

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