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 11:30 a.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:

Kirwan murder trial jury deliberations begin

NS-Kirwan-Murder

PICTOU -- The judge presiding over the Amber Kirwan murder trial in Nova Scotia has delivered his final instructions to the jury as they began deliberations Monday to assess Christopher Alexander Falconer's guilt or innocence.Falconer, 31, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of the 19-year-old woman, who vanished after leaving a pool hall in downtown New Glasgow in the early hours of Oct. 9, 2011. Her naked, bound remains were found about a month later in a shallow grave in nearby Heathbell. Will be writethru. Moves Atlantic. AUDIO.

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Crews empty derailed train of liquid butane

New-Brunswick-Derailment

EDMUNDSTON -- Crews are emptying one of five freight cars that is carrying liquid butane after they derailed in Edmundston, N.B., a municipal official said Monday.City general manager Marc Michaud said firefighters and special work crews from CN (TSX:CNR) are at the scene of the derailment in the community of Saint-Basile. Moves Atlantic, National and Business, please guard against duplication; will be writethru. PHOTO, AUDIO.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Minister wants mediator to end faculty strike

UNB-Strike

FREDERICTON -- The New Brunswick government ordered the two sides in a labour dispute at the University of New Brunswick back to the table Monday to try to end a strike that has thrown thousands of students out of class.Jody Carr, the province's minister of labour and post-secondary education, appointed Brian Keller as a special mediator to try to work out a collective agreement for the administration and faculty association. Moved Atlantic. AUDIO.

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Not guilty plea in Zinck drunk driving case

NS-Zinck-Impaired

HALIFAX -- Former Nova Scotia politician Trevor Zinck has pleaded not guilty to drunk driving. …

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