Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(CFL-Player-Killed)

The mother of a slain C-F-L player says she wishes Canada had the death penalty after a 21-year-old man was convicted in her son's death.

Renee Hill came to Calgary from Detroit to hear the verdict and cried out "Hallelujah!" as the judge found Nelson Lugela (luh-GEHL'-uh) guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Mylan Hicks.

The player for the Calgary Stampeders was shot to death outside a bar in September 2016 following a disagreement over a spilled drink.

Hill cried throughout the judge's decision but said outside court that it's good to have another killer off the streets. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-Gang-Crime)

The federal government has announced 11-point-9-million dollars in funding to help fight gun and gang crime in Saskatchewan.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the funding over five years will go towards initiatives aimed at reducing violent crime, making communities safer, and reducing demand on the justice system.

Those initiatives include reprioritizing police resources to target gun and gang crime, developing and implementing prevention programs and implementing new community outreach programs for high-risk individuals.

Goodale says in a statement that the government is taking the right steps to make communities safer by striking at the root of the guns and gangs problem and stopping the vulnerable youth from joining gangs. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-Shootings)

Two Regina teenagers have been charged with attempted murder following a shooting on the weekend.

Police say a 23-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was shot early Saturday.

They say an investigation led to the arrest of an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old at a residence, where officers also found a firearm and ammunition.

The older accused made his first appearance in provincial court today while the teen appeared in youth court. (The Canadian Press)

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(Double-Rollover)

The R-C-M-P says it's looking for two separate drivers who failed to stop after hitting the same man northwest of Edmonton. …

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