Saturday, 22 Feb 2020

Bill Cosby hit with $2.75 million legal bill as he marks end of 1st year in prison

Two-year-old boy killed by dogs near his Gods Lake home: RCMP

A two-year-old boy is dead after being attacked by dogs in a northeastern Manitoba community.

Gods Lake RCMP said an officer found the boy Monday afternoon in a wooded area near his home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said they believe the boy had wandered away from his home when he was attacked by several dogs.

While officers investigated, community members were forced to shoot a number of dogs that had returned to the scene.

RCMP continue to investigate.


Hillary Clinton ‘In Favor Of Moving Toward Impeachment’ Of Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton declared her support for impeachment proceedings into President Donald Trump following Tuesday’s announcement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that a formal impeachment process will begin.

“I’m in favor of impeachment,” Clinton, who ran against Trump in the 2016 presidential election, told People magazine. “I did not come to that decision easily or quickly, but this is an emergency as I see it. … This latest behavior around Ukraine, trying to enlist the president of Ukraine in a plot to undermine former Vice President Biden or lose the military aid he needs to defend against Trump’s friend, Vladimir Putin — if that’s not an impeachable offense, I don’t know what is.”

Pelosi was finally driven to announce a formal impeachment inquiry by the allegations that Trump had pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden even as Trump withheld critical military aid from Ukraine.

“The president of the United States is betraying our country on a daily basis,” Clinton told People.

The former U.S. secretary of state added, “This man who is in the Oval Office right now is a clear and present danger to the future of the United States.”

Trump quickly responded to Tuesday’s impeachment announcement, tweeting at one point in all caps: “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT.”

Gravel truck overturns causing major spill alongside QEW in Niagara

There’s a huge mess alongside the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) in Beamsville.

A gravel truck has overturned on the Toronto-bound on-ramp to the QEW from Ontario Street.

The ramp is closed and OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says cleaning up the spill will take several hours.

He adds that the truck driver has been taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Supreme Court rains on Boris Johnson’s parade

On today’s podcast we discuss the legal and political implications of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling that suspending parliament was “unlawful, void and of no effect”.

We have reaction from the different sides involved and examine what next for Boris Johnson and Brexit.

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Here is a timeline of the Ukraine events that led to the Trump impeachment inquiry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said the House of Representatives will launch a formal inquiry into whether President Donald Trump should be impeached.

The Democratic-controlled House will examine whether Trump sought Ukraine’s help to smear former Vice President Joe Biden, the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Here are some of the events that led to the impeachment inquiry.

Reuters contributed to this report.

Smash-up between car and tractor trailer sends 2 to hospital

Winnipeg police are still investigating a Monday morning crash between a car and a tractor trailer on Bentall Street.

The collision, which took place just before 9 a.m., saw the car’s driver, 49, and passenger, 39, taken to hospital in critical condition.

The driver’s condition has since been upgraded to stable.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information about the incident is asked to call the police Traffic Division investigators at 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Not Surprisingly, #ImpeachTheMF Is Trending On Twitter Today

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Tuesday not only set into motion his potential removal from office, it also inspired a slightly off-color hashtag.

By the afternoon, #impeachthemf was a trending term on Twitter. For those living under rocks, “MF” is shorthand for “mother fucker,” and is generally not considered a positive term.

Twitter users reacted in all sorts of memish ways.

Some were surprised it was actually happening.

Some were happy about the news.

Others were cautiously optimistic about how the impeachment process might work.

And then there were people who couldn’t help but wonder how the president was handling the news.

Winnipeg driver arrested in Portage Avenue hit and run

A 21-year-old Winnipeg man has been arrested in connection with a Portage Avenue vehicle-pedestrian collision that took place in May.

Police said the victim, a woman in her 30s, was hit by an eastbound vehicle that then fled the scene. She was originally taken to hospital in critical condition but later upgraded.

Although the suspect turned himself in a day after the incident, police said he was arrested Monday and charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm.

He was released on a promise to appear.

Bill Cosby hit with $2.75 million legal bill as he marks end of 1st year in prison

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby has been hit with a $2.75 million legal bill as he marks the end of his first year in prison.

The 82-year-old Cosby had challenged a California arbitration award that upheld nearly $7 million of a $9 million bill submitted by just one firm in the run-up to his first sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania in 2017.

A judge sided Friday with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, of Los Angeles, rejecting Cosby’s claim that the bill was “egregious.”

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt isn’t commenting on the fee dispute.

But he says the actor is holding up well in a suburban Philadelphia prison, mentoring other inmates as he marks a year in prison Wednesday.

Cosby is serving three to 10 years for drugging and molesting a woman in 2004. The Pennsylvania Superior Court is weighing his appeal of the 2018 conviction.

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