Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach, died yesterday at 85. Only time will tell if he’s remembered as the winningest coach in major college football history or as the man who helped cover up one of the biggest child sex scandals in football history.
Four years after New York stunned previously undefeated New England in the Arizona desert, the Patriots and Giants are going at it again at the Super Bowl — this time in Indianapolis.
A home invasion turned into an assault on Saturday afternoon. After hitting the 88-year-old woman, the attacker took off with some cash and the woman was taken to hospital. No description is available yet, but if you have any information, police are asking you to call Crimestoppers.
A domestic disturbance call led to an illegal gun seizure on Saturday. Charles Matthew Wesley, 22, was arrested and charged with six counts, including breach of probation and possessing a prohibited firearm with ammunition
If you were in the Exchange District at around 2:15 Sunday mornings, that wasn’t a car backfiring that you heard, it was gunshots. No injuries were reported and the investigation is ongoing.
Tec Voc High School was placed into lockdown Friday after administrators received a possible threat. Winnipeg police responded to the school late in the morning to investigate. The threat turned out to be unfounded and doors were unlocked at around 2:30 p.m. Details on the nature of the threat were not released.
The City of Winnipeg agreed to go ahead with widening Kenaston Boulevard earlier this week, but legal arguments over who owns the land have put those plans on hold. The court date is set at end of April to decide if the land belongs to the Canada Lands Company or the seven First Nations tribes who signed Treaty 1 back in 1871. Then, the city will have to buy the land from whichever side is proved to be the owner. The cost of buying that land isn’t included in the 129 million dollar estimate for the project.
A Winnipeg woman, who threatened to sue the city if staff tried to take her dogs away, has reached the end of her one year deadline. Barbara Camara owns 6 dogs; twice the number allowed by city bylaws. She is applying for an excess animal permit to keep all of her dogs. The complaint was originally filed by neighbours who had a problem with all the barking.
Busy weekend for firefighters. The first fire was on Magnus Avenue Friday night, forcing 2 people from their home. Then there was a second fire Saturday morning in an apartment block on Kennedy. And a fire in Point Douglas at 5am Saturday sent one man to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
Two Winnipeg men were married in what’s believed to be a Canadian first: they tied the knot at a conservative synagogue.
Winnipeg Jet Evander Kane has been the victim of some gossip saying that he skips out on his bill at local restaurants. All the restaurant owners that were rumoured to have been stiffed have come forward to deny that gossip though.