A stark image of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect is being seen around the world, serving as a counterpoint to a controversial Rolling Stone cover story that some worry glamorizes the terrorist.
Boston Magazine has published a series of photos taken by a police photographer in Boston, Sergeant Sean Murphy. He was documenting the police action the night that police finally tracked down Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after days of hunting, finding him prone and bloodied in a boat in a suburban back yard.
A Regina street musician is gaining notoriety this week since he unknowingly met one of the Dixie Chicks.
The country music mega-stars were in the area last weekend to perform at the Craven Country Jamboree. Two members, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, also have a new band called Court Yard Hounds. The two were walking in Regina's downtown on Saturday when they approached Dave Sayer, who was sitting on the pedestrian mall on Scarth Street playing the violin. Maguire borrowed Sayer's fiddle and started playing a tune.
Truck drivers are furious after a big detour was put in place in Regina with very little warning.
On Tuesday the City of Regina put a weight restriction on a bridge on Victoria Avenue East, causing heavy trucks to detour north of the city via Highway 46. The change was announced via a public service announcement with no prior warning to the media.
The Saskatchewan Trucker's Association (STA) claims it didn't get much notice either and drivers aren't happy about it.
It's an adorable problem to have, but it's still a problem.
The Regina Humane Society is being overrun with kittens. Almost 90 were available for adoption Tuesday, with more coming through the doors of the shelter every day.
Executive director Lisa Koch says the influx isn't totally unexpected, but it is later this year thanks to the delayed Spring.
She adds they're having difficulty finding places for them all. About 30 have been moved to foster homes as they await adoption.
Regina Fire and Protective Services were at an alley on the 1400 block of Athol Street on Friday evening.
A fire had started in a shed behind a condemned house. A witness said he spotted flames coming out of the small building just before 6 p.m. when he called the fire department.
Fire crews put out the blaze in minutes.
No word on the cause of the blaze, though the neighbour did say he saw some kids playing in the yard earlier in the day.
A huge volunteer effort is finally helping put a new playground in place at Douglas Park Elementary School in Regina.
Although organizers originally planned to open the Craven Country Jamboree campsite on Sunday, after heavy rains over the weekend, they’ve decided to give the site time to dry out and won’t allow campers in until Wednesday.
Anyone heading to Craven has now been asked to park their trailers at Evraz Place until the day before the jamboree begins.
Federal aviation officials say an Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, has crashed while landing at San Francisco airport. It was not immediately known whether there were any injuries.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown says the plane was coming from South Korea and was supposed to land on runway 28 left at San Francisco International Airport. She said the sequence of events was still unclear, but it appeared the plane landed and then crashed.
There were plenty of jabs thrown by Justin Trudeau Friday, as the Federal Liberal Leader made a stop in Regina.
Trudeau met up with former mayor Pat Fiacco, now head of Boxing Canada, at the Regina Boxing Club for a workout. Fiacco held up the pads while the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau threw punches as media snapped photos and rolled video cameras.
Trudeau seemed to dodge questions about whether he was recruiting Fiacco into the Liberal Party, just saying he was “glad to be exchanging with a former mayor and the president of Boxing Canada”.
For most children, early learning is done through the visual medium; a teacher writes letters on the chalkboard and the students read them out loud. Students with low or no vision, however, have to learn through the sense of touch. And on Friday, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) opened a sensory play space for blind children in Regina to help them do just that.