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Man on Trial After Escaped Python Killed 2 Boys as They Slept

African rock python escaped, asphyxiated 2 young boys at sleepover

(Newser) - A Canadian man is facing trial three years after an exotic python escaped from its enclosure and killed two young boys sleeping in his apartment. Jean-Claude Savoie, 39, faces one charge of criminal negligence causing death, the CBC reports. The charge stems from the 2013 deaths of Connor Barthe, 6,... More »

Cops: Gunman Who Killed 3 Mounties Captured

Massive manhunt over in Moncton, Canada

(Newser) - After a manhunt that lasted more than 24 hours, police say that the man believed to have shot three Canadian Mounties dead is in custody and that residents of Moncton, New Brunswick, can safely leave their homes. A police spokesman says Justin Bourque, 24, was arrested just after midnight, the... More »

City Locked Down After 3 Mounties Shot Dead

New Brunswick gunman still on the loose

(Newser) - Police in New Brunswick are hunting a gunman who killed three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and injured two others. Suspected shooter Justin Bourque, 24, is believed to be on the loose in the city of Moncton and residents have been told to stay in their homes and lock their... More »

Pilots Warned of Runaway Beer Blimp

Giant hockey light loose over eastern Canada

(Newser) - Pilots in eastern Canada have been warned to look out for one of the strangest hazards they're ever likely to encounter—a 70-foot brewery blimp shaped like a hockey goal light. The Budweiser balloon broke from its tether at a ball hockey tournament in New Brunswick over the weekend... More »

Child Python Victims Played in Snake Case: Pics

Autopsy finds boys died from asphyxiation

(Newser) - The mother of two small boys strangled by a 100-pound python in their sleep earlier this week in Canada had posted photos on Facebook last year of the boys playing in and cleaning her neighbor's snake enclosure. Mandy Trecartin's Facebook page has hundreds of photos of her sons,... More »

PETA Accuses Monks of 'Un-Christian' Farming

Group wants Candian abbey to give up its chickens

(Newser) - PETA is waging a campaign to get monks at a Canadian monastery to reform farming practices the group decries as inhumane. "It denies God to treat animals this way," said a PETA official of the New Brunswick abbey, which produces about 300,000 chickens yearly. The campaign has... More »

Now a Hurricane, Kyle Heads for Maine

Canadian provinces may take brunt of landfall tomorrow

(Newser) - A rare hurricane watch was posted for part of the Maine coast today as Tropical Storm Kyle was upgraded to hurricane strength, the AP reports. Kyle's center was forecast to be near eastern New England or the Canadian Maritime provinces late tomorrow. "Hurricane season isn't over, " a Maine... More »

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