Saskatchewan News

Former South Dakota police chief found guilty of murder

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 23:11
By The Canadian Press BURKE, S.D. — A jury on Monday found a former South Dakota police chief guilty of first degree murder in the death of his pregnant fiancee in 2009. Prosecutors accused Russell Bertram, 64, of killing 26-year-old Leonila Stickney in 2009 to collect more than $900,000 insurance money. They also said jealousy was a factor because Bertram had undergone a vasectomy and knew the child couldn't be his. A Gregory County jury returned the guilty verdict on Monday. Bertram, who... // Read Full Article

Firm hopes to be 1st with skill-based slots

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 23:09
By The Canadian Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A New York firm hopes to be the first in the world to install skill-based slot machines on casino floors in which the main determining factor in how much a player can win is his or her ability to play the game. GameCo tells The Associated Press it is ready to put machines in the three Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment as soon as the first week in October. That is pending approval by New Jersey gambling regulators. But it is in a race... // Read Full Article

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton on jobs

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 23:09
By The Canadian Press WASHINGTON — A claim from the presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts: CLINTON: "Independent experts have looked at what I've proposed and looked at what Donald's proposed, and basically they've said this: that if his tax plan...were to go into effect, we would lose 3.5 million jobs and maybe have another recession. They've looked at my plans and they've said...we will have 10 million more new jobs." THE FACTS: The numbers come from one expert, Moody's Analytics... // Read Full Article

Children subject of Amber Alert found dead, mother arrested

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 23:09
By The Canadian Press ELKHART, Ind. — Two Indiana children who were the subject of an Amber Alert have been found dead and their mother has been arrested on murder charges. Elkhart, Indiana, police say they believe the two children found dead on Monday afternoon were seven-year-old Liliana Hernandez and six-year-old Rene Pasztor. They had been the subject of an Amber Alert earlier in the day warning that their mother may have abducted them. Police say their bodies were found in a car matching the... // Read Full Article

Cheers and jeers: Americans tune into Trump-Clinton debate

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 23:02
By The Canadian Press LAS VEGAS — From senior centres to college campuses and bars featuring campaign-themed cocktails, Americans laughed, cheered and jeered through the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Viewers tuned in Monday on their TVs, cellphones and radios to watch and listen to the showdown between the two major presidential candidates. Here are some of the scenes across the U.S. as people watched the event: ____ LAS VEGAS: A party at the Atria Sunlake... // Read Full Article

Parting shots: He hits her on stamina; she pounces in retort

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 22:54
By The Canadian Press WASHINGTON — It was the opening Hillary Clinton had been waiting for all night. Late in Monday's debate, when the candidates each had notched their points on trade, taxes, crime and more, the talk turned to Clinton's stamina, brought to the fore by her recent bout of pneumonia. Moderator Lester Holt of NBC asked Trump what he had meant by questioning whether Clinton had a "presidential look." Trump didn't back off: "She doesn't have the look," he reaffirmed. "She doesn't... // Read Full Article

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on stop-and-frisk

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 22:53
By The Canadian Press WASHINGTON — A claim from the presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts: TRUMP: "Stop-and-frisk had a tremendous impact on the safety of New York City. Tremendous beyond belief." THE FACTS: Trump is correct that the murder rate has plummeted in New York in the last two decades. But the same could be said for many other large American cities during the same period, and there's certainly no way to credit stop-and-frisk for the decline. Stop-and-frisk was a... // Read Full Article

Freeman, Coleman lift Falcons past Saints, 45-32

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 22:40
By The Canadian Press NEW ORLEANS — Tevin Coleman rushed for three touchdowns, Matt Ryan passed for two TDs, and Deion Jones returned an interception 90 yards for a score to help the Atlanta Falcons beat the winless New Orleans Saints 45-32 on Monday night. The game was played nearly 10 years to the day after the Saints' memorable return to the Superdome on Sept. 25, 2006, 13 months after Hurricane Katrina. But there would be no reprise of New Orleans' dominant and emotional 23-3 triumph a decade ago.... // Read Full Article

Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump's skin in debate

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 22:13
By The Canadian Press HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private mail server and his unwillingness to release his income tax returns. Clinton maintained an even demeanour, smiling indulgently when Trump turned aggressive. Clinton and Trump engaged in a vigorous back-and-forth on the debate stage at Hofstra University as polls showed... // Read Full Article

Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 22:07
By The Canadian Press Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump: ___ AUSTRALIA MILTON GAN, a Sydney-based photographer, said it seemed like Trump was trying to rein in his temper for the first 15 minutes, then went off the rails. "He started interrupting Clinton, he started interrupting (moderator) Lester (Holt) and he started steamrolling. And you could see he was just getting really irate about... // Read Full Article

Oilers beat Flames 4-2 to win pre-season debut at new home arena

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 21:53
By The Canadian Press EDMONTON — Tyler Pitlick had a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers won their pre-season debut at the new Rogers Place Arena, coming away with a 4-2 victory over the visiting Calgary Flames in a split-squad game on Monday. Iiro Pakarinen, Ryan Vesce and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Oilers. Kenney Morrison and Freddie Hamilton replied with the goals for the Flames. Edmonton got the first goal in its new building, as Pakarinen banked home a rebound during a... // Read Full Article

Slepyshev, Sallinen lead Oilers to 2-1 pre-season victory over Flames

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 21:52
By The Canadian Press CALGARY — Anton Slepyshev broke a scoreless tie 7:10 into the third period and Jere Sallinen had the empty-net winner as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Monday in NHL pre-season action. Darnell Nurse's point shot missed the net but the 22-year-old Slepyshev banked a shot from below the goal line past goaltender Mason McDonald on the carom off the end boards. Sallinen put Edmonton ahead 2-0 with an empty netter with 1:03 remaining before Mark Giordano scored... // Read Full Article

Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 21:20
By The Canadian Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras. Six people were fatally shot since body cameras were given to all patrol officers about a year ago. But the officers who fired the fatal shots in five of those cases — including Keith Lamont Scott's — weren't using the cameras. The weekend release of police footage showing the shooting of Scott did little... // Read Full Article

Clinton executes debate plan: Annoy Donald Trump

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 21:11
By The Canadian Press WASHINGTOM, United States — Donald Trump made a gracious entrance for the first one-on-one presidential debate of his life, exchanging pleasantries with his opponent Monday and cordially referring to her as, "Secretary Clinton." Then she began needling him. The unpredictable showman started interrupting as Hillary Clinton sprinkled her presentation on middle-class economic policies with an occasional nugget of mockery: About Trump owing his economic success to $14 million he ... // Read Full Article

California bakes in triple-digit autumn heat wave

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 20:59
By The Canadian Press LOS ANGELES — An autumn heat wave sent California temperatures soaring again Monday, baking coastal cities that normally benefit from the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean. The mercury shot up into triple digits in downtown Los Angeles and points north and south as high pressure gripped the drought-stricken state. Most other areas were in the 90s or at least the 80s. "It is 100 degrees and I have no air conditioning," said Samuel Steinberg, a college professor who lives on... // Read Full Article

Blue Jays, Yankees get physical in wild series finale at the Rogers Centre

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 20:42
By The Canadian Press TORONTO — The New York Yankees rallied with five runs in the ninth inning and then hung on to avoid a four-game sweep as they beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 Monday on an wild evening that saw three hit batsmen, four ejections and the benches empty twice. For the second night in a row, the game turned in the late innings. New York's Mark Teixeira tied the game with a one-out solo homer deep to right field off Jason Grilli (7-6), who got the nod with closer Roberto Osuna needing... // Read Full Article

Judge orders girls' bathroom access for transgender student

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 20:24
By The Canadian Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge rejected a school district's challenge to President Barack Obama's rule on transgender bathrooms on Monday, ordering a biologically male student who identifies as female be treated "like the girl she is." Judge Algenon Marbley said the Highland Local Schools in Morrow County had failed to provide a persuasive argument that giving the student access to the girls' restroom would jeopardize other students' privacy or safety. He further ordered that... // Read Full Article

California man gets 30 years for trying to join terror group

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 20:23
By The Canadian Press SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Southern California man convicted of trying to become a fighter for the Islamic State terrorist group was sentenced Monday to 30 years prison. U.S. District Judge David O. Carter gave the sentence Monday to 25-year-old Nader Elhuzayel of Anaheim. Carter noted that Elhuzayel has shown no regret for his actions and that his repeated mention of martyrdom in the past makes him "especially dangerous." "There's no remorse, no repudiation of ISIL, only... // Read Full Article

Former Dallas player Greg Hardy arrested on cocaine charge

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 20:20
By The Canadian Press DALLAS — Former Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy, who remains unsigned after a tumultuous 2015 season revolving around his domestic violence case in North Carolina, was arrested on a cocaine possession charge in Texas. Hardy was booked early Monday and later released on $5,000 bond in the Dallas suburb of Richardson on a charge of possession of a controlled substance of less than one gram, jail spokesman Tim Weed said. The 28-year-old Hardy signed with Dallas as a free agent... // Read Full Article

Henrique scores twice on power play to lead Devils in pre-season win over Habs

News Talk 650 CKOM - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 20:19
By The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Adam Henrique scored two power-play goals as the New Jersey Devils downed the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in NHL pre-season action on Monday night. Michael McLeod also scored for New Jersey (2-0-0). Goalie Scott Wedgewood, who made four NHL starts last season, made 26 saves for the Devils through two periods. Mackenzie Blackwood came into the game at the start of the third and stopped 13-of-14 shots. Markus Eisenschmid and Zach Redmond scored for Montreal (0-1-0... // Read Full Article