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Toronto Mayoral candidate Karen Stinz addresses the media as she announces her withdrawal from the race at city hall on Aug. 21 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘Disappointed’ Karen Stintz drops out of mayoral race; leaving city politics

| Toronto staff

Stintz cited a lack of funding as a key reason for her departure. (7)

Jennifer Pan, left, her high school sweetheart Daniel Wong, 28, and three others are each charged with first-degree murder in the November 2010 death of her 53-year-old mother, Bieh Ha Pan. CITYNEWS/Marianne Boucher

Local News

Woman accused of plotting parents’ death sobs on stand while describing attack

| Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

Jennifer Pan, 27, and four others are charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 8, 2010 attack. Video

Joseph Diletto, 34, of Mississauga, was arrested on Aug. 20, 2014 for allegedly sexually abusing a boy at Hollycrest Middle School in Toronto where he works. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Local News

Etobicoke teacher accused of sexually abusing student

| Toronto staff

Joseph Diletto, 34, is a teacher at Hollycrest Middle School on Renforth Drive.

This court exhibit photo taken by Andrew Wallace shows the arrest of Dorian Barton at a G20 protest on June 26, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Handout

Local News

Toronto police board seeks to appeal G20 class-action certification

| The Canadian Press

Earlier this month the Divisional Court allowed the proceedings to move ahead.

Karen Stintz discusses her mayoral campaign

Local News

BIO AND TIMELINE: Who is Coun. Karen Stintz?

| Showwei Chu and Erin Criger

The mayoral candidate said on Thursday she's dropping out of the race.

Extra Local News

VIDEO: A look at past CityNews stories on concussions

| Toronto Staff

Concussions continue to be a major problem in amateur and professional hockey. Here’s a look back at past CityNews stories on this troubling issue.

Toronto Mayoral candidate Karen Stinz addresses the media as she announces her withdrawal from the race at city hall on Aug. 21 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Local News

‘Disappointed’ Karen Stintz drops out of mayoral race; leaving city politics

| Toronto staff

Stintz cited a lack of funding as a key reason for her departure. Video (7)

Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment President and CEO Tim Leiweke speaks at a news conference in Montreal on Thursday, June 20, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Local News Sports

MLSE looking for new CEO after Leiweke exit plan unveiled

| Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

Leiweke will leave by June 2015. (2)

Justin Trudeau waits for his turn to speak at the Liberal party leadership debate in Montreal on March 23, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

National

Federal Liberals lead in voter support but slip to minority range: poll

| John Stall and Toronto staff

The federal election will be held on Oct. 19, 2015.

The tooth fairy is shelling out in Atlantic Canada. Source: Flickr.com/Steven Depolo

National

Tooth fairy pays a premium for baby teeth in the Maritimes, skips Quebec

| Alexandra Bosanac, The Canadian Press

Ontario reported the second-highest going rate for baby teeth at $3.21 apiece.

Exterior view of the new TTC streetcars. YOUTUBE

Local News

TTC video offers preview of new state-of-the-art streetcars

| Jaime Pulfer and Toronto staff

The video shows passengers how to open the doors themselves at less busy stops. Video (13)

Police investigate a motorcycle crash at Lansdowne Avenue and Dupont Street in Toronto on Aug. 16, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

OPP warn motorcycle fatalities could reach 7-year high

| Toronto staff

So far this year, 26 people have died in motorcycle crashes in Ontario. Video (6)

The CBSA logo is shown on a patrol car in an undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mario Beauregard

Local News

Commercial vehicle safety blitz in Toronto targeted minorities: lawyer

| Ethan Lou, The Canadian Press

The four-hour operation last Thursday led to the arrest of 21 people for immigration offences. (1)

A Toronto police cruiser is shown in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS/Shawne McKeown

Local News

Man stabbed in Beer Store parking lot

| Toronto staff

The victim was stabbed in the back around 9:30 p.m. on Albion Road, near Finch Avenue West.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper comments on the situation in Ukraine, in Toronto on March 3, 2014. HANDOUT/PMO/Jason Ransom

International National

American journalist’s death in Iraq part of ‘disgusting’ terror campaign: Harper

| The Canadian Press

Islamic State militants beheaded James Foley and posted a grisly video online entitled "Message to America." Video (4)

Construction machinery concerns Toronto homeowners

Local News

Residents concerned about condo development vibrations

| Amanda Ferguson and Toronto staff

Work on a townhouse complex at Harbord and Crawford streets was put on hold for one week after homeowners complained to the city.

Ambulances are parked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on June 17, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Woman dies after being struck by van in Toronto’s east end

| Showwei Chu

Her husband remains in hospital.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Out For North GTA

Local News

Tornado warning ends for Barrie & parts of southern Ontario

| Showwei Chu

The weather agency said the waterspout had weakened as it crossed Nottawasaga Bay.

This scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a number of Ebola virions. GETTY IMAGES/Media For Medical.

National World

Signs of hope for success of B.C. company’s Ebola drug

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

An experimental drug for the Marburg virus appears to be able to beat back the often fatal infection even when given several days after exposure, a new study suggests. Video

James Foley

International

PROFILE: Beheaded journalist James Foley ‘a hero,’ mom says

| Showwei Chu

Foley was beheaded on Tuesday by the jihadist group, Islamic State. (6)

Jennifer Pan (centre) attends the funeral of her mother, Bieh Ha Pan, in November 2010. Courtesy of Sing Tao Daily

National

Woman accused of plotting parents’ murder says she was planning her own death

| Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

Jennifer Pan, 27, and three others were charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder following the attack at the family home in Markham in 2010. Video