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Emotion vigil held for teen killed by TTC bus

Vigil held Sunday for girl fatally struck by TTC bus

| Tracy Tong and Toronto Staff

A vigil began at 5 p.m. at the corner where the young girl spent her last moments.

(Left to right): New York Police Department officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot to death on Dec. 20, 2014. SOURCE: Handout/NYPD

International

Family of NYPD officer asks for ‘peaceful coexistence’

| Reuters

The two men were attacked outside a housing project in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn at a tense time for the NYPD, the largest police force in the country.

Hundreds take part in a candlelight vigil outside the Markham Civic Centre to honour the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, Dec. 21, 2014. 680NEWS/Momin Qureshi

Local News

Hundreds attend Markham vigil for Pakistan massacre victims

| Christine Chubb

Over 300 people were in attendance, including Markham mayor Frank Scarpitti and MP John McCallum. Video

Luka Rocco Magnotta is guided into a waiting van after arriving from a Canadian military plane on June 18, 2012, in Mirabel, Que. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Montreal Police

National

Jurors in Magnotta trial will spend a 7th day trying to reach verdicts

| The Canadian Press

Day 6 on Sunday came and went without the 12 jurors reaching verdicts in the five charges against the accused. (2)

Emotion vigil held for teen killed by TTC bus

Local News

Vigil held Sunday for girl fatally struck by TTC bus

| Tracy Tong and Toronto Staff

A vigil began at 5 p.m. at the corner where the young girl spent her last moments. Video

File photo of credit cards. AP/Elise Amendola

National

Toronto man ordered to pay $1.5 million in international credit card scheme

| The Associated Press

The case wound up in North Dakota because U.S. Bank, one of the victims, is based in Fargo.

File photo of the crest of a Canadian Border Services Agency worker. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

National

Canadian man shot by U.S. border guards after pointing gun at them: officials

| The Canadian Press

It says the man has had "previous encounters" with Canadian law enforcement.

Toronto police cruiser

Local News

Elderly man seriously injured after car crashes into hydro pole

| Christine Chubb

Two other people in the vehicle sustained minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital.

Fire crews at the scene after an alleged drunk driver crashed into a pole in Scarborough on Dec. 21, 2014. CITYNEWS/Jason MacLellan

Local News

3 arrested in string of impaired driving crashes in Toronto

| Patricia D'Cunha

Police are asking the public to call 911 to report a suspected drunk driver. Video

Brampton fire and police officials investigate an explosion at an apartment building at Silver Maple Court on Dec. 20, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Man charged after explosion at alleged meth lab in Brampton apartment

| Kris McCusker and Toronto staff

Gurjeet Kajla has been charged with mischief endangering life and production of a controlled substance methamphetamine.

(Left to right) Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent. Cirillo photo: FACEBOOK; Vincent photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vincent family

National

Slain soldiers Cirillo, Vincent named Canada’s Newsmaker of the Year by CP

| Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

The senseless murders of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo shook the country in October.

File photo of Toronto police cruisers. CITYNEWS.CA/Shawne McKeown.

Local News

Man in life-threatening condition after stabbing near Neilson & Ellesmere

| Toronto staff

The stabbing occurred in the Neilson and Ellesmere roads area around 7 a.m. on Sunday.

Luka Rocco Magnotta taken by police from a Canadian military plane in Mirabel, Quebec, June 18, 2012. AP/Montreal Police

National

Jurors in Magnotta trial spending 6th day trying reach a verdict

| The Canadian Press

Magnotta is charged with first-degree murder and four other offences in the slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin in May 2012.

File photo of Lotto Max tickets. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Plume

Local News National

2 winning tickets for Saturday night’s $5M Lotto 649 jackpot

| The Canadian Press

One of the tickets was sold in Vancouver, and the other was purchased somewhere in Ontario. Video

The scene of a pedestrian collision at Brimley Road and Lawrence Avenue East on Dec. 20, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Male seriously injured after struck by vehicle in Scarborough

| Toronto staff

Paramedics say he was taken to hospital in serious condition.

(Left to right): New York Police Department officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot to death on Dec. 20, 2014. SOURCE: Handout/NYPD

International

2 NYPD officers fatally shot in Brooklyn ambush shooting

| Toronto staff

Authorities say the suspect in the shooting ran inside a subway station and fatally shot himself.

Family of teen killed in Pakistan massacre says grief is overwhelming

Local News

Family of boy killed in Pakistan massacre grateful for community outpouring

| Shauna Hunt and Toronto Staff

Gilani said the grief he and his family are feeling is overwhelming.

Police tape off the scene after a stabbing at Victoria Park Avenue and Ellesmere Road on Dec. 20, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Man seriously injured in Scarborough stabbing

| Toronto staff

There has been no word on suspects.

The Toronto Maple Leafs salute the fans after beating the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on Nov. 22, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. NHLI/Getty Images/Graig Abel

Local News Sports

EXCLUSIVE: 4 in 10 Torontonians are NHL fans, poll says

| Toronto staff

Toronto seems to lag behind the national average when it comes to NHL fandom.

Cuba's President Raul Castro points to the press during the closing of the legislative session at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Ramon Espinosa

International

Castro to U.S.: respect our system of government

| Reuters

The 83-year-old president thanked U.S. President Barack Obama for his decision to seek relations Video

Filmgoers, experts react to Sony Pictures decision to pull 'The Interview'

Entertainment International

North Korea says it didn’t hack Sony, wants joint probe with U.S.

| Reuters

Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton told CNN the company is exploring other distribution options, but even a digital release would be a challenge. Video