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The Special Investigations Unit probes a serious motorcycle crash in Etobicoke on Aug. 21, 2013. CITYNEWS

SIU called in after multi-vehicle crash in Brampton

| Carl Hanstke and Toronto staff

The crash occurred in the Main Street and Williams Parkway area around 1 a.m. on Monday.

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.

The Special Investigations Unit probes a serious motorcycle crash in Etobicoke on Aug. 21, 2013. CITYNEWS

Local News

SIU called in after multi-vehicle crash in Brampton

| Carl Hanstke and Toronto staff

The crash occurred in the Main Street and Williams Parkway area around 1 a.m. on Monday.

File photo of the Cavalcade of Lights in Toronto. 680NEWS

Local News

EXCLUSIVE: Majority of Torontonians say Merry Christmas, poll finds

| Patricia D'Cunha and Romas Zabas

The poll finds 29 per cent of Torontonians use the secular alternative "Happy Holidays." Video (1)

The Inside Story: Toronto woman unknowningly welcomed Luka Magnotta into her home

Local News National

Jurors in Magnotta trial back at work today still trying to reach a verdict

| The Canadian Press

Today will mark Day 7 of their deliberations in Montreal. Video

CityNews viewer Bridgit submitted this photo of rain falling in Newmarket, May 21, 2013.

Local News Weather

Christmas snow not likely as mild temperatures, rain move into GTA

| Patricia D'Cunha

Winter officially arrived at 6:03 p.m. on Sunday. Video

Bethune arson

Local News

2 cars set on fire, another 2 doused in gasoline in Scarborough

| Diana Pereira and Corey D'Souza

There are currently no witnesses and no suspects.

Durham fire

Local News

2 abandoned houses destroyed by suspected arson in Pickering

| Diana Pereira

There are no reports of any injuries.

(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

(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.