An Ottawa lawyer accused of sexually assaulting a minor has been arrested.

According to the Citizen, John David Coon has been on a lam for five years.

In 2014, Ottawa police issued a warrant for Coon on allegations he sexually assaulted the four year old of daughter of a client.

The accused was arrested at the Ottawa airport on Saturday.

He’s expected to appear in court today.


Police continue to investigate a stabbing in Centretown.

Officers were called to the area of Bronson and James yesterday morning.

One person has been taken into custody.

Police would not release any additional details.


The office of Canada’s crime reduction minister says all options are on the table when it comes to reducing gun violence after a spate of shootings in Toronto over the weekend.

But a spokesperson for Bill Blair says his party would need to get voted back into power in October in order to deliver on that promise.

The remarks come after Toronto Mayor John Tory called on the feds for more money to reduce gun violence.

He’s also asking yet again for a ban on hand guns.

Fourteen separate shootings over the long weekend left 17 people injured — some very seriously.


The case of a man accused of skinny dipping with sharks at a Toronto aquarium returns to court today.

David Weaver — who is from British Columbia — is also accused of assaulting someone at a Medieval dinner theatre hours before his alleged naked swim.

He’s charged with assault causing bodily harm and two counts of mischief.

He was arrested in Thunder Bay four days after the incident last October.


Items connected to two teenagers suspected in three murders in northern B-C have been recovered from the shores of the Nelson River in northern Manitoba.

R-C-M-P are not revealing what the items are, but say they have confirmed they are directly linked to 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky and 19-year-old Kam McLeod.

Mounties announced last week that the massive manhunt would be scaled down after finding no signs of the two suspects, who are wanted in the deaths of a B-C man and a tourist couple.

R-C-M-P said on the weekend that a damaged aluminum boat was also discovered in the Gillam, Manitoba area, but an underwater search by its dive team failed to recover anything else.


U-S President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Texas and Ohio today, where two shootings in less than 24 hours killed a combined 31 people and injured dozens more.

But the mayor of Dayton, Ohio is questioning whether the presidential visit will help her stricken community, pointing to Trump’s remarks following Sunday’s shooting where he mistakenly mentioned Toledo instead of Dayton.

Nan Whaley says she can only hope Trump is coming to Dayton because he wants to add value to the community and he recognizes that that’s what the community needs.

A 24-year-old man opened fire in Dayton’s Oregon entertainment district early Sunday morning, killing nine people including his sister, before officers fatally shot him within 30 seconds of the start of his rampage.


A Pennsylvania man is facing eight federal charges after authorities seized about 100 guns, more than 13-hundred gun components and nearly 124-thousand rounds of ammunition they say was stolen from a U-S federal storage facility in West Virginia.

Police allege 38-year-old Richard Adam Schreiber plotted with a security guard who took the weapons and ammunition from a gun-disposal facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and later sold them online.

The weapons, gun parts and ammunition had been seized during criminal investigations or were retired by federal agencies.


After weeks of delays due to weather or technical problems, SpaceX successfully launched its famed Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida last night.

The rocket is carrying Amos-17, a communications satellite for Israel’s Spacecom, which will provide communications services over Africa and parts Europe.


Global markets are once again in flux, after China’s yuan weakened again.

The currency slipped to 7.0488 to the U-S dollar on Wednesday, fuelling concerns that Beijing is using devaluation as a weapon in its trade war with the U-S.

Beijing allowed the yuan to fall to an 11-year low against the U-S dollar earlier this week, prompting Washington to label China a currency manipulator.

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