OPP have identified the woman killed in a homicide near Kemptville, Friday.

63-year-old Karen Gottschalk-Millar of Ottawa was found dead at a home on county road 18, Friday night.

Police have arrested a 32-year-old man — Kyle Pfleger of North Grenville.

He’s now charged with second degree murder and assaulting an officer.

Police have not revealed details about what led to the killing.

The investigation continues.

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A house, shot into over the weekend, is the home of the mother of a January homicide victim.

Manyok Akol was shot and killed in a Gilmour Street Air-BNB this past winter. His mother tells the Citizen, bullets ripped into her Ritchie Street home on Saturday night.

Neighbours saw a man walk up to the house and open fire.

Akol’s mother says she believes the shooting is related to her son’s death, telling the paper that she has no enemies — except the people who killed her son.

She says she’s been asking Ottawa community housing to be moved from the Ritchie Street housing complex since before Akol was killed.

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Ottawa police are asking anybody who witnessed the fatal motor vehicle collision between an e-bike and motor vehicle on Hunt Club at Conroy Road to come forward.

The two vehicles collided just before 7:30 Saturday night. A man in his 50’s was taken to hospital with multi-system trauma.

Ottawa police say there is a video of the collision and are asking the public to stop sharing it out of respect for the deceased.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa police collision investigations unit

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A Texas man has died in Brockville after the special investigations unit says he fell off a highway overpass while fleeing from police.

The incident happened midmorning on Saturday.

The police watchdog says officers spotted a “person of interest” on the overpass, and when they approached, the man fled and went over the guardrail.

He was later pronounced dead in hospital.

The agency is investigating.

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Quebec provincial police say a 12-year-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a seaplane while kayaking in western Quebec.

The incident occurred Saturday afternoon, north of Maniwaki in the Outaouais region.

Police say it appears the pilot was performing a manoeuvre on the body of water and attempting to land and didn’t see the kayak.

Sgt. Stephane Tremblay says an adult on the kayak was able to dive into the water to avoid the impact but the child was not.

The boy suffered serious head injuries and was listed in critical condition yesterday at a hospital in Ottawa.

Police say they fear for the boy’s life.

Quebec provincial police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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A worker at Home Depot’s South Keys store has tested positive for covid-19.

The company confirms the diagnosis and adds that the employee has not been at work since July 17th.

Home depot says that it has taken additional steps to clean and disinfect the store with viricidal cleaner, and will continue disinfecting high-touch and high-traffic areas several times a day.

Staff and customers are required to wear masks inside home depot stores, as per Ottawa’s mask by-law.

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An employee of the city’s Carleton Lodge long-term care home has tested positive for covid-19.

This is a different employee than the one whose first test was inconclusive. The city says that employee has since tested negative.

The employee who tested positive is isolating at home, and the home is taking outbreak precautions.

In a memo, the city’s head of community and social services says all residents and staff of Carleton Lodge were tested for covid-19 on Friday, and information will be communicated to residents’ families today.

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The number of kids in child-care centres is allowed to increase across Ontario today as the province continues its gradual reopening.

The number of people per room in a daycare had previously been limited to 10 in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

As of today, a maximum of 15 children — plus staff members — will be allowed in each so called “cohort.”

The groups of kids must stay together throughout the program for at least seven days, and cannot mix with kids in different cohorts.

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A rowdy weekend house party west of Toronto has landed its host in hot water.

Police and bylaw officers in Brampton crashed the party Saturday night, finding about 200 revellers in the residence.

The home is in Peel Region which remains under Stage 2 of Ontario’s reopening plan — which limits gatherings to a maximum of 10 people.

The party organizer was handed an 880-dollar fine and charged under the public nuisance bylaw.

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The subject of a nearly week-long police manhunt will make a court appearance today in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

Thirty-one-year-old Tobias Charles Doucette was arrested yesterday on attempted murder charges after he allegedly struck a police officer in the neck with an edged weapon last week.

The incident unfolded as police were responding to a domestic violence call at an area hotel last Monday.

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Tensions across the U-S continue to run high, as police and anti-racism protesters clashed over the weekend.

In Seattle, officials say Saturday’s so-called riot shook up the relationship between the city’s police and the demonstrators.

Authorities say more protesters are turning up to the demonstrations armed.

At least 45 people were arrested for assaults on officers, obstruction and failure to disperse.

Twenty-one officers were hurt, with most of their injuries considered minor.

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A fight is brewing in Washington, as U-S President Donald Trump returns from a weekend golf trip.

The White House is still pushing ahead with today’s planned rollout of the Senate Republicans’ one-trillion-dollar COVID-19 pandemic relief package.

By Friday, millions of unemployed Americans could lose an expiring 600-dollar federal jobless benefit.

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has assailed what she calls the G-O-P “disarray” as time-wasting during the crisis.

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The U-S says it has now closed its consulate in Chengdu, China.

Beijing ordered the closure following last week’s order by American officials to shutter the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Texas.

A statement from the State Department says the consulate suspended operations this morning.

U-S officials said China was using the Houston consulate as base for spy operations — a charge Beijing vehemently denied.

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The clean-up will continue today, in the aftermath of hurricane Hanna.

The first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season blew ashore as a Category 1 storm late Saturday afternoon with winds of 145 kilometres-per-hour, drenching South Texas.

After weakening to a tropical depression, Hanna still destroyed boats, knocked out powerlines and stripped roofs from nearby homes as the storm continued moving towards the Gulf Coast.

Hanna unloaded more than 30 centimetres of rain on parts of South Texas and northeastern Mexico.

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Forecasters in Hawaii say hurricane Douglas is cutting it pretty close, as the storm slices north of the island chain.

Douglas spared the Pacific state the worst of the strong winds, storm surge and flooding that officials had warned about.

But forecasters say the hurricane’s path could shift slightly and Douglas could still unload its destructive power on the islands of Oahu and Kauai.

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Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the Philippine capital of Manila this morning to rally against a new anti-terror law despite the threat of arrests.

Wearing face masks amid a continuing rise in coronavirus infections, the protesters lashed out at the law which they fear could be used to muzzle legitimate dissent and human rights defenders.

The demonstrations were scheduled ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s annual state of the nation speech.

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State media in North Korea says Kim Jong Un visited a national cemetery where Korean War dead are buried, handing out commemorative pistols to army officers.

The move comes a day after Kim reportedly put a city on the South Korean border on COVID-19 lockdown, declaring a state of emergency after a single person allegedly tested positive for the virus.

Kim has asked his people to rally behind him to suppress a potential outbreak.

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Hong Kong is set to ban dining at restaurants entirely and mandate masks in all public places.

The decisions follows a worsening COVID-19 outbreak that has infected more than a thousand people in the last two weeks.

Officials say the tightened measures will be active for one week starting Wednesday.

A ban on public gatherings of more than four people has also been tightened, with gatherings limited to just two people.

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