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Tragic Fire In Barrhaven

The Fire Marshall and the Ottawa Police arson squad have been called in to investigate Sunday’s fatal fire in Barrhaven, one that claimed the life of an elderly disabled woman.  Crews were called to 43 Elke Drive shortly after 4:15

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Brace for Impact!

This Thanksgiving long weekend, Ottawa Police along with the OPP are taking part in the national road safety campaign known as “Operation Impact”. Police say educating the public about safe driving practices is what’s needed to change driver behaviour. The

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Ottawa Police Need Help Finding Fraudsters

Ottawa police are appealing to the public for help in locating a couple linked to alleged frauds targeting hotels and bed and breakfasts in the Ottawa and Gatineau area. It’s alleged the man and woman have defrauded about 20 hotels

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Fiery Crash on The 174

Two vehicles caught fire on Highway 174 early Thursday morning, shutting down the westbound lanes of the highway Blair Road. The collision happened at about 6:26 a.m. According to Ottawa Police, six vehicles were involved, including a motorcycle. Reports say

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Back To School Means Be Safe Out There

Thousands of students across the region are heading back to class, including English-speaking elementary and high school students along with first-year college and university students kicking off their fall semester. A reminder from Ottawa police that officers will be out in

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Shots Fired On The Queensway

A man was shot in the leg on the Queensway overnight.  According to Ottawa Police, the male victim was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The incident happened around 12:30am on the westbound lanes of the 417 between Walkley

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East End Hit And Run Remains Unsolved A Year Later

Ottawa police still looking for information relating to a hit and run that happened just over a year ago.  On Sunday, August 14 of 2016 at approximately 1:18am, two pedestrians were walking on Fairgreen Avenue, near Trim Road. The pedestrians,

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[VIDEO] Cyclist Charged After Downtown Crash

Ottawa Police have charged a cyclist with running a red light after a crash in the heart of downtown Ottawa.  The cyclist was struck Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Lyon and Laurier Streets. Footage from a dashcam shows a

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Family Concerned About Missing Ottawa Man

The Ottawa Police Service Missing Persons Unit continues to look for any information that might help them locate a missing Ottawa man. The family of 29 year old Alexander “Sandy” Miller is greatly concerned for his safety due to health

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Two Stabbings Under Investigation

Ottawa police are investigating two separate stabbing incident within a couple of hours of each other  in different parts of the Ottawa-area. In the first case, paramedics say a 17-year-old boy suffered multiple wounds and was taken to CHEO in

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Special Focus On Cycling Safety and Red Light Running In July

Well the nicer weather is here – finally! The month of July will see police forces in Ottawa and Gatineau focusing on cycling safety and red light running.  Between 2011 and 2015, there were 1518 collisions involving cyclists,  resulting in

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Violence In Lowertown Under Investigation

UPDATE ON RIDEAU STREET SHOOTING Around 1:20 this morning, Ottawa police officers attended the 400 block of Rideau Street in Lowertown for 911 calls indicating gunshots had been fired. A shooting scene was established with evidence of shell casings on

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Two Teenagers Killed In West End Crash

A tragic accident in the west end of the Ottawa region has claimed the lives of two 17 year old girls. Ottawa Fire received a call from police that a vehicle left the road and crashed into a wooded area

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Ottawa Police Asking For Help Finding Missing Teen

Police are asking the public to help them find a 16-year-old girl who was last seen leaving her south-end Ottawa school Tuesday. Taryn Torrie-Smith is described as white, 5’7″ tall with a thin build, auburn hair and grey-green eyes. She

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Concerns About An Arsonist in Vanier

Ottawa Police and local fire officials are concerned about a series of recent suspicious fires in the Vanier area. The most recent blaze happened early Sunday morning at a residence on Montfort Street. No one was injured, but damage was

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