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Monday, October 2nd 2017

Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Mainly sunny. High 12.
Tonight: Clear. Low minus 1. Frost.
Tomorrow: Sun & clouds. High 15.

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Traffic: Lane reductions on Wheeler between Connaught and Université Avenue, in each direction, beginning today until the end of November. The City of Moncton is installing a storm sewer outfall from Bromley Avenue across the highway to Halls Creek.

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The deadliest mass shooting in American history took place last night.  It happened at a Jason Aldean concert on the Las Vegas strip.  Over 50 people were killed, and over 200 wounded.  The shooter was firing from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, into an outdoor country music festival called Route 91 Harvest.  It was the end of a three-day concert, and there were 30,000 people in the crowd.  It happened during Jason Aldean's last song, right after 10pm, in an open area called Las Vegas Village . . . it's across from the Mandalay Bay Casino and the Luxor.  The shooter was a 64-year-old local resident named Stephen Paddock, and he was killed by a SWAT team.

Click HERE to find out how you can help victims of the shooting.

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A 30-year-old Somali refugee faces numerous charges, including participation in a terrorist activity, for Saturday's violence in Edmonton. Police haven't named the suspect, but say he was arrested with a flag for the Islamic State group in one of his vehicles.  He's accused of ramming a police cruiser and stabbing an officer, as well as driving a U-Haul into pedestrians, injuring four people. R-C-M-P say the suspect was investigated in 2015 for extremist activities, but they decided he wasn't a threat.

Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi is calling for stricter immigration controls in Canada in the wake of the Edmonton attacks. Domi, the son of former N-H-L enforcer Tie Domi, tweeted Sunday evening that he hopes everyone in Edmonton is OK. He added -- quote -- ``This is why we have to be aware of some of the people we let into our country.''

Meanwhile...The founder of the group Muslims Against Terrorism says it's important to condemn both terrorism and Islamophobia in the wake of the Edmonton attacks. He says both are forms of extremism and says the attacks of the type that left five people injured this weekend are ``completely forbidden'' under Islam.

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Three women whose husbands were murdered in the line of duty 3 years ago during a shooting  rampage in the city hope the judges ruling against the RCMP will save lives. Judge Leslie Jackson ruled Friday the RCMP was guilty of failing to provide adequate use of force equipment and training. Rachael Ross, who was married to Const. Dave Ross. told the Times and Transcript she was happy with the guilty charge. She said "I'm happy my husband didn't die in vain...Hopefully something like this won't happen again."

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Visitation restrictions are in place at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre after a stomach flu outbreak. Vitalité Health Network announced the restrictions for the oncology unit, general surgery, urology and gynecology units. Vitalité asked that anyone experiencing stomach flu to avoid visiting patients in those units until at least 48 hours after their symptoms have passed.

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A couple of wins on the weekend for the Moncton Wildcats...Friday night they beat Saint John 6-4...and Saturday night it was a 2-1 win over Charlottetown. The Cats are back in action at the Coliseum tomorrow night...Cape Breton is in town...puck drops at 7pm.

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High School Football:
Tantramar gets it's 23rd win in a row and moves to 4-0 and is in first place in Pool A. MacNaughton gets their first win of the season...and Moncton High beats RHS to move into a tie with the Royals for first place in Pool B.
Moncton High 17 Riverview High 14
BMHS 37 Harrison Trimble 17
Leo Hayes 38 L'Odyssee 28
Tantramar 49 Mathieu-Martin 0

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The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 2-1 in their final game of the 2017 regular season yesterday...and here's something...because they won...and Baltimore lost...the Jays won't finish the season in the AL East basement...it's the first time they haven't been in the last place in the division all season. Another piece of trivia from yesterday...it was likely the last time we'll see Jose Bautista in a Jays uniform...they probably won't re-up his contract...he's considered to be one of the greatest Jays ever but this was not a great season for Joey Bats...he set an all time season record for lowest Blue Jays batting average ever with .203.

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A topsy turvy day in the NFL yesterday as the Patriots, Cowboys & Falcons all lost at home...and more injuries as Minnesota's star rookie running back Dalvin Cook may be lost for the season because of a knee injury. Then on the other side of the coin you see emerging superstars like Deshaun Watson the rookie quarterback for Houston who accounted for five touchdowns in a 57-14 shellacking of Tennessee...

Get all the scores HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

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