Wednesday April 09, 2014
Madely's Top 5
It is now official. There will be no playoffs for the Ottawa Senators this year. They did convincingly beat the New York Islanders 4-1, however wins by Detroit and Columbus put the Sens mathematically out of the playoffs. Toronto is also out of the playoffs. They lost 3-0 to Tampa. The Sens are home tomorrow to the Devils and Saturday against the Leafs. Their final game is on the road in Pittsburgh Sunday evening.
4. Rail crossing malfunction #12
There was another malfunction of the Fallowfield VIA Rail crossing Tuesday night. Police say they received a call from an OC Transpo employee around 11:30pm saying the lights at the crossing were flashing with the arms down, but there was no train. A CFRA listener also called to say traffic was backed up. OC Transpo cancelled the request for police because of VIA employees who are now on site 24 hours a day. This marks the 12th signal problem since last September.
3. Desjourdy may appeal
Ottawa Police Sgt. Steve Desjourdy, found guilty of discreditable conduct in the September 6, 2008 cellblock strip search of a female prisoner, is considering an appeal according to the President of the Ottawa Police Association, Matt Skof. The disciplinary hearing officer said he was completely convinced that Desjourdy's conduct was unreasonable and did not adhere to the standard of care for prisoners should expect of the police service. The decision comes one year after Desjourdy was acquitted of sexually assaulting the prisoner when he cut off her shirt and bra.
2. More ‘pings’ heard
Two new ping signals have been detected in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. That brings to four the overall number of pings detected in recent days, all in the same general search area, but not necessarily in the same location. Angus Houston, head of the Australian agency coordinating the search says "I'm not optimistic that we will find the aircraft, or what is left of the aircraft, in the not-too-distant future."
1. Murder suspect arrested
Ottawa Police have a woman in custody in the death of Barrhaven mother Jagtar Gill more than two months ago. At the time, police called it a cold-blooded murder. The arrested suspect has been a person of interest to police for a good period of time. She apparently lived near the victim’s home on Brambling Way. The Citizen is quoting sources saying that the arrested woman is East Indian and is an OC Transpo employee who was known to the murder victim's husband, an OC Transpo bus driver. Police are withholding the name of the arrested woman until a court appearance this morning at which further details will be released.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - 580 CFRA'S GETAWAY TO AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND! Courtesy tripcentral.ca and Collette.
7:12 - Patrick Larson of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority on imminent flooding along the Rideau River
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
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8:10 - Until Friday May 16th you'll have the chance to win a BRAND NEW 2014 Porsche Boxster, courtesy of Mark Motors of Ottawa.
8 – 9 - David Akin, National Bureau Chief, Sun Media
Coming up today on CFRA:
Late Night Counsell - 9p-11p --- Wednesday is Ask the Pastor Night, when John Counsell puts his 30+ years of pastoral experience to good use. It's open-line/open topic with a twist. The twist is that he answers, responds, and reacts to all questions, queries and opinions from a Biblical perspective.