Thursday April 10, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. Jays breeze past Astros
Brett Lawrie hit a homerun as the Toronto Blue Jays cruise past the Houston Astros 7-3. The Ottawa Senators host New Jersey tonight at 7:30 on TSN 1200 and Sportsnet. It’s fan appreciation night at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Habs fell to Chicago in overtime. Vancouver turns to Trevor Linden as president of hockey operations. TSN in Toronto is reporting that the Leafs are reaching out to Brendan Shanahan for a top level job.
4. First-degree murder charge
A 34-year-old married mother of two is the woman charged with the first-degree murder of Barrhaven's Jagtar Gill. The suspect appeared in court yesterday with tight police security. She is an OC Transpo driver and has been for 7 years. The victim’s husband, Bhupinderpal Gill, is also a driver for OC Transpo. The motive for the killing is unclear and police are refusing to answer whether or not they intend to lay charges against another person in what they clearly feel was a premeditated killing.
3. Level crossing under construction
VIA Rail insists a train seen in a photograph crossing the Greenbank Road level crossing in Barrhaven with the gates up and no signal lights flashing, had come to a full stop and was waved through the crossing after a flagman stopped motor vehicle traffic on Greenbank. VIA says with work underway at Jockvale and Strandherd Road the rail warning device at Greenbank Road is sometimes not operational. All trains approaching the crossing must come to a complete halt. Meantime, a consultant says it would be dangerous if OC Transpo buses were required to stop before crossing train tracks when the warning signals are not on.
2. School stabbing near Pittsburgh
The FBI and local police in a small town east of Pittsburgh are seeking the motive of the school stabbing rampage in which 21 students and a security guard were stabbed. At least five of them were critically wounded in the attack. Police have identified and charged a 16-year-old boy who is being charged as an adult following the attack in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. Meantime, Toronto police identified the man accused of stabbing four employees in a North York Toronto office building, saying he was in the process of being fired when he attacked his superiors.
1. CRA hit with bug
Canada Revenue Agency expects to have its tax filing website back in service this weekend after abruptly pulling the plug yesterday. The concern is over the so-called ‘heartbleed’ computer bug that could lead to security breaches on the computers of online tax filers. There is no word yet on whether the heart bleed bug is present on other government websites. The computer bug was detected last week by Internet security experts in Finland and researchers at Google. A fix for the bug was released Monday and it is now up to websites and service providers to install the update and inform their clients.
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 - CFRA Reporter Sarah Anderson on the killing of Barrhaven woman Jagtar Gill
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- Free registration for two people for adult recreational sports leagues at Carleton University. Sports include basketball, squash, ball hockey, soccer and ice hockey. Visit athletics.carleton.ca for more info.
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.
8:11 - Pierre Poilievre, Conservative MP for Nepean Carleton and Minister of State (Democratic Reform)
8:40 - Jan Harder, City Councillor for Barrhaven Ward
Coming up today on CFRA:
Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition - 3p-6p --- Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition covers breaking news and updates you on what's developed in the stories you heard on the way to work this morning! From interesting short features and reporter de-briefings, to breaking business news updates, traveller's weather, interviews with newsmakers, and open phone segments to let you hear what your neighbours are saying about the biggest stories of the day.