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Morning Brew: February 4th, 2008

Photo: "Warming up in an Empty Lot" by blogTO Flickr pooler ulove2explore.

Your morning news roundup for Monday February 4th, 2008:

TTC status update: derailment!?
Late last night, a train leaving Kennedy station came off the tracks and slide into a wall. No injuries were reported. Service between Kennedy and Warden Stations is via shuttle bus this morning, until they've finished cleaning it up and figuring out how this happened.

A Brampton teen has been expelled from school after he chose to include "inappropriate subject matter" in his grade 12 Creative Writing exam. His fiction piece was centered on a disgruntled student that ultimately ended up killing a teacher. Is this kid too creative for his own good, about to snap, or did he just have a temporary lapse of good judgment?

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A couple of Iowa teens came to Toronto, bought a giant heap of weed, took it to Sault Ste. Marie and hid it under the dock of a riverside home. But when they later returned to retrieve it, they fell through the ice, were rescued, and arrested. It was an easy arrest for the police, who didn't even have to tell them to "freeze" (go ahead and slap that knee).

Zipping down a city street at close to 100km/hr is a terrible idea with terrifying consequences. An elderly man is lucky to be alive, and a suspected street racer has a collapsed lung and likely also a painful legal battle ahead of him.

Splitting an average suburban house into an 18-bedroom rooming house, without proper permits, is illegal. A Scarborough homeowner is being forced by the courts to return the human pigeon coop back to its original state.

New York beat New England in a stunner of an upset in the Super Bowl last night. I'm heading down to Boston to console me some Patriots, and the original Morning Brewmaster will be bringing you the roundups for the next few days.


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