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Morning Brew: May 13th, 2008

Photo: "Cute Chipmunk" by Megan Lorenz, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

Your Toronto morning news roundup for Tuesday May 13th, 2008:

Police have arrested two of the three people alleged to have been involved in the shooting of a passenger on the subway at Spadina station in late March. It was the only shooting on the subway that I can recall in my time in Toronto, and one can only hope that the police have the right people in custody and that the third is quickly apprehended without incident.

The new OPP eye in the sky highway patrol airplane is being lauded as an immediate success. Within minutes of getting airborne, a number of speeders were observed and throughout the day several charges laid. The take home message? If you're trying to make up for time lost from making extra stops at the grocery store, beer store, and gas station before heading up to the cottage, don't be a lead foot or you run the risk of being caught from above.

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The Ministry of Labour is investigating a downtown condo construction site after a freak accident (involving falling building material) claimed the life of a worker. Only click the link if you want to read the details and likely form a rather disturbing visual.

The Toronto Catholic School Board has hired an accounting firm to audit trustee spending after reports surfaced detailing outrageous expenses. The Star wins the headline of the day award for their piece on the issue: "Catholic trustees should look higher for their guidance."

A Windsor police officer has been demoted to office duties after his extensive, personal, booty-call laden conversations over police scanner airwaves were posted to Youtube. Contrary to what the Sun states, the videos are still viewable (part 1, part 2, part 3). If the woman on the other end actually isn't wearing underwear, and puts out twice a day and three times on Sunday, then this guy wouldn't likely have the energy to be a beat cop anyway.


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