UPDATE – Woman found dead outside Manning, Alta. home

first_imgUPDATE – RCMP say the death is not considered criminal but the cause of death has not yet been determined.  They say the Medical Examiner is awaiting the results of toxicology tests.Police are also still waiting to notify all of the woman’s next of kin and will not be releasing her name until that is complete. – Advertisement -One person has been pronounced dead after being found lying in the snow outside a residence in Manning, Alta.Manning RCMP say the woman was found on Sunday at around 9:45 a.m.Police say her death is being treated as suspicious and the Peace River Major Crimes and the Peace River Forensic Identification Unit are investigating.The woman is in her 20’s and is from the Manning area but police are not releasing her name until her next of kin is notified.Advertisement Police say they have not yet determined her cause of death but an autopsy is scheduled to take place in Edmonton.Anyone with information about her death is asked to contact the Manning RCMP at 780-836-3769 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

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Incumbents have edge in campaign fundraising

first_imgClick on image to enlarge. In arguably the highest profile legislative race in Clark County, incumbent Republican state Sen. Don Benton is out-fundraising his challenger, Democratic Rep. Tim Probst, but Probst said his campaign is picking up speed.Benton, R-Vancouver, has raised more than $84,000 this election season. About $25,000 of that was raised in May, according to candidate fundraising reports that were due to the state’s Public Disclosure Commission before midnight Monday.Meanwhile, Probst, D-Vancouver, raised more than $11,000 in May, bringing his Senate campaign total to more than $33,000. The 17th Legislative District race between Probst and Benton is being watched closely by political observers as Democrats and Republicans fight to secure a majority in the Senate.In all nine legislative races in the 17th, 18th and 49th districts, candidates have raised more than a combined $343,000. Across the board, incumbents have been able to raise more than their challengers.Probst said on Tuesday that the amount he’s raised in the first half of June is equal to what he raised in all of May.last_img read more

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