News for Youse: NDP tosses out complaint, victim identified, and Philippines typhoon toll rises

Constance Barnes complaint dismissed CKNW Radio has reported that the B.C. NDP has dismissed a complaint by Constance Barnes in connection with the Vancouver–False Creek NDP nomination, which she lost by six votes to video-game developer Matt Toner.

Assault victim identified The Vancouver Police Department has learned the name of an 87-year-old woman who was brutally assaulted in the 200 block of Columbia Street on December 7. She is in serious condition in hospital and her identity is being kept private.

Attempted murder charges laid Alberta resident Nicholas Osuteye faces three counts of attempted murder and one count each of assault and mischief in connection with a December 7 rampage, which, in addition to the Columbia Street attack, also involved assaults on two women near Rogers Arena.

Dog found alive Two weeks after a two-year-old Bernese scooted away from a parking lot at Mount Seymour, the dog was found by North Shore Search and Rescue officials on a very steep cliff.

Philippines typhoon toll rises President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity and hundreds of fishermen are reported missing in the wake of a devastating typhoon in the southern part of the country.

Nelson Mandela in hospital The 94-year-old first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, is in a Pretoria hospital, where he received a visit from the current president, Jacob Zuma.

Marquez finally beats Pacquiao Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez has endured three narrow and controversial losses to Filipino Manny Pacquiao, but last night, he won with a devastating sixth-round knockout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Lohan rent troubles TMZ has reported that actor Linday Lohan is having trouble covering the $8,000 rent for her luxurious Beverly Hills home.

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John Abrams
Thanks for updating us on Lindsay Lohan's financial troubles!
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