Schwartz scores late in third period, Blues top Jets in Game 5 for 3-2 lead

WINNIPEG — Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period, lifting the Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday and handing St. Louis a 3-2 series lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal. Ryan O’Reilly and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Blues, who host Game 6 of the best-of-seven series on Saturday. Jordan Binnington stopped 29 shots for St. Louis. Winnipeg was up 2-0 after the first period on goals by Adam Lowry and Kevin Hayes. Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves for Winnipeg,…

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Police watchdog investigating after cyclist accuses Winnipeg cop of assault

Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating after receiving a complaint that a Winnipeg police officer allegedly assaulted a cyclist.The man was cycling home from work around 3 a.m. on April 12 when a police car stopped him and told he matched the description of a wanted man on a bike with a backpack.READ MORE: Watchdog investigating death of 56-year-old man in Winnipeg police custodyThe cyclist says after he refused to hand the backpack over, the officer pepper-sprayed him and threatened him with a baton.The Independent Investigation Unit says the man suffered…

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Blues score late to top Jets in Game 5

WINNIPEG – Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period, lifting the Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday and handing St. Louis a 3-2 series lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal.Ryan O’Reilly and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Blues, who host Game 6 of the best-of-seven series on Saturday. Jordan Binnington stopped 29 shots for St. Louis.Winnipeg was up 2-0 after the first period on goals by Adam Lowry and Kevin Hayes.Story continues belowConnor Hellebuyck made 26 saves for Winnipeg, which…

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Former Winnipeg sportscaster pleads guilty to robbing 2 banks in Medicine Hat, Alta.

A former journalist arrested almost two years ago after two banks were robbed in Medicine Hat, Alta., has been convicted of the crimes. Stephen Vogelsang, who is 55, entered guilty pleas Thursday in provincial court to two counts of robbery. He is to be sentenced on July 30. Vogelsang was arrested in October 2017 after a Royal Bank of Canada branch and a Bank of Montreal branch were robbed. Earlier this month he was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a string of bank robberies in…

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Cost of compost machinery too high for southern Manitoba communities

The high cost of large-scale compost machinery has pushed a trio of southern Manitoba communities not to renew a three-year pilot program. People in Morris, St. Pierre Jolys and De Salaberry responded well to the curbside pickup program, but the municipalities couldn’t afford the cost of the equipment, said De Salaberry Reeve Darrel Cure. “Curbside was a simple service. What was complex was the cost of running the compost operation,” he said during an interview with Marcy Markusa, host of CBC’s morning radio show, Information Radio. For example, a compost…

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Jets facing elimination in St. Louis after late goal stuns Bell MTS Place

The St. Louis Blues stole Game 5 on the road against the Winnipeg Jets Thursday night, thanks to a third-period surge capped by a winning goal in the dying seconds to take the series lead. The narrative of a home-ice disadvantage reigns supreme, as the home team has lost every game in the series thus far. After a dream start with two goals in the first period, the Jets were hit with a nightmare finish in the third, as Jaden Schwartz scored the game-winning goal with just 15 seconds remaining. Fast start for…

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‘Right where we want them’: Winnipeg Jets fans optimistic heading into Game 5

Winnipeg Jets fans are hoping to help reverse the home-ice disadvantage tonight, as the team heads into Game 5 against the visiting St. Louis Blues. After losing the first two games at home, the Jets stole both games on the road from the Blues to even the first-round series at 2-2. “We’ve got this series under control now,” said Jets fan RoxaneWiebe before Thursday’s game.  “Everyone is feeling a lot more optimistic about what the end result is going to be, some big players, big names have come up and performed well.” The Jets and Blues…

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Number of carjackings in Winnipeg spikes after years of steady increase

New numbers show a troubling trend when it comes to the number of carjackings in Winnipeg. It more than doubled last year and has grown steadily over the past six years. “Anytime you see the increase of a crime, it’s concerning,” said Winnipeg Police Service Const. Jay Murray. “Especially one that can be as violent as a carjacking.” “Anytime we meet with a victim of a carjacking we definitely understand that it can be a very traumatic experience.” Last year there were 103 carjackings, up from 50 in 2017, according…

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‘I had an amazing 9 years’: Winnipeg’s Eddie Steele retiring from CFL

Winnipeg’s Eddie Steele indicated on Thursday he’s retiring from the CFL.Thank you @Ticats @EdmontonEsks @sskroughriders for giving a kid from Winnipeg an opportunity to live out his dream. I had an amazing 9years in the @cfl A huge THANK YOU to all who have… https://t.co/ca11taKRnZ— Eddie Steele (@Eddie_Steele97) April 18, 2019Steele released the statement on Twitter and Instagram, thanking his former teams “for giving a kid from Winnipeg an opportunity to live out his dream.”READ MORE: Saskatchewan Roughriders re-sign Canadian defensive lineman SteeleStory continues belowThe defensive lineman spent nine seasons…

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New trial ordered for 2 men involved in $250K drug bust who argued charter rights were violated

Two Alberta men are headed back to court in connection with a bust involving more than $250,000 worth of drugs, almost two years after a Manitoba judge ruled police had violated their charter rights.  Charges were dismissed against Jaden Omeasoo and Benjamin White in June 2017 after a judge found police had not told them why they were being detained and failed to provide them with their right to counsel. Omeasoo and White were charged with numerous drugs and weapons charges after Winnipeg police got reports of a road-rage incident in the…

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