From the breaking news desk: Aug 1 – 9

Aftermath of vegetarian food bank break-in. Image courtesy Joseph Malan

The latest collection of breaking news stories from the Toronto Star radio room, all authored by yours truly.

Food bank volunteers shocked at break-in

A food bank was hit in an early morning break-in near Midland Ave. and Ellesmere Rd. on Sunday morning.

Woman hit with hammer, sexually assaulted

A woman has been rushed to hospital after a violent sexual assault in the city’s west end.

Hamilton officer charged with on-duty theft

Hamilton police have arrested one of their own officers in connection with an on-duty theft investigation.

Woman arrested over cocaine-filled buttons

A woman has been arrested at Pearson airport after being caught with thousands of buttons containing cocaine.

Two men shot in daylight assault

Two men are suffering from gunshot wounds after being assaulted near Victoria Park and Danforth Aves on Saturday afternoon.

Man shot in the chest in city’s east end

A man was shot in the chest in the city’s east end on Thursday at around 10 p.m.

Boy dies days after being pulled from Mississauga pool

A 4-year-old child, who spent days in critical condition after being pulled from a Mississauga pool, has died.

Police find missing mom, 17, and newborn

Police are thanking the public for their assistance in the search for a 17-year-old mother and her two-week-old child.

Third teen charged in slaying of 17-year-old

Police have confirmed that a third teen has been arrested and charged in connection with the slaying of 17-year-old Andrew Dowden.

Two teens charged in slaying of 17-year-old

Police have arrested and charged two teen suspects wanted in connection with the slaying of 17-year-old Andrew Dowden.

Peterborough man charged in stabbing death of his mother

A 21-year-old man has been charged with the first degree murder of his mother, who was stabbed to death on Wednesday.

Police raid marijuana compassion club

Police have again raided a Queen St. compassion club that sells medical marijuana.

Man arrested after woman plunges from balcony

A woman believed to be in her 20s has been rushed to a trauma centre after falling from a balcony in North York.

Body discovered in the Beach

Police are investigating after a body was found in the Beach Tuesday afternoon.

Separate homicides leave three dead

Police are investigating after two men and a teenage boy were killed in separate incidents.

Toronto man dies after QEW crash

What began as a routine police response to erratic driving ended in the death of a Toronto man on the Queen Elizabeth Way near Hamilton on Sunday.

Welland Canal safe from ‘Frankenfish’

Reports that a Northern Snakehead fish was caught over the weekend are false


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