Probe reopened in case of teen's alleged rape
Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, struggled emotionally after she was allegedly gang-raped two years ago -- a case authorities initially didn't press charges on, but have since reopened.
April 12th, 2013
10:33 PM ET

Probe reopened in case of teen's alleged rape

Police in eastern Canada announced Friday they "are reopening the investigation involving Rehtaeh Parsons," the 17-year-old who tried to kill herself after she was allegedly gang-raped and bullied.

Rehtaeh, a high school student from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was taken off life support Sunday, three days after she attempted to hang herself.

The HRM Partners in Policing - which includes Halifax Regional Police and a locally based division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police - said in a statement Friday it was reviewing the case "in light of new and credible information that has recently been brought forward to police."

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February 18th, 2013
07:46 PM ET

Crew of fishing boat missing in turbulent waters off Nova Scotia

Five crew members and a fishing vessel are missing off the coast of Nova Scotia, a Canadian official said Monday.

The Miss Ally sent out an emergency beacon about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Captain Doug Keirstead of Joint Task Force Atlantic said.

Coast Guard units from Canada and the United States are searching for the missing boat, which disappeared late Sunday in an area hit by 30-foot seas and wind that exceeded 74 mph (119 kph).

An empty life raft was found Monday morning, Keirstead said.

The Miss Ally was registered in Shelburne, Novia Scotia.

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