A man accused of breaking into two Halifax homes and robbing three women in their 80s, punching one in the face, just before last Christmas will go on trial in November. Paul Alexander Sponagle,44, is facing several charges stemming from two home invasions, including three counts of robbery, two counts of breaking and entering, assault causing bodily harm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats. His trial dates were set Thursday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax.
It will be more than a year before the man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Shakur Jefferies near a Halifax apartment building will go to trial. On Thursday, a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge scheduled the trial of Carvel Clayton for January 2019. Jefferies was discovered in front of an apartment building on Washmill Lake Drive in Fairview last November. He had been shot. Jeffries is free on $100,000 bail and did not appear in court Thursday. His lawyer spoke on his behalf.
More than seven years after Donald Chad Smith was gunned down in north-end Dartmouth, the man accused of killing him will finally be tried for first-degree murder next year following repeated delays in the case. During an appearance in Nova Scotia Supreme Court Thursday morning, a judge made it clear to Randy Desmond Riley that his trial would go ahead next March, whether he has a lawyer or not. "We're going ahead that day, whether he has counsel or not," Justice Timothy Gabriel said.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".