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Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital (Packet & Times file photo)

UPDATE: OSMH on Ebola watch

While there hasn’t yet been a case of Ebola reported in Canada, hospitals are stepping up measures to ensure staff and patient safety remains a top priority.

Barrie police officers cordon off the scene after the bodies of two women were discovered at the Travelodge at Bayfield Street and Highway 400 in May 2012. BARRIE EXAMINER FILE PHOTO

Dobson trial ends; verdict in December

Mark Dobson sliced the throats of two women as part of a religious, satanic cult and is now pretending to be insane to avoid life in prison, a Crown attorney alleged on Friday.

Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal investigators sifted through debris after a house fire Friday which claimed the life of one person and injured another Thursday. Police haven't identified the victim but neighbours said a 67-year-old woman died in this Georgian Bluffs home on 30th Street West. (James Masters/Owen Sound Sun Times/QMI Agency)

Fatal house fire in Georgian Bluffs

Fire marshal investigators continue to excavate and sift through the scene of a fatal fire just outside Owen Sound that neighbours said left a senior woman dead and her grandson injured late Thursday afternoon.

Students and family members reunite at Shoultes Gospel Hall church after an active shooter situation at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington October 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Jason Redmond)

Washington shooting suspect left unhappy tweets

A high school student believed to have shot to death a classmate and wounded four others on Friday at his campus north of Seattle was a popular homecoming prince but appeared on social media as a heart broken and sometimes angry adolescent.

Jackie Williams, uncle of Vonderrit Myers Jr., speaks about his nephew at a vigil at the Shaw Market in St. Louis, Missouri, October 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Jim Young)

St. Louis cop shot teen six times

A white off-duty St. Louis police officer shot a black teenager six times in the back of the legs and once in the side of the head in what was likely a fatal wound, a doctor who performed a private autopsy for the teen's family said on Friday.

A man holding a hatchet is seen in a still image from surveillance video provided by the New York Police Department Oct. 23, 2014. REUTERS/NYPD/HO

Hatchet attack was terror attack: Cops

The hatchet-wielding man who wounded two New York City police officers, critically injuring one, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam who is believed to have acted alone in what police on Friday called a terrorist attack.