Janice Johnston

Janice Johnston is an award-winning journalist in Edmonton who has covered the courts and crime for more than two decades. You can reach her at janice.johnston@cbc.ca or on Twitter at @cbcjanjohnston

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Teacher initiated sexual relationship, former Edmonton junior high student tells court

An Edmonton junior high school music teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and unlawful touching.
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Three years after Edmonton killing, police undercover operation led to murder confession

In February 2018, Edmonton police enlisted the help of the B.C. undercover officers to launch a Mr. Big sting, aimed at getting suspected killer Richard Rockey to confess to murder.

Edmonton killer pleads guilty 3 years after confessing in police sting to murdering trucker

An Edmonton man who confessed during a police undercover operation to murdering a trucker pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder.

Edmonton police officer disciplined for discreditable conduct, use of force

Const. Marty Franco admitted he made mistakes in December 2017 when he was dealing with an intoxicated man at Edmonton City Centre Mall.

Man charged with 1st-degree murder in killing of central Alberta mother of twin boys

The man accused of killing a mother of two-year-old twin boys in central Alberta has been charged with first-degree murder. 

Alberta child advocate highlights heartbreaking stories behind 10 recent deaths

The report released Thursday by Alberta Child and Youth Advocate Del Graff describes the lives and deaths of 10 young people in heartbreaking detail.

Former Sherwood Park family doctor sentenced to house arrest for fake house call billings

A Sherwood Park family doctor who permanently lost the right to practise medicine two years ago has pleaded guilty to fraudulent billing.
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These 2 dogs were seized by animal control. Then they died in custody.

Weeks after two dogs were seized from their owner, both animals were dead. Owner Nicholas Verklan faced charges which were eventually stayed. His complaints against the Edmonton Police Service and the City of Edmonton are being investigated.

St. Albert taxi driver given 7-month sentence for child luring

Imam Buksh, 71, has been sentenced to seven months in jail, to be followed by 18-months probation, after pleading guilty to child luring.

Edmonton chiropractor pleads guilty to sexually assaulting six patients

Chiropractor Ronald Latch, 67 has pleaded guilty to six counts of sexually assaulting female patients between 1981 and 1989. He will be sentenced in June.

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