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Among the mad people

The Orillia chapter off the Ontario Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) held a Mad Hatter Tea Saturday morning.

Officials look over the scene, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, where a tractor trailer fell Friday from southbound Interstate 15 where part of the freeway collapsed due to heavy rain in the Cajon Pass, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes eased off Saturday but it was only a temporary reprieve as new storms took aim farther north. (David Pardo/The Daily Press via AP)

Another storm heads for California

Residents returning to homes damaged by flooding should be prepared to evacuate again as yet another powerful Pacific storm takes aim at Northern California, officials warned Sunday.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the White House in Washington, DC. (GETTY IMAGES/PHOTO)

Trump administration official fired

A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies and his inner circle of advisers.

In this April 26, 1989 file photo, Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington after sitting in while the court listened to arguments in a Missouri abortion case. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Roe v. Wade plaintiff Norma McCorvey dead at 69

Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.

In this Jan. 24, 2017, photo, face transplant recipient Andy Sandness attends a speech therapy appointment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Tragedies give survivor a new face

He’d been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man.

Brandon Volpi, left, and Devontay Hackett, accused in Volpi's killing. (Postmedia)

Guilty verdict in prom-night murder

It may have felt like justice, but there was little to celebrate. Danny Volpi, father of Brandon Volpi — the 18-year-old St. Patrick’s High School grad who was slashed to death on his prom night — wasn’t on his way to a party after a jury returned a guilty verdict in the 2014 killing of his son on Friday. The grieving father was heading to Hope Cemetery on Bank Street

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