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Pedestrian badly hurt
AN allegedly speeding car wreaked havoc near downtown Winnipeg on Sunday, sending one man to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Just before 2 p.m. on Sunday, emergency crews rushed to the scene of an accident at Sargent Avenue and Kennedy Street, Winnipeg police said.
They found a 36-year-old man who had been struck by a vehicle while he was walking in the area.
He was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he remained Monday.
Police believe a Hyundai Tiburon was speeding eastward on Sargent Avenue when it struck several parked cars, causing minor injuries to an unspecified number of people, as well as the pedestrian.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested and is facing charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.
Arrest in stabbing
ONE man is recovering from stab wounds after confronting an alleged vandal in the West End.
At about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, police were called to the area of Ellice Avenue and Beverley Street following reports of a stabbing.
Police said the 23-year-old victim saw an intoxicated 17-year-old youth spearing a taxi's tires with a knife.
When the victim questioned the young man about what he was doing, the youth stabbed him in the lower body and fled, police allege.
The victim transported himself to hospital, where he is recovering in stable condition.
Police tracked a suspect down and, after a short foot chase, arrested him in the 500 block of Beverley Street.
He has been charged with assault with a weapon, causing mischief under $5,000 and two counts of failing to comply with conditions of a previous court order.
He was detained at the Manitoba Youth Centre.
2 ridings get recounts
TWO ridings -- Kirkfield Park and St. Norbert -- are getting recounts following Tuesday's provincial election.
A recount is automatic whenever 50 votes or fewer separate the winner from the runner-up.
A recount in Kirkfield Park, where NDP MLA Sharon Blady had a 29-vote lead over Tory candidate Kelly de Groot on election night, was widely expected.
On Friday, Elections Manitoba finished counting institutional ballots, those cast by people in hospital or in jail.
Blady's 29-vote margin of victory did not change.
In St. Norbert, NDP candidate Dave Gaudreau saw his slim lead get even slimmer Friday when Elections Manitoba discovered some votes had been transposed.
Now, including institutional ballots, Gaudreau is only ahead of Conservative candidate Karen Velthuys by 30 votes.