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first_imgThe province’s Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) has concluded that no charges should be laid against a Halifax Regional Police officer who chased a man trying to escape arrest. On Nov. 7, police responded to a report of shoplifting by a man and woman at the Dartmouth Crossing Wal-Mart. The man had outstanding charges and was arrested by police. As he was taken to the police vehicle, he ran off. A male officer chased him through two parking lots and across two streets. The suspect ran down a bank and jumped from a rock wall, fell and broke his leg. In an interview with SIRT investigators, he acknowledged the police officer was just doing his job. SIRT has concluded the Halifax Regional Police officer was carrying out his duties when he chased the suspect. There are no grounds to consider any charges. The full report is available at sirt.novascotia.ca . SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald.last_img read more

Vegas Liberace exhibit offers trove of glittery memorabilia, including rhinestone piano LAS VEGAS, Nev. – For years, Las Vegas tourists have had no place to pay their respects to one of the glitzy town’s founding fathers.The once wildly popular Liberace museum closed in 2010 after years of declining patronage, and the famously flamboyant entertainer’s shimmering artifacts have since languished in storage.This week, a Strip casino is bringing some of Liberace’s most decadent possessions back into the public eye.Visitors to the six-week exhibition at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas will be able to gaze upon Liberace’s glittering piano, trademark European candelabras and so-called Rhinestone Roadster, an old-time car decked out in faux gemstones.Also on display are the custom-made cowboy boots, sequined jumpsuits and jewel-and-ermine capes that powered Liberace’s catchphrase, “My clothes may look funny, but they’re making me the money.”The flashy pianist became the best-paid entertainer on the planet during his heyday from the 1950s to the 1970s. He was the forerunner to gender-bender entertainers like Elton John, David Bowie, and Madonna, though he never openly addressed his sexual orientation, and his fans never seemed to catch on to his private gay life.After his death in the 1980s, Liberace’s star faded faster than other Las Vegas fixtures like Frank Sinatra and Elvis. But this year has been good to his legacy.In August, a British businessman bought Liberace’s Las Vegas mansion for $500,000 and said he would work relentlessly to restore it to its former glory.In May, Michael Douglas played the entertainer in the HBO biopic “Behind the Candelabra.”The Cosmopolitan casino tends to attract a younger crowd, and the exhibit will be hard to miss, with artifacts scattered around the casino.The installation is titled “Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful,” and like its subject, it will keep late hours. It will be open through Jan. 2. by The Associated Press Posted Nov 26, 2013 2:46 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more