Morning Headlines: April 11, 2019

Josh Kilner / April 11, 2019

Witnesses told police they saw someone run out of the building after the explosion.

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“Suspicious” Surrey pub fire leaves man with life threatening injuries 

A 36-year-old Surrey man was rushed to hospital, after sustaining serious injuries from a fire that tore through a pub and liquor store.

Firefighters were notified about an explosion at Jack’s Public House early Thursday morning, and arrived to find smoke billowing out of the building.

The Surrey Fire Department said the explosion and fire are being treated as suspicious, and that the investigation has been turned over to the RCMP.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London 

Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London this morning and now faces extradition to the United States.

Assange has sought refuge inside the embassy since 2012, and now faces US federal conspiracy charges for the theft and publication of top-secret military information.

The U.S. Justice Department has stated that Assange faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for his crimes.

Assange has been hold up inside the embassy since 2012 and was hauled off to court to face extradition charges.

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In B.C., electronic devices must be affixed to the car and only used in a handsfree manner.

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B.C. man with dead phone battery charged with distracted driving

A man in British Columbia has been found guilty of driving while on his phone, even though the phone’s battery was dead.

Despite the dead battery and being properly stored, Patrick Henry Grzelak was ticketed for using his cellphone because he had earbuds in both his ears.

A violation of this nature carries a fine of $368 and four demerit points.