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'Hearing that was brutal': Witness speaks out after EMDC inmate dies in custody

A man says he witnessed a violent altercation at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) last month, the same night police say a man was taken to hospital and pronounced dead. Wes Simpson was at the EMDC the night of Sept. 12, in the cell next to the person he believes was the victim taken to hospital that night, and he doesn't believe the inmate died by suicide.

Wes Simpson speaks with CTV News London's Carlyle Fiset on Sept. 27 about what he witnessed at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre on Sept. 12. (Carlyle Fiset/CTV News London)

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Who is running in the 2022 municipal election in London

London and area voters will head to the polls on Monday, Oct. 24 to elect the next round of municipal mayors, councillors and school board trustees. The upcoming election will be to choose local leaders for a term of office starting Nov. 15 to Nov. 14, 2026.

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'This is a sacred symbol': Holy Roller vandalized again

Months after London, Ont.’s famed Holy Roller was returned to Victoria Park after a year-long restoration, the WWII-era Sherman tank has once again been vandalized. Over the weekend, it was discovered that a suspect(s) had taken an object and carved words onto the front of the tank.

London, Ont.'s Holy Roller is seen in Victoria Park on August 28, 2022. (Brent Lale/CTV News London)

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5 things to know for Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Quebec Premier Francois Legault and the CAQ win a majority government, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will take the stand in the Emergencies Act inquiry, and North Korea fires a missile over Japan. Here's what you need to know to start your day.

North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea on Tuesday fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, forcing Japan to issue evacuation notices and suspend trains, as the North escalates tests of weapons designed to strike regional U.S. allies.

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