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Crime Beat

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True Crime, News, Society & Culture, History, Documentary

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Overview

People know their hometowns by streets, a favourite restaurant or the local mall. Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt knows hers by the crime scenes she's been to over the past 20 years. Journey deep inside some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. Each episode will take you inside the story to give you details you didn't hear on the news. Winner of the 2020 & 2023 Edward R. Murrow Award (RTDNA).

100 Episodes

The Deadly Contract - Part 2 | 6

On January 16th, 2006 financier Jack Beauchamp was shot six times and left for dead on his office floor. Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the conclusion of how investigators unravelled this shocking murder mystery. Contact: Instagram: @nancy.hixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

The Deadly Contract - Part 1 | 5

On January 16th, 2006 financier Jack Beauchamp grabbed a coffee and went to work in his downtown Calgary office. Minutes later he was fighting for his life. He had been shot six times and left for dead on his office floor. Senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the story of how grieving co-workers helped police identify a suspect. And how the case took an unexpected turn when evidence pointed to someone else. Contact: Instagram: @nancy.hixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

Update: The Brentwood five massacre | 4

It’s been ten years since one of the darkest days in Calgary’s history- On the anniversary of the biggest mass killing to ever happen in the city, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the frustration the families of the five victims are feeling and why they’re pushing for changes in current legislation. Learn where the man found not criminally responsible in the case is living now, the freedoms he’s pushing for and how Canada’s top court is involved in it all. Contact: Instagram: @nancy.hixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

Out of the dark | 3

In the summer of 2006, a young Calgary woman was on top of the world. She had a supportive family, amazing friends and a great job. But life as she knew it came to an abrupt stop in the middle of the night on August 6, 2006. In this episode, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares details of a violent attack- a story that’s every woman’s worst fear. www.calgarycrimestoppers.org - reference case # 06274598 https://newsroom.calgary.ca/sexual-assault-case-from-2006-has-new-lead/ Contact: Instagram: @nancy.hixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

The Hunt For A Predator - Part 2 | 2

In the late 1970s and early ‘80s a sexual predator stalked Calgarians. At the same time, homicide detectives used cutting edge strategies to track a child killer. What no one realized, was that the two cases were connected. Global News Senior Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt shares how a tip from one brave little girl changed the direction of the entire investigation and the unexpected twist the case took years later. Contact: Instagram: @nancy.hixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

The Hunt For A Predator - Part 1 | 1

In late 1970’s and early 80’s a sexual predator was on the loose. Two little girls had heard about the man dubbed the “Southwest Calgary Rapist” but they never imagined they would cross paths with him while riding their bikes one hot sunny day. At the same time, homicide detectives were investigating the death of a five-year old girl who disappeared on her way to kindergarten. Learn the unprecedented steps officers took and the haunting connection between the two cases as Global News' Senior Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt shares “The hunt for a predator.” Contact: Instagram: @nancy.hixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 27 February 2024

Season 6 is coming, February 27th

For most of us, crime is something we see on the news…in movies…or hear about on a podcast. We never think it could happen to us…Until it does. Loved ones are gone…and for the survivors…the scars will never heal. Nancy Hixt has been a crime reporter for Global News for nearly 30 years and on Season 6 of her podcast, Crime Beat she'll give you exclusive access to the cases she's worked– on from the interview room to the courtroom. Join her for Season 6 of Crime Beat coming February 27th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

Introducing... Global News' What Happened To...? The Thai Cave Rescue

The 2018 Thai cave rescue quickly became an international spectacle that captured the attention of people all around the world. Twelve boys and their soccer coach were exploring the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai when the cave suddenly flooded, trapping the team. Monsoon season came early that year, and the cave became blocked by heavy rainwater. On this episode of What happened to…? Erica Vella revisits the incredible Thai Cave rescue mission. She speaks with diver Rick Stanton about the wins, the challenges and ultimately, how it was pulled off. She also speaks to water management expert Thanet Natisri to find out how the cave was made safe enough for divers to enter. Find out more at https://globalnews.ca/news/9733417/what-happened-to-thai-cave-rescue-part-1/ Contact: Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 September 2023

Gone In An Instant Part 2 | 15

In the spring of 2022, chaos erupted in southeast Calgary. There were reports of two erratic drivers, followed by a shooting. Moments later, a violent collision. Angela McKenzie, a mother of five, died at the scene. Join Nancy Hixt, senior crime reporter for Global News as she explains what led to the senseless crash and the hunt for the person believed to be responsible. Talal Amer is wanted on a Canada warrant for manslaughter, attempted murder and several firearms offences. He is 30 years old, 5 foot 11, 230lbs with brown eyes. He was last seen with black hair and is known to change his appearance by growing a beard or changing up his facial hair. You can see Amer’s photo at https://boloprogram.org/ If you have any information that could lead to the arrest of Talal Amer you can call Crimestoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 there’s a reward of up to 50 thousand dollars which can also be collected anonymously. If you’re inclined and able to help the Mckenzie family there is a gofundme set up for her children. https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-angela-mckenzie Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 August 2023

Gone In An Instant Part 1 | 14

On a cool spring evening in 2022, chaos erupted as police received reports of two erratic drivers and then gunfire. One of the vehicles fled the shooting scene at high speed and moments later was involved in a violent and deadly crash. Senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the story of a mother of five whose life was senselessly taken and the hunt for the man responsible. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 July 2023

Caught in the Crossfire | 13

The widespread impact of a deadly gang war continues to be felt to this day. On this episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the story of one casualty of a war he wasn’t involved in Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 July 2023

1:41 of Terror | 12

A Central Alberta family arrived home from a long weekend away and noticed something was suspicious as they pulled into their driveway. Upon entering the home, there was a shocking discovery. Join Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt as she shares the story of one man’s harrowing brush with death. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 27 June 2023

The Horror That Still Lurks | 11

In the middle of the night two officers knock on a young woman’s door, they were there to alert her – that the man who raped her more than twenty years earlier was AWOL. Join Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt…as she shares how a survivor of a violent sexual assault –continues to be victimized more than two decades later. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 13 June 2023

A Deadly Betrayal | 10

On a cold, snowy day in January of 2006, a man scouring for bottles in downtown Calgary dumpsters made a grisly discovery marking the starting point of a true whodunnit. Police followed a trail of forensic evidence uncovering a web of deceit created by the criminal to cover his tracks. Join Global News senior crime reporter as she shares details of a deadly betrayal and the unsettling truth that’s left the victim’s family devastated. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 30 May 2023

Going Undercover | 9

On this special behind-the-scenes episode of Crime Beat, Global news senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt gives you an exclusive look at specialized investigative tactics often used to push cases forward – from someone who knows what it’s like to lead a double life. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2023

The Second Shift part 2 | 8

A young waitress mysteriously disappeared on her way home from her second shift. Police along with her family and friends search tirelessly for clues. On this episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the devastating discovery that was made and the shocking details police uncovered. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2023

The Second Shift Part 1 | 7

In 1992, Dilleen Hempel had just married the love of her life, moved into a new home and started a new job. But on her way home from her second-shift, the 26-year-old vanished. On this episode of Crime Beat as Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the panic and confusion her family faced and the painstaking efforts taken to find her. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2023

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt | 6

Terrie Ann Dauphinais, a young Metis woman, is found dead in her home. Her three children are discovered locked inside two bedrooms and a closet. Her death was deemed a homicide but no charges were ever laid and the case went cold. On this episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter shares how decades later, new developments in the investigation led to a dramatic turn of events. But would it be enough to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt? Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2023

The Crossfire Part 2 | 5

A war between two rival gangs in Calgary left 25 dead in less than a decade. Deep seeded hatred for their rivals fueled the deadly battle. Over a decade the animosity between the “FK’s and FOB’s” gangs grew– as did their illicit activity. On this episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the unique strategies police implemented to try and quell the violence. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2023

The Crossfire Part 1 | 4

What started as a petty falling out between a group of high school friends led to a deadly feud between two rival gangs.. Over the course of a decade dozens were killed across the city. On this episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares details of one of the worst gang wars in Canadian history, including the day police feared–when an innocent person was caught in the crossfire. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2023

The Story is Never Finished | 3

On this episode of Crime Beat, senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt brings you updates on a few stories she’s previously covered. Join her for the early 2023 edition of “the story is never finished” as she shares several significant developments– including new admissions of further sexual abuse by a disgraced doctor, and a major decision made by the Supreme Court of Canada that’s impacted multiple murder cases across the country. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 21 February 2023

Hunted on Hemlock Crescent | 2

In the late 1980’s and early 90’s, a serial rapist ravaged women who lived in an- inner city Calgary neighbourhood, leaving an entire city on edge. On this episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the physical and emotional impact of the devastating attacks, and details what led to a break in the case more than a decade later. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 7 February 2023

Against All Odds | 1

A German tourist travels across the world with his family to witness the splendor of the Canadian Rockies. Without warning, a chance encounter and a single bullet interrupts their trip and changes their lives forever. Follow along to learn how the offender's path t intersects with this family as they continue to fight against all odds. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 24 January 2023

Season 5 - Trailer

To understand the impact of a serious crime, you need to sit across from a victim and their loved ones and listen. To uncover the truth for the cases I report on, I knock on offenders doors, I ask the tough questions and I give a voice to the voiceless. Nancy Hixt has been a crime reporter for Global News for nearly 30 years and on Season 5 of her podcast, Crime Beat she'll give you exclusive access to the cases she's worked– on from the interview room to the courtroom. Join her for Season 5 of Crime Beat coming January 24th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 3 January 2023

Inside Crime Beat- your questions answered | 15

On the season finale of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt answers your questions. Join her as she gives you behind-the-scenes insight on the podcast, journalism, and the stories she shares on this special episode, “Inside Crime Beat.” Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2022

Hope in the darkness | 14

On a beautiful September night in 2008, a young couple went out for dinner in downtown Calgary. They walked through a park on their way home and sat down on a bench to soak in the warm, late summer air. Around them, the trees were changing colours . Never once did it cross their mind that it would be the last time, as a couple, they would see those vibrant fall colours again. Moments later, the sound of screaming filled the air followed by sirens as police and EMS rushed to the scene. Find out what happened next on the latest episode of Crime Beat. Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares one man’s story of survival and inspiration in ‘Hope in the darkness.’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2022

If I Can't Have You... (REMASTERED)

A story of deadly infatuation. Join Nancy Hixt as she explains how a young woman was targeted — simply because she spurned a young man’s advances. Nadia El-Dib’s family said Nadia had broken things off with Adam Bettahar, and her body was found in a Calgary woman’s backyard March 25, 2018. She was stabbed dozens of times and shot twice. Police called her death an “execution.” Anyone needing help with violence or abuse in an intimate relationship is encouraged to reach out for help by calling Connect Family & Sexual Abuse Network at 403 -237-5888 (Toll Free: 1-877-237-5888), the 24-hour Family Violence Helpline at 403-234-SAFE (7233), or 211. Nadia El-Dib's Foundation - https://www.nadiashopefoundation.com Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 May 2022

The scars that don't heal | 13

On April 14, 2022, two senior police officers– Sgt. Brian Topham and Cpl. Brandon Tobin received the highest honour that’s bestowed by the RCMP. The commissioner’s commendation for bravery recognizes outstanding courage in the face of dangerous circumstances… But the award came at a cost. Join Nancy Hixt, a senior crime reporter for Global News as she shares how two officers, both diagnosed with PTSD, are working to heal and raise awareness about the trauma they’re living with in ‘The scars that don’t heal.’ Nadia El-Dib's Foundation - https://www.nadiashopefoundation.com Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2022

Introducing What Happened to the Beirut explosion?

Elias Tarabay remembers Aug. 4, 2020, clearly. He arrived home after having a late lunch with a friend. He was living in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. His house had a balcony that looked out at the city’s ports. Just as he settled in, he heard a loud explosion. Tarabay was working as an editor for a local newspaper at the time and he thought he would take the video to send back to his office. Then a second large explosion rocked the Beirut port. The explosion killed at least 214 people, according to official records. Thousands were injured. It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history — the result of hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate igniting after a fire broke out. The explosion tore through the city with such force that it caused a tremor across the entire country that was heard and felt as far away as the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, more than 200 kilometres away. It would soon emerge in documents that the highly combustible nitrates had been haphazardly stored at a port warehouse alongside other flammable material since 2014 — and that multiple high-level officials over the years knew of its presence and did nothing. The event galvanized people to demonstrate in the streets, asking for government accountability and in the days following the explosion, several cabinet members announced their resignation. On Aug. 10, 2020, Beirut’s prime minister, Hassan Diab, announced he would be stepping down from his position. On this episode of What happened to …? Erica Vella revisits the days that followed the deadly blast and finds out if anyone has been held accountable. She also learns how Lebanon’s economic crisis has made it difficult for the country to rebuild. Contact: Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2022

Mr. Gregory's dark secret | 12

In the summer of 2020, a listener reached out and asked how Crime Beat stories are selected. She said she was seeking justice for something that happened to her decades earlier when she was a teenager. That was the starting point of this episode. Join Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt as she shares how one woman’s bravery cracked open one of the most high profile sex assault cases in Calgary’s history. Learn exclusive new details of the police investigation in ‘Mr. Gregory’s dark secret.’ Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2022

The data tells a story | 11

On this special episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt takes you behind the scenes with a crime analyst. Learn how she uses data and technology to help solve cases as she works alongside homicide detectives. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2022

A prayer for Arcelie | 10

On a cold, snowy winter night in January 2008, an officer was on patrol when a confusing call came in to 911. A hardworking mother of five disappeared while on her way home from work. To make matters worse, the call indicated that she was being attacked. Investigators raced against the clock to find Arcelie Laoagan. On the latest episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares details of the frantic search and the horrific discovery that haunts both the officer and all of those who knew and cared for Arcelie Laoagan to this day. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2022

Justice for Lacey | 9

On a cold, snowy evening in the fall of 2012, a series of 911 calls led Calgary police to multiple scenes. At one of those locations, investigators made a disturbing discovery — the body of Lacey Jones-McKnight. As homicide investigators took over the case, they learned the killer made shocking admissions to several people that night. Follow along on the latest episode of Crime Beat as Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the painstaking lengths forensic investigators went to in an effort to find Justice for Lacey. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2022

Inside the interview room | 8

In movies and TV police interviews with suspects look simple enough, but in reality there’s a lot more to them. Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt takes you behind-the-scenes for a special look at forensic interviewing with veteran investigator Det.Mike Shute.. Find out what it’s really like to be across from a suspect in search of the truth when the stakes are high. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 February 2022

Shattered By A Call | 7

In the summer of 2018, a young Calgary woman disappeared. For nearly a week her family held out hope she would be found safe. Instead, a call to 911 sparked a major investigation and led officers to multiple scenes where they uncovered a killing spree. Join Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt as she explains how this triple-murder investigation unfolded in the latest episode of Crime Beat. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 January 2022

Stolen Innocence | 6

In the middle of the night on Sept. 24, 1981, a two-year-old girl was rescued by police. She was found outside of a post office in a small town north of Calgary. She was cold, crying, and wearing only her pyjamas. What happened that fateful night changed the course of a little girl’s life forever. Decades later, Global News Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt met that victim — just as the offender who kidnapped her was released from prison in 1998. She’s followed the case for more than two decades. Listen to the latest episode of Crime Beat, Stolen Innocence to learn the tragic twists this case has taken– and the life sentence the victim has suffered. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 January 2022

Introducing What Happened to...Ted Williams, the man with the golden voice.

On this episode of Crime Beat we introduce you to another Global News podcast called What happened to…? where host and reporter Erica Vella ,speaks with Ted Williams and Doral Chenoweth and the 2011, 90-second video, that launched Ted Williams, a man who was experiencing homelessness, into fame. In the video, Williams was standing at the side of a road in Columbus, Ohio; he was holding a sign that read in part, “I have a God-given gift of voice.” Doral Chenoweth, a photojournalist with The Columbus Dispatch -- a daily newspaper based in Ohio – took the video. Chenoweth posted the video in January 2011 and it quickly began drawing international attention; media from all over the U.S. went on a search to find Williams, dubbed the man with the golden voice. Williams speaks about his battles with addiction; he explains what happened after the video went viral and where he is now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 28 December 2021

The Story is Never Finished | 5

A heartbreaking anniversary highlights a decade of missed opportunities, a killer tries to fight his conviction – again, and a disgraced doctor faces new charges. On this special year-end episode senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt brings you several updates on cases we’ve shared. This is the 2021 edition of “the story is never finished.” Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 December 2021

Blindsided: The Mylan Hicks story | 4

In the fall of 2016, the CFL season was well underway and the Calgary Stampeders were on fire. When the Stamps beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sept. 24 of that year, the team set a record winning streak. After the game, the team went out to celebrate. What should have been a fun night on the town, was instead marred by tragedy. A simple, accidental brush into the wrong person set the tone for the rest of the evening. In the latest episode of Crime Beat podcast, Global news senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the story of a young man who beat the odds to become a professional football player only to have that dream suddenly shattered. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 30 November 2021

'Hunted by evil' Part 3 — Inside the jury

It’s arguably one of the highest profile multiple murder cases in Canadian history. Douglas Garland was convicted of the first-degree murder of five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes. For nearly five weeks, jurors were shown graphic forensic evidence gathered from the Liknes home and the farm where Garland lived with his parents. Now, for the first time, two of the 12 jurors who decided Garland’s fate, are speaking out about the ongoing impact of hearing such a disturbing case. For these jurors, it’s been an ongoing process to cope with the trauma that’s been passed on to them and they deal with sudden and unexpected triggers. “I'm not going to say I haven't shed a few tears just randomly,” one said in the exclusive interview. Join Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt as she shares their compelling conversations in the conclusion of this three-part special Crime Beat podcast series, ‘Hunted by Evil.’ Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 16 November 2021

Hunted By Evil Part 2: The Monstrous Acts of Douglas Garland | 2

On July 4, 2014, four days into an Amber Alert, a suspect was arrested in connection with the disappearance of Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes. An RCMP emergency response team searched the farm where Douglas Garland lived with his parents. They didn’t find Nathan, Alvin and Kathy. At that time, there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Garland with kidnapping. Instead, he was arrested on unrelated fraud charges. In the meantime, investigators got a warrant and began an exhaustive search of the expansive 40-acre Garland property — one that would become the biggest in Calgary police history. A few days later, he was released on bail with the condition he would not return to his parents' farm as the search continued. The 54-year-old was under constant surveillance. Two days later, officers watched as he drove out to his parents' property. In Part Two of the Crime Beat series "Hunted by Evil," you’ll hear from the rookie officer who tracked Garland in the darkness and the forensic investigators who scoured the Garland property for months. More than 1,400 exhibits were seized — including the DNA of all three victims. Follow along as Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt explains how a petty grudge grew into a murderous plot and shares the disturbing evidence that police uncovered. -- If you enjoy Crime Beat, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, tell us what you think and share the show with your friends. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 November 2021

Hunted By Evil Part 1: The story of Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents |1

In 2014, on the first long weekend of the summer, a Calgary mother went to her parents’ home to pick up her five-year-old son following a sleepover. When she got there, all three were missing. Who would kidnap a five-year-old child and his grandparents, and why? It was the start of one of the longest Amber Alerts in Canadian history and a race against the clock to find the missing trio. In part one of this two-part series of Crime Beat, ‘Hunted by Evil,’ Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the unprecedented efforts that were made to find Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes. Follow along as police uncover shocking forensic evidence and learn the twist that finally led investigators to identify a suspect. -- Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 October 2021

Season 4 Trailer

Over her 25 year career as a crime reporter...each case she's covered stays with her…But...there are some... that haunt her. They’re heartbreaking and horrific…difficult to revisit...because to bring you these stories she goes through hundreds of photos, court exhibits... graphic evidence. This season on Crime Beat, we share the high-profile cases you’ve asked me about...and others that maybe you’re not as familiar with. Nancy Hixt, is a senior crime reporter with Global News…join her on season four of Crime Beat as she takes you beyond the headlines… Introduces you to the people directly impacted by these crimes…and brings you the stories behind the stories… You’ll hear exclusive interviews with victims, families, investigators, prosecutors, and even jurors…voices that deserve to be heard. Season four begins October 19th Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 October 2021

Introducing... China Rising

Introducing Episode 1 of China Rising - Hostage Diplomacy On the first episode of China Rising, we examine the Chinese government's practice of detaining political prisoners, by hearing directly from Canadians who've become caught in the crossfire. Christian aid workers Julia and Kevin Garratt lived in China for 30 years before their arrest in 2014, when they were suddenly cast as pawns in a geopolitical chess match. The Garratts’ traumatic experience is eerily similar to the case of the 'Two Michaels,' Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, detained in China since December 2018. Using their stories and others as a guide, we'll investigate how Western countries, including Canada, should respond to China's so-called 'Hostage Diplomacy.' You can listen to more episodes here: https://link.chtbl.com/china-rising Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 June 2021

Behind The Scenes |17

Global News crime reporter Nancy Hixt gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Crime Beat. From digging up stories to writing and putting together this podcast, join Nancy as she explains how it all comes together. In this episode, she shares insight on journalism, crime reporting and even answers some of your questions. She also introduces you to the Crime Beat team -- which includes Chris Bassett, Dila Velazquez and Rob Johnston. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 June 2021

Scarred but not broken - part two |16

In the summer of 1999, the RCMP in central Alberta investigated a horrific case involving two children. A father murdered his little girl and tried to kill his son. The case haunted investigators for decades. But it was particularly traumatic for one officer because it launched a completely unrelated series of events that ultimately led to him being wrongfully accused of sexual assault. It would leave his life torn in pieces. In part two of this special Crime Beat series, Global News crime reporter Nancy Hixt explains the mind-blowing twists and turns of this case. Learn what it’s been like for this veteran officer to live with the stigma of being wrongfully accused of a serious criminal offence in the conclusion of ‘Scarred but not broken.’ Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 May 2021

Scarred but not broken - part one |15

On a cool rainy day in the summer of 1999, an old Chevy van was seen speeding on a highway from the backcountry eastbound towards Rocky Mountain House, Alta. There was a large piece of canvas attached to the bumper and it dragged behind the van. A short time later, the vehicle pulled into the ambulance bay at the Rocky Mountain House hospital. A man went in and identified himself as Brian Hogg. He was covered in blood and had lacerations to both of his wrists. Hogg asked the doctor to check on his son, who was still in the van. A little boy was found seated in the front passenger seat. He had blood on his neck, face, chest, arms and legs. His throat was cut, but he was responsive. The seven-year-old was rushed into the emergency room. But he wasn’t the only child inside the van. There was a little girl, unresponsive, on top of some sleeping bags. The doctor who made the horrific discovery noted the two-year-old was cold to the touch. She had no vital signs when was rushed into the emergency room and was later pronounced deceased by the local medical examiner. The case was now considered a homicide. In part one of this two-part series of Crime Beat, Global News crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares how this senseless crime continues to impact the officers who investigated the case. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 May 2021

Tormented by Trauma |14

In early 2007, a young widowed mother of two was just settling into a bigger home after living for several years in a cramped apartment with her extended family. Aset Magomadova was looking forward to spring because she finally had a backyard and was going to plant a garden. The family came to Calgary as refugees from war-torn Chechnya where they experienced imprisonment, homelessness, severe injuries and loss. Arriving in Canada brought new hope. This was the place her dreams were supposed to come true. But on a cold snowy day in February 2007, all those plans came to an abrupt end. In the latest episode of the Global News podcast, Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt highlights the importance of knowing the full story before rushing to judgment because we never know what people have gone through. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 20 April 2021

Sheldon Kennedy and the scars that last a lifetime |13

In the fall of 1996, the Canadian sports world was rocked by a major sex abuse scandal. NHL player Sheldon Kennedy courageously went forward to police to reveal he suffered years of abuse at the hands of his childhood coach, Graham James. When Kennedy broke his silence, it started an important conversation around sexual assault and opened the door for others to do the same. In 1997, James pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two former players -- including Kennedy. He admitted to sexually assaulting the boys hundreds of times. Since then, according to the Parole Board of Canada, there are six victims named on his record but the board notes he’s “admitted to have had sexual intercourse with around 20 hockey players he was coaching ... using manipulation, control and his position of trust and authority to facilitate the assaults.” One of the other hockey players James has admitted to sexually assaulting, is former NHL star Theo Fleury. In this episode of the Global News podcast, Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the stories of four men who James abused as boys. Learn the shocking details of how signs were ignored -- so were outright requests for help from hockey officials. These men now work every day to empower victims and take control back from their abusers. Hear their inspiring stories in “the scars that last a lifetime.” Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 6 April 2021

The boy with the heart of a lion |12

On this episode of the Global News podcast Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares a story of one young man’s grit and determination despite a massive loss. On Jan. 25, 2012, police were called to a residential community in downtown Calgary. They found a man lying outside of a home. Gatleak Thor Metkurjock, 20, was breathing but unconscious. His face was swollen, he had blood by his nose and mouth, and he had hypothermia. Metkurjock was rushed to hospital by ambulance but died the next day. An autopsy showed he died from blunt force trauma. Meanwhile, across town, the events of that night would change the life of another young man forever. Learn the shocking tragedies and obstacles that led up to this fateful night — and how those events have shaped the boy with the heart of a lion. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 23 March 2021

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