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These three men escaped from a Quebec jail on Sunday.(Police handout images)

These three men escaped from a Quebec jail on Sunday.(Police handout images)

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Here’s a roundup of news and other tidbits to get you started today.

1. Quebec prisoners still on the lam


Quebec City police officers are pictured outside the Orsainville detention centre in Quebec City after three prisoners broke out of the facility. (DIDIER DEBUSSCHERE/QMI AGENCY)

Police are searching for three men in Quebec who escaped from prison by helicopter on Sunday.

Yves Denis, 25, Denis Lefebvre, 53, and Serge Pomerleau, 49, are facing murder and drug-related charges.

If this story sounds familiar, well, it is. Last year, two Quebec men hijacked a helicopter and escaped from a jail north of Montreal.


2. Cops shot in Nevada

Five people died in a shooting rampage in Las Vegas on Sunday, including two police officers.

Police say a man and a woman shot officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo at a pizza parlour then moved on to Walmart and shot another person. They then killed themselves.


Photos of slain Metro Police officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo are displayed during a news conference at Metro headquarters following the death of the two officers and a citizen in Las Vegas June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

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3. Tracy Morgan in critical condition

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is in still hospital after a tractor-trailer rear-ended his limousine in New Jersey Saturday, killing comedian James McNair and injuring two other comics.

Morgan's assistant had minor injuries and has been released from hospital.


4. Playoffs season continues

We're in the thick of the playoffs for the NBA and the NHL. Yesterday, LeBron James gave the Heat the edge in Game 2 against the Spurs, tying the series. The Heat returns to their home court for Game 3 tomorrow night.

And in NHL action, The L.A. Kings will try to keep it going against the New York Rangers, who are 0-2 in the Stanley Cup Final series. Game 3 is tonight in New York.


5. Photos of the week


James Wood, a reporter at the Lloydminster Meridian Booster, shot this chuckwagon in the opening meet of racing season in North Battleford, Sask., on June 1.

Click the image to see the rest of our photos of the week.

- With files from Reuters, WENN and QMI Agency


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