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Father, son dead in house fire


A father and son have died following a house fire in the Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue area on Thursday morning.

680 News reports two other members of the family, the man’s wife and a second son, were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after the fire broke out at 32 Charrington Crescent.

The patriarch, 82, was found on the home’s main floor, and his son, in his 40s, was found in the basement. According to 680 News, the fire may have started in the house’s basement, and the cause is not yet known.

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the case.

$150,000 donation to Danzig Street area

A Toronto businessman has donated $150,000 toward the Danzig Street community, with an aim to help support residents in their academics and careers.

Akanimo Udofia will have the Scarborough Boys and Girls Club act as the trustee of his donation, and the city will monitor its distribution of funds over the next three years.

680 News reports Udofia said, “Our youths need guidance,” and more specifically, “opportunities.”

“My sincere hope is that over the three years my annual donation would help alleviate some of the conditions that made the July 16 incident in Danzig possible,” said Udofia.

Two youths were recently charged in the aforementioned Danzig Street shootings, which left two dead, and another 23 injured.

Kanye West in Kim Kardashian’s Divorce Trial?

Rapper Kanye West has been deposed to appear in Kim Kardashian’s divorce trial, by her ex-husband Kris Humphries.

Humphries, a Brooklyn Nets basketball player, is hoping to return to court in mid-February. The power forward is looking to set a trial date, and possibly annul his and Kardashian’s 72-day marriage, which he alleges may be based on fraud. On the other hand, Kardashian is seeking a traditional divorce through her attorney, Laura Wasser.

Humphries’ legal team is still preparing court documents and deposing people to appear at the trial under oath, and support his claims. West and Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, are the only people who have been cited by Humphries’ attorneys to appear in court, for now.

Kardashian filed for divorce over a year ago, and Wasser recently told a judge that her client has been “handcuffed” to her estranged husband, unable to move on with her life.

What do you think?


Joanna Adams writes about news and entertainment for Toronto Standard. Follow her on Twitter at‏ @nowstarringTO.

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