The jury has reached a verdict in the first degree murder trial in the death of Hamilton man James Bajkor.Shaquille Collins, 21, has been found guilty of first degree murder and attempted murder. His 30-year-old co-accused Christopher Newton has been found guilty of second degree murder and attempted murder.Bajkor, 22, was an innocent victim gunned down two years ago while working in the backyard of his east Hamilton home. At the time, two men had been chasing a third man when one of them pulled a gun and started firing. That’s when Bajkor was hit.
by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Jun 28, 2017 8:12 am MDT Last Updated Jun 28, 2017 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US pending home sales slip for 3rd straight month WASHINGTON – Americans signed fewer contracts to buy homes in May, the third straight monthly decline and evidence that a shortage of homes for sale has suppressed home-buying.The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index fell 0.8 per cent in May to 108.5. That’s down from 109.4 in April and 111.3 in March. The index has slipped 1.7 per cent over the past 12 months.Would-be buyers are facing higher prices and fewer options. Sales listings have plunged 8.4 per cent over the past 12 months to 1.96 million. The median sales price in May rose 5.8 per cent from a year ago to $252,800.Pending sales contracts are a barometer of future purchases. A sale is typically completed a month or two after a contract is signed. The steady decline suggests that homes sales growth is increasingly limited, though demand and mortgage applications indicate that sales should be stronger than last year.“Today’s reading signals a small dip in June existing home sales, but they don’t change the big picture,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.The measure of signed contracts in May fell in the Northeast, South and West. It remained unchanged in the Midwest. FILE – In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, file photo, an “Under Contract” sign is posted in front of a home for sale in Charlotte, N.C. On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the National Association of Realtors releases its May report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)