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Majority Of Torontonians Want Uber To Stay. Search Warrant Served At Home of Kiss Bassist Gene Simmons. LA Sheriff’s Recommend Manslaughter Charges Against Caitlyn Jenner. Gas Prices Dropped Three Cents Overnight. CNE Kicks Off Today.
Majority Of Torontonians Want Uber To Stay
While efforts continue by some to shutdown Uber, a new Mainstreet Research poll finds the majority of Torontonians want to see the ride-share continue to operate. 45% support continued operations while 37% want to see the service shut down completely. Over 60% of respondents say Uber should have to follow the same rules as taxis in Toronto, and most want to see both sides reach a compromise to ensure a level playing field. Mainstreet found levels of support for Uber to be highest among younger people aged 18-34 and 35-49.
Gas Prices Dropped Overnight
GTA drivers are waking up to cheaper prices at the pump. Gas prices dropped three cents overnight. In fact, gasbuddy.com’s Dan McTeague says the downward trend will continue over the coming weeks. Prices this morning are hovering around $1.09 per litre.
Search Warrant Served At Home of Kiss Bassist Gene Simmons
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is shouting his innocence this morning. His home was the subject of a search warrant, executed by LA cops last night, in connection with what appears to be a child porn investigation. However, police say none of the Simmons family are considered suspects. The rockers publicist said the police visit was connected with a crime that may have occurred on the property last year while Simmons was away on tour.
LA Sheriff’s Recommend Manslaughter Charges Against Caitlyn Jenner
Sheriff’s investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash last February. Investigators found that Jenner was driving “unsafe for the prevailing road conditions” causing her SUV to rear-end a Lexus on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, sending it into oncoming traffic. The Lexus was then struck head-on by a Hummer. The 69-year-old Lexus driver, Kim Howe was killed. If convicted, Jenner would face up to one year in county jail.
CNE Kicks Off Today
Poutine balls, red velvet Oreos and bacon wrapped grilled cheese, all of those artery clogging pieces of culinary goodness will be available at the CNE, which kicks off this morning. Doors open at 10am and the event, which many say marks the unofficial end of summer, runs for two weeks. This is the 137th year of the CNE. Check out this list of 15 New Foods to Try at the 2015 CNE.