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People know their hometowns by streets, a favorite 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.  New episodes every other week.

Winner of the 2020 Edward R. Murrow Award (RTDNA).

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    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

People know their hometowns by streets, a favorite 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.  New episodes every other week.

Winner of the 2020 Edward R. Murrow Award (RTDNA).

    Behind The Scenes |17

    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: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 59 min
    Scarred but not broken - part two |16

    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: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 53 min
    Scarred but not broken - part one |15

    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: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min
    Tormented by Trauma |14

    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: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 46 min
    Sheldon Kennedy and the scars that last a lifetime |13

    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: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 59 min
    The boy with the heart of a lion |12

    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: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 52 min

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