The Halifax Regional Police and the province are adding the homicide of Corey William Murphy to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. “The family and community continue to grieve this tragic and violent death,” said Justice Minister Mark Furey. “I hope the addition to the rewards program will encourage anyone who may have information to come forward.” On March 2, 2004, Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of an injured male near the intersection of Hilden Drive and Herring Cove Road in Halifax. Officers arrived on scene and discovered a male suffering from gun-shot wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The deceased was identified as 29-year-old Corey William Murphy of Halifax. The Medical Examiner confirmed Mr. Murphy’s death was a homicide. The program offers up to $150,000 to anyone who shares information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime. Individuals who come forward must provide their name and contact information. They may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded. Anyone with information should call the program at 1-888-710-9090. The rewards program launched in October 2006 as an additional tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes. Since its inception, two full rewards of $150,000 and one partial reward of $100,000 have been paid out by the program. Police credit the rewards program in helping with recent charges laid in relation to the 2017 homicide of Benjamin (Loka) Lokeny. For more information about this case and others, visit http://novascotia.ca/just/Public_Safety/Rewards/ .
INDIANAPOLIS — Fernando Alonso will be powered by Chevrolet for his second attempt to win the Indianapolis 500.Alonso is entering the race with McLaren, which had a 70 per cent win rate from 1968 to 1970 when partnered with Chevrolet that included 23 consecutive victories. The IndyCar Series currently has only two engine providers, Chevrolet and Honda, but McLaren has a strained relationship with Honda.The Honda problems made it difficult for McLaren to find a partner for Alonso’s latest attempt to win the “Triple Crown of Motorsports.” Alonso was powered by Honda and drove in a McLaren alliance with Andretti Autosport when he raced at Indy in 2017. He led 27 laps until his engine expired.The retired Formula One champion won the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year and the Monaco Grand Prix in 2006. Indianapolis is the final race the Spaniard needs to join Graham Hill as the only drivers to have won all three.___More AP Auto Racing: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press