Crime Beat

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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).

Location:

Canada

Description:

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).

Language:

English


Episodes

Hunted on Hemlock Crescent | 2

2/7/2023
In the late 1980’s and early 90’s, a serial rapist ravaged women who lived in an- inner city Calgary neighbourhood, leaving an entire city on edge. On this episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the physical and emotional impact of the devastating attacks, and details what led to a break in the case more than a decade later. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca Learn more about...

Duration:00:40:25

Against All Odds | 1

1/24/2023
A German tourist travels across the world with his family to witness the splendor of the Canadian Rockies. Without warning, a chance encounter and a single bullet interrupts their trip and changes their lives forever. Follow along to learn how the offender's path t intersects with this family as they continue to fight against all odds. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:49:03

Season 5 - Trailer

1/3/2023
To understand the impact of a serious crime, you need to sit across from a victim and their loved ones and listen. To uncover the truth for the cases I report on, I knock on offenders doors, I ask the tough questions and I give a voice to the voiceless. Nancy Hixt has been a crime reporter for Global News for nearly 30 years and on Season 5 of her podcast, Crime Beat she'll give you exclusive access to the cases she's worked– on from the interview room to the courtroom. Join her for Season 5...

Duration:00:02:18

Inside Crime Beat- your questions answered | 15

6/14/2022
On the season finale of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt answers your questions. Join her as she gives you behind-the-scenes insight on the podcast, journalism, and the stories she shares on this special episode, “Inside Crime Beat.” Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:31

Hope in the darkness | 14

5/17/2022
On a beautiful September night in 2008, a young couple went out for dinner in downtown Calgary. They walked through a park on their way home and sat down on a bench to soak in the warm, late summer air. Around them, the trees were changing colours . Never once did it cross their mind that it would be the last time, as a couple, they would see those vibrant fall colours again. Moments later, the sound of screaming filled the air followed by sirens as police and EMS rushed to the scene. Find...

Duration:00:50:32

If I Can't Have You... (REMASTERED)

5/5/2022
A story of deadly infatuation. Join Nancy Hixt as she explains how a young woman was targeted — simply because she spurned a young man’s advances. Nadia El-Dib’s family said Nadia had broken things off with Adam Bettahar, and her body was found in a Calgary woman’s backyard March 25, 2018. She was stabbed dozens of times and shot twice. Police called her death an “execution.” Anyone needing help with violence or abuse in an intimate relationship is encouraged to reach out for help by calling...

Duration:00:35:40

The scars that don't heal | 13

5/3/2022
On April 14, 2022, two senior police officers– Sgt. Brian Topham and Cpl. Brandon Tobin received the highest honour that’s bestowed by the RCMP. The commissioner’s commendation for bravery recognizes outstanding courage in the face of dangerous circumstances… But the award came at a cost. Join Nancy Hixt, a senior crime reporter for Global News as she shares how two officers, both diagnosed with PTSD, are working to heal and raise awareness about the trauma they’re living with in ‘The scars...

Duration:00:29:51

Introducing What Happened to the Beirut explosion?

4/19/2022
Elias Tarabay remembers Aug. 4, 2020, clearly. He arrived home after having a late lunch with a friend. He was living in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. His house had a balcony that looked out at the city’s ports. Just as he settled in, he heard a loud explosion. Tarabay was working as an editor for a local newspaper at the time and he thought he would take the video to send back to his office. Then a second large explosion rocked the Beirut port. The explosion killed at least 214...

Duration:00:40:45

Mr. Gregory's dark secret | 12

4/5/2022
In the summer of 2020, a listener reached out and asked how Crime Beat stories are selected. She said she was seeking justice for something that happened to her decades earlier when she was a teenager. That was the starting point of this episode. Join Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt as she shares how one woman’s bravery cracked open one of the most high profile sex assault cases in Calgary’s history. Learn exclusive new details of the police investigation in ‘Mr. Gregory’s dark...

Duration:00:57:18

The data tells a story | 11

3/22/2022
On this special episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt takes you behind the scenes with a crime analyst. Learn how she uses data and technology to help solve cases as she works alongside homicide detectives. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:24

A prayer for Arcelie | 10

3/8/2022
On a cold, snowy winter night in January 2008, an officer was on patrol when a confusing call came in to 911. A hardworking mother of five disappeared while on her way home from work. To make matters worse, the call indicated that she was being attacked. Investigators raced against the clock to find Arcelie Laoagan. On the latest episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares details of the frantic search and the horrific discovery that haunts both the officer and...

Duration:00:51:14

Justice for Lacey | 9

2/22/2022
On a cold, snowy evening in the fall of 2012, a series of 911 calls led Calgary police to multiple scenes. At one of those locations, investigators made a disturbing discovery — the body of Lacey Jones-McKnight. As homicide investigators took over the case, they learned the killer made shocking admissions to several people that night. Follow along on the latest episode of Crime Beat as Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the painstaking lengths forensic investigators went to...

Duration:00:41:08

Inside the interview room | 8

2/8/2022
In movies and TV police interviews with suspects look simple enough, but in reality there’s a lot more to them. Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt takes you behind-the-scenes for a special look at forensic interviewing with veteran investigator Det.Mike Shute.. Find out what it’s really like to be across from a suspect in search of the truth when the stakes are high. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca...

Duration:00:26:18

Shattered By A Call | 7

1/25/2022
In the summer of 2018, a young Calgary woman disappeared. For nearly a week her family held out hope she would be found safe. Instead, a call to 911 sparked a major investigation and led officers to multiple scenes where they uncovered a killing spree. Join Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt as she explains how this triple-murder investigation unfolded in the latest episode of Crime Beat. Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email:...

Duration:00:50:12

Stolen Innocence | 6

1/11/2022
In the middle of the night on Sept. 24, 1981, a two-year-old girl was rescued by police. She was found outside of a post office in a small town north of Calgary. She was cold, crying, and wearing only her pyjamas. What happened that fateful night changed the course of a little girl’s life forever. Decades later, Global News Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt met that victim — just as the offender who kidnapped her was released from prison in 1998. She’s followed the case for more than two decades....

Duration:00:39:05

Introducing What Happened to...Ted Williams, the man with the golden voice.

12/28/2021
On this episode of Crime Beat we introduce you to another Global News podcast called What happened to…? where host and reporter Erica Vella ,speaks with Ted Williams and Doral Chenoweth and the 2011, 90-second video, that launched Ted Williams, a man who was experiencing homelessness, into fame. In the video, Williams was standing at the side of a road in Columbus, Ohio; he was holding a sign that read in part, “I have a God-given gift of voice.” Doral Chenoweth, a photojournalist with The...

Duration:00:56:44

The Story is Never Finished | 5

12/14/2021
A heartbreaking anniversary highlights a decade of missed opportunities, a killer tries to fight his conviction – again, and a disgraced doctor faces new charges. On this special year-end episode senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt brings you several updates on cases we’ve shared. This is the 2021 edition of “the story is never finished.” Contact: Twitter: @nancyhixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:27:43

Blindsided: The Mylan Hicks story | 4

11/30/2021
In the fall of 2016, the CFL season was well underway and the Calgary Stampeders were on fire. When the Stamps beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sept. 24 of that year, the team set a record winning streak. After the game, the team went out to celebrate. What should have been a fun night on the town, was instead marred by tragedy. A simple, accidental brush into the wrong person set the tone for the rest of the evening. In the latest episode of Crime Beat podcast, Global news senior crime...

Duration:00:54:48

'Hunted by evil' Part 3 — Inside the jury

11/16/2021
It’s arguably one of the highest profile multiple murder cases in Canadian history. Douglas Garland was convicted of the first-degree murder of five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes. For nearly five weeks, jurors were shown graphic forensic evidence gathered from the Liknes home and the farm where Garland lived with his parents. Now, for the first time, two of the 12 jurors who decided Garland’s fate, are speaking out about the ongoing impact of hearing...

Duration:00:30:18

Hunted By Evil Part 2: The Monstrous Acts of Douglas Garland | 2

11/2/2021
On July 4, 2014, four days into an Amber Alert, a suspect was arrested in connection with the disappearance of Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes. An RCMP emergency response team searched the farm where Douglas Garland lived with his parents. They didn’t find Nathan, Alvin and Kathy. At that time, there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Garland with kidnapping. Instead, he was arrested on unrelated fraud charges. In the meantime, investigators got a warrant and began...

Duration:01:02:41