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People know their hometowns by streets, a favourite 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. Winner of the 2020 & 2023 Edward R. Murrow Award (RTDNA).

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Canada

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True Crime

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People know their hometowns by streets, a favourite 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. Winner of the 2020 & 2023 Edward R. Murrow Award (RTDNA).

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English


Episodes
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Update: The Brentwood five massacre | 4

4/9/2024
It’s been ten years since one of the darkest days in Calgary’s history- On the anniversary of the biggest mass killing to ever happen in the city, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the frustration the families of the five victims are feeling and why they’re pushing for changes in current legislation. Learn where the man found not criminally responsible in the case is living now, the freedoms he’s pushing for and how Canada’s top court is involved in it all. Contact: Instagram: @nancy.hixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:09

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Out of the dark | 3

3/26/2024
In the summer of 2006, a young Calgary woman was on top of the world. She had a supportive family, amazing friends and a great job. But life as she knew it came to an abrupt stop in the middle of the night on August 6, 2006. In this episode, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares details of a violent attack- a story that’s every woman’s worst fear. www.calgarycrimestoppers.org - reference case # 06274598 https://newsroom.calgary.ca/sexual-assault-case-from-2006-has-new-lead/ Contact: Instagram: @nancy.hixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:39

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The Hunt For A Predator - Part 2 | 2

3/12/2024
In the late 1970s and early ‘80s a sexual predator stalked Calgarians. At the same time, homicide detectives used cutting edge strategies to track a child killer. What no one realized, was that the two cases were connected. Global News Senior Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt shares how a tip from one brave little girl changed the direction of the entire investigation and the unexpected twist the case took years later. Contact: Instagram: @nancy.hixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:25

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The Hunt For A Predator - Part 1 | 1

2/27/2024
In late 1970’s and early 80’s a sexual predator was on the loose. Two little girls had heard about the man dubbed the “Southwest Calgary Rapist” but they never imagined they would cross paths with him while riding their bikes one hot sunny day. At the same time, homicide detectives were investigating the death of a five-year old girl who disappeared on her way to kindergarten. Learn the unprecedented steps officers took and the haunting connection between the two cases as Global News' Senior Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt shares “The hunt for a predator.” Contact: Instagram: @nancy.hixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:09

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Season 6 is coming, February 27th

2/13/2024
For most of us, crime is something we see on the news…in movies…or hear about on a podcast. We never think it could happen to us…Until it does. Loved ones are gone…and for the survivors…the scars will never heal. Nancy Hixt has been a crime reporter for Global News for nearly 30 years and on Season 6 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 6 of Crime Beat coming February 27th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:02:01

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Introducing... Global News' What Happened To...? The Thai Cave Rescue

9/22/2023
The 2018 Thai cave rescue quickly became an international spectacle that captured the attention of people all around the world. Twelve boys and their soccer coach were exploring the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai when the cave suddenly flooded, trapping the team. Monsoon season came early that year, and the cave became blocked by heavy rainwater. On this episode of What happened to…? Erica Vella revisits the incredible Thai Cave rescue mission. She speaks with diver Rick Stanton about the wins, the challenges and ultimately, how it was pulled off. She also speaks to water management expert Thanet Natisri to find out how the cave was made safe enough for divers to enter. Find out more at https://globalnews.ca/news/9733417/what-happened-to-thai-cave-rescue-part-1/ Contact: Email: erica.vella@globalnews.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:20

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Gone In An Instant Part 2 | 15

8/8/2023
In the spring of 2022, chaos erupted in southeast Calgary. There were reports of two erratic drivers, followed by a shooting. Moments later, a violent collision. Angela McKenzie, a mother of five, died at the scene. Join Nancy Hixt, senior crime reporter for Global News as she explains what led to the senseless crash and the hunt for the person believed to be responsible. Talal Amer is wanted on a Canada warrant for manslaughter, attempted murder and several firearms offences. He is 30 years old, 5 foot 11, 230lbs with brown eyes. He was last seen with black hair and is known to change his appearance by growing a beard or changing up his facial hair. You can see Amer’s photo at https://boloprogram.org/ If you have any information that could lead to the arrest of Talal Amer you can call Crimestoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 there’s a reward of up to 50 thousand dollars which can also be collected anonymously. If you’re inclined and able to help the Mckenzie family there is a gofundme set up for her children. https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-angela-mckenzie 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:00:27:53

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Gone In An Instant Part 1 | 14

7/25/2023
On a cool spring evening in 2022, chaos erupted as police received reports of two erratic drivers and then gunfire. One of the vehicles fled the shooting scene at high speed and moments later was involved in a violent and deadly crash. Senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the story of a mother of five whose life was senselessly taken and the hunt for the man responsible. 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:00:23:35

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Caught in the Crossfire | 13

7/11/2023
The widespread impact of a deadly gang war continues to be felt to this day. On this episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the story of one casualty of a war he wasn’t involved in 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:00:26:27

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1:41 of Terror | 12

6/27/2023
A Central Alberta family arrived home from a long weekend away and noticed something was suspicious as they pulled into their driveway. Upon entering the home, there was a shocking discovery. Join Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt as she shares the story of one man’s harrowing brush with death. 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:00:47:46

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The Horror That Still Lurks | 11

6/13/2023
In the middle of the night two officers knock on a young woman’s door, they were there to alert her – that the man who raped her more than twenty years earlier was AWOL. Join Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt…as she shares how a survivor of a violent sexual assault –continues to be victimized more than two decades later. 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:00:19:52

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A Deadly Betrayal | 10

5/30/2023
On a cold, snowy day in January of 2006, a man scouring for bottles in downtown Calgary dumpsters made a grisly discovery marking the starting point of a true whodunnit. Police followed a trail of forensic evidence uncovering a web of deceit created by the criminal to cover his tracks. Join Global News senior crime reporter as she shares details of a deadly betrayal and the unsettling truth that’s left the victim’s family devastated. 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:00:52:16

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Going Undercover | 9

5/16/2023
On this special behind-the-scenes episode of Crime Beat, Global news senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt gives you an exclusive look at specialized investigative tactics often used to push cases forward – from someone who knows what it’s like to lead a double life. 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:00:26:55

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The Second Shift part 2 | 8

5/2/2023
A young waitress mysteriously disappeared on her way home from her second shift. Police along with her family and friends search tirelessly for clues. On this episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the devastating discovery that was made and the shocking details police uncovered. 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:00:39:48

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The Second Shift Part 1 | 7

4/18/2023
In 1992, Dilleen Hempel had just married the love of her life, moved into a new home and started a new job. But on her way home from her second-shift, the 26-year-old vanished. On this episode of Crime Beat as Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the panic and confusion her family faced and the painstaking efforts taken to find her. 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:00:38:27

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt | 6

4/4/2023
Terrie Ann Dauphinais, a young Metis woman, is found dead in her home. Her three children are discovered locked inside two bedrooms and a closet. Her death was deemed a homicide but no charges were ever laid and the case went cold. On this episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter shares how decades later, new developments in the investigation led to a dramatic turn of events. But would it be enough to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt? 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:00:49:52

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The Crossfire Part 2 | 5

3/21/2023
A war between two rival gangs in Calgary left 25 dead in less than a decade. Deep seeded hatred for their rivals fueled the deadly battle. Over a decade the animosity between the “FK’s and FOB’s” gangs grew– as did their illicit activity. On this episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the unique strategies police implemented to try and quell the violence. 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:00:45:03

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The Crossfire Part 1 | 4

3/7/2023
What started as a petty falling out between a group of high school friends led to a deadly feud between two rival gangs.. Over the course of a decade dozens were killed across the city. On this episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares details of one of the worst gang wars in Canadian history, including the day police feared–when an innocent person was caught in the crossfire. 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:00:29:32

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The Story is Never Finished | 3

2/21/2023
On this episode of Crime Beat, senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt brings you updates on a few stories she’s previously covered. Join her for the early 2023 edition of “the story is never finished” as she shares several significant developments– including new admissions of further sexual abuse by a disgraced doctor, and a major decision made by the Supreme Court of Canada that’s impacted multiple murder cases across the country. 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:00:20:31

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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 your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:25