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Teen arrested in Hamilton after standoff

HAMILTON—A teenage boy is in custody after allegedly assaulting a toddler with a weapon, leaving the little girl with “traumatic injuries” and sparking an hours-long standoff with police at a Hamilton home, officials said yesterday.

Const. Jerome Stewart said officers were called to a home in the city around 3:30 a.m. after receiving reports of an injured child.

Startup Media Central buys Now Magazine

TORONTO—Media Central Corp. Inc. says it has agreed to buy Toronto weekly Now Magazine for as much as $2 million in the first step of a plan to consolidate the alternative publication landscape.

The startup media company says the magazine will provide it with millions of annual readers through its 500,000 weekly readers and a website that sees more than 729,000 unique visits a month.