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Baylee Dequanne, who works at Dairy Queen, was walking home after her shift on Oct. 7 when a a kitten in a nearby storm drain caught her attention.

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Here are some stories to start your day.

Kitten rescued from storm drain finds forever home:

Baylee Dequanne, who works at Dairy Queen, was walking home after her shift on Oct. 7 when something in a nearby storm drain caught her attention. “I saw this little kitten, full of mud, and half of her body was caught in the storm drain as she was trying to get out,” Dequanne said. The only way for the kitten to get out was to go back into the storm drain, she said. Inside the drain, the kitten hung onto a ledge on the side with its front paws. Dequanne ran back to Dairy Queen to get some help. It wasn't until about 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 that animal control showed up, and passersby stopped, too. They opened up the storm drain, and one of the concerned citizens climbed into the sewer and managed to grab hold of the kitten and bring her out. Dequanne decided she wanted to bring the kitten home with her. Other than a small gash above her left eye, and a damaged tail, "Blizzard," as Dequanne named her is no worse for wear.  Find the full story here.

Owner of alleged vicious dogs attacks witness testimony in closing argument:

Closing statements were made in the trial of Angela Trauner and Nick Coppo on Oct. 10. The mother and son are facing Provincial Offences Act charges in relation to an incident in January of this year, where it is alleged the pair failed to have proper control over their dogs Tank and Raz, a mastiff and a husky. Trauner, who is acting as her own defence counsel, used her closing statement to attempt to poke holes in the testimony of Tonka's owner, Terry Matthews. "There are numerous conflicting statements between Ms. Matthews' witness statement and her testimony," said Trauner. "In her witness statement she said she put Tonka out at 9:45 a.m. yet her testimony said that she called bylaw and her spouse at 9:45 a.m. after the attack." Trauner also made note of Matthews' identifying the dogs that allegedly attacked Tonka, stating that the husky, Raz, did not match the description that Matthews had provided. Full story can be found here.

Wanted Wednesday: Police say she took what didn’t belong to her:

Greater Sudbury Police are hoping the public can help track down a Sudbury woman who’s wanted for theft. Police allege that on July 10, Angel Tremblay walked into a Long Lake Road business and walked out with a bunch of merchandise she didn’t pay for. To make matters worse (at least for Tremblay), she was on court ordered conditions at the time of the alleged offence. Tremblay, 26, stands 5-1 and weighs 100 pounds, with brown/auburn hair and brown eyes. She is wanted on four counts of theft under $5,000 and four counts of breaching probation. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to her arrest. You can call Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or locally at 705-222-TIPS.

College faculty could strike Monday:

Cambrian College has issued the following update on faculty negotiations: The union representing faculty members at Ontario’s 24 public colleges, including Cambrian, has set a strike deadline of Monday, October 16. If no new contract is reached by that time, a strike will begin. During a strike, all teaching and research activities involving college faculty will be suspended. Students should talk to the Dean or Program Chair of their programs if they have questions regarding their academic activities. Student services such as residence, food services, library, gym, the Student Centre, Wabnode, the Enrolment Centre, Learning Centre, and Glenn Crombie Centre will continue. Moodle will also be available to students. In the meantime, it is business as usual for students, the college said.

Sudbury man nabbed for stunt driving:

Sudbury OPP charged a 30-year-old Sudbury man on Oct. 9, after he was spotted driving at excessive speeds on Highway 69 in Cox Township. At around 4 p.m. on Oct. 9, members of the Northeast Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Sudbury OPP observed a northbound vehicle travelling at 180 km/h in 100 km/h zone and conducted a traffic. As a result, a 30-year-old man from Sudbury was charged with race a motor vehicle - excessive speed. The man's driver's license was suspended for seven days and his vehicle was also impounded for seven days.

Loved 'Million Dollar Quartet' at STC? Check out the rest of theatre's season:

Sudbury has been rockin’ ever since “Million Dollar Quartet” took to the stage of the Sudbury Theatre Centre on Shaunghnessy Street. The show opened STC’s 46th season and audiences have been returning again and again to see Elvis, Johnny, Carl, and Jerry shake, rattle, and roll. Here's what else is coming up this season. “Make Believe, Spidey!” runs one night only on Oct. 28. From Nov. 11-12 is “Jake’s Gift,” written and performed by Julia Mackey, directed by Dirk Van Stralen. The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to “The Nutcracker.” Ballet Jorgen brings this perennial classic to the stage Nov. 24-25. Find the rest of the STC schedule right here.

Study looks at whether losing weight can lower risk of breast cancer recurrence:

Breast cancer patients in our region will soon have the opportunity to be part of an international healthy lifestyle study through the Northeast Cancer Centre (NECC). The Canadian Clinical Trials Group (CCTG) has just announced that the Canadian arm of the international study BWEL is now accepting participants. The NECC Clinical Trials Department will be looking to enroll area patients in this international healthy lifestyle study led by a US group, the Alliance.  It will test whether losing weight through reducing calories and exercising can lower the risk of breast cancer recurrence. This study will evaluate the role of weight loss in overweight (with a BMI greater than 27) women with early breast cancer. Read more on the study here.

Thursday weather:

Sunny skies for Thursday, ahead of what looks to be a damp weekend. Mainly sunny today with a high of around 15. The clouds will roll in this evening with a 40 per cent chance of showers. The low tonight will be around 12. For current weather conditions, short-term and long-term forecasts visit's weather page at