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Repeat drunk driver gets 18-month jail sentence

BY KEITH LACEY Klacey@northernlife.ca A man convicted of his 11th drunk driving charge uttered profanities at one of SudburyÂ?s most experienced judges after the judge refused to sentence him to a penitentiary term, Wednesday.

Activist worried about democratic rights after protestor charged

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca Sudbury?s most outspoken social activist says police had no right to arrest a young man protesting the provincial government earlier this week.

Sprinklers can help save lives: fire expert

By Keith Lacey The fire chief who helped make Vancouver the ?safest fire city in North America? told a coroner?s inquest firefighters were helpless to do anything at a tragic Hanmer house fire, which claimed the lives of three people 16 months ago.

Assault victim remains in hospital

A 25-year-old Sudbury man remains in hospital recovering from serious injuries suffered three weeks ago in an unprovoked confrontation downtown.

DNA evidence leads to arrests

Two Sudbury men face numerous charges after DNA evidence led to their arrests over the weekend. On June 24, a break, enter and theft occurred at the New Sudbury Centre on Lasalle Boulevard.

Woman pleads guilty to assault

A young woman will find out in late October if sheÂ?s going to jail for a series of assaults and other criminal indiscretions.

Crown asking for jail against Man who stole from elderly mom

BY KEITH LACEY Klacey@northernlife.ca A Sudbury man who defrauded his elderly mother of almost $55,000 over a three-year period will find out Tuesday at 2 pm whether or not heÂ?s going to jail.

?Friend? cheats seniors of $115,000

A Sudbury senior who contrived an elaborate scheme to bilk an elderly couple out of almost $115,000 will find out in November whether or not she?s going to jail. Shirley Lebel, 64, pleaded guilty Wednesday to fraud over $5,000.

Former financial adviser needs cash

Pierre Montpellier, who faces more than 300 fraud and theft charges, was turned down for legal aid and filed a motion asking the province to help pay for his legal bills. Montpellier will be in court Oct. 30 to set a date for a preliminary hearing.

Bookkeeper charged

A Sudbury woman faces fraud charges after a bookkeeper was charged by Greater Sudbury police with embezzling more than $51,000 from a local business.