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Woman who trusted spiritual healer afraid to report alleged sexual abuse

By Keith Lacey A Sudbury woman testified a man she believed to be a native "medicine man," teacher and spiritual healer sexually abused her repeatedly between July of 2000 and last May.

Former high school teacher faces new sexual touching allegations

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca A university student broke down recalling how a former high school teacher said no one would believe her if she told anyone about their ?special relationship.

58 people charged with speeding during blitz

Officers from Greater Sudbury's traffic management unit conducted an enforcement initiative Monday, charging 58 people with speeding between 20 and 40 km/h over the speed limit.

Inquest begins April 22

Ontario's chief coroner's office has announced an inquest will be held into the death of a veteran Inco Ltd. miner three years ago. Frederick James Plummer, 46, was killed April 7, 1999 during a blasting accident at Inco's South mine.

Murder preliminary begins

A preliminary hearing began Thursday for a Garson senior accused of shooting a man with a shotgun last June.

Murder appeal denied for Pilotte

A Sudbury man serving a life sentence after being found guilty in 1997 of killing another Sudbury man and burying his remains in a southern Ontario corn silo won?t be getting a new trial.

Crown needs more time before hearing

Kenny MacDonald's criminal history dates back so long in so many cities it's going to take more time to gather material against him for a special court hearing, assistant Crown attorney Fran Howe told a veteran judge last week.

Assessment ordered for repeat sex offender from Sault Ste. Marie

By Keith Lacey A convicted pedophile from Sault Ste. Marie has been ordered to undergo a psychological assessment before he's sentenced for sexually assaulting a Sudbury female minor.

Young contractor killed

Local police and the Ministry of Labour are investigating an underground death mid-afternoon Thursday at Inco's Creighton Mine. Chad Lamond, 20, of Dowling was killed after reportedly falling some 700 feet from a staging platform.

Murder victim's family detail grief, sorrow and anger

By Keith Lacey Delphine Adamson was described by her family and loved ones as a caring and doting mother and grandmother.