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Valley firefighter first on scene testifies house fire out of control

By Keith Lacey The Hanmer fire which claimed three lives 16 months ago was so badly out of control, the first volunteer firefighter on the scene doubts anything could have been done to save those lives.

JoeMac takes campaign to East Coast

By Rick Pusiak The Justice Over Everything: Making Appropriate Choices committee?s resolution calling for the return of convicted cop killers Clinton Suzack and Peter Pennett to maximum security prisons continues to gain support across the country.

Dispatcher quit job after fire

By Keith Lacey A dispatcher who called emergency services personnel to a deadly house fire 15 months ago, was so upset after what happened she quit her job the next day.

Teller gets 90 days for robbing customer

BY MICHAEL JAMES mjames@northernlife.ca A bank teller who defrauded an elderly man with AlzheimerÂ?s of more than $26,000 was sentenced to 90 days in jail Friday.

Lawyer out on bail

A Sudbury lawyer who was arrested late last week and charged with several sexual offences has been released on bail. Donald Plaunt, 60, was released from jail Monday. There is a publication ban on the hearing procedures.

Attacker commits suicide

A Sudbury woman remains in serious, but stable condition in Sudbury Regional Hospital after being savagely attacked by a male acquaintance Sunday in the St. Charles area.

Dangerous offender hearing delayed again

By Keith Lacey The lawyer for a man the local Crown attorneyÂ?s office may try as SudburyÂ?s first dangerous offender is infuriated with the way the justice system is treating his client.

Province gets tough with bikers

The provincial government is investing $3 million in helping police crack down on biker gangs.

Rogers inquest rescheduled

The date for the inquest into the death of Kimberly Rogers has been changed to Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Fugitive surrenders to police

Only one of the two men released in error from the Sudbury District Jail last weekend remain at large. Harold Barnes, 73, a Sudbury pensioner with a criminal record for drug-related offences, turned himself in at police headquarters yesterday.