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Law lessons

Lockerby Composite School students will act as lawyers in a mock criminal trial to be presided over by Justice Patricia Hennessy of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice today at the Sudbury courthouse.

Driver charged

A Chelmsford man was lucky he wasn?t seriously injured after his motor vehicle failed to negotiate a railway crossing at MacKenzie Street in Chelmsford Sunday afternoon. The vehicle became lodged on railway tracks with an oncoming train approaching.

Union boss stabbed by stepson

By Keith Lacey The teenager accused of stabbing a prominent Sudbury labour leader in the neck during a dispute has been found not criminally responsible for his actions.

Two charged in attempted carjacking incidents

There were a number of attempted auto thefts with the motorists still in their vehicles in Hanmer over the weekend.

Offender spits in officer?s face

BY KEITH LACEY A Sudbury man who added spitting in the face of a police officer to his long line of criminal indiscretions was handed a five-month jail sentence Wednesday.

Publication ban ordered on broom-handle assault trial

Two men charged with beating a man into unconsciousness with a broom handle inside the Sudbury District Jail 16 months ago have opted to have their trial heard by judge only in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

OPP fitted with harzardous material protective suits

By Rick Pusiak Sudbury police are getting some gear from the Public Safety and Security Ministry that could come in handy one day.

Man convicted of raping teenager

By Keith Lacey A Sudbury man convicted Friday of raping a teenager 14 months ago is looking at the possibility of a lengthy penitentiary term when he?s sentenced in two weeks? time.

Montpellier will be tried

After a week-long preliminary hearing, a former Sudbury financial adviser accused of stealing more than $6 million from investors has been ordered to stand trial.

Mom loses licence for three years after drunk driving spree

A woman who miraculously survived after flipping her car on Canada?s busiest highway while severely intoxicated was spared a jail sentence Wednesday.