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Sudbury police officers helping out during Pope?s visit

Four officers with the Greater Sudbury Police Service are in Toronto providing extra security for this weekÂ?s World Youth Day and the visit of Pope John Paul. Police from 14 jurisdictions in the province are assisting with security measures.

Blueberry vendor attacked in robbery attempt

Two men attempted to rob a blueberry vendor on Friday, July 19, at the Mr. Gas parking lot on Highway 17 E in Wahnapitae. bottom Greater Sudbury Police headquarters The men approached the vendor earlier in the day and asked about buying blueberries.

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.