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Man pleads own case

Three witnesses testified last week that a man charged with threatening several police officers while brandishing a knife three months ago was acting very strange in the minutes before officers arrived.

Sudbury team will assist NYPD's finest Critical stress unit heading to Big Apple.

By Rick Pusiak Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 Four members of Sudbury's Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team are heading to New York City in less than a week to offer emotional first aid to police officers affected by the terror of Sept. 11.

High pressure vacuum cleaner salesman sent to jail

BY KEITH LACEY The vacuum cleaner company owner whose employees used deceit and pressure tactics to convince three seniors to purchase machines they didnÂ?t want was taken away by police in handcuffs Thursday.

Driver loses licence

Three strikes and you?re out?of society and into jail? for a Sudbury man caught drunk behind the wheel three times in less than 12 months.

Jury begins murder trial deliberations

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002 The fate of Andre Gervais remains in the hands of an eight-man, four-woman jury.

Grandfather gets jail time

BY KEITH LACEY A 74-year-old grandfather who groped his 10-year-old granddaughter while she sat on his lap was sent to jail for 90 days Wednesday.

Hapless cocaine dealer gets 18 months

Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 A Sudbury man who had stayed out of trouble for 10 years, was sentenced to 18 months in jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to trying to sell $5,000 in cocaine to an undercover police officer.

Priest?s trial to start May 6

By Keith Lacey Jury selection will be held next Monday in a trial against a suspended Roman Catholic priest, charged with 15 sex-related counts in three different cities between 1972 and 1984.

Fraud warnings

There are two fraud-related schemes circulating through the Sudbury district at the moment: counterfeit $100 bills and a phone scam.

Cops ask city for more dough

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002 City council will be asked to approve on a police budget pegged at $27.3 million, an increase of 7.2 per cent over last year. Sudbury police services board member were briefed Monday night on the 2002 operating budget.