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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.

Police need help identifying robbery suspect

Police are requesting public assistance in identifying a man accused of robbery, stemming from an incident Jan. 31. It is alleged that the suspect and another man identified themselves as police officers to the victim, in order to detain him.

Police uncover drug stash in apartment

On Tuesday, members of the Joint Forces Drug Enforcement Unit, which consists of OPP, RCMP and the Greater Sudbury Police drug enforcement and street crime sections, executed a controlled drugs and substance search warrant at a Pine St.

Court rules police officer will stand trial for assault charge

By Keith Lacey A superior court judge has quashed the stay of charges against a Sudbury police constable and he now faces a trial in relation to an alleged assault outside a bar in 1999.