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Woman who has turned life around spared jail for dangerous arson

By Keith Lacey A Sudbury woman who deliberately caused a $100,000 fire while heavily under the influence was spared a jail sentence Monday after court heard she has stopped drinking and taken major steps to turn her life around.

SIU boss feels the heat at police services board forum

By Rick Pusiak The head of the province?s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) seemed to be putting on a brave face when he showed up in Sudbury Thursday to speak to a packed room of delegates at the 40th annual meeting of the Ontario Association of Pol

Shots fired

Local police were called out and surrounded a residence on Red Deer Lake Road late Thursday afternoon after a report of shots being fired.

Parents want answers

By Vicki Gilhula Greater Sudbury Police Services are conducting an internal investigation into the conduct of officers who visited a Sudbury home Jan. 14 after being asked to help a mentally ill man. bottom Gene Sr.

Woman spared jail sentence after ?horrendous driving? while drunk

By Keith Lacey A Sudbury woman described as a wonderful teacher and person who engaged in some truly horrific and dangerous driving last fall was spared a jail sentence Wednesday. Justice J.G.

Mine Mill boss faces charges dating back to 2000 strike

By Keith Lacey The strike at Falconbridge Ltd. ended almost one year ago to the day, but the effects are still being felt at the Sudbury courthouse.

Home invasion

The Greater Sudbury Police Criminal Investigations Branch is currently investigation a home invasion that happened late Wednesday night.

Man charged with trying to rob downtown bank

A 56-year-old Sudbury man has been arrested in relation to a downtown attempted bank robbery Thursday morning. Gerald Laforest, 56, of Martin Street, has been charged with one count of robbery and will appear in bail court this morning.

Police looking for Sean Pickford

A man wanted by police on a Canada-wide search warrant didn't show for his aggravated assault trial Monday. Sean Pickford, 23, was originally charged with attempted murder stemming from an incident outside a downtown Sudbury bar Sept. 17, 2000.

Lost soul spared jail time

BY KEITH LACEY A Â?lost soulÂ? whose long record of petty crimes is directly related to her hard drug addiction was spared a jail sentence Wednesday.