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Former professor back in court

A former Laurentian University professor and well known botanist waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday opting to have his trial on two charges of indecent assault heard by a judge in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Bookkeeper?s sentencing delayed

BY KEITH LACEY Â?Call us one frustrated family.Â? Those words Wednesday from Bruno Michel, a local business owner whose family was victimized by a former bookkeeper who stole almost $400,000 during a four-year period.

Officer honoured

Constable Scott Kirkwood of the City of Greater Sudbury Police Force was recognized by the mayor and Council?s ?Children?s First? Roundtable for his outstanding contribution to the lives of Sudbury children.

Pedophile returns from psychological assessment

By Keith Lacey A convicted pedophile from Sault Ste. Marie will return to court next Wednesday, where the Crown may announce whether they intend on holding a hearing to have him tried as a dangerous or long-term offender.

413 vehicles stopped, 4 impaired charges laid

Four drivers were charged with impaired driving following weekend spot checks by Greater Sudbury Police Services. In total, 431 vehicles were stopped.

Families torn apart by tragedy

By Keith Lacey A judge called the stabbing death of a quiet family man last Father?s Day ?a modern-day tragedy? that has devastated two families.

Man praised for turning life around

by Keith Lacey A Sudbury man who has completely turned his life around since he quit drinking almost 10 years ago was spared house arrest and praised for the dramatic changes in his life.

Serious accident

A two vehicle collision occurred Thursday on Hwy. 17 just east of the Canadian Pacific Railway train crossing. OPP officers found an eastbound pickup truck attempted to pass an eastbound tractor trailer unit and both vehicles collided.

Veteran cop pleads guilty to drunk driving

A veteran Sudbury police officer has been convicted of drunk driving for the second time in six years. Const. Robert McNeil, 46, pleaded guilty Tuesday to drunk driving after being charged last Aug. 26.

Criminal gets jail

At the tender age of 19, Shane Nault already has the distinction of one of Sudbury?s most respected judges calling him ?a professional criminal?.