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37-year-old man faces attempted murder charges after standoff

Saskatoon police dodged gunshots before a 37-year-old man turned himself in after a three-hour standoff in Saskatoon's north end Friday night.

Over a dozen Saskatoon police cruisers descended heavily on the 300 block of Coppermine Cres., across from Lawson Heights Mall after a man with a rifle barricaded himself inside a home.


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PHOTOS: NASCAR event draws thousands to Auto Clearing Motor Speedway

The scene was loud at Saskatoon's Auto Clearing Motor Speedway Wednesday evening.

A few thousand people took in the Velocity Prairie Thunder 250, the latest race in NASCAR's Canadian Tire series. Among the contenders was Canadian IndyCar racer Alex Tagliani, not to mention all three previous Velocity Prairie Thunder winners.

This is the only stop the Canadian Tire series will make in Saskatchewan all season.

If you missed the race, it will be broadcast on TSN Saturday, July 26th at 3 p.m.

PHOTO GALLERY: Maceo performs at Jazz Festival

Saskatchewan Jazz Festival goers were treated to the sweet sounds of Maceo last night on the TD main stage at Saskatoon's Bessborough Gardens.

PHOTOS: Flash thunderstorm floods Saskatoon streets

A super charged, heavy downpour flooded streets across Saskatoon late Monday afternoon.

The City said its storm system experienced a surge which caused several manhole covers to pop off.

In a statement, they advised drivers to avoid moving through deep puddles if possible, and to otherwise use caution and reduce their speeds. Crews have been brought in to replace manhole covers and clear flooded roadways. In the meantime, flood-related concerns can be reported to dispatch at 306-975-2476.

PHOTOS: Dinosaurs at the Saskatchewan Science Centre

You could call it the biggest thing to come to Saskatchewan in 65 million years.

A tyrannosaurus rex standing 16-feet tall and 39-feet long is now standing next to a triceratops on the patio outside of the sunlight room at the Saskatchewan Science Centre. The animatronic creatures are part of the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit opening Saturday, May 17.

T-Rex and triceratops outside Science Centre. Andrew Shepherd/CJME

17-year-old teens killed in Saskatoon crash

A 17-year-old boy and girl are dead and three others injured following a violent three vehicle crash on 22nd Street Monday night.

Dozens of onlookers huddled around a barrier of police tape as emergency crews dealt with the aftermath.

A car was embedded roof-first in the front of Harder's Family Wellness Centre on the corner of Avenue M with a green Chevy pick-up pinning it there. An SUV also lay idle in the eastbound lanes of 22nd Street with its front bumper smashed in.

PHOTOS: Saskatoon celebrates Earth Day 2014 at Farmers' Market

The 44th annual Earth Day was celebrated at the Saskatoon Farmers' market Tuesday afternoon.

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society, and a number of other environmental organizations, hosted activities, educational booths, live entertainment, and "ecocrafts".

More 192 countries worldwide celebrate Earth Day, which is meant to show support for environmental protection efforts.

Saskatchewan-built Derby car gets new lease on life

The only car to be manufactured in Saskatchewan is getting a new lease on life and another moment in the spotlight.

The Saskatoon Antique Auto Club is restoring a Derby car for the Western Development Museum and to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary. The unfinished model was on display at the Draggin's Rod and Custom Car Show at Prairieland Park this weekend.

“There was never another automobile connection to Saskatoon so that’s what makes it unique and makes it part of the interesting history of Saskatoon,” club member Ray Graves said.

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