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Escaped murderer from Sask. prison found in Saskatoon

A man convicted of murder being held at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert was found in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon police say they were called when a man matching the description of Kevin Michael Sheets entered a building in the 200 block of 20th Street East.

Wood-burning stove sparked fatal FN house fire

After an investigation through the ministry of government relations, a wood-burning stove has been found to have caused a fatal fire on the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation.

The fire happened on Dec. 29, 2014. Although two people escaped the home before it was completely engulfed, Donna Kay, 61, and Teegan Ahenakew, 10, were unable to get out.

Their remains were found at the site Dec. 31.

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PA martial artist to tear down a home

A Prince Albert man is looking for a home, but he doesn't want to live in it. Wolfgang Manicke, along with a crew of martial artists, are looking to demolish the house and their previous record. 

"I'm looking for a house to demolish by hands and feet," Manicke said on the Brent Loucks Show Monday morning.

Manicke is the the Kyoshi or grand master for the Kuro Ookami Dojo, a martial arts school focused on karate, kick boxing, and grappling.

Prince Albert politician loses everything in house fire

Plans for a new home in 2015 went up in flames for a Prince Albert politician and his wife.

Sol Sanderson, who currently serves as a senate member on the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN), and his wife lost all their belongings in what was going to be their new home in a fire on Jan. 1.

After spending Christmas in Prince Albert, the couple left for Manitoba. Sanderson said while they were gone, two of their relatives stayed in the home.

2 believed dead after house fire on Ahtahkakoop FN

Two people missing while a home burned on the Ahtahkakoop First Nation have not been found leading RCMP to believe that they were inside the home during the fire.

RCMP in Shellbrook were called Monday morning after reports that four people were inside the burning home. Two people were able to make it out, but a 61-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy were never found.

Trial set for Prince Albert man accused of killing son

A series of meetings before a judge have finally led to a trial date for a man accused of killing his son and shooting at others on his farm outside Prince Albert last year.

Larry McDougald, 67, was arrested after a confrontation on Oct. 29, 2013. It allegedly involved his son Terry McDougald, 45, and two other men.

Three pre-trial dates at Prince Albert’s Court of Queen’s Bench have led to a two-week long trial starting Sept. 28, 2015.

2 missing after house fire on Ahtahkakoop First Nation

A search is on to find two people that could be inside an Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation house that was engulfed in flames Monday.

According to RCMP spokesperson Mandy Maier, Shellbrook RCMP was called out to the home after initial reports said four people were possibly trapped inside.

P.A. Hospital diverts patients after CT scanner catches fire

The Prince Albert Victoria hospital is down a computerized tomography (CT) scanner after the device caught fire Saturday morning.

Lab techs and hospital staff found reported smelling melting plastic and smoke.

Prince Albert Parkland Health Region vice president of operations John Piggott said when he arrived at the hospital, he knew something was wrong with the equipment.

"I could certainly smell it...they say that when that plastic starts to melt it does make a pretty powerful smell," he said.

Prince Albert man threatened with needle and robbed

Police in Prince Albert are looking for a 40-year-old man who allegedly held up someone he knew with a used needle.

Police were called out to the 400 block of 21st Street East for a robbery call. A 38-year-old man told told police a man approached him while he was walking home. He apparently knew the man.

The man was wielding a dirty needle and demanded money. The victim complied, handing over an undisclosed amount of cash and his mittens. The man left the scene on foot.

The victim was not hurt.

UPDATE: SUV dragged by train in Prince Albert crash

Flashing lights and the train whistle at a train crossing in Prince Albert weren't enough warning for a driver on slippery streets this weekend.

More details have come out about a Sunday afternoon crash in that city. Just before 5 p.m., a SUV slowly slid into the path of an oncoming train “just due to icy winter conditions and a little bit of inattention,” according to police media liaison Sgt. Brandon Mudry.

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