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Fundraiser for Prince Albert baby delivered after mother killed in crash

Almost a year after a car accident that shook Prince Albert, people are still supporting the victims’ families.

Brandi Lepine and Taylor Litwin were hit by a car allegedly driven by a drunk driver in July 2013.

Lepine was pregnant and three months from her due date when Aurora Sky Brandi Ledoux was delivered.

Both Lepine and Litwin died, and Aurora was born with numerous health conditions, including a brain hemorrhage.

RCMP seek two suspects in Montreal Lake Cree Nation assault

A 66-year-old woman is recovering in hospital following an attack on the Montreal Lake Cree Nation Monday.

Marina Henderson was reportedly stabbed, kidnapped and her car was stolen. Officers were called to the reserve shortly before 5 a.m. Monday to investigate the assault but couldn't find the vehicle.

Henderson was found on Tuesday on the Little Red Reserve.

Victim's family relieved at suspect's arrest

Nearly one month after a homeless woman was attacked and burned in Prince Albert, the Prince Albert Police Service announced that it had a suspect in custody in connection to the violent assault.

The victim's identity is protected by a publication ban.

Updated: Police charge suspect in vicious assault in PA

A case that has shocked not only Prince Albert, but the entire province now has a suspect in custody. 

Prince Albert Police have reported that a 29-year-old man has been arrested in the assault of a homeless woman. Her identity is protected by a publication ban.

The unnamed suspect has been charged with aggravated assault and attempted murder. 

Marlene Bird speaking as assault tips come in

Marlene Bird remains in a hospital bed in Edmonton but this week she spoke for the first time since a shocking assault that left her burnt and cut.

In addition to a previously performed series of skin grafts to her lower back and buttocks and amputation to both legs, she is awaiting more grafts.

There are not yet any details on who burned and cut the transient woman’s face, on the morning of June 1 by the Margo Fournier Center.

Yorkton Mountie pleads guilty to drunk driving-related charges

A Yorkton RCMP officer has pleaded guilty to impaired driving-related charges.

Around 1:10 a.m. on June 8, Melfort RCMP responded to a complaint of a drunk driver. Officers pulled over a vehicle shortly before 2 a.m. east of Weldon.

RCMP arrested the driving saying he showed “obvious signs of intoxication."

Terry Hyggen is a corporal with the Yorkton Municipal RCMP Detachment. In addition to the drunk-driving charges, Hyggen is the subject of an internal code of conduct investigation into the allegations.

Witness recounts finding Marlene Bird after her assault

Nearly four weeks ago, Stacy Free had what she now calls an eye-opening experience: she was one of the first people to find Marlene Bird.

Bird is the homeless woman who was found beaten and burned at the beginning of the month.

On June 1, Free and a friend had left a Tim Hortons and were walking downtown when they came across a man trying to get into Nesbit Apartments. The man saw them and asked if they had a phone.

Black Lake murder trial: neither side agrees with first-degree murder

Last week, Allister Donard was on trial for a first-degree murder charge that came after a man died from a single gunshot outside of Black Lake in 2011.

Neither Donard’s defence counsel, Brent Little, or the Crown prosecutor Harold Johnson agreed with a first-degree conviction.

Little is asking for an acquittal on the basis of self defence while Johnson argued for a second-degree charge in court.

Sask. auctioneer places 3rd in world championship

A Prince Albert livestock auctioneer has placed in the top three at the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship.

Brennin Jack, head auctioneer of Heartland Livestock, said “it went real well.”

Jack competed against 30 other people from around the world in a two-part series on June 20 and 21. The first part was an interview segment, involving questions related to livestock industry knowledge. The second part was an auctioneer contest, selling 4,500 cattle.

Bodies recovered from truck submerged in Beaver River

The bodies of two men believed to be in their 20s have been recovered from a truck submerged in the Beaver River.

On Monday, RCMP confirmed two bodies were inside the truck. By the evening, the bodies had been recovered.

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