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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.

SERM cleaning spill after fuel truck rollover on Highway 102

A team from Safety and Environmental Risk Management (SERM) and a La Ronge petroleum company are working together to clean up a spill near Missinipi.

Around 11 p.m. Monday, La Ronge RCMP was called to the scene where a fuel truck had rolled nine kilometres south of Missinipi on Highway 102.

RCMP confirm two bodies inside submerged vehicle near Beauval

Although the vehicle hasn't been recovered from the water, RCMP confirm that two bodies are inside a pickup truck that plunged into the Beaver River near Beauval.

RCMP found debris from a vehicle on the bridge on Highway 165 Saturday morning. Officers had been patrolling for a vehicle after complaints had been made around 7:15 a.m. about a possible impaired driver speeding around the community north west of Prince Albert.

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