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Accused in Marlene Bird assault case not in court again

The man accused of brutally assaulting Marlene Bird was not present for his court appearance on Wednesday.

Leslie Ivan Roderick Black was scheduled to appear at the Prince Albert Provincial Court. Instead, there was a brief update from his lawyer.

Black faces charges of aggravated assault and attempted murder.

His next court date is set for Oct. 1, as his defense counsel prepares. Black is expected to be in the courtroom this time.

Police in Prince Albert arrested Black in July in connection to the assault against 47-year-old Bird.

Naked man bites police dog in Prince Albert

A police chase in Prince Albert ended with a strange twist when a naked man bit a police dog.

On Tuesday at around 2:30 a.m., police in Prince Albert were called to Little Red River Park after a man took off in his car. He was allegedly under the influence of drugs.

Police were able to locate the vehicle. A short pursuit began when the man refused to pull over. The driver attempted to turn onto Highway 11 but instead, the vehicle slid into the ditch. When the man exited the vehicle, he was completely naked and took off running from police.

Pelican Narrows man faces 2nd-degree murder charge

Pelican Narrows RCMP have arrested 32-year-old Adam Terrance Sewap in relation to the death of a 29-year-old man.

Around midnight Monday, officers were called to a residence in Pelican Narrows after a fight between two men. When they arrived, police discovered the 29-year-old man in serious condition. He was taken to hospital.

He was pronounced him dead from his injuries upon arrival.

The name of the victim is not being released by RCMP at the request of the family.

Inquest into police shooting in Prince Albert begins this week

A 27-year-old man shot multiple times by police will be the subject of a special inquiry this week in Prince Albert.

Ryan Natomagan was shot last summer in Prince Albert, at a housing complex on the city’s east side. He died from his injuries in the hospital.

Natomagan was said to be carrying a knife, when the two officers approached him.

The investigator appointed by the ministry of justice will interview witnesses, evaluate the police investigation, and will report back to the ministry of justice.

P.A. residents shocked over homicide

Residents in Prince Albert’s west flat were surprised to wake up to a crime scene this morning.

Prince Albert Police are currently investigating a homicide that occurred in the area, Saturday evening.

"There was about six cop vehicles...The cops came around first on Friday night, middle of the night and then the tape was put up the next day," said Lauren Robillard, who lives three doors down from the house under investigation.

Officers were called to the 1100 block of 14th Street West around 6:30 p.m. by Parkland Ambulance paramedics for assistance.

Unionized Cameco workers picket at PA Airport

Following the breakdown of negotiations between union reps and Cameco officials, unionized workers picketed at Prince Albert Airport on Monday.

“We’re very disappointed in Cameco and we tried to negotiate with them and effective Aug.30 they locked us out. We couldn’t reach a deal. We weren’t asking for a whole lot," president of steel workers local 8914 Phil Morin said.

Starting Monday morning, up to 30 workers began picketing with signs that read “Locked Out by Cameco” at the entrance to Prince Albert Municipal Airport.

UPDATED: La Ronge police looking high and low for missing boy

A little boy missing in northern Saskatchewan has been found.
 
6-year-old Andrew Prosper was playing outside with his friends Friday night in Sucker River, but not long after he went out his mother discovered he was missing.
 
Police were called out and say they have checked throughout the community. 

On Saturday around 7:35 a.m. the family discovered the boy safe with a family member in Sucker River.

The RCMP would like to thank everyone who helped with the search for the missing child.

Volunteers recount finding missing P.A. canoeists

A northern Saskatchewan canoe trip ended in a tale of tragedy and survival for a Prince Albert family.

Well-known outdoor enthusiasts David Dice and his wife Enid were travelling along the Churchill River when their canoe overturned, reportedly after they hit a set of rapids. Their family has confirmed their identity.

The 62-year-woman was out in the wilderness for eight days on her own. Those who helped find Enid describe a bittersweet rescue.

P.A. woman survives 8 days in wilderness

Only one of two people missing on a canoe trip will be returning home, after she survived in the wilderness for more than a week.

David and Enid Dice from Prince Albert were on a trip with a group to go canoeing northeast of Pinehouse, including Kinosaskaw Lake. The couple in their sixties were supposed to check in with their son via a tracking device early last week but he didn't hear from them.

Pinehouse RCMP received a call Tuesday morning that someone spotted an overturned canoe on the Lake. A float plane operator said he could see a man's body inside.

Rural accident claims life, injures two

A fatal early morning accident between the Sturgeon Lake and Wahpeton First Nations could have been much worse if one passenger didn’t have a phone.

Prince Albert RCMP reports that on Sunday morning around 3 a.m. officers and emergency officials from Buckland Fire and Parkland Ambulance attended the scene of the single vehicle collision.

Upon arrival officials declared a 24-year-old Sturgeon Lake band member dead on scene.

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