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RCMP officer charged with impaired driving in Wollaston Lake ATV crash

A Wollaston Lake RCMP officer who was injured riding an RCMP ATV while off-duty now faces charges of impaired driving.

Constable Kevin Granrude was taken to hospital in Saskatoon on June 10, 2014 with serious head injuries after he was spotted by an on-duty officer, rolling the ATV he was on.

While in hospital, RCMP officers investigated why he was using the vehicle while off-duty and what caused the collision.

Woman found dead on snowmobile trail outside Prince Albert

Prince Albert RCMP are investigating the murder of 28-year-old Monica Burns, after her body was found on a snowmobile trail outside of the city.

Around 2:15 p.m. Saturday, officers received a call that there was a body on a snowmobile trail 15 km northwest of Prince Albert. When officers arrived, they discovered the body of an aboriginal woman who was pronounced dead on scene by a coroner.

Man accused in Marlene Bird case looking for new lawyer

It appears as though Leslie Ivan Roderick Black’s legal aid lawyer has spoken for him for the last time.

On Monday Tara Lennox-Zepp was in court representing Black, 29, who’s accused of a brutal sexual assault last June against Marlene Bird.

Little happened in court, where Black was not present, as Lennox-Zepp and Crown prosecutor Cameron Scott adjourned the matter exactly a month ahead.

Scott stated the decision of whether Black will face judge or jury will be moving ahead at that appearance, something that should “hopefully move it along the road.”

Prince Albert man charged for child pornography

A Prince Albert man was arrested last week and charged with having child pornography.

Members of the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit searched a home in Prince Albert on Jan. 7 before arresting 23-year-old Devin Daniels.

As a result of the search, Daniels has been charged with accessing and possessing child porn. He makes his first court appearance on Feb. 5.
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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.

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