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Jul 31 , 2015
Ross Wiseman Done with Politics
Finance Minister Ross Wiseman, who has held numerous senior ministries over the years, will not be seeking re-election in the coming provincial election.
One Dead, Two Injured in Helicopter Crash
Two other passengers in are in stable condition.
Dangerous Driver Charged After Three High-Speed Chases
RNC have picked up 19-year-old Adam Whalen, who owes $21,000 in fines and according to the RNC has demonstrated a blatant disregard for public safety when behind the wheel.
Outlaw Bikers Meet the Blue Wall Again
Stopped en masse outside Port aux Basques
Preliminary Inquiry Begins for Stacey
Raymond Stacey is accused of murdering Clifford Commerford in January.
Vale Workers Accuse Company of Ignoring Safety
A worker says people are being exposed to toxic fumes because of a hole in the building at Long Harbour.
MUN Closed Due to Lead in Water
Memorial University's St. John's campus will be closed today due to higher than acceptable levels of lead found in two of three water tests.
Trial for CO Accused of Assaulting Inmate Concludes
Judge James Walsh will render his decision on August 14th.
Gruchy to Run for NDP Nomination
The well-known lawyer and mental health advocate is seeking the NDP nomination in the district of Cape St. Francis.
Man Accused of Assaulting Police Officers to Stand Trial at Supreme Court
Gordon Bishop, 31, has been in custody at HMP since his January arrest.
High Winds Make for Hard Passage for Atlantic Vision
The MV Atlantic Vision found itself stuck outside Placentia Bay for 10 hours yesterday due to high winds.
Police Dog Sidelined to Undergo Cancer Treatment
Arek had to undergo emergency surgery this week but complications meant he lost a great deal of blood. Another RNC recruit, Dyson stepped in to donate blood.
St. John's Woman Accused of Defrauding Film Festival
The case has been set over until October.
St. John's Wants Answers from Party Leaders
Council wrote letters to Premier Paul Davis, Liberal leader Dwight Ball, and NDP leader Earle McCurdy asking them for their stances on issues important to the city.
Decision on Radioactive Material Delayed for Study
Crosbie Industrial Services is looking to store NORMs or 'naturally occurring radioactive material' at a facility on Logy Bay Road, but the province is delaying a decision on that pending further study.
Bob Buckingham Seeking NDP Nomination
Well known lawyer Bob Buckingham is looking to represent the New Democrats.
Former DFO Employees in Court for Fraud Today
Kevin Barnes and Brian Stone are also accused of breach of trust.
Provincial Sports Page
Softball, soccer
Thursday's Games/Friday's Schedule
Jays use the long ball for a victory of K.C.
Jul 30 , 2015
Bikers Charged After Traffic Stop
Outlaw biker gangs have started arriving on the island. Early this morning 12 charges were laid during a traffic stop near Port Aux Basques against bikers wearing gang colours, however no word on what those charges were.
MV Atlantic Vision Dock Docking Delayed
The ferry was at sea for over 27 hours due to poor weather conditions.
NL Woman Who Died in NS Prison Not Given Help She Needed: Advocacy Group
Camille Strickland-Murphy was found unresponsive in her cell yesterday.
Boalag Trial Delayed Again
The Crown says the multiple delays could impact the lives of the alleged victims involved and hurt its case.
Suncor Looking into 10,000 Kilo Gas Leak
Suncor is investigating to determine how a gas leak went unnoticed for 20 hours.
No Progress in Layman Case
The Crown Prosecutor is still reviewing Nicholas Layman's medical report. Layman, 20, is accused of stabbing a young boy on a crowded soccer field.
Woman Charged with Arson Set for NCR Hearing
Margaret O'Rourke, 41, is charged with deliberately setting fire to a house two years ago.
Judy Manning Wins Placentia - St. Mary's PC Nomination
Former Justice Minister Judy Manning has won the right to represent the PCs in her home district of Placentia - St. Mary's, receiving almost twice the votes of challenger Colin Corcoran.
Slade Considers Options After Losing Liberal Nomination Battle
Over 4,000 people voted in the nomination contest, resulting in Steve Crocker edging out Sam Slade to represent the Liberals in Carbonear - Trinity - Bay de Verde.
Car Flips on Outer Ring in Heavy Rain
There's a lot of water down as the rain began falling last night earlier than first forecast.
Baine Johnston Corporation Buys Old Canadian Tire Building
Baine Johnston Corporation will move Leon's Furniture to the Elizabeth Avenue location.
Regatta Hall of Fame Swells by Three
Two builders and a rower added yesterday.
Reptile Group Urges Public to Involve Experts Upon Finding Exotic Animals
A snake that made its way across Southlands Boulevard with the help of a construction worker has died of injuries.
Stolen Items Returned By RNC
Thirty-six hours and 50,000 views later, the victim of the #SummerGrinch has had his stolen items returned.
Online Video Leads to Dangerous Driving Charges in HVGB
RCMP have tracked down the driver of a dirt bike that was travelling alongside Hamilton River Road at a high rate of speed Tuesday, passing a number of vehicles as the driver pulled a wheelie.
Arrest Made in ATM Fraud Case
A 32-year-old was taken to the lockup yesterday and charged with four counts of fraud and one for carrying a concealed weapon.
No Casinos Permitted in Province, But None Being Proposed Either
Finance Minister Ross Wiseman says a decision was made a couple years back that a casino would not be permitted in the province, and he says nothing has changed.
Scott Andrews Polling to Determine Independent Election Bid
The former Liberal MP was removed from the Liberal caucus following allegations of inappropriate behaviour involving an unnamed NDP MP. Andrews has protested the way the matter was handled, but has not indicated if he will run again.
Province Puts $800,000 Toward Healthcare in Clarenville
Government has put more than $500,000 towards healthcare equipment at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville. In addition, about $300,000 has been set aside to purchase equipment and furnishings for the new 12-bed protective care residence.
Provincial Sports Page
Clowe/Purcell Golf Tournament has been cancelled.
Wednesday's Scores/Thursday's Schedule
Wednesday's Scores/Thursday's Schedule
Jul 29 , 2015
Henneberry Allowed to Appeal Conviction in Loretta Saunders' Murder
Earlier this month, the Saunders family learned of the potential appeal, even though Henneberry had missed the 30-day deadline.
St. John's Man Charged with Child Luring
49-year-old Rodney Parsons is facing five charges including using a computer system to communicate with a person under the age of 18.
Avalanche the Husky Returns Home After Six Months
Six months and three days, drone searches, a police search from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia, and a story that has spread through social media.
Pink Tour Travelling the Province to Educate on Breast Cancer
The project by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation will see a pink van make 30 stops in 21 communities as part of a public education campaign aimed at reducing risks of developing breast cancer.
Parkinson Receives Federal Jail Time for Theft
Kim Parkinson had requested a more lengthy sentence than the Crown had proposed, saying she wanted to avail of the addictions programs available to her from a federal institution.
Man Stabbed in Downtown Domestic Dispute
RNC responded just after midnight. The victim has been rushed to hospital. RNC Major Crimes were called to the scene as well as workers from Child, Youth and Family Services.
Automatic Garbage Collection is the Way to Go, says Simms
The mayor of one of the few municipalities in the province with automated garbage collection says the system has worked well - and Randy Simms recommends others go the same route.
NL Touted as Canada's Hidden Mountain Biking Gem
A recent article describes the province as home to raw, beautiful, ocean front, root-filled, wet and gnarly trails that can create good mountain bike riders.
Ann S. Pierce Vessel Embarking on Aquaculture Research
It's part of the provincial government's funding of over $1-million over two years for research to support the aquaculture industry.
New Jerseys for the IceCaps Unveiled
The St. John's IceCaps have unveiled their new jerseys as an affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens.

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