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The man who was killed in a crash on Municipal Road 55 in Naughton late Friday night appeared to be in his mid-20s, said one of the first people to arrive at the scene.“I was in my backyard and I just heard an engine cut out,” said Lucy Gauthier, who lives on Municipal Road 55 near the intersection with Simon Lake Drive, where the crash occured.That sound was followed...

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May 23, 2015

Young man killed in Naughton crash, says witness

By 9 a.m. Saturday only small debris remained at the site of head-on collision between a car and ATV on Municipal Road 55 in Naughton the previous night. The ATV driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

The man who was killed in a crash on Municipal Road 55 in Naughton late Friday night appeared to be ...

May 22, 2015

Police arrest bank robbery suspect

A lone man robbed the Caisse Populaire in Azilda Friday afternoon, according to Greater Sudbury Police. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Sudbury Police arrested a 44-year-old man Saturday morning for a robbery at the Caisse Populaire in ...

May 22, 2015

Police nab 5 cellphone-using drivers

Using a handheld electronic device while driving resulted in charges for five drivers in Sudbury recently. Supplied photo.

During a traffic enforcement initiative as part of Canada Road Safety Week, Greater Sudbury Police l...

May 21, 2015

Missing man located

Greater Sudbury Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Edward Hillson, 62, who uses a black wheelchair for mobility. File photo.

Updated May 22 at 7:45 a.m. - Edward Hillson was located yesterday evening by Greater Sudbury Police...

May 21, 2015

Patch program aims to prevent Fentanyl abuse

Greater Sudbury's Fentanyl Patch4Patch Program, which aims to prevent abuse of the power pain relief drug, will be launched June 1. Supplied photo.

On May 20, more than 30 local pharmacists and other medical professionals came together to learn abo...

May 19, 2015

Second-degree murder charges laid in Wikwemikong case

The Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the murder of a Wikmemikong man who was murdered over the May long weekend. File photo

Second-degree murder charges have been laid in the death of a 33-year-old man, who police say was th...

May 19, 2015

Lost mountain biker rescued on Victoria Day

Greater Sudbury Police needed a police boat to rescue a mountain biker who became lost in the bush yesterday on Whitson Lake. Photo supplied

Just after 5 p.m. yesterday, Greater Sudbury Police received a distress call from the 48-year-old ma...

May 18, 2015

RIDE check nets pot, cocaine

Two men will be in court later this month to answer to drug charges following a RIDE check on May 16. File photo.

Two men face drug charges after being caught in a RIDE checkpoint May 16, said Greater Sudbury Polic...

May 18, 2015

Drunk man spits in faces of police, paramedics

A police officer and two paramedics were taken to Health Sciences North for an examination of potential communicable diseases after an impaired man spit in their faces.

A police officer and two paramedics were taken to Health Sciences North for an examination of potent...

May 17, 2015

Five impaired-driving charges handed out

Officers issued five Criminal Code offences May 16 to impaired drivers during a RIDE check, said Greater Sudbury Police Service.

Officers issued five Criminal Code offences May 16 to impaired drivers during a RIDE check, said Gre...

May 17, 2015

Man robs pharmacy just after noon

A man robbed the Remedies Pharmacy on Lasalle Boulevard May 16, stealing an undisclosed amount of narcotics, said Greater Sudbury Police Service.

A man robbed the Remedies Pharmacy on Lasalle Boulevard May 16, stealing an undisclosed amount of na...

May 16, 2015

Federal offender may be in Sudbury, says ROPE Squad

Craig Bigras is described as an Aboriginal male, 32 years of age, 5-foot-10 (178 cms), 181 lbs (82 kgs).

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locatin...

May 15, 2015

New awards honour social worker, police killed on job (11 photos)

Paula Wharton accepts the Nicole Belair Service Above Self Award. Photo by Patrick Demers.

The Greater Sudbury Police Service celebrated its first Our Shared Commitment Awards last night to r...

May 15, 2015

Homeowner interrupts break and enter

A suspect was arrested after a break and enter at an Albany Street detached garage May 14. Supplied photo.

A 30-year-old man is facing several charges after he broke into an Albany Street detached garage May...

May 14, 2015

Weekend bail court could cost city extra $100K a year

Plans to make Sudbury the permanent weekend court for Northern Ontario could cost local police more than $100,000 extra next year. File photo.

 Plans to make Sudbury the permanent weekend court for Northern Ontario could cost local police more...

May 14, 2015

City bus, car collide on Falconbridge Highway

A NorthernLife.ca reader sent in this photo of the collision between a car and a Sudbury Transit bus today on Falconbridge Road in Garson. Injuries have been reported and police are investigating. Photo supplied

Greater Sudbury Police is investigating a collision that occurred just after 1 p.m. today on Falconb...

May 14, 2015

'You're full of –it,' Sudbury woman tells phone fraudster

A Sudbury woman says she received a call Monday morning from a man with a heavy accent who threatened to kidnap her granddaughter unless she paid him a ransom of $1,000. File photo.

While telephone scams are becoming all too common these days, a Sudbury woman says she recently rece...

May 13, 2015

Sudbury was a safer city in 2014: police

Crime rates declined in Greater Sudbury last year, police said Wednesday, with an overall dip of 5.3 per cent in the number of offences committed compared to 2013. File photo.

 Crime rates declined in Greater Sudbury last year, police said Wednesday, with an overall dip of 5....

May 13, 2015

Reward offered for info on war memorial vandalism

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the identification of the person or people responsible for vandalizing the war memorial in Coniston over the weekend. Photo supplied.

Crime Stoppers and the Greater Sudbury Police Service are looking for the public's help in getting t...

May 13, 2015

Pregnant woman taken to hospital as precaution only: police

Greater Sudbury Police say a pregnant woman involved in a crash May 13 in Chelmsford was taken to hospital purely as a precaution. File photo

Police have no updated information on the pregnant woman involved in the two-vehicle collision on Ma...

May 13, 2015

On the ground with the police tactical unit (10 photos)

Greater Sudbury Police Service's tactical unit goes through an injured person rescue training scenario May 13 as part of Police Week activities. Photo by Arron Pickard.

As part of Police Week, Greater Sudbury Police Service's tactical unit demonstrated its skills at th...

May 13, 2015

Assault case against Sudbury constable begins today

The court case against Const. Christopher Labreche of the Greater Sudbury Police Service, who was charged with assault back in January, begins today in Sudbury. File photo.

The court case against a Greater Sudbury Police constable facing assault charges begins today.Back o...

May 13, 2015

Rock blocking roadway closes part of Hwy. 537

 Highway 537 from the junction of Highway 69 to Old Wanup Road is closed due to a rock blocking the roadway, according to a press release from the Ontario Provincial Police. File photo.

Highway 537 from the junction of Highway 69 to Old Wanup Road is closed due to a rock blocking the r...

May 12, 2015

RIDE check nabs driver three times over the limit

RIDE checks on May 8 resulted in one driver being charged with   impaired driving and over 80. Supplied photo.

One driver was charged with impaired driving and over 80 after being found to be more than three tim...

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