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  • Two police officers walk out of the parking garage under Nova Scotia supreme court with the suspicious package delivered to the court Tuesday morning.

    RCMP to oversee suspicious package investigation

    Adam Burns 0

    RCMP have announced they will oversee the investigation into suspicious packages destined for courthouses across the province. Packages have now been delivered to, or intended for, ten courthouses, with the latest five coming Wednesday in Yarmouth, Digby, Truro, Port Hawkesbury and Sydney. RCMP say local police forces will continue to investigate any further incidents, but

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  • British sailors charged with sex assault to be transferred to Alberta

    The Canadian Press 0

    Four British sailors charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm will be transferred from a Halifax military base to a military base in Alberta. Simon Radford, Joshua Finbow, Craig Stoner and Darren Smalley were granted bail on April 20 on conditions that they reside at Canadian Forces Base Stadacona, pay a $3,000 cash surety, not

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  • Air Canada Flight 624 rests off the runway after skidding during its landing at Stanfield International Airport in Halifax on March. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

    AC624: Class action lawsuit commenced over crash landing

    Zane Woodford 2

    Halifax lawyer Ray Wagner says he’s commenced a class-action lawsuit on behalf of passengers harmed by the crash of Air Canada Flight 624. A release from Wagners Law Firm says it’s teamed up with Camp, Fiorante, Matthews and Mogerman (CFM) — a Vancouver firm that specializes in aircraft crashes and disasters –  “to probe the

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  • Loretta Saunders' body was found off a highway in New Brunswick in February 2014.

    Loretta Saunders case: co-accused to be tried together

    The Canadian Press 2

    HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia judge has ruled that two people charged in the death of Loretta Saunders will be tried together. Chris Hansen, a spokeswoman for the province’s Public Prosecution Service, says Judge Josh Arnold of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court informed lawyers today that the first-degree murder trial of Blake Leggette and Victoria

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  • Mike Duffy leaves at the courthouse after Day 1 of his Senate expenses trial.

    Week one of Mike Duffy trial wraps in Ottawa

    The Canadian Press 1

    OTTAWA – The first week of Mike Duffy’s trial drew to a close with the court hearing that a lack of clarity in the Senate’s rules and regulations extended to how senators were expected to spend their annual office budget. The upper chamber’s former law clerk took the stand for a third straight day and

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  • David Sparks and attorney Laura McCarthy address the media on Monday, March 30 2015.

    David Sparks sentenced for violating publication ban

    The Canadian Press 4

    HALIFAX – A Halifax man who violated a publication ban by naming a sexual assault victim on a Facebook page has been sentenced to a $1,950 fine and one year of probation. David Winslow Sparks pleaded guilty in January to violating a publication ban that protected the woman’s identity. The 62-year-old man posted the woman’s

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  • Kyley Harris receives conditional discharge

    The Canadian Press 1

    HALIFAX – A former spokesman for Premier Stephen McNeil has received a conditional discharge on an assault charge. Kyley Harris was also handed nine months’ probation at a sentencing hearing today in Halifax provincial court. Harris pleaded guilty to the charge in December. Court was told Harris struck a woman in the face during a

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  • Former Dartmouth North MLA Trevor Zinck.

    Zinck was belligerent when pulled over, cop testifies

    The Canadian Press 1

    HALIFAX – A Halifax police officer testified today that former provincial politician Trevor Zinck was belligerent and resistant when he was pulled over for a breathalyzer test. Const. Dan Kavanaugh told provincial court he stopped Zinck’s vehicle in a Dartmouth parking lot on Oct. 2, 2013, after receiving a report of a possible impaired driver.

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  • SOARS head remanded on sexual assault charge

    The Canadian Press 1

    HALIFAX – The head of a Halifax agency that provides services for people with disabilities has been remanded into custody after he was charged with sexually assaulting a young woman. Anthony Leo Gough of Halifax was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation of a person with a disability and driving while disqualified.

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  • Fire crews surround a house on Dyke Rd. in Grand Desert, where RCMP say they found a large quantity of chemicals.

    Christopher Phillips remains in custody

    The Canadian Press 0

    HALIFAX – A Halifax judge has ruled that a man accused of threatening police with a dangerous chemical won’t be released on bail until a suitable guarantor can be found. Judge Alanna Murphy says the estranged wife of Christopher Phillips is not a suitable choice to provide surety for his bail. Gosia Phillips told provincial

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