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May 28 , 2015
Threat Forces Lock Down at Mary's Harbour School
A local teenager has been detained and police are interviewing a number of possible witnesses.
Cabot Tower Closed for Repairs
Parks Canada says tower will be closed for six to eight weeks.
Committee Calls for Permanent Cleanup of Manolis L
The Manolis L Citizens' Response Committee is concerned more fuel will leak from the sunken paper carrier.
IceCaps Unveil New Logo
The new logo features the colours of the Montreal Canadiens.
'Arctic Alive' Teaches Children About the North
A huge map of the North was unveiled at the Rooms today to help students better understand it.
Sentencing Next Week for Convicted Arsonist
55-year-old Gary Flynn was convicted of arson with disregard for human life.
Nominations Open for Faces of Mental Illness Campaign
The campaign features five people's experiences living with mental illness
Man Accused of Smuggling Drugs Called to Court
26-year-old Matthew Hubbard was allegedly caught with 23 pounds of marijuana.
Restaurant Raises Money to Stay Open
The Justin Thyme Bean and Bistro in Norris Point is trying to stay open after a string of bad luck.
RNC Investigating Armed Robbery at West End Irving
RNC say an armed man entered a gas station at about 4:15 this morning and demanded certain items.
Driver Charged After CBS Accident
The 24 year old was attempting to turn left onto Peachytown Road from the CBS Highway when his vehicle collided with another vehicle travelling east.
Doctor Warns of Increasing Illness Due to Obesity in Children
A St. John's paediatrician says the Janeway is seeing more and more children suffering with illnesses associated with being overweight and obese.
Gas Up Over Two Cents a Litre
Diesel on the island and propane have both dropped by about half a cent, while diesel in Labrador is virtually unchanged.
Gander Mayor to Motorcycle Gang: Go Away
Claude Elliott is warning renters that the gang is likely looking for a new property to occupy, as they have left their previous space.
23 Year Old Woman Admits Role in Ultramar Robbery
Alesha O'Regan helped Gordon White and Devon Hart hold up an Ultramar gas bar last July.
Alarming Numbers for Increasing Cancer Rates in Province
The Canadian Cancer Society's Matthew Piercey says the average cancer rate within the province is going to increase 70% between 2003-2007 and 2028-2032.
Provincial Parties United in Condemnation of Halibut Quota Cuts
All three parties supported a government private member's resolution yesterday that condemned the halibut quota cut. MHAs are calling on the federal government to reverse the decision.
Few Details on How Liberals Managed to Pay Off $885,000 Debt
The Liberal Party is now debt free after a peak high $885,000 of debt built since 2003, though Leader Dwight Ball is offering little detail on how the funds were paid off.
Education Graduates Seeking Employment Outside the Province
With more teachers in province than jobs, many education graduates are seeking employment outside the province, and outside the country to put their skills to use.
Corner Brook Resident Documents Snowfall in Time-Lapse Video
Stephen Mugford recently posted a 58 second time-lapse video, which began in January, and ended in early May, capturing one frame per hour during that time.
May 27 , 2015
Accused in Major Drug Bust Appealing Bail Decision
Arlen Hodge was arrested in St. John's on May 6th, and bail was denied last week.
Sewing Needle Found in Potatoes Purchased in Corner Brook
The RNC in Corner Brook are investigating another apparent case of potatoes that have been tampered with.
Liberal Party Officially Debt-Free
Leader Dwight Ball is heralding the accomplishment, as he set the goal to eliminate the debt when he took over the party in 2013
Second Inmate Death in Atlantic Region in Recent Months
33-year-old Matthew Hines was found at the prison yesterday in need of medical attention.
Photo of Truck Dumping Sewage Near Exploits Raises Stink Online
The photo has surfaced on both Facebook and Twitter, and residents say they're not happy it appears the town is dumping raw sewage into the Exploits River.
NL Expecting 3,500 New Cancer Cases this Year
The number of new cancer cases in Canada is expected to rise about 40 per cent in the next 15 years.
No Injuries After Car Hydroplanes, Flips on TCH
The vehicle, which was travelling westbound, left the road around 5:40 this morning. The lone occupant of the car was not injured.
Dunphy Shooting Results Delayed, Need for Local Forensics Lab Raised
Right now, forensics evidence is sent to an out of province lab for processing and examination, a process defence lawyer Erin Breen says is lengthy.
Man Sentenced to Year of Probation after Pleading Guilty to Assault
Adulaziz Alshmari lives in St. John's and has a short but related record.
Possibility of Delays and Cancellations as Airport Upgrades Underway
Summer travellers may face flight cancellations, delays, or diversions this summer as the St. John's International Airport implements its Airfield Accessibility and Safety Project.
Province Signs Contract for Harbour Grace Stadium Construction
The multi-purpose facility will include an NHL-size ice surface as well as a community room and kitchen.
Man Wanted on 17 Charges in Edmonton Arrested in St. John's
Alberta police reached out to the RNC this week and as a result, officers arrested a 50-year-old man just after 1:30 yesterday afternoon.
Pair Arrested on Assault Charges in Mount Pearl
An RNC investigation into an incident that happened in Mount Pearl around 11:00 Monday night led to the arrest of two men yesterday.
Wayne Dyer Coming Back to St. John's
Best selling author and motivational speaker Dr. Wayne Dyer will give a presentation on Friday night at Gower St. United Church.
RNC Investigating Two Incidents Involving Corvettes
The RNC say a grey Corvette, involved in an accident at Fieldian Gardens in St. John's early yesterday morning has been reported stolen.
Vale, RCMP Determine Long Harbour Threat to be Harmless
Manager of Corporate Relations at Vale, Bob Carter, says a contractor at the site found a message scrawled on a bathroom stall and alerted officials.
Fisheries Fund is Gone, but CETA Moves Forward with NL Support
The province has been in a long battle with Ottawa over the deal dating back to 2013 when an agreement was signed to give up MPRs in exchange of a joint $400-million fisheries fund.
Gas Predicted to Go Up Just Under Two Cents
The consumer group for fair gas prices says the price of fuel is going to jump by 1.7 cents a litre, while diesel will be unchanged and other fuels will go up about a tenth of a cent.
Axtionator 360 Province's First Indoor Amusement Ride
A new ride for kids and adults alike is making making waves at Axtion Climb in Mount Pearl.
Green Rock Wins National Award for Selling Electric Vehicles
The Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards handed out three honours, including the Dealership Inspiration Award to Green Rock E.V.S.
A Very Happy Birthday for $2M Lottery Winner
Sobeys on Ropewalk Lane sold the winning ticket.
May 26 , 2015
RCMP Officers Shave for the Brave
"B" Division Commanding Officer Tracy Hardy was first to face the razor.
St. Philip's Man Takes Home $2M Prize from ALC
Jim Hynes received a few lottery tickets for his 53rd birthday on Sunday, won $60, and decided to purchase three $200 -Million Extraordinarie ticket - one which landed him the $2-million prize.
RNC Nab Driver Impaired Over 3 Times Legal Limit
It is not a record when compared to recent drunk driving busts but the RNC stopped a man well over the edge just after 2:00 yesterday afternoon.
Wabush Steelworkers' Union Losing Retiree Benefits
The Steelworkers' Union in Wabush has been informed that, as of June 1st, their retiree medical benefits and the $12,500 retiree life insurance benefit will be terminated due to Cliffs' creditor protection filing.
Marine Atlantic to Purchase Blue Puttees and Highlanders with $375M
The money will be used to purchase the Blue Puttees and the Highlanders.
Virginia Plaza Building to House Apartments, not Condos
Councillor Tom Hann who found out about the adjustment second-hand, says he's disappointed the developer failed to contact the city.
Marina Cruise Ship Stops in St. John's
It's a beautiful day for a cruise and an even nicer one for a cruise ship. 1,250 passengers and 780 crew members of the cruise ship Marina came to St. John's today to take in the sights.
Astaldi Picks up Cost of Scrapped Muskrat Dome
As the main contractor, government says Astaldi will pick up the cost of the half-complete dome.
Case of Owner of Condemned Dog Set Over To July
A man accused of failing to tether his dog and allowing his animal to cause a hazard was called to court today.

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