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Apr 23 , 2014
Fire Destroys Old Theatre in Carbonear
The fire at the vacant building, known locally as the old Bond Theatre, was noticed by a passerby who spotted smoke coming from a window.
William Conway Pleads Guilty to Impaired Driving Death
Members of victim Veronica Lewis Doyle's family were present and were sobbing as Conway was lead into court by Sheriff's Officers.
Jody Hale Sentenced for Internet Luring
Hale was convicted of sending a series of disturbing, and what the judge described as 'predatory' messages, to one of his 14-year-old students over a period of time spanning from December of 2011 to May of 2012.
Residents March to Protest Road Conditions in St. Alban's
Residents marched to MHA Tracey Perry's office and presented her with a petition of 900 names. While a tender for road repairs on the Bay d'Espoir highway has been awarded, the group says that's not good enough.
RNC Quickly Catches Thief Thanks to Twitter
Surveillance photos of the suspect were circulated on Twitter today, and resulted in a tip from the public.
RNC Looking for Driver in Vehicle-Pedestrian Hit and Run
Police say a woman was struck by a truck just after 2 p.m. Monday, April 14th on Hamlyn Road.
Blue Whales in Bonne Bay Part of Group Killed Off Southwest Coast
Blue whale carcasses spotted in Bonne Bay in recent days belong to the same unlucky group of nine rare whales killed by ice of Cape Anguille earlier this season.
Opera on the Avalon responds to 'Fairies' Billboard; Apologizes
Opera on the Avalon was using the billboard to promote their upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Porter Introducing Flight Between Halifax and Stephenville
Porter will operate one weekly round trip during the months of July and August.
Potholes First, Litter Second
Councillor Sandy Hickman says they are two or three weeks behind with spring cleanup.
Family Giving Blood to Give Back on Behalf of Daughter
19-month-old Peyton Hill from Labrador City has four different heart defects.
High Rate of Violent Crime Other than Firearm
There were a total of 6,558 violent crimes reported to police in the province in 2012, 75 of which involved firearms. 970 of those crimes involved other weapons, including knives.
Two NFLDers Being Honoured for Bravery
Two Newfoundlanders are being honoured for their bravery at Government House in Ottawa tomorrow, one of them posthumously.
Child Sex Charges Against Nflder in Fort Mac
A Fogo Island man who had been working as a teacher's assistant in Fort McMurray is facing several child exploitation-related charges.
Barry Says PC Party Leadership Process is 'Flawed'
Bill Barry took several parting shots at the PC Party for the way it is selecting a new leader. Barry's feature interview with Fred Hutton is included in this story.
NAPE Demonstration on Group Homes Tomorrow
Being held outside Health Minister Susan Sullivan's office in Grand Falls-Windsor tomorrow at noon.
Survey of Local Waters to be Conducted
The Irish vessel RC Celtic Explorer will arrive in St. John's late Thursday and will be immediately loaded with necessary equipment to depart on Friday for the survey.
Violent Robbery of Elderly Woman on West Coast
Last night, just before midnight, an 82-year-old woman was walking home in the area of Broadway when she was approached by a woman whom she did not know.
Prediction on Fuel Prices in
Gasoline along with heating and stove oil are looking at an expected increase of almost 2 cents per litre.
Study Suggests Space and Need for Radiation Services on West Coast
Liberal Leader Dwight Ball says the study was undertaken by the Provincial Liberal Party to separate emotion from evidence.
Muskrat to Continue Until too Expensive: Premier
At one point the hydro development was cheaper by $2.5-billion, but an independent engineer's report into the project released last week showed the dam was struggling to stay on budget.
Future of Rural NL in Jeopardy: FFAW and Government
A 10,000 tonne quota cut to the inshore fishery announced early this month will affect some 2,200 plant workers and harvesters.
Cooke Aquaculture to Process Fish in Hermitage
Nell Halse of Cooke Aquaculture says they have entered into a long-term lease to operate the plant and process farmed salmon from both Cooke and Gray Aquaculture.
Protests Planned Against Taxi Insurance Costs
General Manager of Co-Op Taxi, Doug McCarthy, says the increase is on top of one they already had imposed on them last year.
Wildlife Officials Intercept Illegal Caribou Hunt
The provincial government has imposed a ban on caribou hunting in Labrador as a conservation measure.
Opposition Parties State Pro-Choice Views
The right to life issue has made headlines since Friday when the family of the man set to be Premier, Frank Coleman, participated in a march calling for an end to abortion.
Nalcor Supports Massachusetts Clean Energy Bill
Nalcor was one of a large number of utilities to express its support for the bill.
Laid Off Group Home Employees Can Apply with Blue Sky
Three homes in Burin, Stephenville, and Grand Falls-Windsor are closing after losing out in a provincial government tendering process.
Video of Store Robbery Released
A man is said to have broken into the Orange Store on Pennywell Road in St. John's at around 5:15 am.
St. John's Clarifies Snowclearing Budget; No Surplus
Danny Breen says the budget runs from January to December. The $10-million remaining in the budget will get them through to December 31st.
Heavy Ice Slowing Seal Hunt
On VOCM Nightline, Frank Pinhorn said so far they have harvested 23,000 seals, somewhat low for the start of the season.
Tuesday's Scores / Wednesday's Schedule
Apr 22 , 2014
Future Bleak Unless Quota Distribution Changed: FFAW
10,000 tonne quota cut to the inshore announced early this month will affect some 2,200 plant workers and harvesters.
Ready to Go When Byelection Called: Coleman
The one and only PC Leadership candidate says he's ready to go whenever Premier Tom Marshall decides to step down and a byelection is called.
Marshall will Vacate Seat for Premier Designate
Though there's no PC leadership race anymore with Bill Barry dropping out, Marshall suspects he'll be staying on at least until the end of the summer.
Preliminary Hearings Set in Lorretta Saunders Case
Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry were arrested in Ontario with Saunders' car days after she went missing.
Man Arrested for Involvement in HMP Riot Attack on Inmate
32-year-old Paul Connolly is accused in the February riot that targeted Kenny Green.
Quebec Hunters Prevented from Hunting Labrador Caribou
Officers were tipped off that a group of Innu hunters from Quebec had crossed the border with the intent of hunting the threatened herd.
$18-M Announced for Central Health Centre
Health Minister Susan Sullivan announced $18-million in funding to reconfigure and expand the dialysis unit, and redevelop the endoscopy, surgical unit and labs.
Bitters at MUN Recognized as 'Green' Restaurant
Bitters is the only LEAF-certified restaurant in the Atlantic provinces.
West Coast Hospital Plan Not Yet Complete
The hospital was promised under the Danny Williams government in 2007, and while the land has been cleared for years, there's no signs of construction.
Protest Planned over South Coast Road Conditions
Spokesman Robert Organ says roads in the area are in very poor condition, and they're tired of promises and no action.
Local Marathoners Call Boston their 'Everest'
It took 4 hours and 5 Minutes, but keith Butler did what he set out to do, which was push his friend John Grant across the finsh Line at Monday's Boston Marathon.
AIDS Committee to Release Report on Needle Exchange Program
Executive Director Gerard Yetman says the demand for clean needles has increased by more than 50 per cent in the last couple of years, up from 180,000.
Government Updates Online Geoscience Atlas
An interactive mapping app has been introduced that allows investors to print custom geoscience maps, overlay multiple layers of data, and download the most up-to-date information available.
Labrador Man Safe After Snowmobile Breaks Down
His wife decided to walk 11 km to the highway to get help when her husband didn't return from a short snowmobile ride.
Purse Theft From Funeral Home
A man walked into Caul's Funeral Home on LeMarchant Road Saturday pretending to take part in a wake that was ongoing.
Another Armed Robbery in St. John's
The robbery occurred yesterday evening around 6:00 when a man armed with a weapon entered the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on Topsail Road demanding drugs.
Some Salmon Fest Acts Fall Through
Grand Falls-Windsor mayor Al Hawkins says the promoters have been working to find a headline act for the show, but they have encountered a number of problems.
Bill 6 a 'Good First Step': Teenage Councillor
Bell Island councillor Donovan Taplin is defending a move by the province to have youth appointed to municipal councils.


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