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Linda Richardson

Linda Richardson is a freelance journalist who has been covering Sault Ste. Marie's courts and other local news for more than 45 years.

Recent Work by Linda

Man sentenced for possessing stolen property and break-in tools

Man sentenced for possessing stolen property and break-in tools

Sentence should be deterrent for man who has never been in custody before, says Crown
Michigan man asks border officer if he could buy pot

Michigan man asks border officer if he could buy pot

Canada Border Services Agency officer noted the driver was unstable on his feet, his eyes were glassy and pupils dilated
Man guilty of making intimate images available without consent

Man guilty of making intimate images available without consent

Guilty pleas are indicative of remorse, the defence said, adding that client admitted his guilt and is working on rehabilitation
Attacks on SAH workers stem from mental health issues, court hears

Attacks on SAH workers stem from mental health issues, court hears

On Canada Day, officers were dispatched to SAH about an unwanted person, who was causing a scene and problems in the emergency department
Toxic relationship leads to legal troubles

Toxic relationship leads to legal troubles

Woman tells court she's working hard to get life back to what it was
Man who disregarded court orders turned life around, says lawyer

Man who disregarded court orders turned life around, says lawyer

Defence attorney says he has been able to find Indigenous counselling that has made him 'a real success story'
Man sentenced for spitting on officer and impaired driving

Man sentenced for spitting on officer and impaired driving

'I hope you are very embarrassed for your actions,' said judge
Yelling and calling woman vulgar names breached probation

Yelling and calling woman vulgar names breached probation

Offences occurred three days in a row, and a custodial sentence is required, the prosecutor said
Attack on woman involved choking, threats and broken finger

Attack on woman involved choking, threats and broken finger

Man doesn't have criminal record, but judge says actions "are quite concerning" and aggravating
Man clocked at 150 km/h going through Garden River

Man clocked at 150 km/h going through Garden River

He has been involved in multiple pursuits and never stops for police, the court was told