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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

Driver who refused to provide breath sample off road for 12 months

Driver who refused to provide breath sample off road for 12 months

Judge also imposed one-year weapons prohibition with an exception for hunting for sustenance
Awful not to feel safe in your house, court hears

Awful not to feel safe in your house, court hears

A 10-year-old girl went to the door, locked it and kept woman out of the house, assistant Crown attorney Ellaree Metz said
Judge to rule on contentious dangerous driving case

Judge to rule on contentious dangerous driving case

Accused insisted police officers had put themselves in harm's way
Sentencing for terrifying Church St. apartment break-in postponed

Sentencing for terrifying Church St. apartment break-in postponed

A woman awoke to find a stranger, covered in blood and holding a large piece of glass, in her apartment
Violent theft at gas station fueled by substance abuse

Violent theft at gas station fueled by substance abuse

Store clerks are vulnerable people, often working alone with very little protection, judge said
Local businessman to appeal sexual assault conviction

Local businessman to appeal sexual assault conviction

Judge sentences Dasa Subramaniam to conditional discharge with 18 months probation, but a stay has been granted pending appeal
Cocaine, oxycodone, meth, fentanyl in system at time of 3-vehicle crash

Cocaine, oxycodone, meth, fentanyl in system at time of 3-vehicle crash

Lawyers jointly recommended a 12-month conditional sentence which will be served in the community
Man frustrated by COVID measures faces dangerous driving charge

Man frustrated by COVID measures faces dangerous driving charge

The driver "started yelling at me about the Charter and wearing a mask," and became belligerent, officer testifies
Man with 'atrocious' breathalyzer readings pleads guilty

Man with 'atrocious' breathalyzer readings pleads guilty

47-year-old convicted of multiple offences, including assault, breach of probation and failure to comply; 'I'm sorry for my actions and wasting taxpayers' money'
Man sentenced for drugs and $1,058 found in his pockets

Man sentenced for drugs and $1,058 found in his pockets

Defence and prosecutor jointly recommended the 24-year-old man receive an 18-month conditional sentence