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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

Defence lawyer at child porn trial says statements taken by officer shouldn't be admitted

Defence lawyer at child porn trial says statements taken by officer shouldn't be admitted

Lawyers will return to court May 11 to set date for judge to give decisions
New judge, Dana Peterson, follows footsteps of grandfather and great- grandfather to bench <b>(6 photos)</b>

New judge, Dana Peterson, follows footsteps of grandfather and great- grandfather to bench (6 photos)

Peterson's swearing-in was the first in-person ceremony in the province since the outbreak of the pandemic
No evidence of child porn found on computer or phones of accused, court hears

No evidence of child porn found on computer or phones of accused, court hears

Woman pleaded not guilty earlier this week
Child pornography trial continues

Child pornography trial continues

Crown and defence argue over admissibility of video evidence
Woman pleads not guilty to three child pornography related charges

Woman pleads not guilty to three child pornography related charges

Offences are alleged to have occurred between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec.31, 2017
Barkley-Dube's killer gets extension to unescorted absences program

Barkley-Dube's killer gets extension to unescorted absences program

Board cited the need for a slow, gradual reintegration into the community
Closing arguments made in case of soccer game violence

Closing arguments made in case of soccer game violence

Judge's decision not expected until Aug. 10.
Witness says defendant targeted almost as soon as he took to the field

Witness says defendant targeted almost as soon as he took to the field

Defendant says he 'absolutely had no intention of hurting anyone that day'
Court hears about soccer game that turned bloody

Court hears about soccer game that turned bloody

Blow fractured right eye orbital bone and the injury required 18 stitches
Civil trial alleging OPP assault in 2014 to resume in October

Civil trial alleging OPP assault in 2014 to resume in October

After seven days of testimony, the trial was adjourned