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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 who snuck through basement window, then lied to cops, gets house arrest

Man who snuck through basement window, then lied to cops, gets house arrest

Judge agreed with proposed sentence — four months of house arrest, then 12 months probation — so 45-year-old could continue working as a commercial fisherman
Jail time for man who couldn't stop stealing booze from Second Line LCBO

Jail time for man who couldn't stop stealing booze from Second Line LCBO

38-year-old former Algoma Steel employee was arrested 25 times last year for various crimes, including nearly two dozen thefts from west-end liquor store
Woman comes home to find thief inside, gets bit on hand

Woman comes home to find thief inside, gets bit on hand

29-year-old pleaded guilty to break-and-enter, as well as a previous theft of $875 worth of cosmetics from Shoppers Drug Mart; sentencing hearing set for June 13
'I know you'll never forgive me': Emotional day in court for pair sentenced in grisly death

'I know you'll never forgive me': Emotional day in court for pair sentenced in grisly death

53-year-old victim was discovered two years ago in a residence on Second Line West, bound and gagged; two men handed penitentiary sentences for their role in killing
Man with 99 convictions banned from Sault for three years

Man with 99 convictions banned from Sault for three years

'I have no intention whatsoever of returning to Aweres or Sault Ste. Marie,' says 63-year-old who pleaded guilty to threatening his neighbour
Woman who drank and drove 'learned a lesson the hard way'

Woman who drank and drove 'learned a lesson the hard way'

27-year-old involved in single-vehicle accident was fined $2,600 after pleading guilty to refusing to provide a breath sample, and could lose her job at a local non-profit shelter
Drug trafficker pleads guilty to smashing stolen pickup into two cop cars

Drug trafficker pleads guilty to smashing stolen pickup into two cop cars

40-year-old back in court next month to set date for sentencing hearing
Jury delivers guilty verdict in stabbing of teen girl

Jury delivers guilty verdict in stabbing of teen girl

An Elliot Lake man — charged with attempted murder for attacking a 17-year-old girl when he was 16 — was found guilty Tuesday night by a Sault Ste. Marie jury
Accused attacker takes the witness stand, denies stabbing 17-year-old girl

Accused attacker takes the witness stand, denies stabbing 17-year-old girl

'We said our normal goodbye. I gave her a hug, told her I loved her and gave her a kiss on the cheek': Elliot Lake man is on trial for allegedly stabbing a teenage girl when he was 16
Teen admitted to friend he stabbed 17-year-old girl, witness testifies

Teen admitted to friend he stabbed 17-year-old girl, witness testifies

Sixteen years old at the time, accused is on trial for attempted murder in connection with a knife attack that occurred on an Elliot Lake street in 2021
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