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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 35 years.

Recent Work by Linda

Figliola apologizes for 'inconvenience', decides to pay back $1,080.63 he expensed for a conference <b>(update)</b>

Figliola apologizes for 'inconvenience', decides to pay back $1,080.63 he expensed for a conference (update)

Former fire chief says he wasn't registered for the conference, but did have 'several network meetings' and expensed it 'without intending to deceive anyone'. His criminal charges have now been stayed
City police officer sentenced for assaulting colleague's girlfriend

City police officer sentenced for assaulting colleague's girlfriend

The off-duty confrontation took place in August, 2016
Schwarz decision to be delivered May 28

Schwarz decision to be delivered May 28

Crown argues defence is based on 'hackneyed and discredited myth' during closing arguments in physician's sexual assault trial
Doctor says sexual assault didn't happen

Doctor says sexual assault didn't happen

The denial comes on the heels of a female patient's emotion-charged testimony that began Wednesday and wrapped up Thursday morning at the Sault Ste. Marie courthouse
Patient tells judge she confronted local doctor after examination-room groping

Patient tells judge she confronted local doctor after examination-room groping

Issue began after joke about oral sex, court hears as Crown lays out its case
Fish Hatchery Road firearm incident lands man in jail

Fish Hatchery Road firearm incident lands man in jail

The gun in question was broken
Judge urges local man jailed for break-ins to seek drug treatment

Judge urges local man jailed for break-ins to seek drug treatment

'You appear to be in a bit of denial' — judge
Witness descriptions of cocaine deals at Elliot Lake man's home were enough for a warrant, appeal panel rules

Witness descriptions of cocaine deals at Elliot Lake man's home were enough for a warrant, appeal panel rules

One informant told police Fred Rojas-Machuca kept cocaine at his home and delivered it by foot, the Ontario Court of Appeal heard
Witness descriptions of cocaine deals at local man's home were enough for a warrant, appeal panel rules

Witness descriptions of cocaine deals at local man's home were enough for a warrant, appeal panel rules

One informant told police Fred Rojas-Machuca kept cocaine at his home and delivered it by foot, the Ontario Court of Appeal heard
Honest girlfriend, tattoos gave away gas thief's true identity

Honest girlfriend, tattoos gave away gas thief's true identity

He had stolen gas in Iron Bridge to fill up the stolen van he was driving