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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

'Favourite uncle' sentenced to time served in machete attack on sleeping nephew

'Favourite uncle' sentenced to time served in machete attack on sleeping nephew

Duplin was also put on probation for three years and is prohibited from possessing weapons and consuming alcohol or other intoxicating substances
'Favourite uncle' sentenced to time served in machete attack on sleeping nephew

'Favourite uncle' sentenced to time served in machete attack on sleeping nephew

Duplin was also put on probation for three years and is prohibited from possessing weapons and consuming alcohol or other intoxicating substances
Crown calls for 10-year jail term for machete attack on sleeping man

Crown calls for 10-year jail term for machete attack on sleeping man

Attacker was victim's 'favourite uncle'
Human smuggler sentenced to three years in prison

Human smuggler sentenced to three years in prison

The judge also noted that the accused did not seem remorseful
Driver found convulsing in major intersection pleads guilty to drug impaired driving

Driver found convulsing in major intersection pleads guilty to drug impaired driving

The driver was slapped with a $1,200 fine and a one-year driving prohibition
Police shouldn't have waited for paramedics to do roadside screening, judge rules

Police shouldn't have waited for paramedics to do roadside screening, judge rules

After a vehicle ended up on its side in a three-foot deep ditch on Allen's Side Road, officers on scene waited for the driver to be checked out before administering a screening and then arrested him
Public confidence in policing at stake in misconduct hearing, Tim Mitchell's lawyer argues

Public confidence in policing at stake in misconduct hearing, Tim Mitchell's lawyer argues

Hearing officer has reserved decision on motion to stay charges against Const. Matthew Keating
Civilian complaints body biased in Tim Mitchell case, police officer's lawyer argues

Civilian complaints body biased in Tim Mitchell case, police officer's lawyer argues

That, along with repeated investigations and delays means misconduct charges should be dismissed
Not enough evidence Ethier was the guy in gas bar robbery, judge rules

Not enough evidence Ethier was the guy in gas bar robbery, judge rules

The court heard testimony from six individuals — the gas bar attendant, three Ontario Provincial Police officers, and the accused 's mother, as well as his sister
Echo Bay man found with too many guns gets house arrest

Echo Bay man found with too many guns gets house arrest

He was on a 10-year prohibition at the time, with a limited exception for protecting his livestock