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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

Man truly sorry for stealing $8,000 in copper: judge

Man truly sorry for stealing $8,000 in copper: judge

Local lawyer steps in after legal aid wouldn't
Judge gives man earful for crimes against mom

Judge gives man earful for crimes against mom

And both the Crown and his own lawyer suggested he do jail time
Another man faces judge for part in fiery homebrew jail riot

Another man faces judge for part in fiery homebrew jail riot

He pleaded guilty to covering up windows so jail guards couldn't see what was going on
Witness in human smuggling case 'manipulative and unsavory': Judge

Witness in human smuggling case 'manipulative and unsavory': Judge

The man who did it was released, but isn't allowed to hold a passport
Guy caught redeeming stolen scratch tickets gets jail time

Guy caught redeeming stolen scratch tickets gets jail time

He was caught on camera
Man from alleged urine incident on city bus gets probation

Man from alleged urine incident on city bus gets probation

He admitted to striking the bus driver in the face
Man to police officer who just pulled him over: 'I'm hammered'

Man to police officer who just pulled him over: 'I'm hammered'

Two hours later, he registered more than double the legal limit
Man to police officer who just pulled him over: 'I'm hammered'

Man to police officer who just pulled him over: 'I'm hammered'

Two hours later, he registered more than double the legal limit
Repeat offender pleads guilty to a number charges, court hears

Repeat offender pleads guilty to a number charges, court hears

Matters have been put over until Aug. 12, so that Neveau can make contact with a Gladue report writer
Aunt reported nephew to police 'because he needed some help,' court hears

Aunt reported nephew to police 'because he needed some help,' court hears

Matthew Nieminen pleaded guilty to two counts of using a stolen debit-credit card