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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

Driver who took out MacDonald Avenue utility pole not allowed to drive for a year

Driver who took out MacDonald Avenue utility pole not allowed to drive for a year

The conviction also resulted in a fine
Bear spray DNA evidence key to Crown's case in home invasion trial

Bear spray DNA evidence key to Crown's case in home invasion trial

His lawyer says it doesn't mean he was there
Man behind wheel of ditched truck to police officer: 'I'm in trouble'

Man behind wheel of ditched truck to police officer: 'I'm in trouble'

Prosecutor says driver was 'a grave danger to himself and others'
There have to be real consequences to prohibited driving: Prosecutor

There have to be real consequences to prohibited driving: Prosecutor

Man caught driving while under criminal and provincial prohibitions gets 'house confinement'
Police find meth in sweater pocket

Police find meth in sweater pocket

The man who was wearing the sweater was also convicted of having prohibited bear spray
Mother 'honest but mistaken' in identifying son as gas station robber: lawyer

Mother 'honest but mistaken' in identifying son as gas station robber: lawyer

Both Crown and defence lawyers agree: identification is the issue in this case
Accused's sister says he isn't the guy in a gas station robbery video

Accused's sister says he isn't the guy in a gas station robbery video

An OPP officer says it 'absolutely' is
Man accused of armed robbery 'seemed pretty calm' witness tells Crown

Man accused of armed robbery 'seemed pretty calm' witness tells Crown

Alexandre Ethier in court after pleading not guilty to three charges, including carrying a weapon to commit an offence
Man accused of armed robbery 'seemed pretty calm' witness tells Crown

Man accused of armed robbery 'seemed pretty calm' witness tells Crown

Alexandre Ethier in court after pleading not guilty to three charges, including carrying a weapon to commit an offence
'Sportsman' didn't understand seriousness of firearms prohibition breach, lawyer argues

'Sportsman' didn't understand seriousness of firearms prohibition breach, lawyer argues

A judge will decide whether an Echo Bay man will spend time behind bars for having more guns than he was supposed to have