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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

Woman who cut teens in Mac's melee to spend time in jail

Woman who cut teens in Mac's melee to spend time in jail

The incident took place June 1
Incest trial to resume in October

Incest trial to resume in October

Offences are alleged to have taken place decades ago
Leaving husband 'a scary thing' says mother of alleged incest victim

Leaving husband 'a scary thing' says mother of alleged incest victim

The woman, who can't be identified by court order, says her daughter never shared details of the abuse - 'I don't think I want to know them'
Man accused of rape, incest needs to take responsibility, says second alleged victim

Man accused of rape, incest needs to take responsibility, says second alleged victim

A man is accused of raping both his daughter and his wife's sister when they were children
Woman tells court she reported incest decades ago. Nothing happened

Woman tells court she reported incest decades ago. Nothing happened

A Sault police detective testified he doesn't know why charges weren't laid
$36,000 in laundromat damage, other crimes were drug-related, court hears

$36,000 in laundromat damage, other crimes were drug-related, court hears

Judge impressed, though, with woman's progress since being arrested
Judge orders 'no Beer Stores and LCBOs,' for man who crashed stolen police car

Judge orders 'no Beer Stores and LCBOs,' for man who crashed stolen police car

Also no driving
Eric Mearow to stand trial on weapons charges

Eric Mearow to stand trial on weapons charges

The charges stem from a January police search of the Simpson Street home where he was residing
Man's two-month crime spree included cutting wires out of train cars

Man's two-month crime spree included cutting wires out of train cars

Drug use is to blame, says his lawyer
Woman accused of apartment building arson to undergo assessment

Woman accused of apartment building arson to undergo assessment

The 35-year-old is accused of arson, disregard for life