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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

Human smuggler's lawyer to argue against mandatory minimum sentence

Human smuggler's lawyer to argue against mandatory minimum sentence

Tamba Gbamanja Junior was found guilty of trying to bring three Nigerian nationals across the International Bridge into Sault, Ontario
Sault man's life cut short by 'horrific and senseless' murder

Sault man's life cut short by 'horrific and senseless' murder

Judge says brutal attack is something no human being should have to suffer
Child porn charges against local man stayed, judge places him on peace bond

Child porn charges against local man stayed, judge places him on peace bond

Crown cites warrant issues
New Year's stabbing charges dismissed

New Year's stabbing charges dismissed

The accused's evidence wasn't credible, but the judge wasn't satisfied that he wasn't acting in self defence
Phone call alerted police to heavily armed man walking around Wellington and Trunk, court hears

Phone call alerted police to heavily armed man walking around Wellington and Trunk, court hears

Police say the man had a handgun in his pants and four loaded magazines when they finally stopped him
Man gets jail for throwing big rock at stranger's car in Sault

Man gets jail for throwing big rock at stranger's car in Sault

It smacked right into the car's windshield
Man gets jail for throwing big rock at stranger's car

Man gets jail for throwing big rock at stranger's car

It smacked right into the car's windshield
Crown wants stricter conditions placed on Dylan Jocko after London issue

Crown wants stricter conditions placed on Dylan Jocko after London issue

He also had an incident in the Sault in the Gore Street area
Prosecutor calls for 'real consequences' for man who robbed LCBO with a syringe

Prosecutor calls for 'real consequences' for man who robbed LCBO with a syringe

The incident happened at Station Mall in February of 2018
Prohibited driving streak ends in jail term for local man

Prohibited driving streak ends in jail term for local man

A judge told Mark Vasey he doesn't think he has learned anything from previous incidents