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Saskatoon police investigating after cyclist hit by truck

One person is in hospital after a truck hit a cyclist in Saskatoon.

A truck heading south on Avenue E was turning right when it hit a man biking eastbound along the sidewalk on 22nd Street.

The accident happened just before noon on Monday.

There is still no word on the condition of the cyclist, or on whether any charges will be laid in the incident.  

Regina police say gun use on the rise

Police in Regina say they're finding more and more guns that have been used to commit crimes in the city.

“In the last couple months we’ve seen an increase, at least from what I’ve seen over the years,” said Inspector Rob Dean with the criminal investigation division of the Regina Police Service.

Dean said they’ve conducted more drug searches in recent history and those searches have uncovered illegal weapons, including firearms. Shotguns and .22 calibre rifles are the most common, he explained. A lot of those are being stolen from homes and vehicles.

Saskatoon police make pin pad fraud arrests

Saskatoon police have arrested two men believed to be connected to six pin pad frauds in the city.

Last Thursday, an officer recognized a van parked at 21st Street and 4th Avenue matching a description given to police earlier this summer from the Brandon Police Service.

A number of pin pad machines and credit cards were discovered in the vehicle.

A 33-year-old man and a 54-year-old man from Vancouver are now in custody facing several charges.

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Moose Jaw police chase down alleged impaired driver

A Moose Jaw man is facing several charges after temporarily eluding police on Sunday night.

Officers were called to Caribou Street and 4th Avenue in the west part of Moose Jaw to deal with an erratic driver around 6:30 P.M. Sunday night.

When they arrived they found an SUV that had been abandoned. A wheel was missing and it had been driving on the bare rim.

6-year-old dead on First Nation was murdered: RCMP

RCMP revealed Monday that the death of a young boy on a First Nation near Broadview appears to be murder.

The results of an autopsy in the death of Lee Bonneau were released around noon Monday. According to the Mounties the child's injuries were "consistent with an assault." It's now being classified as a homicide investigation.

The RCMP's Natalie Grey explains police are still trying to piece together what happened last Wednesday before the boy went missing.

Al Capone's family searches for truth behind Moose Jaw connection

Al Capone famously remarked, "I don't even know what street Canada is on," but his grandniece Deirdre doesn't think that's true.

Deirdre Capone is in Saskatchewan this week for the filming of Finding Al, a documentary about the connection one of the world's most notorious gangsters has with the province.

"Al Capone would bring the Joe Kennedys of the world up to... Canada. He would be the deal-maker. So he would love Canada, of course he would be up there," she says.

Motorcycle crash near Elbow sends one to hospital

A 45-year-old man is in Saskatoon hospital with serious injuries after a motorcycle crash near Elbow on Sunday afternoon.

RCMP said his motorcycle was traveling north when it was struck by an eastbound vehicle at the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway 44.

The 24-year-old man from Regina driving the eastbound vehicle was not hurt.

Elbow RCMP are currently investigating this collision.

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Busy Saturday night for Saskatoon police

Saskatoon Police were kept busy Saturday night after five drivers were caught behind the wheel intoxicated.

Shortly before 7 p.m. a vehicle ran into the back of another another vehicle that was stopped at a red light on McKercher and 8th Street. Police were called and a 49-year-old Saskatoon man is facing charges related to drinking and driving.

Bizarre chase near Watrous leads to soggy arrest

After stealing a truck and leading police on a wild chase, a 28-year-old Watrous man is facing numerous charges.

The thief was spotted driving on the highway when RCMP gave chase. But the thief fled into a grain field out of the reach of RCMP. Here, he stole another vehicle and continued through the field.

The victim of the theft, however, realized a chase was underway and took to his plane to try to help.
 

Community devestated after death of six-year-old boy

We're still slowly learning more about the death of a young boy on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation.
 
A 6-year-old boy was found fatally injured there Wednesday night.
 
Police haven't revealed any suspects, but say they are following leads.

In a news release Friday, RCMP said Lee Allan Bonneau was last seen outside of the community hall playing with some dogs. People on the reserve said Bonneau's foster mother was inside playing bingo.

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