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Regina man sentenced for violent robbery of former Rider

The man charged with violently robbing a former Saskatchewan Roughrider is heading to prison.

In Regina Provincial Court on Wednesday, 22-year-old Jarrell Ashton Desjarlais pleaded guilty to robbery with violence. He received a five-year sentence.

It was back on May 12 when Desjarlais attacked Al Ford outside a liquor store in the 4000 block of Albert Street. Ford was carrying a case of beer when he was punched and knocked out. The 70 year old suffered fractures to his jaw and orbital bone along with cuts to his head.

Police remind parents to keep kids close at the EX

More than 30,000 people pack Prairieland Park for the Saskatoon EX each day, many of them children.
 
Saskatoon Police along with EX organizers are reminding parents to keep tabs on their kids while their enjoying the events.
 
"What I would certainly recommend is people to keep an eye, a close eye, on their children because of the crowd," Alyson Edwards with Saskatoon Police said. "We want to make sure we instruct our children about where to go and who to talk to if they feel they're lost."
 

Man driving golf cart near Lloydminster facing impaired driving charges

A young man from the Onion Lake First Nation is facing impaired driving charges after taking a golf cart for a drive on a highway.

RCMP received calls on the night of July 31 about the golf cart driving north on Highway 17. When Mounties found the man driving the golf cart, he blew nearly double the legal limit.

The 18-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving, driving over the legal limit and theft of a motor vehicle. RCMP say the golf cart was taken from the Sandy Beach area north of Lloydminster.

Teen sentenced to 3 years for Cornwall Centre stabbing

The 15 year old who pleaded guilty to stabbing four people at random at the Cornwall Centre in April has been sentenced.

The teen, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was arrested on April 15 after four people were attacked at random at the Regina mall. One man was hospitalized and all four recovered.

4 years since triple murder of Burmese family in Regina

Wednesday marks the fourth anniversary of the most horrific murders Regina has ever seen.

On August 6, 2010 the bodies of three Burmese refugees were found in their townhouse at 323 Oakview Drive, in the Uplands neighbourhood. Thirty-one-year-old Gray Nay Htoo, 28-year-old Maw Maw and their three-year-old son Seven June Htoo had been killed.

Fatal crash on Highway 39, northwest of Weyburn

One person is dead after a crash on Highway 39, northwest of Weyburn Tuesday evening.

RCMP say a semi tractor trailer collided with a Mazda3 near Yellowgrass, killing a 20-year-old man from Lang who was inside the car.

The driver of the semi was examined on the scene and released. The family of the man who died has been notified but his name will not be released.

Sask. attorney reacts to Mr. Big ruling

A Supreme Court ruling on a controversial police investigation technique will have implications for cases across the country, including Saskatchewan.

Alberta man dies after hitting the ditch on Highway 7

A 38-year-old Alberta man is dead after a crash on Highway 7 Monday night.

Just before 11 p.m. on Aug. 4, Rosetown RCMP responded to a single vehicle crash just east of Fiske. Police believe the man driving was the lone occupant and had been ejected from the vehicle after entering the ditch.

The driver was transported via STARS Air Ambulance to the Royal University Hospital with serious life-threatening injuries. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Two treated for dog bites after Saskatoon police chase

Saskatoon police have four people in custody after recovering a stolen vehicle,

It happened at 11 p.m. Monday night when a canine unit out on patrol checked the plate of an SUV and discovered it had been reported stolen.

Four suspects allegedly took off on foot when they noticed they were being followed.

Police report that all four were picked up within minutes.  A 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl had to be treated for dog bites.

Regina police seek information in pair of shootings

Two men in their 20s were shot minutes and blocks apart from each other in Regina early Tuesday morning.
 
At about 12:57 a.m., Regina police officers were called out to the 1100 block of Cameron Street. There they found a 20-year-old man outside of a home who had apparently been shot.
 
Then, just two minutes later, officers were called out to the 1300 block of Garnet Street in north central. There they found a 24-year-old man outside of a home who had also apparently been shot.
 

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