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Rollover backs up traffic on Circle Drive Bridge North

Traffic was backed up on Circle Drive North Bridge due to a vehicle rollover Tuesday morning.

Saskatoon Police said they got a call at 8:48 a.m. that a blue Ford truck had struck a barrier and landed on its roof while driving eastbound on the bridge.

A caller to the newsroom said traffic had been backed up for around 30 minutes while he waited to get onto Preston Avenue at 9:30 a.m.

Police said that the driver was not injured and road conditions likely caused the accident.

RCMP warn people about fake Grey Cup tickets

With the 101st Grey Cup coming up in Regina, a few bad apples are taking advantage of Rider Pride. 

Police are warning people of fake tickets being sold online for the Championship game between Hamilton and the Roughriders.

RCMP say people should beware of any offer that calls for people to wire or email transfer money before they get tickets.

They're encouraging people to use the Grey Cup Championship Game official website to buy or sell tickets.

Regina police respond to rumour rampant on social media

The Regina Police are trying to stop a rumour that has been running rampant on social media about the possibility of a serial killer in the city.

The rumour posted to Facebook warns people that the police have told First Nations Chiefs in the area that there is a serial killer in Regina, but that they won't be telling the public until after the Grey Cup. In response to the rumour the Regina Police Service has taken the unusual step of posting a response on their Facebook page to tell the public that it is not true.

Four Saskatoon cabs held up in two weeks

After four taxi cab robberies in the span of two weeks, Saskatoon cab companies are stepping up their safety precautions.

"You know we have people run quite often. That happens. You know, they run away from paying the fare... but to actually take money from a driver? That's fairly new" says Cliff Kowbel, Operations Manager at Comfort Cabs. He says his cabs were targeted in two of the recent robberies.

Grandparent scam surfaces in Regina

A scam in Regina is targeting elderly people.

Two cases have been reported to police where a person calls the home of an elderly person, saying they are a grandchild who is in some sort of trouble at the police station. The scammer then asks for money to be sent to them by courier.

Police say in similar scams in the past, the victim is asked to send the money using a money transfer service. One of the two cases reported to police over the past few weeks has been successful.

Highway 11 northbound lanes now open

Traffic is back to normal after being rerouted on Highway 11 north of Chamberlain for most the day.

The northbound lanes were closed and traffic was being rerouted to the southbound lanes after a crash, according to the Highway Hotline.

Craik RCMP said the two-vehicle collision was about two kilometres north of Chamberlain. It happened Monday morning.

Police said a vehicle driven by a 40-year-old man was going southbound in the northbound lanes. It crashed into a northbound vehicle driven by a 50-year-old man.

Vehicle rollover on Idylwyld Dr.

A 22-year-old Saskatoon man was taken to hospital after his vehicle rolled on Idylwyld Drive North.

Police report that the incident happened at about 8 a.m. Monday.

Icy roads were cited as a contributing factor, no charges were laid.

The man was  believed to have minor injuries when paramedics took him to hospital to be checked out. 

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Police looking for suspect after taxi robbed at knife point

Saskatoon Police are looking for a male suspect after a taxi was robbed early Sunday morning.

At around 6:15 p.m. police were called to the 200 block of Avenue H North.

A taxi driver had been robbed after a man got into the car and directed the taxi to the area. Once there the man pulled a 12 inch knife on the driver and demanded money.

The taxi driver gave over the cash and the suspect took off on foot.

The K-9 unit was called but was unsuccessful .

Saskatoon man charged after two robberies and car theft

A  27-year-old man is behind bars after a robbery spree early Sunday morning.

At around 5 a.m. Saskatoon Policegot a call that a car had been stolen from the 300 block of Avenue P North and the car's owner knew the suspect.

Soon after, a business on the 1400 block of Idylwyld Drive North called police and said there had been a robbery.

Police said a man entered and claimed he had a weapon he did not show. The man then shoved the employee before stealing lottery tickets and cigarettes.

Stabbing sends man to hospital

A man is in hospital after he was stabbed in the chest early Sunday morning.

Saskatoon Police got a call around 2:30 a.m. about a stabbing outside a business on the 300 Block of Circle Drive West.

An employee in the business made the call and said a man had come inside with a stab wound.

A 31-year-old man was brought to hospital with a stab wound to the chest.

Police haven't determined the motive for the attack.

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