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Provincewide traffic blitz cracks down on school zone speeders

A couple of police blitzes across Saskatchewan last week show there's a need for speed in our province, even in school zones.

Operation Student Safety ran Sept. 10 through 11, focusing on safety in school zones. The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) ran in Martensville, Warman, and Corman Park as well.

Altogether 835 tickets were given out and 352 of those were for speeding in school zones.

Kelley Brinkworth, Manager of media relations with SGI, said the numbers are disturbing.

Saskatoon police lay 142 fraud-related charges on Vancouver men

Saskatoon police have laid 142 charges against two men who were arrested in August in relation to thefts of pin pads and fraud.

The Vancouver men, aged 33 and 54, are both charged with 71 counts, including forged credit cards, theft of credit cards, having instruments for forging credit cards and possessing identity documents.

The men were arrested Aug. 22 when an officer noticed their van matched a description given in July by the Brandon Police Service in relation to stolen pin pads in Manitoba.

UPDATE: Three now dead after crash south of Moose Jaw

A third person has died after a late-night crash south of Moose Jaw.

There were six men in a single vehicle when it rolled, according to the RCMP. It happened 40 kilometres south of Moose Jaw around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night, the car leaving the road before rolling several times. It stopped near the bottom of an embankment.

Herbert "at a loss" after 79-year-old man goes missing

A community east of Swift Current is still confused and devastated after a man who lived there disappeared.

Seventy-nine-year-old Henry Gin was last seen around Sept. 6 in the Town of Herbert. Those who live there say Gin has been around the area for as long as they can remember, describing him as a “lovely fixture”.

“He’s a friendly man, very good-natured,” said Mayor Doreen Schroeder.

Schroeder said Gin was in the downtown area every day, at one time helping out at a local pharmacy. He also helped film many community events over the years.

13-year-old victim, suspect in Warman stabbing know each other

A 13-year-old boy accused of attempted murder will stay behind bars as he waits to get a lawyer.

The teen was charged after allegedly stabbing a 13-year-old girl Friday night in Warman.

Police said they were called out around 10 p.m. and found the girl with multiple stab wounds on her lower body, torso and neck. She was stabilized and taken to hospital. The girl cannot be identified because of her age but police said she is in stable condition.

The boy, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, made his first court appearance Monday morning.

Swimmer drowns at Regina Beach

A man died Sunday at Regina Beach, according to RCMP.

The Mounties confirm members from the Lumsden detachment were called to the popular swimming location Sunday afternoon just before 3:30 p.m. after getting a call about a possible drowning.

Regina Beach First Responders, local medical services personnel, and several bystanders tried to help rescue the 61-year-old victim, but he couldn't be saved. After investigating the RCMP determined the drowning was accidental and was "not considered to be suspicious in nature."

Man shot in North Battleford in serious condition

A man in his twenties is in serious condition after gunfire rung out again in North Battleford.

North Battleford RCMP are investigating the shooting in the 1700 block of St. Laurent Drive which happened around 1 a.m. Monday.

The man was found there to have a gunshot wound to his head. He was airlifted by STARS air ambulance to Saskatoon.

Sergeant Neil Tremblay with the RCMP said people may be concerned about the third shooting in east North Battleford in four months.

3 crashes in Regina; 1 involved stolen vehicle

It was a busy night for Regina police who were dealing with three separate crashes between Sunday evening and early Monday morning.

A 41-year old woman is in the hospital, after being hit by a vehicle while crossing Dewdney just west of Lewvan just before 7:00 p.m.

After midnight, a driver lost control of a vehicle on south Lewvan ending up about 100 metres into the ditch on its roof. In that rollover two men were treated for minor injuries.

2 people killed in rollover south of Moose Jaw

A rollover south of Moose Jaw on Sunday night has left two people dead and four others to the hospital.

Moose Jaw RCMP officers responded to the call around midnight on Highway 2, about 40 kilometers south of the city.

The highway was closed overnight as a traffic reconstructionist looked into how the rollover happened.

Bad night for bicyclists and pedestrians in Regina

Regina police had a number of incidents to attend to overnight on Saturday including a number of pedestrian collisions and a break in.

First, at Argyle Street and 7th Avenue North, a 20 year old man received minor injuries when he swerved his bike onto the roadway and was struck by a car.

A similar situation happened just twenty minutes later when a pedestrian was hit by a car at Dewdney Avenue and York Street. The driver was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian. Again, the pedestrian received minor injuries.

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