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Fatal crash on Highway 13, west of Arcola

A 25-year-old man is dead after a car crash on Highway 13, west of Arcola on Saturday.

RCMP say at 3 a.m. a Chevrolet Avalanche was heading west bound on Highway 13 when it lost control, entered the north ditch and rolled.

The driver was alone at the time and died at the scene. An RCMP collision re-constructionist and members of the Carlyle RCMP Detachment remained on scene Saturday morning to determine the cause of the crash. 

The name of the man has not yet been released.

Parole documents reveal criminal history of Timothy Gunn

A 25-year-old man charged in connection to a destructive car chase in Saskatoon on Wednesday night recently finished serving a five-year sentence on charges related to a "lengthy violent criminal history," according to parole board documents.

Marlene Bird speaking as assault tips come in

Marlene Bird remains in a hospital bed in Edmonton but this week she spoke for the first time since a shocking assault that left her burnt and cut.

In addition to a previously performed series of skin grafts to her lower back and buttocks and amputation to both legs, she is awaiting more grafts.

There are not yet any details on who burned and cut the transient woman’s face, on the morning of June 1 by the Margo Fournier Center.

Yorkton Mountie pleads guilty to drunk driving-related charges

A Yorkton RCMP officer has pleaded guilty to impaired driving-related charges.

Around 1:10 a.m. on June 8, Melfort RCMP responded to a complaint of a drunk driver. Officers pulled over a vehicle shortly before 2 a.m. east of Weldon.

RCMP arrested the driving saying he showed “obvious signs of intoxication."

Terry Hyggen is a corporal with the Yorkton Municipal RCMP Detachment. In addition to the drunk-driving charges, Hyggen is the subject of an internal code of conduct investigation into the allegations.

Updated: Man charged with latest Saskatoon murder

A Saskatoon man has been charged in connection to Thursday's murder.

Thirty-year-old Anthony Quattrocchi has been charged with second degree murder and offering indignity to human remains. He will appear in court on June 30, 2014.

Saskatoon police began investigating a homicide after a man was found dead in the 1000 block of Avenue K North on Thursday.

The man’s identity is being withheld until family has been notified.

Saskatoon police say the man and the victim are known to each other.

Updated: Closing arguments at Hales murder trial

Thursday saw closing arguments in Douglas Hales' trial for the first-degree murder of Daleen Bosse.

The proceedings began with defence lawyer Bob Hrycan laying out his case for Justice Gerald Albright.

Hrycan led with the claim that Bosse died of alcohol poisoning and that Hales burnt her body out of panic -- believing he'd be charged with murder since he provided the alcohol.

Witness recounts finding Marlene Bird after her assault

Nearly four weeks ago, Stacy Free had what she now calls an eye-opening experience: she was one of the first people to find Marlene Bird.

Bird is the homeless woman who was found beaten and burned at the beginning of the month.

On June 1, Free and a friend had left a Tim Hortons and were walking downtown when they came across a man trying to get into Nesbit Apartments. The man saw them and asked if they had a phone.

New police crisis team in Saskatoon

A new team combining a police officer and a crisis worker is now on the streets of Saskatoon.

The Police and Crisis Team (PACT) is the first of its kind in the province and aims to cut down on the number of people who end up in jail or emergency rooms suffering from mental health issues.

The team has been out since June 1 and crisis worker Krista Townsend said she is seeing results from her first-hand work.

Charges after vandalism spree in Regina's Cathedral area

A man is facing charges after an eventful morning that resulted in broken flower pots, broken grocery carts and a hit and run in Regina's Cathedral neighbourhood.

The Regina Police Service says the man was causing a lot of problems on Robinson street near 13th Avenue before 5:45 AM Thursday. He was allegedly breaking flower pots in front of a cafe before grabbing a grocery cart from the nearby Safeway and ramming the door of another business with it. Finally, he apparently threw a patio brick through the window of the cafe.

Fatal motorcycle crash near Maple Creek

A man driving a motorcycle is dead after a collision at the intersection of Highways 1 and 21 north of Maple Creek Thursday morning.

STARS air ambulance was dispatched to the scene around 9:30 a.m. RCMP say the 47-year-old man driving the motorcycle was driving west when he hit the back of a truck that was crossing the intersection.

The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck wasn't hurt.

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