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Multiple crashes on Regina city streets

The weather might be warmer but the roads were a mess in Regina on Thursday.

The Regina Police Service reported that there were ten crashes impacting traffic in Regina by 2 p.m., four of them resulting in injuries.

Three took place before 8 a.m., while two rollovers during the lunch hour were tying up traffic. One happened on the Ring Road between Dewdney and Ross Avenue and another was on Highway 46 and Fleet Street near the city's snow dump site. Then after 1 p.m. a two-car crash at Albert St. and 4th Ave. also slowed down driver.

Regina Police lay charges in string of 6 Christmas time robberies

Two people charged in a case of Christmas thievery are now implicated in a total of six break and enters that occurred between Dec. 18 and Jan. 2.

Erick Buffalo, 37, is now facing a total of 16 charges for break and enter theft, and possession of stolen property. He was initially arrested on Jan. 3 and charged for two thefts on Dec. 20 and 21. Including one where a family had gone out to shop and returned home to find their Christmas presents had been stolen.

Semi driver killed in collision with train at Raymore intersection

A crash between a train and a semi left one person dead and another one injured in Raymore Thursday morning.

RCMP received a call about the collision at 11:08 a.m., according to a news release. The train and semi collided at the intersections of Highway 6 and Highway 15 at the north end of the town, which is located approximately 110 kilometres north of Regina. There were no chemicals spilled in the collision. RCMP say the semi was only hauling building materials.

Assessment ordered for Saskatoon mom accused of murdering son

A mother charged with the murder of her 5-year-old son is due to be examined by doctors.

Kellie Johnson, 35, learned that she would be transferred from remand to the North Battleford Forensic Hospital during a video appearance in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Thursday morning.

She's charged with the first-degree murder of Jonathan Vetter, who was found dead at a home on Avenue R South on Jan. 4.

10 cars involved in crash near Lumsden

RCMP confirm there were no major injuries in a huge pile-up of cars on Highway 11 south of Lumsden.

Police were called to the scene of a crash that involved 10 cars in the northbound lanes at the top of the hill that leads into the valley town.

Trial begins for man accused of sexually abusing former stepdaughter

A Saskatoon woman who alleges her former stepfather sexually abused her more than 30 years ago says she came forward as an adult because she could no longer live with the pain.

The 36-year-old woman, whose name is protected by a publication ban, took the stand as the Crown's first witness in the sexual assault trial of her former stepfather, whose name is also being withheld in order to protect the woman's identity.

Police arrest man in string of taxi robberies

Saskatoon taxi drivers might be able to breathe easier after police arrested a suspect in a string of armed cab robberies.

A 27 year old man faces six counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery for the incidents that happened between Nov. 5 and Saturday.

The man allegedly hired taxis before pulling out a knife and demanding cash from the drivers.

Trust fund created for young Saskatoon murder victim

A Saskatoon mother is reaching out to help a family touched by tragedy.

Jamie Quillinan has started a trust fund at Scotiabank to pay for the funeral costs for Jonathan Vetter.

Vetter is the five-year-old boy found dead in his home on Avenue R South on Saturday. His mother, Kellie Johnson, is charged with murder.

Quillinan said her mother lives next door to Jonathan and Quillinan's kids occasionally played with Jonathan and his brother. She and her mother both wanted to help the family and figured others might as well.

Sneaky thief wanted by RCMP after Regina Beach robbery

A robbery at a store in Regina Beach is a good reminder to make sure people are who they say they are.

It happened late at night on Dec. 30, 2013. The RCMP said the man walked into the Waterfront Beach Bar and Grill in Regina Beach pretending to be a maintenance worker responding to a call for service. He provided some information that seemed to back up his claims. So employees let him into the main office unsupervised for a time, where RCMP said he stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Four on fishing trip rescued in northern Sask.

It was a situation that could have been a whole lot worse for four people who were reported missing in northern Saskatchewan late last week.

“We received a call at pretty much midnight on Friday night in regards to overdue travelers that were coming to Deschambault Lake for an ice fishing day trip and hadn’t returned home,” said Sgt. Dionne Eddy of the Deschambault RCMP detachment.

Eddy went out on the search and rescue, along with another RCMP member and a family member of one of the missing people.

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