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Suspect in Kelly Goforth killing appears in Regina court

Maxine Goforth sat forward in her chair, looking at the man accused of killing her 21-year-old daughter as he made his first court appearance Thursday morning.

Clayton Eichler was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Kelly Goforth. The young woman's body was found in an alley on McAra street in the evening of Sept. 25, 2013. Eichler was arrested on Dec. 31.

Man arrested after Regina home search turns up gun

There was some action on the corner of 2nd Avenue North and Montreal Street in Regina Wednesday, but one witness said it’s nothing out of the ordinary.

Just after 1 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call reporting an assault at a home on the 400 block of Montreal Street. The complainant also said they had seen a gun, kicking off an hours-long police operation to get everyone out of the house in order to do a search.

Three stabbings over four days in Saskatoon

There have been three stabbings in Saskatoon since Sunday and according to police, none of the victims are cooperating with investigations.

All three men who were stabbed between Sunday and Wednesday have non life-threatening injuries.

The most recent incident was Wednesday where a 21-year-old man was found around 7 p.m. on the 700 block of Avenue I South with four stab wounds.

RCMP busy with calls over New Year's Eve

Saskatchewan RCMP responded to 181 calls on New Year's Eve.

Those calls took place in a span of four hours from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Complaints about alcohol kept the RCMP busy throughout the night and police dealt with a lot of alcohol related crime.

RCMP responded to many assaults and reports of violent and unwanted people in homes.

There were also reports of stolen vehicles, mischiefs, fireworks complaints and people pointing out drunk drivers.

Man charged in death of Regina woman

A Regina man has been arrested in connection with the death of 21-year-old Kelly Goforth.

32-year-old Clayton Bo Eichler is facing a charge of Second-Degree Murder.

During the evening of September 25, police were called to the 1700 block of McAra St for a report of a sick or injured person. That's when Goforth's body was found east of McAra St.

Eichler's first court appearance will be on January 2.

Investigation into Saskatoon bridge crash wraps up

The police investigation into a terrifying incident on the Circle Drive North Bridge has concluded.

Saskatoon ready to ring in 2014

With people preparing to welcome the New Year, the City of Saskatoon is reminding everyone to have fun and stay safe.

Fire department issues reminder about fireworks rules

Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services is asking people to use good judgment if they're planning to let off fireworks for New Year's Eve.

City bylaws allow people to use 'low-hazard' fireworks only on private property and only at designated times of year.

For New Year's Eve, fireworks are permitted between dusk and 12:15 am on New Year's Day. 

Two charged with stealing unlocked vehicle left running

A pair of Saskatoon women are facing charges after allegedly stealing a vehicle they found running with the keys inside.

It started at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning when a man left his vehicle outside a residence on the 1200 block of Ave M North.

"Despite the fact that the caller estimated the value of his vehicle at $80,000, he still felt it necessary to leave the keys in it, with the motor running while he went into a residence," said Saskatoon Police Services in the release.

Saskatoon man to start new year with new charges

A 27-year-old man will be starting off 2014 with a court date to face charges for impaired driving, driving while over .08 and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

The Saskatoon Police Service is reporting that the man drove away from a bar on Idylwyld Drive just before 11:15 p.m. on Monday night. One of the people in the bar called police because they were concerned about the condition of the man especially since he had gotten behind the wheel.

Regina offers free bus service for New Year's Eve revellers

It's a message we hear every year at this time but somehow there are a lot of people who manage not to heed it.

"You should not drink and drive," insisted Regina Police Service Chief Troy Hagen at the launch of the city's "Ding in the New Year" campaign earlier this month. The annual effort allows Reginans to ride city buses for free on New Year's Eve. Mayor Michael Fougere said a lot of people have taken the free rides in the past, which is why the program keeps coming back.

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