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North Portal border crossing by the numbers

Canadian Border Services is tallying up numbers for 2013, and a whole lot of people came to Saskatchewan.

Possible link between missing man, Sunday's river search

Saskatoon Police are looking into a possible link between the disappearance of a man from a Saskatoon night club, and the search for a man in the South Saskatchewan River.

Gregory MacIntosh was last seen leaving a club on Idylwyld Drive at around midnight on Sunday. A short time later police received a call about someone falling into the river. It's believed the incidents may be connected.
 

Scottish expert on violence says treat it like a disease

Saskatchewan is looking across the ocean to Scotland to find ways to reduce violence.

Karyn McClusky, Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, spoke at the University of Regina on Monday. She says violence in Scotland is at a 37-year low because that country now views violence as a disease.

She explained that dealing with violence solely through the criminal justice system does nothing to prevent it and it became a crisis. In 2005, the UN peace monitor ranked Scotland as the most violent country in Europe.

Woman killed in highway crash mother of children on bus

The woman killed in a highway collision north of Biggar Monday was the mother of two children on the school bus involved in a crash with a truck and cattle trailer.

RCMP revealed the tragic twist on Tuesday after identifying the woman as 40-year-old Monica Domes from the Biggar area.

"The lady who was killed was the mother of two of the boys on the school bus at the time," said Diane Cote, superintendent of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schoold Board.

Man robbed at knife point leaving an ATM

Saskatoon Police are looking for two men following an armed robbery outside a bank on 8th Street East Sunday night.

UPDATE: RCMP investigating murder on Moosomin First Nation

Saskatchewan RCMP have confirmed they are investigating a murder on the Moosomin First Nation south of the Battlefords.

Officers were called to a house on the First Nation at 4:40 am on Sunday morning to respond to reports of an assault. 24-year-old Bryan Darnell Blackstar from the First Nation died at the scene. There were a number of people at the house when it happened.

RCMP have identified two suspects ages 18 and 19 who were known to the victim. No charges have been laid so far in the case but both suspects are in custody.

 

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote" and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of them slovenly and slightly dissipated comic figures, was found dead Sunday in his Greenwich Village apartment with what law enforcement officials said was a syringe in his arm. He was 46.

The officials told The Associated Press that glassine envelopes containing what was believed to be heroin were also found with Hoffman. Those items are being tested.

Cars goes through front window of Moose Jaw clinic

Moose Jaw police were at a medical clinic Saturday afternoon after a vehicle went through the building’s front entrance and into the patient lobby area.

The clinic on the 400 block of Lillooet Street was closed at the time and no one was injured as a result of the crash. The driver of the vehicle, however, was having medical issues and was taken to hospital.

The damage was estimated to cost about $20,000. Clean-up was already underway Saturday afternoon.

Teen boys attempt to rob Martensville woman

Police are looking for two teenage boys after they attempted to rob a woman in Martensville.

The 52-year-old woman was on the 1800 block of Main Street when two boys, described as being in their early teens, jumped out from behind a tree.

The two teens yelled at the woman and said that they had a knife before demanding cash and pushing her to the ground.

The woman began to scream which scared the boys off and they were last seen running south from the incident.

The woman was shaken but not seriously injured.

Emergency crews suspend search for person in river

Rescue crews have suspended a search after reports that a person fell into the South Saskatchewan River Sunday morning.

"Today at day break, fire crews and water rescue teams will be back in the river continuing the search," said Battalion Chief Greg Sayer.

At around 12:30 a.m. police received a call that a person had walked onto the river ice near Rotary Park and fallen in.

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