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UPDATE: Double fatal crash near Moose Jaw under investigation

A highway near Moose Jaw was closed for several hours Wednesday night and early Thursday morning after a fatal car crash.

The collision happened on Highway 39 south east of Moose Jaw around 6 p.m. Thursday. Two vehicles travelling in opposite directions collided head on. A 45-year-old man from Nipawin and a 26-year-old woman from Cold Lake, AB were both killed in the crash. RCMP have withheld their names.

Neither driver was with any passengers.

The road was closed as police investigated. It was eventually opened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

15-year-old driver arrested after short police chase

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after a short police chase in Saskatoon.

Around 4:20 a.m., Saskatoon Police Service officers were in pursuit of a stolen pickup truck on the east side of Saskatoon.

The driver eventually stopped the truck near Lansdowne Avenue and Ruth Street, where he and two passengers got out and ran away.

The canine unit found the driver hiding behind a tree.

He’s been arrested and will appear in court Thursday. Police were unable to find the two passengers.

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Boy, 13, charged with robbery in Saskatoon

A 13-year-old boy has been charged with robbery after allegedly stealing from another 13-year-old boy.

The robbery took place around 10:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of 22nd Street West. The 13-year-old victim was pushed around by a group of males who were all dressed in black. He had some cash taken from him but wasn’t hurt.

Saskatoon Police’s canine unit was able to track down a 13-year-old boy who is allegedly responsible for the robbery.

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Regina Police Chief Troy Hagen on-board with pot ticketing idea

Regina Police Chief Troy Hagen is all for the suggestion from police chiefs in Canada to start giving tickets for simple marijuana possession.

“This, I think, just adds efficiency,” said Chief Hagen. “It’s about holding offenders to account, trying to do our business in the most efficient and cost-effective way.”

Young boy hit by car in Regina

A young boy in Regina was hit by a car on Wednesday but seems to be faring well.

At around 4:30 p.m., a truck was heading north on the 1800 block of Winnipeg Street.

The 5-year-old apparently ran out into the street was struck by the truck.

But his injuries are not reportedly serious. Police said he never lost consciousness, though he may have some road rash.

The accident closed down Winnipeg Street in the area where it occurred.

 

Edited by Aaron Stuckel

Regina woman recounts finding children in hot car

A Regina woman is recounting a horrible discovery Tuesday after finding two children in a hot vehicle.

Asking that News Talk radio not release her name, the woman said she was shopping at the Golden Mile Mall in the early afternoon when she was walking through the parking lot and could hear a baby crying.

"The other child, who was about five or six years old, was trying to console her.  I knocked on the window and asked where his mom was.  He said she'd be right back," said the woman.

Crime down in Regina but murders on the rise

New crime figures from the Regina Police Service paint a split picture about the city.

The figures looked at crime statistics between January 1 to June 30 from 2004 through to 2013. Both crimes against the person and crimes against property were at ten year lows. Other areas seeing ten year lows include robbery, assault, break and enter, and theft.

While Regina’s population has gone up by at least 25,000 over the last decade, Police Chief Troy Hagen insists the total number of reported crime has been nearly split in half with a drop of 46.7 per cent.

Family expresses anger over Canada Day drunk driving death

Anger and sadness was spilling out of court Wednesday morning when a dozen family members came to see the man police say is responsible for their family member’s death.

Chantelle Olive Dieter was killed on Canada Day 2013 when the car she was driving on Wascana Drive was T-boned by a truck coming from Wascana Parkway. A 21-year-old man she was travelling with was sent to hospital with serious injuries.

“My daughter was a beautiful young lady who had everything ahead of her,” said Priscilla Stevenson-Dieter, who is now raising her grandson. “It just changed my life, totally.”

Regina police look into overnight stabbing

A young Regina man is expected to recover after suffering serious stab wounds.

Police were called to a parking lot on Albert Street between 4th Avenue and Avonhurst Drive just after midnight Wednesday morning. Officers say the 21-year-old was accosted by another man and stabbed several times, though they haven't said why.

Officers attempted to track down the suspect using police dogs but they had no luck. They're continuing to look into the case.

The victim was taken to hospital. He's expected to recover.

Police say drunk driver caused crash in east Regina

The intersection at Dewdney Avenue and Prince of Wales Drive in the east end of Regina is getting traffic lights Wednesday but not before one driver had the chance to miss a stop sign completely.

Around 1 Wednesday morning police were called to that intersection for a crash. Police say a 23-year-old man was driving drunk down Dewdney when he ran the stop sign there and hit another car.

Thankfully there were only minor injuries but the 23-year-old is being charged with impaired driving.

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