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2 crashes halt rush hour traffic on Arcola in Regina

Two smash-ups on Arcola Avenue in Regina had traffic tied up during the rush hour Thursday.

One crash involved three vehicles at the University Park Drive intersection. Police could not provide any details as to what caused the collision or if there were any injuries, but one black pick-up truck ended up on its side. The two other vehicles had minor damage and the drivers were seen giving statements to police after it happened.

Teen driver in Yorkton clocked at 105 km/h in school zone

A teenager is facing charges after being caught driving well above the speed limit in a Yorkton school zone.

The Yorkton City RCMP were cracking down on school zone drivers this week, handing out several tickets for speeding and other infractions. However, one driver was actually arrested after being caught driving 105 kilometres per hour in a 40 kilometre per hour school zone.

The driver was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, but can't be named because they are underage. The teen's car was also impounded.

Second dog reported stolen in Regina's North Central

In a bizarre twist to a story we brought you earlier this week a woman who helped return a stolen dog to its rightful owners has now seen her own dog taken as well.

News Talk Radio told you about Amanda Copeland’s story on Monday. She claimed her dog was stolen out of her front yard when she turned her back; neighbours then witnessed two girls trying to sell that dog to other people a short time later just blocks away.

Police investigating an alleged sexual assualt of a teen girl

Saskatoon Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred Wednesday near Centre Mall.

At around 7:20 p.m., police were called to a residence after a complaint of a sexual assault. The victim, a 14-year-old girl was walking home from a fast-food restaurant on 8th Street and Acadia.

PHOTOS: Driver hurt after car hit moose near Davin

An early highway crash between a moose and a Camry sent a man to hospital Thursday morning.

RCMP say it happened near Davin, east of Regina, just after 6:00 a.m. on Highway 48. Mounties say a moose ran out of the ditch onto the road. The driver wasn't able to avoid the animal and hit it head-on. The crash caused extensive damage to the car, smashing in the windshield and the hood.

The moose ran back into the woods afterwards.

Runaway sex offender Michael Stanley located in U.S.

Edmonton police are confirming that fugitive sex offender Michael Sean Stanley has been located in the United States.

Police in Edmonton have confirmed the wanted criminal was found in Washington State yesterday after crossing the B.C. border on Monday. While his presence in the state was confirmed several days ago Edmonton police, who were trying to track him down in Alberta and Saskatchewan with the help of the RCMP, weren't told until Wednesday.

But it looks like, for the time being at least, Stanley will stay where he is.

Regina high school students get a lesson in distracted driving

A group of high school kids in Regina were taken outside the classroom for and into the driver’s seat to learn this lesson.

Roughly 100 students from Sheldon Williams Collegiate gathered at the driving training course at RCMP Depot to see just how difficult it is to drive distracted.

“Every weekend or so I go out with some friends. Usually it gets pretty chaotic in the car,” admitted student Ryan Harris.

RCMP/SGI plan crackdown on aggressive drivers

Another pair of traffic blitzes will have Saskatchewan drivers watching their speed this long weekend.

SGI is launching 'Operation Fall Frenzy' in conjunction with provincial law enforcement. It will target aggressive driving violations on Thursday and Friday.

"That would be people who are speeding, driving too fast for road conditions, running red lights, not stopping at stop signs, stunting, racing, or passing to the right on the highway," said Kelley Brinksworth with the government insurer.

High-risk offender living in Saskatoon

The Saskatoon Police Service is advising people that a high-risk offender has moved to the city from Prince Albert. 

James Peter McKnight, 34, has a history of convictions for exposing himself and touching himself inappropriately in front of children in public places.

Police, acting under the Public Disclosure Act, warned in a media release that McKnight is considered likely to re-offend.

McKnight is described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 160 lbs, with a medium build, short brown hair and green eyes.

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