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Family still hoping Cruickshank will turn up

As the days and weeks pass the family of a missing Regina woman continues to hang on to the hope they might still see Kimberly Cruickshank again.

Monday marks exactly six months ago since now 28-year-old Kimberly Cruickshank was last seen in the city by a neighbour on March 23. It might not be getting any easier, but Kim’s sister Kristen still believes she’s out there. 

“We’re staying strong, hopeful,” Kristen said.

Portable classroom set on fire in Regina

At least one portable classroom at a Regina elementary school was boarded up and scorched Monday morning after a fire on the weekend.

Fire crews were called to W.H. Ford elementary school around 10:40 Friday night.

"When crews arrived they discovered some broken windows and a small fire inside one of the portables so they quickly snuffed out the fire and then they had to use smoke extractors to remove smoke from the portable and from the hallway," said Gerard Kay, with Regina Fire and Protective Services.

Saskatoon police lay charges after weekend chase

The Saskatoon Police Service reports laying multiple charges after chasing a suspect over the weekend.

The charges stem from an incident early Saturday morning, shortly after 3 am.

That's when a police release alleges that a driver ran a red light on Avenue P and 33rd Street, narrowly missing a police cruiser travelling through the intersection.

More pedestrians being hit in Saskatoon

The next time you’re out in Saskatoon for a walk, a drive, or a bike ride for that matter, you may want to pay a little more attention to your surroundings.
 
MD Ambulance says its paramedics have responded to a record 16 pedestrians being hit by cars in September. That’s a 60 per cent increase from last year when 10 pedestrians were struck.
 
Troy Davies with MD Ambulance was obviously concerned with these numbers.
 
"It doesn’t really matter whose fault it is,” Davies said. 

UPDATE: Regina boy Logan Acrossthemountain found after going missing again

A 12-year-old run away in Regina has been found safe once again after being reported missing on Monday.

Police say Logan Acrossthemountain was found for the third time. He was missing since Friday afternoon last seen on Prince of Wales Drive north of Victoria Ave E. Police said he was not returning home on purpose but because of his young age they're trying to track him down. He previously ran away from his family in April and August.

Regina police thank the public for their help in locating him.

Sask. hazing allegations lead to charges

Eleven people from Lanigan have been charged in relation to a hazing incident that injured freshman students earlier this month.

“Our investigation has shown that some of the hazing included the pouring of chocolate syrup, flour, eggs on the victims, as well as paddling at least five victims with hockey sticks. Some of the victims sustained some injuries such as bruising, severe bruising, as well as one victim has sustained severe muscle damage to his leg and his buttock region,” Sergeant Craig Cleary, spokesperson for the RCMP “F” Division, said.

Murder charges follow stabbing on Kinistin Salteaux First Nation

30-year-old Jordan Thomas Lumberjack is facing 2nd degree murder charges following a stabbing on a First Nation near Tisdale on Saturday night.

A 34 year old Lance Severeight was found by paramedics with severe injuries from a stabbing on the Kinistin Salteaux First Nation near Tisdale. He died from his injuries on the way to the hospital.

RCMP officers say Lumberjack and Severeight knew each other and were both living on the First Nation at the time.

Lumberjack will appear in Provincial Court in Melfort on Tuesday.

Part One: U of S Sexual Assault Awareness Week

The University of Saskatchewan is kicking off its biggest Sexual Assault Awareness Week ever on Monday.

"We had a rather nasty incident in January of 2012 in the residences involving a report of a sexual assault that took place there," said David Hannah, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at the UofS.

Red light review: How effective are Regina's red light cameras?

For any of you who’ve cringed going through the intersection of Lewvan Drive and Dewdney Avenue on the cusp of a red light, it’s all been for naught. The red light camera at that intersection isn’t working. In fact it hasn’t been working for the last three years.

“I don’t think that we hide the fact that it isn’t operational,” said Sgt. Andrew Puglia with the Regina Police Service.

They don’t hide it, but they don’t announce it either.

“The fact that the hardware is still there, I think it assists,” said Puglia.

One of Regina's free community libraries hit by arsonists

When Dennie Fornwald walked outside her home Sunday morning, she found a pile of burnt books.

Fornwald had been lovingly maintaining a free library in the Heritage neighbourhood. The little take-a-book leave-a-book box was well-used by the community. She estimates about 10 people used it every day during the summer months.

At around 3:00AM Sunday morning, the library was set on fire by vandals.

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