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Alleged naked police dog biter gets bail

A 20-year-old man accused of biting a police dog in Prince Albert earlier this has received bail on Friday.

Rusty Hearn made an appearance at the Prince Albert Provincial Court.

Hearn faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for police, resisting arrest and cruelty to animals.

Earlier this week, police in Prince Albert said they responded to a report of a man driving a car under the influence after he was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute.

Hearn's family is disputing both assertions made by police.

PA police shooting inquest jury gives no recommendations

The family of a man who was shot by police during a confrontation had little to say at the conclusion of an inquest into his death.

After a five-day trial, the six-person jury concluded Ryan Natomagan-Nelson, 26, died on July 9, 2013 at 10:51 p.m. in Prince Albert’s Victoria Hospital.

The decision that he died from blood loss due to gunshot wounds, and that it was a homicide, was based off 13 people’s testimonies and numerous documents.

VIDEO: Heartfelt Robin Williams tribute promotes mental health awareness

Erika Rybinski was inspired to write a song after hearing about the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams.

The song, “Robin, You’re Free,” was not only written as a tribute to one of her favourite actors, but to mental health awareness as well.

Naked dog biter to appear in court

A 20-year-old man who made headlines for biting a dog while naked will make a court appearance in Prince Albert Thursday morning.

On Tuesday morning, Prince Albert Police responded to a call of a man allegedly on drugs driving a car. Following a brief pursuit, the suspect’s car would enter a ditch near Highway 11. The man then exited the vehicle completely naked.

Prince Albert K9 unit was brought out to help apprehend the man, who ended up biting Jagger the police dog before ultimately ending up in handcuffs.

Anti-uranium activists consider appeal after Pinehouse legal upset

The group of 40 plaintiffs who saw their lawsuit over a collaboration agreement signed between uranium companies and the Village of Pinehouse dismissed are regrouping after their legal defeat.

Accused in Marlene Bird assault case not in court again

The man accused of brutally assaulting Marlene Bird was not present for his court appearance on Wednesday.

Leslie Ivan Roderick Black was scheduled to appear at the Prince Albert Provincial Court. Instead, there was a brief update from his lawyer.

Black faces charges of aggravated assault and attempted murder.

His next court date is set for Oct. 1, as his defense counsel prepares. Black is expected to be in the courtroom this time.

Police in Prince Albert arrested Black in July in connection to the assault against 47-year-old Bird.

Naked man bites police dog in Prince Albert

A police chase in Prince Albert ended with a strange twist when a naked man bit a police dog.

On Tuesday at around 2:30 a.m., police in Prince Albert were called to Little Red River Park after a man took off in his car. He was allegedly under the influence of drugs.

Police were able to locate the vehicle. A short pursuit began when the man refused to pull over. The driver attempted to turn onto Highway 11 but instead, the vehicle slid into the ditch. When the man exited the vehicle, he was completely naked and took off running from police.

Pelican Narrows man faces 2nd-degree murder charge

Pelican Narrows RCMP have arrested 32-year-old Adam Terrance Sewap in relation to the death of a 29-year-old man.

Around midnight Monday, officers were called to a residence in Pelican Narrows after a fight between two men. When they arrived, police discovered the 29-year-old man in serious condition. He was taken to hospital.

He was pronounced him dead from his injuries upon arrival.

The name of the victim is not being released by RCMP at the request of the family.

Inquest into police shooting in Prince Albert begins this week

A 27-year-old man shot multiple times by police will be the subject of a special inquiry this week in Prince Albert.

Ryan Natomagan was shot last summer in Prince Albert, at a housing complex on the city’s east side. He died from his injuries in the hospital.

Natomagan was said to be carrying a knife, when the two officers approached him.

The investigator appointed by the ministry of justice will interview witnesses, evaluate the police investigation, and will report back to the ministry of justice.

P.A. residents shocked over homicide

Residents in Prince Albert’s west flat were surprised to wake up to a crime scene this morning.

Prince Albert Police are currently investigating a homicide that occurred in the area, Saturday evening.

"There was about six cop vehicles...The cops came around first on Friday night, middle of the night and then the tape was put up the next day," said Lauren Robillard, who lives three doors down from the house under investigation.

Officers were called to the 1100 block of 14th Street West around 6:30 p.m. by Parkland Ambulance paramedics for assistance.

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