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Update: Police release photo of suspected jewelry store thief

Saskatoon Police are releasing surveillance images following an armed robbery at a jewelry store yesterday.

At approximately 3:45 p.m., on Tuesday a man entered a jewelry store in the 100 block of 3rd Avenue South.  He threatened staff with a knife before stealing several pieces of jewelry and fleeing the store.  No one was injured during the incident. 

Federal NDP members take the stage for fundraiser

The federal NDP caucus meeting took a break Tuesday night for a fundraiser at Amigos Cantina in Saskatoon.

The fundraiser showcased the musical skills of many of the members including Charlie Angus and a MP filled band called Le Bon Jack.

Party leader Tom Mulcair got on stage to do a speech instead of a song.

"It's great to back in our home land right back here in Saskatchewan. Ours, where we come from. Great to be back in Canada's friendliest city, Saskatoon," Mulcair said from the stage.

Sheepdogs defend image on T-shirt some consider offensive

At least one member of Saskatoon band, The Sheepdogs, is standing by a T-shirt that is generating some controversy online.

It's a picture of an aboriginal man wearing a headdress with the words "five easy pieces".

Cyclist struck by car on 8th Street East

A 15-year-old boy from Saskatoon has been charged with riding his bike on the sidewalk, after a collision with a vehicle occurred on 8th Street East just east of Cumberland Ave.

Just before 5:30 p.m. yesterday, the Saskatoon Police Service Traffic Unit responded to a report of a collision between and cyclist and a vehicle. Investigators determined that the cyclist was riding westbound on the sidewalk, on the south side of 8th Street. A vehicle exiting the Sobeys parking lot was attempting to go east on 8th Street.

Saskatoon school evacuated after 9-1-1 call

It was a scary afternoon for students and staff at a Pleasant Hill Community School in Saskatoon Tuesday.

A man called 9-1-1 to report two suspicious devices inside the building. He quickly hung up the phone.

Students were evacuated from the school in the 200 block of Avenue S South. Staff searched the building but came up empty handed.

Saskatoon police are now investigating the incident.

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Saskatoon murder trial hears from alleged killer's friend

A friend of a Saskatoon man charged with first-degree murder detailed his time spent with the accused the day before he allegedly shot two people in a City Park home.

Susan Reinhardt died, and her ex-boyfriend George Allgood is accused of firing the gun that killed her. He's also charged with the attempted murder of David Ristow, who survived the shooting on July 15, 2006.

Fire-ravaged Hague car dealership back in business

Two weeks after being gutted by a fire, the Valley Ford dealership in Hague, Sask. is once again able to service vehicles after finding a rental space to use as a new service centre.

The mechanics are likely spinning wrenches saved from the previous building before it was ravaged by flames.

Shop foreman Henry Penner, along with four other men, rescued hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of tools, vehicles and equipment before flames spread from the front office to the service bays.

Gas leak halts 11th Street traffic in Saskatoon

Eastbound and westbound lanes on 11th Street are closed Tuesday afternoon after a gas line was punctured in the morning.

Saskatoon police are on scene directing traffic the hour near Circle Drive West.

SaskEnergy said a contractor in the area hit one of their lines near the old Mitchell's Gourmet Foods building.

The stub line that was hit is under a lot of pavement, so crews have to dig through it in order to shut off the gas.

City of Saskatoon thanks inmates

A partnership between Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services and Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre is helping keep the city's streets and alleys clean.

The partnership began in 2011 and brought the Corrections Urban Camp program to help clean up neighbourhoods in Saskatoon.

Pedestrian struck at Saskatoon crosswalk

A Saskatoon woman was struck by an SUV at a crosswalk near the Galaxy theatre this morning.

Police were called shortly after 10:30 a.m. to the intersection of 20th Street and 2nd Avenue. The 64-year-old woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 23-year-old male driver has not been charged.

Police said in a news release that the glare from the sun was likely a factor.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate.

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