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Nov 21 , 2014
Defence Seeking Stay of Proceedings in HMP Riot Trial
Court documents were filed today saying managers at the penitentiary were criminally negligent when they did nothing to prevent the notorious chapel riot which targeted convicted killer Kenny Green earlier this year.
Missing Teen Girl from St. John's
13-year-old Jessica Jack was last seen Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the area of Watson Street in St. John's.
Rex Hillier Sworn in as MHA for Conception Bay South
Family, friends and fellow opposition members joined Rex Hillier this morning as he officially became the newest member of the House of Assembly.
Two Quebec Women Charged with Assault in Clarenville
The two 26-year-olds were arrested and charged after an alleged incident Tuesday night in Clarenville involving a 30-year-old man.
RNC Release Video of St. John's Armed Robbery
On the afternoon of Tuesday November 4th, someone entered Cornwall Superette and demanded money before fleeing the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.
McCurdy Hired Back to Work with FFAW
Just days after retiring as President of the FFAW, Earle McCurdy has taken on a new job with the union.
New Turbine Expected by End of December
The new combustion turbine being installed at Holyrood should be ready by the end of December.
Inmate from HMP Taken to Hospital
Unconfirmed reports indicate the man had tried to injure himself.
Local Musicians Disappointed with McLachlan's Anti-Seal Hunt Stand
Two well known local singers, Janet Cull and Natalie Noseworthy, hope to meet up with Sarah McLachlan when she performs in St. John's tomorrow night.
Republic of Doyle Set Sale on Tomorrow
Everything must go at the Republic of Doyle's set sale taking place tomorrow at the Torbay Road Rec Centre on RCAF Road.
Lab West RNC Warning of Telemarketing Scam
Police say a local resident received a call in the early morning hours from someone indicating their were an employee of Microsoft.
Clarenville Esso Robbed at Knifepoint
A man entered the Esso Gas Bar in Clarenville brandishing a knife, and demanding money from the clerk. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries.
Burin RCMP Investigating Dickie's Break In
Burin Peninsula RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in a break and enter into a bar in Marystown.
Jail Time for Woman Convicted of Two Counts of Arson
Jenelle Coughlan set fire to her bed inside two different boarding houses; one on Freshwater Road in 2013, the other on Allen Square in 2014.
Province Not Investing, It's Taking Risks Says Crosbie, Barry
Billy Barry and John Crosbie had some harsh criticism for government at the Newfoundland and Labrador Employer's Conference.
New Legislation For Roundabouts
Amendments to the Highway Traffic Act now define drivers' duties when using the traffic calming measure, and gives police the enforcement power necessary to control the safe use of roundabouts.
Shortage of Local LPNs Reason for Outside Recruitment: Eastern Health
Eastern Health is responding to criticism that 30 beds at the new long-term care facility remain closed due to staffing shortages.
No Space in Schools for Full-Day Kindergarten: Kirby
Dale Kirby says full-day kindergarten will add to the overcrowding problems of some schools, but Education Minister Susan Sullivan denies it, saying $30 million will be used to expand schools.
CETA 'Progressing' After Conversation with PM: Davis
Premier Paul Davis says he had a 'good conversation' Wednesday with Stephen Harper after admitting a day previous that he was 'troubled' with the lack of movement on the file.
VOCM Cares Approves $100,000 for Local Charities
The Foundation's Board of Directors met yesterday.
Thursday's Scores/Friday's Schedule
Leafs, Habs, Senators win
Nov 20 , 2014
Teenager Accused of Stabbing Deemed Fit for Trial
19-year-old Nicholas Layman has been in custody at the Waterford Hospital since his September arrest.
Premier Confident Progress made with Ottawa on Fisheries Fund
The Premier has changed his tone on the $400-million CETA fisheries fund following a conversation with Stephen Harper.
RCMP Investigating Armed Robbery in Clarenville
A man entered the Esso Gas Bar in Clarenville brandishing a knife and demanding cash from the clerk.
Immigration Process Underway for LPNs Hired for Longterm Care Facility
30 beds remain vacant at the state of the art facility because of staffing shortages.
Bail Hearing Set Over for Accused in Stabbing
23-year-old Todd Smith was arrested shortly after the incident occurred Tuesday evening in St. John's.
East Coast Music Week Returning to St. John's in 2015
The week long celebration of East Coast Music will kick off April 8th with the music awards gala and continue for a week of performances and a party.
St. John's Full Snowclearing Staff Coming on Board this Weekend
50 operators were out last night dealing with the early snowfall, with salt trucks out to take care of the snow and ice on city streets.
New Electronic Evidence Procedures Following Internet Luring Case: RNC
Judge James Walsh came down hard against the RNC in his ruling yesterday, calling the RNC's destruction of evidence in the case "extremely negligent at a minimum."
Rash of Car Thefts in Whitbourne, Placentia
A rash of motorvehicle thefts in Whitbourne and Placentia are the cause of police investigation.
Nunatsiavut Assembly Meets on Health of Caribou Herds
President Sarah Leo says they discussed the continued decline of the George River herd and will pursue a number of measures to try to preserve the herd.
Kids Eat Smart Program Serves 22,000 Meals per Day
The Kids Eat Smart Foundation is in most schools in the province, but it's not stopping yet.
Gender Identity Protected, but Major Challenges Persist for Trans People in Province
It's Transgender Week of Awareness and Action and today is Trans Day of Remembrance, which will be commemorated with a vigil and panel discussion at Memorial University this afternoon.
Davis, Ball Trade Barbs Over Vague CETA Details
The details of how a $400-million fisheries fund will be spent haven't yet been finalized, despite being announced a year ago.
FFAW Approve of Federal Plan for Cod Stocks
The TAC has been set at just over 13,000 metric tonnes for the current fishing season which ends in March.
Gas Down Two Cents, Diesel Three
A bit of a break at the pumps this week.
Province's Handling of Post-Secondary Setting National Example
Students from Newfoundland and Labrador are in Ottawa this week as part of the Canadian Federation of Canada's national lobby week efforts.
Long Harbour Processing Indonesian Nickel, Gearing Up for Voisey's Bay
The Long Harbour plant marked first nickel yesterday with a celebration involving government and business officials.
Gander Airport Unveils New Terminal Design
The fate of the old international lounge however remains 'up in the air'.
Manning to Attend as Many Placentia - St. Mary's Events as Possible
Manning showed up at the first nickel celebration in Long Harbour yesterday, even though she is an unelected minister. The Justice Minister reiterated her desire to run in the district in the next general election.
Suspect in Saskatchewan RCMP Hit and Run Arrested
A man RCMP believe was involved in a hit and run accident that sent 42 year old Constable Keith Bennett, originally from Stephenville, to hospital with internal injuries has been arrested.
Four Years in Jail for Convicted Arsonist
33-year-old Jenelle Coughlan pleaded guilty to two counts of arson.
IceCaps Sweep Marlies
First Back-to-Back wins of season.
Wednesday's Scores/Thursday's Schedule
Teddy Purcell scores PPG for Edmonton.
Nov 19 , 2014
RNC Responds to Evidence Destruction in Luring Case
An internal RNC investigation into the destruction of the evidence was launched and found that while a policy was in place concerning the destruction and retention of physical exhibits, not such policy existed for electronic data.
Vale Plant Draws First Nickel
The 4.25-billion plant has been under construction for four years, and at peak construction, there were 6,000 employees working on the project.
Arrest Made after Mountie Injured in Saskatchewan Hit and Run
RCMP in Saskatchewan have arrested and charged a man with a hit and run accident that injured 42-year-old Constable Keith Bennett of Stephenville.
Scott Andrews Won't Comment on Suspension, Plans to Run Again
MP Scott Andrews was part of a group of invited dignitaries who toured the nickel processing facility today at Long Harbour.
Woman Pleads Guilty to Arson, to be Sentenced Tomorrow
Jenelle Coughlan has a long history of mental health issues.
Crown Closes Case in HMP Riot Trial
Two of the three accused, Calvin Kenny and Justin Harvey, informed the court they will be filing a Charter of Abuse Application.

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