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Jul 30 , 2014
Record Breaking Humidity in St. John's
The humidex at St. John's International Airport reached 38.7 this afternoon at 3:30.
Hundreds Flock to Government House Garden Party
Extravagant hats, complimentary snacks, and summer flowers were plentiful at this afternoon's garden party.
Cause of Death in Paradise Case Expected Soon: RNC
Police won't confirm it yet, but VOCM News has learned that the suspicious death in Paradise was a shooting.
Accused Car Crash Insurance Scammers in Court
Six men and a woman were handed an additional fraud charge on top of existing charges of fraud over $5,000, mischief, impersonation, misleading officers, and extortion.
Police Track Suspects in Hit and Run
Police say it happened just after 4:00 a.m. and it appears that a vehicle struck the parked car and then the occupants fled from the suspect vehicle on foot.
Stolen Chairs Replaced at Daffodil Place
After hearing of the theft on VOCM, contractor John Roberts showed up first thing this morning with a brand new patio set and twelve chairs for patients in the building.
Water and Sewer Upgrades for Portugal Cove-St. Philip's
Mayor Moses Tucker says the funding is a big asset to the town.
Power Demand Won't Delay Maintenance: Hydro
Unit 3 at Holyrood has been operating this summer due to increased demand caused by warmer than normal temperatures.
Hydro Requests Extension on PUB Deadline
The original deadline for Hydro's response was June 16th, but Hydro is now asking for an extension until August 8th.
East Coast Trail is Not for Bikes: Custodian
The volunteer custodian of the Sugarloaf Path says he's pleased to see the Department of Tourism acknowledge that the trail is not intended for mountain bikes.
Missing West Coast Senior Found
78-year-old Doreen Anderson has been found alive and well after an extensive search.
Group in 'Right Place at Right Time' for Rescue
They used shaken-up cans of Pepsi as fire extinguishers as they pulled a woman from a burning truck on Sunday.
New Business Robbed a Few Months after Opening
Biped Sports at the corner of Water Street and Patrick Street opened its doors in March, and just four months in, it's lost $1,000 in merchandise to thieves.
Fuel Going Up, Despite Trending Down Elsewhere
Despite dropping fuel prices south of the border, fuel prices in the province are expected to increase right across the board this week.
Judicial Complaints Panel Dismisses Complaint
The Law Society claimed the judge offended a number of ethical rules in submitting a letter of support for a lawyer who had been found guilty of professional misconduct.
Fish Harvesters Discuss Policy at Forum
The meetings, which drew independent fishermen from across the country, also focused on ways to help more young people get involved in the fishery.
Michael wants to Clear Air after Anonymous Accusation
An anonymous letter, forwarded to news media, alleges that NDP Leader Lorraine Michael helped a family member defraud Social Services, and she has opened herself to investigation to fight the accusation.
Mount Pearl Names Recreation Facility
The state-of-the-art facility is expected to open the first week of September.
Forces Trainees Pay Respects to Fallen Hero
Master Corporal Kirk Noel of Goose Cove was a search and rescue technician who died in a helicopter crash in 2006.
Safety Services Deal Ratified
The deal includes wage increases and a signing bonus of $1,400.
Deal On Scully Mine Expected Within Days
Cliffs Natural Resources and MFC Industrial had been trying to reach a deal to see MFC acquire the Scully Mine.
Raising Minimum Wage Lowers Employment: Policy Expert
Charles Lamman with the Fraser Institute says studies show that increases in the minimum wage often result in reductions in employment.
Seniors Keep Cool, Despite Record Heat
Bonaventure Retirement Home, formerly Margaret's Manor, doesn't have air conditioning but Debbie Lane says they haven't had any serious problems.
Pro-Choice Rally Hopes to Clear up Misconceptions
A representative of Voices for Choice says pro-choice doesn't mean pro-abortion; it means pro-options and to have services to avail of those options.
Appleton Seeks 'Class of Champion' Award
Two representatives from the National Communities in Bloom are in Appleton judging the town in its competition against other small towns across Canada.
Alderon, Glencore Partner on Kami Project
Alderon Iron Ore Corporation has announced that its Kami Mine partnership has reached an agreement for Glencore.
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Jul 29 , 2014
Brief Widespread Outages Caused by Trip at Holyrood
A trip on the Number 3 unit at the Holyrood generating station led to a brief, island-wide power outage this morning.
RNC Identify Body in 'Suspicious' Paradise Death
The RNC has identified a body found yesterday morning in Paradise as 31-year-old Bobby Pitcher, a man well known to police.
Cliffs Natural Resources Voting on Scully Mine
The outcome of a vote held by shareholders of Cliffs Natural Resources is expected within three business days.
Sexual Offender Sentenced
A man convicted of repeated sexual abuse of his two stepdaughters has been sentenced to 40 months in custody.
Multiple Sexual Assault Investigations in Grand Falls-Windsor
Police are currently investigating four separate incidents of sexual assault involving underage girls.
Country Ribbon Workers Ratify New Collective Agreement
NAPE president Carol Furlong says the deal includes hikes in wages and shift premiums, improvements to family leave provisions and enhancements in contract language.
Vigil for Gaza to be Held in St. John's
The death toll in Gaza has risen to 50 Israeli soldiers and 1,030 Palestinians according to a recent UN report.
Young Soldiers Hailed as Heroes
Three soldiers on vacation from CFB Gagetown are being hailed as heroes after pulling a seriously injured woman from a burning pickup truck late Sunday afternoon.
Corner Brook Pedestrian Struck by Truck
An elderly man is in hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a truck.
New Mount Pearl Recreation Centre Named
The new recreation facility in Mount Pearl will be known as the Summit Centre.
Island Heats up with High Humidity
Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for the next couple of days warning of high humidity.
Additional Charges Handed to Contractor Accused of Fraud
A contractor accused of defrauding his customers has been handed 14 additional charges at provincial court.
Tely 10 Runner Recovering in Hospital
Mark Didham is one of two people who ended up being admitted to hospital in critical condition after overheating during the popular race.
Voices for Choice Rally in St. John's
About 15 supporters took to the street to promote choices for women when it comes to abortions.
Daffodil Place Target of Strange Thefts
Daffodil Place in St. John's is considering increasing lighting outside its premises after being targeted by thieves in a number of recent incidents.
Autopsy Set for Body Pulled from Water
An autopsy is scheduled on the body of a man recovered from the water near Shallow Bay in Gros Morne National Park on the island's west coast.
Scheduling Causing Delays for Bell Island Ferry
With two boats on the run across the Tickle, some people say both crews are taking their lunch breaks at the same time which is causing long line-ups.
Burin RCMP Search for Marine Store Robbers
Burin Peninsula RCMP are looking for the two men responsible for a break-in at Pardy's Recreation and Marine.
Teen Claims First NL Win at Francophone Games
Thirteen-year-old Heidi Dewling took the only medal in the media portion of the leadership competition, after conducting interviews, doing radio announcements and writing articles - all in French.
City In Favour of Decibel Meters for RNC
The RNC has proposed a project that would see at least one officer outfitted with a decibel meter to measure exhaust modifications, but the project hasn't yet been approved.
Some Salmon Rivers Reopen after Rainfall
A few of the Salmon rivers previously closed due to high temperatures have now re-opened in Zones 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11.
RNC Release Video of Kenmount Road Robbery
The RNC have released a video of a July 12th robbery in which a man and woman entered the Ultramar on Kenmount Road, demanding cash and cigarettes before fleeing the scene.

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