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Aug 4 , 2015
Memorial University Water Tests Taken Improperly, Lead not an Issue in Drinking Water
The campus closed Friday because tests came back showing, in one case, 4.5 times the maximum allowable concentration of lead according to Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines.
Chris Hyndman of 'Steven and Chris' Has Died
Christopher Hyndman grew up in Paradise and starred in three seasons of "Designer Guys."
Victim of Fatal Helicopter Crash Near Rigolet Identified
Pete was one of three men in the Canadian Helicopters aircraft that crashed west of Rigolet Thursday.
Six Months in Jail for Woman Convicted in String of Thefts
41-year-old Angela Whelan had just been released from prison on unrelated theft charges when she was caught stealing several items from various stores in the Avalon Mall last year.
Apartment Fire in Deer Lake
RCMP and Deer Lake fire crews remain on the scene at an apartment fire in the community.
Randy Simms Announces Plan to Run for Liberals in Mount Pearl North
Simms' candidacy means a battle of current and former mayors in Mount Pearl, as current MHA Steve Kent will re re-running for the Mount Pearl North seat.
Crews Cleaning Up Aftermath of Tractor Trailer Fire near Whitbourne
There's not much left to a tractor trailer that caught fire on the TCH. The truck caught fire around midnight last night about five miles east of Whitbourne.
Fair Weather Forecast for Regatta
The forecast is looking good for the races tomorrow, and the Regatta Committee says they're taking steps to make it easier on attendees looking to spend some time at the booths.
Thief Raids Home As Family Sleeps
Jeff LeDrew says he woke up to a creaking sound outside his bedroom and saw a shadow in the hall. Then he realized the thief had already been in their room as his wallet and his wife's purse were gone.
Lewisporte Mussel Bed Soiree Gets Underway Tomorrow
Already a huge success this year, for the first time ever, Saturday night's Concert in the Park headlining Johnny Reid has sold out.
Man Charged with Doing Donuts on Kenmount Road Due in Court Next Month
A 24-year-old man from the Goulds has been charged in relation to an incident of dangerous driving on Kenmount Road.
Ball Announces Priority Commitments for Seniors
Under a Liberal government, all seniors aged 70 years and older in the province would benefit from annual Healthy Living Assessments at no cost to the individual.
Man Accused in California Stabbing Rampage Due in Court
Theodore Norvell, a MUN professor, and his daughter were visiting his sister's family in the small town of Laytonville when a young man went on an unprovoked stabbing rampage.
NDP MHA Shares Business Community Concerns on P3s
Lorraine Michael was responding to a letter sent to Premier Paul Davis from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
Norcon Galatea Ferry Out of Service Due to Mechanical Issue
The Earl Winsor is now operating on a one ferry schedule servicing Fogo Island and Change Islands.
All Clear After Atlantic Place Evacuated
The building has been evacuated as St. John's Regional Firetrucks converge on Water Street.
Lock Your Cars: Thefts from Vehicles on the Rise in Central
Police remind the public to keep valuables out of sight, remove personal items, and keep their vehicles secured.
RNC Look for Suspect in Subway Armed Robbery
Police say a lone male entered the Subway on Commonwealth Avenue around 1:30 a.m. on July 4th. He was armed with a weapon and demanded cash before fleeing the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount.
Mealy Mountains National Park A Long Time Coming: Lawyer
The national park reserve protects 10,700 square kilometres of land, making it one of the largest protected areas in eastern North America.
Replacement of NL Student Loans with Grants a Win for Student Advocates
Travis Perry with the Canadian Federation of Students says removing that debt load from students, even by a small amount, will pay off in the long run.
Former Wish Kid Donating Song Proceeds
Abby Quigley realized her wish of recording an original song with her favourite local group Everglow last year thanks to the Children's Wish Foundation.
Brothers Finish Cross-Country Bike Ride on Clean Water Awareness
The Water Cycle Project looks to bring clean water to communities around the world.
Provincial Sports Page
Soccer, basketball, fastpitch
Monday's Scores/Tuesday's Schedule
Jays win again
Aug 3 , 2015
Hail, Hail Go Away
Coming off the worst July in history, August has started off on a much better note, but in Central Newfoundland yesterday afternoon, hail caught people by surprise.
Analysts Concerned about Unorthodox Election Season
Parliament has been dissolved and a federal election triggered, to take place on October 19th.
Man Facing Charges Unable to Serve House Arrest due to Lack of Housing
The 40-year-old is facing 27 fraud-related charges and has been prepared to plead guilty for some time.
Cold, Wet July All Bermuda's Fault
The coldest July on record in the St. John's area may have been because of the absence of a traditional high pressure system which would normally sit over Bermuda this time of year, giving us those warm southwesterly winds.
Water Testing Ongoing at Memorial University Campus
The University is awaiting the results of testing from samples taken from all 50 buildings but says results to date show there's no widespread issue with lead contamination.
'Newfoundland Moose' Sets Record at Special Olympics World Games
42-year-old Jackie Barrett, also known as the Newfoundland Moose, won three gold medals and one silver medal.
Federal NDP Have More Candidates in Place
Claudette Menchenton is running in the district of Coast of Bays-Central Notre Dame. In Labrador, Edward Rudkowski will represent the NDP.
Gemma Hickey Finishes 900 km Walk at Mount Cashel Memorial
The Pathways Foundation seeks to provide support to survivors of abuse at religious institutions.
Art Installation on New Convention Centre Complete
Commissioned in 2013, "Aftermath (cracking up)" was created by Newfoundland-based painter and book artist Tara Bryan.
Truck Driver Robbed Outside Port aux Basques
A semi-truck driver was forced to pull over and robbed on Sunday by three men in a black jeep.
NL Hydro Files $180M Spending Plan for 2016
Hydro presented its capital budget to the Public Utilities Board on Friday, in it Hydro details 120 projects.
CFIB Asking for Regulatory Framework on P3s
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says doing so would ensure greater transparency and accountability to the public.
'Move Over' Laws Still Being Ignored
The 'Move Over' law has been in place for about a year, but police say they still have to watch their backs when responding to incidents on the highways.
Man Charged After Excessive 911 Calls
The 53-year-old was charged in the wee hours Sunday after he called 911 several times for issues that were not of an emergency nature.
Nickel Film Fest Soldiering On After $5,000 Fraud
The Executive Director of the Nickel, Melissa Carrera, says the Film Festival is dealing with the issues before the courts and will continue on in spite of it all.
Some Movement on Manolis L Salvage
After 30 years on the bottom of Notre Dame Bay, steps are being taken to address the situation surrounding the leaking hull of the Manolis L.
More Calls for Extended Fishery After Mucky July
The recreational fishery began on July 18th and lasts until August 9th, with an additional 9 days in September. But as most will tell you, nearly half of the days so far have been unfit.
Coffee and Company Closing Up Shop
Another long-time fixture on Water Street is closing its doors.
Provincial Sports Page
Softball, soccer
Sunday's Scores/Monday's Schedule
Blue Jays take three of four from Kansas City.
Aug 2 , 2015
Foot Chase Results in Impaired Arrest
One of a number of drunk driving cases on the west coast over the last 24 hours.
Driver Charged; Owes $15K in Fines
The accused was also prohibited from driving anywhere in Canada.
Hope Walk Ends in St. John's
Gemma Hickey set out from Port aux Basques last month to raise support for survivors of clergy abuse.
Five Liberals in Central Nomination Race
Five want the nomination.
Funeral Arrangements Made For Woman Who Died in NS Prison
Camille Strickland-Murphy was found unresponsive in her cell Tuesday.
Semicolon Tattoo a Reminder for Local Man
Geoff Seymour opens up about why he chose to get a semicolon tattoo.

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