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Aug 1 , 2014
Ruling on Saunders Trial Expected Today
A ruling is expected today on whether the murder case of Loretta Saunders will go to trial.
Nelson Hart Likely to Go Free
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that evidence gathered through a 'Mr. Big' sting operation was inadmissible in court.
Decision Coming on Father in Child Abuse Case
The husband of a woman described as 'the worst mother ever' by her own daughter will be at Harbour Grace Provincial Court today.
Memorial Service for Murder Victim this Weekend
31-year-old Bobby Pitcher's body was found in a gravel lot off Seascape Drive Monday morning.
Hottest July Ever
July 2014, will go down in history as the warmest month ever in St. John's - beating the previous 1874 record by 1.4 degrees.
Efford Seeks Liberal Nom in Port de Grave
The son of former MHA and cabinet minister John Efford, Lee Efford is seeking the Liberal nomination in the district of Port de Grave.
Fire Ban Back On in Bay Roberts
The town of Bay Roberts has once again implemented a complete fire ban on outside fires.
George Street Safe to Enjoy, Says Association
The George Street Association says police calls to the bar district are down to date this year when compared to years previous.
RNC Search for Leads on Armed Robbery
Two men, wearing dark coloured hoodies and armed with knives, made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.
Woman Recovering after Accidental Shooting
RCMP say the woman was injured after the unintentional discharge of a firearm.
Home Invasion Lands Duo Back in Court
Two men are due in court this morning after a home invasion last night in the centre of St. John's.
Gaza Vigil Hopes for Peace
It took over ten minutes to read a list of the children killed in the attack so far.
Public Steps up when Thieves Strike Charities
The Community Sector Council is encouraged by the public's response to recent thefts targeting local charities.
Placentia gets Dock Upgrade
Minister Susan Sullivan took a trip to Placentia yesterday to announce $100,000 for the upgrade.
Long Harbour Moves Forward on Development
Over $818,000 from the government was matched by ACOA for Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights, about five minutes from Vale's site.
Bell Island is a Beehive of Activity
Mayor Gary Gosine says its been a long time since Bell Island has enjoyed the level of activity it is now seeing.
Blue Sky Decision won't Affect Stephenville: O'Brien
A decision involving a group home proposed for Marystown isn't changing the town of Stephenville's ruling on a similar facility in that town.
Muskrat Oversight Said Nothing New: Osborne
Opposition parties say a report from the Muskrat Falls oversight committee contained little in the way of substance.
Workers Falling Ill in Heat, NAPE
Eastern Health says it's taking a number of measures to help residents and staff at Golden Heights Manor in Bonavista cope with the heat and humidity at the facility.
Provincial Sports Page
Softball, soccer, Harness Racing.
Thursday's Scores/Friday's Schedule
Six in a row for the Jays.
Jul 31 , 2014
Supreme Court Rules To Reject Evidence in Nelson Hart Case
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Nelson Hart's charter rights may have been violated by evidence gathered against him through a so-called 'Mr. Big' sting operation.
July 2014 Warmest Month in St. John's since 1874
As the month comes to an end, St. John's International recorded 19 days in July with temperatures above 25 degrees.
Eastern Health Confirms Surgeries Cancelled Due to Lack of Beds
Eastern Health confirms that three elective surgeries were called off due to 'over capacity'.
Accused Fraudster Facing Dozens of Charges
53-year-old James Dwyer is currently in custody.
NAPE Workers Demonstrate to Protest Conditions
For the second day in a row, workers at Golden Heights Manor in Bonavista are holding a lunch hour demonstration to protest working conditions at the facility.
Canadian Blood Services Pleading for Donors
Spokesperson Dawn Meadus says back in June the national blood inventory was at its lowest level in five years.
Man Accused of Animal Cruelty Has 23 Outstanding Charges
35-year-old Ross Martin faces charges stemming from last December when seven dogs were seized from a home in Upper Gullies.
Cat Rescued from Rubble of Building
Dexter the cat has been reunited with its owner after being trapped for a number of days in the rubble of a burnt out furniture warehouse in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
Groundwork Laid for Muskrat Falls Oversight Committee
The Oversight Committee is made up of senior government officials.
Crow Cause of CBS Power Outage
An outage stretching from Paradise to Kelligrews this morning was caused after a crow came into contact with substation equipment according to Newfoundland Power.
Quick Work Made of Parade Street Fire
The blaze on Parade Street broke out around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Woman Accused of Threatening School Called to Court
49-year-old Nancy Harte allegedly called police making threats.
Funding Announced for Long Harbour Industrial Park
Minister Susan Sullivan announced over $818,000 in provincial money for the Long Harbour industrial park. That amount is being matched by ACOA.
Gas Prices Climbing Again
Gas has climbed by about a third of a cent a litre. Diesel is up by more than two cents while furnace oil and stove oil are both up by 1.8 cents.
Man Arrested on Numerous Firearm Charges
Police say a concerned citizen reported seeing a man in a vehicle with a firearm in the centre of St. John's around 2:30 am.
Tely 10 Considering Extra Water and Other Changes
The popular event drew record numbers, but high temperatures resulted in a number of people being taken to hospital with heat-related illnesses.
Husky Busy with South White Rose Extension
Spokesperson Colleen McConnell says installation vessels have started arriving for the 2014 installation program.
Newfoundlanders not Adapted to the Heat: Doctor
The province's Chief Medical Officer of Health says Newfoundlanders are simply not used to the heat being experienced this summer.
Group Home Wins Marystown Appeal
The Eastern Regional Appeal Board sided with Blue Sky in its application to establish a location in Marystown.
Galgay Forced Out of PC Party, Put on 'Restricted' List
Jonathan Galgay has been forced to withdraw his party membership after publicly supporting one of the candidates for PC leadership.
Vigil for Gaza Victims Tonight
Event organizer Bill Hynd says he is concerned the civilian toll of the conflict sometimes gets buried under the politics.
Potential PC Leaders Pick Up More Endorsements
More members of the party have come forward to throw their support behind Davis and Ottenheimer.
Concern as CRA Targets Anti-Poverty Charities
Charities across the country are fearful they'll be targeted for CRA audits.
RNC in Lab City Looking for Stolen Canoe
Police say sometime between July 11 and July 19, a foldable canoe was taken from an area off the Trans-Labrador Highway.
Government House Bustling During Garden Party
The social event saw hundreds of people mingle and enjoy local entertainment.
Wednesday's Scores/Thursday's Schedule
Jays win fifth in a row.
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.

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