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May 26 , 2016
New DNA Evidence Found in Dana Bradley Murder Investigation
RCMP say they have new DNA evidence in the Dana Bradley murder investigation.
Questions Linger on Martin Severance, Premier Stays Tight Lipped
Premier Ball is staying tight lipped while the Justice Department investigates Ed Martin's controversial severance.
Federal Government Did Not Stipulate Levy Changes: Premier
After yesterday's federal loan deferral announcement, the Premier and Finance Minister said the best use of the allowance was changing the levy.
Unit 2 at Holyrood Generating Station Currently Offline
Unit 2 at the Holyrood Generating station is currently offline due to equipment issues discovered this morning.
$32,000 Raise for Judges Not Expected to Be Approved: Parsons
Parsons says despite risk of a lawsuit for denying the increase, he doesn't expect the raise to be approved.
Buddy's Book Club Celebrates Fifth Annual Launch
Thousands of children have participated in the program this far, and this year is seeing major growth.
Jaws of Life Used in Cement Truck Accident
Port Saunders and Rocky Harbour RCMP responded to an accident, where a cement truck left the roadway.
Eight-Year-Old Raises $1,000 with 'Fort McFlurries'
Jeffrey Critch may be eight years old, but he's already managed to contribute a lot to the Fort McMurray cause.
Teachers Express Concern About Education Cuts in Burin Rally
Teachers on the Burin Peninsula held a rally in Burin this afternoon to express their concerns about cuts to Education in the latest provincial government budget.
Animal Rescue Group Seeking Help Locating Dog in Paradise
"Bella" a brown terrier was recently rescued from Bell Island, but made an escape from the home taking care of her.
15 Local Students Receive Research Inspired Enrichment Awards
The awards ranging from $6,500 to $15,000 are presented to students who demonstrate excellence in science, technology, engineering and math.
RCMP Lay 800 Traffic Charges During Road Safety Week
RCMP had a busy Road Safety Week, stopping more than 2,600 drivers and laying 800 charges.
Contamination Scatters Bell Island Family
A Bell Island family is having a tough time finding a new place to live after their rental home was condemned.
Brace Yourself: Gas is Up and Going Even Higher
The pumps are seeing another increase today, but that's nothing compared to what's coming next week.
Brent Crude Breaks $50 Mark for First Time in Over Six Months
While prices bottomed out under $28 per barrel at the beginning of the year, Brent Crude hasn't been above $50 since November third.
Arrest Made After St. John's Armed Robbery
A man who went into the store with his face masked left with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes.
Levy Change Reactions: It's a First Step
Those reacting to changes in the Deficit Reduction Levy welcome the news, but say it's only the first step on the long path of fixing the budget.
Concerned Parents and Students Protest at Confederation Building
About 150 people attended the grassroots organized 'I Heart EDU' protest yesterday.
Charges Laid After Corner Brook Assault
The incident happened at about 2:30 yesterday afternoon on Mount Bernard Avenue.
Traditional Techniques to be Honoured at New Engineering Office
A local engineering firm is working with the Wooden Boat Museum to help preserve the province's heritage engineering.
List of Charges in Axe-Wielding, Mattress Burning Rampage
28-year-old Joshua Collins appeared in Gander court yesterday.
Coast Guard to Begin Maintenance on Sunken Vessel
Coast Guard officials are prepared to begin regular maintenance on the Manolis L, the bulk paper carrier sitting on the bottom of Hamilton Sound near Change Islands.
Filibuster Unlikely After Changes to Levy: NDP
NDP Leader Earle McCurdy says he'll consult with the caucus but the filibuster doesn't seem likely.
Ball's 43% Drop in Approval Ratings 'Unprecedented': Angus Reid
In just a few months, Ball went from a 60 per cent approval rating to just 17 per cent, coming in dead last among the country's premiers.
Funding Helps Carbonear Forge Ahead with Downtown Development
The Town of Carbonear is forging ahead with a Downtown Development Plan with some help from the federal government.
CNA to Offer Applied Degree Programs
Government says it means the college can expand its course offerings and enhance its abilities to compete in a global market.
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May 25 , 2016
Nalcor Received Verbal Legal Opinion on $1.4-Million Severance: Officials
Nalcor officials confirmed they sought out and received legal opinion in the case of Ed Martin's million dollar severance.
RNC Advise Drivers to Slow Down after Hydroplaning Accident
One person was sent to hospital after this accident this evening on the Outer Ring Road.
Deficit Reduction Levy Dropped for Most Residents
74 per cent of tax filers will no longer have to pay the controversial deficit reduction levy.
VIDEO: Cormorant Medevacs Passenger From Cruise Off NL Coast
A Cormorant from the 103 Rescue Squadron in Gander was tasked to remove a woman from a ship about 50 nautical miles from St. John's.
Former Premier to Chair Independent Appointments Committee
Five people have been named as potential appointees to the first edition of the Independent Appointments Commission.
Lane Stands Firm Despite Changes to Deficit Levy
Independent MHA Paul Lane says he's happy to see changes made to the levy, but it doesn't change his stance on the budget.
You Can't Quit, You're Fired!: Confusion Continues Over Ed Martin Severance
On Tuesday, the Premier said Nalcor's former Board of Directors fired former CEO Ed Martin "without cause" allowing Martin to collect the pay. This flies in the face of previous statements by the Premier and Nalcor about Martin's resignation.
Ball Drops in Polls: NL Premier Now Least Popular in Canada
Premier Dwight Ball is the least popular premier in the country according to the latest Angus Reid survey released today.
CBSA Updates Case Involving Unusual Weapons
The Canada Border Services Agency is updating a case involving a large number of unusual prohibited weapons dating back to 2013.
Federal Funding Assists Point Leamington Plant Expansion
Superior Glove Works in Point Leamington is expanding with the help of federal funding help announced this morning.
Lineup for 16th Annual Nickel Film Festival Announced
The five day festival takes place from June 14 to 18 will showcase 55 films from ten different countries.
Heat Wave About to Cool Off Big Time
The heat wave continues this morning on the Avalon Peninsula with temperatures already reaching the high teens, but that's dropping off tomorrow.
Grand Falls-Windsor Pushes Back Mud Fest Dates
The town of Grand Falls-Windsor has pushed back the dates for this year's Mud Fest.
Corner Brook RNC Conclude Sudden Death Investigation
An intensive investigation was launched when the body of a 51-year-old was found in 2013.
Black Bear Sightings Reported on Avalon Peninsula
Forestry and Agrifoods says it has received a number of recent reports of bear sightings in the St. Mary's Bay area.
Warm Weather Means Brush Fires for St. John's Regional
Another brush fire in the metro area was handled quickly by St. John's Regional Fire Dept over the supper hour.
Three Young Women Rescued From Gull Pond
Three young women took a rubber dinghy out on Gull Pond near Sunshine Rotary Park when their boat began losing air.
City Saves Baird Cottage from Wrecking Ball, But Concerns Raised on Owner's Rights
Baird Cottage is safe from demolition but the City of St. John's may not be safe from legal action.
Gas on the Rise Again
Gas is on the rise once again, according to the Consumer Group for Fair Gas Prices.
Bill 20 Passes in HoA: Gas Tax Doubles in June
On June 2 the province's gas tax will double, increasing by 16.5 cents per litre.
Parts of Labrador May Be Spared Gas Hike
Bill 23 stipulates that gasoline sold in Labrador City, Wabush and along the south coast from the Quebec border to Red Bay will have their gas tax capped at 23 cents per litre.
Federation of School Councils Rally at Confederation Building Today
All citizens are invited by the group to come together.

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